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    Default Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Can I fit 2 Bushlapa caravans into one site at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?
    Both camp sites are full when I want to go and can only get site at each. We are 2 vehicles towing Bushlapa's

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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Which site at Tsendze?

    Letaba have some bigger sites and some very small one's. Guess you should hold thumbs to get a bigger one
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Not sure about Tsendze, but at Letaba you pick and choose your own site.
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    TSENDZE RUSTIC - CK6
    LETABA REST CAMP - CK6P

    Hope that means something!

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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTDP View Post
    TSENDZE RUSTIC - CK6
    LETABA REST CAMP - CK6P

    Hope that means something!

    Thanks Guys

    No it just means campsite with power at Letaba and campsite with no power at Tsendze. You need to phone Mopani and find out which stand numbers are available for your dates. At Tsendze you pre-book a site.

    The 6 means max people. If you are less than 6 people you are allowed on one site.
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    No Each site at Tsendze is for ONE caravan or Trailer or Tent and up to 6 people .. If there is a Group of 4 people and 2 caravans then you book Two sites >> they are very strict about this and so they should be ,, 20 Yrs ago when the camp was new there was beautiful Bush but then selfish Peoople just Squashed Groups onto one site even thoufgh they had bookings for seperate sits at booking ..Now the place resembles a Earth Tennis Court such is the damage caused by having half a rig in the bush etc ..I rig per site Letaba yyou can just park next to your mates as the Bush was cleared when the camp was made and Letaba is not a BUSH camp A good booking at Tsendze IF you want 2 caravans together is BOOK Campsite 27 and 28 , they are in the same original clearing but Sadly because of Human Behviour deficiences the Lovely Site 26 which was separate is now part of this new Barren look
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanvdW View Post
    Not sure about Tsendze, but at Letaba you pick and choose your own site.
    Tsendze you get allocated a site

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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTDP View Post
    Can I fit 2 Bushlapa caravans into one site at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?
    Both camp sites are full when I want to go and can only get site at each. We are 2 vehicles towing Bushlapa's
    Moral of the Story is you have to book on time which for Kruger these days is the 1st of the month 11 months in advance @07h30 Mopani will allocate and you will have to Pay for 2 Sites IF they are available and because of late booking the one could be at the other side of the camp as Most regulars like myself book a specific site Like I have done again for our stay of 2 weeks at Tsendze in Aug/Sept otherwise you wont be allowed in after Checking in at Mopani
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Agree, only one caravan per site allowed.
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    No Each site at Tsendze is for ONE caravan or Trailer or Tent and up to 6 people .. If there is a Group of 4 people and 2 caravans then you book Two sites >> they are very strict about this and so they should be ,, 20 Yrs ago when the camp was new there was beautiful Bush but then selfish Peoople just Squashed Groups onto one site even thoufgh they had bookings for seperate sits at booking ..Now the place resembles a Earth Tennis Court such is the damage caused by having half a rig in the bush etc ..I rig per site Letaba yyou can just park next to your mates as the Bush was cleared when the camp was made and Letaba is not a BUSH camp A good booking at Tsendze IF you want 2 caravans together is BOOK Campsite 27 and 28 , they are in the same original clearing but Sadly because of Human Behviour deficiences the Lovely Site 26 which was separate is now part of this new Barren look
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Thanks very much guys
    BTW: I agree 1 site = 1 caravan
    Just booking late, so my own fault.
    Amazed how full Kruger is, and it's not school holidays

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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTDP View Post
    Thanks very much guys
    BTW: I agree 1 site = 1 caravan
    Just booking late, so my own fault.
    Amazed how full Kruger is, and it's not school holidays
    With some campers coming from CT on an annual basis and the good pricing KNP camping sites your have to be the early bird.

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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Betts View Post
    No Each site at Tsendze is for ONE caravan or Trailer or Tent and up to 6 people .. If there is a Group of 4 people and 2 caravans then you book Two sites >> they are very strict about this and so they should be ,, 20 Yrs ago when the camp was new there was beautiful Bush but then selfish Peoople just Squashed Groups onto one site even thoufgh they had bookings for seperate sits at booking ..Now the place resembles a Earth Tennis Court such is the damage caused by having half a rig in the bush etc ..I rig per site Letaba yyou can just park next to your mates as the Bush was cleared when the camp was made and Letaba is not a BUSH camp A good booking at Tsendze IF you want 2 caravans together is BOOK Campsite 27 and 28 , they are in the same original clearing but Sadly because of Human Behviour deficiences the Lovely Site 26 which was separate is now part of this new Barren look
    Peter, can you please point me to the source of your info, to the effect that only one caravan/trailer/tent is allowed at Tsendze (or any Kruger campsite) Is there a limit on vehicles per site?
    The limit of 6 persons is well known.



