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Unread postPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 2:21 am 
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Yes, cookie, there is a fence. It runs between the tents and the riverbed, then along the end of that section of Tamboti, and along the acess road at the back, making a nicely fenced-in rectangle for the tents. Most of the tents are set high enough so that your view is well over the top of the fence, which is why you may not have noticed it, but it's there. 8) :wink:


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Hi vos,

Nr. 22 is a 4 person tent, and really is the best of the cheepest, so try to get hold of it

Enjoy, it really is a SUPER SPECIAL camp, especially check out the area (very early)where the gravel road to tambotie and marula joins the tar road, really good sightings possible. And if possible a sunset drive, really rewarding in this area.

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Hi, here are some pics of Tambotie :thumbs_up:

My home :dance:
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In the camp
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View of nr. 23
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Tent nr. 22, has a perfect view
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Hope this will do...

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Vos, I stayed in a 4 man budget tent and it was great.
Each tent has its own elevated braai area and I had fantastic views of the river bed.

The ablutions were really close, and spotless.

I even think each tent has its own baboon.

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Thanx to Monne, Bush Babtist, RosemaryH and Meandering Mouse for your comments.
We stayed in No 22 for two nights and simply had a fantastic time. The view, the bird-life, the trees and bush inside the camp, the sounds at night and the atmosphere made this an unforgettable experience. The friendly staff & the clean ablutions was a bonus.
The first night alone we heard hyena, jackal, lion and zebra calling. We had an hyena at the fence and later a fight in the riverbed which we thought were hyena. I grabbed my light and saw two figures near the far side of the riverbed. They moved like hyena but were very dark. Brown Hyena or Aardwolf?? These are so rare that I doubt it. Was exciting though.
On returning from out first day out at about 5 o'clock, 100 meters from the gate, a male leopard crossed the road and after seeing it move through the bush for a short while, it disappeared into the bush.
This is now one of my favourite camps in Kruger.


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Hi NatyP,

If you walk west on the 'path' from tent no 1, i.e. away from number 2, you get to the hide in about 50 metres. I have never found anything there except for a lonely saddle billed stork. They need to do serious 'gardening' in front of the hide. It is not well placed unfortunately.

The honey badger is seen at night sometimes when raiding bins. It is a very dangerous animal, and often fights off lion and leopard, so keep well away from it if you are lucky enough to see it.

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We stayed in Tamboti for the very first time :redface: , two weeks ago.
Stayed in No 23. Very very nice. However 23 have clear view of No 22, and vice versus. It would be ideal for 2 groups of friends to stay together in the two tents.

All I can say is, magic magic magic MAGIC :mrgreen: .
What a blast.
Wish there were more tented camps like Tamboti within the same price range as well.

PS. -Each bed have two nice woolly blankets and we found that more that enough.


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Hi DianevdL!

We stayed at Tamboti always in tent #40.It is right at the end of the fence and leaving the side windows of your tent open you really got the feeling as if you were sleeping right in the middle of the bush. If you are staying for the first time it might be a little bit scary to be in pitch darkness and hear all the sounds of the bush (believe me I know what I am talking about :wink: ) .
We love #40 , but I am convinced that you got a great view from the tents.
The last time we had a little furry visitor as well. Not with a Sweet tooth, but he/she was fond of our rice supplies. So store away all your food even the dry things.Everything that is not mice proof :wink: .

Have a great stay and enjoy Kruger.

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back again :cry:

I would just like to offer a word of advice regarding Tambotie.

If you stay in tent number 1-4, make sure that you take a thermos flask or kettle with you.
The ablutions and boiling water are rather far and I enjoy my cup of coffee or three in the morning. By the time I had walked the distance to our tent, my coffee had covered a fair distance.

I would also like to comment in saying that every tent feels utterly private. The "economy" class :wink: is such value for money.
Yesterday, my alarm clock was a guineafowl sounding in my ear.

Another warning. There were lots of mozzies. Explorer made the mistake of leaving the door open and in no time at all there were masses all over the tent.

I though that they were little miggies.
"Don't worry", I said, "they'll be off soon"
Explorer looked at me with wide eyes, "you don't understand, MM",she said, "those are little angels of death".

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Hi Steve,

All tents have their own braai on the deck. The tents are very private, however you might want to contact Orpen and ask if you may have number 40 at Tamboti, which is on the corner. If you mention you are on honeymoon, you might get lucky. :D


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I stayed in Tent number 2 in October. If you want to be close to the ablutions, try rather for number 5 upwards.
I have also stayed in in 5 or 6 and that was extremely pleasant.

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Nos 9 & 10 are the closest to the ablution blocks, I think.

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Just to refresh the memories , pic taken from tent 40 , Dec 2007.

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21 and 22 were our favourite tents with view onto river and not too far from the ablutions. Watched a leopard playing around in the river from those 2 tents one afternoon for over and hour.


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Rusky :
Tents have individual braais , they are wood and charcoal burning , I would recommend buying both at the shop at Orpen which is about 3 km away , as the wood supplied is very hard and difficult to light . Firelighters may not supply enough heat to get the wood burning , I have found charcoal to be a good woodfire starter .
You have made an excellent choice in Tambotie .

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