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Lower Sabie Rest Camp

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Re: lower sabie

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:51 pm

For a family - 2 adults and 3 children. Some comparisons.

Lower Sabie EH5 - R650 per night with communal facilities (note only Pretoriuskop has similar )
Lower Sabie FU5 - R1830 excellent alternative with own bathroom and kitchen
Lower Sabie FU4V - R1945 river view and self-contained. Fifth bed added by camp for child.
Taking 2 BD3U will cost R2210 (children will be alone in separate hut).

Taking a fantastic Guest Cottage in Satara or Orpen for arguments sake would be R2020 which is good value.

This is the dilemma facing larger parties about the vast amount of 2 bed bungaloes in Kruger and the short supply of family units.

Solution is to reserve family accomodation early to avoid taking the 2/3 bed bungaloes which are designed around couples.
We like the Guest Cottages over Christmas and New Year (special treat) and then take more economical Huts and Safari Tents between.

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Unread post by Joubie » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:56 pm

We stayed in the EH5 during the June/July holidays last year and found them very good value for money, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed socializing and chatting to our neighbors in the communal kitchen, ablutions and braai area. The drives in that area are usually very rewarding.

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Re: lower sabie

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:58 pm

Elephantears, have a look at Index to Best Unit Numbers
and if you look at the Map I think the ones on the left, old BG2U's are the new BD2U's and the ones on the right hand side are the BD3U's.
We are still waiting for the new map to be released.
Also have a look at some of the pics and comments in the Accommodation Photos
Hope this helps!

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:29 pm

Guzz, apart from the ones you have mentioned there is the Mlondozi Picnic Site a very popular one with a lovely view.
Can get very busy during high season.

Skukuza is actually one of our favourites one as they are all quite private and you are surrounded by bush.
The do the gas with skottels.

Skukuza Day visitors Site

I must admit I haven't seen any gas braais at Croc Bridge but do know there are a few where you can make a fire in.

We often do a full day round trip from L.S up the H10 to Tshokwane picnic site and then back down the H1-2 across the high level bridge and down the H4-1 back to camp.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by kite » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:25 am

There are photos on Roaneric's page.
The BD2U's give a living outdoor feel, with the kitchen on the veranda, close to the action at the braai!

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:51 am

Duncanblizzard, the disabled tented accommodation at Lower Sabie is particularly nice. I would say, ''go for it''. :thumbs_up: I feel the same way as you do about the tents. I really love them.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:01 am

You can also see some great pics of quite a few of the tents Accommodations photos
Just scroll down the page a bit.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Obelix » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:48 am

Hi All. Has anyone perhaps stayed in the Family Bungalows FU5 before? From the photo's it seems as if it is actually two (separate) rooms with separate entrances from the 'stoep'. And on the website it also says 'no interleading doors'. How does this work? We will be staying there with three kids and it won't be ideal if the rooms are not 'linked' inside (hopefully you know what I mean). Many thanks.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:37 am

Obelix - the FU5's are really great accommodation. There is a stoep with sliding doors leading to a general living area/kitchen/dining room - and from there two sliding doors lead to two separate rooms, each with own bathroom. Although there is no interleading door between the two rooms, the two rooms and sliding doors are next to each other - facing the living area. I do not think it will be a problem :hmz:

The view from these units are just stunning, very near to the fence and river.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by wild bill » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:24 pm

hi Obelix
We have stayed in the FU5 the last 2 years and the jury is still out on that one.It is fantastic for kids being right opposite the swimming pool,but it is also right next to the hostel type accomodation of the EH2,3,5 type and can get really noisy during the school holidays.Last year they were also still building and renovating around it,so I would check before I do a booking.The unit itself not bad although no interleading doors,basically 1 kitchen/living area and 2 bedrooms.

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Re: Lower Sabie BD2U bungalows

Unread post by saraf » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:30 am

Hi Lesleybi, welcome to the forum.

The BD2U bungalows have recently been refurbished and are very nice. You aren't quite on the fence but near enough that you will have wonderful views of the river.
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Re: Lower Sabie BD2U bungalows

Unread post by Leanawel » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:52 pm

Lesleybi - welcome

The BD2U's are wonderful accommodation - you will enjoy the view. Even at night you can open the curtains and from your bed, you will have a look on the river - especially when it is full moon :D you will be able to see hippos on the sand banks ...

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by watershed » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:24 am

So, a silly question here.
We have managed to get into Lower Sabie for our last 2 nights in Kruger in March. Unbelievable!
We have a BD2 with "kitchenette on the veranda".
And now the silly question: does this mean that we have utinsels, i.e. cutlery etc.?
04.03.17 Berg-en-Dal
06.03.17 Skukuza
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11.03.17 Letaba
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by RemiE » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:10 pm

watershed, the newly refurbished BD2’s kitchens are fully stocked with crockery and cutlery. Word of advice, take your own ‘braai’ set, tin opener, bottle opener (just in case the ones provided dont work all that well and because you will use those maybe elsewhere :mrgreen: ) and if you’re fuzzy about certain drinks out of certain glasses, pack some champagne glasses and ‘fish bowl’ red wine glasses or whatever you fancy. I prefer packing my own large coffee mugs, those provided in camp remains too small for this caffeine junky :tongue:
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by watershed » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:04 pm

Thank you, RemiE. The tip about the tin opener is good. We usually take our own glasses with us and this time around I am going to pack proper mugs for coffee. Those cups are just too small !
04.03.17 Berg-en-Dal
06.03.17 Skukuza
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