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Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Dabchick » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:50 pm

We usually grace the north with our presence :lol: - Shingwedzi and Punda or Letaba and Satara... occasionally straying down to Lower Sabie. However, this time we need to be in the south for non-SANParks-related reasons. Only three nights :cry: Our go-to southern camp, Lower Sabie, is of course booked out for the three nights, and strangely enough, I couldn't get the same accommodation for those three nights in a row in Skukuza either. Don't feel like doing Pretoriuskop this time, and we don't like Berg-and-Dal much. We also don't want to change accommodation or camps with only three nights in the park...

So... Crocodile Bridge has a BD3 bungalow available for those three nights, but now I'm worried that being right on the edge of the park is going to spoil the experience and the sightings... Are my concerns legit? How have you guys experienced Croc Bridge camp (accommodation, game and bird viewing)?

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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by arks » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:20 pm

I was most pleasantly surprised when I spent three nights at Croc Bridge in April 2016. Altho you do occassionally hear sounds and see some lights from outside the park, I wasn't at all disturbed by it. I enjoyed the birds and warthog family in camp and a kudu family that appeared outside the fence. And you're spoiled for choice with good drives :thumbs_up: . It's a small camp and quiet and has an excellent shop as well.

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Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:26 pm

Take the booking :D now :thumbs_up:
I love the camp and have always had excellent animal and bird sightings in that area.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Hugh » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:28 pm

I would ask for the huts along the perimeter fence There ae two in the inner circle and they face into the circle and ablutions and laundry so try to avoid those . But if you are staying three nights I would go for one that overlooks the river
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Unread post by Elsa » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm

We just recently stayed in # 10 and I can recommend that one as it gave views of the river and also the bush.
We had ellies grazing right outside the fence on our last night, really a special sighting to just sit on the dark veranda listening to them and watching them in the moonlight. 8)
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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Dabchick » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:34 pm

Thanks everyone :gflower: - I have booked :dance:

I will call a month in advance and ask for one of the perimeter bungalows as advised :D

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Unread post by spargish » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:26 pm

Dabchick wrote:Thanks everyone :gflower: - I have booked :dance:

I will call a month in advance and ask for one of the perimeter bungalows as advised :D


You won't be disappointed Croc Bridge is a fantastic camp. We were there in march, saw Lions everyday with in 2 kilometers of the camp. On one day you could have spotted Lion, Cheetah and Wild Dog within 1.5 kilometers from camp. :mrgreen:
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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by chirinda » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:11 pm

Don't wait, Dabchick, call soon and request the house you prefer, otherwise it might be gone.

There are lots of good roads around the area, so I'm sure you will have a great time.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Welshboy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:26 pm

I can certainly vouch for Crocodile bridge being worth a visit, we've had some great sightings without going outside the gate there over the years we've visited. we have seen hyena, a bush baby and the elephants in the picture from our hut. As to the surrounding roads we have seen cheetah, rhino, lion etc. very close to camp.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:54 pm

It's a lovely little camp Dabchick, very well run with helpful pleasant staff. :thumbs_up:

The roads nearby (both tar and gravel) can be very productive for game, including predators. :thumbs_up:

I see you have booked, so all that is left to day is..........enjoy!!!! :dance:

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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Cecilec » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:56 pm

what is our special there in Crocodile Bridge is, in front of Bungalow 9 , you can see an insinkwe,I think this litle creature lives there, we sure loved this to see him

comming out of his little hide. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:55 am

Dabchick, nice to see you around again. 8)

Croc Bridge is really a special little camp. It has provided me with some of the best sightings. I love the S28 and all it has to offer. There is quite a diversity of eco zones in a relatively small area.

Enjoy :thumbs_up: and let us know how things went.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Dabchick » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:37 am

Okay, now you guys have just made me impatient to get there! With several weeks' waiting left! :naughty: :lol:

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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by hilda » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:54 am

As Meandering Mouse said, glad to see you on the forums again Dabchick! :dance: :dance:

This will not be your last visit to Crocodile Bridge! You will love this beautiful little camp! Have a great time, and tell us all about it when you are back home. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Crocodile Bridge worth it?

Unread post by Dabchick » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:16 am

hilda wrote:As Meandering Mouse said, glad to see you on the forums again Dabchick! :dance: :dance:

This will not be your last visit to Crocodile Bridge! You will love this beautiful little camp! Have a great time, and tell us all about it when you are back home. :clap: :clap:


Meandering Mouse wrote:Dabchick, nice to see you around again. 8)

Croc Bridge is really a special little camp. It has provided me with some of the best sightings. I love the S28 and all it has to offer. There is quite a diversity of eco zones in a relatively small area.

Enjoy :thumbs_up: and let us know how things went.


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