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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation Utensils/Equipment
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:50 pm 
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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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Hi Matt and welcome to the forums!

It's not unlike a hotel, unless you are camping that is. Towels, cutlery etc are provided. Just bring your own razor, shampoo and toothbrush and stuff like that.
Almost all sorts of bungalows have fridges, remember though to turn it around, with the door to to the wall, baboons and vervets are quite good at opening them, and will.

You can of course buy bags of ice, all the shops have it.
Enjoy the weekend! :mrgreen:

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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: Accomodation Utensils/Equipment
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:42 am 
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I must say, the shops being privately run was one of the things that shocked me last year. It had been over 10 years since I last visited the Kruger and a lot had changed in that time.

Regarding utensils etc. we used one of those "picnic packs" last year with plastic plates and basic cutlery. We ended up buying a couple of el cheapo aluminium pans which we I left with my bro when we finished (Hopefully he still has them for when we go back this year :) ) We had a couple of the thermos type mugs which did us all the whole trip mixing as wine glasses as well as tea cups. :lol: I normally carry a leatherman which doubles nicely for cutting vegies and meat for cooking purposes.

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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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They normally do their allocations a week to 10 days beforehand and I have always got what I wanted, even with groups I have organised.

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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?

Many thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation
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A warm welcome to the Forums teripriebe! :D
As a first timer and as you would only be in KNP between 4-6 nights I would strongly suggest to stay at only 2 camps, either 2 or 3 nights each....
The two camps I also would suggest are: Satara (great oppertunity to see the cats) and finally Skukuza or either Lower Sabie...
Skukuza or Lower Sabie would give you many options on roads into all directions, although the south is a bit more bussier with traffic than going up north...

But this is only my personal opinion, I'm sure you'll get more advice from other forumites :wink:


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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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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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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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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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outside a tent in the early morning. (Croc Bridge)

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Skukuza, inside and outside tents.

I love the tents. The outside comes in. It's best value, great fun, best of both worlds...

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 Post subject: Re: Self-catering provisions?
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Some of the shops in Kruger are very well stocked, depends on where you are staying. Skukuza's shop has fresh produce, meat , canned products etc - although the prices tend to be higher than the equivalent products would be in shops outside of Kruger. Shops in the smaller camps eg Oliphants, Punda Maria would have less of a selection.

If you are barbequeing (braaing) - don't forget firelighters, charcoal and a great sunset!!


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