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Re: Night drives from Pretoriuskop & Tamboti

Unread postby Porridge » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:34 pm

Oh, and the night drives start at 8pm and last for 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on the sightings and the weather
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Re: Night drives from Pretoriuskop & Tamboti

Unread postby Avanoc » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:37 pm

Thank you Porridge!!! You've lightenned my day!!!

I've never been to South Africa, so this will be my first experience in Tamboti :P

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Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.

Unread postby saraf » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:31 pm

Yip, they do. Although I believe sometimes the small vehicle goes out from BnD. It's unlikely that a small truck will go from Satara.

But never say never ... and Satara is prime cat territory.
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Re: Night drives from Pretoriuskop & Tamboti

Unread postby Avanoc » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:35 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:I often hear the night drive truck return when I stay at Tambotie.

A word of warning. It can get very cold on an open vehicle once the sun has set. No matter how hot it might be, take a warm jacket and hat.

I hope you have a great time.. enjoy each moment.



Thanks! I already have confirmation from SanPark booking agent, for a Night Drive from Pkop :D

I'm already enjoying this trip. I love to plan ahead, even if it doesn't turn out the way I've planned it :P

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Re: Night drives from Pretoriuskop & Tamboti

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:26 pm

Hi Avanoc,

Welcome to the Forum. Glad you are getting excited and planning ahead to your trip. In December when visiting P/Kop we did a sunset drive. It's my favourite type of drive it is split between the last light of the day and then also driving back in the dark. Be sure to pack a warm top as the air chills a bit after the sun drops down. Also take a water bottle along. Circa 3 hours is a long time.

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Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.

Unread postby ils » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:44 pm

I need advice guys please!!!

from Croc Bridge: Night drive or sunset drive
from Lower Sabie: Night Drive or sunset drive?
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Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:58 pm

I prefer sunset drives from either camp.

Sunrise drives can also be excellent.

No guarantees for any drive. Like Graeme Pollock used to say "Timing is everything".
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Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:01 pm

I really think its a personal choice!

Sunset drives gives you the best of both worlds.
Never been on a night drive so can't comment too much on those.

Why not do a sunset one at CB and a night drive at LS! 8)
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Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.

Unread postby vinkie » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:43 pm

Graham_5000 wrote:Thanks, that's great saraf. Torn between sunset drive in Berg en Dal and Satara. I'm used to the smaller vehicles - I'm guessing both those big camps use the larger ones with more people onboard?


We did drives from Lower Sabie, BnD and Satara in July on all occasions we had a Big truck no small safari vehicle.

Only when we did the morning walk from Satara we had the small safari jeep(because the group is smaller).

If you have the big truck you have a better view because it's higher than the average cars, and you may shift seats en sides when it's parked at a sighting, in the little jeep you must remain seated.

Both BnD and Satara are great for Game Drives :thumbs_up:
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Re: Price per adult night drive from Lower Sabie?

Unread postby Elsa » Wed May 21, 2014 9:25 pm

You can see the various tariffs Here
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Re: Price per adult night drive from Lower Sabie?

Unread postby Foxy » Wed May 21, 2014 9:38 pm

Sunrise Drive R220 Per person

Morning Walk R420 per peron

Sunset Drive R220 Per person


http://www.sanparks.org/docs/tourism_ta ... 1400700709

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Re: Price per adult night drive from Lower Sabie?

Unread postby jing » Sun May 25, 2014 8:36 am

Just registered to be a member of SANParks forum, thought I'd contribute what I know.

Anyway here's the latest offering in Lower Sabie camp as of 14 May 2014.

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Morning Drive R222.20
Morning Walk R424.20
Sunset Drive R222.20
Night Drive (2 hours) R191.90
Bush Braai R494.90

hope this answers your query!

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Re: Price per adult night drive from Lower Sabie?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun May 25, 2014 8:40 am

Welcome to the forums :D and thanks for your contribution, Jing !
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Re: Info: Sunset/Night drives taken from camps.

Unread postby peewee2013 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:12 pm

The best is a night drive for me. i take about 4-5 night drives every time when i stay in the park. , this year comme in end of August for 3 weeks. so i do the same. you can see some animals , what meaby you d`ont see on the day: Snakes, Genetcat, Civetcat , Aardwolf, Serval, Wildcat ect. also Lyon, Hyaena, ect. The animals (Lyon, Leopard, ect) the are in the night more active. I see all this animlas on the difference nightdrives!
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Sunrise & Sunset Drives

Unread postby mikezita » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:46 pm

I am taking the family to Kruger from 18th to 28th October staying at Berg-en-Dal and Skukuza camps.

We would like to book some game game drives but we are having difficulty deciding whether to book sunrise or sunset drives.

Which of the two camps have the best game drives and do you recommend sunrise or sunset drives

Thanks Mike & Zita :D


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