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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:42 pm

bert wrote:The very kind Eileen Orpen


Spot on Bert! Very quick too!

How about:

What is the name of the guest house at Mopani?

(Easy!!!)

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Unread postby arks » Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:59 pm

KNP Spokesman wrote:What is the name of the guest house at Mopani?

Xanatseni guest house. Sounds pretty cool, too, with the separate sleeping cottages, almost like a little private camp within the larger camp 8)
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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:39 am

arks wrote:
KNP Spokesman wrote:What is the name of the guest house at Mopani?

Xanatseni guest house. Sounds pretty cool, too, with the separate sleeping cottages, almost like a little private camp within the larger camp 8)


Spot on Arks!

This guest house is lovely, with the units, viewing deck + bar and kitchen/lounge built around a central campfire area. The viewing deck and bar has a lovely view of the dam.

Well worth a visit, especially if you are in a large group. Ideal for something like a forum meet (hint, hint :wink: ).

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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:13 pm

Hi Everyone

And now for a very obscure KNP quiz. Here you have to know the ranger areas (called sections) very well. There are only three ranger sections in the whole KNP that stretch right across the park from the KNP's western boundary to the KNP's eastern boundary.

Name them.

Just so that you know, there are 22 ranger sections that divide the park. Many are based at a camp or a gate and are named after that camp or gate but this isn't the case at all of them. In fact, some are named after the original farms and some get their names from local features like rivers and eco systems.

I will check this thread on Tuesday August 14 to see if anyone has nailed it.

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Unread postby Senyetse » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:14 pm

Pafuri, Houtboschrand and Tshokwane
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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:55 am

Senyetse wrote:Pafuri, Houtboschrand and Tshokwane


Spot on Senyetse! Well done.
No other guesses? I guess it was too obscure ...
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Unread postby Richprins » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:02 pm

Back to your question on the most recent accommodation to be built on stilts, I'd say Sable Dam.

Otherwise Tsendze hide, if one considers that Sable Dam was not quite finished at that time??

Are you sure Mopane is "bigger" than Berg en Dal?

(If you're so clever, answer my latest "Gugglepruffe" quiz!")

(Just joking. Great questions, KNPSPM!)

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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:06 pm

Richprins wrote:Back to your question on the most recent accommodation to be built on stilts, I'd say Sable Dam.

Otherwise Tsendze hide, if one considers that Sable Dam was not quite finished at that time??

Are you sure Mopane is "bigger" than Berg en Dal?

(If you're so clever, answer my latest "Gugglepruffe" quiz!")

(Just joking. Great questions, KNPSPM!)


Hi Richprins

Nope, not Sable Dam. No one is getting this one, even although it is a rather old question and time has nulified the answer that I had in mind when the actual post was made. So I guess I can give the answer now ...

On the Rhino Walking Safaris Concession, there is a beautiful fly camp called "Sleep Outs" which, at the time of the first post, was the newest tourism accommodation to be built on stilts. It is a deck built about 10 metres up with tents to sleep in. It is stunning, check out the webpage link (go to Kruger, then "Luxury Lodges" then Rhino Walking Safaris).

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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:44 pm

Richprins wrote:Are you sure Mopane is "bigger" than Berg en Dal?



Hi Richprins

Here is the list according to bed nights:
* Skukuza - 636
* Mopani - 506
* Satara - 440
* Letaba - 378
* Pretoriuskop - 365
* Berg en Dal - 359

The "Big 3" are definitely Skukuza, Mopani and Satara (and we haven't even added the satellite camps eg Boulders, Roodewal nor sleep out facilities eg Shipandani nor the new Tsendze yet).

I will see if I can find out the area in square metres of each of the camps.

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