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 Post subject: Re: Self-catering provisions?
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:28 am 
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Yep, you can always make a meal from what's in the parks shop. Fresh stuff (fruit and vegetables) can sometimes be a bit hit and miss, and sometimes a bit old by the time it reaches the park, so if you see something you like, buy it rather than assuming it will still be there (or ediblea) a couple of days later.

Having said all that, considering where the park is, the shops are well stocked. You can also buy alcohol, toiletries and just about anything else you're likely to run out of/forget on holiday!

There are even some very good books in the stores! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Self-catering provisions?
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Hi BrooklynBirder

Although the shops inside the park are usually quite well stocked, as far as fresh meat is concerned, I would recommend you buy it outside the Park, the selection is bigger and you are more than likely guaranteed to get what you are looking for. Also, a lot of butchers outside the Park will cut and pack the meat according to your individual requirements. As someone mentioned above, inside the Park can be a hit and miss, esp if the camp is full.


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 Post subject: Re: Self-catering provisions?
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Hi BrooklynBirder :D I hope that you have a lovely stay in our very lovely Park :D

I often stay in Pretorius Kop and have a very soft spot for the camp. I always stock up with fresh produce in Hazyview before I enter though. The shopping Mall, which is well stocked, is only 10kms from Numbi Gate. I will even make a quick shopping trip if I run out of supplies or if I am going to move onto a more remote camp. I just find that the camp stores are too inconsistent in their stocks. The heat is also a problem in terms of fresh produce.

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 Post subject: Re: accommodation
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Hi Debs

We are a family of three. We have had to book two bed units on occasion and they have had no problem with our son being added to the room. We pay of him as an additional person. On the occasions that this has happened they have supplied a mattress or a bed depending on what will fit. We were asked to bring a mattress on one occasion. We did have to arrange this telephonically or email and also could not book over the web. What we did was just to make sure that we phoned the particular camp a few days before hand to make sure that the additional mattress would not be forgotten. Here's hoping that you get your bookings. Alternativley take what you can get and make the necessary changes as other accomodation comes up. :) Don't give up :)

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 Post subject: Accessible accommodation for wheelchair users
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From reading some of the posts on the topic of accessible wheelchair accommodation at the various camps in Kruger there appears to be confusion on what is available and how to book the accommodation. The term "accessible" is open to interpretation as to the level of accessibility provided.

The suitability of certain accessible units will depend on the extent of the disability of the wheelchair user. Some units are totally accessible, especially if the wheelchair user has a carer to assist. Other units are only suitable if the wheelchair user has a certain amount of independent mobility.

One of the best sources of information is http://www.disabledtravel.co.za which is an approved site by SANParks. This website has photographs of accessible accommodation in most of the Kruger camps plus a description of the accommodation and facilities provided. The website also covers other National Parks.

In our many trips to the Kruger Park my wife has photographed the accessible accommodation and sent the photographs to Karin Coetzee for inclusion on the website http://www.disabledtravel.co.za

It is essential that accessible accommodation is reserved in advance of arrival at a camp. Accessible accommodation units are reserved for wheelchair users until a few weeks before occupation, if these unit are not reserved then they are open for the general public to book.

Bookings for accessible accommodation must be made directly with the National Parks Board and cannot be made with any of the booking agents. An essential contact at Sanparks is Hester Van den Berg at 012 426 5117 or email at hesterv@sanparks.org.


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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation at Mopani
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Hi george_def!
We were in Mopani July 2008. We spent 2 weeks in Kruger and Mopani was definitely the most beautiful camp we booked! The view to the dam at the restaurant was awesome - we had a wonderful sunset! Also our accommodation was very nice - we had everything we needed!
Enjoy your stay in Mopani and I wish you wonderful sightings!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Difference between kitchen and kitchenette
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Hi Alf,

I'm not sure exactly what the difference is between the kitchen and kitchenettes at the accommodation, we take our own kitchen(ette) with us when we go camping. :whistle:

Usually a kitchen is..... well, a kitchen with a proper size fridge, stove and washbasin. A kitchenette is the mini version with an undercounter fridge, usually a two plate stove and a small washbasin or prepbowl (if any).

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 Post subject: Re: Which Safari tents are the best at Croc Bridge and why?
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Hi Shaun and a warm welcome to the forum,

Not having stayed in the Safari tents before I don't have personal experience but have notice that numbers 7 & 8 do seem to come up frequently, so I would think they are the better ones. :thumbs_up:

Its best to send a Fax or mail the camp direct about 2 weeks before your arrival date and ask for a specific tent, its not guaranteed but more often than not you get what you have requested.

Good luck and enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Safari tents are the best at Croc Bridge and why?
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Hi Shaun,
You have some good information, safari tents 7+8 are the best within Croc bridge.
They are located right on the boundry fence so you have a good chance of having animal sightings right from your tent. The other safari tents are more in the middle of the rest camp. I have stayed in tent no. 7 before and had a hyena, buffalo and warthog walking right past the fence. And in the distance got to see a lion chancing some kudu. So 7 and 8 would be the best bet. And an added bonus is that they were revamped in October last year so they should be in a good condition for your visit. Hope this info helps and enjoy your trip :D Rob


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 Post subject: Re: Special request for accomodation. How to?
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Hi There,


It is real easy ,on the home page (SANPARKS) opt for KRUGER and then go to camp contacts(left side menu) ,there you'll find all the contact numbers and e-mail detail for each camp ,mail them your request and they will assist,I do it each and every time!

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 Post subject: Re: Question on towels and bedding in KNP accomodation
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Hi cwolfsen :D

I believe that all SANParks accommodations with the exception of campsites do provide linens & towels. For the Safari tents you may have to have cookware & utensils tho....

Enjoy! and come back and tell us all about your trip!!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Question on towels and bedding in KNP accomodation
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Welcome to the forum Wolfie!

They supply a hand towel, a small cake of soap and a bath towel for each bed.

There are sheets and blankets on the beds and a cupboard with spare blankets.

Have a blast!

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi Snowgal
See you are near Orpen
Being in a private reserve you will get great walks and conducted drives.
But in Kruger you can do in you own pace.
Suggest to stay at Satara and Oliphants
Or south Satara and Lower Sabie
Great about both Oliphants and Lower Sabie is that you can drive next to the river
And hear the hippo at night.

Where do you plan to exit Kruger?
And you can buy a wildcard at any entry gate with your credit card.
No need to order in online.

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 Post subject: Skukuza perimeter units -GC4V
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:29 am 
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I wonder whether anyone can help me. I am looking to book one of the GC4V cottages on the perimeter of Skukuza (Near the Selati Restuarant). Can anyone tell me whether the lounge area is big enough for a bed?? Is it a stand alone area or part of the Kitchen?

I have tried the rest camp directly and they were not that well informed.

Any help would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza perimeter units -GC4V
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Hi Lawrence

It is a open plan kitchen / lounge. If you move the lounge furniture a bit or stack it there will be space for a single bed.

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