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Budget Tent Camp recommendation near Johannesburg needed!

Budget Tent Camp recommendation near Johannesburg needed!

Mar 29th, 2004, 01:53 PM
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Budget Tent Camp recommendation near Johannesburg needed!

Can anyone recommend a "Tent" or small chalet camp in a nature reserve or game park for under <$300 US/night within about 4 hrs. drive from Johannesburg? I am having a hard time finding anything this inexpensive for next Dec.. Thank You. (I meant to post to S. Africa topic the 1st time!)
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Mar 29th, 2004, 06:28 PM
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I'm sure there are plenty of camps within 4 hours of Joberg. Hopefully someone can give you more names. I can recommend one of the places I stayed -
Mashatu, mashatu.com. I was there in Aug03.

I believe it's around 4 hours north of Johannesburg in southern Botswana. You drive to the SA border and park your car there. Mashatu sends a driver to pick you up and transport you to the camp.

Their site shows the rates to be $140.US pp. for the tented camp (that's where I stayed).
I had a wonderful time there and saw lots of game and took lots of pictures. The game driver, Daniel, and the spotter, Solomon, were very good. They found a leopard on 3 game drives and we also saw 2 month old baby lions, lots of elephants, hyena, giraffe, lots of stuff!

Good luck!

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Mar 30th, 2004, 12:07 AM
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Hi juliejj,

I found this accommodation web page in South Africa: www.roomsforafrica.com
maybe you find something here.

Enjoy South Africa
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Mar 30th, 2004, 01:44 AM
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Hello, I suggest to try www.accommodationwebsites.com there is destination travel guide. just choose south africa, then go further and there will be lots of places to stay. and what I like is I can find direct sites in lots of countries.
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Mar 31st, 2004, 07:04 AM
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Thanks everyone!
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