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 Post subject: Booking Z category accommodation--
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:11 pm 
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Please advise, I have searched everywhere for an answer but can't seem to find one.

From what I understand of SANParks policy, "Z" category lodging is blocked off to the general (non-disabled) public until 30 days before desired date, at which time the Z category opens up on the Calendar.

HOWEVER, no matter how much I look at the Accommodation Calendar for certain camps in some parks, there never, ever seems to be bookable availability in the Z category "30 days out". Example: on August 3 I search for Z category openings for September 3-4-5-6-7, etc. Nothing. On August 4 I search the same camp, looking for dates September 4-5-6-7-8, etc. Nothing.

Surely this can't be happening every day...Or am I missing something?

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Hi kimanjome, can you give me some idea of which park and camp you are looking for the disabled accommodation in?
Some of the smaller camps will not have that many of those particular type bungalows and might easily only have a few available in any case.
I looked at Satara just for a reference and see there is 1 available on the 1 Sept and a few more on the 17th.

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:31 am 
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Hi

Not all Z accommodation is equal, there are no standard designs for this accommodation. I suggest you go to http://www.disabledtravel.co.za where there are photographs and details of the various Z accommodation at the various camps and hut numbers. If you require a roll in shower then some Z huts only have a bath and therefore would not be suitable.

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:21 pm 
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Hi

In my previous mail in addition to the Disabled Travel website I did include details of a contact person within SanParks that could assist you. Unfortunately the contact details have been removed by the SanParks moderator.

I have a family member who is a quadraplegic and requires very specific accommodation when visiting Kruger. Most of the Z accommodation photos on the website were taken by my wife to assist people with similar accommodation requirements. In the beginning we also had problems getting to the correct contact at SanParks, but it appears that SanParks view procedures more important that a direct answer.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
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These are from the official website.

Booking Procedure

and more on the actual accommodation.

People with Disabilities

Hopes this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:48 am 
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JimS wrote:
In the beginning we also had problems getting to the correct contact at SanParks, but it appears that SanParks view procedures more important that a direct answer.

Jim

No, they do not. The info you posted was passed onto the OP via PM.

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