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Re: Accomodation Dilemma

Unread postby Berkhead » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:47 pm

When is the best time to check for accomodation updates? How frequently do they update?

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Re: Accomodation Dilemma

Unread postby Sprocky » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:57 pm

Daily, real time.

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Re: Accomodation Dilemma

Unread postby iLoveMeerkats! » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:15 am

Berkhead,
Actually, if you look on the Booking Page, you will see that there are several ways to book.
You can do the "BOOK AND PAY DIRECTLY ONLINE where you can submit your credit card and pay and be done with it. Another way (below the Book and Pay Directly) is to fill in the form where you see a drop-down menu of the camps, and it says, "REQUEST FORM (SUBMITS AN EMAIL TO RESERVATIONS)".
That is what I always use and you usually hear within a day (or 2) if your request was granted.
You then have the 30 days or whatever it is before you have to submit payment.
At that time, you need to either call in with your credit card details, or fax them.
Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Accomodation Dilemma

Unread postby iLoveMeerkats! » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:21 pm

The other thing that I do:

From the AVAILABILITY page, click on KRUGER, then the camp you want, then VIEW A MONTHLY CALENDAR, then CHOOSE MONTH AND YEAR...then you are at a calendar showing the availabilty for the month you want.

BOOKMARK that page in your favourites! Every morning, first thing, fire up the computer and go directly to that page.
It is really fast and you can easily stay on top of exactly what is available.
It is quite remarkable how things can change.
I have booked almost a month in the park in October/November and, though it took MANY visits to several of those calendars, I have what I consider a really great itinerary with the camps and the bungalow types that I want.

Bottom line, keep trying! It is worth it.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby spargish » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:11 pm

As you can probably see from my signiture I am headed to Biyamiti and malelane in december. If I wanted to book a sunset drive at biyamiti can I call the bookings number and then just quote my reservation number to book a sunset drive at Biyamiti.

When will I have to pay, will I be able to just pay at the camp or will I have to pay before hand?
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:06 pm

spargish, As you are only going in December, I would think they will add to your original reservations and give you a specific date to pay by.
So yes, just call them and give them your reservation number and it all gets added on.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:13 am

The regs. concerning cancellations and amendments Here
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Re: Accommodation + Daily Conservation Fees??

Unread postby Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:11 pm

If you book accommodation by telephone or online, you can pay conservation fees with your over night booking.
If you don’t and only pay your accommodation, you will then pay it at the first camp that you overnight.
The guys at the gate will give you a permit with your booking details on it and you will pay at the camp.
Only day visitors having no wild cards or over night bookings pay at the gate.
Any body with a reservation for over night pays at your fist camp.

If you stay more than 3 nights and is more than 4 people in your Family it will be better to get a wild card with will work out cheaper and you have 1 year multi entry to the park without paying daily conservation fees.
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The 11 month rule?

Unread postby Kaykay » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:24 pm

Is there a way that one can book accommodation longer than 11 months before the time?
I am looking at the end of June 2012 and although today should be the first day that it is available for bookings, there is almost nothing left in what I am looking at.
I am happy to go early July as well but will have to wait till 1 August for that and will probably then have the same problem as this time falls into school holidays. :?

Just can't understand how there is nothing available if everyone can only book 11 months before :doh:

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Re: The 11 month rule?

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:39 pm

There is no way. Eleven months ahead is the maximum.

In your case I would simply book what you can, and adjust later when cancellations come in.
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Accommodation transfer

Unread postby Ingwhite » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:58 am

Is accommodation transferable? I have a trip planned for early December, but it looks like I will be (very sadly) unable to make it.
As I don't wish to lost half the value of the booking, I'd like to see if i can sell it on to a forumite? Is this possible?

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Re: Accommodation transfer

Unread postby Bundi » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:37 am

You can definately tranfer your booking. I did it yesterday with one of mine.

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Re: Accommodation transfer

Unread postby Terri-Lee » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:38 am

Hi Ingwhite

Sadly i have also had to postpone my trip in nov/dec.

Have you considered postponing your trip instead? I did so recently and, how far in advance it is changed affects the modification fee. (i managed to change one reservation without any charge)

My booking was online, made adjustments and before you confirm/committ, you can see the price change, modification fees etc. If you dont like it, jsut cancel the changes. As far as I know this can be done if you booked via the alternate booking methods too....

Hope this helps...

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Re: Accommodation transfer

Unread postby saraf » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:55 am

You can certainly "sell" your accommodation and SANParks have made it kind of easy by allowing us this thread.

They are also pretty good about letting you postpone bookings by giving you a credit. Contact Central Reservations and see what they can do.
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Booking Questions

Unread postby stonefox » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:00 pm

If you book at one camp now, can you switch to another camp at a later date?
If availability changes or our itinerary changes.
As long as its in the SAN Park system?


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