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One more question about Boundary Hill

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One more question about Boundary Hill

(and other "cliffside" accommodations)

I'm liking the isolation and size, but he's thinking about the animals.

From looking at BH's position on the escarpment, Mr S wonders if you lose the reality of the animals all around you? At a place on flatter ground, like TSL, would we see more wild things wandering close by? And isn't that the experience we all want?

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Sorry I haven't stayed at BH so can't comment. Certainly at TSL we had animals wandering through the camp, elephants, impala, zebra, warthogs, waterbuck, dik dik. Great photo opportunities. Also great views of animals out across the NP. Lovely pictures of the sunrise too.

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Me neither. TSL is also semi 'cliffside' as it overlooks the river but Wildlife does enter camp too as it is not fenced. Lion and Leopard too. My last trip I had to be late for Dinner as two Lions were mating on my doorstep. I was hungry and not into voyeurism but I had to leave them to get on with it.

Having said that BH does not have fences either so maybe folks who have stayed there could chip in with their sitings?

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When we were there in 2009 there was nothing wandering through camp except our family and the people that worked there. The experience was more about looking out over the valley and seeing animals beneath you. Once it got dark you could see where people had fires across the valley and you could hear cattle. I have not stayed at TSL but I think most of their accommodations are tents where you might be able to hear when things wander through at night verses BH which is bungalows.

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When you say cliffside, BH is really cliffside. On the top of a hill with the rooms perched on the edges. It is small, so the animals move a little away from it, but there are klipspringers...little antelope guys who like the hill top. elephants migrate below, birds abound and where else do you have such a loo with a view?

On the access road, there is a built up reception room, much like it was carved out of rock. This would keep bigger animals out. However, when on my walk, I suddenly had to young men holding my hand and running with me through the long grasses. No tip top through the tulips of flower child activities. We were getting down wind from the bull elephant who was about 50 metres away.

So there are animals around but the camps are designed quite differently. BH deliberately to make less impact on the environment including the animals.

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