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 Post subject: Re: Upington Butchers
Unread postPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Thanks for the defrosting tips.
It's about 13 degs over here at the mo but looking at the 10 day forecast for Upington, there are temps in the low to mid 20s predicted. That's lovely and warm for me. I'll be easily recognised in the rest camps, bleached looking guy sweating a lot. I can't wear shorts at night because the moths keep flying into my legs. :wink:

Anyway sorry for going off topic.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi trip
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RichardJ wrote:
lion queen wrote:
Coens when was this????


Why???

We did did this in Feb 2011, ordered vacuum packed and frozen.


AFAIK Skaapland in Upington closed down some time ago. When we went through there now in April they were defnitely not open.

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 Post subject: Re: Upington Butchers
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Relaxevous wrote:
Hi MarieK,

We are getting ours in the PnP in Upington. As we land on Sunday (yippee) we are putting our order in today through our 4x4 rental.
I'm going to Hijack your thread for a second with a relevant question for both of us.

Do you get Boerewust (sic) frozen or should we just get it vaccum packed. We are wondering how long it would last if vaccum packed? We would need it to last 8 days.
Apart from that we are going to get the first 3 days meat vaccum packed and the rest frozen. This will be a mixture of lamb chops (cheers p@m), fillet steak and steak pieces for a stir fry. My wife was enquiring about Ostrich steaks but I don't know if it is ethical or even allowed to bring game meat into a national park so I think we'll stick to the beef, lamb and pig.


Absolutely nothing wrong by by taking game meat (venison) into a national park. Ostrich meat is very healthy and has the heart foundation's seal of approval. South Africa's reputation as wildlife conservationists rank amongst the best in the world and your ostrich fillet will come from one of the thousands of game farms in our country, and not from a poached animal.

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 Post subject: Re: Upington Butchers
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If you can get hold of kudu steaks, do so. They are sustainable and usually cheaper than cattle, which you won't want to eat after a delicious kudu steak on the braai.

They are also free range - fences don't stop kudu - and their meat has hardly any fat on, so it is healthier than beef.

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping list - what do I need for KTP?
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If it is hot, which it probably won't be, buy as many 2 litre drinks at supermarkets as you can. In summer, those who sip from a little bottle, suddenly change to 2 litre bottles. I drink at least 4 litres a day myself. You don't believe it until you are there doing it!

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping list - what do I need for KTP?
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Don't forget the moisturiser & sunblock -- the shops in KTP don't stock them .......


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 Post subject: Re: Shopping list - what do I need for KTP?
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I take a hot water bottle as the nights are freezing!


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 Post subject: Re: Shopping list - what do I need for KTP?
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Thanks everyone....cannot wait. Not long to go now :) :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: food..inspiration needed
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Thanks Morkel, my stomach is rumbling at the thought.

This is really helpful!


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 Post subject: Re: food..inspiration needed
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Lots of great inspiration/tips here :D
WOW, Morkel777 8)

mariek wrote:
We are travelling from the UK to KTP in June and have a total of 8 nights there.

One suggestion from me, Marie (instant hot chocolate for that early morning warm up !) and do wish you the bestest trip ever :D

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 Post subject: Re: food..inspiration needed
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Thanks for the tip :) I have thrown some sachets of hot chocolate in my suitcase :)


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 Post subject: Re: food..inspiration needed
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Always a treat for me in winter, Marie :D

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 Post subject: Card payments in KTP?
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Hi all

Do the shops in KTP take card payments?

Many thanks for your help

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 Post subject: Re: Card payments in KTP?
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The one at TR does. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Card payments in KTP?
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Hi mariek,

Val is correct -- the shop at TR does take credit cards.

Just take lots of cash as well though -- in case the line is down -- it happens.


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