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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp - Recommended Cottage in Talamati
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:39 am 
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Hi BB & Elsa, thanks for the prompt feedback and information - local knowldege is really helpful, Thankyou, Marion :P


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 Post subject: Talamati Camp
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Hi I am coming to Kruger in November and was thinking of staying at Talamati Camp. Has anyone stayed there or heard anything about it Gerry


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Camp
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Hi Gerry we stayed at Talamati last year and it is now our very favourite camp :dance:
Although it seemed quite a drive in and out and there is no shop or restaurant the whole
layout is great. They have a floodlit waterhole that gets loads of elephants coming to it
we even seen out first ever sable there ... You could sit there all day and night if you wanted
to .. I am very :mrgreen: about your trip but I would say go for it you will not be disappointed ... :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Camp
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A warm welcome to the Forums GerryPrior! :clap: :clap:

We have never stayed at Talamati before, but that is definitely on our priority list for a next visit after our October visit (which will be in the North this year). :D

We have driven through the camp though, and found it a beautiful, peaceful, neat little camp! No doubt that you will enjoy your stay there! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Camp
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Welcome to the forums, Gerry.

Please also read PietSkiet's 8) Having a beer at Talamati for more info.

PietSkiet wrote:
Talamati is absolutely amazing. We started the fire around 18h00 and shortly after the Scops owls started to provide music for the night.
When we initially booked, the two small boys would have gone along so we booked a CO4 cottage, which meant my brother and I had to share the bunkbed seeing that we are the youngest. He woke me up at 2h00 with terrifying snoring that I am not used to. Knowing that I was not going to fall asleep any time soon I went to sit in the hide. I was there for about an hour, and it was one of the most relaxing and soul soothing hours I ever experienced in my life.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Camp
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Thanks everyone - I am really excited about my trip and trying a new camp. I am going with my sister who is out from the UK and turning 60!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Camp
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Hi Gerry,

Spent a few days at Talamati earlier this month. It is a very restful camp and the accommodation is really nice. All the units are along the perimeter fence where it overlooks a dry river bed with many large shady trees. There are a wide variety of birds (and a lot of monkeys) in the camp. We did not see many animals at the waterhole this time, but a large herd of buffalo stayed in the area the whole time we were there. I think the waterhole will be better in November when it should have been drier for longer. On a previous visit in August, Lion and Rhino were drinking there and Sable were often visible from the hides.

I am sure you will have a great time.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Gerry, the accommodation is really very comfortable. It reminds me of the holiday homes we would sometimes go to as children. It is also a camp where a lot of time could be spent at the bird hide, or watching the waterhole.

It is well known for its Sable sightings. I had a lovely wild dog sighting close to the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Hi GerryPrior,

We have stayed at Talamati on three occasions and absolutely love it. Apart from the atmosphere there is a waterhole right outside the fence which you could sit and watch all day and night.

It's my favourite camp. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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squirrel81 wrote:
Dear all :gflower:
TALAMATI - I wonder if one can help me with a certain unit.
There is only one unit with the code GC6E
Which Unit No. is that ??
Regarding SanPark it is with a "River View" (I know that the River which is there is normally dry).
It has a bit higher rate than GC6.


I am curious over the unit number for GC6 E, too.

I understood GC6D to be Unit 13 ... so if D=13, which is E?

Looking forward to a return visit, someday. Last time we got flooded out!


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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I am curious over the unit number for GC6 E, too.

I understood GC6D to be Unit 13 ... so if D=13, which is E?


Dear Zivvy&Muffin,
in the meantime I stayed in GC6 E and can tell you that it is the No. 10. It is a newer unit with 2 sleeping rooms, 1 bath with tube and 1 bath with shower. In the middle you will find the kitchen and the living room. The terracce is a bit smaller than at the other accommodations. The view is not really a river view, there is a lot of green inbetween and the river is normally dry. But what makes it really special is the fact that only unit no. 11 and no. 9 have a bit of a look onto the terrace of no. 10. So it is more private than the other accommodations in Talamati. We enjoyed it.

We had again a booking for that unit in March 14 but had to move to Mopani because of the horrible rains at that time. What a pitty !

I hope I could be of help, greetings, Brigitte

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Thank you squirrel81, very helpful and clear information.

Looking like I'll get back to Talamati only in August 2016 :(
So you'll enjoy No10 before us :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Can anyone tell me how long it will take to get to the camp from the kruger gate.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Can anyone tell me how long it will take to get to the camp from the kruger gate.


I would say close to five hours if you take the gravel turn off close to Tshokwane. That is a fairly conservative estimate, going at about 30km/hr.

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