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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:09 am 
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Photos from Rodger taken at the awards ceremony in Kruger. Congratulations and very well done Rodger :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Hi PhilHill

Here's a map of Tsendze rustic camp:
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I would say most camp sites along the fence are good (I had number 2).
The only annoying thing can be noisy neighbours - which in my case were not there as I was completely alone in the camp last January.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:26 pm 
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Rodger has asked me to post this pic for everyone to enjoy. It is of mopani worms in a tree.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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DevonD,

My choice is campsite 3 :D , which is at the fence and private, but not too close to the kitchen area.

No 6 is also nice and no 27 and 28. It all depends if you want to be closer to the ablution on the site to recommend. :|

Site 13 has lots of shade but circled in by site 10, 11. I am not sure who drew the map, but I think that person needs to visit the campsite to get a picture of the lay-out. :wall:

I noticed that you will be visiting Cape Vidal later this year and assume you geared to camp without any power supply. There is no power points at the campsites, but lights are available in the ablution and kitchen area depending on the visitors you will get. :sniper: The lights are operated from solar power batteries and can not last forever during the night. Some campers do switch the lights off when leaving, while other just do not care at all.

We will be there 5 days after you left and can't wait to see the camp again. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze advice?
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Tsendze is divine

If you are just wanting to book 1 site then I would go for Site 26 and if I was booking 2 sites (going with another family) then I would ask for 27 and 28.
You are right under huge Appleleaf and Leadwood trees which offer shade from Jan to early September when they have leaves on.
You are also at the far end from the gate so very little traffic and the ablution block is about 45 metres and the dish washing is 55 metres..
Lots of Scops owls and passing animals to the River..
Have seen leopard and Side Striped Jackal from the camp site and we hada python come through our site where the Francolins warned of its approach.

Lots of peeps love No 3 but its right by the gate which means lots of noise with peeps opening and closing gates and running engines.

Truly the best camping camp and the Freezer is actually a freezer unlike Balule which is no more than a cooler at the best of times.. poor Titus cant get authorities to get that camp a new one!!


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze advice?
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We were just there last week.

If it's shade and privacy you're after, then Tsendze is the place to be.

We were in spot 3 and it was lovely.

And, as others may have pointed out, camp manager Rodger - probably the most friendly parks employee I have ever met - is a big part of what makes it so enjoyable to stay at Tsendze.

Also, the outdoor showers in the ablutions block are superb - nothing like a sunset shower!


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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When you are there, ask Rodger to show you how the camp is powered and all the solar panels and batteries. The fence has its own power supply via a separate battery that is charged during the day by solar power.

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 Post subject: Re: Camp sites at Tsendze
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:28 am 
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Hi Awie

The one site that we always try and get is no. 3. Nice and private, close to the ablutions and nice afternoon shade. Also one of the few that is perimeter.

Next favourite is no. 26 and then no. 15.

No 5 & 6 are also good if you take both stands.

Hope it helps

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Rodger has sent some pics of Mooiplaas for everyone to enjoy. Thanks Rodger!

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Next question ! Are we able to go on night drives from Tsendze, :D if so are you fetched by the vehicles at Tsendze or do you have to drive to Mopani and back at night? :shock:

Oh and something else, does it get very cold end Apr / beginning May at Tsendze nights and early mornings ? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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I am sure it would operate in the same manner as Tamboti where the night drive vehicle from Orpen collects the guests .

It is normally quite warm at that time of year at Tsendze , though a cold snap could make its presence felt .
A jersey may be usefull at night if you are prone to feeling the cold .
Take a jacket along for night drives .

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Pickled Pig wrote:
Hi All,Has anyone ever camped on sites 8 & 9?
We rang Mopani and explained that we would like 2 sites alongside each other with as much shade as possible. It was recommended that we take stands 8 & 9.
Would appreciate some guidance from the regulars.Thanks all


Most of those sites up to 24 (besides 5 & 6) have vegetation separating them .
Send me a PM with your email address & I will send you a personalized map that a friend drew up .

Fatcat wrote:
Rodger, hi again, we'd like to know about the camp gate - do people open and close it as they come and go into camp, or is it manned by somebody, or....... is it open all day :shock:


Roger may not see this inquiry immediately , allow me to answer ... ?

The gate is closed / opened by each visitor as they leave / arrive .
Elephants have on a regular basis made their own entry / exit points .

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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bernhardj wrote:
Rodger, what do you think of site 23 & 24. We will be two families camping there in July. Is there a lot of shade and space? How far is it from the fence. Thanks


Thanks for your lovely question bernardj ,23 n 24 is not bad at all
is a good sites for two families, nice trees with a nice shade, you will enjoy it,you can also see the fence from there,

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Had three wonderful nights at Tsendze.
We camped at number 22 and were very satisfied.
Site 22 is HUGE with enough shade and is also close to the kitchen/ablutions. :thumbs_up:

I wish to applaud Roger and Elena for doing a super job at Tsendze.
It was great meeting the two of you.
Your camp is tops and my favourite by far! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

We had a chat with Garth Holt (Camp Manager from Mopani) as well...nice meeting you! :thumbs_up:

Herewith a photo of Elena, Garth Holt and Roger:

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Nice meeting you as well Fatcat! :thumbs_up:

O yes, and Roger thanks for spotting my green table which I have forgotten to pack! :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 3:00 pm 
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They have communal freezers that work well. They are quite big, so you won't have a problem. :thumbs_up:


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