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 Post subject: Re: Control of entry and exit in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:35 pm 
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the system exists in theory.....but as I said technology stops it working.

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 Post subject: Re: Control of entry and exit in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:42 pm 
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At Kruger gate on Monday, the exit permit was not taken from me.
I still have it here at home.
At CB gate where I am often a day visitor, as you say, it depends on the guard, sometimes it is removed and other times not.
My suggestion was simply to put a bar code on each exit receipt and give the guard a hand held scanner to read the bar code.
Then reconciling it with the main computer would be a simple download procedure.
I appreciate that systems go down there in the bush, but when the system is running the process shouldn't be too complicated

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 Post subject: Re: Control of entry and exit in Kruger
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...and as I also said it does depend on the quality of the guard on duty at the time! Have they been trained properly?????

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 Post subject: Exit permit procedure from 1 June 2010
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Received via email, on a SANParks letterhead and signed by Mr Sibiya:

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Dear Guests,

IMPORTANT NOTICE

In order to improve overall controls some changes have been made to the check-out
process at camps in the Kruger National Park and your assistance and co-operation is
kindly requested in this regard. Guests are reminded that only guests with VALID EXIT
PERMITS will be allowed to exit the park. For day visitors these are issued upon entry
at gates and for overnight guests these are issued by the last camp on the guest itinerary.

As from 1 June 2010, overnight guests will be required to check-out at reception at
your last stay-over camp on the day you are leaving the park, or on the afternoon
before your departure date, if you would like to leave early (before reception opens at
7 am) on your day of departure. You need to ensure that you receive an exit permit
when checking-out, which will be attached to your travel document (permit). This must
then be presented at the gate when you depart.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the information displayed on the permit is
accurate and correct, namely
• Departure Date
• Vehicle Registration Number
• Total number of Persons in the Vehicle

Should you decide to leave on a date other than what is displayed on your exit permit,
or the number of passengers in your vehicle changes, remember to request a new
permit at reception and ensure that the correct information is captured on the permit
before attempting to exit the park.

In case of any queries, please contact the Hospitality Services- or Duty Manager/s of
the respective camps.

Wishing you a most enjoyable visit to the Kruger National Park.

Yours sincerely

ABE SIBIYA
MANAGING EXECUTIVE: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

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 Post subject: Re: Exit permit procedure from 1 June 2010
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Now this will irritate me more than the change to checking in times.
It means I have to make an unnecessary trip to reception, with all my stuff packed in the car, at a time when I have to worry about getting to the airport on time.

And it will only work if the people on the gate do anything with it.
In the past it has just been checked, well barely.
No notice taken of reference number, no entry on the computer to say I've left.
Last visit the booking at my last camp was on a different reservation number to the one I'd entered the park on, so the reception staff just crossed out the date and entered a new one, in pen.
So the computers thought I'd left 4 days before I actually did.
And the gate guard barely looked at it anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Exit permit procedure from 1 June 2010
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I totally agree DB. Everyone shouts for extra controls. When they are implemented, peole shout. Whatever Sanparks implements, there are going to be those who dont like it, they are in a no win situation.

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 Post subject: Re: Exit permit procedure from 1 June 2010
Unread postPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 12:55 pm 
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The new control regarding exit procedures gets a HUGE :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: in my books!!! :clap: :clap:

Maybe then they will be able to catch out the campers booking into B&D and staying in Satara with B&D empty and Satara bursting at the seams! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Exit permit procedure from 1 June 2010
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Thank you to Laura for her reply:

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Hi Dalene

My apologies for responding late; there have been a high volume of filming requests lately due to the World Cup and it’s a bit tricky to manage.

The guest should get her/his permit from the camp as normal – this will indicate her/his last day at the camp. The concession will still do their normal check-out procedure for the guest the way they have always done in the past. Hope this helps.

The procedure for guests who go out and come back again is that their permit should be stamped at the gate reception. The stamp secures their return.

Kind regards

Laura Mukwevho
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Kruger National Park

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 Post subject: Re: Exit permit procedure from 1 June 2010
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The exit permit system gets a big :thumbs_up: from me, it is very good that controls are being tightened.

We entered Numbi Gate on 1 June 2010 then stayed at Satara that evening, Sweni Wilderness Trail for 2 - 3 - 4 June and Lower Sabie 5 June leaving the Park on 6 June 2010.

The afternoon at Lower Sabie 5 June I requested an exit permit which was issued, fortunately I checked the prmit before leaving Camp the following morning, it indicated exit date 2 June 2010.

Please check your exit permit before leaving reception after receiving it, I am quite adamant that I would most definitely not have driven back to LS from Malelane Gate because of the incorrect permit.

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 Post subject: Gate entry procedure
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This might be more appropriate in the Advice Needed (not specific) forum, if so please move.

Next time in the KNP I'd like to expedite the entry process as much as possible. Is it possible to download the necessary forms and complete them ahead of time?

What is the general gate entry procedure?

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 Post subject: Re: Gate entry procedure
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The Gate entry form is available on the Registration page of the website in pdf or Word format. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Direct link to pdf form:
http://www.sanparks.org/assets/docs/tou ... NParks.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Gate entry procedure
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I noticed that when entering at phalaborwa in June, Sept and December and at Orpen in October they do not use those annoying little forms at all :rtm:

maybe modernization is gradually moving southwards !! :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Gate entry procedure
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Good news indeed leachy, lets hope it will also include Croc Bridge as well now that they have finally opened the new gate.

What we also did, was get enough forms to last the time we would be needing them and fill them out beforehand and then it was just a question of handing it in, saved quite a bit of time.

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 Post subject: Re: Gate Etiquette
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You pay for your permit on a daily basis. Therefore a permit is only valid on the day it was issued, or for the days you are actually staying in park accommodation.

I have heard that day visitors may also be stopped from using the 're-entry' system as there has been abuse of this, so watch out if you plan on using it.

If you are entering the park as a day visitor your options are to get a day booking which costs extra to the normal permit price but does guarantee entry up to 1pm. Some gates do have an extra fast lane for those with bookings, but not all gates, so check when you book - and do not trust what central bookings say, check with the gate itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Gate Etiquette
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If you have accommodation then you pay your conservation fee at the camp, but still need to get your permit at the gate. Different gates have different systems for handling queues though depending on space. Some gates do have a vehicle fast lane for those with bookings (day or overnight) but I am not sure exactly which gates operate this system.

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