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Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:42 am

I love the bungalows in the Circle .. lots of birdlife in the trees ... I have to be honest and say I'm not very fond of the BG4 units .. Don't know why but it "lacks" the kruger feel for me.

Yes .. all bungalows and huts etc will have a parking bay for 1 vehicle :)
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:42 am

Wild@Heart wrote:As for #101 - #108 ... Unit #103,106 - 108 are ES2 Huts, #101,102, 104 and 105 are BG4 Bungalows.
Hope this helps :)



:shock: Wild@Heart, we were told the other day, on phoning PTK, that 106 - 108 are EB2 Huts. Maybe they have been upgraded? Or have you been in one of these recently? We have booked into one, but as far as I know the ES2 huts have no A/C and we would prefer to have one so I hope they haven't put us in the wrong category . . . .

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:03 am

Hi salamanda,

That could very well be the case :)

I just used the Pretoriuskop Map which could be outdated or maybe just a spelling error (which could be the case looking at the spelling of the camp map jpg "pretoriouskop.jpg"). :D :D :)
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:50 am

Yes we also looked at the map, but the lady to whom we spoke assured us that they were EB2. Apparently the map has not been updated . . . . Thanks W@H :D

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:54 am

A description of BG4 here tent dweller

Some pictures here and here

You can see where they are situated in the camp on this map
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:21 am

Tent Dweller your Kruger trip in December/January looks very good :thumbs_up: Enjoy :cam: and may rondawel number 135 be :thumbs_up:
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Gerhardd » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:38 am

Ended staying 5 nights in hut 30 in Pretoriuskop.

For me as a single visitor it was perfect.

A place to braai and sleep after a shower in the need ablution facilities.

Out at the gates at 5:30 and back at 17:58

I will definitely book here again.

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Gerhardd » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:55 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Thank you for the feedback Gerhardd! (Am I correct (have the same person) that I read on the SANParks facebook group you posted about your amazing sightings in that area? Please share some pics with us here. :D )


I will give a trip report as soon as possible.

I am traveling back to Saudi Arabia on Friday night and have 82Gig worth of photos to work through and edit.

As I progress I will share,

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Gerhardd » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:56 am

DinkyBird wrote:Looking forward to that!

Safe trip back!


As requested...

My report is as follows:

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Unread post by Sycamore » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:17 pm

Hi All! Great to see the incredible forum still going strong :thumbs_up: (I forgot my old log in details as "Bushmad") :redface:

I'm planning a short weekend break and P'Kop is so easy to reach when time is limited on a Friday afternoon. Can anyone tell me what the grass length is likely to be during March of this year... I know we've had a drought. Has it affected that area too?

I have always been put off by the extremely tall grass around the area over the years..should I go in March or wait till after winter?

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:16 am

Welcome back again, Bushmad :gflower: .. Sycamore. I think a lot of name changes happen due to loss of password.

We were there a couple of weeks ago and had our last meal in Pretorius Kop.

The Pretorius Kop area does not seem to have been as affected by drought as the areas further north. In actual fact, I had some lovely moments at a fairly healthy looking Transport dam. Due to time constraints, I did not stop at Shitlehave dam.
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Sycamore » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:54 am

Aaaah!! Dearest of dear MM!! :gflower: How wonderful that you are still here!!!! Wow, time has really flown... life kept me out of this loop for a long time but its so good to see that some things haven't changed.

Thank you so much for the reply. I'd imagine there will be the tall grass but I actually cant bear to see the drought stricken parts or to use their water, so P'Kop, here I come!

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:44 am

And in fact I have seen reports of a big herd of Sable around Shitlehave dam just recently!
Enjoy your visit and trip Sycamore!

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:02 pm

Hi Sycamore,

We slept in PK about 10th of December and it was lush with short green grass. The burnt areas towards Numbi gate were especially open with excellent visibility. The rest of the area too because of the drought.
Stayed over again 1 night beginning of Jan, and the difference was remarkable -- the grass had shriveled up a bit, but it had already doubled in length. After the 90mm of rain last week, I suspect it is going to be a bit more difficult to spot animals in March. We will pop in there at that time too while sleeping at Skukuza -- specifically to try and see the young leopards (3 cubs that were 4 months old in December 2014) that are now so chilled around cars that they put on a wonderful show. Saw them twice in December 2015...
Be sure to do the little loop east of PK and the beginning of the Fayi loop. Also ask where they were seen last!

Enjoy and God bless,

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