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Re: Bats in the Twee Rivieren chalets

Unread post by KBrian » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:59 am

Hi KG,
Thank you for your prompt response, of today. We will heed your advice and stay with our original bookings for Twee Rivieren on our first and last nights; and hope for minimal bat interaction.
On several visits to RSA we have stayed at numerous SANP chalets, but not encountered bats before, so wonder what is different at Kgalagadi?
Baboons and monkeys we have experienced many times. :lol:
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Re: Bats in the Twee Rivieren chalets

Unread post by KBrian » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:01 pm

KBrian wrote:Hi KG,
Thank you for your prompt response, of today. We will heed your advice and stay with our original bookings for Twee Rivieren on our first and last nights; and hope for minimal bat interaction.
On several visits to RSA we have stayed at numerous SANP chalets, but not encountered bats before, so wonder what is different at Kgalagadi?
Baboons and monkeys we have experienced many times. :lol:
Stay well
KBrian


We stayed in chalet 1 and in chalet 18, this November and were pleased to see that every effort had been made to exclude bats from getting into the thatch. Plus we found no trace of bat pee or droppings on any of the surfaces, even above cupboards or roof structural cross members. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

p.s. We got the most amazing photos of lions and cheetahs while at Kgalagadi.

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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by pedro maia » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:48 pm

I´m sorry to go back to the bats inside chalets issue but I would like to know, if possible, if bats only go inside chalets during the summer months, or if it can happen al year round, my concern would be during April or August.

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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:08 pm

not always Bats inside the chalet
in January and in September, this year, I hadn't any Bat inside :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:23 pm

pedro maia wrote:I´m sorry to go back to the bats inside chalets issue but I would like to know, if possible, if bats only go inside chalets during the summer months, or if it can happen al year round, my concern would be during April or August.


No bats while we were there in December. :)
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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:14 am

@pedro maia,

It would be impossible to say now if there will be bats or not, although being on the cold side the chances are that there might not be. Bats just form part of the Ecosystem and here we just have to live with it, they do keep the mozzies away.
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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by Jo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:30 pm

Pedro

We stayed at Twee Rivieren in Aug 2012 and didnt have any bats in our chalet which was a FA4 chalet. We did have bats in the kitchen at Kielikrankie, but we just closed the kitchen door and we didnt have any problems. We did find that with the colder temperatures the bats seemed to be less "energetic"......dont know if this is a proven fact or that the bats we have encountered in the winter months have just been more relaxed. :hmz:

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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:36 pm

the Bats, here in Europe, hibernate, in winter (about November to April)
what about these in Kgalagadi :hmz:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by pedro maia » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:15 pm

Jo wrote:Pedro

We stayed at Twee Rivieren in Aug 2012 and didnt have any bats in our chalet which was a FA4 chalet. We did have bats in the kitchen at Kielikrankie, but we just closed the kitchen door and we didnt have any problems. We did find that with the colder temperatures the bats seemed to be less "energetic"......dont know if this is a proven fact or that the bats we have encountered in the winter months have just been more relaxed. :hmz:


It´s good to know that :) .


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