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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:49 am

Don't think the wetness has got anything to do with it. Pkop gets the most rain in the whole Park and it is host to good cheetah populations.

The environment just don't suit cheetah. They like open flat terrain which BnD is not.

I was very surprised to hear about your cheetah sightings there. Well done indeed.
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Unread postby christo » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:58 am

Cheetah sightings were noted frequently (mother & 1 cub) during Dec03/Jano4 around Malelane camp turnoff. We've only managed to pick up their tracks, did not get the sighting though.
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Over the Matjulu bridge

Unread postby craigsa » Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:28 am

Over the Matjulu bridge
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Unread postby Fizzpop » Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:48 am

wildtuinman wrote:Wow, some great sightings there, although I am very surprised with cheetah in the area. Never thought of it as great cheetah country. Has anyone else seen cheetah here?


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Saw Cheetah on the road from Malelane Gate Road to B&D Camp in these years 96, 97 and 99. I have not since seen them in the area. Have not visited B&G last two years though, so not up to date on recent cheetah sighting there.
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Unread postby Freda » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:25 am

Hi drp_69 and welcome :)
No problem at all with Berg-en-dal, it's a lovely camp.
It is one of the more modern camps, only 20+ years old and nearer the edge of the Kruger than most, which could be the reason they still have accommodation.
It has a nice restaurant, shop and petrol station.
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Unread postby Jazil » Tue May 16, 2006 11:12 pm

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It is on the S114 and is the Timfenheni just before the S121.
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Unread postby Albert » Thu May 18, 2006 8:25 am

Just came across this on my PC here... from a trip to Kruger in April of 2003, near the turnoff to Malelane on the way to Berg-en-Dal.
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:41 pm

Berg-En-Dal I rate 10/10.

It is Stunning :!:

Love the rondavels, shops, breil trail, vegetation, pool, animals in camp and much more .

I love Berg-En-Dal :!: :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby luislang » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:53 pm

Have just returned from Kruger & a two night stay at B&D. It was great! I took some pics thinking of Gwen & you guys going there in August :mrgreen: . There are no bungalows with views of the dam, only bush views. I think after good rains some could have views of the dams inflow, but otherwise not. Here are some pics of the two bungalows with the best views.

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Otherwise no 25 - 27 & no 31. They all have some sort of view.

The lions & hyeanas were very vocal on both nights that we were there and we saw lots including a LITS.
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Unread postby Stephen » Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:09 pm

:D Greetings from Berg & Dal

Thank you very much Luislang for the pics and all of you making a positive contribution to Berg & Dal marketing :D .
Coming from Biyamiti, I had my doubts about the beauty of a big camp.
However, going through the camp I realised how stunning the camp really is (maybe with the exception of the camping area but that is going to change).
We are busy with upgradings to the facilities (bungalows and camping) and when around please come and say hello, I might have a moment to show off some of the improvements already started by my predecessor.

For LIT's and predators (not that leopard is not a predator) I have been at B&D now for three weeks and seen them all between here and Malelane / Afsaal. (Just saw a lioness this afternoon about three hundred meters from the gate 8) ).
We also had two leopard camping up a tree just in from Malelane gate last week and I saw a lioness with three cubs crossing the road there as well.

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Unread postby naomi c » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:51 pm

We love to camp at Berg en Dal - have stayed there many times. It will be interesting to know what changes will be made to the camping area. Please do not change it like Lower Sabie!!

We have always been lucky when staying there - particularly with wild dogs. On our last stay I was the only one getting up early the last morning and was rewarded with a beautiful leopard on a boulder - LOB?!

It is one of our favourite camps in Kruger.

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Unread postby Stephen » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:50 am

:D Hallo Naomi
I am glad to meet more and more Berg & Dal faithful.
It is indeed a beautiful camp and possibilities in game viewing is excellent.
Had lions roaring our ears off again this morning 8) .
We are going to level our camping again, it needs some work on the wash away areas.
The idea is to demarcate our sites better, but we are not aiming at anything like LS.
We will also not be allocating specific sites, rather let it still be a first come first choice scenario.
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:16 pm

blasian wrote:I posted this in the 'Advice Needed' section under my thread 'Berg-en-Dal: Good for a first timer?'. Thought I'd post it here too in case more people check this section.

Just a question about safety in the camp. I've read on a few post that animals get into the camp. Are these just the odd monkey or something a tad more sinister? Also, I really think it would be such an awesome experience to do a perimeter fence walk at night with a torch (I'll be totally freaking out, but hey, you only live once). Is this safe? I read you're advised not to walk on the track near the dam. Is this at night or all the time? I really don't want to finally get to Kruger just to become leopard feed... :wink:

Just give me a virtual slap if you think I'm being paranoid. Or stupid. Or both... :P


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But there's nothing wrong with being on your toes though. Yes leopard have been dealing out it's share of stitches in the camp before, but you have a better chance of winning the lotto. Vervets and baboons may be far more your visiting type of animals there.

There is a warning not to walk along the fence at night next to the Matjulu dam. So don't take it lightly, unless you are like me... fearless and stoopid! :lol: :lol: :twisted: Nothing better then sitting in the absolute dark with the thought of fear creeping up and down your spine. :twisted:
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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:49 pm

I remember walking along the fence a couple of years ago and we came across a nice herd of Ellies browsing in the reeds just on the other side of the wires, and suddenly that fence didn't look all that strong and secure somehow. :shock: :?
Definitely don't think I would like to do that walk in the dark, my imagination would be enough to scare me half to death. :wink:
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Unread postby blasian » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:43 am

Okay... Think I'll be walking in broad daylight... :roll:

I know we aren't visiting for a while, but where do you find maps for the roads we should be exploring around the camp?
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