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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:58 pm

Yes there are . they have an open Boma and a kitchen area Plus a deep freeze
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:19 pm

Nothing much has changed here. There are a number of braai stands around......should be enough for all but sometimes greedy folk take more than one........If that happens steal one back, or speak to staff! The braais are not built in here.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:47 pm

Just back from a day walk activity off-site.

Morning walks are available from both Malelane gate and camp. These are sometimes combined with BnD walks for logistic reasons.

The bungalows have not been upgraded and remain as before.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:55 pm

Crested Val wrote:Recently stayed in one of the bungalows, which we found to be spotlessly clean, quite spacious and very well equipped with cooking utensils. (Better than other camps!!)

It was so peaceful, we didn't want to leave. :whistle:

We will be back!!! :thumbs_up:

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How was the bungalow in terms of being adapted for the handicapped? Is there a bath? And could two people carry someone and load them in the bath? And are there stairs?

I know Malalane does not have any units that are officially adapted for the handicapped, but it is difficult to find handicapped accomm in the holidays, so it is handy to know which bungalows are OK :thumbs_up:
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Crested Val » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:28 pm

Cheetah, the bungalow we stayed in (2) was fine for me.
You would be able to push your Mom in her chair, from where you park, along a path to the bungalow, as it's all on one level.

There is a shower and sink in one room and a separate toilet in another with a sliding door.

I think you would be able to manage.

(It is a four bedder) :thumbs_up:

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:44 am

The bungalows are in a semi-circle facing the river - and yes, the cane-field on the other side, but there is a lovely shady grassed area between the bungalows and the fence. Sometimes there is noise from outside, both from a TSB lapa which is used for functions and sometimes from the Rugby club which is further away but used for bigger noisier functions (only a few times a year). The only other problem from outside is when they harvest the fields closest to the camps and then the noise is 24hrs/day (usually late May).

Bungalow 5 (the only3-sleeper - the others are 4-sleepers) is closest to the fence and the bush. The camp sites have the best bush views, and if people set up considerately then every site can have a place on the fence.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:12 pm

Malelane is a lovely little camp. Later in May/June we often get the annual cane burning and harvesting in the fields near camp which shatters the peace for several days at a time! Otherwise disturbance from outside is minimal. Birding in camp itself is good, and the Crocodile river is right in front of the camp too.

If you want to be sure of parking right next to the bungalow then ask for number 1 or 2 or number 5 (the only 3-bed bungalow).
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by coisjvr » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:34 am

Hi All

We camped there in Dec 2012 for three nights and were wonderful. We weren’t really bothered by the outside world, you still feel like you are in KNP. Our campsite was against the fence facing KNP so we didn’t even see the sugarcane. The quietness and animal life around the camp is great. We had hyenas every night at the fence, monkeys during the day, hornbills, squirrels (lots), woodlands kingfisher and elephants next to the camp. The facilities were very good. There was a large deep freeze in the kitchen for our meat and this also ensured cold cool drink the whole time. The ranger told us that there was a leopard one night close to the fence during our stay as he saw the leopard tracks close to the fence.

Here are some general photos.

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View of the park from our camp, when you camp on this side of the park you don’t see sugar cane field.
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These elephants were between the camp and the Crocodile River and opposite the river is the sugar cane. These photos were taken on the opposite side of the Malelane Camp from where we camped.
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I hope this helps and gives you a better idea.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:46 am

We spent 2 nights there at the end of feb.............it is a wonderful little camp!!!
Very well maintained and very quiet while we were there.
We really weren't worried that we were so near the outside of the park, and when we did look in that direction, I can think of worse things to see than rolling cane fields and mountains!!!
As said before, we had many animal and bird sightings. :thumbs_up:
We will definitely make a return visit next trip!! :dance:

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by MikeGoss2011 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:06 am

On our last 4 trips we have always tried to book Malelane first, followed by Biyamite, then we fit all the other camps around that. We love the quiet and solitude of the camp and the added benefit of being in front of the first cars out of Berg N Dahl, which can be a bonus.

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:36 pm

shaheen wrote:Hi Rooikat...
We were in malelane camp over the weekend, check-in has to be done at the malelane gate...
Must say that i really enjoyed the peace and quiteness of the camp.


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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:13 am

The Malelane Woolworths does not have a food department. The nearest is in Nelspruit at the Crossings mall, so if you want to go there you will need to brave the traffic. It is at the junction of the N4 through Nelspruit (rather than the bypass) and the R40.

Otherwise use the Spar or PickandPay in Malelane.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:49 am

I get most of what I need there. PickandPay is a bit better pricing-wise, but the Spar is bigger and better generally for fresh produce and meat etc. PandP is next to the N4 at the first robot in town, for the Spar you need to turn left at the same robot and go a short distance down the road past the Toyota garage and you will see the shopping centre on your left. Or you can take a slip road as you approach the town which leads you into the shopping centre without going to the robot. It is well signed, but used by lorries a bit.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:16 pm

Warm welcome to the forum leoci.lucrezia. :clap:

There are very definitely guided walks and drives from Malelane camp as well as from the gate if staying outside the park.

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:35 pm

You will need to do it direct. I cannot do it for you unfortunately. Perhaps call the gate office? 013 735 6152. Or email Isaac Mthetwa (isaac.mthetwa@sanparks.org) as he is the gate/camp manager.

All morning drives start 30mins before gate opening, evening drives start at 5pm, and walks depend a little on when it gets light in the morning. Time would be confirmed.
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