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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:14 pm 
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fee - it really is. I think the airport is about 5km from Skuz.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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I expect to go to Skuks tomorrow for admin tasks etc, and want to go and check out the airport too. If any further information I will post here.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:15 pm 
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So, since they will have cars available @ the airport and at Sku camp.
I am hoping they will have our requested car at the airport, we prefer not to pay $30 for us to take the shuttle to the camp.
However, the AVIS online reservations site does not list 2 seperate locations (Airport & camp), just one, which I am told is the camp location.
Automatic cars are probably in short supply, the choices are definitely limited.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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iLoveMeerkats! wrote:
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!
I like Leanawel's advise - plan that next trip! In Nov as we would love to meet up with you guys again :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Even for an overseas visitor, $15 per person each way is a bit steep. But, I guess they have a captive audience. :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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I think you must just email Avis and confirm. But I think you can relax. While waiting to speak to the agents of Avis at the airport, they were busy hiring out a car to a couple who has just landed. The car was parked at the airport.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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I am sure if you have booked and are flying in they will have it at the airport for you. I will try to find out tomorrow just how things work.....time permitting.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:30 pm 
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ecojunkie - thanks for the assistance...hopefully we will be able to get to the bottom of this.

I have emailed AVIS, SA and hopefuly will receive a prompt response.
I don't know how they can determine who will be picking up @ airport versus who will be picking up at camp. Currently, there is only 1 location code (SZK) in the system, whick is for the Skukuza camp reception location.

And we would not like being forced to pay an additional $30 fee to pick-up our car @ the camp due to an erroneous asumption.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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ctm7943 wrote:
Leana,
Was it an automatic SUV??
There is only 1 choice for this type of vehicle @ Skukuza. Versus numerous manual selections.

ctm


ctm7943, I think you'll find that automatic SUV's are dismal at trying to do the rough offroad thing. Manual (and diesel) 4x4 is the only way to go if you plan on negotiating the tough trails. That said, most of the roads are easily negotiable in a regular sedan in KNP. No worries there.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Thanks for the insight Porridge,
We are planning to primarily stay on the Tar roads and hit a couple of gravel roads (marula loop, S28 & S25).
The wife insists on having the additional height.
And I prefer not to deal with driving on the Left side and having to negotiate a manual shift (especially, if we unfortunately meet an unfriedly Ellie).


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ecojunkie wrote:
will try to find out for you.



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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Thanks ecojunkie, guess I am not the only one wondering about the new airport and picking up the car there.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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iLoveMeerkats! wrote:
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!
I like Leanawel's advise - plan that next trip! In Nov as we would love to meet up with you guys again :dance:


:thumbs_up: Your wish is my command....we're doing it. See ya in November.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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iLoveMeerkats! wrote:
Thanks ecojunkie, guess I am not the only one wondering about the new airport and picking up the car there.


I am also waiting to hear back from Avis on picking up from the airport v's the camp.
I also have the problem of flying in on a public holiday (Aug 9th) and the Avis office is closed at Skukuza on that day. I am hoping the airport office will be open though - fingers crossed.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Looking forward to feedback from you all - then I will book my November trip. When I tried Avis few months ago they did not seem to have a clue of the plan going forward. Let's hope now that the flights are actually landing they have a better plan - if we need a car Avis is the only option and it will be really nice to be able to fly to Skuks rather than Nelspruit. However Nelspruit does have a far wider variety of cars options


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