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 Post subject: Re: Number of days in one Camping site
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:26 am 
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Depends on your gear and how much of it you have.
SO and I have some very quick-set-up stuff, like pop-up tent, self-inflating (hiking) mattresses etc
that we use on short trips. We haven't done it for a while but we used to camp for 2 nights/a weekend quite frequently in the past.

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 Post subject: Re: Number of days in one Camping site
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Morning,

Thanx a lot for all of your advises Mites, i know that when coming to this Forum you wont go wrong in all the advices.
I just decided to go Camping recently because of the sky rocketing prices of challets with little information about camping.

I have a 2 3X3 Bushdome Tent (Howling moon) with its extension and have not yet camped in KNP, so i managed to book 3 nights on each camp but thought the days will not be enough especially when it comes to packing and unpaking.

Thanx once more again for advices.


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 Post subject: Re: Number of days in one Camping site
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It really depends on personal preference as every one else has mentioned. If I am camping my minimum stay is normally 3 nights before changing camps.

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 Post subject: Re: Number of days in one Camping site
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Last year, I decided that I was going to stay at one camp for the duration of my stay = 8 nights!! In the afternoons / evenings, it did not feel like I am going home to the camp... I was going home!! :thumbs_up: It was awesome!! But it is a personal choice and I like to stay at least 4 nights in a camp before packing up and moving to another camp.

Please share your camping trip experience with us!


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 Post subject: Re: Number of days in one Camping site
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I would say 3 nights is minimum. I know tenting is different to caravaning which we do. Small van, no TV, only the necessities and an awning. What better way to spend your evenings than to sit around the fire and listen to the night sounds, or write up your experiences of the day. Being out from gate opening to gate closing you need time to relax and listen. Enjoy your trip and report back on how you found 3 nights at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: Number of days in one Camping site
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Bush Baptist wrote:
It depends how much stuff you have brought and how many helpers you have.

I would only have 2 camps per week.

When my wife and I went on a 3 week camping holiday, and had spent a night or 2 in 'backpackers', pitching the tent in the last week was rather difficult.


I tend to agree.

I often travel alone. I don't like to spend less than 3 nights if I am camping and I try to follow it with tented accommodation.

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 Post subject: Re: Number of days in one Camping site
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Depends on the camp and the season, but we try and go at least three or four nights, and ideally seven. We're not yet experts at shooting a tent up and tearing it down, so we try and do the minumum of that. Last time was the first time we tried a large tent; it was quite funny because we had no instructions on how to erect it and the diagram needed the skills of an architect to decipher it. One of the ground staff at camp offered his services, but he turned out to be too sozzled to be of much help. Eventually, though, my SO figured out the basics - I'm not ashamed to say :clap: :clap: - and, after two-and-a-half hours, we got our abode up. We had peace for the first two days, but then two family tents surrounded us, with the accompanying noise late into the night. So, in such cases, I think one needs to be flexible as we'd much rather move than put up with unruly, inconsiderate people spoiling the peace of the wild.

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 Post subject: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps
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hi guys,
I found different things on the web about check-in and check-out times for the main restcamps in the Kruger park.
Does someone know what are check-in/out times ?
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 Post subject: Re: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps
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Hi JMJ,

Here you go............link

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Check-in/out times

On the day of arrival occupation can be expected by 14:00 but not guaranteed, on the day of departure accommodation must be vacated by 10:00.

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 Post subject: CAMP ADAPTERS
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Hi everyone.

Just a quick question.

I am staying at Skukuza Rest Camp camp site on the 21st of August to the 23rd of August. I would just like to know that the power point provided, does it require any special extension plug or is it the normal 3 pin plug. Kind Regards.

I have been told that a Blue Adapter is needed. Does anyone have a picture of the adapter of the connection points on both sides, and if they could please share it with me.

Another question is, will I find the adapter at the camp shops or will I have to buy one from outside the park.

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 Post subject: Re: CAMP ADAPTERS
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Hi Kallis

I will try post a picture for you when I have a chance :hmz:

You will find them in the park shops, but they will be a tad more expensive. once that is plugged into the outlet all you need is a normal extension cord with a 3 prong plug. Even though you don't need the longest cord at Skukuza, I wouldn't go shorter than 20m.

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 Post subject: Re: CAMP ADAPTERS
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They look like this: Image
should be able to find one at most hardward stores (and also outdoor stores, PnP Hyper etc)

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 Post subject: Re: CAMP ADAPTERS
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The 'blue plug' is designed for caravan input, so you need to get the adapter.

If you have a loooooong lead you might be able to plug it in at the scullery, which has 'nornal' plugs. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: CAMP ADAPTERS
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Hi.

Thanks a lot people. Really appreciate the input. As long as they are available at the Park shops, that is perfect because I know for a fact that I will forget anything that I buy in advance, and maybe by buying it through the Park Shop, maybe a cent might go towards the stopping of Rhino Poaching.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
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We do not regular camp in Kruger and normally stay in bungalows. The last time we camped were a number of years ago before we had kids so I did not take a lot of notice of the size of the stands.

Questions regarding the campsites in Satara and Skukuza;
1. I know you cannot book a specific site but are the site demarcated in these camps?
2. What is the size of the stands?

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