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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:11 pm 
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Rodger, good seeing you this morning again.

Got this little one in the camp this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Some photos for you all from Rodgerh :dance:

This one was taken this morning at Mooiplaas - too cute!
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And some taken in Tsendze and of Rodger.
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The ablution block
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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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WD, having seen Spook in the flesh, I can assure you he is not as handsome :twisted:

Rodger has sent more pics for us :dance:

The squirrel in the post of yesterday is building a nest :D
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And a chameleon
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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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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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Rodger and his wife, Linneth
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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
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We had no. 3 which is very private and on the fence.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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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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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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Tsendze is a truly stunning rustic campsite with a very friendly manager :clap:.

I think campsite 3 or 26 could be favourites - but check out the pictures of all the campsites taken by Ecojunkie:

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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
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:14 pm 
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One of the many attractions of Tzendze...150 metres north of the turn off to camp...he was calling Roger all night :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Tsendze is Elephant Country....
This particular one comes over the fence quite often at site 30 for a look see and sometimes to turn the taps on for a drink and a laugh.
Seen near the Confluence south of the camp under huge trees.
He is very docile and seems to like the company of humans, ala Mana Pools. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Lying in a tent at night at Tzendze next to the fence at Site 27 has got to be the best as it is dark with no ablution block lights and other camp lights thus giving it a real bush feel.

Some nights the local leopard starts rasping as it comes past Rogers House facing the picnic spot...then silence and right on cue about 3 minutes later this fella barks loudly from the other side of the fence as it watches the cat pass nearby. Then next morning when I come back from my early morning drive there he is sunning himself by the river. Bushbuck Rams are wily and wary at night and survive in leopard country because of their keen senses

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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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