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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by MKoch » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:02 pm

Thanks Elsa. This was my understanding as well, but wasn't sure of when it happend.
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Croc Bridge - Great Camp, Area BUT

Unread post by TripleTail » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:05 pm

Croc Bridge is a great camp in a great area but although this may sound petty no longer sells the best toasted sandwiches in the park

This is a great pity for those camping or staying there as not everyone wants to cook / Braai every night and want a break. Also for those leaving the Park having stayed over at SKUKUZA or Lower Sabie, who leave when gates open and exit through CB. They cannot get anything at Skuks or Lower Sabie as restaurants are not open and then cannot get anything at CB either as they leave.

When enquiring at CB this week end as we left, we were told it is political as the restaurant at Lower Sabie was compiling it was effecting their business. Not sure if this is true but this would be very sad as people staying at CB cannot use Lower Sabie in the evenings as gates are closed and cannot buy there when leaving at say 04h30 as restaurant is not open.

So this view to me would be very short sighted, if true.

People are thus forced to go into Komatipoort to get a take away. This particularly effects KZN people who extensively use this gate to return home via Swaziland.

Can someone take this up with management and try and get this re-introduced.

PS Croc Bridge always had rhe best toasted sandwiches in the Park.

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Re: Croc Bridge - Great Camp, Area BUT

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:29 pm

The reason given at the time of closure was that it did not conform to the correct standards or regulations, hygienic or size wise to be able to sell that type of food.
I am not sure if it is to be refurbished or not.
But I think they do still sell pre -made fresh sandwiches, pies etc and very nice coffee.

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Re: Croc Bridge - Great Camp, Area BUT

Unread post by George_Brits » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:08 am

Thanks for the feedback, Elsa! :gflower:

I have to agree, the coffee at CB rocks! I never bought toasted sarmies there, I usually just stock up on some biltong when leaving CB...

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Re: Croc Bridge - Great Camp, Area BUT

Unread post by Barb15584 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:56 am

As a general follow up, we visited KNP for the month of November 2014, after an absence of 14 years and were very disappointed to find that Mug and Bean had replaced most of the traditional eateries that we had previously liked so much.

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Re: Croc Bridge - Great Camp, Area BUT

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:59 am

Welcome to the forum Barb! :clap:

there was a survey done by SANParks to assess what the visitors thought of the "old" eateries and vote on what we would like to see replace them and it was overwhelmingly decided to replace them with the franchises currently in the park.
Have a read through New Franchises for Restaurants and you will see they have largely been welcomed and big improvements noted.

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Re: Croc Bridge - Great Camp, Area BUT

Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:53 am

Barb15584 wrote: were very disappointed to find that Mug and Bean had replaced most of the traditional eateries that we had previously liked so much.


Elsa wrote:Welcome to the forum Barb! :clap:

and you will see they have largely been welcomed and big improvements noted.


I have not used the restaurants for many years, but following the great reviews I have had from the forum and also lots of friends , I will definitely be trying one of the restaurants on my upcoming visit. :D :thumbs_up:

Please leave Croc Bridge just the way it is , one of my favourite camps :D :D
Isn't it just amazing how potatoes give us fries and vodka? :D The rest of the vegetables should get their act together :rtm:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ? :hmz:

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by minettest » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:56 am

:hmz: someone said on fb crocodile bridge don't sell waffles anymore is that true?
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29/06/16 - tamboti
30/06/16 - tamboti
1/07/16 - berg en dal
2/07/16 - berg en dal
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4/07/16 - lower sabie
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:40 am

Sitting here at Croc Bridge having a coffee, and checked. .. they do not sell waffles. So it is true.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:50 pm

Some random pics taken in the camp this week:

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:57 pm

Lovely photos DB. Thanks for sharing. :mrgreen:
Kruger National Park, August 2016:

1 night Shimuwini
3 nights Punda Maria
2 nights Mopani
3 nights Talamati
1 night Crocodile Bridge

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:31 pm

Dinkybird,
This is really not fair! Sitting at home in front of my computer and missing the bush while you are right there...

Hope you get all that promised rain tonight - looks impressive on yr.no!

Enjoy your stay and God bless,

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:31 am

Your turn will come Friedrich :D

The rain did come but I doubt it was enough.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:22 pm

Since I posted the pics above, the camping sites at Croc Bridge have been demarcated - nice and spacious, and level and clearly marked with polls.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by angiek » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:09 am

We stayed in this lovely camp for the 1st last week. for 5 nights. Have been camping in Kruger since ±1997 and prior to that in tents/chalets. Will definitely be back!

It is so unfortunate when fellow campers are inconsiderate. On our 1st night I waited about 15 min for a shower (in the ladies ablution) to become available and it was after 21h00. The park is experiencing a severe drought and water should be used sparingly, even though the veld might be green. A friend also complained that some ladies spent ages in front of the mirrors blow drying their hair and doing their make-up while people wanted to use the facilities and get out of camp.

We enjoyed the daily visits by the warthog family and monkeys. Pity a neighbour camper sprayed the warthogs with Tabbard to chase them away :cry: We are intruding on their territory!

The camp was always clean and tidy and some other camps can really follow their example :clap:


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