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Re: Gate Hours at Kruger and Game Drives

Unread postby gslabbert5119 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:47 pm

Thanks, now what times do the gates open in February and March 2012
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Re: Gate Hours at Kruger and Game Drives

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:54 pm

0530 - so you will probably find gate drives leave at 0500.
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Re: Gate Hours at Kruger and Game Drives

Unread postby gslabbert5119 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks Ecojunkie ...
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Re: Day & Night Guided Tour (ONLY)

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:44 am

Most, if not all, the gates will offer sunrise/sunset drives to those staying outside the park. With prior arrangements you can also arrange a full or half day tour - although this will depend on availability of guides and vehicles.

Contact the gate closest to where you are staying for more information on their timings etc.
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Day Visitors and Game Drives

Unread postby RoseH » Sun May 13, 2012 6:02 pm

Are there any game drives for day visitors (in case the previously mentioned 'stay in the park" option doesn't work out?
Where can I find prices for game drives?
I've tried checking SANParks tariffs etc.

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Re: Day Visitors and Game Drives

Unread postby saraf » Sun May 13, 2012 6:23 pm

Rose,

Kruger Gate will definitely do morning and sunset drives, not sure about the night drives. Phabeni gate may also do drives.

There are also companies in Hazyview which offer full day drives into the park.
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Re: Day Visitors and Game Drives

Unread postby pops » Sun May 13, 2012 8:35 pm

Kruger Gate offers night drives commencing @ 17:00 and the price is R360 per person.

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Re: Day Visitors and Game Drives

Unread postby Foxy » Wed May 16, 2012 10:00 pm

Croc Bridge also does game drives but be sure to book the sunset drive which is very popular and get exact times of departure, also it does cost more than if you were a guest.
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There is also a night drive, if anyone is booked on it, the vehicle leaves about 20h00 but you need to get all the facts from reception and especially the departure times.
They only have / had one vehicle in Dec to do these drives.

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night game drives

Unread postby terrymoore » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:09 am

I am staying in Kruger Park Lodge outside of Kruger Park. What is the least expensive way to be able to do a one night game drive?

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Re: night game drives

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:32 am

I dont think their is a least expensive way to do a game drive as all the game drives prices are pretty much the same, book a drive at your nearest entrance gate and enjoy hope you have lots of sightings :)
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Re: night game drives

Unread postby Penny » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:49 pm

To my knowledge only sunset drives are offered at the gates.
Night drives are only conducted from certain camps in the Park.
The difference in price is quite substantial when one does a drive from the gate as opposed to the cost when one is staying in the Park.
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nightdrives when not staying at KNP

Unread postby rufie » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:59 pm

Can someone go on an Nightdrive at Crocodile Bridge if not staying at the park?

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Re: nightdrives when not staying at KNP

Unread postby saraf » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:48 pm

Not sure if Crocodile Bridge run night drives but they will certainly run a sunset drive.
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External sunset drive?

Unread postby Chi_Kru » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:31 pm

This is an official name of an activity offered at Crocodile Bridge, with no specific information offered anywhere I was trying to find it.
I seem to remember from the last visit that CB offered an option of leaving the park AFTER the sunset drive, provided you parked your car outside the gate beforehand - but I might be wrong because we did not use that option.
Is that what it is? If so, what are the specific procedures one needs to follow re. exit permit, and such?
Is there an option of leaving the park after a sunset drive at Orpen, or any other camp?
Thanks, and apologies if that has been explained before.

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Re: External sunset drive?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:35 am

A warm welcome to you, Chi_Kru :D

I am sure that you are right. Many people from outside Lodges make use of the night/sundowner drives from Croc Bridge. I am sure someone will confirm this to put your mind at ease.
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