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INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by roaneric » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Hi Everyone :yaya:

I get this question a lot... Which unit is the best? So I thought it's easy to make an index list of the best located bungalows/tents/huts, especially for those people who want to request the best units and don't have time to read through all the different topics.

Now, this is just my opinion, and please feels free to give your opinion on which units you think is just as good or even better, and I will add them to the index list. :wink:

By requesting a unit, you can e-mail, fax or telephone the camps directly. Here you can find the addresses and numbers

Main Rest Camps
Berg-en-Dal
Crocodile Bridge
Letaba
Lower Sabie
Mopani **
Olifants **
Orpen
Pretoriuskop
Punda Maria
Satara **
Shingwedzi
Skukuza **

Satellite camps
Malelane
Maroela
Tamboti
Balule
Tsendze

Bushveld Camps
Bateleur
Biyamiti
Shimuwini
Sirheni
Talamati



BERG-EN-DAL


Bungalow (BA3) #89 (bit of fence view)
Bungalow (BA3U) #27, #28, #90
Bungalow (BA3UZ)
Family Cottage (FA6ZS)
Family Cottage (FA6) #26
Family Cottage (FA6ZB)


CROCODILE BRIDGE

Safari Tent (CTT2) #7 + 8 (next to the fence)
Safari Tent (CTT2Z)
Bungalow (BD2Z) #18
Bungalow (BD3) #9(view of river + bush), # 8(River view), #16(bush view)



LETABA

Safari Tent (CTT2Z) #20
Safari Tent (CTT2) #18
Safari Tent (CTT4Z) #8(next to the swimming pool)
Safari Tent (CTT4) #4, #7
Hut (EA3U) # 32 + 33(close to ablution)
Bungalow (BG2) #75(close to ablution and kitchen)
Bungalow (BD2) #65
Bungalow (BD3)
Bungalow (BD3Z)
Bungalow (BG3U) #23
Bungalow (BG2U)#17
Bungalow (BD3U) #63 + #64, #29
Bungalow (BD2UZ)
Guest Cottage (FQ6) #101 + 110



LOWER SABIE

Hut (EH1) #43(closest to the ablution), #36(far from road and not so noisy)
Hut (EH2) #48(nice shady trees in front)
Hut (EH3) #59(close to ablution)
Hut (EH5) # 55 + 60
Safari Tent (LST2)
Safari Tent (LST2Z)
Safari Tent (LST2U) #16(most private), #27, #28, #20
Safari Tent (LST2UZ) #22
Bungalow (BG2) #25(some river view to the left)
Bungalow (BD3Z)
Bungalow (BD3)
Bungalow (BD2U) #81
Bungalow (BD3U) #20
Bungalow (BD3UZ) #16
Family Bungalow (FU5)
Family Cottage (FU4V)#93 + 94



MOPANI

Bungalow (BD4)
Bungalow (BD4Z)
Cottage (FB4) #84
Bungalow (BD4V) #49 + #51, #101 + #102
Guest Cottage (FF6) #9 + #99
Guest Cottage (FF6V) #12 , #43


OLIFANTS
Bungalow (BG2) #63 (close to lookout point)
Bungalow (BG2Z)
Bungalow (BG3)
Bungalow (NG2U) #92
Bungalow (NG2V) #87
Bungalow (BD3UZ) #107
Bungalow (BD3U) #106 + 108 and #109
Bungalow (BD2U) #28 (bit of view)
Bungalow (BD2V) #3 and# 8 (on the left), #116 (great view) #117(Also great view but Braai better located than 116)
Bungalow (BBD2V) #9
Nkambako Bungalow (FQ4)
Bungalow (FQ4U1) # 18 - Also a wonderfully positioned bungalow.
Bungalow (FQ4V2) # 14 - Absolutely fantastic bungalow with views forever



