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Re: Tsokwane Picnic spot

Unread post by Inyati » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:38 pm

Hi Folks,

We were fortunate enought to experience the magnificance of the floods in January, first in Biyamit, just before it flooded, and then in Orpen while it was flooding.
Let me just say, to think that the devestation was "bad" is most definately the understatement of the year!!!
Whew, the water was simply terrifying!!!

I feel so lost without the coffee stops at breaktime, but if you saw the damage, you get real perpective of why it will take so long.... (Will try post a pic I have of what it looked like during the flooding) :shock:

If you have been up to Orpen during a normal season, you will know seldom is there any water in the Timbivati river. Well in 8 hours, it filled the banks and rose appoximately 30 or so meters, so you can imagine the damage.... :?

But having said that, coffee breaks make the trip soooooo much more relaxing, so hopefully we get our cuppa soon....
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Re: Tsokwane Picnic spot

Unread post by Nicolette » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:52 pm

Hi

l saw some of the pictures of the flood and I followed whenever I could. I drove up to Tsokwane during my March visit. I was shocked at what I saw. I have been at Tsokwane many times and the River/Stream (haha) was always just about dry. So when I drove across the bridge coming from Skukuza side and saw what it looked like I could only imagine what had happened. THe river bed which was full of boulders and things was now a flat bed of sand. When I got to Tsokwane I could see the destruction. I understand it will take time I am so sad though, not because I will miss my coffee and breakfast but also because something of the rustic charm has gone.I know it will take time to restore but I wonder what they will do? I thought too of those poor people who lived around there and wondered how they were or are managing. They must have lost a lot.

I am in again in June and July and staying in Satara and am doing the day visitor thing on this next long weekend so I will try and do a visit again.
Thanks for your update too and lets hope we can enjoy our coffee!! Look forward to your pictures it must have been scary

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Re: Tsokwane Picnic spot

Unread post by Elsa » Wed May 02, 2012 3:42 pm

OneDayPangolin wrote:Does anyone have any pics of how Tshokwane now looks after the floods?
Here are a few pics, have seen others on another thread somewhere.

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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon May 28, 2012 11:02 pm

Stopped off at Tshokwane on Thursday, it's looking good and the toilets are open, they are looking good with new tiles and doors. Loads of hard work going on there. I think it will all be up and running very soon now, according to some very friendly staff.

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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue May 29, 2012 7:42 am

RosemaryH thank you for sharing the good news. Tshokwane picnic spot is a firm favourite amongst Kruger travellers and adventurers :thumbs_up: When we past there earlier May some people were preparing breakfast in skottelbraais even though the picnic spot was still closed for repairs, I think it was their own :D :thumbs_up:. It smelled very good :wink:
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue May 29, 2012 9:30 am

Grantmissy wrote: some people were preparing breakfast in skottelbraais even though the picnic spot was still closed for repairs


I noticed that too :) and the monkeys and starlings are waiting in the wings :lol:

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MM I am sure you will be able to enjoy your time there as I was told they wanted to open early to mid June :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by ruud » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:37 am

Lesego wrote:
spydr wrote:Please let us know when Tshokwane opens again. I hope it will be in time for the June 2012 school holidays, since we're planning to go there!


Indeed Tshokwane Picninc spot has been re-opened. We will publish the KNP Flood update shortly :D



That is good news!!!!!
Our favourite picknickspot is open again.

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:30 am

Tshokwane is up and running, though when I was there it was still missing enough tables and chairs.

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MM's diningroom table and audience waiting for a venison roll.

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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:48 am

I am glad that this favorite picnic spot has been re-opened again. Although the flood damage was not good, I guess the facilities have been upgraded. Is the “Boerewors and Pap” back on the menu that they used to serve?
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by spydr » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:19 am

Yes, all back on the menu! But we had a tough decision to make when we were there a few weeks ago and opted for the venison pies (Kudu) with gravy and chips instead. They are being homemade at Tshokwane I believe - a must when you go there!

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Unread post by Rooies » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:46 pm

I am curious to know if the 'new' Tshokwane looks the same as the 'old' one?
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by spydr » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:56 pm

Exactly the same, except that it only has a few tables and chairs. They were all washed away in the floods!

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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Elsa » Tue May 21, 2013 10:34 am

According to the latest report Here it looks as if it is! :thumbs_up:
but I will have a personal look next week! :tongue:

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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Stephens.L » Tue May 21, 2013 10:53 am

Dear Grantmissy

Please note that Tshokwane is operational. Everything is back to normal after the floods.
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Carol g » Tue May 21, 2013 8:13 pm

Notice in the toilets at Tshokwane.

Please do not drip dry hands on floor, use paper towels provided( no paper towels )

If no water is the roots ( maybe the tree roots are getting into the water pipes )

I thought this was so funny :D :D
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