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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by manicwalker » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:59 am

Happy Birthday Tsendze :dance:
Thanks to Rodger and Elina its the best camp in Kruger :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
And hope the course goes well, and you enjoy your holiday Rodger!

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:00 am

rodgerh wrote:
DinkyBird wrote:I think we need to celebrate this magical camp by posting our favourite pics of Tsendze!
That will be so great Dalene,I will keep watching


I have very few pictures of Tzendze,. I left my camera on the kitchen table at home. :wall: :wall: :wall:

This is my daughter, Explorer and I chilling.

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A much loved and recognizable road.

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Room with a view.

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A belated happy birthday. :D
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Nkulu » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:26 am

Happy Birthday and :congrats:

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by rodgerh » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:03 pm

Mischief wrote:Congratulations and a Happy BIrthday Tsendze Rustic Camp. :gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:
To Rodgerh,hope you are enjoying the course...but too you as well CONGRATULATIONS on this special day for this camp.I am quite positive that your immense hard work and positive input and being such a great ambassador has helped make Tsendze the special camp it is :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have never been there myself :( so cannot share any :cam: :cam)I plan to remedy this in the near future!
Thanks very much Mischief,I realy enjoyed each and every momment of our special day at Tsendze,Desmond's family and himself was here to remember his first day when we open the Tsendze,I also like to congratulate him to be the one who came on the first of November 2006,he was with us for 6 nights,he only left today,am also back from our course,we will be finishing on the 18,on the 14 am going to the course again untill 18 November,thanks and thanks a lot Mischief, :) :dance:
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Mischief » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:13 am

Hi Rodgerh,bet you are xcited about your leave coming closer.We know that the southern part of the Park has had some good rain in the last couple of days.

What can you report about rainfall from Mopani and further North to Shingwedzi,Punda,Letaba etc...so many Forumites would love to know. :dance: :pray: :pray:

Please give us an update if and when you can...that will be so greatly appreaciated Rodgerh :k
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:10 am

Tsendze Rustic Camp... :clap:

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dance: ...all for sharing a small Magic "Camp" that most of us do not even think about. :(
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by mulderpm » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:05 pm

We camped in Kruger from the 21st December 2016 until the 10th January 2017. We are regulars and visit our favourite park 3 or 4 times a year. Always fantastic and never disappointing. Our favourite is the quieter more Northern Camps. This trip we spent 3 nights in Tsendze in our Penta. Unfortunately we had some damage to our Penta. When driving along the road between camp sites the side of my Penta hit a cut off tree stump which is very close to the side of the road. It crumpled the trim and bent the door frame, rim and bent the axle. The damage is just over KR20. Rodger was very quick to assist and with a 10 pound hammer we managed to panel beat the rim into a usable shape. I have reported the incident to SANParks management and they undertook to remove the stump. The side of the tree stump is shiny from all the incidents.

Be careful when driving in the camping area with larger caravans.

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by mulderpm » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:42 pm

It was such a pleasure to see Rodger and Elana again. They make Tsendze such a special camp, always friendly, helpful and the visits in the evenings are a highlight. True ambassadors for Tsendze, Kruger and SANParks.

Congrats on their 10th Tsendze Camp anniversary at the beginning of November 2016. We will be back.

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:07 am

A very warm welcome to the forum, mulderpm.

Thank you for the warning. I am sorry that you had such an unfortunate and expensive encounter. :(

A big :thumbs_up: to Roger for his excellent service.
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by IceT » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:50 am

Hi Roger and friends of Tsendze camp. We have booked our super exciting 7 nights here from 29 Dec 2017 and would like to now book the site number. I have been trying to call Mopani camp on (013) 7356535 all morning and can't get through. Is there another way of booking our camp site? Would really like camp no 26. :dance:

Oh, I've just found out that Mopani is without electricity - so that's why not answering.

So just to get an update then.... is 26 still the best site? : with respect to being on the fence and some privacy? And would there be sunlight for our solar panel (we have a 10m cable).

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Bundi » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:36 am

Good morning everyone

I have been through the whole thread and it seems the options in Tsendze are almost limitless in terms of best sites.

Can anyone who has camped on number 3 tell me if the shade on this stand is sufficient?

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:07 pm

I hope some of the experienced Tsendze campers will respond to your questions IceT and Bundi! Rodgerh will only be back at Tsendze on 1 March 2017 again. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Son godin » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:44 pm

Bundi wrote:Good morning everyone

I have been through the whole thread and it seems the options in Tsendze are almost limitless in terms of best sites.

Can anyone who has camped on number 3 tell me if the shade on this stand is sufficient?


Hi Bundi I've stayed on site # 3 a few times already for long periods of up to 14 days and the shade will differ between winter and summer. The whole site will not be in the shade with the section closest to the fence mostly exposed. You actually will need some sun if you are charging from solar power panels, but there are plenty of space for the tent / caravan to stand in the shade. :thumbs_up:

There is a site on internet that you can use to view the movement of sun over the camp. Just add in the coordinates and date you will be there.

23° 33' 21.927" S 31° 26' 37.605" E

http://www.sunearthtools.com/dp/tools/pos_sun.php
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Son godin » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:02 pm

IceT wrote:Hi Roger and friends of Tsendze camp. We have booked our super exciting 7 nights here from 29 Dec 2017 and would like to now book the site number. I have been trying to call Mopani camp on (013) 7356535 all morning and can't get through. Is there another way of booking our camp site? Would really like camp no 26. :dance:

Oh, I've just found out that Mopani is without electricity - so that's why not answering.

So just to get an update then.... is 26 still the best site? : with respect to being on the fence and some privacy? And would there be sunlight for our solar panel (we have a 10m cable).


You will get enough shade there, but also sunshine spots for the solar panel. We normally try to book #3 for some privacy, but if there are a few large crowds no site will guarantee total privacy or quiet time during school holidays.

You can also try 3, 5, 14, 15, 22, 23 and 24 if you don't come right with 26.
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