Mopani Rest Camp

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:52 pm

I have seen sunsets and sunrises in a lot of parts in the world and they are not less beautiful than any SA Sunset or Sunrise.

Choosing between KNP and KTP is as everywhere else....depending on the weather, temperatures and general meteorological circumstances.
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Post by Alf » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:40 am

To refresh the minds of our members on the donor units inside our parks.....

This family cottage no 11 that we stayed in was a donor unit.

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Then when we realized Mr. field ranger pulled into the cottage next to us. (all by himself a 6 bed family cottage)

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So my question once again......... did he pay for it -O-

The first thing I did was to check the availability sheets to see how many of these units were open that night

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3 of these cottages with a view were available and no 4beds with a view so I assume they gave this 6 bed unit to the field ranger to use for the night

So do they clean this unit the next day after he left or do they think it was unoccupied -O-

Maybe I don't want to know the answer of that question O/
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Re: Letaba Rest Camp

Post by leachy » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:41 am

leachy wrote:
Alf wrote: Then when we realized Mr. field ranger pulled into the cottage next to us. (all by himself a 6 bed family cottage)

is this a problem if it is available ????

So my question once again......... did he pay for it

maybe he got it for free? maybe he paid? who knows???? is it that important as there were units available? if we don't know the circumstances behind him occupying the unit then................

The first thing I did was to check the availability sheets to see how many of these units were open that night

clever investigative stuff mr alf



3 of these cottages with a view were available and no 4beds with a view so I assume they gave this 6 bed unit to the field ranger to use for the night

So do they clean this unit the next day after he left or do they think it was unoccupied -O-

are there keys for the unit? if so, i am certain that housekeeping would be aware of the fact that the unit was allocated to someone
do you think that this chap just wondered around the camp until he found a vacant unit that was unlocked and just pulled in for the night ?


Maybe I don't want to know the answer of that question O/

I wasn't impressed to see this :-? :-? :-? :-?

but it was our last night in the park.




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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Post by okie » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:38 am

Hmmmm..... I do not really see what the fuss is all about 0*\
As far as I know , Sanparks provide free accommodation for all their staff . Now , I suppose therefore , this ranger would have a bungalow/house/tent somewhere in the park , from where he is based , and it would be expected that he uses this accommodation whenever he is ( off-duty ) , and in the vicinity of his base village/camp .
But what happens if he is sent to another camp in another part of the park and not within easily/quickly reached travelling distance of his " base ".
Sanparks still need to supply him with a place to put down his head for the night , and surely , why not let him sleep in available accommodation -O-
He may be a senior ranger , and surely it cannot be expected for him to go and sleep in a bunk-bed in the local staff quarters 0*\
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Post by Flutterby » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:52 pm

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Post by Richprins » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:06 am

Some Camp Residents by Blutuna - 2014:


https://www.africawild-forum.com/viewto ... 7&start=40

BluTuna wrote:
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:35 pm


At Mopane, I spied this splendid grasshopper in the garden bed near the pond.
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Then, after a pretty good breakfast on the balcony overlooking the dam, we went on the Great Trek........
BluTuna wrote:
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:00 pm
Day 1 continued.

The Great Trek.


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Let's go on the Eco Trail! What a great idea! We emerged (seemingly) days later at the far end of the camp, hot and sweaty having almost gotten lost a couple of times where the trail seemed to vanish. The path also got pretty rough from time to time and we struggled along in our sandals which aren't designed for hill climbing.

On the plus side, I did get some Dragonfly pictures.
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This one's a Banded Groundling.
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And I think this one is a Red Basker.
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Aside from the myriad Dragonflies, I also managed a couple of Hoppers.
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And a Brown Pansy Butterfly.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Post by Richprins » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:13 am

BluTuna wrote:
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:11 pm


The afternoon drive started with a visit to Mopane Camp where I found some more interesting stuff in the flower bed.

Some more Dragonflies.
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A Beetle.
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Then, a bit of a surprise as this suddenly appeared about half a metre away! A Western Stripe-bellied Sand Snake.
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A panorama of one of the best views in the Park.
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And a very nice sunset.
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Post by Peter Betts » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:59 am

Definitely the hut with the best view in Kruger ..Hut 51 at Mopani Camp ..taken at sunset ..a few years ago when we had money and stayed in huts that trip
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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Post by Alf » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:05 am

Amazing sun set ^Q^ ^Q^
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................(stop thinking, next trip booked)

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Re: Mopani Rest Camp

Post by Flutterby » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:43 am

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