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Bush Braais & Bush Breakfasts

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Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:13 pm Unread post
Recently had a bush braai at Pretoriouskop Our party of 4 enjoyed it immensely
Menu?
Venison Stew
Chicken Steak
Pap n Sous
Veg
Sweets ie
Fruit Salad
Malva pudding
That is what I can remember, there might have been a few other dishes
Nice sunset drive before and returned to our door afterwards. For a few photos watch my TR My Swansong????
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Wed May 19, 2010 8:16 am Unread post
We decided to close our eyes to the cost and go for a Bush braai at Lower Sabie :dance: Will I do it again -
YES! :dance: :dance:
Patrick was our guide, and made the drives (sunset and then night) even more enjoyable with his vast knowledge, the set up and food was lovely, and Martie was the ranger with the big gun who escorted us to "powder our noses" :D

What did we see?
Lots of white Rhino including babies
Elephant
Hippos
Various buck
Eagles, owls, storks, nightjars
Honey Badger
Black backed Jackal
Puffadder with full tummy
Golden orb spider
Lesser spotted genet
Greater spotted genet
civet
Cheetah mum called all night long (think she lost her baby)

I had arranged it as a surprise and everyone played the game, and you should have seen the faces when we stopped! It was worth every penny/cent :clap:

Once we have sorted out the about 3000 photos I will post the bush braai ones here.


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Thu May 20, 2010 7:27 am Unread post
missings.a.!
with regard to powdering our noses, we had the bushbraai at a well known picnic spot/ birdhide and all the normal facilities were there, only no electricity and we had to walk a couple of metres with flashlights - very civilised. But as my Bil said "The first time he has been escorted "to spend a Penny" by a lady with a BIG gun :D
The braai lasts as long as you reasonably like, obviously if you sit around too long the subsequent "night drive" will be shorter. We opted for more time spent on the drive back and had a lovely time.

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I also initially thought the cost was high but as it was a "once in a lifetime" trip decided to grin and pay up. Now I know it was worth every penny. We had a sunset drive (R160 ? ) a night drive (R 140 ? ) and a wonderful three course meal well prepared and beautifully presented at approx R 180 per head - several of us (including me :) ) went back for seconds. We also had two rangers to chat to at our leisure and the enjoyment of a private party - no fake camo or khaki :twisted: ( for those who have had a drive spoilt by obnoxious guests you will understand - as Patrick said he has been asked why Sanparks do not mow the grass to improve the viewing :twisted: )
It was money well spent and I will bankrupt myself again :lol: to repeat the experience.


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Thu May 20, 2010 12:50 pm Unread post
We did a bush braai at Pretoriouskop in March.The drive was done first (Pat was the guide) We left P'kop at 5pm and returned around 9-30pm/10pm. There are a few photos my Trip report here It was just the 4 of us and a very specal night :thumbs_up:


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Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:03 pm Unread post
missings.a.! wrote

Someone mentioned "powdering their nose". Does that mean for women going into the bush or, do they have a portaloo? Only reason asking, I powdered my nose once in the bush and was absolutely terrified. As I would love to take my mother, perhaps she would have difficulty.


We did a Bush Braai fro BnD and they set up a special loo tent with portaloo. You do have an 'escort' too. You are certainly well looked after!


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Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:47 pm Unread post
Hi
Done 2
Berg en Dal and Satara
Actually held at a fixed spot with laid tables and fires and pots
Same area being used
near each camp
The 2 i visited had a real toilet
No light, so take a torch and there is always a ranger to first check out the toilet for your own safety.

Braai is with two armed guides.
The one taking you to the venue
And one already there waiting with the cook and food.
to answer your question
Its safe and clean

Both i have done were great and dont mind doing another one 8)


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Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:03 pm Unread post
Welcome, and beware of addiction!

All questions welcome too....we always try to answer them.....

At BnD bush braais there is a dome tent off to one side with a porta-potty. Suspect that is the sort of thing usually set up if it is not a recognised picnic site for example. The advice to take a torch is good though. The area is lit, but with candles in paper bags (the special KNP lighting system!) which does not give a huge amount of light.

Food is wonderful and plentiful......so enjoy!


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Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm Unread post
Hi
We enjoyed an inforgettable Bush Braai at Satara!! Booked 5 days in advance.
They organized this great experience just for us..(family,4 adults).During the sunset-drive (5-7pm) we saw more than expected..from Lions to Genet, Civet ecc. Our Guides, Mas & Happy, showed us the African Bush in such an impressiv way.
The dinner and ambiance was better than a six-course meal in any six-star hotel! :)
The night-drive back to the camp (50 min.) showed us again more african spice..including a Leopard, but this one was really a beauty!!!
Thanks to Mas and Happy and to the whole kitchen and safety-crew!!!!!

A Bush Braai is not cheap, but it's worth a lot..and in Paradise you pay with your feeling, not with money! :thumbs_up:


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Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:39 pm Unread post
In this link is some info
I have been on one at Pretoriouskop..a party of 4...
The cost was approx R1300 If I remember rightly
pictures here
we left around 5pm and got back after 10pm delivered to the door :)


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Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:22 pm Unread post
Warmsunshine, the best way to find out is to contact the camp regarding availability for the bush braai and also the price. As you see the price does vary from camp to camp. Don't know why though... :)


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Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:56 pm Unread post
We contacted Skukuza camp and was able to obtain an email address from them. We are a party of 6 and had no problem booking the bush braai. The cost quoted to us is R420 per person.

Jhawktx, the best I can advise is to contact the camp as the person who we emailed gave a different address as the one on the website. It might just be that your email has not been received yet. Good luck! :thumbs_up:


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Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:16 pm Unread post
We did one a couple of years ago at Berg en dal which was most enjoyable. There was just the 3 of us and we were lucky enough to have ecojunkie as our guide for the evening, which made it even more memorable! If you have any questions about the Berg en dal bush braai's she may be able to help you out.


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Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:22 am Unread post
Seems like the only drinks included is coffee and tea if I read this page correctly, Bush Braais, it does state on that page that a cash bar is available.


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Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:35 am Unread post
We ordered the drinks we required (we were not great drinkers) a few beers and savanna's so that the guys knew our preferences and didn't have to cart to much out into the bush..
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