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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Lepardfan » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:51 pm

Hi andrew1nesbitt.

We stayed in a BG6 before, and the bathroom was only accesable via the verandah.

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Confused with accomidation ID vs Map in Pretoriuskop

Unread post by Travelstory » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:39 pm

HI Helpful Formites:
Trying to book the best possible accommodation in Pretoriuskop (June 2015) but see the map and ID's are a bit confusing. I have booked BD2M thinking that is as near to the perimeter as you can get..., but now thinking I may be wrong. Can you tell me what is the best accommodation in this camp and what is the ID for that location and where on the map it is??

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Re: Confused with accomidation ID vs Map in Pretoriuskop

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:54 pm

Hi Dana

We stayed in 133, and I would say 134 is even better as next to the fence. But any of those, 117 -134 are nicely situated.

I think the one D is for a double bed, and the V for a view.
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Re: Confused with accomidation ID vs Map in Pretoriuskop

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:24 pm

Travelstory have a look through some of the Accommodation pics
There are quite a few BDM's shown.

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by K-4S » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:51 am

I was just browsing through this thread and I saw those photos of the fire. Can anyone tell me what caused it and how much of the camp was damaged? It seems as thought it was quite an inferno.
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:37 pm

As far as I recall, it was lightning and pretty much that entire restaurant block was destroyed.
I know I have a book somewhere that describes it, will try and look it up.

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Ouma Biskuit » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:19 am

Pretoriuskop and surrounding area is steeped in massive history and a famous trading route to the east. My absolute best and favourite camp in the entire Kruger :wink:

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by norms » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:58 am

I have heard from some people who recently stayed in the ES2 huts in Pretoriouskop that these huts now have power points installed. Can anyone confirm this? - :thumbs_up:
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:29 pm

Hi Norms,

Very definitely YES -- we stayed over in July, and charged our camera batteries every day -- much easier than doing it at the camp kitchen where they can easily disappear...
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by shortcourse » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:38 am

The H1-1 is amazing!! Regularly see cheetah but have also seen the Big 5, sable and wild dog so a great road. Some of the other roads in the area are very quiet, especially the S3 where our only decent sighting was a side striped jackal and one cheetah, despite driving this road every time we stay there (always hoping our luck will change!) - on the H1-1 we once saw a honey badger and a caracal walking side by side - I was so shocked didn't know which one to take a pic of so ended up having blurry pics of both!!! Amazing sighting!!!

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Mellory » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:15 pm

Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:Hi Blackmamba,
Sorry, no pics. We were there last week for 1 night. I was surprised at the amount of game on the H1-1 main road to Skukuza. Usually P/Kop is known to have lower animal densities than eg. Satara etc. But we saw so much in 15 hours, I am actually going back in 3 weeks to spend another 8 days there! For summer, I like to book ES2 hut no 74/75 for lovely shade in the heat of the day... have already done so for Christmas this year.
Hope you have a lovely time!
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:49 pm

A quick report about Pretoriuskop after spending 8 days there over Xmas...
Not as many impala as Skukuza or Croc Bridge, and generally less game...

BUT!

Amazing sightings as usual -- pack of 7 wild dogs on S3 for a while on my own, then 30 min with 2 other cars. Repeat performance between Numbi and Detour route to Fayi loop the following day!
Male cheetah on S3 on tree, walking in road.
Plenty of elephant and other large mammals on H1-1. Many people saw the cheetah brothers there. We only saw the 2 cheetahs once
Only saw 2 lions in 8 days! But fantastic lion sightings on longer drives to south of Skukuza on S21 etc.
Leopard -- 3 cubs playing in dead tree on Xmas morning at 4:35 am... all on my own! Only 1 other car at end of sighting...
Missed them following day but told neighbours where to look -- they spent 2 hours with them!
4:50 next morning found 2 cubs. 1 in road, other in tree. Spent 2 hours with them, later no 3 appeared briefly. Elephant bull in musth disturbed them and trod over their playground. Other people saw them again later...
Stunning male leopard 500m down H2-2 Voortrekker road next to road. Same leopard on Fayi loop next pm...
Amazing jumping spiders and insects in the grounds of the swimming pool during the middle of the day!
Not bad for Pretoriuskop!
I love the place...
God bless for 2015
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:05 am

We were in Kruger in December and we did not stay in Pretoriuskop but was there for a while one morning. To us, based on the short while that we have spent there, Pretoriuskop beats all the other camps by far in terms of cleanliness, tidiness and general maintenance of facilities.
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Leaping Lizards » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:28 am

A don’t forget the best pool in the whole park, the only pool in fact that could almost make me want to get back to camp early to go for a swim. :mrgreen:
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:55 am

Hi duncanblizzard,

Wolhuter's Hut is sort of like a little museum to show people the type of accommodation people used to stay in many many years ago. It's not part of the accommodation to sleep in today.

As for #101 - #108 ... Unit #103,106 - 108 are ES2 Huts, #101,102, 104 and 105 are BG4 Bungalows.

Hope this helps :)
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