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Malelane Satellite Camp

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:13 am

The Malelane Woolworths does not have a food department. The nearest is in Nelspruit at the Crossings mall, so if you want to go there you will need to brave the traffic. It is at the junction of the N4 through Nelspruit (rather than the bypass) and the R40.

Otherwise use the Spar or PickandPay in Malelane.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:49 am

I get most of what I need there. PickandPay is a bit better pricing-wise, but the Spar is bigger and better generally for fresh produce and meat etc. PandP is next to the N4 at the first robot in town, for the Spar you need to turn left at the same robot and go a short distance down the road past the Toyota garage and you will see the shopping centre on your left. Or you can take a slip road as you approach the town which leads you into the shopping centre without going to the robot. It is well signed, but used by lorries a bit.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:16 pm

Warm welcome to the forum leoci.lucrezia. :clap:

There are very definitely guided walks and drives from Malelane camp as well as from the gate if staying outside the park.

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:35 pm

You will need to do it direct. I cannot do it for you unfortunately. Perhaps call the gate office? 013 735 6152. Or email Isaac Mthetwa (isaac.mthetwa@sanparks.org) as he is the gate/camp manager.

All morning drives start 30mins before gate opening, evening drives start at 5pm, and walks depend a little on when it gets light in the morning. Time would be confirmed.
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Malelane Camp Site

Unread postby Reg Botha » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:48 pm

Hi, planning to go to Malelane Camp site during the 2nd week of September. Have never stayed at this site. Are the camp sites grassed and do they have electric points? I have a Skipper Tent trailer which is only 220 volt. Thank you.

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Re: Malelane Camp Site

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:08 am

And a quick reply......yes there are power sockets. You might want to bring a long extension though as some sites are a distance from the plugs, and do not forget to bring the blue camping adaptor.

Many sites do have some grass, but by September the winter will have reduced that to a minimum. It could be quite dusty.

Malelane camp has no shop, restaurant, or petrol station, so make sure you get supplies in Malelane town before you come in, or go to Berg-in-Dal just down the road (12km).

And finally, you check in at Malelane gate as there is no office at the camp itself.
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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby Wildkyker » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:49 am

Sunrise just outside Malelane camp, looking across the valley to the sugar mill.

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Re: Malelane Satellite Camp

Unread postby kite » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:37 pm

After a 4:30 a.m start, we were asleep in Malelane by 8:30p.m on Thursday night.
Left camp for a productive drive towards Afsaal at 4:30 a.m. on Friday morning but not much decent reception of Internet along the way.
Went back to camp to pack up reluctantly, as no time left to do more than an admiring wander around the trees and move to Lower Sabie on our trek to the North. ( an area of the park we usually can't reach on our shortish trips )
It was our 1st visit there but won't be our last!
We watched a group green backed wood hoopoes flitting around the trees and sitting on a thatched roof with wings outspread.
Admired the spread out camping setup near the entrance!
Thanks for the advice re route as I had posted a hurried query along the way somewhere!

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Re: Accommodation photo's MALELANE

Unread postby Imvubu » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:10 pm

Booking done and dusted...so excited! Can someo e please tell me where does one check in for Malelane camp? Thanks in advance. :lol:
Awaiting the next trip...
Malelane: 14 - 16/08/2016
Maroela: 16 - 20/08/2016
Tsendze: 20 - 24/08/2016
Sable Hide: 24 - 25/08/2016
L.Sabie: 25 - 27/08/2016
Beyond excited!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Accommodation photo's MALELANE

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:31 pm

You can book in at the Malelane gate! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Accommodation photo's MALELANE

Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:53 pm

You can also book in at BnD, but it is better to do so at Malelane gate.
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Re: Accommodation photo's MALELANE

Unread postby Imvubu » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:44 pm

Thanks for the prompt replies! Due to new work etc have been off the forum for ages...great to be back! :dance:
Awaiting the next trip...
Malelane: 14 - 16/08/2016
Maroela: 16 - 20/08/2016
Tsendze: 20 - 24/08/2016
Sable Hide: 24 - 25/08/2016
L.Sabie: 25 - 27/08/2016
Beyond excited!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:


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