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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby DRIESV » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:57 pm

What are the rules re overnight visitors swimming at a camp if you're not a resident in that particular camp??
We're staying at Tamboti in December and naturally we swim at Orpen.
What if we go to Nwanetsi or Timbavati for brunch and return via Satara and stop for a swim to cool down before returning to Tamboti late afternoon ?? Last year we did it and nobody stopped us, but while we were laying there I noticed that HR's were stopping people at the gate to check whether they were day visitors or not. There was one man and his family who had a heated argument with them and eventually even the camp manager got involved. The man showed them papers and I heard him say that as an overnight visitor he can swim where he wants.
Can someone please give clarity as I will also not be amused if I'm turned away.

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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:18 pm

I always assumed if you were an overnight visitor you could swim in any of the pools but I might be wrong so let me see if I can get an official response for you. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Dear Elsa & Dries & others,

Overnight guests in the Park, are most welcome to use swimming pools in other camps during their stay. Please ensure that they keep their travel docket/ permit with them in order to be able to prove this.

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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:06 pm

Thanks for that info Joep, most helpful. :thumbs_up:
Les was enquiring as well.
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby DRIESV » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:32 am

Thanks for the info Joep and your assistance Elsa, it's much appreciated !! :D

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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby RemiE » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:58 am

Thank you for this Joep and Elsa. Is there a specific number to call should there be some misunderstanding between a HR and visitors regarding this in future? I for one won’t want to argue with an HR or any official regarding this I would much rather prefer being able to contact someone directly to rule out any confusion should they arise. I tend to make use of pools at other camps and this year we are at Olifants and would like to go for a cool off at Satara and/or Letaba in particular after our morning drives before we return back to camp.
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:07 pm

No specific number I know of RemiE, other than the advertised 24hour Emergency # or speak to the camp/Hospitality manager of the camp concerned.
But I'm sure it was an isolated incident that the member experienced.
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby RemiE » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:32 pm

:thumbs_up: Thank you Elsa, as Joep suggested also we will travel with our docket/ permit :mrgreen:
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby Moira de Swardt » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:05 pm

Good news to learn that overnight visitors are welcome to use the pools at other camps. I've never used the pools before because my usual modus operandi is to spend all day out of the camp, usually driving to another camp for lunch.

Now we can plan a midday swim to cool down in December's heat. This will be most welcome.
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Re: Camps With Swimming Pools

Unread postby RemiE » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:03 am

Moira de Swardt wrote:Now we can plan a midday swim to cool down in December's heat. This will be most welcome.


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