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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Richprins » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:26 am

Am playing around with Google earth, and there are some 2010 slides for the South! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by wilmaw » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:22 am

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We also had the pleasure of watching 2 ele bulls grazing around unit 27 while having our lunch, and having a mud bath. On another occasion saw a leopard from the benches near the restaurant after some impala gave the alarm call. Then of course the usual bushbuck... terrapin,.. fish eagle call.... once saw about 10 marabou storks trying to fish the last few barbels from a small puddle. Could go on and on...

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Bundi » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:01 pm

Berg and Dal is indeed teeming with life on the other side of the fence.

In February from bungalow 25 we also saw the rhinos, hippos and leapard twice over one weekend.

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:46 pm

the dam is in front of the restaurant and reception and for me is full of water :D
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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:03 pm

thebush In January there will definitely be plenty of water in the dam.
I would say units 24, 25 or 27 would give great views but I think you would need to request them early, like right now.
Even then they might be already allocated.
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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:58 am

As long as you let the camp/gate know of your late arrival, and can get to the gate before 9pm you should be OK. I think the cost is R200 for an escort at the moment, but confirm that when you arrange the escort.
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Re: Suggested roads to view game in Bergendal

Unread post by Rooies » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:46 am

Not many choices. Take the S110 and visit Matjulu waterhole, come back and take the S120 Steilberg road. Lots of beautiful views from the S120. If you have time, proceed on the H3, turn right on the S118, S119 and come back via the S114. But, like all roads, take it slowly, or as they say in Swahili, 'pole pole'
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Re: Suggested roads to view game in Bergendal

Unread post by ruud » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:36 am

Hi and welcome on the forum Chiraaz,

we are just back from a 2 weeks stay in Kruger. And the main road to Berg en dal can be very productive.
We saw ellies buffs but also a large pack of wild dogs. We can recommend the S114 and S25 (unfortunatelly the bridge near Biyamiti is still closed..... :evil: ) but good chance for lions. We saw 4 beautifull big male lions in the early morning. The s118 and S119 with Gardeniahide, are very nice to do. Leopard area but also rhino's.
Steilberg is a beatifull road to do but we were not very lucky with sightings, just zebra's.
Have a nice trip!!
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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:49 pm

Well done Stephen Nel and team! Camp of the Year award (again)!!!! :congrats:
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Re: Berg-en-dal Surroundings recommendation

Unread post by isinkwe » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:33 pm

Suggestion
Be the first at the gate opening time(or try,it is the best time of day)
straight out B n D gate on S110(tar road)
T junction , Left onto H3(tar)
1st right S114(sand Road)
3rd left S119(sand road)
Gardenia Hide ( excellent place to stop and have break) (take own flask and maybe a buiscuit)
1st right onto S114(sand road)
1st left onto H2-2(sand road)
Right onto H3(tar road)
Arrive at Afsaal(unsaddle) - Can you find the Scops Owl? (take your own food or buy there)
After a break turn right H3 (tar)
2nd right onto S112(dirt)- you will find the Stephens Hamilton Memorial- magic place - enjoy the quiet
T junction
turn right(S114) dirt road
5th right onto S121(dirt road)
T junction- turn left onto H3 (tar)
1st Right (S120)- (sand road)Steilberg- Afrikaans for Steep Mountain
T junction
turn right(S110)
T junction -
If you turn right here-less than a kilometer you will find a Cul de sac with a water point( Matjulu)
After that follow S110 back to tar road, turn left , B n D is now 50 meters in front of you.
Now enjoy an ice cream back @ camp

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Re: Berg-en-dal Surroundings recommendation

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:27 am

Don't drive the Steilberg route if you do not have a 4x4 :shock: My Casper the friendly Corsa took some punishment :(
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Re: Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp feedback

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:21 am

Did you have a look at the sightings Here

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Re: Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp feedback

Unread post by ladylucy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:31 pm

Hi bushhugger, my SO and self stayed at BED in November and were very pleased with the accommodation and sightings in the area. The cottage I beleive it was no 27 was extremely comfortable and close to the perimeter fence and the rhimo trail. it was very clean with a lovely covered outside area. the staff were very friendly and efficient. :clap: :clap: We didnt use the restaurant so cant comment on that. We are hoping to pay a return visit sometime in 2013. Have a good time.

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Re: Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp feedback

Unread post by Hippotragus » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:25 pm

Hi bushhugger.

Berg-en-dal is a very well-run camp with nice accommodation. The staff are friendly and efficient. The area has good sightings and is very pretty.

One word of warning, however, be very aware of the vervet monkeys. They will help you unpack your car when you arrive (don't leave the car boot/doors open between trips taking stuff to chalet) and will sneak into your chalet if you leave the door/s open for a moment - especially if you are standing at the braai.

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by GlenD » Tue May 07, 2013 3:51 pm

Ian Grant wrote:Hi All

I will be going to B&D for the first time in roughly 20yrs, in June.

Having not been in the area for some time, other than passing through, I am unaware of the best sundowner spots (Alcohol free, of course :whistle:) close to camp.

Can anyone recommend the best place to stop off, for a quiet few minutes right at the end of the day?



Matjulu waterhole about 4-5km from camp on the S110


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