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Braai facilities/Utensils/ETC in Accommodation

Unread postby guyfeld » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:39 pm

Hi there everyone...(first time visitor on the forum)
My 15 yr old son and I are planning a first-time KNP North-South Trip for 9 days 18 Sept 2010 with a stop at a different camp each night.
We'll be staying in Safari tents and bungalows.
I know that campers are catered for, but will there be braai facilities at these camps that we can also use if we want to braai?

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Re: Braai facilities for bungalows and safari tents

Unread postby arks » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:04 am

All bungalows and safari tents have individual braais — except at Punda Maria, where those staying in the bungalows share a communal braai area.
But if you are staying in a PM safari tent, you will have your own braai on the tent's deck.
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Re: Equipment needed to braii

Unread postby Pjw » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:48 pm

SANParks camps usually have a braai grid in all their braais
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Re: Braai Facilities: Orpen and Talamati?

Unread postby LindaS » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:30 am

Hi James

No need to worry ... you will have your own braai at both Orpen and Talamati! :D

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Limited dstv - where is it available

Unread postby Snazy » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:43 pm

I want to go to the Kruger to escape city life, including mindless TV, but I have an only child who is 4 years old and hence gets bored easily.
Also I don't allow DSTV at home, so for her, its part of her holiday treat.
Is there any accommodation available in any of the more central camps that has limited DSTV.

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Re: Limited dstv - where is it available

Unread postby Bundi » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:03 pm

Hi Snazy

Welcome to the forum.

I stand to be corrected, but the only DSTV you will find is in the Selati restaurant in Skukuza, the ladies bar in Berg-en-Dal as well as some of the other big camps.

I also know that some of the guest houses, like Franklin in Satara also has DSTV.

I am in the same situation with small kids and although I wish I could forbid any form of TV in Kruger, it does make life easier for the real young ones. We bought ours a small portable DVD player and a few DVD's which does the trick.

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Re: Limited dstv - where is it available

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:14 pm

Hi Snazy and a warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

As far as I know only the more expensive guest houses have some limited TV .

Depending on the time of year you go many of the camps have lovely swimming pools where they can get rid of excess energy.

Another idea is to before your trip start getting together little odds and ends in the toy line, they needn't be expensive and then once in the park bring them out slowly one per day.

If you have a read Here I am sure you will find lots of good advice and ideas.

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Re: Limited dstv - where is it available

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:35 pm

Warm welcome to the forums, Snazy :D
Some of the semi-luxury bungalows in Skukuza show to have limited dstv available. If you check this page and click on "LB2D" and "LR2W", you will see
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Braii Facilities (Satara and Mopani)

Unread postby Swifty » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:14 am

Hi All,
We have nights booked at Satara and Mopani in Bungalows BD2V and BD4.
They both have 'hotplate' listed as the cooking option.
I take it this is an electric element type cooker and it's not what you would class as a real BBQ or Braai.

My question is are there communal Braai facilities (wood or charcoal) available in these camps as we very much want to have a Braai each evening to truly appreciate the African experience?

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Re: Braii Facilities (Satara and Mopani)

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:36 am

Hi Swifty :D and welcome.
There are braai's at each cottage/bungalow in addition to the stove/hot plate.
It is also possible to buy everything you need from the camp shops (charcoal/wood/firelighters) to have a first class braai experience.
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Re: Braai facilities

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:48 pm

Do braai facilities include tongs?
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Re: Braai facilities

Unread postby mizzbee » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:10 am

You may find tongs at accommodation units that supply utensils.
These are mostly the more expensive bungalows.
You have to bring your own if you are camping or staying in budget facilities like huts.
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Coffee makers at main camps?

Unread postby gigib » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:48 pm

15 sleeps to go plus a night on the plane and a night at JNB...

Thinking about my morning caffeine, husband is fine with Coke.
Shall I bring some instant or is there a coffee maker/percolator?
We will be at Lower Sabie tent, Satara and Talamati bushveld, all booked with kitchen facilities.
We were there 3 years ago and I don't recall any actual coffee maker, just a tea pot for hot water.

Would rather not have to bother getting something to go from the restaurant.

I'm a Yank, and like my nice black coffee in the morning. :shock:

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Re: Coffee makers at main camps?

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:54 pm

Hi there,
no coffee maker I'm afraid, just a kettle/tea pot, so bring your own instant coffee of choice! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Coffee makers at main camps?

Unread postby Stark » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:55 pm

We took along those little Starbucks tubes and used them every morning. Not great coffee but better than none. :)
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