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To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:33 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Hey BB :D I'm going to break the spell :lol: :lol:

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but as you and I know, this is not a camp for sissies.


Absolutely MM. It is far too long since I have been there, but I am in a KTP 'season' at present.
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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:40 pm

An BB, MM moment :k

behind the scenes, but equally appreciating the moment.

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you will not see this many BB, MM moments :wink:
but this camp has stood the test of time.
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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:04 am

Apart from my favourite which is Shingwedzi I would also say that we have had consistent good times and good service at Orpen camp. The waterhole in front of the row of bungalows are great as there is always something wonderful to see when sitting on one of those benches next to the fence. Even when there are no animals at the waterhole the typical Lowveld bush scene surrounding Orpen with the Marula trees are quite adequate and even better still when the moon is full :D. We have also seen plenty of birds in camp and also seen a few snakes including a juvenile boomslang in the vegetation in front of the shop. It is also probably the camp where we have heard the most bush sounds during the night including lions :wink:. Friends of us who just returned from a visit to Kruger was also very impressed as they are talking very fondly about Orpen camp. :thumbs_up: for the Orpen staff.
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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:54 am

Well done Orpen staff :thumbs_up:

I would definitely have Tamboti in my top 3 camps in Kruger! Wonderfully rustic bush experience! (so much so that it is a struggle to survive as Bush Baptist can testify). But I would not stay there for longer than 3 nights. As wonderful as the H7 is, I don't like to be confined to go down it all the time :lol:
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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby bert » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:39 pm

Lower Sabie
Even from way before safari tents and restaurant deck
And stayed in the 2 persons simple bungalows, huts, safari tents, luxury bungalows
And love the diverse landscapes and ditto animals in the area

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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby tent dweller » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:13 pm

Balule is my favourite camp (only camped there once for 14 days), but Pretoriuskop is the first camp my SO ever took us to and every trip since then has always included a trip to Pretoriuskop, from the campsite, to the huts to the bungalows, to the area inside the camp to the roads around the camps and the dams and loops, Pretoriuskop never fails us
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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby o-dog » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:36 am

Which has stood my test of time... :hmz:

No doubt Shingwedzi is my number 1! Been the same for the last 25 years...love it...its the epitomy of what Kruger used to be like when the first tourists started going to the park and its out of the rat race of the south.
I hope they never change the layout of the camp, it brings back such great childhood memories going back there. Even if its not as well run as before, nothing can ruin my stay there. I like the way one is reminded of the simplicities of life when up there. Viewing has always been good up there for my family too!

Olifants, Letaba, Croc Bridge, Punda and Satara are all right up there as well.

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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:33 am

Bush Baptist wrote:Must agree o-dog, not mush has changed recently at Shing. It retains its old charm.


I do hope that Shingwedzi will remain like that for many years to come.
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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby manicwalker » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:08 am

For me its gotta be Tsendze out of season!
Punda has a certain very enjoyable atmosphere that brings back the "early" days in Kruger
But anywhere in Kruger is better than not being in Kruger!! :dance:

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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:41 pm

I am sorry that Shingwedzi is damaged but it will remain the favorite of many and it will stand the test of time.

Letaba is another favorite as a person always gets a sense of “I (Letaba Camp) have been here for many years and many visitors have been enjoying the view of the ancient river from my restaurant veranda” in other words it is a welcoming camp - and a typical Kruger style camp - especially after a drive in the hot sun.
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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby yoda » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:16 am

Olifants. And one of those units with a view of the river. :thumbs_up:

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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby bert » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:20 am

Pretoriuskop
Even the pool is original "old"
Being the first camp i visited in 67 :wink:

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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Tue May 07, 2013 6:44 am

I would have to say Punda, followed by Shingwezi and Pretoriaskop.

I must say Skukuza is so commercial, its like being back in the city. We only use it as a pit stop

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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby Pawps » Sun May 12, 2013 10:05 am

Lower Sabie is hard to beat with its wonderful setting on the river, and prolific wildlife around (and big 5 opportunities). It certainly seems the hardest to get accommodation there!

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Re: To date which Kruger Camp has stood your test of time?

Unread postby MarkusF » Sun May 12, 2013 11:02 am

For us Shingwedzi as well. Have that "old" layback atmosphere and not busy as some other main camps. And great roads around for peaceful drives.


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