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Walked round camp this year and each and every hut has a braai

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I visited pkop from the 25th aug to the 28th. I have been going to the park for almost 15 years and i can say for the first time this year i have finally seen cheetah. Not one but 4, i saw 3 cheetah walking down the road together,near the transport dam, i'm sure they are the 3 brothers everyone keep talking about. They were in great condition. Pkop is a very nice camp, we stayed in the luxury bungalow and i can say it was a very nice place to stay. The camp itself is very quiet, which i like. Overall we had a nice time, although i must admit we went to Chobe before the kruger, so i was spoilt with the animals in Chobe..


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Hi Senyetse,

The EB3 bungalos are not the round bungalos but are 2 groups of 4 attached bungalos in a row. # 63 on the one end and # 70 on the other are the best. # 63 is close to the ablutions. You do however have your neighbours close by.

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They are two brothers
Saw them in August
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Great bunch the impalas. But they wont let you near to them
Took this one while they were having a meal in front of us
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And love how the vervets try to chase them away 8)

Didnt found any mongoose this year in camp :cry:

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hi all, am staying in the huts at Pkop in dec...EH5.. does anyone have an idea of which ones would be best? and is this camp overtly busy? havent been to kruger in 4 years now and cant wait! (also cant remember where we stayed as was days before i did my own bookings :)

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Was in the huts about a year ago they are built in a circle so personally they are all good, It is not a very busy camp but you are going in Desember so it will be busy.


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lovehyena, there are many dams in the area, and close to camp. It is always nice to sit at one of these dams late afternoon having a sundowner before the gates close. Enjoy!

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Returned yesterday from a 2 night stay in Pretoriuskop. Two nights were not enough for this beautiful camp and its roads. The burnt areas are shooting nicely and the animals are moving in, particularly on the H1-1 around Shitlave Dam and Napi Boulder. Visibility is now very good, so all those avoiding this camp because of reports of long grass, visit now before it gets too long!
I will post a trip report detailing sightings (which were very good) at a later stage .

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Finally got to post some cheetah pictures, funny thing was i couldn't get them all to stand still together. Hope you enjoy..

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A couple of words on P'kop after my last visit.
The camp has its own atmosphere, which is special.

I would not stay there for an extended period. I find the huts too close together and I miss my privacy. That is ok for a short period. My need for privacy is my personal preference though and is not a reflection on the camp.

For me the scenery and drives close to the camps get top marks. I would suspend my expectations of fantastic animal sightings in summer, but no one can take away the beauty of the Circle drive, the Fayi loop and Shabeni.

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Hi Senyetse,

Not many people know this, the campsite in Pretorius is actually divided in 2 parts, take the one furthest from the gate..., we camped there, and its lovely (and abolution close by)

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Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
I am sitting at Pretoriuskop at the very bottom campsite under the sycamore fig tree right next to the fence - wonderful! The trip here from Malalane gate yielded several elephants, and the usual impala and a giraffe or two - and then a leopard crossed the road in front of me just before the Skukuza road junction. It was 1.15pm too! It stayed around the side of the road weaving between the bushes and I tried to reverse to keep it in good view but the caravan decided to do its own thing and defeated me!!!! Still it was a great sighting, and one other car arrived before it disappeared into the deep shade behind a tree. Then just 15km later I saw a sable about 50m into the bush. After setting up camp I went out again and saw 2 lots of rhino - one with a young calf. The ballet classes for impala lambs are going well and they are bouncing gracefully everywhere. Biggest disappointment is not being able to do a walk tomorrow - no one else interested!
There is one noisy group just above me at the moment - Krugerpark Safaris Ltd. If they go on making a noise I will ring the manager. No more messing about for this camper!!!!!


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Also seen two cheetah in the area, close to Skukuza. IMHO, the pool in the camp is the best pool in the park.

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We were there in April for 3 nights and we loved it.
i think it's a very underestimated camp.

The pool is out of this world my girls were in their element.

The monkeys are a problem I must admit and if I had any thing negative to say it would be that our hut we were in could do with renovating.

It has a lovely rustic feel there has agreat shop and restaurant.

Granted the grass is high and sighting is restricted but we had some fantastic encounters with rhino in this area especially early in the morning, the one day we saw 14 white rhino!
We would definately include this camp again it's a treasure

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