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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

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

this is the braai area from my tent. not really the kind of space you need.
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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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Tamboti?

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:00 pm

TahlsB wrote:Is there someone stationed in the camp to assist with any problems - for example, if you find a snake in the tent - or do you have to contact Orpen??

Yes, there are staff quarters, but I would use the duty manager number anyway, or check during office hours what to do.

TahlsB wrote:Can Tamboti guests use the Orpen swimming pool during the day??

I have done so.You might have missed the nonsense I wrote about a tunnel to use it at night.....

TahlsB wrote:I am aware that day visitors cannot bring alcohol into the park, does this also apply to overnight guests??

No

TahlsB wrote:And lastly, any suggestions on good routes to drive in this area at that time of year?
H7 to Satara, Rabelais loop, Timbavati road to picnic site. Most roads deliver reasonably, but you could be very lucky, or not.
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Re: Tamboti Satellite Camp

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:28 pm

TahlsB wrote:And lastly, any suggestions on good routes to drive in this area at that time of year?

The H7 (Orpen - Satara tar road) is a great road :D
Bush Baptist wrote:Timbavati road to picnic site.
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That's the s39 going to Timbavati Picnic Sight. Then down to Satara and back.

If I were you, I would skip the s140 and s145 roads South of Rabaleis Loop because its usually quiet with General game :whistle: Rather spend the best time of day (early morning and late afternoon) on the H7.

Take a look at the sightings pin up board to see where the Wild dogs that frequent the area are being seen! There is a pin up board at Tamboti by the one ablutions block, and at Orpen which is 900meters or so from the Tamboti/Maroela private road turn off.

If you being kept awake by lion or hyena, get out out of the tent and shine a torch into the riverbed that the tent overlooks. Perhaps you will be fortunate like I was :wink:
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tamboti with the best view?

Unread post by hen&lies » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:11 am

Any suggestions which 4 bed safari tent in tamboti ( not a luxury tent ) has the best view?

#40 - i heard has a good view but is a luxury tent

22 / 23 ?

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Re: Safari tent in tamboti with the best view?

Unread post by Joao » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:19 am

I have stayed in number 20 and we had a great view of the riverbed.


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