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late arrival

Unread postby homer.s » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:21 pm

hi,

Ill be arriving to the KNP on the 4.4.11 but there is a possibility that ill arrive just at the time of the gates are being closed... (18:00)

My first camp is berg-en-dal and im cant reach them in order to request a late arrival arrangment... (im arriving through malelane gate)
Anyone knows if they have a valid e mail i can use?

And whats exactly is the procedure - do i arrive at the gate and allowed to drive by my self to the camp or is there someone there waiting for me for an escort to the camp?

if it is an escort to the camp - does it cost extra - and how much ?

thanks again in advance for the help !!
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Re: Gate hours & late arrival

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:43 pm

Just saw this.....if you can call the camp before gate closing time to let them know you will be late it will be best. 0828021201 for the BnD duty manager. When you arrive at the gate the security personnel will notify the camp and someone will drive through to escort you in. You must arrive in time to be in camp by 2100 as after that the escort no longer applies and you have to wait for the morning.
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Re: Gate hours & late arrival

Unread postby saraf » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:53 pm

After all these years on the forum and knowing about this service, something has just occurred to me.

What happens if you get a late transfer but reception is closed. How do you pick up the keys?
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Re: Gate hours & late arrival

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:55 pm

That is arranged between the duty manager and the escort. Your keys are either in the bungalow or given to the escort - they need to know which bungalow to take you to anyway! If camping they will help you find a spot.
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Late arrival

Unread postby homer.s » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:43 am

Hi all,

Ill be visiting KNP on Spetember 2012 and due to the flight schdule i will arrive to the Malelane gate at about 19:00.
I just want to make sure its possible to enter at this time despite arriving after closing time
and will i need an escort to the camp (Berg en Dal) and who do i inform in order to have this escort if needed?

i once saw here late arrival rules but cant find them now...

any way - thanks in advance for the help !!
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Re: Late arrival

Unread postby DuQues » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:47 am

Croc Bridge - Croc Bridge
Malelane - Malelane, Berg-en-Dal
Numbi - Pretoriuskop
Kruger - Skukuza
Orpen - Orpen, Maroela, Tamboti
Punda Maria - Punda Maria

Up till 21:00 @ R150.00 per car, though that price may have changed during the years.
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Re: Late arrival

Unread postby homer.s » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:52 am

hi thanks!

I understand that i wiil need escort to the camp - and that it costs 150R.

Do I just arrive at the gate and its ok and ill have escort to the camp - or do i have to inform the gate or camp in advance for such escort...?

thanks again!
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Re: Late arrival

Unread postby threedogs » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:08 am

homer.s - last year we needed an escort from Malelane gate to Berg n Dal after gate closing time. It is best to ring in advance an hour or so before arrival if you can. Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6106/7 .
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Conservation fee on a late arrival day

Unread postby sirenada » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:46 pm

Hello
If we arrive late after gate closure and get an escort to the camp - how much costs the escort?
Do we need to pay the conservation fee on this day?
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Re: Conservation fee on a late arrival day

Unread postby Stark » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:53 pm

R200 And normal conservation fee schedules apply.
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Re: Gate hours & late arrival

Unread postby carolv » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:03 pm

We have just learned that the day we fly out to RSA, there will be another strike by the Air Traffic Controllers in France and the UK to RSA flights all will be affected. We trust our flights (there are a group of 18 of us on 2 different flights) will not know until we arrive at O R Tambo what our situation will be. My friend and I were alreadsy due to land 2 hours later than the rest and we planned to catch up with them by the time we arrive at Malelane Gate before driving up to Berg en Dahl camp for our first night. My question is...at what stage would we need to ring either the Gate or BnD to say we may need an escort to camp. Obviously we are praying this will not actually happen but with such a large group, some of whom have never been before, we would like them to have all the necessary info just in case. We will be in 5 separate vehicles also. What is the current fee for a late escort...is it still 200 Rand per car? Can someone also confirm the correct number to ring. Reading through past notes I noted the BnD Duty Manager is 082802 1201 (presumably +27 as we will all have UK mobiles with us) and a Gate number of +27 (0) 137356106/7.

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Re: Gate hours & late arrival

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:27 pm

The gate number is 013 735 6152. The BnD number is correct.

As soon as you see you are likely to be late give them a call, you will probably have a good idea when you have got your cars and are ready to get on the road. The best is the camp number, but if you cannot get them then try the gate. Rather call and find you do not need an escort than have to ask at the last minute. They will already know about flight problems so will be expecting some calls I suspect!

I am not sure about the cost at the moment, but will try to find out for you.
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Re: Gate hours & late arrival

Unread postby carolv » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:06 pm

Many thanks EJ. I will make sure everyone has the info to hand if needed but I will be on the later flight so will assess when I have got my hire car. Fingers crossed we will not have a problem but I would rather have a Plan B than cause difficulties on the day.

We are only 1 night at BnD so will be looking out for you anyway to say 'hello'

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Re: Gate hours & late arrival

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:58 am

I'm across at CB until Monday and then Skuks until late Tuesday, but will watch out for you.
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