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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:19 am 
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I'll be spending 3 nights at Lower Sabie (BD2U) and then 3 nights at Mopani (BD4) from 9-15 Dec.
I see that Mopani offers utensils, but Lower Sabie does not. Does 'utensils' include pots and pans? We will probably eat at the restuarant most evenings, but a good braai is always welcome :)


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:56 am 
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Usually a couple of cast iron pots and a frying pan. Utensils are basic though.....You may want to bring your own sharp knife and a can opener.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Just returned from Lower Sabie. BD2U's do have utensils but as EJ says they are VERY basic and hope your toaster works better than the one we had, which only toasted on the one side - which was rather different :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:24 am 
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Thanks for the answers! This is a splurge holiday, so we will probably just eat at the restuarant as neither of us can be bothered to cook after a long day sightseeing. But i will definitely bring whatever is needed for a braai, as that does not count as cooking :tongue:
It is still a while to go, but i absolutely LOVE organising safari trips as it is so annoying when you forget stuff.
I once forgot my torch /facepalm


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Less than 3 weeks until we fly to SA :D and then 5 days till Kruger!
And i have yet another question that i hope you guys may be able to answer.
Do international visitors need to bring their passports for entry into the park? I'd rather we left such important documents at my parent's house if possible.
We've paid the conservation fees when we booked our accommodation, which includes the charges for international visitors. So i wasn't sure if we need proof that she is a foriegner (Norway doesn't have any sort of ID card).


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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I can't give you the official viewpoint on this, but as everything is paid, you may be able to get away with a photocopy of your passports if you have your booking slip printed out.


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You will need the passport that you used to book the accommodation, to prove you are who you say you are.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi all

We'll be staying at Letaba (BD2), Satara (BD2) and LS (LST2U), 4 nights each. I've always camped, and never stayed in bungalows, so this is a new adventure - SWAMBO needs aircon! :whistle:
I see here that many mites say the "utensils" are very basic. Would you recommend I take my own pot and pan? I will be taking cutlery anyway, for use at picnic spots.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Ngiri, if they stipulate utensils, they are fairly basic but will include some heavy pots and a frying pan, so unless you particularly want to use your own I wouldn't worry.
There are cups/mugs, plates, glasses, cutlery, a plastic/glass bowl etc.
What I have found lacking is steak knives and always take my own set.
A bottle opener/can opener is also sometimes a bit hit and miss so we carry all those in our basic kit just to be safe, but more often than not we find they are supplied.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Thanks Elsa. I'll be sure to pack the can/bottle opener and some steak knives, and leave the pots and pans.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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What I usually miss, in Kruger especially, is a Braai dish. To put your meat in after your braai.

Some times the pots are very big is you want to make something small for only two people.

One year in Singwedzi we had only a frying pan.......no pots, no glass bowl for salad, no Braai dish. Ended up a very interesting holiday when we started to make dinner. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hmm, we are only two people and we don't eat a lot, so now I'm thinking to take a pot and pan anyway. And the braaipan.

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I would definitely complain to housekeeping if I found my unit without pots and pans and other containers! :rtm:

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Elsa wrote:
I would definitely complain to housekeeping if I found my unit without pots and pans and other containers! :rtm:


Jap, but a very nice excuse why I did not make any side dishes, other than placing two tomatoes on the table, as the Frying pan was already in use as Braai dish........ :tongue:

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I find a used ice-cream tub or other disposable smaller plastic containers useful.


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