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Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:27 pm 
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Hi everyone . I've noticed there was no restaurant at CB restcamp. is that correct?
anyway , is the shop well supplied there? good choice of stuff for braai , etc?
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You are correct pucelou. They do not have a resturant, but do serve light meals during the day. The shop seems fairly well stocked. The Komatipoort Spar is also only 15 min away and it is great.

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@ Pucelou as far as I can remember All the bungalows have river views so it shouldn't be a problem


No, that is not the case. Some actually face away from the river. All (except 1) do face the outside fence, so no matter where you stay, you have a wonderful experience of nature. Also, no matter where you are in the camp it is no more than 2 minutes walk to the river.

I love CB. It is a small, intimate camp.

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pucelou wrote:

Otherwise , any idea of the best bungalow to pick? (we have a BD3 bungalow).
thanks to you all.


Pucelou you can't do better than number 9! It is in the corner, so bush and river view on two sides as seen from your verandah and braai/barbeque facilities and it has 3 beds.

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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The guides /ranger's name at Hippo Pools is Daniel and as Dotdan says he is certainly there every weekday, unless ill or on leave.

He can take you for a little walk down to the river, always very interesting. :D

Welcome to the forum as well Redheart. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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We got back from Croc Bridge yesterday. We camped right behind tent number 7.

We had an awesome 7 nights. The area is currently very dry and dusty. The Crocodile River still has a fair amountof water but the dams and streams in the area are all empty. We came across Daniel (the ranger at Hippo Pools) on the S25 and he asked us for a lift to get passed a huge bufallo herd. He sat inside the car and held onto his bicycle through the window, much to the amusement of other visitors!

Wildlife in the area in spectacular, particularly on the tar road between CB and Lower Sabie and also on the S28. Giraffe and white rhino are plentiful.

The camp is small and delightful although one is so close to the edge of Kruger. One sees the farms on the oppposite side of the Crocodile River on parts of teh S28 and there is considerable development on the other side of the river along the S25 (Marloth Park and farms).

I highly recommend this camp as a gateway to the southern parts of the park Komatipoort is within easy reach (a 5 minute drive) from the camp for shopping or banking (the park shops are a rip off I think, cold drinks are almost 2x the price of those at shops outside the park!).

There is currently construction on the low water bridge across the river but this is not disrupting at all. Traffic through the gate is not a bother at all (the camp serves as a gate). There are plans to move the gate away from the camp.

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Foxy has sent this picture to me clearly showing the new construction washed away. She also sent an sms this morning that the Hon. Rangers were walking the queue this morning at Croc Bridge to allow those with reservations and/or permits through first. On Saturday the guard at the gate walked the queue and allowed anyone with a caravan or trailer through as he obviously presumed they had reservations. Foxy said this has helped tremendously and we just cannot understand why it was not implemented a long time ago! Maybe the feeling is that some effort has to be seen to be made to justify the hefty charge of R20 per person per day for a permit!

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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp
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Welcome to the forum - and beware of addiction!!!!

Yes you can book a bush braai at CB - but they will not do it for only 2 people, and that is true of the other camps too I think. Call the camp and talk to them - if they know you want to do one on a specific date they can maybe let folk know there might be one that night so others can book too.

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Hi all
I dont know if this is the right place but I need some advice.

I am going to the KNP in November for 3 days. I am a wheelchair user and I am staying at Crocodile Bridge.

Can people please give me an idea of the activities I should do while I am there...I have already thought about a Sunset Drive Tour, but what else?

Cheers for any help


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 Post subject: Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge
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A very warm welcome to you, Soc :D

I have stayed in the wheelchair friendly tent and it was most comfortable. I do not use a wheelchair, but the unit was avaiable, so I was able to get last minute accomodation.

Will anyone be accompaning you? How long will you be staying?

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 Post subject: Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge
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Hi and welcome :thumbs_up:
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20 x 2 or 3-bed units, equipped with en-suite bathrooms (showers, no baths) and air-conditioning. Kitchenettes have hotplates and sinks. Two units are fully accessible for people using wheelchairs

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 Post subject: Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge
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Getting in to the vehicles will be the only trick. They are not wheelchair friendly at all, and there are steps to negotiate. The big vehicle (called the 20 seater) will be easier, but still has steps. The 10 seater is difficult as you have to climb over a barrier.

Sitting next to the driver may be the best option, especially in the 10 seater. Once you are in, there will be no problem. So much will depend on the level of you mobility.

I suggest that you contact CB and speak with the head guide, Billy, beforehand. I think that they would be willing to provide the 20 seater, even if there are not enough visitors, just to make things easier.

Remember that you can drive in your own vehicle. So you will be able to enjoy your visit. It is only the after dark activities that may only be done on SANParks vehicles.

Enjoy your visit! :thumbs_up:

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The phone number for Crocodile Bridge is 013 735 6012.


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 Post subject: Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:27 am 
Hi soc283 :D

Make sure that you are booked to stay in a bungalow with the code BD2Z (wheelchair accessible). There are two of these units in the camp, # 17 & #18…and IMHO, they are also the best situated units in the camp…. whenever we stay in Croc Bridge we try and get one of these units. You have a great view onto the bush and we have had some awesome sightings, from our veranda, of animals coming past, to and from the river.
If you stay in these units, also afford yourself some time to just sit on your veranda, and watch what comes past…expect the unexpected :wink: (once even had lions very close to the fence) and make sure you have a good flashlight.


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 Post subject: Re: Braai facilities at Croc Bridge?
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Hi Butterbee! Yes, there are braai's for each campsite :wink:


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