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 Post subject: Re: Planning: Which camps?
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Sounds good to me, but then Croc Bridge is one of my favourite camps. :dance: :dance:
The staff are all so helpful, and it just feels like the bush somehow!!! :thumbs_up:

Wherever you decide............I wish you and the family a blessed time, full of wonderful sightings. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Planning: Which camps?
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Magriet, I took some Kruger novices to Croc Bridge in November and wished that I had booked into a camp with a pool. The temperatures can reach 44 degrees and it became quite unpleasant. It is a trip I never want to experience again. I am ok with heat, but many are not and children can get cranky.

I would consider thinking carefully about Croc Bridge. I love the camp, but it has very little for small children.

In high season the camping area can get quite crowded. I once stayed in a tent at the perimeter and 2 families, 12 people, squeezed in-between the 2 permanent tents. It was most unpleasant. This small area is not even suitable for 1 small tent.

Croc Bridge, like Pretorius Kop, is often a first night option. It is not a school holiday choice for me.

My suggestion would be to go the Lower Sabie option. The pool is a life saver.

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 Post subject: Re: Planning: Which camps?
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Hi Magriet

We spent many parts of holidays at Pretoriuskop when the kids were small and, a couple of years ago, introduced our one grandson to Kruger by staying there. The pool is a great drawcard and the resident Impala "herd" also entertained them immensely. Also close enough to Skukuza for a day/half day trip in that area.
Our suggestion is:
Pretoriuskop 3 nights
Letaba 4 nights
Satara 3 nights

.......but whatever you choose -Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Planning: Which camps?
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Hi Magriet

We spent many parts of holidays at Pretoriuskop when the kids were small and, a couple of years ago, introduced our one grandson to Kruger by staying there. The pool is a great drawcard and the resident Impala "herd" also entertained them immensely. Also close enough to Skukuza for a day/half day trip in that area.
Our suggestion is:
Pretoriuskop 3 nights
Letaba 4 nights
Satara 3 nights

.......but whatever you choose -Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Planning: Which camps?
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Magriet, I like the choice of camps, especially with regards to camping with kids.....except for Croc.Bridge.

I would add a day to each other camp - 4 days in one camping spot makes it enjoyable!

My vote is thus:

4 days Letaba
4 days Satara
4 days Berg-en-Dal

So many choices!

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 Post subject: Re: Planning: Which camps?
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I think a few nights at Olifants would be great too.

You can view game coming down to the river.
And the roads in the area, particularly to the south, are quite productive.


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 Post subject: Re: Planning: Which camps?
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What is the weather like in the vicinity of Satara and Olifants beginning of March? Is the veld very overgrown that time of the year? Please advise, Regards ronniec


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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We have a booking for 2 nights (long weekend only) end November in Berg en Dal in a FA6 unit. Since reading about all the roadworks on the N4 in the gorge casuing delays on the way to Malelane, we have decided to rather go in at Phabeni. Now I am thinking of changing our booking to Skukuza (probably 2 BE3's). Should I or shouldn't I?

Berg en Dal pros:
Nice camp and nice bungalow
Bigger chance to see leopard and wild dog?

Berg en Dal cons:
Limited road choice
Long term weather forecast looks like more rain further south in Kruger for that weekend

Skukuza pros:
Bigger choice of roads
Lake Panic close by which we have never seen since its been a very long time since we last stayed in Skukuza
Better weather?

Skukuza cons:
Large camp and bungalows not so nice

Would like to hear your opinion on my list of pros and cons?

(But in the end I am just happy to go to Kruger for the second time this year on an impromptu visit!)


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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Hi Lizes,

In my opinion I would rather go with Berg en dal, much better camp than Skukuza.

Skukuza is not a very nice camp, it's like a town down there.

I think you should go for Berg en dal.

Samantha


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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BnD relatively quiet

Skuk full of traffic

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If I were to chose :hmz: I would chose Berg en Dal :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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Thanks for your replies! We have decided to stick with Berg en Dal. To all of you who will be in the park in December, enjoy and good sightings!


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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All my reservations are in place,but of course I am having second thoughts :wall:
I am trying to stay at all the camps in the park eventually
Biyamiti was open so I grabbed 3 nights there instead of 3 nights in LS
Is that the right thing?
I haven't stayed at Biyamiti so have no context...

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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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Hi,

Biyamiti is a lovely camp, very quiet and peaceful unlike the main camps in the Kruger. There is lots of game around there also.

Samantha


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 Post subject: Re: Camp Choice??
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judik wrote:
All my reservations are in place,but of course I am having second thoughts :wall:
I am trying to stay at all the camps in the park eventually
Biyamiti was open so I grabbed 3 nights there instead of 3 nights in LS
Is that the right thing?
I haven't stayed at Biyamiti so have no context...


You will love Biyamiti! We stayed there in July for the first time, and it was wonderful! We vowed to come back in summer one day, when the river would be fuller and everything green. Sadly we only have two nights in Kruger this coming weekend in Berg en Dal, but we definitely will pay a visit to the lovely spot at the weir over the Biyamiti river. Enjoy!

Lize


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