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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:07 pm

Homely little camp. Very well kept.

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby timbo » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:41 pm

Is there gas stoves available for campers to use?
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby Hugh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:58 pm

Yes there are . they have an open Boma and a kitchen area Plus a deep freeze
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby coisjvr » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:03 pm

Very nice Camp

I will recommend it, we stayed there for three night is Dec 2012.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby Ravvie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:52 pm

Hi ecojunkie and others! Hope all is going well in KNP EJ! I am camping in Malelane during the first week of May and after checking out your camping report from 2008, I was wondering whether you have some recent photos of the Malelane camping site. Also just to confirm - each site has its own braai right? (saw some on the photos of the above report)
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:19 pm

Nothing much has changed here. There are a number of braai stands around......should be enough for all but sometimes greedy folk take more than one........If that happens steal one back, or speak to staff! The braais are not built in here.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:47 pm

Just back from a day walk activity off-site.

Morning walks are available from both Malelane gate and camp. These are sometimes combined with BnD walks for logistic reasons.

The bungalows have not been upgraded and remain as before.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:55 pm

Crested Val wrote:Recently stayed in one of the bungalows, which we found to be spotlessly clean, quite spacious and very well equipped with cooking utensils. (Better than other camps!!)

It was so peaceful, we didn't want to leave. :whistle:

We will be back!!! :thumbs_up:

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How was the bungalow in terms of being adapted for the handicapped? Is there a bath? And could two people carry someone and load them in the bath? And are there stairs?

I know Malalane does not have any units that are officially adapted for the handicapped, but it is difficult to find handicapped accomm in the holidays, so it is handy to know which bungalows are OK :thumbs_up:
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:28 pm

Cheetah, the bungalow we stayed in (2) was fine for me.
You would be able to push your Mom in her chair, from where you park, along a path to the bungalow, as it's all on one level.

There is a shower and sink in one room and a separate toilet in another with a sliding door.

I think you would be able to manage.

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:38 pm

Which unit was that?
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:43 pm

#2. :doh:
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby ecojunkie » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:44 am

The bungalows are in a semi-circle facing the river - and yes, the cane-field on the other side, but there is a lovely shady grassed area between the bungalows and the fence. Sometimes there is noise from outside, both from a TSB lapa which is used for functions and sometimes from the Rugby club which is further away but used for bigger noisier functions (only a few times a year). The only other problem from outside is when they harvest the fields closest to the camps and then the noise is 24hrs/day (usually late May).

Bungalow 5 (the only3-sleeper - the others are 4-sleepers) is closest to the fence and the bush. The camp sites have the best bush views, and if people set up considerately then every site can have a place on the fence.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:12 pm

Malelane is a lovely little camp. Later in May/June we often get the annual cane burning and harvesting in the fields near camp which shatters the peace for several days at a time! Otherwise disturbance from outside is minimal. Birding in camp itself is good, and the Crocodile river is right in front of the camp too.

If you want to be sure of parking right next to the bungalow then ask for number 1 or 2 or number 5 (the only 3-bed bungalow).
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby coisjvr » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:34 am

Hi All

We camped there in Dec 2012 for three nights and were wonderful. We weren’t really bothered by the outside world, you still feel like you are in KNP. Our campsite was against the fence facing KNP so we didn’t even see the sugarcane. The quietness and animal life around the camp is great. We had hyenas every night at the fence, monkeys during the day, hornbills, squirrels (lots), woodlands kingfisher and elephants next to the camp. The facilities were very good. There was a large deep freeze in the kitchen for our meat and this also ensured cold cool drink the whole time. The ranger told us that there was a leopard one night close to the fence during our stay as he saw the leopard tracks close to the fence.

Here are some general photos.

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View of the park from our camp, when you camp on this side of the park you don’t see sugar cane field.
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These elephants were between the camp and the Crocodile River and opposite the river is the sugar cane. These photos were taken on the opposite side of the Malelane Camp from where we camped.
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I hope this helps and gives you a better idea.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:46 am

We spent 2 nights there at the end of feb.............it is a wonderful little camp!!!
Very well maintained and very quiet while we were there.
We really weren't worried that we were so near the outside of the park, and when we did look in that direction, I can think of worse things to see than rolling cane fields and mountains!!!
As said before, we had many animal and bird sightings. :thumbs_up:
We will definitely make a return visit next trip!! :dance:
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