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Park entry points

Unread postby incomer » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:36 pm

Can you enter the park at any gate, for example the one shown near Kirkwood, or do you have to come in by the Main Camp? Thank you

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:51 pm

Hi incomer - welcome to the forums!

Depending on which part of Addo you wish to visit - you can enter the appropriate gate.
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Re: Park entry points

Unread postby lirritma » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:19 pm

incomer wrote:Can you enter the park at any gate, for example the one shown near Kirkwood, or do you have to come in by the Main Camp? Thank you


Welcome incomer to the forum. Megan should perhaps help us here with the facts. Which part of Addo do you want to visit? That might help to get you a better answer.

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Re: Addo : shop supplies

Unread postby Tembe & Kgala » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:27 pm

thanks so much to you all!
Just in case we would like to go to the supermarket neat Mathy, what time do we have to be back at the camp? there's a closing time a the gates I suppose?

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Re: Addo : shop supplies

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:38 pm

There are yes - Gate times
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Re: Addo : shop supplies

Unread postby Tembe & Kgala » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:34 pm

uuuhh..
Matyholweni Gate

07h00 to16h00??? :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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Re: Addo : shop supplies

Unread postby Apple » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:08 am

As far as I know, if you are booked in to Camp Matyholweni you may enter and leave at any time as there is a 24 hour security guard at the gate to allow you in and out if you wish to go to the Supermarket or one of the nearby attractions and stay out after dark.
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Re: Addo : shop supplies

Unread postby Tembe & Kgala » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:53 am

ok , great ! i did'nt understand why they closed so early. Yes we do have a booking there. Can anyone confirm this (the 24h/day possibility to get out..)? thanks to you all.

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Re: Addo : shop supplies

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:59 pm

Yes, pucelou, you can travel in and out of the Matyholweni Gate after 16h00 if you are booked into the accommodation there. There is a security guard posted there 24 hours.
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gate closing times

Unread postby mirimiri376 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:39 pm

My husband and I are staying in safari tents for two nights in February. On one of the days we are there we had planned to do a day game reserve drive at Amakhala Game reserve.

However it seems that the day trip will finish after the gate closing time.

Is the gate closing time only for day trippers into Addo or for people who are staying there too?

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Re: gate closing times

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:14 pm

Hi Rebecca, the main gate is manned 24 hours, so you will be able to return after 7pm.

Why go to another reserve for a game drive? :D
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Re: gate closing times

Unread postby mirimiri376 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:03 pm

Thank you,

That's really usefull to know, as need to prebook and pay for this drive.

We are planning to do game drives in Addo too, just wanted to experience both reserves.

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Re: gate closing times

Unread postby Haupie » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:21 pm

addo is one of the best parks. i certainly would not leave the park if i got the chance of staying there for any period of time. :naughty:
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gate times

Unread postby Peter Betts » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:01 am

Getting in at South Gate in Winter when the light is OK at 07h15 after the drive from Colchester...just to be able to ease down the hill cat hunting. O7h15 in Summer is of course 90-120 minutes too late...maybe sometime Addo could align itself with Kruger and let in Day visitors at 05h30 like Kruger in Summer...A most welcome aspect if it happenned
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Re: Best Thing to Do in Addo

Unread postby carolynn » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:42 am

We don't really have one best thing to do - mainly just to be there is enough-Number 5 safari tent with its view over the park is one of our favourites. Addo seems to produce something different every time when you least expect it. (but they do make a delicious saucy chicken burger in the restaurant!) I agree Peter, unfortunately the best times of the day are lost to Addo visitors unless you do the organised morning drive which I am assuming they do have though I don't know what time it leaves? The opening times are really too late in the summer - when I enquired before I think the reply was that the staff did not stay on the premises and had to travel in from elsewhere so could not get there that early?? - not sure.
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