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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Which will be a quieter more wooded spot?
A bungalow, BD2E, on left /west side of camp on main road to most bungalows (and Convention centre), across road from dog cemetary or:-
A bungalow, BD3, on east /right of camp near road to Selati restaurant and close to camping area?
Has anyone stayed near these areas? :hmz:
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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:55 pm 
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Hello Kite,

I did stay in BD2E in unit no 4. That corner was really quite and at night i could hear a hyena close by. Have no idea bout BD3 as i haven't stayed there.

i guess it depends on your neighbours too :) we were lucky to have quite ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Church in Skukuza
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Yes, just to confirm. There is a church in the staff village opposite the primary school. Though it is a Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk) anybody is welcome to attend. Services are in Afrikaans in the mornings, though there used to be English services in the evening. I am not sure whether this is still the case.

Contact Rev. Carel Lourens at 013 7355424.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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Hi there - some advise please. We are staying at Skukuza later in the year. I am looking for BEST view possible - I think it is between LR2W (SEMI LUXURY RIVERSIDE BUNGALOW ) or GC4V (Guest Cottage)
any suggestions which option to go for?? many thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Hi there Suebfly

I have stayed in both. The LR2W is located west of the restaurant, while the GC4V cottage is lower down on the bank of the river to the east side of Skuz.

My opinion is that both have almost the same view on the river.

The GC4C is a very nice cottage with a kitchen, 2 bedrooms en-suite, big patio and braai on the grass. We had a wonderful stay there. On the other hand, the LR2W is a unit with one bedroom, big bathroom, patio with a modern built-in braai on the patio. It is much smaller, but very stylish and modern. It was very nice to stay there too :lol:

But again :doh: the view on the river is the same :hmz:


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 Post subject: Self catering in Skukuza bungalows
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:50 am 
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Hello to all.

We are newbies to the forum so hope we are posting in the correct place.

We are travelling from Australia, and in April will be coming for our second [but not last] stay in KNP. We have booked four camps over two weeks and cannot wait. Our last stay was only for 5 days, when we stayed in Lower Sabie and Satara bungalows.

My question relates to the cooking facilities in the LR2W [semi luxury riverside] bungalows at Skukuza. We are hoping to do quite a bit of self catering this time and at all camps have booked bungalows with kitchens again. However on looking at photos of the LR2W kitchens it appears that some do not have stovetop/ hotplates which we would need for cooking and heating food. There appears to be some kind of oven in the wall but not quite sure, also we are not quite sure if there are utensils, crockery, pots and pans etc provided in these bungalows.

The other camps we have booked do mention all these items so it just a little confusing, can anyone please enlighten us on this.

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 Post subject: Re: Self catering in Skukuza bungalows
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Hi VicRob,

Have a look here

This is a photo of one of those units taken by roaneric

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The oven thing is the build in braai........................ :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses
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Grantmissy wrote:
Does anyone know which is the better of the two categories - the GC6 or the GC6D or are they the same and anyone of the two is good for 5 people? Not sure what the D means. Thank you :thumbs_up: .
As far as I know the D stands for a double bed in one of the bedrooms whereas the other will only have single beds.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Skukuza
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Hi Pickled Pig

You cannot request specific camp sites for Skukuza ... it is a 'choose from what is available' camp. There are many level camping areas, under shade, but not really next to the fence. The sites next to the fence are on a bit of a slope, and we have a Conqueror Commander, and it was strained to get level :lol: Just back from the fence though there are level sites, on terraces, and you might be lucky to get three together. Early June is not yet school holidays, so I advise you to try get to the camp around 9am ... by then most who are moving out that day have left and there is the biggest selection of sites available.

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 Post subject: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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Hi

I have been asked to book for 4 people including myself at cottage over looking the river in Skukuza camp.

There are the following options:
Absa Guest House (GAB)
Moni Guest House (GMS)
Guest Cottage (GC4V)
Nyathi Guest House (GNY)
Waterkant 1 Guest House (GW1)
Family Cottage (GW2)

From the map I see these are all the bigger cottages that fit 4 people and are on the river.

I want to know, which are the best in terms of game viewing?
What are your experiences?

Are all of the above mentioned on the river?

And in your opinion which guest house in the whole of Skukuza would you choose for best game viewing?

Photos would help a lot!

Thanks for all your help!


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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We've stayed over the years in all of the GC4V. They are really super and on the river.

Two bedrooms, two bath rooms, inside kitchen and sittingroom. Table and chairs outside on the stoep.

It's in a very quiet part of Skukuza and we've seen some animals next to the fence and on the opposite bank of the river. Many evenings you can hear the leopards calling.

Accommodation photos

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Dear Bert,

Yes, the GC4V's are great for 4 persons, bedrooms in my view a little tight, but nice living area with open plan kitchen and verandah. Of the larger ones, Waterkant is nice and private, while Monis is more centrally located with rather superb view.

Best wishes!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Hi Bert

I have been lucky over the years to stay in the following guest houses and cottages, so can advise you.
1) Monis Guest house, great view and centrally situated close to Restuarant and shops but still feel far from the crowds.great for 4 plus people
2) Elsie Clark, super view and the pick of the bunch, great for 4.
3) Waterkant 1 superb view, total privacy, better than Elsie Clark if more than 4
4) Waterkant 2 was ok, no real view, have to go onto Waterkant 1 lawn for view, would pick as my last choice of the above.

All are good units and you will not be dissapointed in any of them.

Enjoy


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
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I have stayed in the GC4V's, Ossendryver and loved the view and sightings from there. :D
Magnificent and humbling experience to have elephants so near that you could actually have touched them.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Guest Cottages - Questions
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:28 am 
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The best accommodation in Skukuza (in my view) is GC 6 and GW 2 (Waterkant 2). Both have excellent river views. GC6 has a very nice lapa outside. But for privacy nothing can beat GW2 - its a gem right in the corner of Skukuza, feels like you are part of the bush. Enjoy!


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