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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:10 am

I hoped you banged on the shower door Angiek! If one needs an extra long clean up shower, surely it should be during the day when everyone else is out and about. Apart from the drought.
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Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:31 pm

angiek wrote:Pity a neighbour camper sprayed the warthogs with Tabbard to chase them away :cry:

And I would have reported that to camp management immediately!
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Lennie Senior » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:08 pm

Dalene, thanks for advising us that campsites at Crocodile Bridge are now demarcated.

We are three families with three caravans camping there end of May for 6 days. I have noted that my booking does not mention which sites are allocated to us. How do you suggest we go about to secure three sites close to our friends ?

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:49 am

Hi Lennie, we once had a similar situation and we emailed the camp beforehand in order to secure suitable accommodation.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:15 am

Demarcated only means that spaces have poles on the ground to show where they are and what size they are. They are not allocated, you still choose your own on arrival.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by kite » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:45 am

The camping area is compact and beautifully treed. Even if not next to each other you could be opposite, or very close. If you are lucky 1 or more of your group could get a spot on the fence for all to gather for sundowners.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:18 am

Lennie Senior, one tip I can give, and you might be aware of this; try get to the camp to set up at about 9am. Usually folk pack up and leave camps early to move to the next camp. Try also to arrange that you arrive Monday - Wed in a camp, that is usually when it is quieter, but perhaps not during May as that is a very popular time.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by isinkwe » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:55 am

Goggo EJ wrote:Demarcated only means that spaces have poles on the ground to show where they are and what size they are. They are not allocated, you still choose your own on arrival.


I hope it stays that way too, I do not like the idea of allocated sites at all. That's part of the fun of camping in Kruger , make a "home" of the site you find vacant :D :thumbs_up:
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Lennie Senior » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:27 am

Thank you for all the responses - bottom line, choosing a site remains as in the past.

Dalene, thanks for the tip, however, that has always been my way of going about. Sometimes this may be a challenge when you have to travel from one camp to another.

Here is a pic of a previous camping spot at Croc.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:42 am

*sigh ... just glorious Lennie ! Makes me loooong to camp there again!
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:14 pm

Earlier this year, the camp sites were demarcated, separated by wooden poles. All a good size, nice and level.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by lowveldlover » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:23 pm

Afternoon Mites,

We had a superb trip to Kruger earlier this month, with stays in Biyamiti, Tamboti and Croc Bridge. Biyamiti and Tamboti were superb as always, however Croc Bridge was unfortunately such a let down (after not having stayed there for many many years). I understand that it is primarily a transit camp, however it was still a bit of a disappointment.

Unfortunately the wilderness atmosphere is almost non-existent. You can hear the farming activities across the river and the loud weir pump operates all day and night. Similarly, the very large staff village situated to the right of the camp is incredibly loud, with dogs barking and children screaming all hours of the day and evening (I think there is a creche or kindergarten there?). There also seemed to be a stream of rather intoxicated individuals making the walk to and from the staff village and camp right in front of the campers, tents and bungalows. Furthermore, as it is a gate camp and entry point to the most popular area of Kruger one would obviously understand that there would be a constant stream of vehicles entering and leaving, especially during the holidays, however if you're looking for the quiet bushveld experience then the traffic is certainly ruinous.

Notwithstanding the above, still great game viewing in the Croc Bridge area, as always.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:38 pm

That is most disappointing Lowveldlover and I would ask that you submit a complaints form as per the rules Here
When we stay there I always make sure I book one of the bush facing bungalows from about # 8 or 9 upwards and have never experienced any of the problems you have described.
In fact we had a constant stream of animals in front of the fence and Warthogs around inside the camp and all was very peaceful. .
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by arks » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:53 pm

Elsa wrote:That is most disappointing Lowveldlover and I would ask that you submit a complaints form as per the rules Here
When we stay there I always make sure I book one of the bush facing bungalows from about # 8 or 9 upwards and have never experienced any of the problems you have described.
In fact we had a constant stream of animals in front of the fence and Warthogs around inside the camp and all was very peaceful. .

My experience -- a first-time stay at Croc Bridge in April -- was similar to yours, Elsa. I stayed in #9 and had warties and bushbuck in camp and kudu along the fence. I did hear what might have been a generator occassionally, but no dogs or children and the very few people who passed on foot were definitely other visitors. I was in fact very happy with this small camp and would stay there again :thumbs_up:
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