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Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

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Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri May 26, 2017 3:41 pm

Hi Everyone!

So luckily this cottage became available for dates we already booked a Safari Tent at Punda - and we decided to jump in and switch to try out this new cottage. There are, however, no pictures on the web.

Does anyone have any experience of staying in this cottage / any photos perhaps?
:dance: First South to North KNP trip booked! :dance:
10-11 June 2017 - Lower Sabie
12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
18-20 June 2017 - Mopani
21-22 June 2017 - Punda Maria
22-23 June 2017 - Pafuri Border Camp

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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri May 26, 2017 4:32 pm

Hi Bushbuddies!

Do you get the Wild Mag? (as a wildcard holder) In the Autumn 2017 edition, there is an article by Dianne Tipping-Woods on Russell Guest Cottage, not many pics though.

Please take loads of pics for us!
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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by RobertT » Fri May 26, 2017 5:26 pm

Think Joep put some pics up on Facebook a few weeks ago. Think it was Sanparks page.

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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri May 26, 2017 6:01 pm

Thanks RT for that positive and helpful hint!

Photos by Joep Stevens, SANParks

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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri May 26, 2017 6:10 pm

It just looks wonderful, and I have heard only positive reports about it so far. :dance:

Bushbuddies, wishing you a wonderful stay, :gflower:

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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by Mischief » Sat May 27, 2017 2:59 am

Oh wow that looks really awesome.Bushbuddies please give us feedback and send more pics after your visit.Do enjoy your trip !
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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat May 27, 2017 6:44 am

It really does look lovely. Enjoy your stay Bushbuddies!

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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat May 27, 2017 9:53 am

Thank you for all the replies! :k Especially Dinkybird for getting us some pictures! :gflower:

It really does look and sound amazing. We are even more excited about our trip now!!! :dance:

Will definitely try and take lots of pics and come show you guys. Definitely needed for the accommodation thread...
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12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
18-20 June 2017 - Mopani
21-22 June 2017 - Punda Maria
22-23 June 2017 - Pafuri Border Camp

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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by hilda » Sat May 27, 2017 10:28 am

MSI stayed at the Nshawu Guesthouse at Punda, and I thought it might look more or less the same as the Russel Guest Cottage. Here is a link to the pictures he posted of his guesthouse Bushbuddies: HERE.
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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by Grantmissy » Sun May 28, 2017 5:45 am

Bushbuddies enjoy your stay in Russel Cottage in Punda Maria :D 8) It looks like a great place to be.
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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sun May 28, 2017 4:14 pm

Hilda - I agree the photos are of the Russell Guest Cottage at Punda Maria, however the Nshawu Guest House is at Olifants camp. I think MSI got confused - photos right, name wrong. Thanks for posting the lovely photos.
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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun May 28, 2017 9:20 pm

Thanks Hilda and Hippotragus - looking at MSI's and Joep's photos - that has to be the Russel Guest Cottage. Lovely pics! :clap: Really looking forward to it... :dance: Spending our 14th wedding anniversary there! :k
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12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
18-20 June 2017 - Mopani
21-22 June 2017 - Punda Maria
22-23 June 2017 - Pafuri Border Camp

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Re: Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Unread post by hilda » Mon May 29, 2017 7:58 am

Hippotragus wrote:I think MSI got confused - photos right, name wrong.


Thanks for the correction Hippotragus! :gflower:

What a lovely wedding anniversary to look forward to Bushbuddies! :gflower: :gflower:
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