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 Post subject: Booking advice for Activities
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:58 pm 
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You can also book the drives by phoning reservations.
You can contact any of the satellite reservations offices (Check the list on the homepage).
On the left click on Reservations and once the page opens there is a link that says "Satellite Reservation Offices".

Once you get through, state what camp you would like to take the drive from and what date it is. I just did it now and it worked like a charm.

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 Post subject: Re: How to book game drives from the camp
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:16 pm 
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You can book a drive at the reception at the camp where you are staying.
You can also book it with your reservation # so if you phone the reservations office and I would suggest you do it early because December will be busy in the park.

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 Post subject: Re: How to book game drives from the camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:32 am 
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You can also e-mail them to make a booking for a night drive.
December is very busy, you should not wait till you reach the camp, then it might be full already.


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 Post subject: Re: How to book game drives from the camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:48 am 
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I was at Croc Bridge last weekend and did a sunset drive.

Drive leaves at 17:00pm and returns after 3 hours.
If you are staying outside the park then you pay more as opposed to someone who stays inside but its still well worth it.
I would definitely pre-book the game drive as December gets pretty busy.
Times of departure may vary according to season so best phone and confirm.

Just phone the camp & give them details for booking and its done.
Number for C/Bridge is : (013) 735 6012.
Once you arrive its just a matter of filling in the indemnity forms and enjoying the drive !!

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 Post subject: Booking game drive / walk / bikes in advance
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:26 pm 
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Hi all

My girlfriend and I are visiting Skukuza (2-4 May) and Olifants (4-6 May)

Can anyone offer any advise on booking game viewings?

Is it essential to book all these in advance?

We're planning to do a mix of self drives and otherwise. We'd definitley like to do a few early morn and night drives, but also interested in a walking one and also hiring bikes (heard you can do this in Olifants..?)

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 Post subject: Re: Booking game drive / walk / bikes in advance
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:20 am 
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Ben, once we had our accommodation sorted I simply sent a list of walks and drives that we wished to do, to SANParks reservations.
This was confirmed and added onto our reservation.
We were told that the walk / drive was dependent on the camp at the day and these would be confirmed on arrival.

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 Post subject: Re: Booking game drive / walk / bikes in advance
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:51 pm 
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You can find the pricing to all walks and drives here. There is no real need to book them in advance, you can do that at the reception. But planningwise, especially with smaller camps, it may be handier for the camp itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Activities - when to book?
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Hi and welcome
There is no bushbraai tariff available
Best to send a email to reservations.
Its a joint venture between SANparks (guide and vehicle) and the restaurant which does not belong
to SANparks.
So if you send a email best to mention from which camp you want to have bushbraai
You can also book a ad hoc braai
Minimum for 6, but they might take 5
then you are the only party
I did that last year
I did one at Berg en Dal and Satara
Satara was my favourite

Booking of activities
When you make you booking best to book a walk
They can be in a demand
For a sunset drive usually there is some places left if you plan to drive the next day at a camp
But rather safe then sorry so you can also book them with your trip

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 Post subject: Re: advice booking GAME DRIVES in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:27 pm 
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I would highly recommend booking your game drives before you go.
Contact central reservations and quote your reservation number.
Then add the required game drives to your original booking.

I have at times been disappointed when trying to book game drives at the various camps.
August is a busy time in the park due to European and North American summer vacations.

Game drives leave from all the main camps in the park.
The camps offer morning (early) and sunset drives (3 hours in duration). Satara, Olifants, Letaba, Shingwedzi and Punda Maria also offer a 2 hour night drive.

Game drives also leave from the gates in the south and Phalaborwa.

You are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure but get there at least half an hour before.
The guide has a list of all the people who have booked and then calls out the names and then you board the vehicle.
I have found that the earlier the booking has been done, the closer your name will be to the top of the list.

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 Post subject: Guided bushwalks
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Hello, we will be visiting Krugerpark in October. I already made reservations for the rest camps. Would like to know how long on beforehand you have to make reservation for guided bushwalks?
Luc & Ann (Belgium)


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 Post subject: Re: Guided bushwalks
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:10 pm 
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lucbo - A warm welcome to the forum.

Take my advice and book ahead (You can book these walks way ahead of the time). These guided bush walks are very popular and only a maximum of 8 guests can be accommodated on a walk.

Contact central reservations and add the walks that you want to do to your existing booking.

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 Post subject: Night drives
Unread postPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:37 am 
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How do I make reservations at individual camps for sunset/sunrise drives etc?


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 Post subject: Re: Night drives
Unread postPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:57 am 
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If you want to book in advance then you can email reservations with your requests (do include your client number and booking reference if you already have accommodation booked) or you can wing it and book the day before or even on the day (if there are spare seats) at each camp's reception.

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 Post subject: Re: Night drives
Unread postPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:19 am 
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Hello Louis,

I know its better to book in advance so that one can have peace of mind, but I have been on numerous night drives from Satara and have always booked one day in advance at the Satara Reception, or even on the day, without any problems. So if you don't manage to contact the camp in advance to book your drive, all is not lost :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Night drives
Unread postPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:31 am 
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louisf, I think, if you are looking at multiple camps where you want to book drives, it is better to contact central reservations.

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