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Braai facilities/Utensils/ETC in Accommodation

Unread post by guyfeld » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:39 pm

Hi there everyone...(first time visitor on the forum)
My 15 yr old son and I are planning a first-time KNP North-South Trip for 9 days 18 Sept 2010 with a stop at a different camp each night.
We'll be staying in Safari tents and bungalows.
I know that campers are catered for, but will there be braai facilities at these camps that we can also use if we want to braai?

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Re: Braai facilities for bungalows and safari tents

Unread post by arks » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:04 am

All bungalows and safari tents have individual braais — except at Punda Maria, where those staying in the bungalows share a communal braai area.
But if you are staying in a PM safari tent, you will have your own braai on the tent's deck.
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Re: Braai Facilities: Orpen and Talamati?

Unread post by LindaS » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:30 am

Hi James

No need to worry ... you will have your own braai at both Orpen and Talamati! :D

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Limited dstv - where is it available

Unread post by Snazy » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:43 pm

I want to go to the Kruger to escape city life, including mindless TV, but I have an only child who is 4 years old and hence gets bored easily.
Also I don't allow DSTV at home, so for her, its part of her holiday treat.
Is there any accommodation available in any of the more central camps that has limited DSTV.

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Re: Limited dstv - where is it available

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:14 pm

Hi Snazy and a warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

As far as I know only the more expensive guest houses have some limited TV .

Depending on the time of year you go many of the camps have lovely swimming pools where they can get rid of excess energy.

Another idea is to before your trip start getting together little odds and ends in the toy line, they needn't be expensive and then once in the park bring them out slowly one per day.

If you have a read Here I am sure you will find lots of good advice and ideas.

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Re: Limited dstv - where is it available

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:35 pm

Warm welcome to the forums, Snazy :D
Some of the semi-luxury bungalows in Skukuza show to have limited dstv available. If you check this page and click on "LB2D" and "LR2W", you will see
- DSTV (Limited Channels)
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Braii Facilities (Satara and Mopani)

Unread post by Swifty » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:14 am

Hi All,
We have nights booked at Satara and Mopani in Bungalows BD2V and BD4.
They both have 'hotplate' listed as the cooking option.
I take it this is an electric element type cooker and it's not what you would class as a real BBQ or Braai.

My question is are there communal Braai facilities (wood or charcoal) available in these camps as we very much want to have a Braai each evening to truly appreciate the African experience?

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Re: Braii Facilities (Satara and Mopani)

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:36 am

Hi Swifty :D and welcome.
There are braai's at each cottage/bungalow in addition to the stove/hot plate.
It is also possible to buy everything you need from the camp shops (charcoal/wood/firelighters) to have a first class braai experience.
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Re: Braai facilities

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:48 pm

Do braai facilities include tongs?
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Re: Braai facilities

Unread post by mizzbee » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:10 am

You may find tongs at accommodation units that supply utensils.
These are mostly the more expensive bungalows.
You have to bring your own if you are camping or staying in budget facilities like huts.
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microwave oven

Unread post by Tembe & Kgala » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:55 am

hi dear forumites. does anyone know for sure if there are microwave oven in :
* Skukuza luxury units
* Biyamiti bungalows

Thanks to you all

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Re: microwave oven

Unread post by Pumbaa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:34 pm

Yes, they are :thumbs_up:

In both camps as well as in Crocodile Bridge camp

In Skukuza in the luxury riverfront bungalows

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Re: microwave oven

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:57 am

Biyamiti do definitely offer microwaves in the accommodations and if I am not wrong Bateleur as well.

Maybe the one in which you stayed had not one because same way broken.

The semi luxury river view bungalows in Skukuza do also have one but only since this year :thumbs_up:

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coffee makers

Unread post by anitalois » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:12 pm

In bungalos what kind of coffee makers do they have? We need to know what size filters to bring. Thanks.

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Re: coffee makers

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:16 pm

Warm welcome to the forum anitalois!
There are no actual coffee makers in the bungalows.
The bungalows with kitchens will have a kettle for boiling water in.
You can either buy a plunger type coffee maker or use a good instant coffee of which there are many varieties available in the supermarkets.
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