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 Post subject: Re: Accomdation help....where are we ??
Unread postPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Have you checked out this thread for pix MMM? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Accomdation help....where are we ??
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MaryMittMillie, i have stayed in both the accomadations that you have mentioned,and they both excellent.
at Satara the GC6B is in the D circle and Pretoriuskop the unit is along the perimeter fence.there is a thread called accomadation photos where you can see the photos and check the camp maps for the location of these units,hoping the above will answer your questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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HI Mites

Just a quick question about the power supply at camp sites. Hope someone can help.Does one need to plug a special adapter into the power supply socket for us to be be able to use the electricity or do we just use the normal 2 pin plug and extension cord ?
And if an adapter is needed, where could I get one? I live in joburg.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi Reptile :D

You will need a "blue plug" adaptor. They do stock them in Kruger Park. I struggled to find one in Gauteng. I did eventualy, but the fuel price made it an expensive search.

Make sure that you have a very long extension cord. I have also had problems there in the past.

Have a great trip. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Meandering Mouse wrote:
You will need a "blue plug" adaptor.


What configuration is a 'blue plug' adaptor - my google-fu isn't up to finding it!

I'll be visiting Kruger from Australia in a couple of months - I already have a standard South African adaptor and a range of others, I'm wondering if one of them might be compatible with your blue plug...


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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This is what they were referring to

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These are needed when camping......not when you're staying in the chalets.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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So we came to the party a bit late and had to take whatever accommodation we could get. (Not letting that phase me - just looking forward to getting there). But it means we have a communal kitchen at Pretoriuskop. Does anyone know what that entails. We also don't have utensils! Does everyone generally just bring their own? Can you tell I'm new to this bush thing?


Hi Carey

One is never too late to go to KNP. Pretoriuskop is a lovely camp with a really old world charm about it.

The communal kitchen will provide cooking plates (stove plates) and boiling water and dish washing facilities. Any utensils you might need you will have to take along. Crockery and cutlery.

How long are you there? Do you want to self cater a lot, or are you happy to eat in the restaurant?

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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There may be a utensils box that you can rent from reception.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Just something we did not think of when we last stayed in skukuza.......the communal kitchens washing up facilities do not have plugs........take one with. We now have one permanently in our luggage.

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 Post subject: Re: Orpen & Pretoriuskop.... Will we be sorry?
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YDJanet,
since you are a large family, I will recommend Bungalow - BG6 (nr 40) at Pretoriuskop. It consists of 2 bungalows with a large bathroom in the middle. It is very near the communal kitcken and also near the gate, restaurant and shop. Each of the bungalows has 3 beds and in one of them is a large fridge/freezer, and of course aircon in both.

We have been there in May again this year and if you drive around in the area, there is an abundance of animals - big 5 plus cheetah and wild dog and most of the other animals such as raptors, smaller birds, various species of antelopes, etc. You can also drive from there to any place in the South including Skukuza, Tshokwane, Orpen Dam, Mlondozi, lower Sabie and even Croc bridge in one day.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria, Letaba, Crocodile Bridge
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Try and get any of Tent no 1 - 4 at Punda

Funny, I was going to say tents 5 or 6.......really makes little difference, some of the views are better, other feel more "private"...

In Letaba, if memory serves, the BD3 units have facilities (bathroom/kitchen) but are not on the perimeter? Those would be circles A, and G for sure? Then I would go for circle G, maybe 90 - 92? Just do not get a unit close to the shop. There is a fair amount of traffic in the evening, rather spoils the ambience.

No clue about Croc Bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Punda Maria, Letaba, Crocodile Bridge
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For many years (30+) we always stayed at number 9 Croc.Bridge. This was when my late husband was doing the booking. However now that I go up on my own I have discovered that number 17 is the best, best unit. Right on the corner, can see so much in the evening. Have a wonderful time. Have only stayed once at Punda, but I think most of their tents are superb.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi all !!!

I am currently packing for kruger and will be arriving next weekend. Excited !!

May I ask if irons and ironing boards are available at Satara, Skukuza and Berg en Dal ?

Thank you !! This will help my packing.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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I've never seen any..............but I maybe didn't look hard enough. :shock:

If you are not camping your unit should have a patio table, so that can double up as an ironing board.

Having said all that.............it is the bush....do you need to be doing ironing? :hmz:
I promise you the animals won't mind!!! :thumbs_up:

Joking aside.....hope you have a wonderful stay. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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lavy81, welcome to the forum! :clap:
remember there are no foolish questions. :thumbs_up:

We were in the park for a month and I am fairly fastidious but found if you tumble dry your clothes and fold them immediately and while they are still warm they will generally be absolutely fine. :D
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