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Punda Maria Rest Camp

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:17 pm

I agree Elsa. South African builders' holidays are normally from mid-December. I am sure by 24th December they will be well gone.
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:40 pm

@ Naomi, there is currently construction taking place at Punda Maria Camp-new sewerage line, however the construction is due for completion Friday the 09th December 2016, therefore your visit to KNP will not be ruined because there will be long gone when you arrive at Punda. :thumbs_up:
So do enjoy your stay!
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by naomi c » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:28 pm

Thank you Elsa! Good news for us! :gflower:

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:06 pm

Grantmissy wrote:Has anyone stayed at the restored Russell Guest Cottage and perhaps took photos of the historical cottage?

It is open for bookings GM and judging by the pics that Joep Stevens posted on F/B it looks stunning!

These are just 2 of them, will have to look and see if I can find the rest.

Here

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by suefish » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:06 pm

We are staying in the Russell Guest cottage on the 2nd may. Very excited. Can someone tell me where it is situated as it's not showing on the camp layout
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:17 pm

Its situated right outside the main gates to the camp on the right in an elevated position.
Enjoy your visit and please do remember to take lots of pics for the Accommodation photos :thumbs_up:
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by suefish » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:09 pm

Thanks I will
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by James89 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:43 am

suefish wrote:We are staying in the Russell Guest cottage on the 2nd may. Very excited. Can someone tell me where it is situated as it's not showing on the camp layout
Thanks


I am staying here next weekend, will report back, but looks nice from what I have heard.

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by James89 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am

suefish wrote:We are staying in the Russell Guest cottage on the 2nd may. Very excited. Can someone tell me where it is situated as it's not showing on the camp layout
Thanks


Stayed in the Russell Guest house this last weekend. It is located on the hill on the right just BEFORE the camp gate. It shares a fence with the camp - there is a gate to walk through. But it has its own entry/ exit gate and is secluded from the camp itself.

The house is simply AWESOME, best Sanparks accommodation I have stayed in. It has two very nice (luxury) rooms. A large sitting area inside with full kitchen. A very large stoep overlooking the plains below with sitting area and eating area and an awesome outdoor braai/ lapa area with seating for meal.

Punda is an asweome camp, and the Russell House has been really well done, very impressed.

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by suefish » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:49 am

Hi thanks very much. Can't wait
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Scops » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:26 pm

hi all,

we visited Punda Maria in Jan 2017 so I thought I would provide some feedback (better late than never :redface: ).

The camp was clean, the shop well-stocked and the staff were friendly and helpful.
The hut accommodation was fine, properly cleaned and the AC worked - thank goodness :D

The ranger taking the sunset drive was very patient in trying to find us a pennant-winged nightjar - alas we never saw it :wall:
But the best surprise was dinner at the restaurant (Tindlovu). We had seriously tasty burgers with great service.

Well done to all at Punda Maria !!

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:48 pm

Thanks for the feedback Scops, I will see it gets directed to the camp management. :thumbs_up:
Pity about not seeing the nightjar.
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Hippotragus » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:57 pm

Thanks for positive comments James 89 and Scops.

We love Punda Maria camp and have always had great service, from friendly staff. We have stayed in the BD3 units and CT2 tents - always great.

The Russell Cottage looks fabulous, but as it is usually only the 2 of us on a trip we will have to wait until others can join us to enjoy it.
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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Carla + Tony » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi all,

In July we are fortunate enough to be visiting the Kruger again (cant wait, long countdown to go!!).
For the first time we will be staying at Punda Maria.
On the home page of Sanparks it states that work is being done at the camp and that there may be some norse.
Does anybody know if the work is still going on and if so when it is due to finish.

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Re: Punda Maria Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:44 pm

Elsa wrote:there is currently construction taking place at Punda Maria Camp-new sewerage line, however the construction is due for completion Friday the 09th December 2016, therefore your visit to KNP will not be ruined because there will be long gone when you arrive at Punda. :thumbs_up:
So do enjoy your stay!
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