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 Post subject: Camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:39 pm 
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We have booked a camping site for 3 nights in Satara during September school holiday. This will be our first camping trip ever and I need all the advise I can get. I am sure there are lost of people out there that can give us good advise on what to remember. Please help! I am totally out of my comfort zone.


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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:48 pm 
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The I wanna go camping might be of help to you, KarenB ?
Wishing you a great new adventure :D

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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:51 pm 
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KarenB, just remember you need to be organized and don't take things that are unnecessary, I think the following things are the important things: camp chairs, fold up camp table, sleeping bags, headtorches (1 for each member of the camping party),a plastic box/crate with all your crockery and cutlery, a dishcloth/drying cloth, strong tent pegs, mosquito repellent, sunblock, a good camera, good binoculars, a Kruger map and lastly but most importantly a LOVE for the Kruger, wishing you a good trip with fantastic sightings. 8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
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KarenB, I agree with TD, do not take more than you will need otherwise you will spend ages packing and unpacking and searching for stuff. One is kept busy in Kruger so you do not need a great deal other than the basics to provide comfort.

As far as using public ablutions, there is a family bathroom in the new block at Satara, also think of what will make the experience of a first time comfy - wearing slops when showering, if you fussy about the loos, you can buy toilet seat spray etc. A browse around an outdoor shop will give you ideas.

And September in Kruger can be windy and especially so Satara, so ensure you peg down tents and do not leave items that can blow away outside when you are not there - such as towels.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
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KarenB,

Can you let us know what you have available for camping and from there we can advise on what you left out. Just thinking of mattresses and the very important pump. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
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KarenB, have a read through This Topic lots and lots of great info in there!

also another one Here

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