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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:51 am 
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I was just browsing through this thread and I saw those photos of the fire. Can anyone tell me what caused it and how much of the camp was damaged? It seems as thought it was quite an inferno.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:37 pm 
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As far as I recall, it was lightning and pretty much that entire restaurant block was destroyed.
I know I have a book somewhere that describes it, will try and look it up.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Thanks Matthys for the link. I think it looks to be a double.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Pretoriuskop and surrounding area is steeped in massive history and a famous trading route to the east. My absolute best and favourite camp in the entire Kruger :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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I have heard from some people who recently stayed in the ES2 huts in Pretoriouskop that these huts now have power points installed. Can anyone confirm this? - :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:29 pm 
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Hi Norms,

Very definitely YES -- we stayed over in July, and charged our camera batteries every day -- much easier than doing it at the camp kitchen where they can easily disappear...
Enjoy your visit,

Friedrich von Hörsten

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Just pack in a multi plug then you will be able to plug more than one item in at a time

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Thanks for your replies Friedrich and tent dweller - :thumbs_up:

I have not stayed at Pretoriouskop for many years and am looking forward to returning soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Yay that is excellent news, thanx for the update Friedrich. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Absolute BEST camp in the South! The ES2 huts are simply brilliant.... One for wifey and I, one for the 2 boys (16 & 17 year old) and we are sorted. :dance: Love it....

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