Oh foxy this is all so interesting - I too have a book on Kruger by C.S. Stokes dating back to 1942 and the prices are even cheaper than those you quote -
I quote - (it is somewhat lengthy but so interesting that I did not wish to leave anything out)
To gain entry to the park, a permit is necessary. The relative charge is one pound in respect of each motor vehicle with not more than ten passengers, while an admission fee of five pounds applies to each caravan and trailer. The entrance of buses, vans and motor cycles is prohibited. Additional to the admission levy, an entrance charge of five shillings is made for each person, over the number of four and sixteen years of age or more travelling in any single car or other vehicle.
At a cost of two pounds a season ticket is obtainable at all of the park's entrance gates (((((((Now we know where they got the idea for the Wildcard)))))) The purchaser is entitled repeatedly to enter any open part of the sanctuary during the twelve months to which the ticket applies.
Holders of the Kruger Park's Life Fellowship, for which a contribution of twenty-five pounds is made to the funds of the National Parks Board of Trustees, have free entry to all reserves, when open, controlled by the Board. They also receive, free of charge, certain tickets covering accommodation at rest huts.
Rest Camps - Rest camps are established at Skukuza, Pretorius Kop, Crocodile Bridge, Letaba, Lower Sabi, Malelane, Olifants River causeway, Olifants Gorge, Punda Maria, Satara and Shingwedzi (at a point midway between Letaba and Punda Maria). Further rest hut accommodation is provided at Malopene and Rabelais entrance gates, primarily for those who arrive at these points too late in the day to enable them to reach an interior camp within half an hour after sunset. At Pafuri, visitors are quartered under canvas, and at some of the larger camps cottage tents are used when sightseers in especially large numbers cause an overflow.
Applicaton for rest hut accommodation is made on the spot to whoever is in charge of the camp. The great majority of the huts are of concrete or brick, with thatched roofs, and the furnishing consists of riempie or other bedsteads, with mattresses, a table, benches or chairs, a washstand and basin and a hurricane lamp. Bedding is obtainable on hire at rest camps, except at Olifants River Causeway, Olifants Gorge and Pafuri, where food is likewise not supplied. The chare is two shillings and sixpence for the first night for three blankets, two sheets, and two pillows and one shilling and sixpence for the same bedding for each subsequent night and ten shillings if the requirement is for a week. Winter nights are are frequently cold and visitors should carry rugs and overcoats. A torch will be found useful and further needs will be towels and a mirror such not being part of the hut equipment.
The rest hut fee is three shillings and sixpence nightly for eqach adult and two shillings for each visitor under sixteen. There is a reduction if accommodation is booked for a week at least. The charge for tent "housing" is less than that applying to the huts. The rate for the visitor sleeping within the camp, but not desiring rest hut or tent accommodation is one shilling and sixpence a night (children under sixteen, ninepence each) and the payment covers the servic of native attendants and the use of water and fires. Sightseers are not permitted to "outspan" and spend the night other than at a rest camp.
Stores are established at Skukuza, Pretorius Kop, Letaba, Punda Maria and Satara, and at them certain everyday commodities and even lesser luxuries are purchasable - the supplies offered including a variety of tinned meats, tea, coffee, sugar, jams, bread, butter, cheese, eggs, condensed milk, alt, potatoes, onions, chocolates and sweets generally, cold drinks, cigarettes, candles and soap. At these stores, and at the rest camps at Crocodile Bridge, Lower Sabi, Malelane and Shingwedzi, meals are obtainable, the charges approximating to those ruling generally at South African country hotels. Cutlery and cooking utensils are procurable from stores.
Entrances - the park is entered at Crocodile Bridge, reached from Komatipoort; Malelane, reached from Barberton and Nelspruit; Pretorius Kop reached from White River and Graskop; Rabelais, reached from Graskop and Acornhoek; Malopene, reached from Leydsdorp and Gravelotte and Punda Maria, reached from Louis Trichardt.
A pontoon is in operation at Crocodile Bridge rest camp, for the crossing of the Crocodile River. The charge for transporting a car by it is three shillings, and the levy for a lorry or vehicle with a trailer is six shillings, but the pont is closed to lorries which, with their loads, exceed three tons in weight, and also to other vehicles likely to cause damage to it.
Concrete causeways have been built across some watercourses. The rivers thus bridged are the Crocodile, Letaba, Olifants and Sand, also the Sabi which is crossed by causeway at Skukuza and Lower Sabi. These passageways are too narrow to permit of cars passing one another on them, and a speed of ten miles an hour must not be exceeded on the causeways.
In normal times the management of the South African Railways makes attractive provision for travel to and in the park. Tours by special train are widely popular. They are on all-inclusive lines, and provide for two or three days of car travel in the sanctuary, camp-fire concerts and other exhilirating and novel enjoyments. In addition, weekend tours and party and individual exursions, in all cases including meals and bedding on trains, park entrance charges, sightseeing and other motor journeys as desired, and accommodation and allied requirements generally, are expertly arranged.
I know it was a long read - but also very interesting!
NO BAIL - JAIL AND NO TRADE IN RHINO HORN EVER!
NO TO BUILDING OF HOTELS IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Birthday at Amakhosi Safari Lodge
27 Sept to 11 Oct - Burchells and Ngwenya - KNP
The addiction is fed once again