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Re: Gate times into camps

Unread postby arks » Fri May 17, 2013 3:42 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Those are the game viewing area gate times.

I have a hunch the outer Addo gate closes at 22h00. :hmz:

When I stayed at Matyholweni in September 2012, the gate to the ourside world stayed open 24 hours. Perhaps you should phone the gate or Matyholweni reception to double check?
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Addo Opening Hours

Unread postby zuckermman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:45 am

I'm thinking about making a reservation for the day December 6 in Addo Rest Camp.Otherwise my flight leaves the 7th from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town at 8:45 AM.I wonder if it is possible to leave the park early to get to the airport on time.I've been reading the schedules and show that the park opens at 7 AM.I'ts Possible leave The Park before 7 Am?
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Re: Addo Opening Hours

Unread postby JDW » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:52 am

Hi
My understanding is that you can only enter the area where wildlife is after 7am, however the main camp is not in the wildlife area and therefore you can leave at anytime by arrangement with the security staff.
You will not be able to depart from the Colchester gate.
Hope this helps
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Re: Addo Opening Hours

Unread postby zuckermman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:31 pm

Thank you for your quick reply and Sorry for my bad English
What i mean is I'm going to be staying in Addo Rest Camp and I just want to leave Addo about 6am to arrive soon to Port Elizabeth in order to Take a flight al 8.45. AM
Is this possible given the opening hours of the park?

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Re: Addo Opening Hours

Unread postby JDW » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Hi
Your English is very good and much better than my Spanish.
Yes you can leave from Addo Rest Camp at any time.
It is only the Game viewing area that is closed.
On arrival ensure that you tell the reception of your plans. Also speak to the security staff so that they know as you will also have to hand your accommodation key in at the gate.
Hope this helps
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Check in Accomodation Addo

Unread postby zuckermman » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:33 am

Hi all.
I would like to know if it is possible to make a check in after the 10 PM.
I'm thinking to make a reservation of a Forest Cabin but our Flight arrives to PE at 12 noon and we must to go directly to a Prívate Reserve for a Game Drive wich ends at 9 PM.
We should arrive to Addo main Camp around 10 PM. It's possible to do the check in at that time?
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Re: Check in Accomodation Addo

Unread postby JDW » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:01 pm

Hi
My understanding is that you can book in after normal hours if you prearrange it will reception and the keys are left at the security gatehouse.
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Re: Check in Accomodation Addo

Unread postby zuckermman » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:37 pm

Hi JDW

I'm not sure. According the Website the Main entrance Gate close at 19.00. and also "Entrance gates are staffed by security guards after closing time. Visitors with accommodation bookings can still enter and exit the gate after closing times but before 22:00 provided they inform reception of this. After 22:00, there is no access into the Park as gates are closed" :cry:
The Distance between The Private Reserve and Addo is 45 min. The Game Drive ends around 21.00.


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