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Favourite Camp/Choice?

Unread postby Amedeus » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:13 pm

What camp do you think of when you wake up in the mornings?
What is the camp that whenever you book a Kruger holiday it is in.
In other words what's that special camp for you gives you that warm feeling and has that special X-factor.
You dream of it in the nights and you think of it in the day.
What is your special camp, it doesn't have to be the best just the most special for you.

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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby Vols » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:23 pm

I would say Lower Sabie. Simply because it was the very first camp I set my foot in. I guess your FIRST camp will always stay with you. Sitting on the deck overlooking the river (listening to the hippos) - brilliant! What a fantastic view - all troubles of the world seems to fade away there. Can't wait to be there in 6 days time...

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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby saraf » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:54 pm

Punda Maria. I think it's a combination of good game viewing on the S99 and the special feel of the camp. Other camps are in good game viewing areas but don't have the atmosphere that Punda Maria has. Whether its the remoteness, the cottages, the "street", the all-in-one shop, restaurant, office and reception but its got a lovely village feel that you don't get in other camps.
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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby oddesy » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:35 pm

GREAT thread amadeus! :thumbs_up:

For me it is most definately shingwedzi with letaba in a close second. Most of my more memorable early childhood memories come from shingwedzi, the river drive with the huge overhanging trees, the invigorating bush smell and the chorus of birds as you move through the trees, red rocks, the low water bridge, kanniedood, love it all :P And its also my most favourite bridge lookout :thumbs_up:
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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby Mike1916 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:33 pm

I must agree with oddesy about shingwedzi, out of all my childhood memories shingwedzi is the most prominant one :thumbs_up:
I love the drive along the river towards shing, when i miss Kruger this is what i always tend to see :D :D
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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby Amedeus » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:01 am

Mine is Olifants,I've only stayed there one night but it was perimeter and it was beautiful!

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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby roaneric » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:46 pm

Mine is Olifants as well. The perimeter bungalows are awesome. Sitting on the wall and just stare into the distance.

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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby macath » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:58 pm

I'd have to say Punda Maria - it really has a special feel about it. Have to travel so far north though that haven't been up there for a while. Satara is always a must for me - best game viewing in Kruger; also sun sets and sounds of the bush at night are amazing when camping next to the fence. Always try to get into Marula and Belule - intimate, quiet and away from the madding crowd.
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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:05 pm

My camp is Shingwedzi – It’s funny, if I think of the Kruger, I think of the southern part. But when I think of a camp, I think of Shingwedzi! For about 5 years (2001 – 2006) we never went to Shingwedzi – don’t know why… When we got back there in Nov 2006, all my childhood memories of the place came back in an instant!

Lower Sabie will be 2nd on my list
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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby jagcheetah » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:01 pm

Pretoriuskop is my favourite. Beautiful big trees and gardens. I've been there many many times and enjoy it every time.
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Night is death, as the laughs of the hyena haunt you,and the bush is filled with the sounds of terrorized creatures. But between the beauty all is quiet,
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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby GlenD » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:50 pm

Yeesh, uummmm?? :hmz:

Each one i've stayed at holds fond, special memories.

But I would have to say a split between Lower Sabie and Satara. :D :D :D

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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby GlenD » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:26 am

OWLET wrote:Interesting thread. It appears that certain camps are preferred because they relate to an experience at some point. Just shows how our emotions control us. I like the bush camps, Tamboti, Biyamiti, Bateleur if I want peace and quiet, Satara if I want to see animals, Letaba and Lower Sabie for the atmosphere in the camp itself with all its big tree and lawns. Punda Maria and Shingwidzi for the bird life and the feeling of being in some remote place deep in the bush. Olifants is great for its view. So all in all, I really like most of the camps as they each have their own charm excepting Skukuza that is just too big and busy. At the end of the day it is all about being in Kruger! :) :) :)


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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby mizzbee » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:59 am

Balule gets my vote. :clap: I always feel something is lacking during my trip if I cannot spend at least one night camping at Balule.

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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby Spotted Cat » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:42 pm

Croc Bridge - my first choice. Great game viewing, S28 my favourite road.
Berg-en-dal for it's scenery. Awesome!
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Re: Hmmmm...

Unread postby Bennievis » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:34 am

Thanks to SC and BB Croc Bridge now also count amongst my favourites. shhhh be quiet
Letaba is my favourite camp thanks to the restaurant's river view and atmosphere those big trees and lawns.
For game it is definately Satara, although (for me anyway) Satara lacks the atmosphere I experience at Letaba and more recently at CB.


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