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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:03 pm 
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In Satara it seems, there are only 4 bungalows BD3 in the all camp.

It does look like that, but maybe the map is not fully up to date, and they have converted more, anyway, we had # 84, and both nights heard Hyenas calling close by. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Hi Alf

There hasn't been an update on best safari tent at Punda for quite a while.

Seems 2 or 3 are the preferred choice. On your whirlwind tour perhaps you may have time to check them out. I am going on 23 Jan-27 Jan and would appreciate knowing which has a clearer view.

Thanks so much!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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i just had a walk up to the safari tents here at punda. for me only tent no 2 has a nice view. no 1 and 3 has trees growing up and that blocks the view somewhat. best wishes for the new year.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Hi Cherries,

If my memory serves me correctly, Safari Tent #2 is the wheelchair-friendly tent. I had a quick look and it is available from 23 - 26 Jan, but not on 27 Jan. You have to request the ST2Z unit. If it does not state ST2Z on your reservation form, the chance is there that it might already have been booked by a person in a wheelchair.

The wheelchair-friendly units are reserved for wheelchair users up to a month before arival date. If it has not booked by then, it is placed in the general pool and are available to the general public. But still, if it does not state ST2Z on your reservation form, there is no way of being sure that you'll get tent #2, even if you request it at Punda's reception before the time.

Enjoy your stay!!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Sorry...can't help much..we stayed in rondavels in E circle in Satara....

Got this off the Satara page...

Wells Guest House GH6

Stanley Guest House GH9

Frankel Guest House GH10

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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I can't figure out the difference between BD3B and BD3E and where they are situated. In this post everybody is taling about hut numbers.. we also found a map with these numbers.. and even after calling the Satara Camp we're still try to figure out.. :redface:
As far as I can remember the difference between the BD3B and the BD3E is the E has a verandah that is enclosed with wire mesh. Helps to keep the monkeys and ?mozzies out.
Otherwise they are exactly the same.
In Satara we stayed in the D circle which was a BD3E numbers 81to 84 and we didn't have any problem with noise, altho we weren't really around that much during the day.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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HI there esteemed Forumites :)

I have read this and other forums and would just like a little assistance on my choice of options for our accommodation. I have booked already and would like to know if anyone has any units they would prefer over others in the accommodation types we have booked.

Satara - BD2V - From the forums it seems best to request 167 or 179. We're only here for 1 night.
Mopani - FB4 - I see on the map it's units 73-84. This was the most affordable bungalow type availble for our dates. I see they're kinda out of the way - does anyone know which would be a better unit. We're here for 2 nights
Punda Maria - BD3 - I realise the safari tents are the most popular, but we wanted Aircon for April. We will definitely come back and try the safari tents another time. I see there are only 4 units, and I don't think it'll make much of a difference, but if it does please let me know. We're here for 2 nights.
Letaba - BD2 - This is the camp I could really use assistance with. There seem to be a whole bunch of these ones scattered all over the camp. Any recommendation will be appreciatd. We're here for 1 night.
Skukuza - BD2 - I think this is the camp I'm least worried about. We wanted a camp in the south, close to a gate as we're driving back to Durban the next day. If you have a suggested unit I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Good morning Binkieloo,
I'll try and help out with the few camps I have been to .

Mopani, we stayed in unit 102 - bedroom with two single beds plus small room with 2 bunk beds. Enough space for 4 and lovely view over the dam. The closest to the restaurant, safari lounge and shop.

Punda Maria, the tents are lovely and place in a very quiet part of the camp. The main units have air-con and are pretty spacious. I'd personally go for the tents.

Letaba, stayed both in unit 75 (central location and not river facing) and unit 42 (close to the river). Both were pretty good quality.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Hi Binkieloo,

I can help with Satara. I stayed in 167 and it was great! It's about 2 meters from the fence. Lovely!

Having said that, you can't go wrong with 179, as it is also right next to the fence, at the end of the circles.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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No 9 is a very good choice. We were in no 10 during december and in this picture you can see no 9 is just to the right.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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And this is no 10 taken from the fence.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Thanks again Alf, do you think that I can request nr. 10 as second choice, or rather nr. 8? Which is the most private when sitting outside (my favourite spot - even at night - too scared to miss something) :big_eyes:
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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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It depends if you want to have a view into the bush or onto the river. No 9 i would say is the more private bungalow.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Leana,

Sounds very nice. The first night at LS with the BD3U i would suggest you get a unit that is far away from the noisy deck. I would suggest number 18 about. Then at orpen i would go for number 12. This unit has the best view over the webcam. I was in no 10 december and we had a bush before us. Then at LS again with the BD2. I'm not sure where they are inside the camp. I think they are from 67-72. I would then go for 72.

I hope this helps. Just remember to get up at gate opening time at Orpen and CB because there's a local lion pride just outside these camps which we saw during december.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Bungalow Locations
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Hi roaneric


Berg en Dal we stayed in # 26 once, nice view, in the corner.Enjoy

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