Skip to Content

Russel Guest Cottage Punda Maria

Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
User avatar
Bushbuddies
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1357
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:22 pm
Location: Centurion

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

User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 45551
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: The Beautiful Cape

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!
- Dalene

RobertT
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 948
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 10:35 am

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.

User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 45551
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: The Beautiful Cape

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

3.JPG


2.JPG


1.JPG
- Dalene

User avatar
Crested Val
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
Posts: 8828
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:49 am
Location: Brecon Beacons National Park

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:

User avatar
Mischief
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2017)
Posts: 6407
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:58 pm
Location: White River,Mpumalanga,SA

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 !
"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home."- G.Snyder
Mischief :P

User avatar
Karin Mitton
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Award: Forumite of the Year (2017)
Posts: 10337
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:56 am
Location: Jhb

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!

User avatar
Bushbuddies
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1357
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:22 pm
Location: Centurion

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...
: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

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2017)
FAC Member (2016)
Posts: 19779
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

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.
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light". Aristotle Onassis.

User avatar
Grantmissy
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2017)
Award: Forumite of the year - Eagle Award (2016)
Posts: 10007
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:21 am
Location: SA

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.
“Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.”

Hippotragus
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2017)
Posts: 2762
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:15 pm
Location: Kyalami, South Africa.

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.
Skukuza 1-4 March 2018 (Cricket weekend!!)
Lower Sabie 4 March 2018
Satara 5-9 March 2018

User avatar
Bushbuddies
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1357
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:22 pm
Location: Centurion

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
: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

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2017)
FAC Member (2016)
Posts: 19779
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

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:
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light". Aristotle Onassis.


Return to “KNP Camps & Roads”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by EElse at 13:27:05
orpen
Submitted by Gerda at 20:34:25
satara
Submitted by Anonymous at 21:25:27
nossob
Submitted by engelas777 at 21:17:39