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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Peter, can you please point me to the source of your info, to the effect that only one caravan/trailer/tent is allowed at Tsendze (or any Kruger campsite) Is there a limit on vehicles per site?
    The limit of 6 persons is well known.

    Yepp. On camping with the in-laws we usually book two sites for 7 people and it equates to one caravan and two tents. Very often you would find others that has set up their own camp as to "claim" a large extent of a fence adjacent or shade area, forcing us to cram into the space of less than one camp site with the caravan and two tents even though we have booked two sites. Nobody has ever been "strict" with us...

    Edit: Of the "encroaching" campsites, it is often someone with a ###### caravan, double tent and several windbreaker nets set up so that their car can also camp next to the fence.
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Peter, can you please point me to the source of your info, to the effect that only one caravan/trailer/tent is allowed at Tsendze (or any Kruger campsite) Is there a limit on vehicles per site?
    The limit of 6 persons is well known.
    I was too afraid to ask. I could not find reference to such a rule anywhere, but hey, I don't chat with the rangers everyday so know nothing

    There was however a campsite occupied by 2 trailers in December. Tsendze was everything except bare or resembling a tennis court. In fact if I were to be pedantic, I would say it was overgrown. Big difference in foliage between summer months and winter months, that is for sure.

    And there was a stand occupied like New describes as well. Conqueror caravan/trailer (could not see it really) with awnings attached to awnings, shower wings, and, and, and plus the vehicle. Stand 26. They filled the entire campsite and sprawled all the way to road. But only one caravan, luckily. So they were adhering to the 'strict' rule.
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

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    That's not off Sanparks though. Only thing I can find is relating to one "vehicle" per camp site. https://www.sanparks.org/assets/docs...egulations.pdf

    And they are not strict on that either...
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    I cannot speak for caravans but you most certainly can have two tents on site and two vehicles. You pay a fee for the extra vehicle on the site. So if it's so illegal why is there the fee for extra vehicle?
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Peter, can you please point me to the source of your info, to the effect that only one caravan/trailer/tent is allowed at Tsendze (or any Kruger campsite) Is there a limit on vehicles per site?
    The limit of 6 persons is well known.
    There are no real marked out sites at any camp that I know of in Kruger apart from Tsendze where 6 People per site and ONE Trailer or Caravan per site to Try and keep it Pristine ,, Source SANParks Booking Office and my annual experience at that camp since the first week end it started. We once had a snotty crowd that arrived with the correct 1 caravan per site Booking but they had been allocated 3 far sepearte sites as they NEVER requested a site No at booking time with Mopani. No problem to them (we were in our Trailer at 27 but they squashed 3 caravans into tiny 26) Net result they were squashing the Veld all around this site and they sawed off large Branches to fit and their guy ropes were all hammered in amongst my legitimately Parked Trailer> I complained to them and they started to get very aggressive so Speed Dial to my mate the Section Ranger of Mooiplaas Section (That Rangers house on the Koppie overlooking Mopani Camp) and Johan arrived 15 mins later , More Agressive attitude from them ..No problem They were made to hitch up and they were escorted to Phalaborwa Gate by the Ranger..Those Tsende Sites are small and for a reason there is only i vehicle and one Caravan/Trailer allowed on a site . They do allow a 2nd Vehicle at Tsendze but that is an additional charge and they do allow 2 x Pup tents as long as they fit in . My Booking at Tsendze in Sept states any additional Vehicle will be charged for but it looks like they have removed the old wording of 1 caravan etc per site >> I think because as in all things in SA these days Mob rule applies . Bugger the Ex Bush Atmosphere we can do what we please attitude and now all the sites are open to each other through selfish degradation so what the hell bring as many into the camp there is nothing left to destroy . At least I experienced a decade or more of the real Tsendze sad but true

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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    A bit of common sense must also be applied. If everybody pitches up with two caravans/off-road trailers per site what is the place going to look like?
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    Default Re: Can I fit 2 caravans at San Parks Tzendse and Letaba camp sites?

    The one caravan/trailer rule might apply to Tsendze (it makes sense to me and I support it) but it does not apply to other camps. Or at least gets enforced for other camps. Certainly not Letaba and certainly not Shingwedzi, both of which we have camped at numerous times and at different times of the year. In December most sites at Shingwedzi are occupied by more than one trailer and or caravan.

    As long as there are 6 people or less per site, it does not bother me. What is the difference between one 3 berth caravan with 6 people and 2 caravans with 2 or 3 people each.

    It is about the total carrying capacity of the campsite in terms of people. More than the carrying capacity places strain on infrastructure.
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