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 Post subject: Re: Huts at Pretoriuskop
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:16 pm 
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(We always take along a multiplug - very handy.)


Good advice indeed!! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:30 am 
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Morning Tentdweller

Pretoriuskop in December is one of the nicest places to ever be!
We have done it the past 5 Decembers, and NOT ONCE have we been deadly overheated...
It is much higher than the rest of the park, so at least 3-5 degrees cooler...
The grass is still short after burns, so visibility very good...
The pool is fantastic, sometimes even too cool for my liking...!
The lions love lying on the rocks, especially on the little loop off the S7 (Shabeni hill) ...
You are close to Phabeni gate if you need to go to Blyderiver Canyon during the heat of the day (even cooler up there)...
Perfect stopovers for breakfast or lunch = Afsaal, Mathekenyane hill south of Skukuza, Lake Panic/nursery gardens, Albasini ruins...
Don't miss the S65 loop near Vervoerdam -- in September we saw lions on it every day, plus a leopard at the waterhole (check http://www.wlsightings.blogspot.com -- he is seen there nearly daily). The lions love the rocky outcrops near the H1-1 entrance, and one had small cubs there in October...
Cheetahs are regularly seen -- a male on the S3 towards the Phabeni/S1 junction, two brothers on the H1-1 tar road near Vervoerdam...
Wild dogs had pups on the koppie just west of camp. In Oct they were running on the loops around the camp with 1 pup, seen 2 days ago on the Fayi loop...
Leopard are common close to camp on most roads....
ONLY negative fact at the moment -- new cattle grid at entrance to camp, so impalas were not sleeping in camp in October, and you may miss babies sleeping outside your hut in December...

Enjoy and tell us about it!
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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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We (SO,myself,LO and her boyfriend) have just returned from spending 5 fantastic nights in Pretoriuskop, we booked 2 huts (number 71 and 72), they were spotless and well maintained,the abultions were kept clean constantly, hot water was available everytime we went to shower, the kitchen areas were clean everytime we went to use the stove and to wash dishes,the shop was well stocked and the staff were very helpful and also very pleasant. Well done Pretoriuskop, you will remain close to our hearts forever because you were the first camp that we were ever privileged to visit and we will continue to visit you every year.

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 Post subject: Help Needed
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Hi all :D

I need some help with information on the six sleeper units at Pretoriuskop, those that have the two bedrooms with three beds each separated by the bathroom (BG6). Under accommodation types it says with either bath OR shower. There are only two of these units in the camp - does anyone know which number has the shower?

Sorry if the question has been asked before but I can't seem to find the information on it :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed
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Hi jts and a very warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

If you have a look Accommodation pics go to Pretoriuskop and click on the BG6 links I am sure you will find some info to help. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie at Pretoriuskop
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I was also a newbie to the Pretoriuskop area last year, and I was amazed at how many dirt roads there are.
Have a good look at the map, and you can plan some routes.
It is an area well worth visiting, though like anywhwere in any park, sightings cannot be guaranteed!! :thumbs_up:

You may be lucky enough to see Sable which are in that area. :thumbs_up:

Hope you have a wonderful trip. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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JR_CPT, we have visited Pretoriuskop lots (at different times of the year), the scenery is always good, we love the Fayi Loop, we love the Mestel Dam (especially very early mornings and just before gate closing time) and also the road from the Numbi gate to Phabeni gate (don't know the road number). There are lots of loops around Pretoriuskop. The last time we were in Pretoriuskop was December 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Can anybody help? :hmz: :hmz: We have booked a hut (sleeps 3,with a fan and a fridge,no bathroom), is the fridge inside the hut or outside? :doh: :doh:


Dear Tent Dweller

Please note that the fridge is inside.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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Hi Yoda,

No better place in Kruger than the pool at Pretoriuskop -- your kids will spend hours there in the heat of the day. Go for an early morning breakfast drive to
* Afsaal... and return via transport dam.
* Mathekenyani granite hill to stretch legs and run around a bit.
* Lake Panic/Skukuza Nursery (kids can move around there a bit + lovely picnic table in the shade)
* Albasini ruins --perfect way to start the day.
Loaf in camp till 3:30 pm and enjoy an evening drive when its cooler...
God bless,

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Hi, Shebeni loop has a resident leopard. Wilddogs between Numbi Gate and Pretorius just abt every morning the last week. Cheetah doing its rounds from Pretoriuskop all the way to Transportdam and then moved into the brush. Everyday as from last Sunday. Hope to post TR soon under Travel Tales..Lake Panic as usual. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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lemonbalm wrote:
I see that a cattle grid has been put in at the entrance and was wondering if the resident Impala have sadly been 'hoofed' out? They were not around the night we stayed there :(

Last November I sa wild dogs getting as close as 10 meters towards the camp gate. They were definetely looking for prey. I have no idea what would have happened if they had seen some Impies insight the camp :big_eyes: I think it makes absolute sense to keep the Impalas outside the camp!

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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We have three nights here in May - how are the camp sites along the fence(if there are any)? We are not so much concerned about shade.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Hi NJVermaak :)

This might give you an idea Pretoriuskop Camp Layout
and some photo's of camping sites at Pretoriuskop

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:52 am 
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Hi

We are booked into a BG6 unit at Pretoriuskop, I would like to know if the bathroom facilities are directly accessible from the sleeping areas or are they only accessible via the veranda


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Hi andrew1nesbitt.

We stayed in a BG6 before, and the bathroom was only accesable via the verandah.

Hope this helps.

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