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Punda Maria Rest Camp

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by James89 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am

suefish wrote:We are staying in the Russell Guest cottage on the 2nd may. Very excited. Can someone tell me where it is situated as it's not showing on the camp layout

Stayed in the Russell Guest house this last weekend. It is located on the hill on the right just BEFORE the camp gate. It shares a fence with the camp - there is a gate to walk through. But it has its own entry/ exit gate and is secluded from the camp itself.

The house is simply AWESOME, best Sanparks accommodation I have stayed in. It has two very nice (luxury) rooms. A large sitting area inside with full kitchen. A very large stoep overlooking the plains below with sitting area and eating area and an awesome outdoor braai/ lapa area with seating for meal.

Punda is an asweome camp, and the Russell House has been really well done, very impressed.

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Scops » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:26 pm

hi all,

we visited Punda Maria in Jan 2017 so I thought I would provide some feedback (better late than never :redface: ).

The camp was clean, the shop well-stocked and the staff were friendly and helpful.
The hut accommodation was fine, properly cleaned and the AC worked - thank goodness :D

The ranger taking the sunset drive was very patient in trying to find us a pennant-winged nightjar - alas we never saw it :wall:
But the best surprise was dinner at the restaurant (Tindlovu). We had seriously tasty burgers with great service.

Well done to all at Punda Maria !!

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:48 pm

Thanks for the feedback Scops, I will see it gets directed to the camp management. :thumbs_up:
Pity about not seeing the nightjar.
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Hippotragus » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:57 pm

Thanks for positive comments James 89 and Scops.

We love Punda Maria camp and have always had great service, from friendly staff. We have stayed in the BD3 units and CT2 tents - always great.

The Russell Cottage looks fabulous, but as it is usually only the 2 of us on a trip we will have to wait until others can join us to enjoy it.
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