Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 5 of 8
 [ 111 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:43 am
Posts: 36
Does anyone know the best place to buy a cheap but decent cooler box, either in Jhb or on the way to Malelane gate? Flying in from the UK and ideally want to pick one up on in Jhb or on the way to Kruger so we can keep all the shopping cool on the way to camp.

Cheers!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:13 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Posts: 44370
Location: Somerset West, Cape Town
Kirsty, you should find one at the Pick n Pay at the Mall on the N4 (link in earlier post of mine).
Other shops in the Mall that will have at Sportsman's Warehouse, or Outdoor Warehouse.
Mr Price Home is also a well priced store ... not sure if they have cooler boxes tho.
But if you stop at the Mall, you will have some options as far as choice of stores to visit.

_________________
Sawubona
Dalene


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MPL International Airport to Malelane Gate - food shoppi
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:13 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 8406
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
You turn left out of the airport road and then continue to the N4, turn left again and head for Malelane.
After passing through the Crocodile river gorge you will meet the toll gate (currently R48/car I think) and then a short while after that Malelane where you will find 2 good supermarkets - Pick & Pay on the right at the first traffic lights and to the left at the same lights and a short distance down the road a Spar supermarket.
Another 10km past that is the turning to the KNP park.

_________________
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the entrance permit? Do you KNOW the Conditions of Entry?

Completed over 6 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I was normal I wouldn't be me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MPL International Airport to Malelane Gate - food shoppi
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:11 pm
Posts: 153
Location: Canada - West Coast - Victoria
We go here every year and you can buy everything from cooler boxes to BBQ supplies, they even have a cell phone shop.

Image


https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Malelane ... frica&z=17


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MPL International Airport to Malelane Gate - food shoppi
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:11 pm
Posts: 153
Location: Canada - West Coast - Victoria
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Mpum ... sz=15&z=15


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MPL International Airport to Malelane Gate - food shoppi
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:11 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 8406
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
If you want a pillow etc, then go to the Spar complex as you will find other shops there too where you can get a pillow. Spar usually has camping chairs, but not always. Midas, next to Pick and Pay, or even the hardware store just below it (cannot remember the new name) would also have some camping stuff.

_________________
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the entrance permit? Do you KNOW the Conditions of Entry?

Completed over 6 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I was normal I wouldn't be me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Best place for groceries near Numbi gate?
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:20 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Posts: 14313
Location: meandering between senility and menopause
FAC Member (2013)
Jay, there are 2 roads to Numbi. The one goes through Hazyview,in which case I would stop in at the Hazyview Mall. Every kind of shop you need is there.

If you are going the other route, I would go with Elsa's suggestion.

Woodlin is spot on in suggesting Woolies and I often get stuff there, but not everything. It can be a bit pricey for day to day stuff. I do like their veggies and fruit though, as it tends to last. I also feel safe with their chicken. There hot cross buns are lovely to have on hand, as they don't get stale.

Enjoy :thumbs_up:

_________________
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: From MQP to Lower Sabie on our first day - shopping ques
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:46 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Posts: 14313
Location: meandering between senility and menopause
FAC Member (2013)
Hi Gigib :D

The Komatiepoort Spar is very well supplied with most thing that you would need. I have also always found it super friendly and clean. Maybe you can also get a freshly braaied chicken and salad for your first night, so you don't have to bother about cooking.

Malelane is certainly convenient. I would go to the main shopping centre though and not just the Pick n Pay.

_________________
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: From MQP to Lower Sabie on our first day - shopping ques
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:58 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:05 am
Posts: 8406
Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
Entering near Talamati probably means Orpen - so shop in Hoedspruit, there is a big Pick and Pay where you can get all you need.

_________________
Smiling is contagious. Start an epidemic today!

Have you read the entrance permit? Do you KNOW the Conditions of Entry?

Completed over 6 years in Kruger in my caravan.

If I was normal I wouldn't be me!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Travel from Johannesburg (OR Tambo) to Malelane gate
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:26 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Posts: 14313
Location: meandering between senility and menopause
FAC Member (2013)
Hi JudiK :D

there is a Pick and Pay on the main road at Malelane. The shopping Mall has a very good Spar. I have found the Spar has really upped its game. It has become very competitive with Woolies in many areas. I live in an area where there is a Spar and a Woolies almost next door and I rarely shop at Woolies anymore.

There is a hawker market just as you turn left towards Malelane Gate. I bought the most wonderful Mangoes there on my last trip. It would be worthwhile to see what fruit and veg they have in season. I like to support the informal market when I can.

_________________
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shopping for food items in the park.... prices, choice ?
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:46 pm
Posts: 98
Location: Nottingham, UK
What we do is to email our shopping list to Pick n Pay Malelane in advance given the an approximate idea of our arrival time and our shopping is then ready for us when we arrive.
This year it took me a maximum of 10 minutes tops to pick up our shopping and be on our way.
I have always found the very helpful.
Personally after the long flight from UK I really don't want to be spending time shopping....I just want to be in the park as quickly as possible!!
If you need further info drop me a pm.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shopping for food items in the park.... prices, choice ?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:08 pm
Posts: 26
Hi there,

The map for where it is:
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Cnr+Ai ... TF-8&hl=en

The Pick n Pay website: (Scroll right down the page when you get on it)

http://www.picknpay.co.za/picknpay/cont ... 10&s=_5178

Email address of Melalane:
fmalelane@pnp.co.za

A wonderful lady on here has helped me no end as she's done the email and collect on a couple of occasions.
it seems straight forward,
go on Pick n Pay online shop to look at what you want, no need to register.
I tried without luck but you don't need to, email with a list and ring an hour before you arrive.
I emailed and Pick n Pay came back asking for a list a week before we land and they accept cash, credit and debit card.
The other forum member paid by cash and it was all ready for her at the till already rung through with a couple of substitutions but nothing major.
Her tips are to specify weights and keep to basic labels (similar to tescos own make) to ensure stock availability.

Hope that helps, we go on Oct 2nd so I'll attempt to get on line once we've done it and let you know of any hitches !
May bump into you !
You'll love it... 29 days ! wow... I have been once before and can't wait to get back.

Kind Regards Jo x


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shopping en route to Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:53 pm
Posts: 60
Location: Provence - France but my heart is in the bush...
Hello,

What's about shopping on the way to Punda Maria gate?
We are coming end of November and have to shop for 6 days in the Kruger, so need a quite well stored shop and a liquor store too!!
The night before entering we are staying Albasini Dam.
Thanks for your help.

_________________
The great feeling to come back home every time I am in South Africa

South Africa again in November 2012. A week in the Kruger and more...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shopping en route to Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:09 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:02 pm
Posts: 17176
Location: mind in SA, body in The Netherlands
Best place imo is the shopping mall at Louis Trichard (Makhado)
Right next to the N1

_________________
Submit your Images


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: shopping on Sundays
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:15 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:15 pm
Posts: 808
The larger petrol stations on the highways have small shops that will have a limited choice of 1st night supplies!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 111 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: inyanga 1 and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Foxy at 18:21:03 Submitted by Foxy at 17:43:30 Submitted by Leanawel at 14:53:31 Submitted by Kiepersol at 11:38:05