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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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Please let us know when Tshokwane opens again. I hope it will be in time for the June 2012 school holidays, since we're planning to go there!


Indeed Tshokwane Picninc spot has been re-opened. We will publish the KNP Flood update shortly :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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Thanks Lesego, that's really good news!!
Any idea when the road btween Satara and Letaba will be reopened? :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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Lesego wrote:
spydr wrote:
Please let us know when Tshokwane opens again. I hope it will be in time for the June 2012 school holidays, since we're planning to go there!


Indeed Tshokwane Picninc spot has been re-opened. We will publish the KNP Flood update shortly :D



That is good news!!!!!
Our favourite picknickspot is open again.

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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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That is fantastic news Lesego!! :dance: I will definitely be stopping there on the 23rd! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Are these routes feasible?
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Tshokwane is up and running, though when I was there it was still missing enough tables and chairs.

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MM's diningroom table and audience waiting for a venison roll.

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My what big eyes you've got :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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I am glad that this favorite picnic spot has been re-opened again. Although the flood damage was not good, I guess the facilities have been upgraded. Is the “Boerewors and Pap” back on the menu that they used to serve?

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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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Yes, all back on the menu! But we had a tough decision to make when we were there a few weeks ago and opted for the venison pies (Kudu) with gravy and chips instead. They are being homemade at Tshokwane I believe - a must when you go there!


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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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Yum yum!! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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will go for the pies in october :dance:
great news to read that they are back in business
for the visitors and the people working there :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:11 am 
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Thank you, I am glad to hear the good news :D . Some time ago there was a very popular thread regarding the famous pies at Nkulu and those pies were held in very high regard.

spydr wrote:
the venison pies (Kudu) with gravy and chips instead. They are being homemade at Tshokwane I believe - a must when you go there!


I hope these pies mentioed by Spydr will also become Kruger famous just as the Nkulu pies did :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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It sure is open and looking great FYI please make sure to carry some cash with you when visiting the picnic spot seeing that their telephone lines aren't up yet and no card transactions can be done.

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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot and the choc milkshake index
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I believe the Nkuhlu and Tshokwane pies are already famous - for good reason. We were a bit disappointed with the venison pies at Skukuza and could not get any at Satara (out of stock), where we previously always enjoyed good pies. I would go so far to say that the camps generally do not offer the same quality, due perhaps to their current franchisee? Every time we visit Kruger, there seems to be a new catering firm managing the camp cafeterias.

Looks like the picnic spots are not managed by the same catering firm and someone told me that the Tshokwane pies are actually made on-sight by the local ranger's wife (ditto Nkuhlu?).

One issue that has always irked us (traveling with kids) - no camp ever seems to have chocolate milkshakes available! They are always out of stock, although you can get other flavours. In June we could not get any at Letaba, Satara, Lower Sabie or Skukuza, but Berg en Dal finally came to our rescue! :clap:

This has been going on for years and I wonder whether it has something to do with the high rate at which catering firms seem to come and go, or whether it just has to do with bad stock management. Surely something as mundane and popular as a choc milkshake should not run out of stock within the first week of the June school holidays?

Have others had similar experiences? Maybe we should run an annual choc milkshake index to rate park camp cafeterias :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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I am curious to know if the 'new' Tshokwane looks the same as the 'old' one?

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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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Exactly the same, except that it only has a few tables and chairs. They were all washed away in the floods!


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 Post subject: Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot
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Grantmissy wrote:
Some time ago there was a very popular thread regarding the famous pies at Nkulu and those pies were held in very high regard.

Yes... I miss those days....
Not trying to do any advertising :D , but if you can find out where my restaurant is outside the park, I might just have a Buff pie ready for you. Sorry mods. I could not resist 8) :thumbs_up:

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