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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Marge » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:03 am

Sorry iedman, forgot to mention that the fax is to be sent direct to the camp you will be staying at.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by wilddog.prg » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:31 pm

Hi to all..
I am going to stay in 7 camps in Kruger, and the most (five nights) in Lower Sabie camp. I am not sure about accessibility and distance to powerpoint at campsite units. Does every campsite unit have its own powerpoint? Is it the same in all camps? Are any cookers (even pots) available in kitchen at campsites? Thanks for answers in advance :)
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:35 pm

Hi wilddog.prg
I am not a camper so will try and give advice but sure others who know more will add to it, and maybe even correct me! 8)
I would say if you book a campsite with power then it will have a convenient point.
There are hot plates to cook on but I don't think there will be pots and pans available, those you must take yourself.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Hugh » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:44 pm

Just my small bit of advice

Yes the camps have powerpints BUT some are a little far to reach with just an ordinary extention cord You need a nice long one.( and a blue plug in some of the camps)
Buy an inexpensive cooking pot and just Have braais most of the time. There is usually boiling water in the kitchen area to make tea coffee etc.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:03 am

Bucky - good morning :D

I do not know the FU5 unit(s), but have a look at ACCOMMODATION on the LS page, you will see some photos for this FU5 unit if you click on the code. From the description it looks as if there is only 1 bathroom. The FU4V units have 2 rooms, each with own bathroom - and stunning views.

The tents are just great. The other 'Mites will help out here, but from what I read previously, it seems as if the tents are in a process of refurbing - but I am not sure. If you get a LST2U, most of them have very good views. But do yourself a favour and go to the BOARD INDEX, CAMPS and ROADS KNP, Topic: Accommodation photos. On the first page you will find an index for all the camps and units with photos. This will help a lot. The tents have a wonderful bathroom and big shower. But keep in mind that there is only a fan and no aircon.

If I can make a recommendation :hmz: If your folks are not happy with staying in the tents, have a look if a FU4V unit is not available (look at AVAILABILITY on LS page). The views are as stunning as the tents, but maybe the accom will be more userfriendly for your folks. There are photos of this units too on the above-mentioned topic.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by bucky » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:38 pm

Hi all,
Thanks for the input.
I phoned the camp, and they say the FU5 has a bathroom per room, so we will try that out.

My choice, being a regular camper would have been the tents, but this is a special gift for the folks .

I will try do an update on this unit when I am back.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:46 am

Hi ww29

We have stayed in the BD3U units and they are great. You have a nice view of the river. Number 3 - 22 are BD3U units, and from number 74 upwards are BD2U units. (the map still shows the old numbers) You can look for photo's and maps in the accommodation thread here There are lots of photo's of these units. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by stevengzn » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:01 pm

Hi All

Which of the LST2 Safari tents are the best in terms of location?
I know they are not on the perimeter, but unfortunately could not get any of the LST2U ones :(

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Unread post by Leanawel » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:20 pm

Hi Stevengzn :D

Number 15. It is situated next to the perimeter on the left hand side, very close to the fence. It has a small view on the river between nr 16 and 17. According to me, a very wonderful location.

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Re: Lower Sabie BD2U bungalow kitchenettes

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:16 pm

Wikusdutoit wrote:Are there plates? Pots and a pan? Glasses?
Would help greatly if anybody maybe knows the exact content of these kitchenettes.

Hi Wikus, and a warm welcome to the forum! :D
Yes, there are pots/pans, plates, glasses, mugs, cutlery, other utensils for cooking, kettle, (there was a toaster as well when we were last there.)
So basically pretty much all you need for self catering/braaing.
One tip is to take along some proper steak knives as they generally only have ordinary table ones which are often not very sharp! :wink:

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue May 14, 2013 2:59 pm

Super views, I agree, Storma :D

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Rooikat » Thu May 16, 2013 11:01 am

Hi there

We have booked the last hutted accommodation available over December....EH5.
It seems that these are at the ends of the EH3's, so four of them to choose from: 49, 54, 55 & 60.
Which one should we request/is the best out of the lot? (I realise that we should not expect much here, but would like to make it as good as possible!)
Do we go with the one furthest away from the road? Anything else we need to know? (like: are the EH3's usually booked by tour operators?).


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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by spargish » Thu May 16, 2013 11:13 am

Hi Rooikat

Most of the EH5's are the same and are very nice, my advise is to avoid number 55. It has very and I mean very big steps, its closest to the road to the staff village and pool, and due to the setup of the huts you dont really have a nice area to sit at a table outside your hut.

I have never seen tour operators book the EH3 huts.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by gatita » Sat May 18, 2013 5:01 pm

NicoleCT wrote:Has anyone staid in safari tent no. 26 and has pics of the view / "balcony" ?

Apparently I have been allocated this unit. I requested about 10 other units which they could not help with so this must be one of the "least desirable ones", a bit disappointing but suppose they can't please everyone :shock:

I believe this is the tent that burnt down a while ago.

Thanks for some feedback.

I only saw your post now, NicoleCT.

Yes, you are right, the old no 26 burned down in October 2011.

The new tent is handicapped-suited. Unfortunately, the braai is not on the verandah anymore. It has been moved to a separate location beside the tent. But the tent is brand new and a lot bigger than the old ones. The kitchen is now inside the tent and the verandah is much bigger as well. The bathroom is at the back of the tent.

We stayed in no 27 but I was allowed to have a look inside by the cleaning lady and thus did not take pics of the interior.

Here are some pics of the tent



The view was good in 2011 and should be even better now since the verandah seems to be a bit closer to the fence.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by NicoleCT » Mon May 20, 2013 1:27 pm

Thank you so much Gatita.

(I saw this tent on one of my last trips and thought it was a honeymoon tent or 4 sleeper tent because it seemed so huge. Will have to carry a chair down to the braai in order to sit there to enjoy the fire.)

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