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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:23 pm 
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We will be going to Talamati this weekend, I think we will be in nr.13, I will post a couple of pics next week for more info.

Have anyone driven from Talamati to Skukuza?
We are staying in Talamati on Friday 21/08/2009 and Skukuza on 22/08/2009, :D
My question is: will it be better to return back to the tar road and then drive to Satara and then to Skukuza or is the gravel roads better.
My initial idea was to use the gravel roads and only join the tar road just before Tshokwane which I think is the S34 or S125 or the road in between but I don't know the park that well, yet.
I am more interested in good sightings than a "comfortable" drive on the tar road.
If anyone have any experience, info or road nr. it would be of great help.
I don't think the time would be of a concern, but more info on this would also be great.


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 Post subject: Talamati Bushveld Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:18 pm 
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Here are some pics we took on our visit to Talamati last month. This is a lovely camp, so peaceful and private, with lots of game in the surrounding area.

A real bonus are the two bird hides in the camp, one which overlooks a busy waterhole.

Sunrise over the camp
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The lapa
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Waterhole outside camp
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 Post subject: Re: Talamati
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Stayed at Talamati in August and must say I found it a fantastic place.
It's composed of 15 units, all very spacious, well furnished and containing all the necessary for cooking and sleeping.
Of all the camps in KNP I found Talamati to be the most spacious and well kept of the lot.
There is only a small reception area with public telephone and cell phone reception can be a problem.
You will have to bring all the necessary, including fire wood, food with you.

There is a lookout close to the entrance and there is always very good game viewing from there.
If you love secluded places then Talamati is the right one for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati
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I think you will love the camp very peaceful, would recommend you spend some time in the hide that overlooks the waterhole near the entrance to the camp.
seen plenty of animals from there including lions coming down for a drink also saw python taking an Egyptian goose.
keep a look out for the big Sable herd that frequents the area also wild dog up near Muzandzeni picnic site.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:54 pm 
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In a nutshell, our favourite bushcamp (and overall camp) in the central and southern region.
Birding wise not that spectacular (for us) but animal wise you couldn't get better.
We saw the big five on various occasions around the camp.
As mentioned, sable are also frequent visitors.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati
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Just had look at the services at Talamati and they do have bush walks and game drives. If have a look, on the left!, under activities and facilities -Talamati you'll find all their services.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati
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Evening bushdad, if you have Google Earth installed you can have a look at Talamati here
24°33'19.41"S - 31°33'22.87"E
It gives you a pretty good idea of the distances from the rest of the world plus layout of the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati
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It's the first bushcamp I ever stayed in. I was so struck by the family feel of the chalets. Very comfortable, indeed. I am sure that you will enjoy it immensley. It shares so much of the same eco zone as Satara and Orpen in terms of potential drive, that I am sure that you will be familiar with the area.

Gauging from the many trip reports I have been reading, it seems to be a good place for Sable spotting.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati
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As mentioned by other forumites as well, Talamati definitely offers sunset/night drives.
Its a bit more expensive (smaller vehicle), but we've had an excellent experience on the one we went on.

However, although it is mentioned as an activity, I'm not too sure that they do walks from there as well.
I think it has something to do with the number of guides available.
Normally (I think) there's only one guide there.
They therefore need to get more guides from Satara in the case of a walk and I think with the Satara walk being a favourite, this is difficult to achieve.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati camp
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Hi Mikath,

Talamati is one of the bushveld camps and it is delightful. It is situated between Satara and Orpen gate. It has 2 hides and you havea good cahnce of seeing all the big game from the hide. It is also a good area for seeing cheetah and sable antelope.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati camp
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Mikath one of my favourite camps in the park - great game sightings, beautiful flora and the hide at the waterhole can be very very rewarding. You will definitely not be disappointed!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati
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Mikath, Talamati is (so far) my favourite bushveld camp.
It's smack in the middle of cat country, with cheetah in the area. There is also a herd of sable to be found, in case you haven't seen them before.

The camp itself is nicely laid out, with plenty space between the fantastic bungalows.
The bungalows are large enough for a couple to live in, with a nice terrace. They are (were?) being upgraded, and the upgraded bungalows are a joy to see.
There are only 11 bungalows, so quiet is almost guaranteed, and due to the fact that there are 2 hides it's likely that you can have one for yourself.

It appears that the original Talamati topic went AWOL, I'll dig through my photos to see what I have.

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 Post subject: Re: Photos of Talamati
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 Post subject: Fridge at Talamati?
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Hi all,

Can anyone tell us if the units at Talamati have fridges?
The accommodation description doesn't mention any...

Thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: Fridge at Talamati?
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Hi there - yes, good size fridge in all the units. We have just been there and it is looking beautiful - long green grass, saw a huge tusker on the plains one afternoon - still to identify and lots of general game. Enjoy! :D

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