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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
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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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Thanks Matthys for the link. I think it looks to be a double.

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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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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,

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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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Yay that is excellent news, thanx for the update Friedrich. :dance:

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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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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:17 am 
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Morning all,

I would love to see recent pics of the camp including the pool, the camping sites and the new Wimpy. If you have any of the above please post.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:49 pm 
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Hi Blackmamba,
Sorry, no pics. We were there last week for 1 night. I was surprised at the amount of game on the H1-1 main road to Skukuza. Usually P/Kop is known to have lower animal densities than eg. Satara etc. But we saw so much in 15 hours, I am actually going back in 3 weeks to spend another 8 days there! For summer, I like to book ES2 hut no 74/75 for lovely shade in the heat of the day... have already done so for Christmas this year.
Hope you have a lovely time!
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The H1-1 is amazing!! Regularly see cheetah but have also seen the Big 5, sable and wild dog so a great road. Some of the other roads in the area are very quiet, especially the S3 where our only decent sighting was a side striped jackal and one cheetah, despite driving this road every time we stay there (always hoping our luck will change!) - on the H1-1 we once saw a honey badger and a caracal walking side by side - I was so shocked didn't know which one to take a pic of so ended up having blurry pics of both!!! Amazing sighting!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:
Hi Blackmamba,
Sorry, no pics. We were there last week for 1 night. I was surprised at the amount of game on the H1-1 main road to Skukuza. Usually P/Kop is known to have lower animal densities than eg. Satara etc. But we saw so much in 15 hours, I am actually going back in 3 weeks to spend another 8 days there! For summer, I like to book ES2 hut no 74/75 for lovely shade in the heat of the day... have already done so for Christmas this year.
Hope you have a lovely time!
God bless,
Friedrich von Hörsten


Hope to see you there have booking 27th Dec to 2nd Jan just praying bonus going to help fit it into our budget.

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