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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:19 am

They are quite nicely equipped with most of what you will need, only thing I can recall needing and having to use of my own was steak knives if you intend to braai.
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Mopani Restaurant

Unread post by stricks26 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:11 pm

Good afternoon all,

My trip to Kruger is fast approaching, less than 3 weeks to go.. :D :D :D :D . I have read all sorts of reviews about the restaurant at Mopani, has anyone been recently that could give me an idea what it is like , and if anyone has a menu, even better. I know food is a very subjective matter , but as we are going for 5 nights to Kruger, we wanted a change from a braai every night. :shock:

Please let me know

Many thanks

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Deeds » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:05 pm

Deeds wrote:We are there on 21 and 22 January. As I am diabetic, fast-food is not good for me, so have also been trying to find details on the Mopani restaurant. It is a Mugg & Bean franchise, but has had such varied 'crits' on TripAdvisor, that I think it will be a case of wait-and-see.
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The restaurant is not M&B, more's the pity. We stayed in Hut #9, which is very private, right on the dam.

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:19 pm

Mopani & B & D are part of the Tindlovu group.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by tent dweller » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:12 am

When making our booking for 2015/2016 we decided we would end our trip at Mopani, I booked a BD4 with a view, upon calling Mopani to request a specific number I was informed that I should choose either 49, 51 or 101 :doh: , which one is the better and does anybody have a photograph of 49 and 101? I did manage to see a photograph of 51 on the accommodation photographs page, thanks
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TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by wildebeeste » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:05 am

Tent Dweller,
Mopani is our favourite camp to end our visit in Kruger. On our last day in Kruger, it is a a comfortable drive down to Phalaborwa Airport for the start of our trip home.

49 and 51 are both BD4V huts and have good views of the wider views of the dam. 101 and 102 are, however, our favourite huts, which also have views of the dam, and which have a closer views of a smaller part of the dam, but often has Buffalo, Elephant and Waterbuck coming down for a drink..

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Unread post by cheetahlady » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:20 pm

We have just stayed in 49. Great view.
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Unread post by cheetahlady » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:08 am

Tent dweller, I have one photo of the view from the patio. I can't attach it as it is too large. If you look on pg 8 of travel tales, our last TT should be near the top (cheetahlady's water water everywhere - September 2013). We stayed in the same bungalow last time and there is a pic of the view from the patio as well as a description of the accommodation.

I like this spot. Not too close to the restaurant (no noise) but a quick walk to the shop etc.

Let me know if you need the picture and I will try to send it via pm. It is on my iPad and I can't change the size :tongue:
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by cheetahlady » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:54 am

tent dweller wrote:Cheetahlady, do you have any pics of number 49? :pray:



tent dweller this is the view from the porch.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elmar » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:43 am

Has Mopani area had good rain recently? Do Grootvlei dam and Mtomeni pan have water? Is the borehole at Bowkerskop still operating? Thanks!

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:32 am

The area has had very good rains and I saw pics of Pioneer dam overflowing!
Also the area round Tihongenyeni and the grass growing again so it should be looking a lot better than in recent months.
When we were there in Feb before the rains most of the waterholes like Bowkerskop & Grysbok were filled.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Ollie » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:01 pm

One of my absolute favorite camps.... the setting is excellent, the bungalows are very nice, an it has some awesome views of the dam. One of the top spots to see some of the big ellie bulls, can't wait to go back and visit.

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sun May 15, 2016 5:40 pm

Total Top Service Award went to Mopani Rest Camp’s Filling Station
Nxanatseni Regional Manager – Reuben Ngwenya and Mopani Camp’s Hospitality Services Manager, Johann Mdluli receive the top service award Total SA’s Pansy Mekwa

Sorry no photo, it seemed to have an error in it!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by George_Brits » Mon May 16, 2016 9:50 am

I'm so glad to see that the Total filling station at Mopani restcamp received recognition for the excellent service that they render, but I am sure it was a very closely "contested" category as I have received excellent service at Satara as well as Lower Sabie filling stations as well. They really do go the extra mile!!!

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon May 16, 2016 11:34 am

A huge congrats to Mopani filling station :clap: :clap: and now they are on a hat trick having won the award last year too :D :dance:
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