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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:40 am 
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On my last couple of trips I've taken units with a kitchenette and bathroom.
Towels,soap and toiletpaper are provided. Changed daily if you wish so, but preferably not, we need to conserve as much water possible.

Units with cooking facilities vary as some have hotplates and sinks and some only have sinks. The ones I used all had hotplates. Units with kitchenettes include the following: (electric sometimes) kettle, crockery & cutlery (set of four: plates, side plates, pudding bowls, glasses, cups & saucers, knives & forks, spoons and teaspoons), 2 pots and frying pan, salad bowl, bread knife, tin opener, water jug and braaitongs.

I think that's all of it. If anything is short you can just report it to reception and they will try to replace it as quickly as possible.

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BUSHBRO this answer is more to help others also wondering what the accomodation has , as you say you will be prepared .

The communal kitchen blocks have sinks for washing up , 2 plate stoves for cooking side dishes etc and a boiling water dispenser ( you can fetch boiling water in a thermos flask ) to make beverages . Always one close to your bungalow and a great place to talk to other people about who saw what.

All bungalows have braais - supply your own wood/charcoal
firelighters , matches and tongs (or use a fork etc) .

Some bungalows have own kitchenettes usualy with utensils .
You can hire utensil sets at reception offices but it is a "schlep" and you must hand them in next morning which wastes game viewing time. It is worthwhile having your own set
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You definatly need your own utensils at picnic spots so in my opinion take a set with. You can buy them in hypermarkets cheaply.

Picnic spots all have skottel braais for hire and this tradition (bush-breakfast) should not be missed. They also have basic kitchen wash-ups etc. Invariably these attendants would like to do your washing up for a fair consideration .

The most important appliance is the fridge to keep food fresh and the drinks cold . Every single accomodation unit (except Balule ) has one with a small deep freeze compatment .

The one piece of equipment all visitors should take is the humble coolbox . It is necessary to keep food cool between overnight camps , and also to have a supply of cool drinks at stopping (get-out) places . Buy one or two at hypermarkets when you get your utensils is my advice.

Otherwise the KNP has enough facilities including shops to supply your needs.


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation types: Skukuza
Unread postPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:43 pm 
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Bird Song wrote:
What are the pros and cons of the communal kitchen?.

Pro: in a communal kitchen you will meet other Kruger visitors and you can exchange stories about your sightings in the park.

Con: the kitchen is not right by your bungalow (but usually not too far away either.) Bungalows without kitchen don't have cutlery, so you'll have to bring your own or rent cutlery.

P.S: The communal kitchens have hot water boilers that are very useful. You can also use them if you have your own kitchen.

Enjoy your stay in Kruger! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Braai Facilities
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Please advise if the Safari tents (cheap one) at Tamboti and the Huts (cheap ones) at Shingwedzi have braai facilities.

Yes and yes, have stayed in both.
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I have just read under Tamboti that there are communal braai facilities.

There are. I took a big group there in 2005 and we were able to braai together
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I would like to be able to sit outside our tent and hut and braai rather than schlep all the stuff off to a communal area.

Can do, that is the norm.

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Utensils includes everything you would need in a kitchen - including dish washing soap and cloths etc.
If the bungalow has a kitchen it will be fully equipped.
You just have to bring your food, drinks, cooler box, clothes and towels for swimming.
I don't think paper towels are supplied but loo paper is.
I would take an extra roll of loo paper just in case there is none at the picninc sites.

Some bungalows (not the budget huts) have a communal kitchen, you will have to bring your own utensils.

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Yes, bath & hand towels are provided. Not sure which camp you're looking at, but if intending to use a swimming pool, you will need your own towels for that.

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HI Lovehyena (love your name)!

There are pools at Letaba and Pretoriuskop as well.

Regarding utensils, there are certain things I always take with me - it seems they are the popular items that go home with some of the guests:
Peeler
Corkskrew/bottle opener
Tin opener
Braai tongs
Steak knives / sharp knife for cutting veggies etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Accomodation Utensils/Equipment
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Welcome to the forum.

