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sammylou wrote:
Also can anyone use the laundry services at camps or do you have to be staying there?

I don't know if there is a rule about this. I have used the laundromat at lunch time in Satara while staying there but I could have been staying elsewhere...
all you need is some spare time and a couple of old coins of 5 rands ...

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Hi Mike USA. Welcome to the forum.

I stay in safari tents all the time. They are an inexpensive option. Just remember, you get no pots, pans, cutlery, or utensils, just a braai (barbecue) and beds with bedding, a fan, fridge, and cupoards with extra blankets. You will have to use the communal ablutions, not a big deal, and kitchen, which is an excellent spot to pick up 'intelligence', and has stoves, washing up facilities and boiling water on tap.

Skuk is a big camp, and I prefer the tents in (sequence of preference) Tamboti, Croc Bridge, Letaba, Skukuza. All except Let are on the camp fence, and Let's ones are close to it.

Hope this helps, and not foncuses.

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 Post subject: Re: rest camp guesthouse or Marloth park self catering
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Whilst some of the guesthouses are stunning in their location (Rudy Frankel at Satara and Nshawu at Olifants) they are very pricey and very difficult to book. A good alternative is the family cottages which can be found in all the camps. I particularly like the ones int he circles at Satara and they consist of two bedrooms (main en suite) as well as a well equipped kitchen and decent size lounge and verandah. The family cottage at Biyamiti which although it does not have a lounge and the verandah doubles up for this purpose is quite adequate for a couple of days! Spend a bit of time with the availability section on the home page and if you click on each different listing of accommodation it comes up with a full description! Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: rest camp guesthouse or Marloth park self catering
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Talamati is another option with family type accomodation. Neither Biyamiti and Talamati have resturant facilities though. Both camps are charming and offer a more intimate bush feel.

I you really want to look at what I consider the best value for money in the Park, consider Tambotie tented accomodation.

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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation Utensils/Equipment
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Welcome to the forum.

There will be no foodstuffs in the bungalows at all, so you need to get your own. If you booked accommodation with utensils then you will find basic pots, plates etc, cutlery. There will be a tea-towel and dish-cloth. No coffee pot! The outdoor BBQ (Braai) uses charcoal or wood.

Malelane is a good place to shop - there is PnP at the traffic lights (on the right) as you come into Malelane, or turn left and there is a Spar (a little bigger, and more choice, although may be a little pricier).

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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation Utensils/Equipment
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skanderson wrote:
Thanks for the quick response.
My accomodations are BA3 at BnD for 4 nights, BD3 at Skukuza for 4 nights, and BD2 at Satara for 5 nights.


No problem here, they all have a kitchen, so you will have all the crockery and cutlery needed....and a kettle to boil water.

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Do I need to bring bottled water? What are the two alcoholic beverages I've heard mentioned: one starts with a C and the other is A, I think?
The one is definately Amarula, not sure about the other. The water in Kruger is safe to drink, but I always buy a few small bottles for the car.

Can I buy wood at the supermarkets, too? What type of meat do you recommend on the Braai?


The one is definately Amarula, not sure about the other. The water in Kruger is safe to drink, but I always buy a few small bottles for the car.

You can buy wood at all the shops ...now what type of meat to braai....I am sure you know that South Africans are very renowned for their braais....

Here are a few ideas...

Big Fat Rump Steaks
Chicken Flatties
Sosaties (Kebabs) Look in some of the shops in Kruger, they sometimes have Kudu or Wildebeest sosaties
Lamb Chops
"Skildpadjies" a South African delicacy...(you usually get them at PnP) its liver wrapped in fat or something like that
Too many to mention..

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No coffee pot, that's a problem, I have to admit a mild addiction to Starbucks.

The instant coffee (Nescafe is good enough)

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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation Utensils/Equipment
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skanderson wrote:
No coffee pot, that's a problem, I have to admit a mild addiction to Starbucks.


In SA supermarkets you can buy COFFEBAGS which are very convenient . Maybe not Starbucks quality , but nevertheless ground coffee beans in a little bag that draws when put in boiled water , directly in a cup or in a thermos flask or kettle depending how much you want to make .
Not allowed to mention trade names but they are on the shelves together with all the other coffees .


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 Post subject: Re: Camp accommodation question.
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Here is a pic of the BD4 bungalow at Mopani.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi Alan, and congrats!

No utensils means indeed the cooking utensils. A lot of camps let you rent them at reception though.
Linnen and such is provided, just remember your own shampoo, toothbrush and -paste and such.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reserve a Specific Chalet or Tent?
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I have also been pondering about this...

Can you only contact the camps a few days before your arrival, or is it possible to ask for specific bungalows/tents more than a month in advance?

Thanks a mil.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reserve a Specific Chalet or Tent?
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I usually send my request 6-8 weeks before my arrival date

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reserve a Specific Chalet or Tent?
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I have successfully requested specific units at Lower Sabie & Berg en Dal and am yet to be disappointed! The best route seems to be to send a fax to the camp with your request but remember to add a second choice of unit in case the unit you requested is unavailable.

Any suggestions on a BD2 in Skukuza? We will be there in a few weeks time :dance: Does anyone know if any of the units at Skukuza have been upgraded recently?

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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Hi Cashrandra


Safari Tent (CTT4)

- 1 bedroom with 4 single beds
- Communal ablutions
- Communal Kitchen
- Fan
- Fridge
- No utensils

Base rate: R295.00, Adult share rate: R84.00, Child share rate: R42.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 4

Safari Tent (CTT2Z)

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Communal ablutions
- Communal Kitchen
- Fan
- Fridge
- No utensils
- Unit accessible to the mobility challenged

Base rate: R295.00, Adult share rate: R84.00, Child share rate: R42.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 2

Safari Tent (LST3Z)

- 1 double bed
- Fan
- Fridge
- Hotplate
- Single sleeper couch
- Sink
- Unit accessible to the mobility challenged
- Utensils
- Wc and shower

Base rate: R675.00, Adult share rate: R216.00, Child share rate: R108.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 3

You can check under which will give you descriptions of the accommodation and prices. Just select the camp and check the descriptions and photos of each type of accommodation

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/to ... bility.php


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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You can check under which will give you descriptions of the accommodation and prices. Just select the camp and check the descriptions and photos of each type of accommodation

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/to ... bility.php[/quote]


Thank you Roxy. We've been to Kruger before and did stay in the Safari tents, but I would like to know if its possible to book a 2 bed tent and a 4 bed tent next to each other? Is it possible to arrange?

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If you have a look at Tamboti's map, you'll see that there are several 4-bed and 2-bed tents next to each other. Just book the 2 tents and fax your reservation letter with a request for two adjoining tents a week before you go to Orpen's reception. You can even give the tent numbers of your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. We have found the Kruger staff very friendly and helpful. :dance:

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