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 Post subject: Accommodation
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:43 pm 
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Hello. I am new to the Forums and find them quite confusing but I guess I will learn! I am trying to find out what the accommodatin codes all mean - e.g. BD, BG, BG3B, Z, V, etc etc. Is there somewhere on the website that lists what these all mean without hovering over them each time and trying to compare... Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:37 am 
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Hi Annabel,
Welcome to the forums. If you just roll your mouse over the name (in this case Bungalow) you should get a popup with the explanation.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:07 am 
When you follow the instructions as given by shutterbug you will see exactly what the meaning of the abbreviations are as well as what the unit consists of.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Hi Leo, welcome the the forum and congratulations on your wedding.

The safari tents are always a good option, especially the luxury ones. Lower Sabie have some that over look the river, Tamboti is very quiet and bush like and looks onto a dry river bed (in Dec you might get it flowing if you are lucky). And Punda's also have a very nice view. However they only have fans not air con so may get a bit hot.

Olifants have lovely rondavels with fantastic views over the valley. Letaba and Lower Sabie also have bungalows with river views but are not as secluded. And Orpen have cottages overlooking the waterhole where the webcam is situated.

You could splash out and get a guest cottage. Satara has one with it's own waterhole. And there's a lovely one at Shingwedzi, again overlooking the river and with views across the causeway.

Then there are the bush camps, but you would need to self cater. Not sure if you really want to cook on your honeymoon?

There are private alternatives but we aren't really allowed to talk to you about them openly, if anyone has any recommendations they will PM you with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Hi Sue,

If you have a look Here

click on the camp you want and you will see in the right hand bottom a map showing where it is in the park, then click on Camp Map.
A couple of them are a little out of date but most will give you an idea of where the various types of accommodation are and their numbers.
Please shout if you need any further help.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:48 am 
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Hi There

Your baby can have a cot as far as I am aware with no cost. I have my nephews arriving from Australia and the 9 year old pays half price. The cottage was full but they have allowed me to bring in a mattress for him although he still pays half board. I would suggest if you can to phone the hours here are 7am to 4.30pm maybe you can fit in your time. Not sure of your time lapse but I know Melbourne is 8 hours ahead. The number to phone is +27124289111. Hope this helps. I have found the phone the best way of booking as you get immediate response.

Hope you are successful. Good luck

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:37 am 
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Hi Racky, welcome to the forum.

I can well understand your confusion, I was exactly the same the first time I booked, and there was no forum to ask back then.

As MM said Kruger can get busy in August so you will need to have a look what accommodation is available fairly soon.

All the accommodation in the park is self-catering but ranges from very basic huts with communal ablutions and kitchens to bungalows with ensuite and kitchenettes. All accommodation has a fridge and most have aircon (except the Safari tents). All accommodation has bed linen and towels provided. If no utensils are in the unit then they can be rented from reception for a nominal fee. The "larger" main camps have a shop and restaurant, the bush camps don't. So now have I confused you more than ever?

Please come back to us with any questions you have. And have a look here to give you an indication of what the accommodation looks like.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:06 pm 
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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
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:56 am 
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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
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:04 am 
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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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There may be a utensils box that you can rent from reception.

Have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:47 am 
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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?
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:11 pm 
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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: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:30 pm 
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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
Enjoy your trip.

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 Post subject: Towels in the bungalows an tents
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We are first visiting south Africa in Marakele, Mapungubwe and Kruger. Can you tell me if there is towels in the bathroom of the rondavels or bungalows?
Frederie, from France. :gflower:


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