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Re: Safari tents

Unread post by BushKrazy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:13 pm

I stayed in Safari tents in Tamboti, Croc Bridge and Lowers Sabie a week ago and was only cold in CB. Take a hot water bottle and use the electric blanket and you will be fine.

They are awesome to stay in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Safari tents

Unread post by Jarodd » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:55 am

I have a question regarding the safari tents - how hot are they in December? My son and I are going for 7 days in December at Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge - can't wait. It will be a totally new experience as we have never stayed in them before, but I do wonder about the heat.

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Re: Safari tents

Unread post by ndloti » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:21 am

If the sun is not obscured by clouds it is very hot from about 9am till midnight or even later .
You may experience a few days of overcast weather to make it bearable , otherwise keep your t - shirts wet and at night cover yourself with a wet sheet .
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Unread post by Joao » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:31 pm

Come rain or shine, hot or cold, the safari tents are great. :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by Leanawel » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:58 pm

The tents are great - there is a big fan inside the tent and I am sure you will enjoy every minute. The tents are really stylish and comfortable, especially when you are used to pitching your own tent.

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Re: Safari tents

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:03 pm

Joao wrote:There are two tents next to the fence at Croc Bridge and four tents next to the fence at Skukuza.

And 4 at Letaba. Nos 7 & 8 at Croc Bridge & 4-7 at Letaba.
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Re: Safari tents

Unread post by GlenD » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:15 pm

The tent I stayed in at Skukuza had a fan inside it that was the size of a turboprop and had the noise and thrust to match, ....... so at least you will have a little bit of air circulation, albeit similar to an inflating jumping castle :wink:

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Re: Safari tents

Unread post by LizzieO » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:53 pm

Good Afternoon

We stayed in No 4 in Letaba in December 2010. It was 42C during the day and it stayed like that during the
night in the tent, the fan just circulated the hot air. We sat outside on the veranda the whole night,
listening to the sounds and wishing for a breeze. The tents are a great experience :thumbs_up: but for this year December :D we booked aircon bungalows, the heat was just unbearable last year.

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Re: Safari tents

Unread post by Joao » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:08 pm

I have stayed in tents at Punda, Tamboti, Letaba, Skukuza and Croc Bridge but my best experience was the tents at Punda. They have a great elevated view and are far away from all the other accommodation.

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Re: Safari tents : info

Unread post by coisjvr » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:52 am

What is the best safari tent to stay in at Letaba when taking the view and shade into consideration?
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Re: Safari tents : info

Unread post by bushbuck87 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:31 pm

Hi coisjvr
The best tents are Nos 4-5-6-7 and 8 which are along the fence which is patroled by animals day and night. The ablution block and kitchen are behind the tents. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Safari tents : info

Unread post by tent dweller » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:47 pm

We stayed in a safari tent in July 2012 in Tamboti (tent number 3) for 7 nights ,cold but not unbearable, no creepy crawlies maybe because it was winter,we did hear something creeping around at night, might have been the honey badger or civet that are regular visitors, we are booked to stay in Letaba and Tamboti in Dec 2013, both in a safari tent again

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safari tent braais

Unread post by caravan5557 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:27 pm

:cam: Do they have braai facilities next to the Safari Tent accommodation.

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Re: safari tent braais

Unread post by Hugh » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:28 pm

Yes they do 5557!
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Re: safari tent braais

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:36 pm

:thumbs_up: Elizabeth/Hugh :D
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and also the other safari tent pics in great topic, caravan5557 8)
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