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Unread post by Penny » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:14 pm

I have always found this to be a delightful little camp if one can obtain a cottage that does not look onto the riverbed.
Unfotunately these are subject to a huge spotlight that comes on from the bank on the other side as well as a pump that goes through the night.
If you ask for the rondavels immediately to the right of the camping ground this seems to be the best bet.

We have had brilliant sightings whilst staying at this camp - the best of all being no fewer than three wild dog kills - one in the Crocodile river bed to the left of the causeway in front of Elephant Walk, the other right outside the gate - the people were lining the fences it was so close to the gate and the third 4 km's down the road. Happy hunting grounds for us indeed along with all the other special sightings. This year we saw a Kori Bustard 2 km's from the gate and I have never seen them this far South so that was a first for us.
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:02 am

We had a lovely stay in Chalets 12&13.

I have to agree with Kobie Kruger who wrote in one of her books that the sun rises in the south and sets in the north @ Croc Bridge. Never before have I felt so confused... :lol:

Do yourself a favour and take note of this unexplained phenomenon. :twisted:
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Unread post by bert » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:05 am

Bedding,soap and towels are all supplied

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:55 pm

CB is one of our favourite main camps in KNP.
Bungalows do have 3 beds so they are a bit larger than for example in Satara.
Mostly all of them have a perimeter view, own kitchen with utensils and of course own braai.
Camp itself is lovely, very green with sausage trees and others,
Camp shop is good stocked for such a small camp and the roads around camp are highly big 7 area :dance: (we count cheetah and wild dog as well) and maybe you will be able to meet Duke.

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Re: Croc Bridge safari tents

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:35 am

andrewschaf wrote:For my 4 night stay at end of August can someone enlighten me as regards the following :
If there are 2 safari tents near the camping area that look out northwards over the bush , from which the lights and farming activities / dogs barking / filling station activities may not be so visible / audible .


Tents no 7 & 8 overlook the game area and when I stayed in no 7 in December, the only thing that disturbed me was the woodland kingfisher call. :dance:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:27 pm

They are all facing each other in a half mooned shape. So it is half difficult to say which is the best. there are however two more tents alongside the fence next to the camping area, which has more privacy.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:32 pm

No 7 which I stayed in in December, and 8 which is closer to the game fence and has the better view.
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Unread post by Mags » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:21 pm

Andrew, I agree with BB. No 7 & 8 is right next to the fence and they have a great open view into the felt. We saw amny came from those tents during the May '07 visit.

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Unread post by Jumbo » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:43 am

Queue control @ Crocodile Bridge.

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:28 pm

Hi Chrstnmcbt,

and first of all a big welcome to the forum. All bungalows in Croc Bridge will have an own kitchen, own braai and of course lots of utensils which includes I guess 2 pans & pots, a water cooker, a toaster and lots of plates, cups and also all cutlery you may need to make a delicious braai.

Enjoy your stay there :dance:

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Unread post by annalie » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:44 pm

pucelou wrote:
Otherwise , any idea of the best bungalow to pick? (we have a BD3 bungalow).
thanks to you all.


Pucelou you can't do better than number 9! It is in the corner, so bush and river view on two sides as seen from your verandah and braai/barbeque facilities and it has 3 beds.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:06 am

The guides /ranger's name at Hippo Pools is Daniel and as Dotdan says he is certainly there every weekday, unless ill or on leave.

He can take you for a little walk down to the river, always very interesting. :D
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Senyetse » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:17 pm

We got back from Croc Bridge yesterday. We camped right behind tent number 7.

We had an awesome 7 nights. The area is currently very dry and dusty. The Crocodile River still has a fair amountof water but the dams and streams in the area are all empty. We came across Daniel (the ranger at Hippo Pools) on the S25 and he asked us for a lift to get passed a huge bufallo herd. He sat inside the car and held onto his bicycle through the window, much to the amusement of other visitors!

Wildlife in the area in spectacular, particularly on the tar road between CB and Lower Sabie and also on the S28. Giraffe and white rhino are plentiful.

The camp is small and delightful although one is so close to the edge of Kruger. One sees the farms on the oppposite side of the Crocodile River on parts of teh S28 and there is considerable development on the other side of the river along the S25 (Marloth Park and farms).

I highly recommend this camp as a gateway to the southern parts of the park Komatipoort is within easy reach (a 5 minute drive) from the camp for shopping or banking (the park shops are a rip off I think, cold drinks are almost 2x the price of those at shops outside the park!).

There is currently construction on the low water bridge across the river but this is not disrupting at all. Traffic through the gate is not a bother at all (the camp serves as a gate). There are plans to move the gate away from the camp.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Penny » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:59 pm

Foxy has sent this picture to me clearly showing the new construction washed away. She also sent an sms this morning that the Hon. Rangers were walking the queue this morning at Croc Bridge to allow those with reservations and/or permits through first. On Saturday the guard at the gate walked the queue and allowed anyone with a caravan or trailer through as he obviously presumed they had reservations. Foxy said this has helped tremendously and we just cannot understand why it was not implemented a long time ago! Maybe the feeling is that some effort has to be seen to be made to justify the hefty charge of R20 per person per day for a permit!

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