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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai from Mopani - should we?
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I think everyone should at least do one bush braai during their lives.

It is a totally different experience and I have had a lovely one from Letaba a good number of years ago.

All food are supplied for you. Then there is a usually a small "cash bar" available. But I am pretty sure that you can take your own drinks and additional snacks. Enquire about that prior to your booking.

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braai from Mopani - should we?
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I have done a few
recent one was 2 yrs ago at Satara
They are all great
Candle light dinner with the stars above in the bush :thumbs_up:
Simple but good food

And a sunset drive included

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 Post subject: Re: How to get Bush Braai reservations at Mopani
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Hi and welcome to the forums, ThomasC :D

Please read more about Bush Braais on this page and if you the link given under "Bookings" it will lead you to camp telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses here .

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 Post subject: Re: Which camps offer a Bush Braai?
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Not all camps have bushbraais. In this pdf, from page 12, are all the activities per camp, including the braais.
You will need to keep in mind that (I think) there is a minimum of people attending, so put in a reservation for it beforehand.

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 Post subject: Re: Which camps offer a Bush Braai?
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Hi

I have never done a Bush Braai but have done a breakfast. It was lovely we started with a morning drive and ended at the River. It was lovely, this was at Letaba. If you cant do a bush braai consider this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Which camps offer a Bush Braai?
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Done a braai in august at Berg en Dal
Snug around the fire and certainly worth it
But remember to dress warm for the sunset and night drive, which is also part of the venue
windproof jacket, beanie and gloves

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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You can do a self-catering bush braai at any picnic spot during the day. The special bush braais offered from the camps are only available catered by the restaurants in association with the camps. If you have special dietary requirements they would take these into account.

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 Post subject: Re: Best camps for Bush Braais
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I think different camps use different areas. BnD was using a site out in the bush recently, but will now use the day picnic area. I believe Lower Sabie use Mlondozi picnic area mostly. Best to ask the camp/gate for more information.

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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Hi everyone
I have done two bush braais and they are great - they are pricey but if you have an occasion to celebrate its worth it.
I was fortunate to be involved in the very first one KP did out of Lower Sabie a few years ago, and then again with my family from US - we were a group of eight.
The second braai, which was also out of LS, the weather didn't play its part, and it poured with rain from start to finish - the braai was held up at Mlondozi (under cover) so that was fine. Great assortment of food and plenty of it. Besides the braai, your sunset drive is always worth it.

I think each camp charges differently and you may need to contact the camp directly to find out prices.

Will be booking again for end Jan for group of seven ... again from LS.


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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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We've just returned from Kruger and went on a sunset Bush Braai from Skukuza. There were 8 of us - 4 Aussies, 2 from England and 2 from Italy. We arranged all this via the forum (amazing).

The evening drive before the braai was great as we sat for about 20mins. watching a cheetah mother and her 3 cubs (about 1/3 grown) on an impala kill just on the bush right next to the road. If that wasn'tt enough we came across 2 young male lions sauntering (no other word for it) along the road. About 2 kms from the lion sighting the vehicle turned down a road and we entered a low fenced area (about 1m high). The vehicle drove in through a gate, dropped us all off, and then went back out and closed the gate.
We were in a fenced area about 100 m square (might have been more). The perimetre was lit with candles with brown paper bags over them (very atmospheric looking). There was a table set beautifully with white cloths, serviettes, silverware etc. There were about 4 men (who had been there for some time preparing everything).
We were offered steak and chicken from the grill, several dishes from iron pots, several types of salad. For dessert there was a hot type of pudding (cake) with custard. Drinks were available (to buy). Nice wine etc.
There was a toilet (I asked for an escort as there were hyena's outside the fence and I kept thinking about the lions we had just seen not far from the braai). We didn't do a game drive on the way back as we had spent so much time looking at animals prior to the braai that by the time we had finished the meal it was time to go back to Skukuza.
It was a great experience and for us (esp. non South Africans) not expensive at all. It was about $50 Aust. each and in Perth (our home town) we would pay about that for a two course meal at a restaurant without a game drive beforehand.
I thoroughly recommend it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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Some photos I took of our Skukuza bush braai in 2011

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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Lower Sabie bush braai at Mondolozi May 2010

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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I will try and post some of mine from this year out of Lower Sabie. We were taken to a location in the middle of the bush - it was awesome.
They stopped using Molondozi some time ago.

Love the fancy chair covers used out of Skukuza.


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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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Our bush braai out of Lower Sabie - delicious food, and a wonderful evening.
I had family out from USA and they thought it was a highlight of the trip.

I recommend it to anyone wanting a real bush experience.

This location is really in the middle of no mans land - a huge circle of grass was cut short where the braai took place, and the surrounding boundaries were lined with candles placed in paper bags. The long grass surrounded us. (hope it makes sense)

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 Post subject: Re: Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts
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Two more photos ..... our chefs had at work and the ranger taking guard. :clap:
Notice how the grass is cut.


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