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Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:43 am 
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Between the camp sites , swimming pool and the selati train resturant .
They are very nice units with a indoor lounge and large patio , Its just a pity they cant move them to Satara :lol:


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Very nice units
You hardly notice the neighbours and have a riverview
I am booked into the Elsie Clark cottage again this year 8)

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 Post subject: Skukuza: Waterkant Guesthouse info needed
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Does anyone have some detail (and some inside photos) on the room layout (floor plan) of the Waterkant Guesthouse in Skukuza?

My sister will be going there in two weeks time with friends. She specifically wants to know whether the lounge is in a separate building or whether all the bedrooms lead onto the lounge. Will they be able to have a baby sleeping in a camping cot in the lounge or is it not next to or connected to the bedrooms?


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Hi krugie,

We stayed at Waterkant 1 a couple of years ago.
As far as I can remember the whole building is a horseshoe shape and split in two, with 2 bedrooms on the right(when facing the river), and 2 bedrooms and the lounge on the left. The one bedroom is connected to the lounge, but does not lead onto the lounge at all.
All the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, and yes they are big enough to have a camping cot in there, as well as in the lounge.

IMHO this is one of the best guest houses in Kruger, because of its layout, location and privacy.

Hope she enjoys her stay!


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Maroela Man got it right..Waterkant is one of the best places we have stayed in. It is very big and I agree with you -you can easily get a cot in the bedroom.. it is very spacious.
Have a wonderful trip!


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 Post subject: skukuza - bungalows and roads
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Hi,

I'm due to go to Skukuza next weekend as part of honeymoon. Staying in one of the new luxury riverside bungalows for 2 nights. Can anyone please recommend which number bungalow I should stay in. I would like as private a bungalow as possible. Also advise please on which are the best roads around Skukuza and lower Sabie at the moment for game viewing.

I will also be in Lower Sabie for 1 night. Has anyone been recently and are the alterations very obtrusive.

Thanks. :)


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Hi Brett,

We stayed at 87 which was great. Very private, but as the Doc said, all the bungalows to the west side of the restaurant are pretty private.


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In all my years of going to Kruger, Skukuza has always been the bottom of my list.

I've always believed that the camps resident wildlife, was non-existent, excluding birds and monkeys of course.

We got back from the Kruger on the 27th May, having spent 8 nights in the park, 3 of which were in Skukuza.

Here is the pleasant surprise we received:

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 Post subject: Skukuza Library
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I've never been to the library - I'm wondering what interesting books they have there. Presumably mostly related to nature conservation and I'm sure there must be some historical treasures there. In particular, I've just read that the first guide\handbook for KNP was published in 1930 and that in 1932, a series of booklets called Unspoilt Africa was started by Stevenson-Hamilton and was published until 1950. Does anyone know whether these publications are available to read in the Skukuza Library?

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There is only one way to find out. Go there and ask the ladies if it is. :lol:

Its not just a library. It's a museum as well!! There are some awesome stuff in there, including a man killing leopard and Harry Wolhuter's lion which he had killed with the knife also present in the same exhibition. :wink:

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It is really worth a visit.
It is also the best place to go in 40 degree heat. Because of preserving the books and artifacts it is lovely and cool.
WTM is right in terms of the museum being really a place of interest.

I am not sure if its still there, but there was also one of the most magnificent exhibitions of wildlife photography in the hall opposite the museum.

Then there is one of the most luxurious, comfortable leather chairs to sink into after a hot morning's viewing. I did once have a quick 10 minute catnap there.

I have never been able to spend too long in the library, due to various factors, but I think it is well worth exploring.

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a lil bit more on what we have read @ the Library.

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 Post subject: Re: Road outside Skukuza
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jakoventer wrote:
When leaving camp, there is a road that turns left with a no entry sign. This road seems to come out at the intersection with the day visitors spot on the left.

This would be a great shortcut to avoid the traffic. Does anyone know if the road is blocked and what will happen if you do use it as a shortcut.


Hi Jakoventer

I assure you, that road isn't really that exciting. Down there, you can see things like our finance and administration building, the staff quarters complex, the vehicle maintenance area, storage facilities and other logistics. It isn't really attractive anyway, so I would advise against using this road.

It is only for staff and official vehicle use, so if you are caught using this road, you will get a fine.

Sorry, but no.

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mel123 wrote:
I've always thought that Skukuza is too "big and commercial" but this topic has convinced me to give it another go.


I had the same perception until I camped in Skukuza in for 5 nights during November 1999. Since then I have a total different opinion about this camp. Yes, the jeep jockeys can pester you on the roads around Skukuza, and traffic jams at good sightings can be at the order of the day - but the camp itself is great.

I have camped in Skukuza once after 1999, and in my opinion it is the camp with the best maintained and neatest ablution facilities for campers. I love the camp and will be in the Elsie Clarke guset house during mid-February.

I am convinced that you will enjoy Skukuza.

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Does anyone know the difference between a Bungalow (BD2), a Bungalow (BE2) and a Bungalow (BG2UT)? :?

Location perhaps?


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