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 Post subject: Re: Huts at Pretoriuskop
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:47 am 
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Not to worry Helsinki, the EB2 huts have a fridge and aircon - so there are plugpoints. And every hut has its own braai. :D

Enjoy your trip! :thumbs_up:

(We always take along a multiplug - very handy.)


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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I was wondering if anybody could give us some advice :hmz: we are going to Pretoriuskop in December (18th to 23rd) what does the daytime temperature get to? Does it normally rain? Do the huts that sleep 2 have a plug?
Thanks a stack for any advice

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:03 pm 
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TD..nice to see you again. :thumbs_up:

The trouble is in this time of global warming, or whatever people want to call it, the weather is very unpredictable.

In 2009 we were in P'Kop late December and it was freezing and poured with rain...........everyone was miserable and had on coats and hats!!!

However in 2010 ot was hot as heck, and the sun poured down on us mercilessly!!

In other words the weather will be what it will be..............though I think in fairness it is more likely to be hotter than cold, but you should definitely be prepared for rain.

As regards the huts............ES2 does not have plugs, EB2 does ( I think!!)

Sorry not to be more helpful, but that is just what we found!!

Whatever the weather, have a wonderful time. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Huts at Pretoriuskop
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naomi c wrote:
(We always take along a multiplug - very handy.)


Good advice indeed!! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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We will be visiting Pretoriuskop next week for 5 nights,we have never been to the park in summer, our annual holiday is always in winter, what temps can we expect? I have asked a few people and most say it is going to be unbearably hot, so now I have decided to ask the experts (fellow mites), thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Hi Tent Dweller, it can be hot, but my experience has been mixed. I have often had light rain and drizzle this time of the year which has made it rather pleasant.

The bush is green and filled with life that the heat has not bothered me too much. I have tended to find November and February more difficult.

I love the fact that it is filled with babies:

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and little life forms playing the mating game.

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the bush noise can be almost deafening at times.

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Enjoy :thumbs_up:

Phabeni road in December.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:30 am 
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Morning Tentdweller

Pretoriuskop in December is one of the nicest places to ever be!
We have done it the past 5 Decembers, and NOT ONCE have we been deadly overheated...
It is much higher than the rest of the park, so at least 3-5 degrees cooler...
The grass is still short after burns, so visibility very good...
The pool is fantastic, sometimes even too cool for my liking...!
The lions love lying on the rocks, especially on the little loop off the S7 (Shabeni hill) ...
You are close to Phabeni gate if you need to go to Blyderiver Canyon during the heat of the day (even cooler up there)...
Perfect stopovers for breakfast or lunch = Afsaal, Mathekenyane hill south of Skukuza, Lake Panic/nursery gardens, Albasini ruins...
Don't miss the S65 loop near Vervoerdam -- in September we saw lions on it every day, plus a leopard at the waterhole (check http://www.wlsightings.blogspot.com -- he is seen there nearly daily). The lions love the rocky outcrops near the H1-1 entrance, and one had small cubs there in October...
Cheetahs are regularly seen -- a male on the S3 towards the Phabeni/S1 junction, two brothers on the H1-1 tar road near Vervoerdam...
Wild dogs had pups on the koppie just west of camp. In Oct they were running on the loops around the camp with 1 pup, seen 2 days ago on the Fayi loop...
Leopard are common close to camp on most roads....
ONLY negative fact at the moment -- new cattle grid at entrance to camp, so impalas were not sleeping in camp in October, and you may miss babies sleeping outside your hut in December...

Enjoy and tell us about it!
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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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2 questions.

Does the communal kitchen have gas stoves?

Is there a communal freezer available for campers?

Will be there in jan camping

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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We (SO,myself,LO and her boyfriend) have just returned from spending 5 fantastic nights in Pretoriuskop, we booked 2 huts (number 71 and 72), they were spotless and well maintained,the abultions were kept clean constantly, hot water was available everytime we went to shower, the kitchen areas were clean everytime we went to use the stove and to wash dishes,the shop was well stocked and the staff were very helpful and also very pleasant. Well done Pretoriuskop, you will remain close to our hearts forever because you were the first camp that we were ever privileged to visit and we will continue to visit you every year.

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 Post subject: Help Needed
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Hi all :D

I need some help with information on the six sleeper units at Pretoriuskop, those that have the two bedrooms with three beds each separated by the bathroom (BG6). Under accommodation types it says with either bath OR shower. There are only two of these units in the camp - does anyone know which number has the shower?

Sorry if the question has been asked before but I can't seem to find the information on it :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed
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Hi jts and a very warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

If you have a look Accommodation pics go to Pretoriuskop and click on the BG6 links I am sure you will find some info to help. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Help Needed
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Thanks ladies :) And thank you Elsa for the warm welcome!

I will have to contact the camp directly as it is not specified in the link provided, will give feedback just in case anyone else is looking for the same information :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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Thanks.. setting out early and heading away from gates on gravel roads is probably the answer then. Might spend more time just sitting and waiting at a waterhole in the Pkop region; I find it is always tempting to cover ground, rather than wait.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
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One our lasting memories from the last trip is parking up down a road that led nowhere and "Staking out" a puddle. The hour we were there we had 20 species of birds and 3 species of antelope come to visit. And no cars. Bliss.

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