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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by Stephens.L » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:25 am

Frizzle wrote:Practical question: while staying at the hide in Shipandani, can staff at Mopani store your fozen meat etc until you're back at the main camp?


Dear Frizzle

Please note that you can store your frozen meat at Mopani restcamp, while you are staying at Shipandani hide. You can also hire cutlery at the camp if you do not have any.
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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by Frizzle » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:00 pm

Thanks Stephens - this makes things a lot easier!
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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by moobox » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:59 pm

Hello People

I'm scouting around for a halfway between Tamboti and Punda Maria. So, I see this Shipandani Hide and it looks like a plan. I just dont know where to find out how much it costs. Where can I take a splash the next morning? How many folks pile in there for the night.

See, to touch on what may be a sensitive issue. I dont do it all the time but my wife tells me that sometimes I snore quite viciously hey. Depends on how I lie. And then she gives me a kick and I roll over and it's all OK again. For a while anyway. I'll tell you what (and I've told her but she says it aint so), that she also does the woodworking from time to time. And the same little trick sorts her out. So, if there's a bunch of folks there, it might just not be so grand if we start snoring and kicking and so forth.

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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by Carol g » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:50 pm

Moobox, I think you have to book the hide and it's only for you and anyone with you, you don't share with other people
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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by saraf » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:06 pm

And there are toilets for the sole use of overnight guests.
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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:22 pm

Moobox, lots of info Shipandani Hide and Tariff

You book the hide out in its entirety for just your party.

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Unread post by Sparrow » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:06 am

54 more sleeps for 5 mites and 2 friends before Sable.
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Overnight Hides

Unread post by Ingy Palmer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:13 pm

We have booked 2 nights at the 2 overnight hides in July. To say we are super-excited is putting it midlly. I just need to know how much firewood to take along. Does it really depend on whether we are braai-ing or not? And I don't suppose we need mozzi stuff? Any other tips I need to know about? And I also need to know whether the duvets issued are warm enough in the middle of winter, or do I need to take extra bedding?
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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:36 pm

Warm welcome to the forums, Ingy Palmer.

I can't advise about how much wood you will need, but I would advise taking precautions against mozzies.

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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by Ingy Palmer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:14 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by G@mespotter » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:34 pm

Duvets are usually supplied at camp, so you can simply ask for some extra. I would say two bags of Mopani wood would do for a winter night, I you tend to stay up long make it three :thumbs_up:
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Seeping at Sable Hide

Unread post by jeroenvm » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:08 am

Hi all, back on the forum after 2 years away, and planning a week in KNP in Feb 2016.
This time I'd like to try sleeping at the Sable or Shipandani hides. I understand these can only be booked by phone via the gate/camp reception?
What would the price approximately be if sleeping there with 2 people, and which of the 2 hides is preferable? Will we survive the mosquitos? Curious to hear about your experiences.
Thanks, Jeroen
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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:53 pm

Jeroenvm the tariffs are R620 for 2 people and extra for each additional person.
If you want to see all the tariffs open the PDF document Here and scroll right down to the bottom.

Have a through the Index to Camps and Roads and scroll down to the 2 overnight hides where you will find lots of great info and advice plus some pics.

I would advise you to take plenty of mozzie precautions.
Enjoy! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:05 am

Hi Jeroen,

We stayed over in the Shidandani hide a year ago. It was an experience not to be forgotten. It was a night of the full moon and the sight of the moon rising over the hide was one of the most memorable sightings that I have ever had.

We did not have a night of sightings, but the atmosphere is something not to be forgotten. It was pure magic. I want to do it again and I also want to spend a night in the Sable hide.

I cannot remember being eaten by mozzies. We layered ourselves with mozzie repellent and burnt citronella candles to keep them away. Do be careful about malaria precautions though. One of our party did come down with malaria two weeks after our trip. The only mozzie bite he remembers was one at the Phalaborwa gate.

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Re: Overnight Hides

Unread post by jeroenvm » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:22 pm

Thanks, useful tips!

Using the electronic booking request on this site I see that 'Sable' can be selected from the dropdown menu, but when I try to send my request it says I haven't selected my accommodation unit - which are missing in the form. http://www.sanparks.org/tourism/reserva ... ooking.php
I'll try a regular email then...
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