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BEST camps for peace and quiet

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BEST camps for peace and quiet

Unread post by chrisb1981 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:02 am

Hi there, I am heading to KNP with my wife during december, traversing the whole place.

Which are the best camps with 'safari tents' or rodavles etc...that are facing the bush, on the fence, romantic, a bit secret etc etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: BEST camps for peace and quiet

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:27 am

Most camps over the December period are pretty much booked up Keep an eye open for a cancellation of the Safari tents at Lower Sabie Though if one becomes available you must snap it up immediately ,
Try Pretorius kop some of the bungalows face the pool area and are fairly private from the rest Though you do have neighbours on either side,
For privacy and quiet I suggest keeping an eye out for cancellations of the bush camps ( biyamiti Talamati etc ) they are usually fully booked BUT again check in the availability for a cancellation .
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Re: BEST camps for peace and quiet

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:33 am

For peace and quiet in December I think you need to be looking at the smaller bush camps and lodges!
Satara has bungalows that are close to the fence but doubt if you will find too many of those available now, plus its a big busy camp.
The tents in Punda Maria are also very nice.
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Re: BEST camps for peace and quiet

Unread post by andretrees » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:07 pm

For peace and quiet I usually look at specific periods in the year ie November /February and target more remote camps chrisb. Unfortunately, December in the park, for me, is neither peaceful nor quiet except on some remote dirt roads.

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Unread post by Leanawel » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:02 pm

TAMBOTI - if you want peace and quiet and the bush in front of you - TAMBOTI is the camp for you :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:51 pm

Crocodile bridge is always a nice quiet camp.
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Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:53 pm

What dates in December are you hoping to visit Chris? :hmz:

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Unread post by andretrees » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:01 pm

If you can get get tamboti no. 40 it will be ideal.
Olifants no.11 is also a great option.

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Re: BEST camps for peace and quiet

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:18 am

Hi Chris and welcome :gflower:

I do love the tents and you would be looking at smaller camps.

Tambotie, possibly the best for complete privacy. The tents are very secluded and you can feel alone in the bush.

Croc Bridge, a lovely little camp. Tent number 7, or 8 is up against the perimeter fence. I did once have campers completely invade my privacy though and you have very little control over that. If you do not need a perimeter view, the other tents are very pleasant and you will not have people pitching tents in your personal space.

If you can stretch the budget a bit, the tents at Punda Maria are fabulous and very private.

Although Lower Sabie is a big camp, the permanent tented area is very private. The Sabie River tents are my very favorite for 'not wanting to leave'.

The bungalows at Balule are hard to come by, but that would be the winning Lotto ticket. I managed to get a cancellation one December and I thought that I had hit gold.
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Re: BEST camps for peace and quiet

Unread post by Kanniewagnie » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:25 pm

I fully agree that Tamboti and Balule will be first prize.
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Re: BEST camps for peace and quiet

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:33 pm

We love Punda Maria - not as small or quiet at Balule or Tamboti, but is does have a certain charm about it and is pretty quiet.

The bushveld camps are also small and the units spaced out, so each one is pretty private.
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