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 Post subject: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:37 am 
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Of the two sites no 3 is closest to the entrance - if I remember correctly you can see the entrance road from this site.
Also remember there is virtually no shade here.
No 6 faces away from the access road and is quite a distance from the gate.
Looking forward to your trip report.


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 Post subject: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:04 pm 
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If I remember correctly no 26 is on the side of the camp facing Mooiplaas on the opposite side of the entrance gate.
There are some nice big trees on that side, but I would still prefer no 6.
I will draw a sketch on memory and fax it to you - I unfortunately do not have any idea how to post it on the Forum.


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 Post subject: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:47 pm 
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Hi Lynda
Boiling water is not available.
There are gas plates available at the kitchen block (remember - no power).
No 6 is a shaded site - we had shade for most of the day during our stay in December/January.
Stands no 5 and 6 share the same "clearing" which in my opinion could have been bigger.
Obviously one will position your caravan/tent to face the fence but the nights we had neighbours it just wasn't the same.
The size and shape of the stand is difficult to describe.
There is only one place to pitch your camp if you want shade.
We had good cellphone reception while we were there.
No 6 does not face onto Mooiplaas and is at the other side of the camp.
We were quite lucky with sightings.
My husband never liked the area around Mopani but he had to change his opinion this time - see my trip report. Very good birding too. If you are a birder, go to Stapelkopdam.
You will not regret it.
Hope you enjoy Tsendze as much as I did and I wish you lots of wonderful sightings.
Remember to post a trip report.


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Some pics of Tsendze taken in early June 2007:
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Communal kitchen
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Ablution:
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Just inside Tsendze:
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View from camp site 5:
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Hi janneyc :D

Tsendze is an amazing camp!!!
We spent 3 days there in June this year.
It is quiet, lots of shade and the ablutions are fantastic, especially the outdoor showers.
It is a bit dark getting to the ablutions at night so take along a torch.

They have solar lighting in the ablutions which does run out during the night because people don't turn off the lights.
The kitchen area is also great with several 2 plate gas stoves.
There is also a large gas freezer.

You are allocated a campsite (they are numbered) but you can request another at Mopani if there's one open that you want.

The really nice thing about Tsendze is that it is quiet, rustic small and intimate.
The attendant is really great and keeps the camp very clean and neat.

Enjoy!

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Great camp.
We had site four which to me was one of the better shaded sites.
Somebody mentioned that site six was the best.
I suppose that each to his own.
Although I must say that the Mopani trees that are the "shade trees" were leafless at this point (late October). We had a moderate sized Appleleaf which was great for us.
From just south of Tsetse all the way to Baobab Hill was extremely dry.
Not at all like the pics shown earlier in June on this thread.

Anyway the camp does have some electricity - the ablutions have lights (but they are switched off) and camp kitchen has lights (these are also switched off).
So the camp is dark, quiet and very peaceful. No squirrels or monkeys that steal your stuff.

There is an Ellie which lives right at the gate or in the immediate vicinity.
We heard a pride of lions feeding between Mooiplaas Waterhole and Nshawu No3. at four in the morning.
Later we saw half of the pride: 5 females at Mooiplaas Waterhole.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze rustic campsite
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ndloti wrote:
... site numbers ....

If I remember correctly, try sites 21-26, they are along the fence.


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 Post subject: Tsendze rustic campsite
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If I remember correctly one can see Mooiplaas picnic spot from 21-24 , the better ones on the fence are 25 - 27 (8?) , with 26 being the better , in my opinion .

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I would then go for 23/4/5 .

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Tsendze camp sites 26, 27 and 28:


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Mooiplaas picnic site:


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 Post subject: Re: Tzendze Camp Site
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Hi G,
The campsites are numbered and you need to book your site or they will allocate one for you.
You need to phone Mopani camp and book the site you want.
Some of the sites don't have much shade but we had a drive through there last week and these sites looked the best in our opinion. 3,4,12, and 26. Sites 3,4 and 26 are all single sites with no immediate neighbours and is next to the fence.
If none of these are available you can also look at sites 13,16,18,19,20 and 25.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Tzendze Camp Site
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Hi HS :D
5 and 6 are nice sites, I personally would prefer 26 and 27, but all sites are good at Tsendze.
Here is a map of the camp layout.
Have a great trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Tzendze Camp Site
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:27 pm 
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No 6 is a great site on the fence with lots of shade - important in the summer.
Just be warned that no 5 has almost no shade.
It is also on the fence and right next to no 6 - on one clearing.
When we camped on no 6 in January 2007 it was really hot - 47 degrees one day under the caravan awning - and people occupying no 5 nearly camped on top of our caravan just to have some shade! :big_eyes:
6 and 7 would be a better option - although 7 is not on the fence.
Maybe you should go for 26 and 27 - seems like the overall favourites! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Tzendze Camp Site
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Sites 1 -5 are more or less on the eastern fence , 20 - 28 on western fence .

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