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 Post subject: Use of Orpen Facilities when Camping at Maroela
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Hi all, just a quick question! If one camps at Maroela are you able to use the pool at Orpen?

Thanks in advance , Jason


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 Post subject: Re: Use of Orpen Facilities when Camping at Maroela
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:24 pm 
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As far as I know you are allowed to use Orpen swimming pool.


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 Post subject: Re: Use of Orpen Facilities when Camping at Maroela
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Tamboti and Maroela are sattelite camps of Orpen. The pool is for the use of overnight guests for Orpen,Maroela and Tamboti.

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 Post subject: Pre-booking of sites at Maroela
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:10 am 
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Hello all, is it possible to pre-book your camp site once you have booked and paid for your reservation? One can do this at Tsendze, but not sure of other camps.

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 Post subject: Re: Pre-booking of sites at Maroela
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:15 am 
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Hi Devon,
Unfortunately you cannot pre book sites at Maroela, at this stage its only Tsendze as you say.
The rest are first come first served so try and get there as soon as possible.
Enjoy!

Have a read through Camping for lots of great advice and info.

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 Post subject: Re: Maroela Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:29 pm 
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:dance: :dance: :dance: 3 nights camping at Maroela

Somewhere I read about the baboons are also a problem at Maroela. Can anybody tell me whether the baboons are still a problem? How many rubber snakes must I bring? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Maroela Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:51 pm 
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3 nights at Maroela Leanawel - you lucky thing! I don't recall ever seeing baboons in Maroela but the vervets are a problem. Make sure you keep your car doors and windows closed at all times or the little ****** will get in! I actually always lock my tent as well as I've seen them open tent zips and clear tents of toiletry bags, clothes, etc - they are so inquisitive, it is not just food they go for!

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 Post subject: Re: Maroela Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Thanks WendyA :D

Will lock the tent for sure :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Maroela Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:51 pm 
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Just got back from Maroela - What a fantastic camp made even better by the staff - Zondi and Nikiwe! It would be hard to find two more helpful individuals!! Zondi very kindly helped us to put up and take down, our by then very wet tents, and tied all the wet stuff to the roof of our bakkie for us! He also pays close attention to keeping other campers quiet if necessary :thumbs_up: (We had a group in the far back corner who decided a disco was in order, thankfully Zondi and the rest of us disagreed with that idea! We camped in the far right hand corner as one comes in the gate and had an Ellie browsing right on the fence within touching distance if we felt so inclined, daily visits from the Warthog family, and of course the vervets..., But no baboons, and still no honey badger for us at these 2 camps (with Tamboti)

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 Post subject: Re: Maroela Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:30 pm 
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Sounds as if the badgers have moved on :thumbs_up:

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