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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:00 am 
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Lovely camp is Biyamiti, with excellent and diverse game prospects around there.

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Biyamiti or Lower Sabie? Biyamiti wins hands down :whistle: :whistle:

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Looks like I made the right choice :dance:

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Looks like I made the right choice :dance:


For sure. :thumbs_up:

It is in a game rich area where leopard and the 'darker' unspeakables are often found.

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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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I have to choose between Croc bridge and Berg en Dal for July.Which camp would you recommend?


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Depends on your needs & reasons Tiko.

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Bush Baptist wrote:
Depends on your needs & reasons Tiko.


We don't have specific needs,just want to relax with the possibility of seeing various animal species.


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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Tiko, my choice would probably be Croc Bridge. I love the diversity of roads, the S28 offers so much in all seasons.

I don't have my map with me, but the main road to Lower Sabie, the gravel road towards Malelane offer such diversity.

I do tend to enjoy the smaller camps with a more intimate atmosphere.

Berg n Dal is a lovely camp and it is certainly well run, my only problem is that it does take a long time to get onto different routes.

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BnD has a pool & restaurant, Croc Bridge does not.
You can camp next to the perimeter fence in both.
Both are in game rich areas, including wild dog & leopard.
BnD is a large more modern camp, Croc Bridge is smaller.
BnD accom is up market, Croc Bridge has safari tents as well as chalets.
I have never stayed at BnD, but the safari tents (7&8) are on the fence and my first choice in the south of the park.

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I agree with BB about the tents. If you are going to be staying in a bungalow :hmz: I might be wrong, but I do think that most bungalows have a perimeter view.

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Will be staying in a bungalow.In July I won't worry about a pool and a restaurant not high on my priority list.I prefer preparing my food on the open fire.Croc Bridge sounds like the camp for me.Thanks for the information. :thumbs_up:


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I prefer Crocodile Bridge Camp - it is small and feels "in the bush", even though it is so near the edge of the Park. Most of the bungalows are on the fence - there are two that are a little way from the fence. The roads from there are great - the S25 along the river, the S28 up towards Lower Sabie and the tar road H4-2 also up to Lower Sabie - all of which produce good sightings.

Berg 'n Dal is a larger more modern camp, well-run and well-maintained. But, being larger, one does not get quite the same "bush" feel. There are also slightly more limited road options.

Have a wonderful trip, whatever you decide.

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I would also go for CB, far more relaxing atmosphere :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Which Camp?
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Hi everybody, :gflower:
I was just wondering which of these you would recommend? :think:
We are going May 2014.

Bateleur Bushveld Camp
Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
Sirheni Bushveld Camp
Talamati Bushveld Camp


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 Post subject: Re: Which Camp?
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All of them, Yocheez. :wink: Every one of those camps is unique and gorgeous. Shimuwini is my favourite - I love the positioning and layout of the camp - but all will yield surprises and pleasures. Biyamiti is the most southerly of the five, and has great roads for a diversity of game and predator sightings. Talamati is also well placed for predators and a wide variety of other animals, and the S36, H7, and other roads in the Satara area are all excellent and accessible. Shimuwini is more centrally situated (in a south-north direction) and is great for general game, whilst wild dog are often spotted near the Phalaborwa Gate. Sirheni is tucked away on a lovely private road and, though the mopani bush is quite thick, the wildness of the area and the camp itself is wonderful; I always love to drive the Mphongolo Loop, which has spectacular trees and often surprising sightings. Bataleur has the Red Rocks loop and Tshange close by, and close to camp are two wonderful dams where I have never been disappointed with sightings. In summary, then, Yocheez, the choice is yours, but whatever you choose, I know you enjoy it.

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