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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Thanx Roaneric for your amazing work!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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Morning All :D

Can someone please help me. I have made a booking for 3 nights at LS, a BD2U. I want to make a special request for a unit facing east, that is towards the low water bridge to the right.

I have just looked at the accom photo's and I am confused. On 2 September 2011 josey posted a few photos of unit 83 and 84. If I remember correctly, the uneven numbers are the ones on the left. But josey posted a few photos of unit 84 and it looks as if the patio faces towards the restaurant, that is to the left?

Maybe I am in the wrong here? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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Hi Leana

I understand what you mean. The one picture where she said it's number 84, it indeed looks like it's facing the direction of the restaurant. You can pm her and ask her about it, she might still remember and maybe she made a mistake? :hmz: Best to ask her :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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Thanks roaneric :gflower:

Will do so. I know the BD3U's and the LST2U'S :mrgreen: :mrgreen: quite well, but unfortunately - as most of the time :D - no availability :(

But I am sure the BD2U's will be just as wonderful.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Good day

Please help me, I am confused.

I cannot match the photos of the EB 5 units @ Pretoriuskop with the locations on the map.
Looking at the photos of unit 31 it appears as if the ablutions are situated in front of it, but on the map it appears as if the ablutions are in front of unit 37?

This will be our first stay in Kruger in a long time and our first ever in Pretoriuskop.
We like our privacy and peace and quiet, but for the 4 lady`s sake, I don`t want to be too far from the ablutions or kitchen! ( I also know that I will have to escort any visits to any of the above after dark )

Units 37 or 39 appears to be the nearest to both but I would like to hear from the people that knows.

Thank you in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:12 pm 
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Hi 123

We stayed there a few times before. Don't look at the map, it's not 100% correct. :wink:

Number 37 is private indeed, but if you looked at the map the bathrooms (on the top of number 37) are the restaurants bathrooms. The nearest bathrooms are close to number 62. (bit to the right on the map) I would say it's about the same distance to the bathrooms from number 31 as well as 37. Only difference...

Walking from number 31 towards the bathrooms, you need to go down some pretty steep stairs, and the kitchen it's a lot further away. For the kitchen you have to go down the steps towards the bathrooms and then walk about 50m to your right.

Walking from number 37, you have to pass number 62 and 61. (look at the last photo's) you will see number 62 with the red door, and then you will see a a dark colored car behind it. That car was parked right next to the ablutions.

The kitchen that will be closest to number 37 will be the one on top. If you look at the second picutur you can almost see the kitchen through the wooden fence. So you have to walk around the back of your hut to get to the kitchen but it's not so far. Maybe closer than the bathrooms

So if I could choose, I would go for number 37 :wink: Enjoy


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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Thank you for you prompt reply and general advice on the forums Roaneric! :clap:

Having 3 tabs open and switching between the map, the photos and your explanation of the map and photos I have a pretty good picture of what is where now.

I will call tomorrow and try to book number 37 as you suggested. If it is not available, I will take whatever is available as they all appear to be fairly near each other and one can not allow such a small thing to spoil a holiday in Kruger!

Six months to go but can`t wait

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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Thank you for you prompt reply and general advice on the forums Roaneric! :clap:

Having 3 tabs open and switching between the map, the photos and your explanation of the map and photos I have a pretty good picture of what is where now.

I hope the pool is also not as far away as it looks on the map.You will be hot and tired returning from cooling down in the heat of the day!

I will call tomorrow and try to book number 37 as you suggested. If it is not available, I will take whatever is available as they all appear to be fairly near each other and one can not allow such a small thing to spoil a holiday in Kruger!

Six months to go but can`t wait

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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It's a pleasure

When will you be going to Kruger? Enjoy the planning stage. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:08 am 
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We spent 2 nights in #31 in 2011.

It's really not too far from the ablutions.

Only 2 negatives of the unit:
*1 - Parking is not alongside the bungalow, so you'll need to carry luggage up and down the stairs.
*2 - Very little light outside the front door. If you're planning to braai in the evenings, make sure you've got a headlamp, or something similar.

These are not really worth complaining about... Just a heads-up to prepare.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:15 am 
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Roaneric:
We booked for 13 to 16 December 2013.

We will be staying at a resort just outside CB for the week of 6 to 13 December and will ( hopefully ) also be doing some full day trips from there.
Four days / 3 nights @ Pretoriuskop should be more than enough to take it easy with a few shorter morning and afternoon drives and just relaxing at the pool the rest of the time.

Planning is half the fun of the trip thank you!

Guzz:
Thank you for the additional information.

Parking distance and terrain from parking to unit can be very important for some people, especially if you have " more experienced / mature " people in your group.

I have just called Pretoriuskop and was told that unit 37 is no longer available to the public as it is used to house the interns :cry: ( must have been a good unit then ) and I booked unit 31 but thinking about trying unit 28 now if the parking is next to the unit.
Lighting is not a problem as I have at least 3 torches / headlamps within reaching distance at any time :redface:
Unit 39 is also a EB2 unit now according to the lady I spoke to.

Like you said Guzz, these are nothing to complain about, but it is nice to know and be prepared for.

Pieter

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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Hi

I looked back at some of our pictures. We stayed in number 28 a few years ago. I just realised number 28 is not a bad unit. Right inbetween the bathrooms and kitchen. I would change to that, rather than 31, because you can park near your hut.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:16 am 
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The very friendly and competent officials @ Pretoriuskop just confirmed that we have been allocated unit 28 in the place of unit 31 :dance:
Now for some more planning and more questions and answers on the other forums / topics!

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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Glad to hear. You will enjoy Pretoriuskop, I'm sure of it. :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation photos
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Hi all

Im almost on my way to kruger again. Only 16 sleeps till we fly to South africa and 27 till we enter Pafuri gate. :dance: :dance:

I was looking through the accommodation pictures, trying to find out what types are still missing, and I thought I'll have some fun and make some video clips. So if someone want's to get the general idea of the view of how a camp or picnic spot looks like, you can just clic on play. I will add them to the first page as I finish them all.

If someone want's to know how a spesific unit or tent looks like, just pm me, and I will try my best to post a picture of it on my return. We will be staying / visiting the following camps....

Punda Maria
Shingwedzi
Sirheni
Bateleur
Mopani
Letaba
Balule
Olifants


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