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 Post subject: Re: New parents in the Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:08 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Kids in Kruger NP info.
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Thanks a lot guys, wife and I are really excited and are already looking at dates for our next trip as well as the camp we think will suit us best.

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 Post subject: Re: Kids in Kruger NP info.
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:21 am 
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Hi Schooms

Our youngest is 6 months old and will in December go on her 3rd Kruger trip (not too bad considering she was born two months premature).

The first born has just turned three and according to my calculations will in December go on her 14th Kruger trip. She has become a serious bush baby and it will forever stay with her, because she is always begging to go back to the "lion garden".

I know this has been a touchy subject and will under no circumstances make any recmendations here. All I can tell you that we have been blessed with some wonderful times in Kruger with our kids and I would not do it without them.


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 Post subject: Re: 10 months old baby
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Duke Ellieton wrote:
Malaria can be fatal and we should not be flippant about it.

Kruger in the summer months is definitely a high risk area as illustrated in the map below and children under 5 are a high risk group

The map comes from this document which has a lot of useful information on precuations, risks, treatment.


Check out pages 8 - 10. Found it very interesting with vital information.

peace out.

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 Post subject: Babie's equipment
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Good day to you all . We plan to come back to South Africa for the 9th time.. but his time , there will be 3 of us , as we had a baby last year. He'll be 18month old by then ..
I was wondering if any baby equipment is available in the camps? (mostly baby bed/cot)
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 Post subject: Re: Babie's equipment
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:clap: :clap: You can get cots at most places in SA, and all the goodies for a baby. Carefull in Kruger with malaria, but winter here it should be cool. :thumbs_up:

He/she will come back to South Africa, any info needed you will find on this forum. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Babie's equipment
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thanks for your answer. We plan to come back in April
Concerning the cots , I meant : in the kruger park camps accomodation : do they provide it upon request? or do we have to buy one somewhere else?


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 Post subject: Re: Babie's equipment
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Hi Tembe & Kgala,
Please see Leelee's post here :
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I have phoned Satara RC and was informed that some of the camps do have limited cots available. Unfortunately you can not book them, they work on a first-come-first-served basis

That was posted in 2008, but I am 99% sure that it is still so.

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 Post subject: Re: Babie's equipment
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They do have cots in Kruger, but I do suggest you let them know before with your booking, as there might be other parents also utilising the cots. :thumbs_up:

You can however buy a camping cot at various places, It will cost you a good R1000,00 or 110 Euro for one with mosquito net included. :wink:

Hi MATTHYS, posted same time. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Babie's equipment
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thanks a lot...
would be a bit risky then ...


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 Post subject: Re: Babie's equipment
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Game has some awesome camping cots for cheap price, with mozzie net. Folds up small as well for packing. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Babie's equipment
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yep , I guess we might find a way to buy one in South Africa ( we travel from europe, and so bringing one is not an option)
Not always easy as we don't know south african stores.. and if we can spare 1000 zar , it's always good to take ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Babie's equipment
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For the babe, anytime. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Game Spotting Games
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Hey Guys,

I had a discussion with a friend the other day and he thought we were a bit disturbed when I told him what game we play during our drives in Kruger.

So I just want to know whether you guys have a similar activity or if we are indeed a bit weird?

I compiled a list of ALL animals in Kruger and assigned points to them. So to make a long story short, you divide into two teams {Left side and Right side}. Then you get points for each animal species you see {ie. a herd of Zebra's only count as a Zebra}.

At the end of the day we add up each team's points and then the losing team gets a 'penalty' drink or snack e.g. My wife don't eat Tomato's so she'll eat a Tomato for her penalty that evening. We try to be creative with the penalties like eating a spoon full of Cocoa etc.

It's a fun way of enjoying the bush and it forces you to appreciate every sighting, even an Impala sighting! :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Game Spotting Games
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It sounds interesting Leopard74 :thumbs_up: - the penalties bit :| :)

We usually guess what animal we will see first when we enter the gate and the person who is correct get …. well nothing :roll: . It is just the guessing part that is the fun bit to us :thumbs_up:

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