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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 6:23 pm 
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OK - some photos taken around the camp.....

This is how you arrive at the camp (actually taken on departure but never mind!). Guests leave their own cars at Skukuza behind the library, and then travel to the camp in the 10-seater with luggage in the trailer. At the end of camp :cry: they are taken back to their cars.
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And this is the scene that greets you....the renovated kitchen and dining area with the braai/fire area beyond.
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and the braai area looking back to the kitchen
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One of the tents
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and inside
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The small veranda area outside every tent overlooks the fence
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There are 3 ablution blocks - one with hot water for women, a cold shower for men, and a hot shower for men! All 3 have 2 toilets.
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Rechargeable LED lanterns are used in the tents at night, and hurricane lamps are placed on the paths. A torch is vital though as the lamps are turned out after everyone goes to bed. The shower rooms have solar lights (nothing in the toilets).

You get up early in the morning, have hot drink and rusks/cereal. Pack selected snacks for the walk, and drive to the start of the walk. One person carries the backpack with snacks (usually take turns with this - not really heavy). About half way stop for snacks and fruit juice, and then walk back to vehicle. Back to camp for late morning (or even early afternoon!) and a good brunch. Then a rest for an hour or so before going out for a drive and sundowners and snacks. Back to camp for a good dinner..... A full cold box of beers/soft drinks is taken on the vehicle so no one goes thirsty!

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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You must walk for your "living" only in the morning :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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Sounds amazing. Looks amazing. I had no idea that it even existed. Thanks for all the info.


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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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looks nice :D thanks EJ

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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Brings back fond memories..the tents used to be a lot smaller with dodgy zips , looks like a luxury camp now !

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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There are still 2 of the original tents - for helpers. I slept in one of the old ones at the gate!

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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Hi All,

As I mentioned in an earlier post I will start my KNP holiday with 3 nights at Sand River Bush Camp, but I have a problem in that 3 people who were to join us have had to withdraw. The dates are 23 - 26 May. If there is anybody among you that would like to take these three places please send me a message.

We are not into endurance hikes, and interested in all aspects of the ecology, particularly the plants (I am a horticulturist and am very involved with Gauteng's foremost indigenous nursery).

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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I will be going down to SRBC at the end of July as a helper, this will be my 1st time in a Bush camp and really looking forward to it. Thanks Ecojunkie for the pics, this is exactly what I was looking for.

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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More Sand River Bush Camp scenes:

Early morning view on a walk. See the vehicle below us.

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View from the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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There is a rhino rubbing rock behind that koppie Imberbe.I know the place :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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What I wouldn't do to be there right now :( I think that it must be one of my favourite places in the Park.

I'm impressed with the upgrades. I enjoyed the very primitive feel beforehand, but I did wish for slightly better ablutions. I also like the fact that there is a place to sit in front of the tent.

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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How easy would it be to cater for certain dietary requirements, e.g. Kosher?

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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How easy would it be to cater for certain dietary requirements, e.g. Kosher


Lotsa Wharthog around to slag JL. :twisted:

But one thing I see is a fence. :? Sadly that detracts from a "Bushcamp" IMHO. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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How easy would it be to cater for certain dietary requirements, e.g. Kosher


Lotsa Wharthog around to slag JL. :twisted:
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 Post subject: Re: Sand River Bush Camp
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JL, we used to get the Kosher foods from a place in JHB, still sealed & easy to pack, that might be an option. Will phone my old boss & find the name. :thumbs_up:

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