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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:28 am

I also found the shops were usually more than happy to give the correct R5 coins for the machines.
but I only asked for enough to do the one load of laundry so as not to compromise their change situation!
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby saraf » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:41 am

We just kept back the R5 coins (old or new) that we got in change until we'd done the washing. We knew we were going to do laundry in Satara and we knew they took R5 coins but we couldn't remember if they were the new or old.
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:46 am

We were given a tip to ask the pump attendants at the filling station for change for the washing machines - they collect up a lot in tips.
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:23 pm

Being an ex "Girl Guide", I always go to Kruger prepared. :whistle:

Always have a few R2, and old and new R5 coins. :dance:
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Delene D » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:03 pm

As most of the mites have written above, the laundry facilities at the main camps are generally good with plenty lines if you prefer not to use the dryers. (You will need to remember to take pegs) And while your laundry is washing and drying you get to meet very interesting people. And later in the evenings or very early in the mornings you could have the laundry to yourself so take your favourite magazine or book along.

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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:53 pm

The machines are very large and I fit a lot of washing in per load so you should be able to easily get it done in 1 load.
As has been said they do have washing lines at the laundries so just take a few pegs and hang them there.
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Letaba Laundromat

Unread postby Toddelelfe » Sun May 18, 2014 10:20 pm

Hi Forumites,

could somebody tell me the price for the laundromat in Letaba and which coins we have to use?

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Re: Letaba Laundromat

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon May 19, 2014 9:34 am

I wish I could remember to assist you TE. I suggest you take R5 coins (some old ones and some new ones) and some R2 coins. What the machines use varies from camp to camp. Most use the 'new' five rand coins and some use the R2 coins.

You need about ten rand per wash cycle and ten rand per drying cycle.
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Stark » Mon May 19, 2014 6:34 pm

The old and new R5 coins confused us when we tried to do laundry. :wall:

Is there a picture online of what an old R5 looks like as opposed to a new R5? Might be helpful for foreign mites. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Elsa » Mon May 19, 2014 6:40 pm

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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon May 19, 2014 7:19 pm

The 'new' R5 coins have a bronze insert.
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby jacquiandphil » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:04 pm

My daughter was so used to us drying off damp washing (underware) on top of luggage in back of Kombie on Kruger holidays that she saw nothing wrong as a beautiful blonde 20 year old in drying similar garments on parcel shelf while driving on her own back from Uni on M25- a motorway around London. She wondered why she'd had so many hoots from other drivers. A shame, so clever but so daft.
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Lepardfan » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:50 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Resourceful - others are daft!


I must agree BB :mrgreen:

We stayed in Kruger for 13 nights in 2012.

Our second last day @ Pretoriuskop before leaving for LS, we asked one of the ladies who were cleaning the huts, whether she knew who could help us with our laundry... She said that she are willing to do it for us, providing we gave her something for it.

In short, not the cheapest laundry exercise but for a R100 she did all 5 of our laundry including ironing for us. Well for me it was a bargain seeing that the wife and kids had some time to relax and didn't have to worry about washing. :mrgreen:
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:14 pm

For anyone staying in Orpen camp please be aware that there is only a washing machine there and no dryer.
So you either make use of the washing lines provided at the back or as we did, take it to Satara and use the dryer there. :wink:
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Re: Laundry and drying clothes

Unread postby Toddelelfe » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:29 pm

At Letaba the 2 laundromats AND the 2 dryer needs now 5 x 2 R coins. The machines are new and very big. They are working very well. :clap:
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