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 Post subject: Re: Early Morning Walk
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Elephantears, I have never done the walk from Olifants camp, but it does sound quite lovely. I have read a couple of lovely reports about the walk.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Morning Walk
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I also have not had the opportunity as yet.

But Satara, Lower Sasbie, Pretoriuskop and Berg en Dal would be my choices. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Early Morning Walk
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Thank you for your replies. After reading this topic ( thank you Elsa) we will probably see the availability of morning walks from the camps we are staying at on the day and decide there and then!
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 Post subject: Re: Early Morning Walk
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I've walked out of all these camps, and my top 3 are:

1. Olifants
2. Lower Sabie
3. Satara

The others are also fabulous, but those would be my picks.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Morning Walk
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Porridge, we are staying at all three camps you mentioned. I will see what's available when I get there.


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 Post subject: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certificate
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First time ever to Kruger and South Africa and only a month to go ! WE will be in Kruger for 3 nights. Arrive at Nespruit airport noon Sept 16th and have booked a night at Lower Sabie. The 2nd night is Satara and last Skukuza. From there we drive to JNB airport. I would like to book both a morning walk and sunset drive. I have read that the rangers can make or break the experience. Any recommendations based on those dates? I think there will be plenty to do at Skukuza so I was thinking morning walk on the 17th am from Lower Sabie and maybe sunset drive from Satara. One of our party members is 66 and we are wondering what kind of fitness cert is required. Would they even have a record of her age? She looks 45.
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 Post subject: Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific
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Hi ddcool, welcome to the forum.

You may want to check with each camp about what time the walks are due to return as you have to vacate your accommodation by 10am. I think they return by 9am but best to be certain. I would personally prefer the walk from the middle day - you may need a lie - in on your first morning.

And I would treat myself to a drive on my last evening in the park but I had a bad experience once at Skukuza and vowed never again from there.

As for fitness - your friend will need to provide a letter from her GP, she will be asked to provide her passport when checking in and to fill out an indemnity form and that asks for Date of Birth, if I remember correctly.

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 Post subject: Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific
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saraf wrote:
As for fitness - your friend will need to provide a letter from her GP, she will be asked to provide her passport when checking in and to fill out an indemnity form and that asks for Date of Birth, if I remember correctly.

saraf, I'm not 100% certain, but I think that the doctor's note is only needed if you are 70 or older?

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 Post subject: Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific
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I cannot see that it is going to pose a problem. They are only really strict on the trails.

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 Post subject: Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific
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I would do the Sunset Drive from Satara - we have had super drives from there - it is lion country and you can be lucky. Not sure about the walks, but I'm sure they would be a good experience from any of the camps mentioned.

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 Post subject: Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific
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Warm welcome ddcool! :clap:

I know there is a limit of age 65 and a medical certificate needed for the trails but I don't see any restriction in the Guided Walks
so maybe its like MM says.

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 Post subject: Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific
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thanks for all the welcome wishes :) I double checked the activity Matrix I printed and all walks note
that guests over 65 are to provide a fitness certificate. She will get one as she has to go to her doctor to get her malaria pills anyway. Better safe than sorry !


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 Post subject: Age limits for morning walk
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I want to book a morning walk at Skukuza camp. However, the age limit is 12 to 65.

My daughter will be 11 and a half years when we'll be there.

How strict is this age limit? May I make the reservations?

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 Post subject: Re: Age limits for morning walk
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Rubbens, I should imagine they will be strict with the age limit, otherwise all sorts of precedents get set and should there be any sort of mishap on the walk, open up legal implications.

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 Post subject: Re: Age limits for morning walk
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No exceptions are made for younger people. Over 65 allowed with a doctor's certificate though. There are many reasons for this, including size/ability to obey instructions/remain calm/quiet/etc. And yes I know some adults fail there too!!!!!

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