Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by leachy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:42 am

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no !!!!!!! please..... no.....

no lights !!!!!!!!!

one of the pleasures of this camp is the scarcity of outside lights....

if you want to see whats going on then wear a "head light"
the future is not what it used to be

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by leachy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:44 am

Tent dweller wrote:serval, Richprins and Flutterby 0/* 0/* , I requested number 66 and the requested was "granted", thanks for the advice/info O** O**
:-) :-) :-) :-)

hi tent dweller....

are you going to change your name ???????
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by Flutterby » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:51 am

=O: =O:

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by Tent dweller » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:37 pm

leachy wrote:
Tent dweller wrote:serval, Richprins and Flutterby 0/* 0/* , I requested number 66 and the requested was "granted", thanks for the advice/info O** O**
:-) :-) :-) :-)

hi tent dweller....

are you going to change your name ???????
=O: =O: =O: =O: =O: =O: =O: =O: ,ok I got the info wrong we have been allocated number 63 0*\ 0*\ 0*\

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by Flutterby » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:42 pm

You will still need a light. ;-)

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by Richprins » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:15 pm

Enjoy, Td! O0 ;-)

leachy has a pathological hatred of lights...one can see his point, but what can one do? -O- --00--
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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by Flutterby » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:24 am

Some tips from top wildlife photographer, Chad Wright:

Making the most of the South of Kruger

January 23, 2014 by Chad Wright

Pretoriouskop rest camp (The golden oldie of the south)

Pretoriouskop is mostly used as a stopover point for people who have travelled from far, and the facilities reflect that. The camp may not have the best accommodation, bathrooms and restaurant, but those who have been visiting for many years will tell you there is more to this time old classic than meets the eye.

The area around Pretoriouskop is a lot less dense than the other sections of Kruger, and boasts some amazing sunrises and sunsets (great for landscape photography enthusiasts). From a photographer’s point of view, this is a huge plus given that there are less woody thickets for your subject to hide away in.

Large grasslands mean that there are a fair amount of herds roaming the area, which in turn means there is a decent concentration of predators as well (mainly leopard, hyena and wild dog).

Keep an eye out for rare antelope like sable, oribi, tsessebe, eland and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest that all enjoy the safety of the open terrain.

Best drives:

The small network of loop roads (Fayi loop & S8) starting just to the left of the camp have been known for wild dog sightings in the past, lookout for their dens in the rocky outcrops next to the road that are normally occupied throughout the year. Leopard and cheetah have also been seen patrolling the sand roads first thing in the morning.
Head along the H2-2 to Afsaal picnic site for lunch, it’s a long drive without any stops in between so plan accordingly. Whilst you stretch your legs, try and find one of the resident scops owls that are regularly seen perched in one of the shady trees scattered around the site. The staff are normally nice enough to locate these tiny guys for you and mark the tree trunk with some sort of tape.
One of my favorite short trips is heading up the S7 and back down the S3, stopping at Mestel dam (great for water birds) for a quick look.
Head on the H1-1 all the way to up to Skukuza for brunch or a late lunch, stopping at Shithave dam and the famous Transport dam (where ‘The battle of Kruger’ took place). Leopard and lion frequent this road in the cooler hours of the day.
If you are driving a 4×4, the rough and rugged Madlabantu Adventure Trail might be up your alley.

Things to look for:

Game

Leopard
Hyena (seen patrolling the fences at night)
Wild dog
Rare antelope (sable, oribi, tsessebe, eland and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest)
Elephant
Dwarf mongoose (look for groups of them darting in and out of the grass on the sides of the sand roads)
Waterbuck

Birds
Sunbirds (can be found inside the camp)
Purple crested turaco (can be found inside the camp)
Brown headed parrot (can be found inside the camp)
Scops owl (can be heard all around the camp at night)
Wide variety of raptors
White-backed vulture
Lappet faced vulture

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by Tent dweller » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:29 am

After my previous posts on this page regarding the accommodation for my December 2013 trip, I will never, ever stay in the EH3 accommodation, it was awful, by awful I mean the following: dirty, not maintained at all, dilapidated, our braai was broken (yes we reported it everyday for the 4 days that we stayed in P/Kop), no outside light, our neighbours (all 9 of them in a 3 sleeper) :shock: :shock: took over the whole outside area, it was just awful, tried to get other accommodation but the park was full (that is what we got told). We normally always include P/Kop in our annual holiday but not this year, maybe next O-/

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by Bushcraft » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:43 am

Pity TD

A mate of mine has a similar opinion, but many still think it’s good value for money :-?

He was specifically upset about the ablutions being dirty -O-

I think the huts are lower on the priority list as they are cheaper :O^

9 people in a EH3 :shock: I wonder how they pulled that off O/

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Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

Post by Flutterby » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:51 am

That's terrible TD!!! O/ O/ Did you report your neighbours?

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