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Storms River Area- What's it like?

Old Nov 24, 17, 9:12 am
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Storms River Area- What's it like?

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Thanks for your reply. What did you think of Storms river area? We will be staying there a few days on our next trip.
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Old Nov 24, 17, 12:53 pm
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HAPPY-
Thanks for your reply. What did you think of Storms river area? We will be staying there a few days on our next trip.
We went in off season in 3rd week of August so the area was very uncrowded because the water was too cold for swimming despite some brave kids still played in shallow lagoon area. We booked the Oceanette that was a studio with a very large terrace style balcony facing the sea without any structure in between. It was great. The facility was refurbished, everything was clean and the kitchen was quite functional. The only downside for us was we went to the Cattle Barron (the only restaurant on site and you would find it at Skukuza camp as well) to have seafood dinner. Because it was off season, the foods were not very fresh. We should have bought foods and wine at grocery store on the way in so we would actually enjoy our dinner much more.
There are short and long walking trails from the camp. Though we did not go to the swing bridge (too long a walk / climb to us.)

After dark, thanks to no light pollution, the stars in the sky were incredible.

There is zip lining activity in nearby forest. A friend and her boyfriend went in July and they did the activity. We just went to see the Big Tree in the same area after we checked out Storm River,, on our way continued to the East. We have done the Garden Route from East to West in 2015. This time we did the opposite direction.

If your visit is Summer time, pretty sure you would have a less enjoyable experience primarily due to huge crowds.

About Kruger - What we saw last year and what we saw this year - vastly different, all because of how much rain the area received before the visits which were at around the same period of the year, only 2 weeks apart with this year 2 weeks earlier than last year. Very amazing seeing a completely different landscape, plus the animals were so much "fuller" thanks to lots of foods this year.
The security measure getting in and out of Kruger gates now is much tighter than last year therefore very slow - sometimes took 30 to 45 min to get through. Plan accordingly.
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