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Unread postby HermanPienaar » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:19 am

I've booked a chalet at Nossob. Can anyone recommend a specific unit?
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Unread postby woodsy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:17 pm

Hi , We have visited the park over many years and are now retired .How come there is no pentioners discount between May and October ? in the Kagalagadi ? Seems that GREED has come to be the way to go for SanParks ,We have done our bit in life and must now be relagated to the "hind tit " so that only those who are earning " big bucks' are allowed in the so called shoulder season or high season , this is an appalling disconcern for the older folks !!! Do only the fatcats deserve to enjoy Gods Bounty ? :( :( :redface:

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Unread postby Hippotragus » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:53 pm

Hi woodsy - I will answer your query as I understand it. Maybe someone from SANParks can also shed some more light on it.

The Pensioners' Discount is offered in "off-peak" times - i.e. not in Government school holidays, long weekends, public holidays, Fridays and Saturdays. The KTP has become so popular that there are really no "off-peak" periods. We have just been up there and there was not a bed to be had anywhere - even camping space.

We love KTP and will continue to go when it suits us, despite having to pay the full amount (if we can be lucky enough to even get a booking!).

We do, however, try to only go in off-peak periods to other SANParks - Kruger, Marakele, the Cape parks etc. and can save money that way. The discount can be considerable, depending on park/camp and time of year.
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Unread postby Jonkers » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:14 pm

I was wondering too Hippotragus if there is ever a low or off season in KTP. It is always difficult to get a booking in the popular winter months. I think one could see at the occupancy percentage over a couple of years which months are the less favourite. If I could guess it could be the hot February month, but then again there will be travellers fleeing the winter in their home country.

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Unread postby Pitsi » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:29 pm

Hi there,

I understand that the consensus is to stock up on supplies at Upington.

However, we are planning on going to Ai-Ais for a week and then to return to South Africa through Mata-Mata. We already have camping booked at Mata-Mata for two nights, and another two nights at Twee-Rivieren. So now I'm wondering: Does anybody have any suggestions where the best place in Namibia is to stock up?
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Unread postby Goronta » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:46 pm

Since Jan left,do you know if there is still ongoing operations to give clothes or any school items as we did before.
I'd like to offer some clothes during my next visit in july.
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Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:56 pm

there is still the opportunity... I gave some things at the general office :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby barryels » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:00 am

Goronta wrote:Since Jan left,do you know if there is still ongoing operations to give clothes or any school items as we did before.
I'd like to offer some clothes during my next visit in july.
Thanks for your answer :thumbs_up:


Hi Goronta,

The current Tourism Manager of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is Mr. Ben van Eeden :thumbs_up: .

As anne-marie said, KTP is still involved with the school project and the general office will accept donations as in the past :thumbs_up: .

anne-marie wrote:there is still the opportunity... I gave some things at the general office :thumbs_up:


anne-marie,

Thank you for the advice :D .
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby barryels » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:14 am

Pitsi wrote:Hi there,

I understand that the consensus is to stock up on supplies at Upington.

However, we are planning on going to Ai-Ais for a week and then to return to South Africa through Mata-Mata. We already have camping booked at Mata-Mata for two nights, and another two nights at Twee-Rivieren. So now I'm wondering: Does anybody have any suggestions where the best place in Namibia is to stock up?


Hi Pitsi,

I did request SANParks PR to give us the information you need.

Just a heads up of what you can bring into SA in the meantime, please read Here.
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby NadiaL » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:20 am

Hi Pitsi,

On your way from Ai/Ais to Mata Mata, Keetmanshoop is the biggest town where you can stock up. Keetmanshoop is 260km from Mata Mata. There are also fully stocked shops at Mata Mata and Nossob where you can buy items. You will also have the luxury to order freshly baked bread and "roosterkoeke" at both these camps.

I hope this info is sufficient.

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:59 am

Hi Pitsi,

I'm not sure on what day you plan to shop in Namibia??

Please note the Keetmanshoop Spar trading hours

Trading Hours:
Mon-Fri: 08h00 - 18h30
Sat: 08h00 - 13h00
Sun: Closed - Closed


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