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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby Hippotragus » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:59 am

Very good points, Travelstory!! I agree with them all.

I would add

- have at least one skottle-cooked breakfast at one of the picnic sites.

- pack sharp steak knives, oven gloves, thermos flask and travel mugs.

- relax and enjoy, travel slowly and stop often.
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby 300rwhp » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:09 am

Staying at Crocodile bridge and Satara, should I bring a camp stove, pots, cutlery and cooking implements? Do I need to bring a sleeping bag etc...?

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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:21 am

Welcome to the forums 300rwhp!

What you need depends on the accommodation you have booked. Huts/safari tents all have linen etc. Some have cooking facilities and utensils etc, others do not.
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby 300rwhp » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:07 am

staying in one of the permanent tents in crocodile bridge.

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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:24 am

Then you will find linen, lights and a fan in the tent, and a braai stand and light outside. You need to bring everything else. There is a communal kitchen with 2 plate hob and hot water available. No pots, utensils, etc provided.
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby watershed » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:39 pm

I have 2 questions here.
1. We will be staying for 3 weeks this time in Kruger so we will have to use a laundry sometimes. Is soap powder provided (at a cost, of course) or do I have to bring a little bit with me?

2. We will be shopping in Malelane before we enter the park. I know there will be no trouble with wine and beer as we are overnight visitors.
But what about meat and fruit. Can we bring packed frozen meat into the park and does fruit such as bananas and organges have to be packed in cellophane?
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby RemiE » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:52 pm

watershed,

1. I've just finished packing for our upcoming trip and of the things I did pack was a small bottle of washing liquid and softener. These can easily be purchased at any shop en-route to the park. It is usually for the swimming towels, costumes etc. Now, whilst on the topic, could someone please divulge as to what coinage we might need to take to Satara for the washing machines and tumble dryer.

2. Malelane is great for anything before you enter, you will find most things on your shopping list there
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:59 pm

Watershed,
Washing powder is not supplied in the laundries but you can purchase it either at the camp shops or buy it when you do your grocery shopping.
You can bring meat into the park, frozen or not.
Also fruit including oranges and bananas, just make sure they are packed well out of sight especially if they are in the car and the windows are open or you might have unexpected visitors/traveling companions! :whistle:

@Remi, as far as I remember its R5 coins that you use at Satara laundries.

Might be more info Laundries and Drying clothes
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:14 pm

Satara has a 'mix' in the 'new' laundry (near the fence in the camping area) where one washing machine takes the new R5 coins, as does one tumble dryer and the other washing machine and tumble dryer take R2 coins.

I suggest popping into a bank and getting a small bag of each; new R5 coins and R2 coins. Going searching for coins to use in the laundry can be a nuisance once in the park. Some camps have machines that use R5 and R2, some only R2, or only R5.

Prices for a wash cycle and dry cycle vary from camp to camp. R10 being most expensive.
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby watershed » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:16 pm

RemiE, Elsa, thank you very much for ther reply.
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby 300rwhp » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:30 pm

so it sounds like i will need to bring my camping pots, plates and cutlery along with some soap. Is it possible to buy a gas canister for my stove? http://goo.gl/qkl6DW to see what i mean. Do they provide an axe? Do they provide towels?

Anything you would recommend?

Will also bring binoculars, head lamps, a led torch, cards.

Thank you,

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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:49 pm

300rwhp, your gas canister looks as if it has a screw top? There are gas canisters for sale in the shops, but I cannot say if they are the same as yours. They are campgaz and more like the ones on the right. But please do not take my word for this, someone else might be better able to help on that one. http://www.campingaz.com/UK/p-26788-why ... z-gas.aspx

No axe is supplied, you can buy wood and charcoal in all the shops, the wood is already chopped.

No need to bring bath towels, you might want to bring a swimming towel for the pool at Satara.

All camps have communal kitchens with hot water and cooking plates, so you do think you need to bring a gas stove?
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby 300rwhp » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:26 am

was thinking the stove would be handy for making tea in the mornings on the road alternatively a thermos would work as well.

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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby Hippotragus » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:45 am

300rwhp - rather take a flask and fill that with boiling water before you leave camp in the morning. It will not be safe to boil water in your vehicle and you would have to find a picnic site where you can get out of your vehicle and some of them have boiling water available anyway.
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Re: Top planning hints for your Kruger visit

Unread postby s2000ap » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:52 am

Hi, do the huts at Lower Sabi and others like Pretorius Kop also have towels?


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