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 Post subject: Comprehensive Camping Checklist
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:56 am 
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The Automobile Association of South Africa has published this comprehensive camping checklist on their website.

Camping Checklist

Save or print this checklist.
It will sure come in handy when packing for a camping holiday.

Thanks AASA - :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: First time Kruger Park camper
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:yaya: coco, welcome to the forums

There are a lot of places to find some tips.

Advice needed (not park specific)
no electricity - no fridge - how do I keep stuff coldish?
camping checklist

KNP camps and roads
Satara Camping
Camping and baboons / monkeys

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 Post subject: Re: First time Kruger Park camper
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Coco what great news :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

To add to the list of reading you should check this out:
viewtopic.php?style=2&f=48&t=28185&start=0
Its a summary of all the camping places in Kruger's facilities. since what you need might depend on where you camp.

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 Post subject: Re: First time Kruger Park camper
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Coco, you don't need a kettle or cooker top, there is 24 hour boiling water and electric stove tops in almost all camps.
You will need a blue adapter for power though.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
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Balengo,

If I were you I'd book the 1st week in August in Tamboti. There are 2 and 4 bed tents available for the whole week, and you won't be sorry. Closer to the African bush you won't get! All you'll need is your own plates, glasses, food and wood... and something to wash your biltong down with.
Each tent also has it's own fire place.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: advice needed: camping in Satara
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Camping means either bring your own caravan or tent,
Can be coldish at night but the days can be very hot.
Plenty of clean ablution blocks with usually hot hot water.
Kitchen areas with hot plates sinks and always boiling water for coffees/tea
The restaurants and take away and shops are for all the people in the camp and those passing through .
Go for it we will be in KNP in August too ...camping

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 Post subject: Re: First time camper advice
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Thanks everyone!!
Packing now!

So far:
Tent + all its set up parts
camping chair
fold open table
lantern
spot light and a torch
Sleeping bag
Beanie + exra blanket
2 towels
mosquito repelant
Cooler bag with ice and vacuum packed meat
charcoal + firelighters + braai tonges
toaster
tin opener
electric frying pan
Extension chords + power box apadter + multiplug
Blow up matrass + it's chrger
Rubber snakes :lol:
cutlery + crockery

Kruger map + map of SA (just in case :wink: )
Bird Book 8)
Animal List to tick off what I see :D
Binoculars! Phew! :roll:
Wldcard :thumbs_up:
Rservation docs :thumbs_up:

That is a whole bunch of stuff :doh:

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 Post subject: Sleeping in your car at campsites
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Hello!

We're planning to do a self drive through Kruger but we're backpacking around the world, so we're on a tight budget! Is it generally "acceptable" to sleep in your car at the campsites at the different camps?

We're tossing up between buying a tent (which we understand is expensive in S.A, so we'd carry our own in) or just sleeping in a car. We've done the sums, and sleeping at a campsite in a car is the cheapest way.

Is it actually allowed? :pray:

Cheers!

(I tried searching but couldn't find anything on the topic, apologies if its been asked before)


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping in your car at campsites
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I have done it before but i rather just buy a cheap tent it is more comfortable,if you
go to a place like game you can pick up a cheap tent not the best but for your purpose
it will do fine

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping in your car at campsites
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Just don't forget, you will be paying for the campsite (no avoiding that) so indeed you would be better off with even the cheapest tent. (And they are not really expensive to begin with.)
So get yourself a little tent, something to sleep on, and you'll be fine. Well, better off than sleeping in the car anyway. That depends on the ground, and how good a mattress you bought.

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping in your car at campsites
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Agree, go for a tent from Game. R300 +/- will buy you a whole lot more comfort. And try and add some sort of mattress into the equation if you can.

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping in your car at campsites
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Thanks for the advice.. a tent seems to be the best option :-)

I'm wondering now, is it cheaper to buy a tent in S.A on the way to the park. I can pick one up on the way through France for around 285 ZAR.

I'll try and search around for that info too :)

Thanks again... can't wait to post some photo of sightings!


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping in your car at campsites
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Better to buy here instead of lugging a tent around the world and then try and sell it before you go back, alternatively donate it to Sanparks.


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping in your car at campsites
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Geez. You can even buy a two man, Bushbaby, tent at Checkers for R 148.00.
I have been using it now for nearly 7 months and it is still going strong. :thumbs_up:

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It is not big, but it will do for a few weeks.


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