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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby flying cheetah » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:35 pm

I stayed in Mopani in November for 3 nights and had a great time there.
The camp was not busy at all and everything in the unit was clean and ok.
The only sad thing is that they don't serve food at the deck anymore.
I was told that the way from the kitchen to the deck is too long and some guests complained that their food was not warm enough :?
But you still can get drinks on the deck :)
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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby flying cheetah » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:39 pm

Does anybody know how "old" the camp is today?
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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby johanrebel » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:53 am

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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:29 am

We will be staying in Mopani, amongst other camps, in May this year.
We have booked a guest cottage which says view.
Are all of these cottages with a view the same or would it be worthwhile to ask for a specific unit?
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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:20 am

We have also booked a guest cottage for our trip next month, it will be a first for us in this type of accommodation as we have always stayed in the BD4's # 49 & 51 before, both with a wonderful view of the dam.
So in effect I am also wondering which one will be the better one to request if it makes a difference.

Looking at The Map I was thinking #'s 9 to 12, 43 and 45 look to be the best.
I can let you know for sure when we are back. :thumbs_up:

Thanks for the confirmation re the change in eating places Val.
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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby kathy sa » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:30 pm

Grantmissy....

We have just got back from Mopani and we stayed in guest cottage number 52. We had a perfect view over the dam..as good as from the deck. We watched Elephants in the water, Buffalo and lots of birds including Saddled Billed Stork.

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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:19 am

Thank you Kathy for this information :thumbs_up:.
We will contact Mopani camp closer to our visit and ask whether it will be possible to allocate number 52 to us.
I am glad that you had such good sightings.
It sounds from what I am reading here that Mopani is a great camp to visit :D.
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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:57 pm

Yes, the BD4's all are equipped with utensils TD. :thumbs_up:

Just remember to take some steak knives as they don't seem to have those.

Did you request # 31 as I see it is one that doesn't have any view of the dam.
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Re: Mopani not aging well

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:44 am

You can maybe try and do a request a few weeks before your visit and ask for either #49 or 51 both have fantastic views, you might just be lucky if someone else has not yet requested them, maybe worth a shot.
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Mopani Bungalows

Unread postby Clairey » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:35 am

Hi there!

Trying to figure out whether to book BD4 or FB4 bungalow for 2 people, the BD4V are fully booked.
Which units are nicer in your opinion.

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Re: Mopani Bungalows

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:42 am

We stayed in a BD4V in January.

It's a wonderful chalet, the only "problem" was the afternoon sun on the patio and nowhere else to sit. Maybe the FB4 is then a better option???

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Re: Mopani Bungalows

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:24 pm

Clairey, from what I see I would say the FB4 looks a bit more spacious.
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Re: Mopani Bungalows

Unread postby kujo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:17 am

Going to Mopani over Christmas, I booked about a month back and there was ample accommodation available... Is this camp not popular over this time period?

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Re: Mopani Bungalows

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:44 pm

I think Mopani camp and area is not everyone's cup of tea, so to speak and therefore it is not as fully booked as the other camps, but I love it there and the area.
We find it very productive and have had some awesome sightings over the years. :D
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Re: Mopani Bungalows

Unread postby judik » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:09 pm

I have stayed there 3 times.
The bungalows are lovely and secluded,the river view ones are particularly nice
It is hit or miss but the Tropic of Capricorn loop has always been good
Last time saw lots of different kinds of antelope but no predators
The time before had a mating pair of lions-who were at it ALL the time :P
A spotted genet visited our bungalow and on an evening drive we saw a leopard kill a porcupine
Poor leopard, I bet he wished he had thought that one over :|

I like it because it isn't as crowded as the south.
Lots to be said about enjoying the birds and nature without keeping score
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