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 Post subject: Re: Places to shop outside Kruger's Gates.
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:06 pm 
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From Orpen we've stopped at the Spar in Hoedspruit. There is a bank in the same complex, so it was handy. :thumbs_up:

Have fun planning your trip, and taking it! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping en route to Kruger
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping en route to Kruger
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Best place imo is the shopping mall at Louis Trichard (Makhado)
Right next to the N1

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 Post subject: shopping on Sundays
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Hi all can soomeone help. we arrive at OT next Sunday at 10.50am so by time we get out of airport it will be around noon, problem is we are self catering in Hazyview for a few days and need to get a few groceries on the way. What time do the pick and pay and spar close on Sundays? Is there anywhere else we can get a few essentials, ie bread, milk, butter etc. is Millies at Machadorp a possibility. Thanks all, :gflower: :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: shopping on Sundays
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The roadside services will be open. The other supermarkets probably until around 2 or 3pm so you should be OK.

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 Post subject: Re: shopping on Sundays
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The larger petrol stations on the highways have small shops that will have a limited choice of 1st night supplies!


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 Post subject: Re: shopping on Sundays
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Hi Ladylucy,

The Hazyview Pick & Pay is open till 18.00 on Sunday so sure you will be able to buy all you need.

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping en route to Kruger
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If you cannot make Hazyview by 18:00 - then stop of at the Spar at the Grove Centre in Nelspruit - just opposite the Riverside shopping centre - not sure but have an idea they may be open till 19:00 - perhaps you can check.

Try their Rump steak in Grill butter - unfortunately the steaks as they are in the counter are 1 kg pieces of meat but if you can handle that it is really good otherwise cut in half or ask them for a smaller piece.

BTW there is also a Spar and a Checkers in Hazyview - I currently don't know the working hours but will find out for Future.

Just had on other thought if you want meat - you can get that at almost any time at Pioneers Grill - they are a butcher and a Restaurant so you can get meat till the restaurant closes - around 9:00 pm. (they are in the same centre as the Wimpy - on the right hand side as you come into Hazyview)


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 Post subject: Re: Shopping en route to Kruger
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According to the website
http://www.spar.co.za/Home/Store-View/T ... -Park-Tops
closed on Sundays

But the pick&pay is open on Sundays :thumbs_up:
http://www.picknpay.co.za/picknpay/cont ... 10&s=_5178
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Normal trading hours:
Monday : 08:00 to 20:00
Tuesday : 08:00 to 20:00
Wednesday : 08:00 to 20:00
Thursday : 08:00 to 20:00
Friday : 08:00 to 20:00
Saturday : 08:00 to 19:00
Sunday : 08:00 to 17:00

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping at Malelane
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Hi there Impyim.

Welcome from another Aussie Kruger addict.


We too always stock up at Super Spar in Malalane on the way in to the park. We find we can get everything we need there and more. They have a great range of foodstuffs. Also usually pick up some other essentials like South African wine and Amaroula.



As for the thermos up till last trip we always tucked ours in with our luggage, but we left it there last time due to weight. I know we have seen them in the stores but cant remember for sure if it was there or not but it is a well stocked store. Also from memory we also saw them in some of the camp shops n Kruger. It is of course an essential for those morning Amaruala coffees! :D :D

BTW I would reconsider that afternoon nap. On our first trip which was via Perth we drove straight out to Sabi Sand and arrived just in time for the afternoon game drive. All we wanted to do was shower and sleep but we stayed up and it was just wonderful and once you start seeing animals the adrenalin kicks in and you feel ok. Then you are so exhausted later you fall asleep at dinner time and have a great sleep. And then start again at 5am the next day! :roll: :roll:

When do you go ?

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping at Malelane
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The flask are for sale in all Kruger shops (with a logo 8) )
Also in the Berg en Dal shop close to Malenale camp

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping at Malelane
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You will get everything you need at Spar or Pick and Pay (on the opposite side of the N4). Another useful store for flasks and plastic containers etc is Jet on the road parallel to the N4. Their prices for that sort of things are amazingly low.

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 Post subject: Re: Food Shopping on way to Paul Kruger Gate
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Hoedspruit has good shops and if you have to go in through Paul Kruger, you will go through Hazyview which also has a good variety of supermarkets.

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.
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ecojunkie wrote:
Entering near Talamati probably means Orpen - so shop in Hoedspruit, there is a big Pick and Pay where you can get all you need.


Sjambokpod wrote:
Staying at Orpen you will probably go through Orpen gate?
Then 30 kms before the gate is Hoedspruit with one of the Best SPAR stores.
We always stock up there and restock if we have to when staying at those Orpen area camps.


TonyP wrote:
If you want to shop in Hoedspruit it is about 30 k's past the Orpen turn-off (coming from the south), but there is a relatively new P&Pay in Hoedspruit. (very nice shop).
As you enter Hoedspruit from the south you will see a Total filling station on the left, immediately after opposite the Total filling station) turn right and right again into a shopping complex, the P & Pay is at the far end.
Also a great Pizza place there, if you've got the munchies, on the left as you enter the complex.


Sure this will all be of help Lindah! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hoedspruit Airport
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There is definitely a Spar and a Pick n Pay....both big supermarkets with all the things you will need.

Out of the actual airport you will take a right turn until you come to the R40 where you will also turn right towards Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit (that is actually going away from the Orpen Gate, but not far out of your way)
The Pick n Pay centre is actually on the R40 on the right, or you can go a bit further turn left into Hoedspuit where the Spar centre is on your right.

Then you go back down the R40 signposted White River and Klasserie, to a T Junction where you turn left, and then pretty soon you will see the Orpen turning which is 40kms from the gate.

Easy peasy. :thumbs_up:

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