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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

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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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Late Arrival to Park

Unread postby pviral » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:29 pm

Hello All,

I will be visiting KNP in September and will start driving from JNB at 11 AM.

I do know gate closes at 6PM and want to know how can I notify Paul Kruger Gate and Skukuza Gate authority about my late arrival. Do they have email address or I need to call them?

Currently Google Maps shows 5 hrs drive from JNB to KNP so without break/traffic/etc I should be there by 4:30-5:30PM but that doesn't seem realistic and it close to gate closing time.

Any suggestions?


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Re: Gate hours & late arrival

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:10 pm

Take down the camp and gate # and give them a call when /if you know you are going to be late and they will arrange an escort for you.
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