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 Post subject: Re: Guest Houses in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:30 pm 
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Hi.

We are staying at ABSA next week but after reading your review on your stay in Novemeber I want to rather cancel or try and get other accomadation. Thanks for the honest feedback. They really need to start spending money on some of these units.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation Feedback
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:31 pm 
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JC Le Roux guest house at Berg En Dal....sorry

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation Feedback
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:06 pm 
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I was so disappointed in the JC Le Roux guest house in December that for the first time ever I complained to the Manager. He agreed that the place could do with a serious renovation and offered me a free nights accommodation. Totally unacceptable for over R3400 per night. Most of the family bungalows I have stayed at are better than this. I would check with the Camp if any improvements have been made before you go there.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation Feedback
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:22 am 
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We stayed at Absa in 2012 with our family of 10.
It was huge.
The rooms were large with each unit having its own bathroom.
The living area (enormous) was separate and overlooked the river.
The furniture was new when we were there.
There were twin ovens, one of which didn't work, but the working one was fine.
The outside verandah is provided with table and chairs and we mostly ate here as we could watch the Hippos in the river, right in front and see the Mongoose families running around.
It was very peaceful and seemed like a little piece of heaven to us.
The helper, who looked after us, was wonderful.
That was a surprise as we didn't know we had our own helper from around 9-2pm.
All was very clean.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation Feedback
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Thanks Wildebeeste!

Was there any noise at night from staff village? I stayed at satara recently and it was not pleasant.

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Guest Houses in Kruger
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No noise problem when we were there.


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 Post subject: Re: Guest Houses in Kruger
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Thanks!

Have booked ABSA, Pierre Joubert and JC Le Roux guest houses for the trip!

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 Post subject: Re: Guest Houses in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 1:54 pm 
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Recently we have stayed for two nights in Lebombo in Olifants Camp.
It looks like the bathrooms have had a make over as they look good.
Lebombo has a suitable design for the Kruger environment, but it may need someone with the necessary skills to bring all in order again including the small gardens in front of the rooms which I think came with the design of the house.
These gardens are filled with weeds and the weeds are between the paving, at the braai and they are flourishing under the sitting benches.
The discarded plastic containers with plants planted in them that are put down amongst the weeds in front of the rooms in my opinion do not do any justice to this house :) .
Perhaps with just a little TLC and a suitable maintenance programme Lebombo could once again be what it was, or intended to be, when it was built and donated to the Kruger back in 1979.

For larger groups Lebombo is still a good place to stay in Olifants Camp if you look past the maintenance issues.

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 Post subject: Wells Guest House Satara
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:53 am 
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Hi All
I've seen reports on Stanley and Frankel GH, does anyone have pictures and information on Well's please?
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 Post subject: Re: Wells Guest House Satara
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Warm welcome to the forum Sharonb# :clap:

Have a look at some super pics Here of Wells GH. Just scroll down the page a bit.

and also do have a read through the Guest Houses
Sure there will be some info in there as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Wells Guest House Satara
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Thank you Elsa.
Sharon


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Guest House Satara
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Hi there Sharonb.

Our info might be a little out of date. We stayed there in 2010 for a few nights, and found it to be a wonderful house. Very spacious, a great location and with very good game viewing from the veranda. At the time, they had just installed a new TV and new furniture, so everything was spic and span. Reading through the guest book, I think the new furniture must have been just a few weeks old, and they seemed to be of a good quality. I would expect that they are still in a good condition today. (I base this on Melville, where we went back after many years, and the furniture was still the same, but in a good condition)

According to the guest book, some people complained about the proximity to the restaurant and that staff noise disturbed them. I had the room on that side of the house, and we did not have any such problems on any of the nights.

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 Post subject: Re: Wells Guest House Satara
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Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Guest House Satara
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The extractor fan at the restaurant is very very noisy - it might be a good idea to find out what time it is turned off at night


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Guest House Satara
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Quite a few years ago we stayed in that house and on the lawn in front of the veranda there was a bird bath. It was visited on an ongoing basis by many feathered friends that afternoon :wink: . One morning when I opened the curtains there was a herd of elephant on the other side of the fence :D . Enjoy you stay Sharonb#.

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