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Personally in my opinion, I think the Pick N Pay in White River is the best, we always shop there before entering the park, they have all the stock including camping material & camouflage clothing.


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I have just returned from Hazyview and I was "gob smacked" by certain changes.
The Spar has really done a major upgrade and Pick and Pay has brought in wines. :wink:
If Woolies is a must, the new centre in Nelspruit, the one Jazzie mentioned, is really good.

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 Post subject: shopping before orpen gate
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Hi,

are there any suggestions for a shopping centre coming from blyde river canyon via R531 to Orpen gate?

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There is a lovely shopping mall in Hoedspruit :D

You should be able to get all the necessary items you need here :wink:

Allso try Bambino's outside Hoedspruit on your way to Orpen for some of the best braai-wood in the country :wink: :wink:

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I would suggest that you buy 2 bags of wood in Hoedspruit @ La Bamba, that way you will save on expenses inside KNP. Generally wood is a bit cheaper just outside KNP.

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remember that when you buy wood inside KNP, you are helping conservation, as a part of the revenue generated out of purchasing wood, is ploughed back into KNP

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 Post subject: shopping Palabora or Letaba?
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this year we are entering via Phalaborwa gate and want to pick up some cheap pots/pans etc so we can cook for ourselves during our 2 weeks there (we come out from the UK, so bringing that sort of stuff is a bit of a nightmare!) - does anyone know if there is a good, cheap shop between the airport and the gate, or can we get them in the Letaba shop? (our first night stop) thanks!

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Rather buy in Phalaborwa.
Firstly a much better, bigger & cheaper variety.
Secondly you'll probably find the shop 2 km's from the gate into Kruger.
Buying at Letaba will not be an option.
Limited options (if any!!!) and definitely prices sky high!!!

There is a Spar on route into Kruger at Phalaborwa, and they will stock the essentials you need to get buy for two weeks.
Yes, it wont be the selection you are used to at Harrods.....but all the same, it will be better than Letaba (not knocking them, they just geared up for day to day stuff).
If you need more specific articles, i suggest going into Phalaborwa central town, which really is no mission whats so ever, if you need. Enjoy!

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Braai wood is available in all the restcamps and some of the bush camps. Make sure you check the bag of wood before you buy it as some bags only contain very large pieces of wood which will take hours to burn.


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Checkers is on the left as you drive through Hazyview from Nelsprui.
Go through a couple of traffic lights past the turn to Phabeni gate and at the next four way stop turn down past the garage, turn immediately left carry on straight and you will see the Checkers in a small centre, and the Checkers is on the right in this centre.

Otherwise the Pick n Pay is on the road to Phabeni gate, turn into the big shopping centre, the turn off is only a very short way down that road and you will see the Pick n Pay plus other shops directly in front of you.
Its quite a good one.

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The Pick and Pay centre has a brand new, very reasonable and well stocked liqour store where you can get everything you need.

I would say that right now, there is no contest. The Pick and Pay centre has an upgraded banking section, most of the essential stores for every kind of shopping (clicks for toiletries, CNA for reading matter) and it is bright and airy.

I also often buy a freshly grilled chicken at Pick and Pay, with fresh rolls and salads for my first night when I am often tired and don't want the hassle of cooking.
The price of their chicken used to be R28.. its excellent value for money.

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Pick 'n Pay Hazyview

Telephone number:(031) 737 6010
Fax number:(031) 737 6019
E-mail address: fhazyview@pnp.co.za

Trading hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Checkers Hazyview
Address: Shop 12, Simunye Centre, Main Rd, Hazyview, 1242
Tel: +27(13) 737-9200
Fax: +27(13) 737-6154

Spar Hazyview
No record of such a shop on the Spar website (well, not that I could find).

Hope that helps, TXD! Have a fabulous time! Looking forward to your trip report. 8)

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Is it safe to leave your luggage in the car while in the shop? Obviously a rental stands out, is it a target? Pay someone to watch the car or is there security around? Probably ignorant question, but have never been before...
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Many places have car guards, but I never leave anything of value in view of passersby.
That includes binocs, cameras, notepads... and so the list goes on.

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Perks, there is a nice big Spar in Komatipoort, recently rebuilt and opened after being burnt down late last year.
You will see it easily just as you enter the town on your right.

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Hi everyone
have been reading this thread, I know where the riverside mall is in Nelspruit, have shopped there are on many occasions. But where is the Crossings? I know where the big game store is on the junction, have they built a new shopping centre there? Also, how long does it take from Nelspruit to the Malelane Gate?
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