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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:20 pm 
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You can do a request via Mopani camp and maybe just ask for one of the larger stands with easier access.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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IBmit wrote:
kiyasmum wrote:
How do we book a particular stand? We are coming to the camp in September and have booked but, have not asked for a particular stand. We will be driving a Vista motor home and will need a stand easy to get on and off.

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Your best bet would be 27 or 28.


Thanks but how do I go about making sure I get stand 27 or 28?


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Best to email Mopani and give them 3 options from most preferred and two others should that already be booked, and your reservation number. Tell them why you want a certain type of stand.

Contact details are here:- http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/camps/camp-tel.php

Camp map here

27 and 28 are big stands and easily accessible.

We love 3, but it is a bit of a squeeze.

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 Post subject: Advice on possible sites for a tent
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:07 pm 
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Hey all!

I am counting down the days till my long awaited break-away! 5-14 Aug 2014!!

Have 3 nights in Maroela
3 Nights in Shingwedzi
And most importantly 4 nights in Tsendze

I will be camping in a tent and was just wondering if anybody had a few suggestions on a possible site for Tsendze.
I can't remember the site number from my last years trip, it was great though, so will try find that one first on my way to Mopani.

But would appreciate any suggestions.

Also on my first two camps, if anyone knows of good sites for a tent?

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Site no 3 for Tsendze - especially if you are tenting. No doubt in my mind :D We have stayed in it before. Faces the fence and is very private. You should try and reserve a site asap.

For the other two, I suggest getting to the camps around 9am. Most campers pack up and move off early in the day and that is usually when the best sites are open. We always go for a fence site if we can.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Boslaaitie wrote:
good morning.... just requested my campsite for next year july in tsendze. I will be there for 4 nights. I got site number 13 because 2, 26 was already taken. Did not read mush on the topic of campsite 13. would like to know if some of u can tell me how it is. we will be 2 camping in a tent.

Would like to know tings like
1. is it close te the fence?
2. we dont mind but hou private is it?
3. is there some nice shade?

first time to tsendze so looking forward to your comments.

thaks alot :D


Boslaaite,


It is not next to the fence and surounded by other sites, although quite private. No one will walk pass you but the neighbours next to you are not far off.

You will find it has lots of shade. I will check again on the numbers next to you, but I think it is 8 and 9.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Thanx dinkybird. Son godin acording to the map it shows it is against the fence bit if you say its not i will look for something els. 3 and 26is taken. What els is nice sites against the fence and with some shape?


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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Totally understand Kruger fever :) And best to book a site as early as you can.

We have stayed on 25, it is not too big, and not that shady if I recall, but was nice and we had a view of the fence, but it is not right on the fence. Looking at the map, 22 and 24 look good too.

No. 3 is first prize in my book, but you say it is booked.

I will look tho my Tsendze pics and see what I can see to show you.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Afternoon Boslaaitjie

We have camped on stand no 5 and stand no 6 previously and they are next to the fence. Had an elefant charging my then to be son in law when he was standing outside the tent and the elefant was gracing on the outside side of the fence. He got quite a scare ........

Stands 5 and 6 could be a bit crouwded if when the camping parties consist of to many people, but it also depend on how you set up camp.

What i can remember from April's visit is that stand 13 is quite away from the fence with trees and grass in between.

But that should not be a detergent, being in Kruger and camping in Tsendze is all what count.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Hi Bospelle!

We stayed 10 days at #26 last year during March, but it was way to busy for us with the bathrooms right there, loop road and neighbours in clear view, big space and the huge tree was nice, but don't think I would choose that one again or for that matter any of the sites on that side of the camp again. We had neighbours both sides the whole time, hearing every cell phone conversation because it's so quite, while the rest of the camp was empty... BTW, MTN had great reception while Vodacom not, so we had no incoming calls, but our MTN neighbours had :wall: :wall: :wall:

Scouting the camp, I liked #13. It has a bit of bush between you and and fence, but their is a short path leading to the fence 20 or 30 meters away. I liked the site because it was far from the bathrooms, not a loop road and only neighbours to one side and lots of shade. We took our chairs and had our sundowners here at the fence and spotted lots of game every afternoon, maybe because it was so quite on this side of the camp. Here at #13 other side the fence is a huge tree were a Verroux's Eagle Owl spend a lot of time and even made a kill. So I'm very tempted to take 13 next time... if 3 is not available...

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Good morning great people,sorry for not posting on the line,my line for Vodacom here is too bad this this time,am MTN network for now,it looks good,I also try to look mtn moderm at Phalaborwa I didn't find it as I was there nearly late,but I hope and believe that I will get it to use on my laptop,

Rodgerh back on action at Tsendze line again,and still saying that,NO BABOONS AND MONKEYS HERE AT THE CAMPSITE Tsendze,I love you all out there.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Good to see you back on line again Rodger! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Rodger :dance: Good to see you again. I tried to whats app you too. Has your number changed? If so, can you send me your new number via PM?

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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Three male Lions was following the buffalos half way to Tsendze loop and Phalaborwa turn off,but from Tsendze 12km,at Tsendze Rustic Campsite today two scopes owl at site 2,two Barred owl at site 22,and two pearl-spotted near my house,feel free to visit at Tsendze,me Rodgerh and Elina we here to help you,by showing you the owls here at campsite.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsendze Rustic Camp
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wilmaw wrote:
Was anyone one here at Tsendze, perhaps Roger can give more info, I heard that an elephant was inside Tsendze camp one night this week?

Hi wilmaw,yes he was at camp,but he was near our house and back to the bush,he didn't go down to the sites,even this evening he was in,no one knows that he was in again this evening,he very quiet when he is in the camp,near our house again,he don't make trouble he is just come in and out again Wilmaw,feel free to visit us here at Tsendze to feel the Rustic of Tsendze.

80 meters away from the camp towards Mopani site the's vultures on top of the trees,if everyone close to the camp or going to Mooiplaas picnic,you will see them well tomorrow the 25\08\2014

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