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 Post subject: Re: Money Matters: ATM - CC - Cash
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:31 pm 
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We definitely used a CC for fuel this last trip in the park and I know Crested Val does regularly as well.


Perfect, thanks!

So I can earn some e-bucks at least!



I believe that Punda maria and Shingwedzi petrol stations are now the only camps that don't take cards. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Money Matters: ATM - CC - Cash
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CV - what cards do Punda Maria and Shingwedzi not take??

I am sure I used my SA Petrol Card at Punda Maria last October with no problems. We are going to Letaba, Shingwedzi and Punda Maria in May and will need to refuel at some stage.

Are you referring to Debit/Credit cards?? I sincerely hope I can use my Petrol Card, as refuelling my bakkie is around R1000 a time and I don't like to carry too much cash.

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 Post subject: Re: Money Matters: ATM - CC - Cash
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Sure they take Petrol cards Hippotragus, :thumbs_up:
its just credit card transactions that Crested Val found they didn't take at those particular 2 camps.

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 Post subject: Re: Money Matters: ATM - CC - Cash
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Thanks Elsa - that's what I thought, but just wanted to check!

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 Post subject: Old issue banknotes
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Hi,

Ahead of a visit to Kruger later this month, I got some Rand from my bank. Most are the new Nelson Mandela notes, but Included were a number of old issue R200 notes (the 2005, fourth issue). Can these still be used in shops, etc, or am I likely to encounter problems with them?


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 Post subject: Re: Old issue banknotes
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They seem to have sorted out the problems with the R200 bank notes, but because yours seem to be very old I would rather change them just to be safe

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 Post subject: Re: Old issue banknotes
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Not sure which generation the 200 Rand note you have. There are new 200 Rand notes. I think there is a wide foil strip.
I think it was back in 2010, I had a stash of old 200 Rand notes but did not know they were no longer valid. It wasn't till we got to Milly's on the way to Kruger that we found out. No bank would change them & no one would accept. Good thing there is a Bank in Skukuza where we could change dollars for Rand.

Only place they could be changed was the Reserve Bank of South Africa in Pretoria. We has to make a slight detour there on our way to the airport at the end of our stay.

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 Post subject: Re: Old issue banknotes
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See this article: http://tinyurl.com/lnaq6we

"The old R200 notes [post-2005] remain legal tender for goods and services. Banks like FNB treats these notes in the same way as any South African banknote. Customers will receive full value for the old series R200 notes and there is no reason for retailers to decline payment from customers presenting these notes," he said.

"However customers presenting much older R200 notes to banks like FNB [pre-2005] will be requested to exchange these at a South African Reserve Bank office."


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 Post subject: Re: Money Matters: ATM - CC - Cash
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Thanks for your replies to my question.


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 Post subject: Re: Money Matters: ATM - CC - Cash
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Hi all,

What are prices like once in the Kruger, as I am wondering how much to budget for food and drink for 2 adults. I am guessing we will braii most nights so will bring some supplies with us, but will also probably grab breakfast/coffee at M&B, snacks/drinks from the shop, wood etc...

We are staying at Lower Sabie, Satara and Olfiants?


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 Post subject: Re: Money Matters: ATM - CC - Cash
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 Post subject: CREDIT CARDS
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Can you use a credit card to buy petrol in the park?

I drive a thirsty V8 and don't want to carry large amounts of cash around. :D

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 Post subject: Re: CREDIT CARDS
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Yes you can at most camps. :dance:

When we were there in April, you still could not use a credit card at Shingwedzi or Punda, but as far as I know you can at all the rest............definitely Croc bridge, Lower Sabie, B en Dal, Skukuza, Satara, Olifants,Letaba and Mopani.

However bear in mind that it is the bush, so occasionally the system is down, and then you have to revert to cash!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: CREDIT CARDS
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Crested Val wrote:
However bear in mind that it is the bush, so occasionally the system is down, and then you have to revert to cash!!! :thumbs_up:
Good advise. Always have some cash on your should the 'lines' be down.

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 Post subject: Re: CREDIT CARDS
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Not only the bush when "the lines are down" :lol:

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