The fridge was not working and was only replaced after we complained. Squirrels made a hole in the roof. One of them even dropped her baby on our bed! After the staff closed that hole, the squirrels just made another hole next to it. We found grass all over our bed and they ate the fruit in the kitchen. Maintenance is really not done properly.
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The staff members were very friendly and helpful and they tried to assist us immediately, but the experience was not good for the price of accommodation in these chalets! Below is the letter i sent to SAN Parks Customer Services after our stay in Feb We have been visiting the Kruger Park regularly for over 20 years and this is the first time I have felt the need to write such a letter.
We recently spent 4 days at Berg en Dal Restcamp and I would like to give you some feedback from our experience. Our party consisted of 30 people my husband and I had just gotten married and this was a group trip with our overseas wedding guests and we booked a variety of accommodation including several bungalows and family cottages, the JC Le Roux guesthouse and the Rhino lodge.
I was appalled at the state of disrepair of the Rhino lodge photos attached Paint and plaster have come off of the walls in the bedrooms, bathroom and living room and has clearly been in this state for some time as there is a layer of black mould on the bare plaster in the bathroom. The sorry state of the bathrooms can be seen in my attached photos.
Members of our party was staying in a bungalow which stank of cigarette smoke. The sliding door would also not open more than an inch without popping out from the door frame. Many members of our party noted that the linen was worn, frayed and torn and that the towels were thin and discoloured. We had planned this trip with friends and family from overseas for a long time and spent a lot of money! I did ask to speak to the Manager at reception and was offered an email address if I wanted to complain.
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Date of stay: March Room tip: keep your eyes open! Trip type: Travelled with family. Ask Simon S about Berg-en-Dal. See all reviews. Nearby Hotels. Pestana Kruger Lodge. View Hotel. Free parking. La Kruger Lifestyle Lodge. Free Wifi. Visit hotel website. Foxy Crocodile Bush Retreat. Skukuza Rest Camp. Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate. Special offer. Hospitality and Tourism Academy -Hotel. Belgrace Boutique Hotel. Shingala Guest House.
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Machai Lodge Hazyview. Rhino Walking Safaris. View more hotels in Kruger National Park. Reviews Write a Review. Filter reviews. Traveller rating. Excellent Very good Also prominent are the stately tamarind and sausage trees, rising up with regal presence. This habitat is favored by a wide variety of herbivores for the generous shade and food these trees provide. Giraffe can be seen gliding through the gnarled treetops, casually browsing the twisted thorny branches with purposeful care.
Impala are also commonly seen here, delicately picking their way through the undergrowth and pausing nervously at the slightest suspicion of danger. Squads of banded mongoose scurry through clearings in the underbrush.
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Keep your eye open for leopards; although rare, it is possible to see these aristocratic cats lounging in the treetops - clothed in a camouflage attire of spots that blend perfectly with the dappled sunlight of leafy branches. In every tour and guide book you will undoubtedly find a description of Lake Manyara that references 'the famous tree climbing lions'.
Most of these publications and write-ups seem to indicate that Manyara is a very special place as you can easily see these rare tree-climbing lions. It is true that there are lions in Manyara and they have been known to climb trees. However, this behavior is not special or endemic to Manyara. Lions are commonly seen climbing trees in both the Serengeti and Tarangire. Additionally, lions in Lake Manyara are generally very difficult to spot. The truth is that you will generally have a better chance of seeing lions in trees in the Serengeti as opposed to Lake Manyara.
It is thought that tree climbing behavior may be related to the avoidance of parasites and diseases from biting insects and wet and muddy conditions on the ground. Throughout the acacia woodlands you will see a beautiful species of gardenia, otherwise known as Jove's Thunderbolt tree. The waxy white flowers of Jove's Thunderbolt have a sweet fragrance that hangs heavily in the air around the trees, and the peculiar ridged fruit this tree produces is a special delicacy to elephants.
The specific name of Jove's Thunderbolt tree is based on an ancient Angolan belief that the tree provides protection from lightning, although it is not clear why. Large areas of shrubland are also common here, including the bright green Toothbrush Tree and Grey-leaved Cordia which rarely exceed three meters in height.
The prickly thickets of this shrubland are the favorite hangout of the small but charming dik-dik, a tiny antelope that finds protection in the thorny bush. Elephants commonly trump through these thickets and woodlands, fanning themselves with their giant Africa-shaped ears. In fact, Lake Manyara boasts one of the highest elephant concentrations in all of Africa. In their book Among the Elephants, Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton document their historical writings of these giant beasts.
Among the Elephants details the first long-term study of elephants in the wild, and this study was conducted in Lake Manyara National Park. Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton spent several years living in Lake Manyara and gradually became accepted by many of Manyara's estimated elephants. Elephant behavior and biology are discussed in detail along with Iain and Oria's adventures in Manyara as they become intertwined in the trials and tribulations of various resident elephant families.