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Re: Camp sites at Tsendze

Unread post by Tandala » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:28 am

Hi Awie

The one site that we always try and get is no. 3. Nice and private, close to the ablutions and nice afternoon shade. Also one of the few that is perimeter.

Next favourite is no. 26 and then no. 15.

No 5 & 6 are also good if you take both stands.

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:12 am

Rodger has sent some pics of Mooiplaas for everyone to enjoy. Thanks Rodger!

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Fatcat » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:09 am

Next question ! Are we able to go on night drives from Tsendze, :D if so are you fetched by the vehicles at Tsendze or do you have to drive to Mopani and back at night? :shock:

Oh and something else, does it get very cold end Apr / beginning May at Tsendze nights and early mornings ? :)
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by ndloti » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:23 pm

I am sure it would operate in the same manner as Tamboti where the night drive vehicle from Orpen collects the guests .

It is normally quite warm at that time of year at Tsendze , though a cold snap could make its presence felt .
A jersey may be usefull at night if you are prone to feeling the cold .
Take a jacket along for night drives .
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by ndloti » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:25 am

Pickled Pig wrote:Hi All,Has anyone ever camped on sites 8 & 9?
We rang Mopani and explained that we would like 2 sites alongside each other with as much shade as possible. It was recommended that we take stands 8 & 9.
Would appreciate some guidance from the regulars.Thanks all


Most of those sites up to 24 (besides 5 & 6) have vegetation separating them .
Send me a PM with your email address & I will send you a personalized map that a friend drew up .

Fatcat wrote:Rodger, hi again, we'd like to know about the camp gate - do people open and close it as they come and go into camp, or is it manned by somebody, or....... is it open all day :shock:


Roger may not see this inquiry immediately , allow me to answer ... ?

The gate is closed / opened by each visitor as they leave / arrive .
Elephants have on a regular basis made their own entry / exit points .
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by rodgerh » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:14 pm

bernhardj wrote:Rodger, what do you think of site 23 & 24. We will be two families camping there in July. Is there a lot of shade and space? How far is it from the fence. Thanks


Thanks for your lovely question bernardj ,23 n 24 is not bad at all
is a good sites for two families, nice trees with a nice shade, you will enjoy it,you can also see the fence from there,

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by TheunsH » Sun May 01, 2011 10:37 pm

Had three wonderful nights at Tsendze.
We camped at number 22 and were very satisfied.
Site 22 is HUGE with enough shade and is also close to the kitchen/ablutions. :thumbs_up:

I wish to applaud Roger and Elena for doing a super job at Tsendze.
It was great meeting the two of you.
Your camp is tops and my favourite by far! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

We had a chat with Garth Holt (Camp Manager from Mopani) as well...nice meeting you! :thumbs_up:

Herewith a photo of Elena, Garth Holt and Roger:

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Nice meeting you as well Fatcat! :thumbs_up:

O yes, and Roger thanks for spotting my green table which I have forgotten to pack! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Sprocky » Mon May 09, 2011 3:00 pm

They have communal freezers that work well. They are quite big, so you won't have a problem. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Joubie » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:10 am

Hi robbie B83.
We had the pleasure of camping on site 26 last week and no scops owls! :cry: Rodger told us about them and that they usually there in the summer months but as you can see the hornbills welcomed us.

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Rodger and Elina it was an pleasure meeting the two of you and you both made our 3 nights at Tsendze very special. Tsendze is a gem and one the best places we've camped at!

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We had some very special sightings but the cherry on the top was this leopard 3km's from Tsendze on the road to the Mooiplaas waterhole on our very last drive!

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by TheunsH » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:50 pm

Gmlsmit, stands 27 & 28 are excellent for sharing..it's a huge area and right next to the fence.
Stand 27 has a tap right next to the road and the ablution and kitchen are not far.
You WILL have a great time there.
I have booked stand 26 for our trip in July 2012 and I think tent dweller and family will be staying at stand 27 the same time! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by ils » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:13 pm

Hi Lizelle,

We stayed at number 3 in Dec 2009.
It is a private stand and it is close to ablutions, but it didn't have much shade when we where there, we more or less pitched our tent a bit in the bush to get some shade.
You are close to the fence.
I would rather suggest trying to get a different number if you are looking for shade!
Try to get hold of roger, he will be able to give you a good stand number that has great shade.
I think its 21-24 that has really got good shade, but I can be wrong...
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:04 pm

Rodger asked us to post this pic that he took:

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This Elephant no more in the camp now, food for him is everywhere.


Thanks Rodger :thumbs_up:

We camped there when the ellie was coming into the camp. At night the rangers patrolled the fence.
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat May 12, 2012 9:53 am

Rodger send these pics for you guys:

Thats the track near the Gate, I was the first person to see that in the morning, after drive to a confluence lookout point to check out there I found nothing, after back to the camp.



Lion spoor just outside camp:
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This is like a joke,when I take the people of site in the afternoon,to show them a lion track we found the Elephant the at the same spot where it was a lion track

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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat May 12, 2012 8:14 pm

Some more pics for you guys from Rodger:

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N31:
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Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp

Unread post by Son godin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:55 pm

tent dwellar,

Yes thats Mooiplaas. Not sure where Rodger were hiding, but the elies comes in often for a picnic. :twisted:

Here is another shot of an elie hinding behind the kitchen area

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