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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:42 pm 
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Hi guys

Has anyone stayed at Talamati in the last month or so that could give me any advise about the camp, staying there next week and just wanting to find out if there is anything I should know before I go... I know the basics about not having a shop or petrol station etc but if there are any problems with the monkeys and baboons in the camp? Did you have a good stay there with great sightings?
Did you see anything interesting at the hide or the surrounding areas?

Your advise would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:02 am 
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Hi there Jenky

It’s a beautiful camp with great staff. The hide is very active in the morning with all sorts of animals coming down to drink, from impala to Sable and some of the bigger guys like Buffalos to Giraffes and all in between. We found the hide to be most active in the morning from when it starts getting warm until about noon. :cam:

We have visited Talamati 6 times over the last few years and in our experience have witnessed something very strange :hmz: We had baboon problems in the past, but not since 2010 however the vervet monkeys have taken over. They more aggressive than any other I have seen. Be careful of them.

Talamati is one of those areas that can go very quiet at times, however we have had our 2 best ever Lion sightings in this area, great Sable sightings, our first cheetah sighting, and awesome raptors and vultures as well as a fleeting glimpse of Wild Dog. It is also a camp that has been very successful for us on the sunset or late game drives. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Talamati is a fantastic camp, with great staff and marvellous viewing from the hide. It's always the first camp we book and then arrange the rest of our trips around it. :thumbs_up:

You can sit for hours watching all sorts coming to drink, especially sable. We have been entertained by several families of ellies. :thumbs_up:

Sunset drives have been very productive.

Yes, monkeys are a problem. Don't leave anything lying around and follow staff advice. We placed plastic snakes around our chalet :big_eyes: They did seem to work :lol:

Hope you enjoy it.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Help please :hmz: can anyone tell me what is the difference between GC6 and GC6E? I cannot find GC6E on the map and I see it is R115 more than the GC6 but in the accommodation description it only has one WC and bath. I have booked four nights at Talamati and have been allocated GC6E and don't want to be sharing a bathroom with our friends. Any help will be most appreciated :D


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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From the previous page, Here
Hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Thanks Elsa but I am still confused as No10 is a single bedroom unit GC4 (according to the map) :hmz: So where is GC6E? At least it sounds like it has two bathrooms but I wonder why the verandah is smaller -perhaps the 4was converted to a 6sleeper?


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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The map has clearly not been updated and I know there were some up grades and renovations that took place there.
If you are still worried then maybe give them a call to put your mind at rest.

Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6343

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Thanks Elsa -I gave Talamati a call and they confirmed that GC6E is no 10 and it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. I seem to remember one of the cottages burning down at Talamati so perhaps that is why it was renovated and is now a two bedroomed cottage and hence the stoep being a bit smaller than usual. We are only going in September but I will post photos on the accommodation thread on our return. :cam:


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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:thumbs_up: glad all is sorted out.

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