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Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:56 pm

Hi and welcome naomi c!

Have you read through this thread - Punda?

I loved the camping in Punda last month. Granted the sites are not all perfectly level, there are few taps and if you wish to camp close to the fence you must take a long elec lead (50m+). There are shady sites there, no grass. Camp far away from the pool if you are looking for peace and quiet :D
Watch out for the low eves of the ablution block!

There was a constant trickle of game to the waterhole opposite the fence when we were there.

I will go back to Punda many times!

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:43 pm

Snoobab wrote:Any advice on Camping at L/Sabie. I will be there in Sept for 7 nights. I know the new camp site does not over look the river but does it have fence line site and if so which are the best sites.

No Snoobab LS does not have fence line sites.

I love camping there. The sites are demarkated and some are fairly private with some bush between them. There are a fair amount that are shady. They are all level.

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:57 am

Snoobab wrote:Last question. Based on experience of camping at Punda where you need a 1km long extension cord. How far away are the plug points at LS.


Just take your Punda cord with. :lol:
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Unread post by Skydiver » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:05 pm

Hi Snoobab
The plug points at Lower Sabie are right next to the camp sites. Depending on how you position your caravan, tent, or mobile home etc, you will be no more than about 5-8 meters away from your power point.
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Unread post by Rooikat » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:44 pm

When camping in Satara over December, you cannot be without a fan....there is little shade and it is extremely hot in a tent, especially when trying to take an afternoon nap!
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Re: Pretoriuskop camp sites

Unread post by Oumie » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:01 am

We have been saying for years now that we want to get the camping spot under the biggest tree in Pretoriuskop :!:
But it is always occupied, we come to late :( :D
The spot is on the extreme left hand side in the corner of the camping area at the fence, opposite to the reservoir.
But we found all the sites nice and most had some shade :D
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Unread post by Jaco V » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:26 pm

I am also a caravanner, and there is definitely a couple more around.

There are 3 camping areas in P/kop.
One in the bottom corner of the camp (where the sites on the fence are usually occupied).
The other 2 is between the gate and guest houses also on the fence.
The small one as on the map has no power and is more suitable for tents.

The bottom one is close to ablutions shared with the huts.
The other also has ablutions relatively close by.
The sites are reasonably level at the top area, and most are sand.

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Re: Camping in Kruger

Unread post by DuQues » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:47 am

LinnB wrote:What advice would you give 3 women in their twenties camping for the first time, without any camping experience?

Get tent(s) that are easy to set up and break down again.
Most dome tents are set up in a jiffie, yet are high enough for standing inside.
Make sure you have torches with you for when you walk to the ablutions and when you leave make sure the tent(s) are closed against unwelcome visitors like spiders or monkeys.
You can buy air mattresses with build in pumps, which you just switch on, saving a lot of effort.
That is, if you have electricity.
You will need an extension cord of at least 25 meters and a "Blue plug".
The plug you can buy in any camp store, but at a higher price than outside the Park.
In some camps the ground is rather hard, a hammer to knock in the tent pins would be handy there.

Bring braai gear and wood or charcoal if you want to braai, not all the camps have wood and charcoal for sale all the time.

Camp at the fence if you can, that way you can look at the wildlife parading by, just feet away from you!

And maybe a thing to remember, if you are dressing in the tent with a light on, your shadows on the tent can be rather revealing!
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Unread post by bucky » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:02 pm

There is power .
There is water , but you need to fill your tank at it , there are no permanent conenctions .
There are camp sites that you park on to stay , and you have to pre book these .
You can only stay/sleep in a camp on a camp site with your trailer, not just anywhere in the park .

All the camp sites have abloution facilities that are shared by the campers with toilets/showers and baths .

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Unread post by bucky » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:00 am

Hi , there is no electricity at balule , it all runs on gas and parafin .
In letaba you will need a longish extension , plus a special adaptor for the smaller type of plug in points used at a lot of camping places .

There is another thread on malaria in the "other" forum , check it out .

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Unread post by DuQues » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:27 am

The so called special adapter is also called a "Blue plug". You can buy it in the camps, but buying it outside Kruger will save you some money. In Letaba you will need an extensioncord of 25 meters for a lot of places.

In Balule you will need none. 8) You'll enjoy that camp!
Hint: There is a hyenaden about 2 km's south of Balule, with a couple of young ones. (Born the end of may I think.)
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Unread post by gwendolen » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:22 pm

Hi Werner,

You'll be able to find some info and a few pics in this thread: Punda Maria

The camp has a lovely shaded campsite. There are sites with and without electricity. When we were there two years ago it was nice and quiet and we got a great spot at the fence. Someone saw lion at the birdhide recently. :D

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Unread post by DuQues » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:52 am

Werner, make sure that your extensioncord is a loooong one.
At least 25 meters.
there are spots with and without electricity, but there are also spots where you are supposed to have electricity, but you can't plug in as it's broken.
So make sure you plug in early before there are no working outlets left.
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:57 am

Perfectly correct DQ, just double the length to be safe. I have needed an extension cord up to 50m at times in Kruger. At Punda actually.
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Unread post by bucky » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:02 pm

Tent
Decent stretchers
Comfy chairs
Table
Plastic boxes that clip closed to store food etc
a electric cooler

Thats about it to start with, a trailer is good for leaving the fridge and foodstuffs in .


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