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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Hey Marge,

22 has an awesome view but doesn't have much shade in the mornings, so if shade is a priority you may want to consider another unit.

Hang around on this thread and I'm sure that you will get the best of both worlds. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Tent 23 is my favourite 2 beded unit. It is close to ablutions, very private and has a lovely view.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Leanawel, we stayed at number 33 last year. Number 34 seemed to be great. It is far from 33 and you can't even see 35 on the other side. Number 34 is also very close to the fence and I think the view should be super. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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The tents are roughly all on the same level , they are all on platforms , some of the platforms are higher above the ground , with a more or less uniform gap of about 40 cm between the platform and the ground at the rear of the tents . The ground slopes away to varying degree towards the front of most of the tents (where the stairs and the patio are on the river view side) , depending on the terrain around a particular tent . Thus some tents have longer stilts (longest about 1 metre) at the front & have a longer staircase to access the platform - certain have just 2 or 3 steps , others have up to 7 or 8 (?) steps .

I hope this is helps ...

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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TahlsB wrote:
Is there someone stationed in the camp to assist with any problems - for example, if you find a snake in the tent - or do you have to contact Orpen??

Yes, there are staff quarters, but I would use the duty manager number anyway, or check during office hours what to do.

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Can Tamboti guests use the Orpen swimming pool during the day??

I have done so.You might have missed the nonsense I wrote about a tunnel to use it at night.....

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I am aware that day visitors cannot bring alcohol into the park, does this also apply to overnight guests??

No

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And lastly, any suggestions on good routes to drive in this area at that time of year?
H7 to Satara, Rabelais loop, Timbavati road to picnic site. Most roads deliver reasonably, but you could be very lucky, or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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TahlsB wrote:
And lastly, any suggestions on good routes to drive in this area at that time of year?

The H7 (Orpen - Satara tar road) is a great road :D
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Timbavati road to picnic site.
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That's the s39 going to Timbavati Picnic Sight. Then down to Satara and back.

If I were you, I would skip the s140 and s145 roads South of Rabaleis Loop because its usually quiet with General game :whistle: Rather spend the best time of day (early morning and late afternoon) on the H7.

Take a look at the sightings pin up board to see where the Wild dogs that frequent the area are being seen! There is a pin up board at Tamboti by the one ablutions block, and at Orpen which is 900meters or so from the Tamboti/Maroela private road turn off.

If you being kept awake by lion or hyena, get out out of the tent and shine a torch into the riverbed that the tent overlooks. Perhaps you will be fortunate like I was :wink:

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 Post subject: tamboti with the best view?
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Any suggestions which 4 bed safari tent in tamboti ( not a luxury tent ) has the best view?

#40 - i heard has a good view but is a luxury tent

22 / 23 ?


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:19 am 
I have stayed in number 20 and we had a great view of the riverbed.


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?
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:redface: Sorry, you are right :thumbs_up:

Go for 21, 22 or 23. If I remember correctly, nr 22 is a good choice :hmz:

You will enjoy Tamboti, my favourite is nr 40, but it is so popular, have not been able to stay there for the last 4 years. :cry: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?
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Hi Kujo

Contact details:

Contact Orpen
Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6355
Fax: +27 (0)13 735 6359


You need to send them a fax with a option 1 and 2 requesting the specific tent.


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?
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Hey tent dweller,

We requested specific safari tents for our trip to Tamboti in September last month. I emailed Tinyiko Mtsetwene (tinyiko.mtsetwene@sanparks.org) who responded within a couple of hours saying that my request had been successful.

Hope that helps and you get the tent that you want! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Here's the post TheunsH

avon vosloo wrote:
I'm in the park at the moment - camping in Satara. Links are very slow and I'd rather sit outside and listen to the lions roar :wink:

Brief update on my visit so far. We had to evac from Maroela day before yesterday - yes, the Timbavati burst it's banks and flooded into the campsite along the fence. Not much damage though but in Tambotie ten tents as well as part of the fence washed away. Some people stayed overnight at a college camp close by, we where lucky to get one of the chalets at Orpen.

We left our caravan on higher ground for the night (in the middle of the road just where the road split to Tambotie) and got to Orpen via a back road guided by Richard (the section ranger). Some once-in-a-lifetime phodies will follow in my trip report when we get back in 11 days time. This morning Maroela was still very wet and the duty manager recommended we move to Satara where it will be safer.

Did that and took a drive out to see the damage done at Tshokwane - truly unbelievable.

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Here is some photos of the damage at Tamboti when we where there in May 2012.

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tamboti-1 by w1tw0lf, on Flickr

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tamboti-2 by w1tw0lf, on Flickr

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tamboti-3 by w1tw0lf, on Flickr

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tamboti-4 by w1tw0lf, on Flickr

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tamboti-5 by w1tw0lf, on Flickr

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tamboti-6 by w1tw0lf, on Flickr


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tamboti-8 by w1tw0lf, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
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Hubby phoned me one day this last week to ask: "Do you feel like going to Tamboti 11 - 15 July?"

DUHHHH! :P

So our booking is made.

A quick question though, since I have never stayed in one of the tents in Kruger before: Does it get very cold at night? Do I need to take a gas heater for the July nights in a tent?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Hi Tieroog
It gets very cold at night as the camp is next to the (dry)river bed. After sunset you will feel the drop in temperature.
There should be enough extra blankets in the wardrobe. Check before housekeeping lock up and go, otherwise you might be sorry.
We are going in August for the 3rd time, and manage with the bedding supplied.
Good luck with the trip.


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