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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by badprop_za » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:44 pm

I camped at BnD last year Aug2015 and the ablution blocks where I was staying was fine. Admittedly outdated, but everything was in working order and neat.

Going back to BnD in Dec2016 for 10 days. So looking forward to it. And yes, definitely camping again. The little one loves it.

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Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Captainron » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:36 pm

Counting down to my trip to the Kruger and doing some research about drives from the various camps.

What's jumping out at me is the relative lack of options to take from Berg en Dal.

I checked on Google Earth and it shows that the S110 has a branch that goes north all the way to the H2-2 near Mitomeni but this doesn't seem to be a tourist road on the map. What a pity.

I know there are areas of the park they want to keep as pristine as possible but the road already exists. Allowing tourist access would provide more variety from B&D would it not?

The map I have is the 2010 version so it may be that it is out of date and this road is open.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by winnydpu » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:57 am

You are right, in that you can only head north on S110/S120 to the H3, or south on the S110 to the H3. However, there are a number of loops you can do on the east side of the H3. I usually head north in the morning, do one or more of the loops, and come back on the southern leg of the S110. It is not as limiting as you might think.

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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:16 am

Captainron, I do like Berg n Dal as a camp, but this is one of the reasons why I seldom stay there for long periods.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:55 am

I know the road you refer to.....it is one of the management roads and not in good condition for the majority of vehicles. There are many such tracks in KNP and all are no-entry for good reasons.
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Unread post by Yoda » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:13 am

There are some good sand roads/loops to the East of the H3 that are worth doing.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:36 am

I do think if it was feasible they would open them but there is a lot more that goes into it before that happens.
Captainron, those loop roads on the east side of the H3 are very worth while doing.
The last time we stayed at B & D we spent almost an entire day just trawling around on them, the S118,119, 121 and eventually making our way to Afsaal for a bite to eat and then back down on the tar road, up the Steilberg back to camp and honestly had the most wonderful and diverse sightings with very little other traffic.

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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Div » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:14 pm

S114, S 118, S119, S23, S25 and the S25 gives one lots of options.

A whole day trip can easily be done by going to CrocodileBridge, Lower Sabie, Skukuza and back to Berg en Dal.

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:49 pm

Does anyone know whether the family cottages in Berg-en-Dal have also been upgraded and renovated? The renovated perimeter bungalows looks good on the accommodation availability page with good light and bright white plastered walls and with a modern clean and fresh looking interior 8) .

We stayed in one of the family cottages about 18 years ago and they had those cane furniture in them, on the current photographs those cane furniture are still there and the bricks are not like the bright white walls of the upgraded perimeter units? Or is it better to book two upgraded perimeter units next to each other for 4 people? Thank you in advance for the advice.
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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Dikkes » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:52 pm

We are staying at B'nD for the first time. We are allocated BA3U no. 23 and 24. I see from the map that they face the fence. What are the bungalows and the view like?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:45 pm

I don't see those particular ones in the Accommodation photos
but maybe someone has stayed in there who can give feedback, otherwise please do take some pics to add to the topic when you get back Dikkes.

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Berg en Dal Unit 24 BA3U

Unread post by coxell » Tue May 02, 2017 7:45 am

Just spent 2 days here can recommend this unit. Close enough to the fence although there are some big trees in front. Lower Sabie EH4 , no 66 also very good has all the crockery etc and a smalll sink. No kettle or hot plate though. Just spent a magical 9 nights in the Kruger were so blessed to see the Big 5 on Sat 28th May while driving down from Satara to Berg en Dal. Our first Big 5 sighting ever !!

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Re: Berg en Dal Unit 24 BA3U

Unread post by Elsa » Tue May 02, 2017 8:56 am

Thanks so much for the feedback Coxell. :thumbs_up:
If you perhaps took any pics of the accommodation it would be greatly appreciated if you posted them Index to Accommodation photos Kruger

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Mungos mungo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:18 pm

Dikkes wrote:We are staying at B'nD for the first time. We are allocated BA3U no. 23 and 24. I see from the map that they face the fence. What are the bungalows and the view like?

Thanks in advance.


Hi Dikes, any feedback regarding 23 and 24? We are also staying in these units!
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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Barb15584 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:33 am

I stumbled on this thread this morning by chance, and it is a little worrying. We have booked the last 5 days of our stay in KNP in Berg en Dal, and I don't want to risk leaving the park with a sour taste in my mouth. We have very little time to make changes even if they are possible this very late stage.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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