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Unread postby Penny » Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:28 pm

Hi - we have stayed at Biyamiti many times.
It is a lovely little bush camp.
The private road is a real bonus and we have seen both lion and leopard on this road on countless occasions. We have also seen the dwarf elephant who happens to frequent this area.
Friends of our still hold the record for the most number of leopard seen on a night drive from Biyamit - 7 different leopard - whilst they were out viewing them a leopard disemboweled an impala in a tree overhanging the fence right outside No. 6.
There have been other occasions where we have stayed there but seen very little - it is all in the luck of the draw!
Just be careful on the narrow private road when encountering elephant - we have had some rather unnerving experiences!
Watch out for the resident Genets inside the camp too.

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Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:02 pm

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Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:47 pm

Mentioned it before: Biyamiti is our favourite bush camp. Have seen sooo many things in this riverbed.
During maroela season the elllies come to eat at the trees right next to the fence. During winter months the ellies dig waterholes that are used by many animals.
Our highlight at Biyamiti was a pride of lions in the riverbed, right in front of our unit, 18:00 late afternoon.

Another Biyamiti photo
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Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:46 pm

arks wrote:Any recommendations for prime unit(s) at Biyamiti, Jumbo??


Hi Arks

All the units, from nr.1 to 9, have the same view of the river.
Number 15 is also nice. Although it has no river view, you are tucked away in the bush - you see nobody and nobody can see you.
But for a first time visit, take a river view unit. :wink:

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Unread postby craigsa » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:43 pm

Taken in Biyamiti Camp standing at the fence in front of unit 7.
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Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:39 am

Some of the units we have stayed in at Biyamiti

Guest Cottage # 1

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Guest Cottage # 6

Zebra and her kids
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Guest Cottage # 7

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Guest Cottage # 14
No view of the river but nerveless a great experience.

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Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:54 am

Some pics

The famous no 6

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And some with it's view:

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Smaller cottage - no 5 (where we stayed)

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Unread postby naomi c » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:03 pm

We want to take my Mom, turning 86 this year, to Kruger. She has been a visitor to the Park for more than 50 years, but has yet to stay in a Bush-camp. She has lost almost all mobility and is mostly dependant on a wheelchair. Are there any facilities for disabled people at Biyamiti? Would we be able to take her for walks in the camp in the wheelchair?

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Unread postby Stephen » Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:18 pm

Dear Naomi :D

This is one area where Biyamiti is unfortunately still lacking. None of our cottages does make provision for mobility impaired persons and the camp is fairly difficult to negotiate in a wheelchair with steep inclines towards the river side as well as some very sandy patches. We have accommodated persons in wheelchairs in the past and do have a mobile ramp to put up at the cottage to make access easier. The right person to contact in this regard is Chris Patton at our Pretoria office. I will ask him to respond to your posting.

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Unread postby francoisd » Tue May 16, 2006 4:29 pm

It was mentioned that units 1-9 are the "better units" as they all have river views. I see that there are two accommodation types listed namely: Cottages (5 units – code CO2+2) and Guest Cottages (10 units – code GC5).

My question is: Do only the Guest Cottages have river view or are there some of the Cotagges with river view?
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Unread postby Jumbo » Wed May 17, 2006 7:13 am

luislang wrote:Francoisd if you go for the cottages (smaller ones) Stephen said that the order of best views are no's 8, 5, 3, 2 & 1. Going there in 3 weeks will send you some pics.


Hi Luislang

# 1 & 2 definitely has nice views….especially # 1. But these 2 are Guest Cottages (big units).
It would be great if you can get more pics of the units to add to this thread. I’m sure it helps people who are planning trips to Biyamiti.
Cottage # 8 is a great unit (hope it works out that you guys get it :wink: ). The unit is actually quite private. I once stayed in this unit alone for 2 nights…was writing exams in Malelane. The first night, while trying to study, I heard the leopard for quite some time, very close in the riverbed….constantly swapped between my study books and the spotlight. :lol:
Have a fantastic time Luislang!

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Unread postby Katja » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:38 pm

Cottage #8
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View from #8
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Unread postby luislang » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:25 pm

This is the view from no 7.

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