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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:12 pm

Arks - I have stayed in Lion 3 weeks ago. A wonderful chalet, but very near to the boma.

If you are concerned about the noise, you can really request any of the other LR2W's - they all have the same view on the river, maybe even better. Lion has a limited view to the right - bush and trees!!!

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Mcook » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:12 pm

I see that Pumbaa rates number 87 as better than the Lion cottage in her current trip report :thumbs_up:

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by RemiE » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:46 pm

Hi arks

Of all the LR2W we prefer unit 90 and 91 :tongue:
Unit 90 is somewhat more private and 91's view is better....with the old bridge in the background
(With sunset, one can see the baboons settling in for the night on their bridge :lol: )

Both are somewhat sheltered form any potential noise, not too far a walk from the restaurant and a decent view.

Pm me and I can email you some pictures of both :cam:
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by RemiE » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:14 pm

Hi Arks
True that, I've never posted photos before on the forum :slap:
Heksie showed me the ropes, so here goes........... :pray:

Unit 91
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View towards Unit 90
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View towards the river (All photos taken from the patio of Unit 91)
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Unit 91 Interior
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:00 pm

And a pic of #92 Here
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by fee » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:50 pm

If anyone is interested, we stayed in the CG4V - guest cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and small lounge area. These cottages are situated on the east side of the camp, overlooking the bridge. There is a lovely lawn area in front of the bungalows and they all overlook the river .... and its very peaceful. The bathrooms have been modernized and if you have four people, I recommend it.

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Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:56 pm

Good Evening,

Can anybody just tell me if there are ANY SAFARI TENTS that are under SHADY TREES -- want to go there in December, and I know it will be hot... Just the tent number please (2 or 4 bed)!
I tried to compare the camp map with Google Earth, but they did not really match, and you can't see tents that are under trees anyway... lol.

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Guzz » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:12 am

Hi Friedrich

I've camped in no 314. Asked specifically for this one, as it's right up against the fence and under a reltively BIG tree. If you can book that one, go for it!

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Help with Skukuza accommodation please

Unread post by camken » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi All

I'm planning a solo trip to Kruger in April next year and I want to book now so that I have a nice choice of accommodation.
I want to stay at Skukuza for 2 nights, but Im getting quite confused with all the accommodation types!
I've stayed at Skukuza 3 times before, but never on my own, so we've always stayed in the family cottage type units.

I'll be on my own this time, which means that I have a lot of accommodation choices- BG's and BGE's, BE's and BD's- and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Im very confused.
instead of choosing a type of unit and them finding the best number, I'd rather get advice on the best location and book it regardless of the unit type

I can't even look at the 'best units' thread becaus I dont know what type of unit I want

Please can anyone offer some advise. My main criteria is privacy and quiet and location

I would prefer a bathroom, but dont have to have a kitchen. I'm on my own, so I dont care if there is one bed or three

I can't afford the luxury bungalows, but of the more basic options, which is in the best location/position?

Thank you

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Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:56 pm

54 is very private.............not overlooked by either neighbours, and you only see the back of the units in front
(bathroom windows)

It has 3 beds, bathroom and outside kitchen.

We loved it when we stayed in April this year.

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Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:42 pm

We stayed in 22, a BE2, which was lovely, and nicely set, right next to the kitchen for cooking facilities.

Two beds, shower and loo inside, and fridge and utensils on the veranda.

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Re: Help with Skukuza accommodation please

Unread post by saraf » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:59 pm

OK I'll try to sort it out for you. It's not official just some observations I;ve made after years of studying the accommodation type.

B usually reflects a bungalow or rondavel. GC is a Guest Cottage, CT is a safari tent and LST is a luxury safari tent, EH is a hut.

D usually indicates there is a kitchen and bathroom, G means you get a bathroom with no kitchen (there will be a communal one nearby). Most units have a bathroom, only the huts don't.

The number indicates the number of beds,

A Z at the end means its adapted for limited mobility customers - they are released to the general public to book much later than the other units.

U usually indicates a perimeter unit - V indicates a view (usually only used at Olifants).

E usually indicates that the stoep is enclosed with glass.

Skukuza has an extra code of T at the end of some units but I have yet to figure out what that means.

So you should be looking for a BD2. BG2, BD3 or BD4 with or without a U, V or Z at the end.

Hope this makes some sort of sense?
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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:51 am

ThisIsLawrence - from me too - welcome :D

As RemiE said, those units have aircon and also have two sliding doors opening from the bedroom onto the patio. The sliding doors can be left open at night - you can only close the openings with the mesh sliding doors fitted. And this will not only keep the mozzies outside, but will bring the cool night air into your unit as well as all the night sounds from the bush. The LR2W's are great accom - you will enjoy it very much.

For the braai at night, use mosquito repellent spray (e.g. Peaceful Sleep or Tabbard which you can buy at any shop in the Kruger) and for a romantic feeling, you can even use Citronella candles outside - mozzies do not like that at all :thumbs_up:

Do not worry about the heat too much, take a siesta during the hottest hours (11 - 15:00) and enjoy Kruger! You may even be cooled off by a thunderstorm or two :whistle:

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Re: Skukuza Rest Camp

Unread post by 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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Re: Christmas in Skukuza

Unread post by 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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