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Unread post by Muhammad » Wed May 21, 2008 10:06 pm

Elsie Clarke is cottage No.217,comfortable,spacious,river front, four sleeper unit.this cottage is next to Nyathi Guest House.

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Unread post by maddie2312 » Fri May 30, 2008 8:44 am

Hi there,
we stayed last week in 221 code GV4C. It was 2 bedrooms (4 single beds)with own bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen/sitting area and a loveley outside siiting area with river view. For 3 this would be great. Enjoy!
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by stevhil » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:44 pm

We have stayed at Elsie Clarke Guest House twice.The furnishings are rudimentary but adequate.(you are not there to view the furniture).It is ideal for 2 couples.Great unobstructed view of the Sabie River and the old railway bridge. Close walking distance to Selati restaurant if you don/t wish to self cater .

Elsie Clarke is however ideally suited to an evening braai( barbecue).There is a lovely verandha and the braai is right in front of it. The Camp Shop is adequatly stocked with meat, snacks , drinks and curios.

I would recomend you staying at EC but book early it is difficult to get in.

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Mgoddard » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:57 am

Jeanne1305 wrote:We will be staying in one of the GC4V cottages in Kruger. Does anyone know one cottage is better than the other in relation to view, bbq etc?
Thank you

I agree with maddie2312, there are 5 of them and the one is as good as the other. Its opposite the pool and very close to Selati restaurant. The view of all is onto the river and all have a bbq in front of each cottage. They have quite big fridge/freezers, a nice stove with oven, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (showers only), a little sitting room and a nice verandah. :D

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Re: Choice of LR2W or LR2E or GC6 at Skukuza?

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:17 am

Hi lisa,

we stayed on the Easern side in 208 and twice on the Western side in 95 and the "Lion". The view from all three units were just breathtaking but I would slightly prefer those on the Western side 95, 96 and lions.

Enjoy you stay :thumbs_up:

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:06 am

When I used the tents a couple of years ago, the boundary tents were taken up by tour groups. I did look at them and felt rather :mrgreen:

This is one of my last minute trips so I was probably allocated the "hind titty". It does give an indication of a "little bit" of what to expect.

I would not hesitate to book there again, even if I have to settle for the "hind titty". :wink:



The fridge was on the inside and I found it very comfortable.

I always claim that Skukuza gets a bad wrap. I think that their tented accomodation is wonderful. It was fairly close to the ablutions and the kitchen area. The tents are all fairly close together, so you should experience the same.
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Pictures in Skukuza Reception

Unread post by SAF » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:16 pm


Someone told me my photos have been framed in the Skukuza reeception.
It's photos of a lion on a buffalo and a leopard on a rock.
Has anyone seen these photos.
If so , where in the reception area?
How do they look?
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Pumbaa » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:14 pm

2 years ago we took pictures of the interior only to discover that there was no card in the camera :redface: :redface: but you can have a look via the availability button and then have a look at Skukuza the Lion Cottage looks similar to the Luxury riverside bungalows, however it is a little bit larger.

This is nearly the view :thumbs_up:


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Re: Pictures in Skukuza Reception

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:47 pm

Great photos, and in pride of place in the reception area.
If you wish, I can email you the high res pics.



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Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses

Unread post by Imberbe » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:33 pm

I haven't stayed there, but I know there is a Waterkant 1 and 2. They are right next to each other. The view from both are excellent.
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Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses

Unread post by klotzof » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:35 pm

stayed in the nyathi cottage next to waterkant 1 and 2. Great position. Will easily fit 2 families. Saw a leopard from the house

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Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses

Unread post by fazekma » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:52 pm

GW1 and GW2 are the Waterkant guest houses.
They are two separate guest houses with a wall between the two to give privacy.
There is a gate in case you want both and then can walk between the two.

They are very big guest houses (Waterkant 1 being the biggest) - each has a bar, lounge, huge garden and braai area - they are the ones right next to the Selati Bridge looking onto the rocks and Sabie River.

Waterkant 1: Sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)
Waterkant 2: Sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)

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Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses

Unread post by goafrica » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:07 pm

If you only want accomodation for 6, then the GC6 ( not the GC6D'S) is great. The garden goes right down to the river, it has its own little lapa, the two rondavel bedrooms are generous size. It is also very very private. Great views o f the bridge. Also very good value. Shhhhh.....its our secret!
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Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses

Unread post by christo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:08 am

The GW2 is most definately not a guesthouse. It is build to serve as a supplement to GW1, shold a larger group be expected. I actually like the positioning better (Having Kruger nearly all around you), but it does not offer the same recreational facilities, although the bedrooms is not much different. the lay-out is also ot as pleasing.

Nyathi and GW1 is basically the same type of structure, both big units where the GW2 is not what i would call big.

From GW2 you have free access to GW1, altgough it is not directly linked, via the front lawn as it forms "one big area". standing at the riverside, facing the guesthouse you can clearly see the similarities in design, but yet being kept private.

Where there is a wall with a gate between Nyathi and GW1, seperating the two, the Gw1 & GW2 has a much more 'open and flowing" design, forming a better unit if combined.

If you are a smaller group GW2 would be fine, but for a larger group go for GW1, the combination of GW1 & GW2 or the ABSA, that is also a large river fronted guesthouse.

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Re: Skukuza cottages/guest houses

Unread post by Hélène » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:36 am

We would like to make a reservation for a guest cottage for 4 people with river view at Skukuza next August. Is there any difference between the GC4V guest cottage and the Elsie Clarke guest cottage? Which one would you recommend?

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