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 Post subject: Re: Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp feedback
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Hi bushhugger.

Berg-en-dal is a very well-run camp with nice accommodation. The staff are friendly and efficient. The area has good sightings and is very pretty.

One word of warning, however, be very aware of the vervet monkeys. They will help you unpack your car when you arrive (don't leave the car boot/doors open between trips taking stuff to chalet) and will sneak into your chalet if you leave the door/s open for a moment - especially if you are standing at the braai.

Have a great trip and wonderful sightings!

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Ian Grant wrote:
Hi All

I will be going to B&D for the first time in roughly 20yrs, in June.

Having not been in the area for some time, other than passing through, I am unaware of the best sundowner spots (Alcohol free, of course :whistle:) close to camp.

Can anyone recommend the best place to stop off, for a quiet few minutes right at the end of the day?



Matjulu waterhole about 4-5km from camp on the S110


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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:43 am 
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Have to Agree with GlenD

I have had many a special sighting at that waterhole in the afternoon :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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Marge wrote:
Have booked a FA6 unit and would like to know the layout of the bathroom/s and toilet.

Is there a separate toilet and also is there a toilet in the bathroom?

Thanks. :D


Hi! Marge

The toilet and shower are under one room for FA6 units.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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Hi! Marge

I went to check the set up myself yesterday and this is how it is. We have two single beds in the sitting room. one bedroom with double bed and the other one with two single beds. Toilet, shower and bath are in separate rooms. Each has its own door. Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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I'm sure you will like it Marge! It's a wonderful camp in a beautiful landscape.
If you are also interested in birds you shouldn't miss the opportunity to look for them inside the camp as well :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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A lovely camp with much to do... Following the walking trial inside the camp, sitting on a bench at the waterhole etc... Lots of birds and animals in the camp... Last year during my visit, I saw additional to the ground squirrels, a leopard tortoise, a rock monitor and a honey badger... :dance: Not sure if the honey badger is a permanent resident, but was awesome to see one of those again... I am sure you will love Berg and Dal!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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Hi flying cheetah,

Thanks for that input - and yes we are avid bird lovers, and looking forward to the natural bush feel there

Hi mfezi,

We so enjoy the small critters in the park as well. Not all about the big 5!! Can spend hours watching the little creatures as well.

Just love the whole experience, and what impressed me the most - a couple of years ago a vehicle was stopped on the side of the road and we stopped to chat . What pleased me so was that these were overseas visitors and they were enjoyed watching a lizard! So impressive :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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Hi,

Looking at booking 2 nights at Berg En Dal in November and probably going to go for a BA3 unit. Can anyone tell me what numbers these are so I can have a look on the map, and also if there is a particular number that you would recommend.
Alternatively should I pay the extra and get a perimeter unit, and again if I do that, any number that I should request?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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I think it's absolutely worth to stay in a peremiter unit. I was in unit 27 the last two trips and was very happy there :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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Kirsty, you should be able to see the # of the BA3's from This map

I think whether you get a perimeter bungalow also depends on how much time you plan on spending in camp as to whether it warrants the extra cost.
But it is nice to be able to sit on the veranda and look either into the bush or dam I must say.
We have just stayed in a BA3U # 81 and altho it wasn't the best view it was OK.
we only arrived there late so had about 30 minutes before it was too dark to see anything.
I would say next door # 80 was the better option.
We did have the Genet come visiting early evening and during the night a Hyena must have walked right on the fence line calling very loudly.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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My Friend and I have decided on an impromptu weekend away this coming weekend.
By sheer dumb luck I managed to get 2 consecutive nights camping at Berg & Dal for Friday & Saturday night. :dance:

Seeing as I have never camped in Kruger before, any hints or tips specifically for this camp ?

ALL help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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What fantastic luck :mrgreen:

Some tips for Camping in Kruger:
1.Arrive early
2.Keep your food box locked in your car/caravan/trailer
3.Bring a clip. lock or cable tie to secure your tent zips. Baboons at Berg en Dal can open zips
4.Relax and enjoy

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Enjoy your trip

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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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Thanks so much Spargish...think I am well covered, but I definitely did not think about a lock for the tent!! :whistle: Good tip !

We are off tomorrow, as I managed to get another night at Berg-en-Dal..the gods must be smiling down on me...


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 Post subject: Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp
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So excited :dance:
Every time we drive between Skekuza and Malelane past the turnoff, we say “one day”.
Now we eventually are having our first ever stay in Berg-en-Dal coming up very soon. We’ve managed to book a BA3U unit (in the higher 20’s) :D
I see the camp offer a lot for during the day. But I am not too familiar with the immediate surroundings
I need some forumite advice on our planned early morning self-drives and late afternoon self drives?
What are the best roads to travel in the morning vs afternoon? What roads should I rather avoid all together?
How well preserved are the ‘rock-art’ if one do go on the bush walk
Any advice will be appreciated :mrgreen:

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