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And the two dams on the Napi, Shitlhave and Vervoers are great for birding and animals coming down to drink

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Pretoriuskop is one of my favourites. The camping area (I gather that is what you actually need information on) is very nice. Nice big shady trees and quite level stands. Neat ablutions (like most camps in Kruger). I think Wildtuinman gave a very good description of the camp and game watching opportunities of the area.

In my opinion Pretoriuskop offers better campsites than Skukuza, where shady spots (especially needed in October) are not readily available.

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There is an annual floating trophy - Yvonne Knobel Cup - for the best run camp in the park .

PRETORIUSKOP has won it more often than any other .

Another little secret are the "School Huts" . Rondawels without fridges or bathrooms but dirt cheap (hardly more than a campsite) . I often book it for the Friday night of a weekend when rushing off lunchtime from the office for a short break.
The travel time is at least an hour less that to Skukuza , say .

Anyway you arrive late in the afternoon , have a swim , a drive around the kopies and short loops and then a pleasant evening . You hardly need to unpack much out of the car .
Braai or eat in the restaurant ( arguably one of the best) , and the next morning you can leave as gates open for whichever more glamourous camp you have booked for . The Numbi road to Skukuza will produce the goods , guaranteed . Definatly a worthwhile stopover .


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The grasses are at there shortest in august all through the park, as it is right at the end of the dry winter season .
August is normally very good viewing all round .


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I still have a little brochure (25 pages) on the Sable Trail in Pretoriuskop. I bought it for R5 (quite a few years ago) but cannot remember where - surely not in Pretoriuskop. The full title is: Pretoriuskop - The Sable Trail (sponsored by Mazda). It was printed for the first time in 1993. I never walked the trail in the camp (don't know if it still exists), but the brochure gives detailed info on various trees which you pass on the trail, a short history of the camp, the Royal Huts and a few mammal species found commonly in the area. On the last page is also a check list of animals found in the Pretoriuskop area. The brochure was written and compiled by the Honorary Rangers of the Lowveld region and acknowledgement is also given to other contributors. One of the contributors was Mrs Irene Grobler - also interestingly called "Mrs Skukuza".

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Might book a bungalow for 4 persons.
But cant remember from last year or find any evidence on the website of a veranda (stoep).
Does anyone know :?:


The Huts have no stoep, but I do believe the Bungalows has a small stoep simular to all the bungelows in the park, also parking next to the door.

With respect to the service issue, over the last year I were there twice and up to now service was realy good. Going there again in April 2007.

Most of the game spotted is on old voortrekker road to Afsaal and looping tar road back to camp.

On my last visit encountered Sable every day, mainly on Old Voortrekker road.


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This is one of the 4 bed cottages on the perimeter, No 114:
Nice position :)
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Maybe it is because it is because it is the camp I've visited first.
Maybe it is the lower occurance of malaria & the great pool that give the children the oppertunity to swim till late.
Maybe it is because it is giving almost as peaceful an atmosphere than the North.
Maybe it is because I've seen wilddog, leopard, side striped jackal, sable and serval all within a few days close to camp.
Maybe it is a combination of all above together with good service that makes me return to Pretoriuskop frequently.


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Marietjie I can also become very nostalgic about Pretoriuskop. I'm lacking poetic skills, but sometimes I get the urge to sing the praises of this wonderful historical camp. Personally it is one of the camps (or rather areas) that has not proven to be a particularly "lucky" area for me (although I have seen some beautiful things in the area), but it is a place which triggers my "homesick-button" every time I think of it.

Pretoriuskop has always been known as "the friendly camp". There is a certain quietness and calmness which I only find in Pretoriuskop.

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In the United Arab Emirates we use Coleman pegs in the mountains, its about 10in long and 10mm wide. We hammer them into extremly rocky ground, getting them out is another story. The coleman peg will go into the Pretorius Kop soil like a hot knife into butter, promise that.

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No 114 is in a nice position, nearest to the fence and also the swimming pool, we were in 115 and 116 this weekend, lions kept us awake at night and we had ellies right next to the fence this morning. Lovely weeping boerbean trees right outside full of birds.

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Hi,does anyone know where to book from? Which is better to book from central reservations or from other travel agents?

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Central reservations, as you only pay the price of the accomodation, and not a fee for making your reservation. You can do it from here, and you can check availability here first.

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