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LR2E Skukuza Accomodation

Unread post by 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: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by 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 post by 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.

JimS wrote:My wife and I plus two friends had dinner at the Cattle Baron last evening, the opening night. The décor of the dining area is very nice, dark wood and leather. The seating was comfortable. The service was good, a little inexperienced for the new staff but the senior staff ensured things went well. The menu was very comprehensive, maybe the same as the other Cattle Baron restaurants. We all had steak meal which was cooked as requested, medium rare, and delivered without too much waiting time. Prices for a steak start at around R140. Other dishes such as chicken were much less expensive, as were the burgers. We all thought the meal was good value for the money.

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by lindah » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:27 pm

Please could anyone tell me which number LR2W bungalow has the best view of the river, I have trawled through the posts and can't find any particular advice on which one to ask for.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:30 pm

All thanks to the great effort roaneric puts into Accommodation Photos :)
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:31 pm

I would say most definitely they are worth it as you have a nice riverside view.

Have a look Here for some nice pics of one and more from Here

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:09 pm

Is the Struben Historical Family Cottage always fully booked? I have not seen it for any of the calendar months indicated as available on the availability page.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Lesley Nyawo » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:17 am

Dear Valued Guests

Struben Cottage is not available on global availability bookings. The cottage is withdrawn for renovations purposes.

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:22 pm

The Struben Cottage has significant historical value for many. I hope the restoration/renovation will be completed soon as this cottage has economic value for Sanparks and could generate income of more that R500 000 per year. Many visitors would stay in this cottage for its historical value and other reasons. Fee I am not aware that the name has changed.

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Muhammad wrote:I past there twice last week.doesnt seem like any renovations taking place?

Saw families with kids occupying the cottage and lots of washing hanging


Will this delay the restoration if people have moved in to stay :hmz: This historical cottage should not become like the historical Selati restaurant that seems (sadly) ghostly abandoned.
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Lesley Nyawo » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:23 pm

Dear Stakeholders

Struben Guest Cottage is still unavailable under the Global Booking System, We are waiting for the final architectural impressions of the renovations before implementing the upgrades.

This is due to a lot of complaints from guests with regards to the kitchen being very far from the units, In the new plan the kitchen will be close to the veranda.

Guests are advised to check with Skukuza Camp directly for availability and to make a booking through Skukuza Camp if the cottage is available.

Guest can contact 013 735 4152 / 013 735 4000 to check for availability and bookings.

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