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help needed on where to sleep and where not before entering

Unread postby Mars » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:10 pm

We are going to kruger in a week or so, we are very familiar with sleeping in malelane next to the river and entering at either malelane gate or crocodile bridge. this time we want to sleep over in either hazyview, graskop or sabie and enter at paul kruger or orpen gate.

Which of these towns would you suggest sleeping in as I can still find accommodation in almost all of them regarding safety etc?

Any advice would be appreciated

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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby saraf » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:14 pm

Please PM Mars with any suggestions you may have.

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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Mars » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:15 pm

thx saraf, its not necessary to mention any names of places rather just what town please

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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:23 am

Pilgrims Rest is close to Graskop. It's a lovely little historical village, have you thought of that?
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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:05 am

The Hazyview area would of course be the closest for entering at P G Gate, and we have never had a safety issue there..............as you will have probably discovered there are many nice hotels and Guest Houses there.

However it depends on your journey, where you have travelled from, and how soon you want to be in the park.

As MM said, Pilgrims Rest, or Sabie and Graskop are up in the mountains, and offer spectacular scenery. :thumbs_up:

Most hotels/Guest Houses seem to have fairly good security these days.

Wherever you decide to stay, I wish you a wonderful time with loads of fabulous sightings in the park. :dance:
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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Mars » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:08 am

thank you for the replies, know where to go now :)

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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:13 pm

It is 436 km from Vereeniging to Hazyview.

Why do you need somewhere to sleep over? Do you have a Landy?

Leave at midnight and be at Orpen gate in time for opening. :wink:
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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Mars » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:29 pm

that was the plan bush but then we decided to leave even one more day earlier and there is not anymore place in kruger... :(

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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:43 pm

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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Hippotragus » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:30 pm

One little point - I would enter KNP at Phabeni Gate, rather than Paul Kruger. Firstly, it is far nearer to Hazyview (or any of your other places mentioned), secondly it is usually has fewer visitors, thirdly you are in the Park sooner than going via Paul Kruger. If you go via Paul Kruger Gate you go past several small villages, all with the usual speed limits (and traps), loose animals, pedestrians, slower traffic, etc.

Hazyview has lots of guesthouses/B&Bs, so you should find something.

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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby moobox » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:36 pm

Ditto Hippotragus. Phabeni is a lekker gate opening up a few options. I got whacked with the 60km/hr going to PK gate just the other day. And then still got an offer to pay half spot fine. I swear I just wasnt paying attention. So go Phabeni and it opens a few options as well.

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Re: help needed on where to sleep and where not before enter

Unread postby Nkulu » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:19 am

I would recommend Graskop (lots to see in that region) and then enter at Phabeni
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