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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:39 am 
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Hi Jumbuck,

As far as I know I will have to pick my hire car from Avis at the rest camp and not the airport.

I am going to email them and try to confirm exactly how I can get to Skukuza camp from the airport without a hire car! :?

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Please let us know how you go with Avis.
I did ask them a few months back but they told me they had no idea as it was too far ahead. I will be there is August. I am sure there will be a shuttle service running if you can't get the car from the airport itself or maybe a brisk walk (sprint!) would be a good start to the holiday.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:25 am 
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I would also be interested to know how the car hire will work in future. I have booked to fly to Nelspruit for my June trip as I found the car hire people to be very unhelpful at Skukuza . Also very limited cars available - delux Mercedes or huge people carrier. :wall: There are certain cars that they will try to request but it all just seemed toooo much of an effort so I gave up that idea for the June trip, Hopefully they will improve that service as it figures a lot of people flying into Skukuza might just need a practical vehicle to get around and I would much rather fly to Skukuza than Nelspruit


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:35 pm 
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Hi All,

I have an update.

I have emailed the duty manager at Skukuza rest camp and they have informed me that they can do a transfer from the airport to rest camp for R50 per person.

Cheers,
Ash

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:01 am 
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Good day WELSH-ASH

Can you please give me the contact details of the person you have spoken to in connection with the transport from Skukuza Airport to Skuz?

We have booked our tickets to fly in from Cape Town to Skukuza Airport in July. We are staying in Skuz the first night, where we will be picked up by a nearby lodge. So we do not want to hire an AVIS car.

But I have phoned, trying to get info - nobody seems to know about this transport. :doh:

Thank you!
Leana


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:29 am 
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Hi Leanawel,

It was Mari who arranged this transfer for me. Mari replied to my mail which was sent to the following contacts:

akani.shivambu@sanparks.org
mari.morland@sanparks.org

Hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:51 pm 
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Has the Skukuza Airport opened for scheduled flights? Anyone flown in there yet? Any updates on Avis and where one will pick up cars? Curious.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:19 am 
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iLoveMeerkats!

Just returned from Kruger and visited the new airport because I will have the privilege to fly to Skuz in 2 weeks time.

Good news: the airport is operational for scheduled flights from 1 June. I watched an Airlink plane landing and departing.

The building is 99% completed, paving and decorating still in process. Avis has 2 offices there (still without furniture :D ) and is moving in shortly. I spoke to two of their agents who were operating outside on the parking area last week. There is also an Avis office at Skuz reception as usual.

Avis has a shuttle service to Skuz, R150 pp or one can hire a car at the airport. SANPARKS do not have any shuttle service - they have decided that it will not be practical :cry: . Avis is the only transport service at the moment, but they are friendly and very helpful.

Everyone is very excited and the airport is looking just great :thumbs_up: Really can't wait to fly in and witness the progress.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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R150 per person!!!!! :evil:
Skukuza airport to the camp must be about 3 km - Sorry, a right royal rip off!!
I just wish they were more car hire companies besides Avis for competition.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:33 pm 
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fee - yes very expensive :( . We were also bargaining on the R50 pp (see post of ASH above) - but no luck. :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Looks like pay the R150 or walk :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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iLoveMeerkats! wrote:
Thanks Leanawel,
No doubt there is loads of controversy over re-opening the airport, but I must say that the idea of being able to go directly to the park after (for us) about 40 hours of travel time (driving, flying, layovers) is heaven. We are always in such a state when we arrive at the Nelspruit Airport, I am amazed that we make it to the gate! Pretty scary what with driving on the "wrong side of the road" and all. Look forward to trying out the new airport.


I couldn't agree more. :thumbs_up:

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iLoveMeerkats! wrote:
Thanks Leanawel,
No doubt there is loads of controversy over re-opening the airport, but I must say that the idea of being able to go directly to the park after (for us) about 40 hours of travel time (driving, flying, layovers) is heaven. We are always in such a state when we arrive at the Nelspruit Airport, I am amazed that we make it to the gate! Pretty scary what with driving on the "wrong side of the road" and all. Look forward to trying out the new airport.

So you have to be planning just one more trip :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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So you have to be planning just one more trip :dance:


Ohhhhh my dear DinkyBird - I have been catching up on the forum and dreaming. I can not stand it!!!!

Sooooooooooooooo longing for a Kruger Fix!


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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iLoveMeerkats! - agree with you! The re-opening of Skuz Airport is really a wonderful happening. To land in Kruger will be amazing :dance: :dance: :dance: - touch down and relax from the start :lol:

Plan your next trip :thumbs_up:

Leana


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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The airport is no doubt targeting overseas visitors ..... less than $15 is fine. But for locals its highway robbery.


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