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Re: Lower Sabie Camp Sizes - did we make the right choice?

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:33 am

I'm not sure about the size of the camping spots, but this post should tell you all.

Game wise it is possibly the best camp in the whole of Kruger.
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Re: Lower Sabie Camp Sizes - did we make the right choice?

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:16 pm

Hi Switchback

I am in Lower Sabie right now and took a stroll over to the campsite and took some pics for you to get an idea of campsite size. You will have no problem pitching a 6 man tent even on the smaller campsites.

I agree with DQ, that this is the best game viewing area in the park. But with that comes more humans.

Over the last two weeks we have travelled down from Punda to here. Game viewing was good at Satara, and is best here.

What time of the year are you planning to come? It is extremely hot here at the moment and the park still very green and lush after the good rains. This of course means less humans around.

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Re: Lower Sabie Camp Sizes - did we make the right choice?

Unread post by G@mespotter » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:12 am

Having stayed at both, I would still prefer Lower Sabie camping over Croc Bridge...... The sites at Lower Sabie are small, but once you have accepted that I think it's a little bit better than Croc Bridge. Croc-Bridge is also squased into a small little corner....Not the best either :lol: It's a beautyful little camp, however the nearby Petrol station doesn't do it for me, much and much too noisy.

Not complaining, just pointing out the diff's there. Roads leading from both camps are very good, however Lower Sabie just has the better location here, you have a wide variety of roads to choose from, and still have the feeling of being in the middle of a wildlife area, Croc Bridge being the 'border' case :whistle:

IMHO too many humans around, but from Lower Sabie you have the salitjie, s21, s29 Mlondozi Road etc which are a little bit more quiet.

Both camps vehicles driving up and down till quite late, but I if you want to have chance of such stunning sightings around, you'll have to compromise. Tzendze is more my vibe :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Perks. » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:40 pm

Herman1170 wrote:Advice please! I've booked a hut, BG2, for later this year. Any recommendations on which hut has a nice view?


There are two lots of BG2s...

1. On the northern side of the lawn, directly across from the 'cinema', 14 units. They are tucked away from the river, so getting one with a view is unlikely. However, 23-24 or 71-72 will leave you with a short walk to a bench overlooking the river.
2. Adjacent to the game drive parking, there are four units. Our most recent trip we were booked into the EH2Vs right next door, but got upgraded due to refurbishment about to commence on the EH2Vs.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by JenniB » Tue May 10, 2011 3:47 pm

Which has the bigger stoep area - BD2U or BD3U? We are 2 couples and need to book 2 units, but will be eating together so need enough space for 4 to sit together for meals. I would appreciate any advice - thanks

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by saraf » Tue May 10, 2011 4:37 pm

BD3U without a doubt. They also have an enclosed kitchen area with dining table and chairs in addition to the outdoor table and chairs, so no need to lug chairs around either
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Safarigirl » Mon May 16, 2011 7:31 pm

We`re (hubby and me) thinking about booking either a BD2U or a BD3U bungalow for a few days at Lower Sabie for beginning of next year. They are both available on the dates we want, same price (R10 difference), similar description on the webpage. The way I understand this, they are all in "two`s", renovated and all also have riverviews, is that correct?

Are kitchen utensils, such as cooking and frying pans, cuttlery etc provided?

So, what`s the difference? Which ones are nicer - BD2U or BD3U - and which would you choose?

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by saraf » Tue May 17, 2011 10:52 am

BD3U everytime. They are bigger and have an enclosed kitchen.

Kitchen consists of a couple of hotplates, pots (not sure about the frying pan), plates, cutlery and the fridge. Oh and that's where they have put the third bed. They have all been renovated and are very, very nice. There's a table in the litchen and also an table outside on the patio so plenty of room to sit.

In the BD2U's the fridge is either in a locked cabinet outside or in the bedroom, which is a nuisance. Book quickly as they are very popular.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp Family Cottage FU4V

Unread post by Wildtom » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:32 pm

This FU4V cottages are located next to Keartland house and opposite the swimming pool and is perimeter.It has two bedrooms with 2 beds each and brand new.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp Family Cottage FU4V

Unread post by saraf » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:20 pm

We stayed in the unit next to these when we were there in Jan. They were almost finished and I couldn't resist peeking through the fence. They look stunning.

They are facing the river at the opposite end of the camp from the restaurant and thus are in a really quiet location, with few passers by. The swimming pool is around the corner too, if it gets too hot.

Having stayed in renovated units previously I would expect you to be fairly comfortable.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp Family Cottage FU4V

Unread post by Bushcraft » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:12 pm

Joep Stevens wrote:Dear All,

Thanks for the query and indeed these are next to Keartland and replace the old two double unit clusters 93/94 and 95/96. They are nicely situated with river view and have the typical two bedroom with shower and toilet and open-plan living/kitchen area. Quite elementary but should be comfortable and with nice view. It would be great to get feedback after you have stayed there.

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Re: Lower Sabie Family Cottage

Unread post by roaneric » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:49 pm

Hi Storma

Do not have a picture for you (yet) but will be visiting kruger in 2 weeks and will take one for you then. Keep and eye on the accommodation pictures thread. I will post it there. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lower Sabie Family Cottage

Unread post by Leanawel » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:24 pm

Hi there :D Storma

Just returned from LS - I went to the new Family Units to see for myself for future visits and I can tell you that they are GREAT :dance: :dance: . They are situated at the very end of the chalets with a view. They are very near to the fence and river in front. The view is super. :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

They have a nice and cozy semi-private patio with braai, inside a big living area with a complete kitchen with stove, double door fridze and even a microwave. From the living area two sliding doors lead to 2 identical rooms, each en-suite.

The decorations are very stylish - you will have a wonderful time. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by alf » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:08 pm

can anyone tell me where the FU4V family cottages are allocated in the camp? i see they must be perimeter but cant find them on the map
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by saraf » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:55 pm

Alf,

They are brand new and the map hasn't been updated yet. They are at the opposite end from the restaurant, next to the Keartland guest house. They are renovated BG2U units.
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