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 Post subject: Re: Satara - Perimeter bungalows (G-circle)
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I would suggest that you contact Satara and ask them for the best possible option. They have very capable managers there and I am sure they will help you get the best place!

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi Caramelo...

There is no doubt that the G block is great as you have a view of the bushveld, but there are another little secret area that I like.

That is the newly renovated block A especially numbers 10-17 which are on the fence as well but the are just not facing the bush. At night you can still watch the fence and we have seen Elephants and Buffs come right up to fence there.

Here is a photo of the newly renovated bungalows
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This is how close the Ellies came to the fence at those bungalows...
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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Welcome to the forums Caramelo!

Have a look at this page. At the right there are photos of the bungalows and cottages. Click on them and you get to the page of that type.
It gives you the description of the bungalow, like this:
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Bungalow (BD3B)

- 3 single beds
- Aircon
- Fridge
- Hotplate
- Sink
- Utensils
- Wc and shower

Base rate: R640.00, Adult share rate: R124.00, Child share rate: R62.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 3

And includes photos, like this one (also the BD3B).

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi Rooikat

As far as I know the only units that have been upgraded are the BD2 units in Block A. You will see them advertised on the availability screen as BD2N.

I will make a point of it to find out for you this weekend when I am there and let you know on Monday? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi Goafrica,
if you have a look at this map you can see where the BD2 chalets are placed and then decide which one you would best prefer, if I could guess I would maybe say any of the ones from around 65 to 72 but not totally sure.
We had one in the D circle in Mar. 82 if I am not mistaken and we did get to hear Hyena calling most nights altho no view.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Petro Rossouw wrote:
Have just returned from a very enjoyable trip to Kruger. We were pleasantly surprised with the upgraded rondawels in the B Circel. The inside is much more spacious than previously, and the decor very fitting to the bush atmosphere.
Congratulations, we will definitely return very frequently.


Hi there Petro Rossouw, we also stayed in the upgraded B circle. The bungalows are great. Herewith a few pictures from the outside:

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A view from the veranda:
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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi Jehoshaphat.....

We stayed in the same type of accommodation you have booked...it had a few basic pot & pans but no cutlery......it has a fridge and a braai. saraf is right..we got cutlery from reception

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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I'm planning a trip to KNP incl Satara in 2010; it's some time since I've been there. I'm looking at BD2V or BD2N bungalows.
1) Does anybody know where in the camp these two bungalow types are? (ie what hut #s ?)
2) Does anybody know which hut types the two perimeter semi-circles are? (between the restaurant complex and the staff quarters ie hut #s 161-168 and 169-179).

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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BigRinOz the BD2N bungalows are in circle A number 1 - 25 and the BD2V bungalows are the perimeter numbers from 161 - 179.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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BigRinOz,

Personally i have never stayed in the BD2V bungalows. They are almost always fully booked. My last 3 trips i have stayed in the BD2N bungalows which are amazing. Can't go wrong with booking them but they have no view on the fence like the BD2V bungalows.

Hope this made your choice easier. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi
I have just returned from a trip staying at Satara in a BD2N bungalow- I agree the accommodation itself is excellent- way above usual Kruger standard. However I found the huts a little close together and all facing onto a circle- laager style- is not a good as a bush view. Also I found this arrangement noisy- the sound seems to travel too well and sometimes the circle was rather noisy. Maybe I just prefer smaller camps?? Try Biyamiti and Crocodile Bridge for example.


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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi Varknek

Despite the fact that we also had some bad experiences with staff at Satara during our recent visit (as mentioned in my TR), Satara remains my favourite camp :thumbs_up: . I know you will enjoy staying there.

If my memory serves me correctly, the answers to your questions are:
1) Gate times depends on the time of the year: November it should be opening at 5:00 am and closing at 6:00 pm (me think .. not sure :? )
2) you do not need 50 m extension for most of the sites, but it might be handy to have it. I recommend that you take it. There are enough water points. We do however take a big water bottle, fill it with ice in the morning and enjoy cool water when needed to drink.
3) when we were there first week Oct, there were not a braai at every stand.
4) you can bay firewood, meat, eggs, bread, ice-cream etc from the shop. The prices however seem to be a bit steep ... :hmz:
5) stands next to the fence? we were lucky to get two when we arrived at approx 11:00. There are not many stands with shade / big trees.
6) :lol:
7) consult your GP. We use citronella as repellent
8) i guess as soon as somebody leaves the stand, the next camper can use it? there are book-in hours indicated at reception, but I assume it is more applicable to the bungalows etc.
9) we never had any security related problems camping in Satara (at least five years) - and we use tents.
10) there is a garage, but no ATM. The shop does take credit cards.

I hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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hello'z roaneric :D

I think the upgraded bungalows you looking for are the BD3B ones....B circle.

try that :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi Varknek & Missing SA(just love it!)
Varknek: What’s your shops name? And sorry I cant stand for President, I work to hard! :lol:
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You can take your mom to Satara any day!!!! Just been in Satara for 9 nights middle October. Man, there is NO problem with this camp, The bungalows was very clean, staff very friendly, and the surrounding area great.
On the roads around Satara we saw a bakkie with cleaners picking up all the rubbish in the field, up to a 100m from the road. Great idea, it just shames my, that they have to employ people to pickup we the visitors have thrown their rubbish!
Take my word Satara is in good shape!
Just to wet your appetite! A full moon in Satara
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 Post subject: Re: Satara Rest Camp
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Hi francoisd :D
Yes the GC6BD units are located in the D circle. The unit numbers for them are 78, 79, 85, 87 & 88.


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