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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:05 am

Greetings all,
I would like a few questions answered:

Are there still guided tours at the Masorini Site?

The movies that are shown in camp, what are their times?

What time can a person arrive at a picnic site? (We have always gotten there
at about brunch time)

Is the Elephant Museum open over Christmas time?

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:59 pm

Hi Graeme & Nicky and a very warm welcome to the forum. :clap:

I am pretty sure the guides there do still take guests on a walk around, certainly the case in Feb.
Scipio or Sprocky would know for sure.

The movies will be shown as soon as it gets dark enough, not sure exactly what time that is.

You can arrive at the picnic site as early/late as you like, as long as its within the time the camp/park gates are open and you allow time to get back in the afternoon.
The sites that have shops and or attendants will have certain hours, but if you are self catering without the need for a skottel then there is no problem.

I am sure the Elephant museum will be open over Christmas.

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Re: bungalows with enclosed kitchen?

Unread postby saraf » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:02 am

Hi Riaan,

We stayed in one of these in Jan. The one we stayed in had the code BG2E so I assume the E is Enclosed. But beware, although the bottom part is mesh, the top is glass and they can get very hot. Really nice in winter but a bit stifling in summer. And you lose a lot of the "night sounds".
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Re: bungalows with enclosed kitchen?

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:30 am

Satara has them as well, not glass, just the mesh enclosing the veranda.

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Re: Mosquito Nets

Unread postby Mgoddard » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:26 pm

welcome trevorc2000.....in June there is really no need for Mosquito nets...its cold and you can, if you want just spray the bungalow or tent with a mosquito repellent...and if you still not sure, just spray yourself with peacefull sleep. Really no need to worry about it at this time of the year...rather worry about being warm enough sitting outside by your fire!!! Have a great time :D lucky u to go this time of year :D

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby wbevents » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:10 pm

you would have no problems or no need to worry about it, infants ( under the age of 2 ) do not pay any fees in the park.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Kaykay » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:12 pm

Hi, I apologise if I am reapeating a question (I see it was asked once but I don't see a reply). Most of the camps that we are keen to go to seem to have accommodation for 3 people and we need one unit for four people. :(
Is there a way to arrange for an extra bed to be put in at all? The camps I am looking at are Crocodile Bridge, Skukuza, Lower Sabie. We would also like Satara and although they have some 4 sleepers they seem to be snapped up very quickly always. We also prefer our own bathroom although we don't mind communal kitchen facilities. My hubby just doesn't go for sharing bathrooms.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby wbevents » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:43 am

Kaykay

Most of the camps do allow for an extra person in the three sleepers, although once booked you have to confirm whith the specific camp. Like Lower Sabie do not give matrasses but Satara do..
If you do not want to share a bathroom the you will have to get two 2 sleeper bungalows.
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Re: Accommodation

Unread postby Shutterbug » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:37 am

Hi Annabel,
Welcome to the forums. If you just roll your mouse over the name (in this case Bungalow) you should get a popup with the explanation.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby saraf » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:17 pm

Hi Leo, welcome the the forum and congratulations on your wedding.

The safari tents are always a good option, especially the luxury ones. Lower Sabie have some that over look the river, Tamboti is very quiet and bush like and looks onto a dry river bed (in Dec you might get it flowing if you are lucky). And Punda's also have a very nice view. However they only have fans not air con so may get a bit hot.

Olifants have lovely rondavels with fantastic views over the valley. Letaba and Lower Sabie also have bungalows with river views but are not as secluded. And Orpen have cottages overlooking the waterhole where the webcam is situated.

You could splash out and get a guest cottage. Satara has one with it's own waterhole. And there's a lovely one at Shingwedzi, again overlooking the river and with views across the causeway.

Then there are the bush camps, but you would need to self cater. Not sure if you really want to cook on your honeymoon?

There are private alternatives but we aren't really allowed to talk to you about them openly, if anyone has any recommendations they will PM you with them.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Reptile » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:06 pm

HI Mites

Just a quick question about the power supply at camp sites. Hope someone can help.Does one need to plug a special adapter into the power supply socket for us to be be able to use the electricity or do we just use the normal 2 pin plug and extension cord ?
And if an adapter is needed, where could I get one? I live in joburg.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Anna Price » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:56 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:You will need a "blue plug" adaptor.


What configuration is a 'blue plug' adaptor - my google-fu isn't up to finding it!

I'll be visiting Kruger from Australia in a couple of months - I already have a standard South African adaptor and a range of others, I'm wondering if one of them might be compatible with your blue plug...

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:04 am

This is what they were referring to

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These are needed when camping......not when you're staying in the chalets.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby saraf » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:53 pm

There may be a utensils box that you can rent from reception.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:47 am

Just something we did not think of when we last stayed in skukuza.......the communal kitchens washing up facilities do not have plugs........take one with. We now have one permanently in our luggage.
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