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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon May 18, 2015 9:45 am

The units which end in N have been renovated.
Not sure if any of the BD2V's have been done to date?

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by saraf » Tue May 19, 2015 10:59 pm

I'm not sure what the codes are. I know some of the units in A and B circle have been upgraded.

BD2Vs are G circle and they have not been upgraded.
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Unread post by Capellini » Wed May 20, 2015 7:39 pm

Thank you very much. I've booked a BD2N bungalow now. How do I know which they'll assign for me? Is it possible to ask for a renovated one in the A or B circle?

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Kaykay » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:13 pm

Are the BD2V's in drastic need of renovation? We've booked 3 of them for September this year. :? :pray:

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by saraf » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:24 am

They are beginning to look a bit tired when compared to the renovated units. But they are clean and everything is in working order. And the situation, by the fence, is amazing.
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by arthas » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:25 pm

Hello!

I just spent 3 nights in a BD2V in Satara. The units indeed need a renovation, but they are clean and well kept: I would definitely choose a BD2V again even if it's not renovated.

The fact is all Satara is a bit magical, but braaing or eating outside in the BD2V with the occasional hyena passing by is even more magical.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:15 pm

Satara activities. August 2015

Activity - Time - Duration - Price

Morning Drive - 3 Hours R242.40 PP/Child (Min. 6 years) – R121.20

Morning walk 5.30am - 4 Hours R454.50 PP

Sunset Drive 16.30 - 3 Hours - R242.40 PP/Child (Min 6 years)–R121.20

Late night drive - 20H00 - 2 Hours R207.05pp/Child (Min 6 years)- R103.50

Other special activities in our camp on request:

Bush Braais - R 595.90 PP; Departure time: 17h00

Special drive R303.00 PP, Departure time: 17h00 for 3hrs

Mananga Trail R545.40 PV

Full Day R985.00 - 7-8 hrs lunch snacks PP, departure time: 6h00

Half Day R685.00 - 6hrs PP, departure time: 6h00



Please meet 15 minutes before departure time with completed indemnity forms.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Kaykay » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:03 pm

We are booked into BD2V units, 165, 166 & 167 - Do these units have a view of the waterholes at all?

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:17 pm

They are on the perimeter - i.e. next to the fence. The waterhole is further along - near the restaurant. Animals do walk along the fence-line, so you should see something from your unit.
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:35 pm

arthas wrote:Hello!

I just spent 3 nights in a BD2V in Satara. The units indeed need a renovation, but they are clean and well kept: I would definitely choose a BD2V again even if it's not renovated.

The fact is all Satara is a bit magical, but braaing or eating outside in the BD2V with the occasional hyena passing by is even more magical.

Cheers,
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I agree with this. The BD2Vs are great but need a bit of an upgrade. How does one find out which areas of different camps are being upgraded?

The difference between a unit about to be upgraded and one that has just been done is huge!
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Kaykay » Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:30 pm

Thanks Hippotragus. Hope we see lots!!! :dance:

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:06 pm

Graham, I know it was the units with a N at the end of the description that had been upgraded but I'm sure its an ongoing process and without contacting the camp directly I am not sure how to find out which ones have/will be upgraded.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by camken » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:35 pm

Hi Guys

Can anyone tell me if there is any reason to book a specific GC6BD unit? Are some better than others or have better views?
I've never stayed in these units before but if they aren't all exactly equal then I would like to try to book a really nice one.

Thank you

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:30 pm

camken, have a look Here for some pics of a couple of them.
We have stayed in them a couple of times and as far as location is concerned I don't think there is much to choose from.
They are in the D circle as indicated on the Map
The D on the end usually indicates that it has a double bed as opposed to 3 single ones in each of the 2 bedrooms.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by camken » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:28 pm

Thank you Elsa
I might just let fate decide this one :lol:


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