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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by cbozzini » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:51 pm

Hi all,
we are planning to come back to Satara next June. Does anyone know if there are still public telephones in the camp? Last time we were there (April 2013) they were still operational but they had a stiker which informed on their removal.
We use prepaid cards to make international calls (we are from Italy) so public telephones are of great use!!
Thanks in advance!!

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Lepardfan » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:24 am

Hi cbozzini, welcome to the forum. :D

To be honest I am not sure if the public phones are still there or not. I do have some advice to offer though. One of our cellphone service providers(Telkom Mobile,), do have a offer that works like this.

For every R5 or more prepaid airtime you load, you get that equal amount of airtime for free, ex. load R100 and you will receive R100 for free. Thus you will be having R200 airtime for only R100 and I use this most of the time. So my advice will be similar to what our family do when they visit from the UK. They purchase a "cheap" cellphone, get a simcard and just load prepaid airtime as they need it. You can always keep the cellphone for future visits to SA.

Cellphone reception in general are quite good in main camps, like Satara.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by ctm7943 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:54 pm

I have read about and see streamings from the Satara waterhole webcam.

I have a camp map, but do not see it listed on the map.

So, where is it exactly and are there any bungalows which would be located within proximity for good viewing?

Can waterhole wildlife activity be viewed from the fenceline?

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Hugh » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:18 pm

The web cam is at the waterhole directly in front of the restaurant building on the other side of the fence . It can be spotted if you go and look at the fence
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by kaizer » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:54 pm

Hello,
We have booked the Stanley Guesthouse later this year, and are wondering if it has two bathrooms or three? Also, we have heard that there is a lighted waterhole outside the fence near this guesthouse, but have also heard that the park management is closing down man-made waterholes. Is there still one that can be seen from the Stanley Guesthouse?
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:27 pm

That one is still there Kaizer! :thumbs_up:

From the description it does look like only 2 bathrooms!
but sure there must be another but maybe just not en suite?

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by ctm7943 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:37 pm

So, are there 2 waterholes (near restaurant & near Stnalry Guesthouse?) that can be viewed while in Satara camp?

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Unread post by Hippotragus » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:55 pm

There is one flood-lit waterhole just outside the camp fence at Satara. It is visible from the restaurant area and from the guest house adjacent to the restaurant area.
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:17 pm

The Stanley and Frankel Guest houses share a waterhole but not the same one as the webcam one.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by ctm7943 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:23 pm

Elsa,
Thank you for the clarification.
I was confused as to how the Stanley Guesthouse residents could possibly view the waterhole near the restaurant (webcam).
Hippotragus may be referring to the Wells Guest House.

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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:25 pm

Yes, so the floodlit waterhole to the south is the only one accessible to the general public.
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:42 pm

ctm7943 wrote:Hippotragus may be referring to the Wells Guest House.
Yes, that's correct! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:39 pm

Thanks for clearing that up Elsa. I was posting the reply without a camp map at hand!! I have never stayed in any of the Satara Guesthouses, so wasn't sure which was which.
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by camken » Mon May 11, 2015 9:32 am

Hey all

I need a little help with the Satara GC6BD ( 78, 79, 55, 87 and 88) units please.
Someone posted a picture ages ago showing that these units have an enclosed lounge/dining area as well as a little patio.
I'm just checking that this is still the case?
We have booked this unit for next year, but we want to put a bed in the lounge/dining room to effectively make it a 3 bed unit (although there will only be 4 of us staying there).
Can anyone who has stayed in one of these units please confirm that there is a seperate living room that we can put an extra bed/matress into?
Also, are all 5 units identical or is one better than the others for what we want to do?

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon May 11, 2015 9:41 am

Camken, the lounge area is enclosed and separated from the veranda by a sliding glass door and screen, so sure it will be fine to put a mattress in.
Might have to push the lounge/dining furniture to one side in order to fit it in.

You can see what it looks like from Accommodation pics

As far as I know they are all more or less the same and I don't know of any that would be preferable over the others.

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