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Mopani Rest Camp

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Re: Your thoughts on Mopani

Unread post by LizelleB » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:25 am

Every person will always have their personal favourite but Mopani is definitely worth a visit.
We stayed there for a few nights in May and we are hoping to return soon.
The view is wonderful and the restaurant deck is a nice place for a social gathering.
The water sources on the side of the road attract many of the abundant playful and “relaxed” ellies from the North.
The picnic spot is very close and you are likely to see visiting animals there as well.
We have not seen any predators but that didn’t make our sightings any less special.
Our hut was clean and comfortable and we were able to enjoy many birds and reptile sightings from the comfort of our own bungalow.
I found the staff friendly and helpful, Kruger standard of course.
They returned my credit card which I forgot at the restaurant to me the next day.
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Re: Your thoughts on Mopani

Unread post by alf » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:50 am

The BD4 bungalows all have nice kitchens which is outside on the patio. Try to get the following numbers which all have wonderful views over the dam: 44,46,47,49,50,51 or 54.
Made my booking for Desember 2014!! Whoohoo

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Re: Your thoughts on Mopani

Unread post by alf » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:06 pm

Here is a picture of the kitchen

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Re: Your thoughts on Mopani

Unread post by G@mespotter » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:10 pm

On a positive note :D

Answering your topic question, I would say Mopanie is an under-rated camp with a beautiful setting, with stunning bungalows.

Not situated in the Big5 hunters region, but IMHO if you have bungalows 49 or 51 then it's save to say you have one of the most beautiful spots in Kruger, to watch the sunset as the sun loses it's daily battle... :roll:

It's a purists place, and definately worth a visit. As to the restaurants: IT IS KRUGER, IT IS LOWVELD so expect slow service, unavailible products from time to time etc... It's not the Sandton area, where we can EXPECT better service :wink:

Just my 2 cents :thumbs_up:
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Re: Your thoughts on Mopani

Unread post by maddie2312 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:31 am

Here is an bit from my trip report, Mopani details starts half way down P12.
We were there for 2 nights in October

Here

We will definitely be back.
Desperate for my next Kruger fix!!!

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:48 am

Which units should you book if you want to have a good view?

Thanks.

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Rob C » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:51 am

Hut 10 without a doubt!
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:54 am

I think the map has just not been updated of late which seems to be the norm for many of the maps.
I am sure that #'s 9 through to 12 plus 43 and 45 will all have good views.

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:13 pm

We stayed in a BD4 twice before, first # 51 which was great and then this year # 49 which is awesome.
We are going back next Feb and this time will be in a FF6V and will be requesting one of the front ones for sure. :D

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Lanzerac » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:19 pm

Steve I got bitten by a Green Spotted Bush Snake at the Braai Unit of Hut 51 (could have happened anywhere so wear closed shoes at night)

Otherwise down the road from camp the August light is superb with the setting sun behind you gives lovely shots like this with beautiful autum colours of the Mopani trees..a unique feature of this hot game viewing area..taken in August

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Higgsie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:45 pm

Hi - 1wnature, I recently contacted Mopani Camp to request a bungalow with a view of the dam.
Also - details of camp contacts can be found at http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/camps/camp-tel.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or by visiting the home page of sanparks website, clicking on contact us, then click on camps

Hope this helps

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Aquilla » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:17 pm

I will be staying at the Xanatseni Guest House later in the year and have heard only good things about it. Is there anyone who could pass some comment on the accomodation? I also heard that it has its own private boma ; Fancy! Where can i find some pics too....?? Thanks

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:09 am

Some pics from the site Here
Looks very nice. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Mopani

Unread post by Rooster » Mon May 16, 2011 1:25 pm

At Mopani over the Easter Weekend as well.

Saw 2 x cheetahs at the T-Junction on you way to the camp, in
the middle of the road :dance: :dance:
Also on your way to Shingwedzi we saw Lions with 2 x cubs playing just
of the road.
Many Hyena's as well.
There is a small hide near Mopani ( think it is Shipandane?? help me if I am wrong)
We sat there for 30 min and saw Hippos ( 15 m away)
2 x Bushbucks
Crocodiles
Elephants
+ some nice bird life there

Mopani is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joao

Re: Mopani revisit

Unread post by Joao » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:49 am

Welcome

At Mopani definately Shipandani hide and the resty of the S142. The S106 up to Nshawu nr 5 also a good idea.

Then you must not forget the photo possibilities while doing the trail in the camp. :dance:


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