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 Post subject: First time camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:54 pm 
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Hello everyone.
This will be my 5th year in KNP, but it will be my first camping trip. I've got 7 days camping in Pkop and then 5 days in a hut in LSabie. I hope to get a camping spot before en of May. I would like to know from all you seasoned campers, that if I arrive before 14:00, can I go to a camping spot and start pitching my tent and then go and check in at 14:00? Or is that not allowed?
I would love to hear your past experience in this regard.

Thank you

Hansie


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 Post subject: Re: First time camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:43 pm 
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Hi Hansie,
Do have a read through the topic Camping in KNP where I am sure you will pick up some great info and advice.
Another wonderful topic you might like to see is Campsites in Kruger
I am sure you will get lots more advice from all the seasoned campers as well.
Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: First time camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:21 am 
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Thanks Elsa,
but those blogs don't really answer my question. Like they say: "The early bird catches the worm". We all want the best campsites and since the campsites are not numbered, I can't pre-book a specific site like I can with a hut or bungalow.

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Hansie


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 Post subject: Re: First time camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:36 am 
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Hi Hansie

All of the camps I have camped in have allowed me tobook in early as there are no chalets or rooms to clean.

I find the best time to be in the camp is between 8-30 and 9am, then you can see who is preparing to leave or has left.


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 Post subject: Re: First time camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Hansie11, P'kop has one of the smallest camping areas I've seen in any of the restcamps, (we had a not-so-great camping trip there a few years ago). I suggest you try get there as early as you can to find a site.

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 Post subject: Re: First time camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:09 pm 
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Don't see why not Hansie11.

At very least unload your stuff onto the vacant site.

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 Post subject: Re: First time camping in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:36 pm 
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Thank you everyone,
Pkop might be a bit of a problem, because I won't be there before 15:00 coming from Strand. I'm sure I will learn a lot as I camp more and more.

Thank you


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