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Re: Berg en Dal bungalow

Unread post by Jen » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:31 pm

We had 37 in January and it was GREAT!!!!
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Re: Berg en Dal bungalow

Unread post by alf » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:20 am

Pikkie,

The S25 between Bergendal and Croc bridge is very popular and wild dogs are seen on a regular basis. Also the H2-2 Voortrekker road towards pretoriuskop cheetah was sighted by Martie last year.
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Re: Berg en Dal bungalow

Unread post by nightjar » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Hi Pikkie,

I would recommend taking the road over the Steilberg (S120) - it goes over the mountain, is very scenic and quite different to the rest of Kruger. You can do a loop from Berg via Matjulu - Steilberg and back down H3, etc (only around 35 km). Seen a lot of rhino on this loop. You mentioned the birding - Amethyst Sunbird is a special around Berg - seen that in camp and on the S120. Lots of other birds in camp, especially waterbirds at the dam, although most migrants will be missing in October.

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Re: Berg en Dal bungalow

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:26 am

The S121 Timfenene , S118/9 Mlambane & S23 Biyamiti loops are my favourites in the area .
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Berg - en - Dal Family Cottage

Unread post by Goose » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:29 am

Hi everyone,

Any opinions on Family cottage Unit 22? or any other suggestions?

Appreciate any advice!
Thank you

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Re: Berg - en - Dal Family Cottage

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:48 pm

Family cottages at Berg en Dal are quite spacious and sleep 6 . two each in the two bedrooms and two in the lounge which is large.Nice private braai area and open plan kitchen . I have always enjoyed staying there all surrounded with shady trees.
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Re: Berg - en - Dal Family Cottage

Unread post by windsor » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:17 pm

We last stayed there with another couple and their 3 kids so there were a total of 7 of us. We had plenty of room and the braai area is great. We were even fortunate enough to see a leopard :D walking a few meters off the fence line. That being said, the family cottages at this camp need an upgrade like the bungalows. The shower 'room' had lots of mildew on the ceiling and tiles, is so small you can barely fit in there, let alone have anywhere to put clothes, towels, etc., the burners didn't work and we couldn't use either of the AC units cuz it sounded like they were going to fly out of the wall!! But if you take into consideration you're only going to be there a few hours...to braai and sleep :mrgreen: , it's doable. Just not as decent as other camps.
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Walking around at night in Camps.

Unread post by michaelpr » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:11 am

Hi,
We are staying in Berg-en-Dal at the end of august this year.
Is it safe to walk round camp at night trying to spot animals? Or walking next to the fence?
Would you recommend doing that, or isn't it safe enough?

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Re: Walking around at night

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:16 am

Mi Michelpr,
My personal opinion is that first of all it depends on the camp and at what time of night.
During the first hous I'd say it's ok, simply because you have a lot of people moving around, lights on and fires burning.
Things can get change during the late hours and in camps with thick vegetation close too or around the fences.
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Re: Walking around at night

Unread post by p@m » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:35 pm

Berg-en-Dal has a trail around the camp which follows the fence.

At the dam in front of the restuarant is a sign -- please do not walk the trail after dark as it is not considered safe.

Walking between units -- or down the roads to the restuarant -- or to the ablutions in the camping area is fine :thumbs_up:

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Re: Berg-en-Dal Guesthouse

Unread post by Bushcraft » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:35 pm

Hi MaryMattMillie,

We stayed there for the opening of the soccer world cup as a family treat. I wish that we could have stayed more than 1 night.

Some of the furniture has been updated - I think that some of the pics on the web site are old.

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Re: J. Le Roux Guest House - Berg en Dal

Unread post by DuQues » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:06 pm

Zorilla, we have a topic on guesthouses in Kruger, containing a lot of info and photos.
This topic will be merged with it.
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Berg En Dal camp

Unread post by MKY » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:29 pm

Just wondering if anyone knows if there is car parking available at Berg En Dal if you are not staying as a resident? We are doing a walking safari, meeting at Berg En Dal, next month, and we need somewhere to leave the car for three nights.

Thanks for your help :lol:

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Re: Car parking at Berg En Dal camp

Unread post by Hugh » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:16 am

There is safe parking especially for the wilderness trails folk next to the little office ( I am not sure what they use it for now) and the main road side of the laundry .. there is a lot of parking plenty space for caravans .
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Re: Car parking at Berg En Dal camp

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:48 am

AH THE yellow ribbon. !! you tie a yellow ribbon on your right wing mirror and fellow forumites will spot it and say hello. they too will have a yellow ribbon.. I have made some great friends that way .. Can also tie one on your Binos or hat or on your tent guyrope .. or on anything for that matter.. Val Stephens tied a bright yellow shorts on her car .. I know Elsa has a massive Yellow ribbon so as not to be missed
I am very jealous of your trail which one are you going on. ?? :mrgreen:
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