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Mopani Rest Camp

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Re: To Mopani or not to Mopani?

Unread post by Wikusdutoit » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:09 am

Just returned from 5 nights at Mopani:
Camp is great. Quiet with great wildlife in the camp. Good shop, pool and awesome restaurant with magnificent sunsets of the dam.
I also entered at Phalaborwa. please do not drive the Hoedspruit - Phalaborwa road. it is in an extremely bad condition due to mining trucks. Try and get to Phalaborwa via Tzaneen. Otherwise, sleep over close to Orpen and enter there.

Sightings: it ranged from Dismal to Magnificent. Some roads around Mopani just kept on delivering and others where dead quiet. S134 and the Thlongonyeni Waterhole were magnificent with massive Zebra herds. S50 were also unrivaled with buffalo, lion, leopard, Zebra, tsessebe, eland and elephant. Drove one day to Tshanga and RedRocks. The H1-6 to RedRocks was very quite but came alive around the river on the S52.
The S142 (Shongololo Loop) and S 146 to Tafelkop dam were very quiet. the road to the Giriyondo border was alo pretty bad.
The Nshawu area really delivered time after time.

5 nights at Mopani was really great. You can reach Shingwedzi and Olifants easily in a day and be back for a afternoon

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by naomi c » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:42 am

Just a quick question - anybody recently stayed in one of the guest cottages in Mopanie? Is the kitchen fully equipped or can you recommend anything that should be brought along? Thanks! :D

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:19 am

They are quite nicely equipped with most of what you will need, only thing I can recall needing and having to use of my own was steak knives if you intend to braai.

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Mopani Restaurant

Unread post by stricks26 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:11 pm

Good afternoon all,

My trip to Kruger is fast approaching, less than 3 weeks to go.. :D :D :D :D . I have read all sorts of reviews about the restaurant at Mopani, has anyone been recently that could give me an idea what it is like , and if anyone has a menu, even better. I know food is a very subjective matter , but as we are going for 5 nights to Kruger, we wanted a change from a braai every night. :shock:

Please let me know

Many thanks

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Deeds » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:05 pm

Deeds wrote:We are there on 21 and 22 January. As I am diabetic, fast-food is not good for me, so have also been trying to find details on the Mopani restaurant. It is a Mugg & Bean franchise, but has had such varied 'crits' on TripAdvisor, that I think it will be a case of wait-and-see.
:popcorn:

The restaurant is not M&B, more's the pity. We stayed in Hut #9, which is very private, right on the dam.

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:19 pm

Mopani & B & D are part of the Tindlovu group.

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by tent dweller » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:12 am

When making our booking for 2015/2016 we decided we would end our trip at Mopani, I booked a BD4 with a view, upon calling Mopani to request a specific number I was informed that I should choose either 49, 51 or 101 :doh: , which one is the better and does anybody have a photograph of 49 and 101? I did manage to see a photograph of 51 on the accommodation photographs page, thanks
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by wildebeeste » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:05 am

Tent Dweller,
Mopani is our favourite camp to end our visit in Kruger. On our last day in Kruger, it is a a comfortable drive down to Phalaborwa Airport for the start of our trip home.

49 and 51 are both BD4V huts and have good views of the wider views of the dam. 101 and 102 are, however, our favourite huts, which also have views of the dam, and which have a closer views of a smaller part of the dam, but often has Buffalo, Elephant and Waterbuck coming down for a drink..

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by cheetahlady » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:20 pm

We have just stayed in 49. Great view.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by tent dweller » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:59 pm

Cheetahlady, do you have any pics of number 49? :pray:
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Unread post by cheetahlady » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:08 am

Tent dweller, I have one photo of the view from the patio. I can't attach it as it is too large. If you look on pg 8 of travel tales, our last TT should be near the top (cheetahlady's water water everywhere - September 2013). We stayed in the same bungalow last time and there is a pic of the view from the patio as well as a description of the accommodation.

I like this spot. Not too close to the restaurant (no noise) but a quick walk to the shop etc.

Let me know if you need the picture and I will try to send it via pm. It is on my iPad and I can't change the size :tongue:
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KNP June 2017 Mopani, Shingwedzi, Letaba, Satara, Pretoriuskop, Berg-en-Dal

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by cheetahlady » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:54 am

tent dweller wrote:Cheetahlady, do you have any pics of number 49? :pray:



tent dweller this is the view from the porch.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by tent dweller » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:23 am

wow :shock: , thank you, it is awesome, :D :D
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elmar » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:43 am

Has Mopani area had good rain recently? Do Grootvlei dam and Mtomeni pan have water? Is the borehole at Bowkerskop still operating? Thanks!

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:32 am

The area has had very good rains and I saw pics of Pioneer dam overflowing!
Also the area round Tihongenyeni and the grass growing again so it should be looking a lot better than in recent months.
When we were there in Feb before the rains most of the waterholes like Bowkerskop & Grysbok were filled.


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