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Balule Satellite Camp

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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:05 am

That does looks so inviting. Thanks for posting. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby RemiE » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:11 am

Thank you so much for the photos Dalene :gflower: :gflower:

The excitement is mounting.................................... :dance:
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28,29,01 Crocodile Bridge 02,03,04 Letaba 05,06 Balule 07,08,09,10 Phabeni Gate
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby Stoffel » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:20 pm

Looking forward to stay in Balule the last 3 nights of May. Except for a quick stop (before Balule was declared for "Overnight Visitors Only), we have not stayed in Balule again after our one and only stay in 1981. I cannot believe it was 35 years ago. The photos do look inviting.
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6 - 12 May - Punda Maria
13 - 18 May - Shingwedzi
19 - 25 May - Tsendze
26 - 28 May - Letaba
29 - 31 May - Balule
1 - 4 June - Maroela
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby RemiE » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:33 pm

Stoffel, better book Unit 6.....................unless your camping?
I will go 'inspect' the camp for you guys and revert back............... :P
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28,29,01 Crocodile Bridge 02,03,04 Letaba 05,06 Balule 07,08,09,10 Phabeni Gate
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby Stoffel » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:36 pm

RemiE - We will be there with our caravan. 35 years ago we stayed in one of the huts - our two children were still pre-school age. I recall the wonderful night sounds of Balule - especially the hippos. Another memory of Balule is the huge fire that was made every night and all visitors having their braai together while sharing their sightings of the day and other stories. In 1987 they still made a big fire in Orpen too, but they brought your coals to your braai in front of your hut. Nostalgic memories!!
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6 - 12 May - Punda Maria
13 - 18 May - Shingwedzi
19 - 25 May - Tsendze
26 - 28 May - Letaba
29 - 31 May - Balule
1 - 4 June - Maroela
5 - 7 June - Crocodile Bridge
8 - 12 June - Lower Sabie
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby RemiE » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:53 pm

Wow Stoffel. :clap:
That is nostalgic Kruger at its epitome.

I was last there in 2004, so it’s a good 12 years since my last visit. I was fortunate to have gone there with my grandparents and remember we stayed in Hut 1, the small paraffin lamp that was bought to us, the sound of the river and the non-stop laughter of the hyenas…………never felt so close to nature

I’m sure after 35 years the wait will be worth the while for you guys :D
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Next KNP Visit: 28 February 2016 - 10 March 2016
28,29,01 Crocodile Bridge 02,03,04 Letaba 05,06 Balule 07,08,09,10 Phabeni Gate
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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:54 pm

Balule is still very special. We have only ever camped there, and always try and spend a week each year there. Try and get the front right corner site Stoffel - it is the most popular as very shady and has two side of the fence.

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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby Stoffel » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:02 pm

Thanks for the suggestion DB. What a pity that one cannot ask for a specific camp site (like accommodation units) in advance. But I have learned over the years - when camping in Kruger, try to be at your next camp as early as possible. Let's hope to be lucky with the suggested site (if it is open). We have a relatively short distance to cover from Letaba to Balule.
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26 Apr - 1 May Karoo
6 - 12 May - Punda Maria
13 - 18 May - Shingwedzi
19 - 25 May - Tsendze
26 - 28 May - Letaba
29 - 31 May - Balule
1 - 4 June - Maroela
5 - 7 June - Crocodile Bridge
8 - 12 June - Lower Sabie
16 - 19 June - Addo

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Re: Balule Satellite Camp

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:56 pm

I agree, aim to arrive about 9am. Book in at Satara o your way past.


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