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 Post subject: Re: Camping advice for beginner
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:04 am 
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Ask the camp shops if you can store your meat in their big walk-in freezers. Last year we camped at Croc bridge and the camp staff had no problem with using their fridge facilities.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping advice for beginner
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I did a camping trip with a caravan, and reported on the different camp sites and facilities - the report is here http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=28185

Enjoy your trip!

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 Post subject: Re: Camping advice for beginner
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:07 am 
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I did this kind of trip a few years ago all by myself what an experience.
As for you that are from a cold place and not use to our summer heat especially in Sep-Oct start of our summer here .

By looking at the reservations there seem to be quite a bit of CTT2 and HT2 available in most camps that you are visiting cost a little bit extra but no need to pitch tents and buy all kind of expensive camping equipment that will be left behind after all.
The safari tents and huts have a Fridge and Fan and some even air conditioner.
As for utensils there is some amazing Picnic bags at Pick and pay and other camping shop that would be all in one for you.
So that also means that you can by supply's outside the park and have a fridge to keep your groceries (beers) cold with out the worry of throwing away food that wont last in the heat.
All Safari tent and huts have there own power supply so when charging your stuff there wont be any worries.

Also Remember Sep/Oct months is the rainy season for the Kruger even though they experienced it a bit late last year you never know.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping advice for beginner
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Welcome Koshka!

If you get down to here;

The trailer is a great idea.
You can buy prepared food - pies, burgers, etc an most camps and picnic sites like Nkuhlu and Afsaal for a quick meal, otherwise timnned food is the way to go. As a single traveller, that mighht not be convenient, because the cans are quite big.
Crispbread (Pro Vita) and jam etc might also be an option.
Breakfast cereal and long life milk. Our LLM lasted 2 days in the Kgalagadi heat!
As for laundry, I always take my t-shirt & jocks into the shower with me and wash them and hang them up in the car or somewhere, it stretches the time between proper washes.
You would need a 'blue' caravan plug converter and about 5 metre cord.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping advice for beginner
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Koshka, if you can get a small fan, it will make a great difference to your comfort. I have a high heat tolerance, but even I struggle at times. I always take a fan with me to make my nights just a little cooler.

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 Post subject: A Beginners (Dummies) Guide To Camping
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:40 am 
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Come on Forumites, help this old Kujo out, holidays are getting expensive and I would like my family to start camping... :thumbs_up:

Can anyone please give me advise on equipment I would need, taking into consideration there are 4 of us, 2 Adults, 1 Teenager and 1 young child. My feeling is if I could mirror equipment as close as possible to the safari tent then it will be a go with the family.

Here is my list of questions, if I have left anything off please advise me, thanks.

1. What type tent and cost?
2. Camping Chairs
3. Sleeping bags and mattresses (recommend?) or stretches (limited space in the car)
4. Cooking Untensils etc (Considering I would braai most of the time)
5. Cooler box or do I need to invest in a small fridge?
6. Gazzebo??
7. Electricity cables etc
8. General or anything I missed out??

I need to set a budget to buy all this stuff so if you can give me average prices it would be appreciated.

Any advise on camping areas around the country? (Kids like to go the beach).... :wall:

Thanks in advance
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 Post subject: Re: 2 questions
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In letaba some of the sites are without power BUT there is the "kitchen" area with hot plates and boiling water and sinks . plus all ablutions have electricity and there is a laundry in the Camp site So you just wouldn't have electricity on your camp site
Sites are all nice and shady

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 Post subject: Re: 2 questions
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Campingwise Letaba is one of the best camps to stay at.
If you book a site with power you should have it, if not ask one of the staff who is using your outlet. (Better option is to bring an extensioncord so two sites can make use of the power.)
Be on the lookout for busbabies climbing overhead at night, they give you excellent photo opportunities.

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 Post subject: Re: 2 questions
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Hi Linkoe,

I have to agree with the other mites that Letaba is an awesome camp! I've camped there twice before and just loved it! Also got some great pics of the thicktailed bushbabys :D Lots of ellies around camp, in the riverbed and next to the fence, the resident bushbuck are always a treat and at night the sound of the hippos keep you entertained :)

I have travelled from Pretoriuskop to Letaba in a day which was a long drive, and stopped for lunch at Satara. So it will take you the whole day, but it's definitely do-able. Hope you'll have an awesome time!


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 Post subject: Plugs at camping sites
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It is about 8 years since I last camped in Kruger and now we are on our way again.
My problem is that I can't remember how the Power points in the camping areas work. Is it a normal 3 point plug or the blue "caravan-plugs".

Can someone please advice?

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 Post subject: Re: Plugs at camping sites
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Its the "blue caravan plug"


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 Post subject: Re: A Beginners (Dummies) Guide To Camping
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Camping in Kruger sounds exciting, I am also considering it. Just a stupid question is it possible to have a prior arrangement with the camp that you are allocated a space next to the fence, like asking for a specific bungalow when you stay in the camp accommodation? Provided space is available understandably.

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 Post subject: Re: A Beginners (Dummies) Guide To Camping
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At present only Tsendze allocates sites. Rest are first come first served.

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 Post subject: Re: best southern camping sites
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Basically you could do the whole South of Kruger and even up to Satara would still be fine without need to speed in order to be in camp in time.
If you like a smaller camp, I would advise Crocodile Bridge, which I am very fond of.
You can also try Malelane or even Berg-en-Dal (although BnD is a bit bigger).
Pretoriuskop is only 8km from Numbi Gate and also a favourite of mine.
Lower Sabie is beautiful camp with a lot of wildlife in the area.
Basically what I am trying to tell you is all the camps in the South is good, but now it depends on where you can find accommodation.


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 Post subject: Re: best southern camping sites
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I've camped at all the southern rest camps except Lower Sabie and Malelane.
My favourite so far is Berg-en-Dal.
Most space, very quiet camp with good facilities, good game area.

I would advise against Pretoriuskop unfortunately, the camping area is minute (and we had serious trouble finding a place to pitch our tent during a long weekend).

I don't think you can really go wrong though

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