ORPEN
Bungalow (BD2) #12
Guest Cottage (GC6) #15



PRETORIUSKOP
Hut (ES2) #89 and #90, (ablutions right behind them)
Hut (EB2) #56 (close to kitchen and ablutions)
Hut (EB6) #48
Hut (EB5) #31
Hut (EB3) #63
Bungalow (BG2)
Bungalow (BG2D)
Bungalow (BG4) #105
Bungalow (BG6) #55
Bungalow (BD2) #126
Bungalow (BD2Z)
Bungalow (BD2D) #134
Bungalow (BD2M) #14
Bungalow (BD2MZ)
Family Cottage (FF6D) #114
Family Cottage (FF6DB)
Bungalow (FU4D) #110



PUNDA MARIA
Bungalow (BG2) #9 (close to braai area and kitchen)
Safari Tent (ST2Z)
Safari Tent (ST2) #2(great view) #4(parking close by)
Bungalow (BD3) #19
Family Cottage (FU6)
Family Cottage (FU6Z)



SATARA
Bungalow (BG2HB)
Bungalow (BG2)
Bungalow (BD2V) #161, #167, #168 (closest to fence)
Bungalow (BD3E) #84
Bungalow (BD2NZ)
Bungalow (BD2Z)
Bungalow (BD3B)
Bungalow (BD2)
Bungalow (BD2N) #14 and #15 (closest to fence)
Bungalow (BD3ZB)
Guest Cottage (GC6BD)
Guest Cottage (GC6B)
Guest Cottage (GC5) #86



SHINGWIDZI
Hut (EH3) #62 (close to ablutions)
Bungalow (BG2) #71
Bungalow (BD3Z)
Bungalow (BD3)
Bungalow (BD2D) #28
Bungalow (BD2Z)
Bungalow (BD2)
Cottage (FF4) #29


SKUKUZA
Safari Tent (LTT4) #314
Safari Tent (LTT4R) #320
Safari Tent (LTT2) #312 -316 (next to fence)
Bungalow (BG3E) #191 (close to kitchen and river)
Bungalow (BG2ZE)
Bungalow (BE2) #17
Bungalow (BG2) #213 (private and spacious bungalow)
Bungalow (BG2E) #195
Bungalow (BE3)
Bungalow (BG2UT)
Bungalow (BD2Z)
Bungalow (BD3) #185, #54
Bungalow (BD2)
Bungalow (BD2E) #6
Semi-luxury Bungalow (LB2D)
Semi Luxury Bungalow (LB2K)
Semi Luxury Bungalow (LB3)
Semi Luxury Riverside Bungalow (LR2E) #208
Semi Luxury Riverside Bungalow (LR2ZW)
Semi Luxury Riverside Bungalow (LR2W) #95
Guest Cottage (GC6D)
Family Cottage (GW2)
Guest Cottage (GC6Z)


TAMBOTI
Safari Tent (CTT4) #22
Safari Tent (CTT2) #9 (close to ablutions)
Safari Tent (CTT2Z) # 12
Safari Tent (CTT4Z) #10
Safari Tent (LST3) #40
Safari Tent (LST3Z)



BALULE
Hut (EH3) #6 (close to fence) #3,#4 (close to ablutions)



BATELEUR
Guest Cottage (GA4) #6
Guest Cottage (GA6) #7(best view) #1(close to hide)



BIYAMITI
Cottage (NCO2+2) #10 (close to fence)
Cottage (NCO2+2V) #3
Guest Cottage (NGC5) #15 (most private)
Guest Cottage (NGC5V) # 1, #7


SHIMUWINI
Cottage (GD4) #6
Guest Cottage (GC5) #7, #10 (close to pool)
Guest Cottage (GC6) #15 (close to fence)


SIRHENI
Cottage (CO4D) #15 (private in the corner)
Cottage (CO4) #11
Guest Cottage (GC6D) #1, #2, #7
Guest Cottage (GC6)

