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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:48 pm

Stephan & Junita wrote:Are all of these BD3B bungalows located in circle B?
The map can be a bit deceiving, as they also have BD3E in the D circle which are essentially the same type of unit but with the verandah enclosed with wire mesh. #'s 81 to 84 whereas the others are open.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:15 am

Aside from the awesome BD2V units, I would say the BD2N are the next best units in Satara...

If you are booking them, try to get number A 13 -19 as all of these are on the perimeter :D

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Re: Satara Guest Cottages

Unread post by LindaS » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:04 am

Hi Thalie

The guest cottages are in D block - numbers 76 to 89. We have only ever managed to get a booking in one of these once, and it was really nice! :thumbs_up:

We had one that has a double bed and single bed in one room and three single beds in the other room. Can't remember the number, but think it was 78. It was fairly secluded from the cottages on either side of us.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:52 am

They could very well be in the D Circle.

We have had a BD3E the last 2 years, also in the D circle, #'s 81 to 84, being a 3 sleeper with a enclosed veranda.
and that circle also has the luxury units.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elmar » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:12 pm

Between the three types of guest cottages (GC6B, GC6BD and GC5) are there any category that is preferable over the other? I understand the differences in that GC6BD has double bed and GC6B has single beds, while GC5 has only 5 beds. But are their any category where the cottages are better positioned or nicer inside?

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:34 am

Elmar, I stayed in both the GC5 and GC6BD before and can honestly tell you that they all are exactly the same and there is no real better positioned one than the other. :D

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family bungalows at Satara

Unread post by Fozzi1 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:56 am

Greetings.
Pse can someone urgently let me know what is the number of the GC5 family cottage, and does it have a big fridge/freezer.
Stayed in no. 82 last trip, would the GC5 be to the left of this bungalow.

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Re: family bungalows at Satara

Unread post by josey » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:48 am

Hi Fozzi,
We have stayed in 86 and 87 before and they do have a big fridge and also a microwave.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by ruud » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:41 am

cheetah2111 wrote:Could anybody please tell me what the cooking facilities are like?
We are staying in 2Bedroom huts - including one wheelchair friendly one(don't know if that affects things)
My mom keeps asking me about this, and I know the answer is somewhere on this thread, but there are pages on pages and I can't find it!
Is there:
A microwave
An oven?
Stove?
Gas braai?
Normal braai?


Hi Cheetah,

as far as I know, you have a guestcottage in the D-circle.
If so, you have a complete kitchen with micro,oven stove and a normal braai.So NO gasbraai:

Guest Cottages
• 1 x 5-bed and 9 x 6-bed units with well equipped kitchens and two bedrooms with 3 beds each (in the case of the 6 bed units). Both bedrooms have a bathroom en-suite (bath, WC and washbasin). The kitchen has a gas stove (with oven), fridge/freezer combination, sink, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery

(although the micro is not mentioned, al the times we were there we had a micro!)

Enjoy!!
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Re: closed Veranda Satara

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:57 pm

We have stayed in one of those the last 2 years and the enclosure is not glass but a small wire mesh with a netting, so air can still get through but it keeps monkeys and mozzies out.
You do feel a little like you are in a cage, :lol: but the benefits of not having to worry about little extra visitors maybe justifies it.

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Katja » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:17 am

ossendryver wrote:I'm going to the rudy frankel guest house in a few weeks. :dance:
Can anybody tell me sightings that they have seen from he waterhole it looks over?
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When I was at Satara in September 2010 a clan of spotted hyaenas killed a buffalo right in front of the guesthouse. (I didn't see the kill and was later told that they drowned the buffalo in the waterhole.) Three lions tried to steal the kill but didn't succeed. Another 3 lions arrived later and started stalking the buffalo herd that was somewhere near the gate. Suddenly the buffalo herd started running along the fence and scared away the first 3 lions and the hyaenas. The hyaenas came back, continued eating and when they left, the buffalo was finished and there was nothing for the lions. There was also a black-backed jackal that managed to get a few bites of the kill.
Great hyaena/lion/jackal/buffalo interaction that lasted for a few hours. I didn't get much sleep that night... :)
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by wbevents » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:22 am

Just got back form a lovely time at Frankel house and Satara once again ! :clap:

Been many years since I have been in kruger during summer months, this time without the kiddies and with friends from europe. The kruger and Satara area look amazing, green green green and lots and lots of birds !!!Frankel house much diff than in winter, need chairs to stand on to see waterhole because of all the tall grass ! Can not sit near waterhole light at night time, to many insects. Still amazing house, best in kruger, great sightings while sipping a drink on the huge stoep, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, ellies etc,
one of our highligts on the trip was driving the H7 early morning and just outside camp coming across around 25 wildogs on the hunt ....... and not to mention a cheetah with 8 cubs on the h10 !
July 2016 booked !!!

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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by adw » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:22 pm

The best bungalow views (in my opinion) are those in the semi-circle starting with a G.
Any bungalow starting with a G have the best views but of course are in great demand.

I have done the Mananga 4x4 trail twice albeit 4 years ago. I did them in the dry season and they were fairly easy to traverse.
When I did it they cost me R400 a trip but I presume the cost has gone up quite a bit now.
Is the cost worth it? Let me put it this way I am glad I did it.
I dont think I saw more animals than usual but I did not see another vehicle on the trail.
Absolute bliss for me. Also when I did it you were allowed to get out of your vehicle provided you stayed within 10 to 15 feet ( I think that was the distance allowed) of your vehicle.
Also you are not allowed out your vehicle near any water streams. Hope this helps.
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Higgsie » Mon May 16, 2011 8:13 pm

We stayed in a BD2V bungalow at Satara in March this year.
There are 2 semi circles of bungalows.
The first semi circle goes from 161 to 167 and are between 5 and 25 metres from the fence with 161 and 167 the closest.
The second semi circle goes from 167 to 179 with the 2 outer huts only 5 metres from the fence, whilst the ones in the middle are up to 50 metres back.
Also this semi circle has numerous trees in it, so is a bit more shady . If I had a choice I'd go for 167.

Here's a picture of 161 and 162
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and heres 167 and 166
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Re: Satara Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:46 pm

The guest cottages will have all you need in terms of being fully equipped.

The BD3 in Skukuza is listed as having a bathroom, fridge, aircon. and has utensils but you will have to use the communal kitchen to actually cook at. It will also have a braai outside.

The BG2E is a 2 sleeper, aircon, a WC and shower, a fridge, has no utensils and a communal kitchen will also have to be used.
will also have a braai.
It will have a enclosed veranda which is what the E stands for.

You could use the deli/takeaway or the restaurant if need be.

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