There will be no foodstuffs in the bungalows at all, so you need to get your own. If you booked accommodation with utensils then you will find basic pots, plates etc, cutlery. There will be a tea-towel and dish-cloth. No coffee pot! The outdoor BBQ (Braai) uses charcoal or wood.

Malelane is a good place to shop - there is PnP at the traffic lights (on the right) as you come into Malelane, or turn left and there is a Spar (a little bigger, and more choice, although may be a little pricier).

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 Post subject: Re: Camp accommodation question.
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Here is a pic of the BD4 bungalow at Mopani.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reserve a Specific Chalet or Tent?
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I have also been pondering about this...

Can you only contact the camps a few days before your arrival, or is it possible to ask for specific bungalows/tents more than a month in advance?

Thanks a mil.

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 Post subject: Re: How to Reserve a Specific Chalet or Tent?
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I usually send my request 6-8 weeks before my arrival date

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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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Hi Cashrandra


Safari Tent (CTT4)

- 1 bedroom with 4 single beds
- Communal ablutions
- Communal Kitchen
- Fan
- Fridge
- No utensils

Base rate: R295.00, Adult share rate: R84.00, Child share rate: R42.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 4

Safari Tent (CTT2Z)

- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Communal ablutions
- Communal Kitchen
- Fan
- Fridge
- No utensils
- Unit accessible to the mobility challenged

Base rate: R295.00, Adult share rate: R84.00, Child share rate: R42.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 2

Safari Tent (LST3Z)

- 1 double bed
- Fan
- Fridge
- Hotplate
- Single sleeper couch
- Sink
- Unit accessible to the mobility challenged
- Utensils
- Wc and shower

Base rate: R675.00, Adult share rate: R216.00, Child share rate: R108.00
Base rate number of people: 2, Max number of beds/people: 3

You can check under which will give you descriptions of the accommodation and prices. Just select the camp and check the descriptions and photos of each type of accommodation

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/to ... bility.php


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 Post subject: Re: Safari tents
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outside a tent in the early morning. (Croc Bridge)

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Skukuza, inside and outside tents.

I love the tents. The outside comes in. It's best value, great fun, best of both worlds...

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 Post subject: Re: Self-catering provisions?
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Yep, you can always make a meal from what's in the parks shop. Fresh stuff (fruit and vegetables) can sometimes be a bit hit and miss, and sometimes a bit old by the time it reaches the park, so if you see something you like, buy it rather than assuming it will still be there (or ediblea) a couple of days later.

Having said all that, considering where the park is, the shops are well stocked. You can also buy alcohol, toiletries and just about anything else you're likely to run out of/forget on holiday!

There are even some very good books in the stores! :lol:


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 Post subject: Accessible accommodation for wheelchair users
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From reading some of the posts on the topic of accessible wheelchair accommodation at the various camps in Kruger there appears to be confusion on what is available and how to book the accommodation. The term "accessible" is open to interpretation as to the level of accessibility provided.

The suitability of certain accessible units will depend on the extent of the disability of the wheelchair user. Some units are totally accessible, especially if the wheelchair user has a carer to assist. Other units are only suitable if the wheelchair user has a certain amount of independent mobility.

One of the best sources of information is http://www.disabledtravel.co.za" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which is an approved site by SANParks. This website has photographs of accessible accommodation in most of the Kruger camps plus a description of the accommodation and facilities provided. The website also covers other National Parks.

In our many trips to the Kruger Park my wife has photographed the accessible accommodation and sent the photographs to Karin Coetzee for inclusion on the website http://www.disabledtravel.co.za" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It is essential that accessible accommodation is reserved in advance of arrival at a camp. Accessible accommodation units are reserved for wheelchair users until a few weeks before occupation, if these unit are not reserved then they are open for the general public to book.

Bookings for accessible accommodation must be made directly with the National Parks Board and cannot be made with any of the booking agents.


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