TALAMATI
Cottage (CO4)
Guest Cottage (GC6)
Guest Cottage (GC6D)
Guest Cottage (GC6E)

TSENDZE
campsite # 3
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by Carol g » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:25 pm

Which unit has the best view at Orpen
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by spargish » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:38 pm

Any Unit from 7 upwards, they have a view of the Water hole, the lower numbers have a view of the pool
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by RhymeZA » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:03 pm

Hi

we recently stayed in BD3U units nrs 106 and 108 in Olifants. Unit 106 is definitely a better option at this time due to a tree blocking 108's view and nr 106 being at the end of the row.

Still amazing accommodation in any event! We had a visit by a honey badger at the fence whilst braaiing :dance:

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by Deeds » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:48 am

This has been so useful, thank you very much. However, I cannot find a recommendation for which GC6B (Guest Cottage) is the best option in Satara Rest Camp. We are due to spend the night there on 19 January so I need to make a reservation quickly if possible.
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by Wild@Heart » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:44 am

Hi Deeds,

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Have a look at the Satara Camp Map

By the looks of it, it does not seem to have a great view like the BD2V Units. So if I had to choose I would go for 80 or 85. But also having said that, you will be in a unit where your view is a circle view of all the other units. So none of the units have a "front door" view of the fence.
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by Deeds » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:26 pm

Wild@Heart wrote:Lower Sabie Tent #21 (LST2UZ) View

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by Deeds » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:05 pm

Deeds wrote:
DinkyBird wrote:
Deeds wrote:I have just confirmed #101 cottage at Letaba for 23 and 24 January. Anyone stayed in this one previously, and what's good and bad about it?

Never stayed there, but from memory all those units there llok lovely, and so well positioned.


I am sitting on the verandah of Unit 101 in Letaba Camp. It is right on the river and the unit has recently been refurbished. Anyone wanting super accommodation need look no further.
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by RobsRaath » Sat May 30, 2015 7:32 am

Good morning,
Does anyone have advice on the best campsites at Tsendze Rustic Camp? My husband and I are going in December (HOT!) so we are looking for the best shaded/cool campsite.

Thank you so much!

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by RobsRaath » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:16 am

DinkyBird wrote:My favourite is #3 - private, shady and on the fence.

Perhaps you can also ask Rodgerh - here.

Do you have the link to the map of the camp RR?



Thank you so much for the reply, DinkyBird. I have a copy of the camp layout and have been ooohing-and-aaahing over which camp site to book. Thanks for the suggestion, I will message Rodger ASAP.

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by tusk » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:59 am

Has anyone stayed on #26 in Shingwedzi?. On the map it looks like it is close to the fence but in KNP Map book it appears to have the staff quarters behind it?

Appreciate input on this.

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by tent dweller » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:49 am

We stayed in number 26 in Dec 2014, I did not like it as the thatch roof was very low, there are staff quarters behind but they are not the main quarters because I heard and saw hardly any activity, I did see a few staff members but they did not make a noise, if sitting outside the accommodation the fence will be to your right
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:27 pm

Welcome to the forum Seashore! :clap:

Which camps have you sent in a request for?
I have found that some camps don't necessarily send a reply but you might find that you have been allocated the requested unit when you get there.
Also remember that requesting units is really just a service that is given but not always possible and is always done at the camps discretion.
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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by tusk » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:23 pm

Hello All,

I see the tents recommended for LS. I had requested 28 but now I read on FB that it faces 29 so a lack of privacy. Read 18 is a good option for privacy and view. Would greatly appreciate all input. Would like view and privacy. Thanks in advance.

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Re: INDEX to the best unit numbers

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:52 pm

Hi tusk

I think it has a lot to do with how dense, and when last, the bush surrounding the tents was cut back. I have heard #16 is very private and one has the added bonus of game coming down to drink at the river, next to the fence.

Have you looked at the pics of the tents here - link- and scroll down.

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