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Tsendze Rustic Camp

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:18 pm

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For some or other reason the pic disappeared from my post - here it is again - Rodgers and Elina.

Good for Rodgers - there is a lot to be learned from him!
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Unread post by naomi c » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:27 pm

A few pics from our visit to show how lush and green everything was.

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Unread post by naomi c » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:29 pm

Full moon over Tsendze on New Year's Eve

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:35 pm

Our campsite:

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:42 pm

And then there was the elephant........

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He made us wait for quite a while!
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Sprocky » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:06 am

BushChicken wrote:Hi, we would love to stay at Tsendze but our caravan fridge only works off electricity. Are there fridge/freezers in the camp?


BushChicken, there are gas freezers and they work well. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by ndloti » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:16 pm

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Gas fridge at far end of kitchen - on rhs of image .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:54 pm

Some photos for you all from Rodgerh :dance:

This one was taken this morning at Mooiplaas - too cute!
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And some taken in Tsendze and of Rodger.
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The ablution block
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Rodger
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:09 am

Photos from Rodger taken at the awards ceremony in Kruger. Congratulations and very well done Rodger :clap:

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Rodger and his wife, Linneth
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Manovo-Gounda » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:32 pm

Hi PhilHill

Here's a map of Tsendze rustic camp:
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I would say most camp sites along the fence are good (I had number 2).
The only annoying thing can be noisy neighbours - which in my case were not there as I was completely alone in the camp last January.

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:26 pm

Rodger has asked me to post this pic for everyone to enjoy. It is of mopani worms in a tree.

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Son godin » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:42 pm

DevonD,

My choice is campsite 3 :D , which is at the fence and private, but not too close to the kitchen area.

No 6 is also nice and no 27 and 28. It all depends if you want to be closer to the ablution on the site to recommend. :|

Site 13 has lots of shade but circled in by site 10, 11. I am not sure who drew the map, but I think that person needs to visit the campsite to get a picture of the lay-out. :wall:

I noticed that you will be visiting Cape Vidal later this year and assume you geared to camp without any power supply. There is no power points at the campsites, but lights are available in the ablution and kitchen area depending on the visitors you will get. :sniper: The lights are operated from solar power batteries and can not last forever during the night. Some campers do switch the lights off when leaving, while other just do not care at all.

We will be there 5 days after you left and can't wait to see the camp again. :dance: :dance:
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Re: Tsendze advice?

Unread post by Phugwane » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:23 pm

Tsendze is divine

If you are just wanting to book 1 site then I would go for Site 26 and if I was booking 2 sites (going with another family) then I would ask for 27 and 28.
You are right under huge Appleleaf and Leadwood trees which offer shade from Jan to early September when they have leaves on.
You are also at the far end from the gate so very little traffic and the ablution block is about 45 metres and the dish washing is 55 metres..
Lots of Scops owls and passing animals to the River..
Have seen leopard and Side Striped Jackal from the camp site and we hada python come through our site where the Francolins warned of its approach.

Lots of peeps love No 3 but its right by the gate which means lots of noise with peeps opening and closing gates and running engines.

Truly the best camping camp and the Freezer is actually a freezer unlike Balule which is no more than a cooler at the best of times.. poor Titus cant get authorities to get that camp a new one!!

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Re: Tsendze advice?

Unread post by Tony Park » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:00 pm

We were just there last week.

If it's shade and privacy you're after, then Tsendze is the place to be.

We were in spot 3 and it was lovely.

And, as others may have pointed out, camp manager Rodger - probably the most friendly parks employee I have ever met - is a big part of what makes it so enjoyable to stay at Tsendze.

Also, the outdoor showers in the ablutions block are superb - nothing like a sunset shower!

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:32 am

When you are there, ask Rodger to show you how the camp is powered and all the solar panels and batteries. The fence has its own power supply via a separate battery that is charged during the day by solar power.
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