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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Leanawel » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:25 am

Yes, indeed, the museum is an absolute must as RemiE said. And from me, do not forget to visit Lake Panic, about 7km from Skukuza on the road to Kruger Gate - especially early morning. Not to be missed :dance:

Have a look at the Topic - Lake Panic Sightings - all the :cam: will persuade you to make a visit!

But most of all - enjoy every moment :thumbs_up:

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Christmas in Skukuza

Unread postby Madeleine88 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:09 am

Hi All

I am heading to Skukuza for Christmas with my family and we are hoping that there will something magical planned for everyone to do at Christmas,

such as a festive braai with dancers etc or perhaps a bush braai where everyone socializes and celebrates or whatever it may be....

I cannot find any information about this, does anyone know if there will be something and when we need to book by?

What has your previous experience of Christmas in Kruger been?? :dance: :dance:

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Re: Christmas in Skukuza

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:25 am

Welcome to the forum Madeleine88 :D . Christmas day in the Kruger camps is usually quiet as any other day and visitors celebrate Christmas day in their own quiet way in nature. Booking a bush braai is a good idea but I doubt if any dancers will be there. Wishing you and your family a good and peaceful Christmas in Skukuza :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Christmas in Skukuza

Unread postby Carol g » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:33 am

Christmas in Kruger is normally a day like any other day with people enjoying it in a quiet way, no dancing there
A bush braai is a good idea, otherwise just enjoy the day soaking up the tranquility of nature
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Re: Christmas in Skukuza

Unread postby Herman » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:59 pm

I've been in Kruger during the festive season on a few occasions and I've had varied experiences . It seems that it depends on the camp management. My best Christmas experiences were in the north and especially Shingwedzi. I guess the bigger camps have a logistical problem, but at Shingwedzi we had a wonderful buffet lunch under the thatch and the staff got together for an impromptu gospel sing-along . Also at Shingwedzi on the 31st of Dec a special midnight drive was arranged - we stopped on the bridge just before midnight and the driver produced a container with bubbly and ice - nature provided the rest - it was full moon and as we popped the corks , a hauntingly beautiful African sound filled the air - a jackal calling !! If things don't turn out like that for you, then just sit back and enjoy the bush and think of all the city souls who miss out on what you are having!!

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LR2E Skukuza Accomodation

Unread postby BerkiSA » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:29 pm

Hi all,

Hope someone can help...

I wish to book the LR2E at Skukuza... this does not state DSTV but shows this in the pictures and is the Same price as the LR2W... can anyone confirm whether there is DSTV in the unit or not?

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Re: LR2E Skukuza Accomodation

Unread postby leander09 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:00 am

Hi BerkiSa

I am not 100% sure but I think no unit has DSTV. But they always show the games some where. We always went to watch at the train restaurant but I think it is still close. I have not been in the new restaurant but am sure you will be able to watch it there. If not just take a stroll threw the camping area and some one there will have a dish and have a watch there. People that camp normally will not mind and maybe you can have a few cold ones with them.

I believe there will be a place you will be able to watch.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby ThisIsLawrence » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:59 pm

Anyone been to the Cattle baron restaurant lately?
I am scheduled to spend 1 night only at Skukuza and was wondering whether to braai it up or head on over to the Cattle Baron instead...

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:25 pm

One report here but since then I have heard good reports from other sources as well.
So why don't you give it a go.
We ate in the Cattle Baron at Storm's River mouth a month or so ago and had no complaints about the food.

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:15 pm

Had lunch there last week - found the food :thumbs_up: service :thumbs_up: and attitude :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby fee » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:12 pm

Hi everyone - We ate at the Cattle Baron two weeks ago ..... it looks amazing ... tastefully decorated and the food and service was great.
There is a varied menu - some expensive dishes and some average. The buffet did seem over priced but it was popular with lots of foreign tourists. I do recommend you try the restaurant out .... I do braaing most of the time, but we decided to eat out one night.
They also have a separate section, more like a take away area - but you can also sit outside and eat.

So glad they've made the change. And it was great to see the place full!

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:53 pm

Slept in Skukuza 35 years ago on honeymoon, 2 nights 4 years later with our first son, and only went back this year. VERY BUSY place over Xmas period!
Safari tents = OLD but still lovely!
No 314 along the fence was a stunning setting with lovely shade (4 bed). 320 is also right against the fence. Amazing sounds at night -- frogs, crickets etc. Last night 7 hyenas killed an impala close by -- people saw them eating it. The sounds were incredible and spine chilling!
Will go back again.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:00 am

Afternoon walk starts at 15h30 from 1 Apr to 30 Sep and from 16h00 from 1 Oct to 31 March.

It's a daily activity. I'm not sure about the min nr of people .. but I would expect 2 to be the min ...

For more info you can also have a look at this page - Skukuza Afternoon Walk.

Also there are these activities as well : Skukuza Activities.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby BushFairy » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:05 am

Hi all :gflower:

Could someone pleeeeeeease give me some feedback on Skukuza's "LB3" accommodation? I know it's part of the semi-luxury bungalow range, but I can't seem to find them on the camp map :hmz: Has anyone stayed in one of these units? Anyone have any idea where they are??

Any feedback or pictures would be greatly appreciated!

I haven't stayed in Skukuza since I was about 5 years old and have decided that I may want to brave the crowds this September and give it another chance :roll:
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:23 am

Hi BushFairy ...

Not sure if you saw these on the site

LB3 - Pics

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I've had a look on the map and googled a bit .. but I'll be damned .. I can't find it ... :(

Sorry I can't be of more help ...
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