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 Post subject: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Hi there

We will be travelling through various parks in May this year and had planned on buying a wildcard for the first time but after reading all the threads we are now very confused about the best way forward. Our first SANPark stop will be Garden Route National Park and we had read that you can't buy a wildcard at the gate so will probably have to buy it online before we leave the UK. Is this information correct - it would be easier if we could buy the card at the gate ....

Should we wait until after the January mass mailout has finished or do you recommend that we purchase the card as soon as possible. (obviously we don't want to have the card to early as we may be lucky and get the chance to return before the year is up)

Any information would be very gratefully received :D

Russ & icurrie

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:37 am 
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Hi Russ,

Apparently the cards are not going to be send before the second half of February and it might even be a bit later than that.
You have two options:
Buy your wildcard through internet just before you leave, update your details and print out the confirmation letter that will arrive in the mail.
With that letter you can get into every park that is a member of the SanParks.

Or just buy your card at the gate, but then you will still have to have internet access to update your details and print out the confirmation letter.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Hi Michel367

Thanks for that, do you mean we have to wait for confirmation by post of by email?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:56 pm 
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:hmz: You double posted....

I just answered you.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:43 am 
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I contacted SANparks HQ beginning of Feb and was told the new wildcards would only be posted to Wildcard members by the end of March. I was also told they would be posted by end of December 2010 when I called early December.

Will have to wait and see I guess... :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:40 am 
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Has anyone successfully used the wild card LETTER for entry to Table mountain national park or the Kwazulu Natal parks?

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:53 am 
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Has anyone received their new Wildcard yet?
Please let us know when it arrives.
I have updated my details but am not receiving any emails that some subscribers seem to be getting.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:57 am 
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Hi Kite.
If you have not received a conformation mail it means that your details have not been updated. Had that a few times myself too.
You need to keep on trying until you get a conformation mail. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:41 am 
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Thanks Michel 367,
I was able to print out the confirmation letter when I updated .
Firstly , the letter says it expires on 31 December. Are people still using these expired letters for successful entry? If you can confirm this I will be very grateful.
Secondly, I thought that some people are getting news emails from wildcard. Maybe this is not the case.
I have not received a wild magazine from Wildcard, but was pleasantly surprised to get a shortened version of it with my Getaway magazine that has just arrived in the post.
I am losing hope that I will receive a new card in time for a trip in a few weeks time.
Kite.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed - new Wildcard
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:48 am 
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Mine says that too, but I am still getting through the gate every time. :lol:

No problems at all. :thumbs_up:


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