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Re: Orpen or Croc Bridge?

Unread post by bert » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:13 am

I solved this problem for myself
Booked a night at both for next year.

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The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by AndreB » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:46 pm

When thinking about where to stay in Kruger and my subsequent bookings,
I often wonder how other folks feel about the camps they have stayed in
and how this knowledge might have influenced my choice of camp.

Perhaps we can get a thread going that may be of value to someone out there in the near future.

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by jakoventer » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:33 am

Agree, all are good, but if I had to choose it would be something like this:

1. Mopanie
2. Skukuza
3. Talamati
4. Letaba
5. Punda Maria
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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by TheunsH » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:17 am

I prefer to stay from Satara southwards and haven't visited the northern region recently. My choice would be Satara, Tamboti, Lower Sabie.

We have stayed in Pretorius Kop and we were not impressed at all. We were booked in a rondavel close to the restaurant without a veranda. I would rather stay in Skukuza than Pretorius Kop....we all have our personal preferences. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by Yoda » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:09 am

My fave is Olifants.
Can't beat that view. :dance:

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by Helen D » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:53 am

:D Sirheni is wonderful, so quiet and with a great view. Second best is Biyamiti. Talamati in a great game viewing area but your verandah faces the next hut's bathroom, the huts were built the wrong way around - so wierd


Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by lobotes » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:15 am

If you are camping, undoubtedly Tzendze.

Riverside bungalows in Lower Sabie are great.

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by Scipio » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:35 am

Punda is special, camping then Tzendze, but I will take any spot in Kruger if I have it offered :whistle:

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by PetraJ » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:02 pm

Personnal favourite for camping is Croc Bridge and then Lower Sabie. Trying to avoid for camping - Skukuza.
Tents - definitely Tamboti

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by siis » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:10 pm

My personal favourites (only done camping so far) are Berg-en-Dal and Punda Maria (mainly for not being overcrowded..)
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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by Senyetse » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:29 pm

I have not been to all camps in KNP but,

Tsendze is my favourite, you have that out in the wild bush feeling.

Of the big camps I really liked Mopane, it is fairly quiet and the view over the Pioneer Dam is awesome. It has just a fantastic atmosphere, especially when the mopane trees have their autumn colours.

I also really like Punda, its got that olden days, old school feel to it.
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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by Tony Park » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:04 am

Go Pretoriuskop! I still love it there - and it would have to be my favourite of the 'big' camps.

Closely followed by Shingwedzi (big and often quiet, like Pretoriuskop).

Love little Tsendze.

Shimuwini recently emerged as my favourite bushveld camp.
Shimuwini may be my all time favourite place in southern Africa these days.

But here's a wild card - Malelane Camp.
Yes, you get the noise from the N4 and the railway, and the sugar cane harvesting, but you'll often have it almost all to yourself, and it's an excellent jumping-off point for the south-central part of the park.

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by neecie » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:16 am

Just love Sirheni for the peace and tranquility.
Also elephants visit most days and birding very good. :D
Glad to see that Tsendze is favourite camping place.

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by Elzet » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:48 pm

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Re: The nicest camp in Kruger

Unread post by Tandala » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:47 am

Out of the big camps, Satara is the best. Tsendze is the most relaxing and closest to nature but for a quick week-end getaway Berg-en-Dal is great. It al depends on what your buget allowes. :D That is what I love about the Park. It has something for every taste and buget. 11 Days and counting till my next visit.

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