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Re: Tshokwane picnic spot and Melktert?

Unread post by dawiemac » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:57 pm

Kudu roll...you have my attention now - please tell me more
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Re: Tshokwane picnic spot and Melktert?

Unread post by carolynn » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:40 am

Tshokwane has the best food that is not available at other camps - my hubby likes the pap, wors and sheba, if you are that kind of guy! Their food in general is just nicer than the other places - always hot and sevice we have always found to be good. :)
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Re: Tshokwane picnic spot and Melktert?

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:37 pm

The kudu roll after it was half finished.....only thought about taking a photo then!
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...and the melktert (OK a few mouthfulls gone - it came first so we started it first!)
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There were lots of birds and monkeys around, so we put the scraps on one plate and turned the other over on top to stop them getting anything!
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Re: Tshokwane picnic spot and Melktert?

Unread post by pnm » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:04 pm

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In March this year - the Kudu Steak roll and the Kudu Wors and pap. We had it in July 2009 cooked by the same lady. I have photos of the cook with me both times to celebrate how much I enjoy my pap (my SO always has the wors roll or steak roll). We have this meal about 10:30 as breakfast and it is so filling it keeps us going until supper.

There was mention of other great meals - try the baked potato stuffed with vegetables at Shingwedzi - we had it as a takeaway from the restaurant one evening. Excellent taste and very good value for money - it cost about the same as a burger and was much tastier. I have a photo of it too! In fact I often take photos of great meals taken in KNP. Brings back wonderful memories every time.
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Re: Tshokwane picnic spot and Melktert?

Unread post by jungle jenny » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:00 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Lorna who was the Rangers wife at Tshokwane is a personal friend of mine and gave me a copy of the milktart recipe in June ON CONDITION THAT I DON'T SHARE THIS RECIPE WITH ANYONE. I am willing to make the milktart for a meet and greet in Joburg if anyone is interested. Let me know.
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Tshokwane update

Unread post by wildehond1 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:42 pm

What a welcome surprise!
Had a quick stop on Friday the third 03/12/2010.
Clean and begging your eye to spend some time.
No papers, picnic area cleaned and well maintained.
The broken tables and chairs have disappeared.
Friendly staff and a well stocked shop with affordable prices.
Clean bathrooms as we know from the days gone by.
What a pleasure!
On my way back from Satara on 06/12 i just had to stop and see what made the difference.
At 06,30..... the shop only opens at 07.00 I found the young Mr Kobus Jacobs sweeping the shopfront, fire already lit for the braai and invited us in for some coffee.
He manages the place for Tiger Eye with Sanparks personnel.
He has only been there for 3 weeks and achieved a miracle!
Good news is that the "melktert" is also back in stock.
This guy needs a medal for his positive attitude and hard work transforming Tshokwane with limited resources.
Everything is possible, come on Sanparks, snap out of it,this should be an eye opener for you!
Well done ! :D

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Re: sunday buffet at tshokwane

Unread post by Spaniel » Wed May 04, 2011 1:56 pm

Tshokwane also has a mean kudu pie - sorry for the kudus :roll: in the area- huge portion and very reasonably priced. I know everyone has always raved about the milktart but doesn't beat my grandmother's :D

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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:46 am

Last month we had the most wonderful lunch at Tshokwane – the pap and wors with tomato and onion sauce. The smell of the pap coming from those big black iron pots was very appealing and a person could smell it from a distance. We could not help it but to be transported back for a short while to the days of Jock of the Bushveld, I am sure they also had pap and boerewors for a meal in the veldt in those days and it must have smelled similar. We enjoyed our time and lunch at Tshokwane picnic spot a lot.
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:26 am

We had our lunch there a week ago.....sigh.....and can report everything seems to be running smoothly food wise except the monkeys/birds are getting to be a real problem again, with a couple of the male monkeys becoming quite aggressive.
but the feeding of the birds continues by some folk who can't seem to follow what "Do not feed the birds or animals" means! :doh:
The monkeys go round at will and easily and continuously steal from unsuspecting people lunch tables.
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by sarah_judge » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:56 pm

I was there a couple of weeks ago and the baboons and vervets are a HUGE problem. We ate our lunch with our heads almost in the picnic box. But people do insist on putting out a huge spread with tablecloths, cutlery and all their food - they are asking for trouble. It seems like this is almost tradition in SA but it's not helping the rest of us eating our meal with thieving baboons around!!!

I would now avoid at all costs unless I needed the loo!!!!

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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:14 pm

What we do when there now is find a large stick and as soon as we see a monkey or one approaches, threaten him with the stick and then leave it displayed prominently. :naughty:
They seem to know when you have their number and will always try for an easier target.

We also try and keep the food covered as much as possible, even if you throw a cloth or something of the sort over the food they seem to be unaware its there and not any trouble
Well it has worked for us the last couple of times, maybe until they get wise to it! :wink:
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Nkulu » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:08 am

We will be stopping there on Tuesday :clap: :dance: and I have invested in a water pistol for all the "boys" in our party. :D
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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:14 am

Yes, I have also seen a water pistol work well!

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Re: Tshokwane Picnic Spot

Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:05 pm

Good advice Elsa, Nkulu. :clap:
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Tshokwane Afsaal Nkuhlu Opening Times

Unread post by Blesbok » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:00 pm

Hi All,

Busy planning our upcoming trip to Kruger this month.

Hoping someone could tell us the opening times for Tshokwane, Afsaal and Nkuhlu in January?
We can't find this information anywhere and we love to stop at these picnic spots on our morning drives.

All information much appreciated.
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