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Re: Pafuri Border Camp - TEBA camp & Mockford Cottage

Unread post by Multiflorum » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:04 pm

Mockford House has an old world charm and gives a real feeling of what it must have been like to live in Pafuri during another time.
Not many know about it outside the bird watching community.
That is maybe not such a bad thing. Unless you know where to look, you will drive straight pass and not even know that it is there.

The remarkable thing though is that Harold Mockford lived there from 1939 to 1985.
Think about that for a moment, from WWII through the Mozambican civil war to the time of PW Botha's presidency in this country.
In that time, there was WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, civil rights in the US, the cold war, our own apartheid history and so much more.

Mockford apparently loved it so much there that he refused promotions that would involve him moving away.

I wonder what kind of experiences Mockford must have had over the 46 year period?
I know he raised two otters that lived on the property with him and his wife.
They were unfortunately shot by the police when they took control of the border post as I understand it.

During the turbulent 1970's the property was even shelled by mortar fire coming from Mozambique.
Then there are the stories of elephants that stepped onto landmines across the border and came back wandering to the park only to die eventually because of their injuries.

There is certainly lots of history about Pafuri and one wonders whether enough has been done to document it.

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TEBA facility - Pafuri area

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:34 pm

This camp will be opening during this year, so let us give it's own topic. Wonder who will be first to stay there and give us a full report back :D

Posted with permission from Joep Stevens, the photos were taken by Joep:

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You can also read a bit more about in Pafuri area
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Re: TEBA facility - Pafuri area

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:50 am

I have been there, and would love to go back and see how they have upgraded/changed things. Lovely place with great views.
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Re: TEBA facility - Pafuri area

Unread post by Goronta » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:42 am

A new place to visit in a beautiful part of the park :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: TEBA facility - Pafuri area

Unread post by RayK » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:16 pm

Hi Everyone,
Thanks to a tip from arks, I was probably one of the last to book a night at TEBA before Sanparks took over. Absolutely wonderful place to start a day of sightseeing. As I mentioned in my TR, at the beginning of the day I had all of the Pafuri area to myself. :D I'm sure it'll be very popular when it opens.

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Re: TEBA facility - Pafuri area

Unread post by arks » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:16 pm

Very :mrgreen: RayK :wink: I missed staying there in 2012 by only two months :cry: (I had three nights booked, but had been forewarned that the camp might be closing and it did). This past year I tried staying at a very rustic place right outisde of Pafuri gate and while I really enjoyed that time when I had Pafuri (amost) all to myself, I'd much prefer to be staying IN the park. So I'll be very eager to visit the new TEBA, as the Pafuri area and Crooks Corner are my favourite part of the park.
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Re: TEBA facility - Pafuri area

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:17 pm

How close is this to the Border Post? Can you see it on Google Maps????

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Re: TEBA facility - Pafuri area

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:01 pm

About 200 meters from the border post. On a small hill overlooking the border.
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Pafuri Border Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:27 pm

This camp is situated near the Pafuri Border post, and is what used to be the old TEBA facility. It is open for bookings and can been booked from 1 Nov.

Prices listed on Availability as of now are:
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Units can been booked separately, or by a group.
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Re: Pafuri Border Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:33 pm

Thank you to Joep Stevens for these photos. There will be more once the first guests visit the camp.
20150727 PAFURI BORDER CAMP MOCKFORD COTTAGE (4).jpg

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20150727 PAFURI BORDER CAMP MOCKFORD COTTAGE (1).jpg

20150727 PAFURI BORDER CAMP DOCTORS HOUSE.jpg

20150727 PAFURI BORDER CAMP MOCKFORD HOUSE.jpg
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Re: Pafuri Border Camp

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:04 pm

Great :thumbs_up:
A new place to stay in a wonderful part of the park :clap: :clap:
Thanks for the info and the pictures :k
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Re: Pafuri Border Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:01 am

Again, with thanks to Joep Stevens:

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Re: Pafuri Border Camp

Unread post by hilda » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:19 pm

Since we intend to visit the northern parts of the Park in 2017, we will definitely give this a try! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Pafuri Border Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:10 pm

Some more pics released with the media release today announcing the opening of the camp:

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Re: Pafuri Border Camp

Unread post by hilda » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:05 pm

Looks very inviting! Thanks for posting DinkyBird! :clap: :clap:


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