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 Post subject: Re: Talamati camp baboons
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:46 am 
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Thanks .

Vervet monkeys would attempt to steal fruit at Talamati but aren't as aggressive as baboons.

I have read elsewhere that a toy snake left visible behind the glass doors seemed to act as a deterrent. Has any one tried this?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Unit in each Camp.
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Hey.

My favorite cottage in number 1 at talamati. Its close to the hide and there are usually great animals by their hide.

But I would also go for biyamiti number 15.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati camp baboons
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Jen wrote:
We stayed there in June 2011 and had no problems with the Baboons. They slept in the trees just near our cottage (no 3) but moved off at dawn.
The monkeys were more of a problem !!!!


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Just back from two weeks in the Kruger.
Baboons appear not to be a problem at Talamati following the fitting of key locks to patio doors.
One family of monkeys not deterred by plastic snakes.
Catapult next time.

Baboons are most definitely a problem at Tshokwane.
Take one mouthful out box at a time and close box rapidly and hide it.
Staff there need catapults.

Brilliant holiday.
Five leopards, lots of lions, even two porcupines, roan antelope and a group of FIVE Lichtenstein's Hartebeest :dance: female boomslang in a tree and lots more.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati under construction
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There are renovations that will proceed from the 15th of January again.
These renovations links in with our budget deadlines and the new strategy of completing camps as opposed to doing 1 unit per year in a camp.
As this is our quietest period, guests will be least inconvenienced but perhaps if the guest is unhappy we can try and move them to Biyamiti.
The renovations taking place are the removal of the custos natura green tiles in the bathroom and general modernization.
It is predominantly interior work of the unit except for the balcony tiles.
There is no major construction works on the go.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Hi all, we booked Unit 13 (GC6D) for 3 people end of April 2012. My only concern is the missing verandah for this unit...if you've stayed in this unit before do you recommend changing to a unit with a verandah instead? :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Ras is living there at the moment... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Dear all :gflower:
TALAMATI - I wonder if one can help me with a certain unit.
There is only one unit with the code GC6E
Which Unit No. is that ??
Regarding SanPark it is with a "River View" (I know that the River which is there is normally dry).
It has a bit higher rate than GC6.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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I see Talmati is closed at the moment. Does anyone know how bad the damage is? Due for a visit in October wondering shouldf I look at alternatives. The poor guys in San Parks sure have their hands full the past few years with all these repairs.


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Mad4wildlife,
I think you should be OK.
There is no availability showing for February or March but is showing for April so I assume that SANParks think they should have Talamati open by April.
If they think they need to move your reservation, they will contact you nearer the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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the unit you mean at Talamati is number 13 -I call it the posh house as it's so lovely!
It has a big open plan kitchen / living space in the middle that opens onto an uncovered stoep. There are 2 large double bedrooms, each with a bathroom, and as they are on opposite sides of the house they are very private from each other.
It is quite far from the camp waterhole, so not many people walk by outside.
The waterhole is also fabulous - have seen leopard there and have also had really good sunset drives from camp.
Only thing to watch out for is sometimes baboons in camp-keep your doors and windows closed if they are still visiting.
Will be there myself in October - can't wait!!


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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Unit 13 burnt down in 2001 and was rebuilt, so maybe it was rebuilt diferently from the rest.

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 Post subject: Re: Talamati Bushveld Camp
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Talamati is open for business!!

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yesterday sunset drive we saw african wild cat, rhino, buffalo and gnu
morning drive today we saw sable, warthog, kudu and the like
and Talamati style we were the only people at the sable sighting which was between imbali and fairfield.


http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1881635#p1881635

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 Post subject: Recommended Cottage in Talamati
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Hi, We are staying at Talamati for 3 x nights in May - I saw a previous message that indicated that Talamati cottage No 1 is really nice. I emailed the camp and they advised that cottage number 1 is type GC6. I have booked a smaller cottage CO4 which covers Talamati cottages numbers 2.4 & 7. I would really appreciate advice on which is the best out of smaller Talamati cottages numbers 2.4 & 7 - Thanks for your help - I love this forum - Happy Easter, Marion :P


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Cottage in Talamati
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Welcome to the forum Marion.

The cottages are strung out in a long line, and for some strange reason, the entrance faces the back of the next one. The lower the number the closer to the waterhole and hide.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended Cottage in Talamati
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Hi Marion, and a very warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

Please do read through this topic, I am sure you will find all you need and if you have any further questions please do ask. :thumbs_up:

There is also Talamati sightings which you might find useful as well.

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