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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:07 am

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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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:00 pm

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.

TahlsB wrote: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.....

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

No

TahlsB wrote: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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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:28 pm

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
Bush Baptist wrote: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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tamboti with the best view?

Unread postby hen&lies » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:11 am

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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Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?

Unread postby Joao » 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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Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:43 pm

: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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Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?

Unread postby hen&lies » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:56 am

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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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby w1tw0lf » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:21 pm

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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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby djf » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:13 pm

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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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby SusieB » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:28 am

GregW wrote:Hi

I have a couple of questions I hope someone can help me with;

1. Are there individual braai facilities at each of the 2 and 4 bed tents (the budget ones)?
2. There are 2 of us staying, is there any advantage in getting a 4 bed over a 2 bed tent (more space etc)?

Thanks


1. Yes every tent has an individual braai.
2. We have ended up with a 4 bed tent for 2 of us a couple of times and the extra space is useful as they are very spacious. However the 2 bed are fine too.

Have a great trip!

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby saraf » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:59 am

There have been leopards in Tambotie in the recent past but I haven't heard any reports of them recently.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:12 am

Leopards would not be top of my list for potential danger. Black Mamba would be much higher.

I would hesitate to take very young children unless I could supervise very carefuly. I think there are better equiped camps for young kids. I know that I would have been in my element playing, "Explorer/Explorer", but I would certainly not be in my element with my childen doing the same.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Leanawel » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:17 am

I agree MM - I adore Tamboti, but it is not a camp for young children to play around. Because of the bushes in camp one never know - we once encountered a snake, falling from the roof of our tent :big_eyes: Fortunately it was a harmless bushsnake (bosslang). Vistis to the bathroom at night could also be a problem with young children. Keep this wonderful camp on the wishlist for when they gets older :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby tent dweller » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:42 am

anabel1 wrote:The main problem in Tamboti is the baboons raiding the tents every morning about 7am looking for food. My granddaughter came face to face with them and was traumatised . Could have been a nasty incident. Perhaps they have moved on since the floods.


Baboons and monkeys still at Tamboti, raided and trashed our neighbours tent twice in July 2012, do not leave ANY food in tents and make sure all the windows are zipped closed when leaving in the mornings.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Cape of Storms » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:54 am

We love Tamboti and thourally enjoy staying here. We brought our girls with (6 and 8) and although they had lots of fun we had to supervise constantly. Fortunately they are very good and we promised that at Satara they could go exploring. It was amazing to stay here as always but parents need to be very aware. Even I had my heart pumping when the honey badgers came to visit. The kids were safely asleep in the tent so I rushed in to join them (ek is 'n BANGBROEK!!)


We loved our unit (number 37) but I believe the most sought after is 39 or 40. you are right in the corner and views both ways.

Have a great time and enjoy it.


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