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Re: Mopani Bungalows

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:05 am

Mopani may not have the diversity and numbers of wildlife as it is the case in central and southern Kruger but the central/southern parts does not have the Mopani shrub veldt of the north and those quiet good things that come with it :D .
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby El-Bok » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:43 pm

Got to say this was our favourite camp on our trip so much last year that we are hoping to book again this year.
Not just the dam view of the chalet but the staff where so friendly and welcoming to :D :D
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Accommodation at Mopani

Unread postby agincourt jasmine » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:12 pm

Hi all. This is my first post as a forumite. Can anybody tell me if the sleeper couches in the cottages at Mopani are suitable for adults?

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Re: Accommodation at Mopani

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:19 pm

Hi there and a warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

I have not personally stayed in that cottage type but going on the photo I would say unless the adult was very heavy they should be fine.
Often they say in the description if it is not suitable for adults.
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Re: Accommodation at Mopani

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:47 am

Hello Jasmine welcome to the forums. :thumbs_up:

As Elsa said, the photo looks like they should be fine, if the people using them are not too big.

Another option may be to book a BD4 unit (subject to aavailability).
We have stayed in those several times, and they have a bedroom with 2 single beds and another small one with the
two bunks, which are definitely big enough for a more substantial adult. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Accommodation at Mopani

Unread postby agincourt jasmine » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:05 pm

We stayed in the cottages with the bunk beds on our last visit and found them very claustrophobic.
We are not youngsters (6o's and 70's) and feel now that we need a bit of comfort.
As we are from UK we are limited with what we can bring as extras.

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A French little Tree in Mopani Camp

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:58 am

In Mopani Camp there is a tree/shrub named in honor of what I deduct from the name, a French person. It is prominently marked but I cannot remember the name of the person and no further information is provided. Does anyone perhaps know what the history is behind this shrub/tree and the naming of this specific specimen? I always look at it but with no clue what the story behind it is.
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Re: A French little Tree in Mopani Camp

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:49 am

:) Hi Grantmissy, i am sure if you contact Garth Holt (Mopani Camp Manager), he will be able to assist you.
I am not sure of a E-mail address, but this is the Telephone number: 013-7356535/6. He will be back at the Camp tomorrow. Hope this helps.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby roaneric » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:11 pm

Hi all :yaya:

We've booked a FB4 bungalow in July and would like to know if anyone can tell me if the veranda's/kitchens of all the units are facing the road or the bush. Can anyone recommend one that is a bit private?
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby ruthp » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:25 pm

roaneric - from what I remember of my walks around the camp over last year's easter week end - none of the kitchens / braai areas face the road - all face the bush

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby leopard7 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:13 pm

Roaneric: We stayed last Oktober in Mopani, had also FB4 and our Cottage (No. 83) was at the end of a cul-de-sac. The kitchen looked out on the parking aerea, but quite private as there was only the last Cottage to your right. Ursula

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby kellyee21 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:49 am

Hello,

We have a BD4 unit reserved for the end of April. All the recommended units seem to be for the units with a view, which are now a separate type and not available. Are there any recommendations for a BD4 ? Are any more private than others ? Thanks !

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:21 pm

Hi Kellylee,
I have never stayed in any of the BD4's personally,
always have been lucky enough to get the perimeter ones, # 49 & 51! :D

One of the things I like about Mopani is the fact that most of the bungalows are lovely and private as they have retained the natural bush between them all, so difficult to say which is better.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:38 pm

Hi everyone. I don't suppose any of you know how long the trail is at Mopani rest camp?
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread postby arks » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:27 pm

I've no idea how long that little 'trail' is, but it likely won't take you more than an hour at most to walk it, depending of course on what you see. When I walked it (a few years ago), I saw a pair of ellies quite close and watched them for quite some time as they seemed indifferent to (tho aware of) my presence. I also saw quite a variety of birds, including giant kingfishers. I found the walk very enjoyable!
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