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Talamati Spruit

Unread postby craigsa » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:49 pm

Talamati Spruit
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Unread postby Jen » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:48 pm

Only seen the request now - below are some pictures of Talamati Camp - one of my favourite camps! We have seen the Big 5 on the Talamati Road.
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Unread postby Jen » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:31 pm

Here are some more pictures of the camp:-
Image This is the main hide near reception. October 2003
Image This is Unit 15. April 2004.
Image There is a boma on the fence in the centre of the camp that was recently thatched. I took this picture in Jan 2005 just before completion.

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Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:27 am

Some pics of Talamati

Cottage no 4

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And it's view

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The stoep
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No 6 (where we stayed)

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No 8

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Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:32 am

Some more :lol:

The boma:

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Small bird hide:

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Unread postby webb » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:08 am

Hi All
I really enjoy this camp.
My only problem with it is the limited roads around the area as has been pointed out by others!

I've stayed there 4 times and always had pleasant sighting which include the following:

- Lion close to camp on countless occasions
- Serval at waterhole (seen on night drive)
- Caracal (on Night Drive)
- African wild Cat
- Honey Badger (night drive)
- Sable
- Reedbuck
- Big male Leopard at Muzandzeni water hole

But the best of all was one morning in early January 2005 I went for a drive on my own at 4:30am :shock: (the rest of my gang couldn't keep up with the pace any longer as we had been at it for a week) I saw a few animals including hyena, Rhino and general game.
Anyhow I went back to the camp at 7ish to pick up the rest of the slackers.
On my way in I noticed a huge herd of impala close to the waterhole outside the gate and thought to myself what clever guys hanging around the camp hoping to avoid predation.

Anyhow I drove inside picked up the rest of the group (couldn't have been in camp longer than 5min) drove back out the gate to be met by a cheetah not more than 10m from the gate.

None of us could believe our eyes.
She looked very alert and had definitely given chase to the impala's I mentioned earlier.
Then we noticed another 3 sub cheetah adults.
After about 10 min the Female cheetah walked down towards a tree not more than 5m from the gate and that was when we noticed she had killed one of the impala's.
We watched the family devour the impala within an hour and a half then reversed back into the camp for breakfast. (The worlds shortest game drive distance wise)

It just goes to show the early bird doesn’t always catch the worm (thank goodness for the slackers in my group :redface: )

I must have missed the kill by seconds!!!!


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Unread postby Freda » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:09 pm

DuQues wrote:Which should I take?

I presume you are looking for a 6 bed?
I prefer the ones nearer to the gate, an easy walk to the waterhole hide, but not # 1 as the baboons sleep in the tree next to it :roll:
I like # 2 but that is a 1 bedroom and 2 sleeper couches in the lounge.

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Unread postby Freda » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:21 pm

I think only 2, 4 and 10 are four sleepers, I prefer #2 but any is OK :wink:
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Unread postby Java » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:10 pm

Number 11 is the most private, we pretty much want to be by ourselves when in Kruger and I say number 11 is the most private.
And personally i think the most entertaining guide in Kruger is at Talamati and his name is Andre, the animals were scarce that night because of the wind but that was the best night drive I've been on, beating one's with great sightings.

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Unread postby Mgoddard » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:48 pm

Please can someone give me a quick answer....I have 1 night booked at Talamati..GC6...now just saw on web that GC6D is available...what is the difference between the 2 and which is the better.....would like to change and add a night here....

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Unread postby Freda » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:04 pm

In GC6D one bedroom has a double bed, in GC6 they are all singles.

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:12 pm

Talamati has a hide overlooking a waterhole. Serval are regularly sighted on night rides. The game seems to be a bit sparse but have also seen lion, rhino, ele, AWC, civet, & friends also saw honey badger & sable near Fairfax waterhole on the same trip as us.
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Re: Talamati Bushcamp

Unread postby georgeb » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:45 am

mike.vs wrote:We will be staying at Talamti for the first time and would like to know what the camp is like and if there is any good viewing spots close by


Hi, Talamati is one of the nicest bushveld camps you can ever stay at, I'm going there next week, but unfortunately only for 3 nights, would've loved to stay longer, there is two birdhides, one has got spotlights and the other not, and you can expect to see many ellies having a drink at the borehole that is situated just outside the perimeter fence.

It will be now my 8th time I'm visiting this camp and it will be great to hear your responses on your return! :D

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Unread postby MASHABA » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:13 pm

Just came back from a 5 night stay at Talamati and it was great.
We had a male lion that was hanging around the camp for 3 of the nights and we often heard him roar.
We also sighted him often from both hides during the day and night.
It was a great experience to see how other animals react when the lion appeared out of the bush to come for a drink at the waterhole.
Even a herd of elephants decided to leave when he arrived.

We also had a wonderful sighting of a cheetah close to Fairfield waterhole and a black rhino just after that!
we also saw a honey badger on 2 occasions.

The camp itself was well kept and i will definitely visit again. :D

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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:07 am

Talamati is situated South-East from Orpen Camp on the S145
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