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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by bornfree » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:04 pm

Hi Gerharddb,
Either No: 15 which is perimeter and partial view of the river or 25 wcich has only partial view of the river.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Elmar » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:08 pm

I am interested in knowing which unit nrs in Lower Sabie are BD3U and whether there is any particular BD3U unit which is preferable (in terms of location, privacy, noise levels) over another. Thanks!

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:44 pm

As far as I remember Elmar they are all the ones # 1 to 22.
We had # 21 earlier this year and it was far away enough from the restaurant area to not be a problem and also had a nice view of the river. :D

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by ruud » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:36 am

maddie2312 wrote:Hi All,

I'm trying to find the BD2U on the map? We are staying 2 weeks tonight :dance: and wondered if there is some with better views than others and also away from any renovations.
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Hi Maddie,

we were there 2 weeks back and we had number 75. It's a good place and not close to renovations. The renovations are close to Kaertland guesthouse. On the map you hace to look to BG2U..... :doh:
unfortunatelly you can see the diference between BD2U and the BD3U...
I don't know why sanparks doesn't change the maps... sometimes it's very confusing..
Have a nice trip!!

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Re: Camping in Lower Sabie

Unread post by Manovo-Gounda » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:29 pm

Also check the description of the campsite at Lower Sabie by Ecojunkie - it sums it up well:
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Additionally to what has been said here so far two further points:
- No camping at the fence which means it lacks the possibility of watching animals from your tent at night.
- No animal night sounds: Although I heard a barn owl at night from my tent when I camped at LS once. But generally you are too far away from the fence and from the river to hear animal sounds at night (there is quite a bit of human noise pollution including a generator at night at LS campsite).
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Re: Camping in Lower Sabie

Unread post by GlenD » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:03 pm

The camp sites on the left (if you are looking from the river side of the camp) are fairly big, the rest being a mix of small and medium.
I do not agree on not hearing any night sounds. We spent a week camping there two weeks ago and were kept awake sometimes by loud lion roars. We also heard hyena, owls, hippo, fruit bats and even a leopard at night.
I thoroughly enjoyed my camping experience at LS, but each to their own I guess. Enjoy your trip.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by GlenD » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:24 pm

Hi AKadwa

If you know where the pool is, the EH5 units are across the road from the pool, the 'round end' units of the long dorm style buildings if that makes sense (on the camp map they will be units 49, 54, 55 and 60 with the EH3's in between them). The kitchen and ablutions are in close vacinity, the shop is unfortunately for you, on the other end of the camp.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Dikkes » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:08 pm

Hi all,

Can someone please tell me which no's BD3 bungalows are. I cannot find them on the camp map.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by wbevents » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:22 am

From number 3 till around 22 , best one's from around 9 onwards!
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by LindaS » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:30 am

Hi Dikkies,

The BD3 and BD3Z units are numbers 31 and 32.

The units wbevents mentioned, 3 to 22, are the BD3U units.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by ruud » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:54 pm

Raasblaar wrote:Has anyone stayed in the BD3U units? I assume it is the upgraded ones with a kitchenette. Looked lovely from the outside ( we stayed in the safari tents on our last visit)

Any ideas on which one would be nicer ;) Or just the numbers on the map to make a request?

Thanx in advance.


The BD3U as well as the BD2U are realy very nice bungalows to stay in. They all have a riverview. :cam:
And 3 is indeed right next to the restaurant so it can be a little noisy. :hmz:


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Re: Lower Sabie Camp Sizes - did we make the right choice?

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:33 am

I'm not sure about the size of the camping spots, but this post should tell you all.

Game wise it is possibly the best camp in the whole of Kruger.
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Re: Lower Sabie Camp Sizes - did we make the right choice?

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:16 pm

Hi Switchback

I am in Lower Sabie right now and took a stroll over to the campsite and took some pics for you to get an idea of campsite size. You will have no problem pitching a 6 man tent even on the smaller campsites.

I agree with DQ, that this is the best game viewing area in the park. But with that comes more humans.

Over the last two weeks we have travelled down from Punda to here. Game viewing was good at Satara, and is best here.

What time of the year are you planning to come? It is extremely hot here at the moment and the park still very green and lush after the good rains. This of course means less humans around.

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Re: Lower Sabie Camp Sizes - did we make the right choice?

Unread post by G@mespotter » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:12 am

Having stayed at both, I would still prefer Lower Sabie camping over Croc Bridge...... The sites at Lower Sabie are small, but once you have accepted that I think it's a little bit better than Croc Bridge. Croc-Bridge is also squased into a small little corner....Not the best either :lol: It's a beautyful little camp, however the nearby Petrol station doesn't do it for me, much and much too noisy.

Not complaining, just pointing out the diff's there. Roads leading from both camps are very good, however Lower Sabie just has the better location here, you have a wide variety of roads to choose from, and still have the feeling of being in the middle of a wildlife area, Croc Bridge being the 'border' case :whistle:

IMHO too many humans around, but from Lower Sabie you have the salitjie, s21, s29 Mlondozi Road etc which are a little bit more quiet.

Both camps vehicles driving up and down till quite late, but I if you want to have chance of such stunning sightings around, you'll have to compromise. Tzendze is more my vibe :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Perks. » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:40 pm

Herman1170 wrote:Advice please! I've booked a hut, BG2, for later this year. Any recommendations on which hut has a nice view?


There are two lots of BG2s...

1. On the northern side of the lawn, directly across from the 'cinema', 14 units. They are tucked away from the river, so getting one with a view is unlikely. However, 23-24 or 71-72 will leave you with a short walk to a bench overlooking the river.
2. Adjacent to the game drive parking, there are four units. Our most recent trip we were booked into the EH2Vs right next door, but got upgraded due to refurbishment about to commence on the EH2Vs.
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