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 Post subject: Re: Supermarket en-route to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Hi,

if you want a big shopping mall close to OR Tambo Airport:

Festival Mall Kempton
Corner CR Swart Drive and Kelvin Street
Kempton Park 1619

or

just along the N12:
Lakesidemall in Benoni: http://www.lakesidemall.co.za/
Tom Jones Street, Benoni

Benoni will be our choice on our trip from OR Tambo to KNP.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarket en-route to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:09 am 
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As you get into Komatipoort from the N4 there is a Spar on the right (first stop street you come to). It has a fairly good selection of goods, and you should be able to get all you need there.

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 Post subject: Re: Best/Cheapest shop before Kruger when entering Nelspruit
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Some people swear by Crossings because of the Woolies food store......
I walked in there once, gulped and walked out again!
The Spar there is nice, but smallish.
The one at the Grove, a new centre just up the R40 before the Riverside Mall is huge and has a wide range.

These days, as you get to the Nelspruit outskirts there is Ilanga Mall.
It has a large Pick and Pay with a wide range of goods, at least 2 liquor stores, Game, and lots of others too. You can park under cover - useful if it is hot, or raining - and walk straight into the Mall.
I have never seen it too crowded either - but then I do not go to Nelspruit that often anyway!

Wherever you stop there will be a decent supermarket and liquor store and you will get what you need......the size of the store will determine the choice of course!

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 Post subject: Re: Best/Cheapest shop before Kruger when entering Nelspruit
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There's also Riverside Mall in Nelspruit, just off the N4.

Got all the usual shops (P & P, Checkers, Woolworths, Cape Union Mart & a booze shop).

We flew into Nelspruit and it was a 10-15 minute drive to the mall to stock up. We found that Checkers had the most variety and best looking fresh stuff.

Google Maps to Riverside


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 Post subject: Re: Best/Cheapest shop before Kruger when entering Nelspruit
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:26 pm 
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As suggested previously, the Riverside Mall is your best option for variety and decent prices.
I have just recently moved to Nelspruit and have been doing my rounds at various shops to see which is better. Checkers in Riverside has everything you could possibly need, including a great wine section & there is a bottle store in the centre as well.

Their meat is very good and they even have BRM ribs - all the way from JHB factory.
The best wood u can get is in the Kruger itself.
Every camp sells it, even the bush camps.

Let me know if you need a cooler box & ice bricks.
I have just started a hire service which could save you the unnecessary cost of buying one for the short period.


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 Post subject: Re: Shopping at Riverside Mall
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The Value Mart (which has a Fruit and Veg City too) is on the same side of the road as the Mall.

Others may like to know that a Makro is opening soon, on the opposite side of the road!

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping at Riverside Mall
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Have to also be careful as you no longer go through Nelspruit, the bypass misses it, so if you are not looking for the offramp you will find yourself through there before realising.


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 Post subject: Re: Shopping at Riverside Mall
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There is a very good liquor store at Riverside mall, second entrace, used to be called Platsak, now a well-known franchise.
I would shop at Checkers,they also have a large selection of good wines, but you cant beat Woolworths for quality foodstuff.


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 Post subject: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Hi folks,

I'm wondering, as the title says, whether there is a large store for food and various supplies (candles, coolers, utensils, etc...) - We don't want to drive too much around Johannesburg when we arrive, and know it is least expensive to stock up before getting into the park.

Any guidance on good places to go (route or town??) that won't have a great deal of traffic
congestion? (we will also be getting used to driving the 'wrong way'!!! :>) , so it is kind of a safety thing too. :redface:

Thanks for the help!


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 Post subject: Re: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger
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Morgandy, Eco Junkie knows this area well and I have recently been staying in Malelane and Croc Bridge.

Malelane has a very decent shopping area which should allow you to buy all your provisions. Pick n Pay tends to be one of the better priced shops and you should be able to get a lot of your provisions there. It also has a liquor outlet if you wish to buy a bit of the more "spiritual" stuff.

Komatiepoort, the town before Croc Bridge gate also has a very good Spar where it is possible to stock up on most things. These are both pretty small towns, but they do focus on the bush tourist market.

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 Post subject: Re: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger
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Morgandy, another option is to stop along your way from the airport to KNP at Highveld Mall. It is an 'easy one stop shop' off the N4 in Emalahleni in the Mpumalanga region. There is an Outdoor Wearhouse there too where you will find coolers etc etc.

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 Post subject: Re: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger
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Does anyone know the best place to buy a cheap but decent cooler box, either in Jhb or on the way to Malelane gate? Flying in from the UK and ideally want to pick one up on in Jhb or on the way to Kruger so we can keep all the shopping cool on the way to camp.

Cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger
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Kirsty, you should find one at the Pick n Pay at the Mall on the N4 (link in earlier post of mine).
Other shops in the Mall that will have at Sportsman's Warehouse, or Outdoor Warehouse.
Mr Price Home is also a well priced store ... not sure if they have cooler boxes tho.
But if you stop at the Mall, you will have some options as far as choice of stores to visit.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie question; where to shop heading to Kruger
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Malelane itself has an excellent Spar where you can get all your shopping in one store :lol:
They sell collers, ice-bricks and charcoal as well as all the normal grocery items, meat and booze :)

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie question; where to shop heading to Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:05 pm 
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Hi Dutch,

May I suggest you look at a NEW map of Nelspruit and surrounds - use the NEW bypass road which brings you out on the road to White River.

There is a new Makro - Outdoor Warehouse is easily accessable and there are two SPARS - excellent meat and prices reasonable - Bottle stores also available.

Back on the same road to Malelane or Komatiepoort

Have a great stay at KNP


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