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Re: Tamboti

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:28 pm

Welcome to the forum sonjob.

There is a long thread on Tamboti and I am sure the mods will merge yours with it soon.

Tamboti has no shop - nearest is Orpen 2 km down the road.

All the tents are strung out in a line, and you should have some view of the river, but trees - giving shade - mght block your direct view.

The fridge is normal Kruger size, with a freezer compartment. The unit has a fest spinning fan to cool you off.

Each tent is raised on a deck with a stoep with a plastic table & chairs.
Each tent has a braai, and you can get from one to the next quite easily.

Otherwise all I can say is :mrgreen:
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby kite » Wed May 25, 2011 1:25 pm

The luxury tents " L" in booking code have all essentials .
The C tents make use of communal kitchen but u need own pots, dishes and utensils. (paper plates, plastic cutlery, tongs and 1 pot can do it)
I think all tents have own braai?
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Leanawel » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:28 pm

Maybe I can help. About 5 years ago we stayed in 23 and it was marvellous, the view very good and very near to the ablution. I do not know how the view from 23 is at the moment :hmz: 22 also looked nice at that time. Hope you enjoy TAMBOTI, it is a :thumbs_up: camp.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby BushKrazy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:09 pm

Hey Boslaaitie

Welcome to the forum.

Roaneric posted pics of Tamboti tents on this thread Accomodation Photos

Have a look there. I have never stayed at Tamboti but maybe the views are very similar? Maybe Cheetah can clarify that for you. I have never been but will be in tent 40 at the beginning of July...until then I have to try and keep myself from failing my exam by not continually been on the warned it gets addictive.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby roaneric » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:53 am

Hello balengo. Welcome to the forum Image

The gates are opened early morning and at night they are closed, but there are no gate guard. They have no reception or shop, but during the day there is staff all around. So if you need something you can always ask one of them. You do have telephone reception at camp, so you can always use that if it's needed.
I never heard about a leopard in camp but I don't think it's impossible. We've been to Tamboti a few times and it is a bit scary at night, but that is what tamboti is all about. The thrill of being so close to nature and in the middle of the bush. Just always walk with torches at night and look out for snakes.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:27 pm

this is the braai area from my tent. not really the kind of space you need.
but some of the tents. ie the one in the background in my photo, has a large amount of space next to the braai! Enough for everyone in your group :thumbs_up:
Don't know which units though :huh:
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Unread postby Stark » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:01 am

I see late arrival to Orpen is possible via a fee. Does this also include the Orpen satellite camps?
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Re: Late arrival to Tamboti?

Unread postby RobertT » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:06 am

Yup, arrived late for Tamboti in April, just called ahead.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby jackie » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:26 pm

On the afternoon of the 15th of June my son, myself and his girlfriend went for a drive.
We were at the camp at 17h30.
My son dropped me at my tent ( I stayed in one of the luxury tents) and my son and his girlfriend stayed in the 4 bedroom tents.
At +- 17h50 my son sat on the patio and watched an elephant in the riverbanks, the next moment he saw something big in the field area of the camp at the right side of him.
He wasn't sure if it is a leopard or a lion.
The next moment he called his girlfriend and say to her they must quickly run to the car because he have saw something big (6 meters) from the car, "he was not sure if it is a Leopard or Lion".
When he arrived at my tent he was white in his face and told me that he either saw either a Lion or a Leopard in the camp.
I said to him it can't be, but he was positive that he definitely saw something.
My 2 sons and his girlfriend then went looking for the Leopard or Lion in our Pajero.
Near the public telephones they saw it- a big Leopard, when the Leopard saw them he disappeared in the grass.
They have also saw his footprint at the gate of the camp - inside the camp.
The next moment they came to my tent and told me that they saw the leopard and the footprint of the Leopard.
I told them they must quickly drive to the ablution blocks and all the tents and warn the people about the leopard in the camp .
My Mother was camping at Maroela at the same time and I phoned her and asked her to phone the Ranger about the Leopard in the Camp.
My son met the Ranger at the gate and showed him the footprints of the leopard as well as the sight where he saw the Leopard.
The Ranger was there within 5minute after he received the call.
The next morning my son phone the Ranger and he confirmed that the Leopard was shot at +- 2h00 the morning.
All of us was very sad and our eyes was full of tears, when we drove out of the camp the 16Th of June we have play a special CD for the Leopard - the CD was one of Donna Winners songs.
Every time we hear that Cd we are thinking about the leopard.
This experience will always be on our mind and something never to forget!!
We will definitely return to Tamboti, what a lovely camp.
You really feel that you are in the African Bush.
The accommodation, staff and everything in Tamboti is the best of the best!!

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby TheunsH » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:19 pm

I have pre-booked tent 5 a few weeks ago...last time we had a squirrel living in a tree next to the veranda and I was looking forward seeing him again! 8)

When we got to Orpen 2 weeks ago, I was informed that tent 5 was not available and I then asked for tent 1. What a great choice! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Tent 1 is a CTT4, VERY private with no neighbours on your left and tent 2 not even in sight! From now on, I will always ask for number 1. :thumbs_up:

The only negative aspect is the distance to the ablutions, but the privacy made up for that.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:39 pm

A picture of tent 9 at Tamboti during sunset.

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Bushcraft » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:20 pm

Hey Marge,

22 has an awesome view but doesn't have much shade in the mornings, so if shade is a priority you may want to consider another unit.

Hang around on this thread and I'm sure that you will get the best of both worlds. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:43 pm

Tent 23 is my favourite 2 beded unit. It is close to ablutions, very private and has a lovely view.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:19 pm

Leanawel, we stayed at number 33 last year. Number 34 seemed to be great. It is far from 33 and you can't even see 35 on the other side. Number 34 is also very close to the fence and I think the view should be super. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:07 am

The tents are roughly all on the same level , they are all on platforms , some of the platforms are higher above the ground , with a more or less uniform gap of about 40 cm between the platform and the ground at the rear of the tents . The ground slopes away to varying degree towards the front of most of the tents (where the stairs and the patio are on the river view side) , depending on the terrain around a particular tent . Thus some tents have longer stilts (longest about 1 metre) at the front & have a longer staircase to access the platform - certain have just 2 or 3 steps , others have up to 7 or 8 (?) steps .

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