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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Mopani
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Here is a picture of the kitchen

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Mopani
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On a positive note :D

Answering your topic question, I would say Mopanie is an under-rated camp with a beautiful setting, with stunning bungalows.

Not situated in the Big5 hunters region, but IMHO if you have bungalows 49 or 51 then it's save to say you have one of the most beautiful spots in Kruger, to watch the sunset as the sun loses it's daily battle... :roll:

It's a purists place, and definately worth a visit. As to the restaurants: IT IS KRUGER, IT IS LOWVELD so expect slow service, unavailible products from time to time etc... It's not the Sandton area, where we can EXPECT better service :wink:

Just my 2 cents :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Mopani
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:31 am 
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Here is an bit from my trip report, Mopani details starts half way down P12.
We were there for 2 nights in October

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We will definitely be back.

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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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Which units should you book if you want to have a good view?

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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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Hut 10 without a doubt!

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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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On the web page which explains the various accommodations there is a listing for a FF6V which has 3 bedrooms and a VIEW. It seems to be the only one that (for certain) has a view. I can not find any FF6Vs on the map. Does anyone know where this is?????
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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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I think the map has just not been updated of late which seems to be the norm for many of the maps.
I am sure that #'s 9 through to 12 plus 43 and 45 will all have good views.

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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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We stayed in a BD4 twice before, first # 51 which was great and then this year # 49 which is awesome.
We are going back next Feb and this time will be in a FF6V and will be requesting one of the front ones for sure. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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Steve I got bitten by a Green Spotted Bush Snake at the Braai Unit of Hut 51 (could have happened anywhere so wear closed shoes at night)

Otherwise down the road from camp the August light is superb with the setting sun behind you gives lovely shots like this with beautiful autum colours of the Mopani trees..a unique feature of this hot game viewing area..taken in August

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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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Don't know the email address but copied this from the main page
Contact Mopani

* Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6535/6
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6547
Mobile: 082 802 1113

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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Hi - 1wnature, I recently contacted Mopani Camp to request a bungalow with a view of the dam. I contacted Solly Shakwane (Duty Manager) at SollyS@sanparks.org who was most helpful in allocating us the bungalow of our choice.

Also - details of camp contacts can be fond at http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/camps/camp-tel.php or by visiting the home page of sanparks website, clicking on contact us, then click on camps

Hope this helps

Steven

Skukuza 25 - 27 March
Satara 28 - 29 March
Mopani 30 March - 2 April

Cant wait :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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I will be staying at the Xanatseni Guest House later in the year and have heard only good things about it. Is there anyone who could pass some comment on the accomodation? I also heard that it has its own private boma ; Fancy! Where can i find some pics too....?? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Mopani Rest Camp
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Some pics from the site Here
Looks very nice. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mopani
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Location: Pretoria
At Mopani over the Easter Weekend as well.

Saw 2 x cheetahs at the T-Junction on you way to the camp, in
the middle of the road :dance: :dance:
Also on your way to Shingwedzi we saw Lions with 2 x cubs playing just
of the road.
Many Hyena's as well.
There is a small hide near Mopani ( think it is Shipandane?? help me if I am wrong)
We sat there for 30 min and saw Hippos ( 15 m away)
2 x Bushbucks
Crocodiles
Elephants
+ some nice bird life there

Mopani is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Mopani revisit
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:49 am 
Welcome

At Mopani definately Shipandani hide and the resty of the S142. The S106 up to Nshawu nr 5 also a good idea.

Then you must not forget the photo possibilities while doing the trail in the camp. :dance:


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