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 Post subject: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:42 pm 
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Please note that the annual tariffs increase has kicked in on 01 November. The conservation fee for South Africans with valid identity document is now R62.00. Please visit this link for the latest prices http://www.sanparks.org/docs/tourism_ta ... 1383561402. Alternatively, you can visit our website www.sanparks.org for more information.

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Hi Stephens,

A couple of questions,

What is the age to qualify as a child for the Conservation fee? Is it under 18 like the Wild Card?

Are you aware that the Wild Card costs have been updated on the web site, but the date still says 2013?

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:29 pm 
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The increase equates to a 24% increase! Isnt that a bit excessive?

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:32 pm 
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Dear DavenJan

Please note that from the age of Three years you are expected to pay for the conservation fee. The latest tariffs on the website is suppose to be 2013/2014. I will check with my colleagues who update the webiste if the information is accurate.

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:44 pm 
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DavenJan, children up to to the age of 11 pay the 'child rate' for conservation fees.

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:55 pm 
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yip, it works out to 24 %
That is 4x more than inflation

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:09 pm 
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And accommodation in some cases over DOUBLE inflation :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:30 am 
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Yes and us old folks that are over 70 and not a South African really pay the price. will be in
Berg en Dal the 13th till the 16th with some ham radio friends and then back on the 25th with my
daughter and 8 year old grandson. Will be there till the 29th. This will be his second time this year.
He wants to get more pictures of the Lions. We are all from the USA. Almost packed and ready to get on the airplane.

Frosty K5LBU/3DA0CF :lol: :cam:


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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:44 am 
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K5LBU wrote:
Yes and us old folks that are over 70 and not a South African really pay the price.
I also have this complaint, whereas in the US, our senior rates are offered to all older visitors to the USA, not only to US citizens :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:34 pm 
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arks wrote:
K5LBU wrote:
Yes and us old folks that are over 70 and not a South African really pay the price.
I also have this complaint, whereas in the US, our senior rates are offered to all older visitors to the USA, not only to US citizens :twisted:


This is not correct as the Senior Pass is only available to US Citizens and permanent residents over the age of 62. "U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are 62 years or older. (You must have turned 62 before you can buy the pass)."


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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:36 am 
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Although no-one really likes price increases the good thing for many overseas visitors is the exchange rate. In my case the Australian dollar buys around 9 Rand so for me a visit to SA is extremely good value.


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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:59 pm 
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The only problem is that for us locals there is no favourable exchange rate, and camping in your own tent for over R200 a night for 2 people is by no means cheap. I do quite a bit of travelling, and there are many B&B places where you can get a decent bed for not much more than that...
The only accommodation I can afford in the park is the "cheap" huts in Pretoriuskop, Lower Sabie, Balule and Shingwidzi (R350-R450) -- that translates into R800 + R250 entrance fees for a family of 4 per night. A 10 day trip sets you back R10 000 plus fuel etc.
Try some accommodation in Karoo, Mountain Zebra, Addo, Stormsriver, Golden Gate, Mapungubwe, Marakele etc. and your budget will be blown for the next few years!
Even the tents are too expensive in most camps. Slowly but surely Sanparks are making it very difficult for us to enjoy our very own parks...
Maybe the steep rise in rates is to cover bonuses or salary increases for the VIP officials in Sanparks?

Nobody listens anyway, :wall: but at least I feel better for trying... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:35 am 
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Not to mention the prices in the shops!

Looking at value for money, it is cheaper for my family to stay at Ngwenya Lodge than staying at one of the camps. I find this strange. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:48 am 
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badprop_za wrote:
It is cheaper for my family to stay at Ngwenya Lodge than staying at one of the camps. I find this strange. :roll:

Why do you find it strange?

Ngwenya Lodge does not have to maintain 617km of roads, 11 bird hides, 15 Picnic sites and 7 gates, and who knows how many bridges, dam, waterholes and view points. They don't have to regularly repair severe flood damage. Their staff is probably comparable to the staff in the camps, but excludes the rangers, guides, gate guards, caretakers for picnic sites etc. Their administrative staff is probably a tiny fraction of what the Kruger Park needs to run smoothly. They don't have Rhinos to protect. And above all of that, Ngwenya also don't have to financially support several other National Parks.

I don't find the fact the Kruger Park is more expensive, strange at all. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Annual Tariffs increase
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:54 am 
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badprop_za wrote:
Not to mention the prices in the shops!



Hi badprop_za. I am in KNP a lot and at the point of prices in the shops I have to disagree. Yes the shops are expensive in certain categories like alcohol (although beer prices are the same as outside) cameras and binoculars, clothing, gifts and so on.
But in buying food, colddrinks, or necessities, the prices are exactly the same as outside. We found in some of the camps that the meat in the park were actually cheaper than our local butchery, and the quality is very good.


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