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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents in winter
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:48 pm 
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When we were in a LSabie tent in early Aug ’09 the nights did get a bit shivery.

The sound of a Leopard calling at the fence just a few meters away gave us an altogether different sort of shivers though!! :D

Camping near the fence gives you a much better “Sound Safari” than the huts, while you’re there, you could make a great night time tick list of identified animal sounds!

Come to think of it, I may do just that this AUG!! :hmz:

Just make sure you leave the tent entrance firmly locked and use the metal lockup cages when you are away. The thieving skills of the Baboons are seriously impressive.

Got me all excited now, :dance:

have a Great Trip.

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 Post subject: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:23 pm 
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What is it like to stay in safari tents this time of year?I am talking about being winter and being cold during night.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:16 pm 
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ndloti wrote:
Certainly colder than in hutted accomodation ... there is practically no insulation in the safari tents and plenty of gaps for wind to get in , temperatures as low as freezing point have regularly been recorded in the southern KNP .


Now that sounds really appealing :D

I asked the same question some time ago - sorry, I don't know how to post a link :redface: The thread was called "Safari tents in winter", you should be able to find it when you do a search. I got some useful replies and plan to bring warm pyjamas, socks and a hat. Can't wait :dance: !


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:55 pm 
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They provide extra blankets. Take a beanie and somebody to keep you warm.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:25 pm 
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It is super cold in them!
But I was warm in the bed :thumbs_up:
Half the price of a bungalow + bush like feel!
Worth it :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:13 pm 
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I stayed in Safari tents in Tamboti, Croc Bridge and Lowers Sabie a week ago and was only cold in CB. Take a hot water bottle and use the electric blanket and you will be fine.

They are awesome to stay in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:27 pm 
The wonders of technology. An electric blanket must rate very high up. Especially in KNP tents in winter.


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I am pretty much sold that safari tents are better!
they make my life :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:15 pm 
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@ Joao. The electric blanket was for the SO's side of the bed :whistle: . I was quite happy with a good old fashioned hot water bottle.

@ Ndloti. I so agree. In an ideal scenario I would love there to one day be more bungalows then safari tents but I know they don't suit everyone.

@ Cheetah: and if the wind picks up. At one stage I thought I would wake up staring at the milky way instead of the tent ceiling. It howls through the gap between the tent and the second layer. I dug it though... was pretty cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:55 am 
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I have a question regarding the safari tents - how hot are they in December? My son and I are going for 7 days in December at Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge - can't wait. It will be a totally new experience as we have never stayed in them before, but I do wonder about the heat.


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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If the sun is not obscured by clouds it is very hot from about 9am till midnight or even later .
You may experience a few days of overcast weather to make it bearable , otherwise keep your t - shirts wet and at night cover yourself with a wet sheet .

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:31 pm 
Come rain or shine, hot or cold, the safari tents are great. :dance: :dance:


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been in a few tents during march and it can get hot

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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The tents are great - there is a big fan inside the tent and I am sure you will enjoy every minute. The tents are really stylish and comfortable, especially when you are used to pitching your own tent.

:thumbs_up: leana


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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Joao wrote:
There are two tents next to the fence at Croc Bridge and four tents next to the fence at Skukuza.


And 4 at Letaba. Nos 7 & 8 at Croc Bridge & 4-7 at Letaba.

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