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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Nkulu » Thu May 20, 2010 7:27 am

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with regard to powdering our noses, we had the bushbraai at a well known picnic spot/ birdhide and all the normal facilities were there, only no electricity and we had to walk a couple of metres with flashlights - very civilised. But as my Bil said "The first time he has been escorted "to spend a Penny" by a lady with a BIG gun :D
The braai lasts as long as you reasonably like, obviously if you sit around too long the subsequent "night drive" will be shorter. We opted for more time spent on the drive back and had a lovely time.

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I also initially thought the cost was high but as it was a "once in a lifetime" trip decided to grin and pay up. Now I know it was worth every penny. We had a sunset drive (R160 ? ) a night drive (R 140 ? ) and a wonderful three course meal well prepared and beautifully presented at approx R 180 per head - several of us (including me :) ) went back for seconds. We also had two rangers to chat to at our leisure and the enjoyment of a private party - no fake camo or khaki :twisted: ( for those who have had a drive spoilt by obnoxious guests you will understand - as Patrick said he has been asked why Sanparks do not mow the grass to improve the viewing :twisted: )
It was money well spent and I will bankrupt myself again :lol: to repeat the experience.
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Dotty » Thu May 20, 2010 12:50 pm

We did a bush braai at Pretoriouskop in March.The drive was done first (Pat was the guide) We left P'kop at 5pm and returned around 9-30pm/10pm. There are a few photos my Trip report here It was just the 4 of us and a very specal night :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Nkulu » Thu May 27, 2010 9:20 am

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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby SusieB » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:03 pm

missings.a.! wrote:
Someone mentioned "powdering their nose". Does that mean for women going into the bush or, do they have a portaloo? Only reason asking, I powdered my nose once in the bush and was absolutely terrified. As I would love to take my mother, perhaps she would have difficulty.


We did a Bush Braai fro BnD and they set up a special loo tent with portaloo. You do have an 'escort' too. You are certainly well looked after!

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Re: Bush Braai

Unread postby bert » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:47 pm

Hi
Done 2
Berg en Dal and Satara
Actually held at a fixed spot with laid tables and fires and pots
Same area being used
near each camp
The 2 i visited had a real toilet
No light, so take a torch and there is always a ranger to first check out the toilet for your own safety.

Braai is with two armed guides.
The one taking you to the venue
And one already there waiting with the cook and food.
to answer your question
Its safe and clean

Both i have done were great and dont mind doing another one 8)

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Re: Bush Braai

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:03 pm

Welcome, and beware of addiction!

All questions welcome too....we always try to answer them.....

At BnD bush braais there is a dome tent off to one side with a porta-potty. Suspect that is the sort of thing usually set up if it is not a recognised picnic site for example. The advice to take a torch is good though. The area is lit, but with candles in paper bags (the special KNP lighting system!) which does not give a huge amount of light.

Food is wonderful and plentiful......so enjoy!
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Jackal Berry » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

Hi
We enjoyed an inforgettable Bush Braai at Satara!! Booked 5 days in advance.
They organized this great experience just for us..(family,4 adults).During the sunset-drive (5-7pm) we saw more than expected..from Lions to Genet, Civet ecc. Our Guides, Mas & Happy, showed us the African Bush in such an impressiv way.
The dinner and ambiance was better than a six-course meal in any six-star hotel! :)
The night-drive back to the camp (50 min.) showed us again more african spice..including a Leopard, but this one was really a beauty!!!
Thanks to Mas and Happy and to the whole kitchen and safety-crew!!!!!

A Bush Braai is not cheap, but it's worth a lot..and in Paradise you pay with your feeling, not with money! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Bush Braai

Unread postby Dotty » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:39 pm

In this link is some info
I have been on one at Pretoriouskop..a party of 4...
The cost was approx R1300 If I remember rightly
pictures here
we left around 5pm and got back after 10pm delivered to the door :)
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Re: Bush Braai

Unread postby Weltenman » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:22 pm

Warmsunshine, the best way to find out is to contact the camp regarding availability for the bush braai and also the price. As you see the price does vary from camp to camp. Don't know why though... :)
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Re: Bush Braai?

Unread postby SusieB » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:16 pm

We did one a couple of years ago at Berg en dal which was most enjoyable. There was just the 3 of us and we were lucky enough to have ecojunkie as our guide for the evening, which made it even more memorable! If you have any questions about the Berg en dal bush braai's she may be able to help you out.

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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Weltenman » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:22 am

Seems like the only drinks included is coffee and tea if I read this page correctly, Bush Braais, it does state on that page that a cash bar is available.
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Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

Unread postby Dotty » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:35 am

We ordered the drinks we required (we were not great drinkers) a few beers and savanna's so that the guys knew our preferences and didn't have to cart to much out into the bush..
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Re: Bush Braai from Mopani - should we?

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:23 am

I think everyone should at least do one bush braai during their lives.

It is a totally different experience and I have had a lovely one from Letaba a good number of years ago.

All food are supplied for you. Then there is a usually a small "cash bar" available. But I am pretty sure that you can take your own drinks and additional snacks. Enquire about that prior to your booking.
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Re: Bush Braai from Mopani - should we?

Unread postby bert » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:55 pm

I have done a few
recent one was 2 yrs ago at Satara
They are all great
Candle light dinner with the stars above in the bush :thumbs_up:
Simple but good food

And a sunset drive included

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Re: How to get Bush Braai reservations at Mopani

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:14 pm

Hi and welcome to the forums, ThomasC :D

Please read more about Bush Braais on this page and if you the link given under "Bookings" it will lead you to camp telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses here .
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