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Re: lower sabie

Unread postby Elephantears » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:24 pm

Apologies to ilovenationalparks for using your post.
I am somewhat confused by looking at the Camp map and its description of the bungalows. I have a reservation for a BD2U but no such bungalows are on the map all are listed as BG2U except for a couple of BD3Z!
Could anyone please tell me which bungalows have the best view of the river from no 3 to 24 and 76 to 96?
Thank you very much.

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Re: lower sabie

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:58 pm

Elephantears, have a look at Index to Best Unit Numbers
and if you look at the Map I think the ones on the left, old BG2U's are the new BD2U's and the ones on the right hand side are the BD3U's.
We are still waiting for the new map to be released.
Also have a look at some of the pics and comments in the Accommodation Photos
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Re: lower sabie

Unread postby Guzz » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:34 am

I have also booked 3 nights in lower Sabie in the BD2U units, and wondering... Should the BD3U units become available, should I swap, or are the BD2U units better?

We are 2 adults with 2 toddlers, so the 3rd bed isn't really that important. We'll make a bed on the floor for the kids anyway. So I'm guessing the only real difference between the 2 is the kitchen inside vs kitchen outside?

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby Guzz » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:11 pm

I'll be spending a few nights in Lower Sabie in August. One thing I've been trying to plan is the morning trips from Lower Sabie. I like to take a 2 hour drive from the camp I'm staying in, and then have breakfast at a picnic spot. What are the options from Lower Sabie. Nkuhlu seems a bit close, and Afsaal seems a bit far. Are there other options that are not shown on the online map? eg. Does Croc Bridge have a picnic area with gas braai facilities? Similarly, does the day vistor's area at Skukuza have gas braai facilities? Or what do the regular Lower Sabie visitors do?

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:29 pm

Guzz, apart from the ones you have mentioned there is the Mlondozi Picnic Site a very popular one with a lovely view.
Can get very busy during high season.

Skukuza is actually one of our favourites one as they are all quite private and you are surrounded by bush.
The do the gas with skottels.

Skukuza Day visitors Site

I must admit I haven't seen any gas braais at Croc Bridge but do know there are a few where you can make a fire in.

We often do a full day round trip from L.S up the H10 to Tshokwane picnic site and then back down the H1-2 across the high level bridge and down the H4-1 back to camp.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby Porridge » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:49 pm

Mlondozi is a very definite must, Guzz. You can rent a gas bottle and skottel there, and the view is stunning.

It's also a favourite spot for predators to hang around which did not help with my wife's blood pressure the last time I took her there. The baboons were alarm barking, and yours truly goes wandering off to see what they're worried about. She was less than impressed :)

Of course, I prefer Makhadzi or Pafuri picnic spots, but that's a bit far to go from LS for some bacon and eggs :P
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby suebfly » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:47 am

I am totally confused regarding the BD2U & BD3U cottages!! The photos are mostly out of date as they have renovated and I am still not sure which photos depict which cottage type. Which ones are the best? Firstly for views and secondly for outlay? Any clarification would be hugely appreciated. We have just stayed in one of the tents and until they renovate them I think I will give the BD2U or BD3U's a try. Has anyone posted recent photos on Roaneric's wonderful page?

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby kite » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:25 am

There are photos on Roaneric's page.
The BD2U's give a living outdoor feel, with the kitchen on the veranda, close to the action at the braai!

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby STORMA » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:55 pm

Hi All

I will be spending 7 nights in the LST2 Safari Tents in Lower Sabie in April next year - unfortunately no perimeter tents available. Any advice on the best LST2 locations will be appreciated - tents 14 and 15 are already taken :cry:

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby duncanblizzard » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:05 pm

We keep trading up as things become available and currently have T15 reserved. I can see that some of the disabled tents are being made available 30 days before the reserved date. Thus, we might soon have an option for one of those. The map makes T21 look like it's not really on the perimeter, and we don't know if T22 is already reserved.

If a disabled perimeter tent becomes available, are both of those better than T15 which we already have reserved? We felt quite lucky to get any safari tent and would still be happy with T15.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:51 am

Duncanblizzard, the disabled tented accommodation at Lower Sabie is particularly nice. I would say, ''go for it''. :thumbs_up: I feel the same way as you do about the tents. I really love them.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:01 am

You can also see some great pics of quite a few of the tents Accommodations photos
Just scroll down the page a bit.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby Obelix » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:48 am

Hi All. Has anyone perhaps stayed in the Family Bungalows FU5 before? From the photo's it seems as if it is actually two (separate) rooms with separate entrances from the 'stoep'. And on the website it also says 'no interleading doors'. How does this work? We will be staying there with three kids and it won't be ideal if the rooms are not 'linked' inside (hopefully you know what I mean). Many thanks.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:37 am

Obelix - the FU5's are really great accommodation. There is a stoep with sliding doors leading to a general living area/kitchen/dining room - and from there two sliding doors lead to two separate rooms, each with own bathroom. Although there is no interleading door between the two rooms, the two rooms and sliding doors are next to each other - facing the living area. I do not think it will be a problem :hmz:

The view from these units are just stunning, very near to the fence and river.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread postby wild bill » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:24 pm

hi Obelix
We have stayed in the FU5 the last 2 years and the jury is still out on that one.It is fantastic for kids being right opposite the swimming pool,but it is also right next to the hostel type accomodation of the EH2,3,5 type and can get really noisy during the school holidays.Last year they were also still building and renovating around it,so I would check before I do a booking.The unit itself not bad although no interleading doors,basically 1 kitchen/living area and 2 bedrooms.


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