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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:29 pm 
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My SO will need to leave our family trip early.
Is there a possibility of getting a taxi/shuttle or other non selfdrive transportation from Pretoriuskop to KMIA.

Thanks in advance!

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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:06 am 
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Desert Dassie wrote:
Is there a possibility of getting a taxi/shuttle or other non selfdrive transportation from Pretoriuskop to KMIA.
Not that I have heard of Desert Dassie, it might be easier if someone from your party takes him through to the airport.
Depending on what time the flight is, maybe you could drive down to Malelane town, might be a taxi service that he could hire there?

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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:04 pm 
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Actually I think Bert had a link to a company that does transfers to and from the airport. He found it somewhere on the main SANParks site.

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Found it on the KNP page on the main site. Getting there. Have a look under Bus Shuttle.

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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:35 pm 
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Thanks for this - we will follow it up tomorrow morning - hopefully she will be able to get from Pretoriuskop/Numbi to the airport without me and the rest of the gang taking her.

I've been lurking on the forums for a while and am always amazed at the generosity of spirit. Thankyou.

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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
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If you're in a jam, phone me (you can PM me for my number) I live 35 k's from Numbi gate so would happily pick up whoever needs to get to the airport and drop them off there. Cost...nothing


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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
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TonyP wrote:
I live 35 k's from Numbi gate so would happily pick up whoever needs to get to the airport and drop them off there. Cost...nothing
TonyP, what a wonderful and generous offer. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to/from KMIA
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TonyP wrote:
I just figure that a guest in my country is a guest in my home.


The old South African friendliness and kindness is still there. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Transportation from Kruger-Mpumalanga to Skukuza
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I will be visiting KNP for the first time in July and would appreciate some advice on transportation to the park. I will be flying into the Kruger-Mpumalanga airport and staying in Skukuza (my transport is covered within the park). Does anyone have recommendations for the best way to get from the airport to the camp? I'd prefer not to rent a car, if possible. What options are there for hiring a driver or taking a shuttle, and approximately how much do they run? Your help is much appreciated.

(let me know if this isn't the right place to post this...wasn't sure if it belonged here or in the Kruger forum)


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 Post subject: Re: Transportation from Kruger-Mpumalanga to Skukuza
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Private Connections (a private company) operates this shuttle service between Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) to Kruger National Park. The contact details are:

Heather Dornan
Office Tel.: (013) 750 2435
Cell: 072 245 4677
E-mail: heather@pctours.co.za

The trip takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. It is recommended that the shuttle should be booked with Heather.

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 Post subject: Maximum Rand withdrawal at Nelspruit airport?
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Has anyone withdrawn money from an ATM at Nelspruit airport recently and, if so, did you happen to notice the maximum amount of Rand you were permitted to withdraw in one transaction? I'm hoping I can withdraw 2,000 Rand from an ATM there at the airport upon arrival but I fear the maximum withdrawal permitted will be less than that. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Rand withdrawal at Nelspruit airport?
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Hi jhawktx,

I am open to correction, but as far as I understand the ATMs in SA to work, the maximum you can withdraw in a day depends on the daily withdraw limit on your card. I advise you to check this with your bank before leaving for SA. I have often withdrawn more than R2000 in cash at ATMs throughout the country without any problems - but only to the daily cash withdrawal limit on my card. This limit protects one should one loose the card. I would imagine the ATM at Nelspruit Airport to hold sufficient cash ... however, do not rely on ATMs in KNP for this.

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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Rand withdrawal at Nelspruit airport?
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Hi DinkyBird,
Thanks. The limit on my card is about 3,500 Rand.

Having not travelled to SA, I'm not sure how ATM's work there. But I have travelled to Europe many times and even though my card limit is well above 200 Euros, oftentimes the ATM itself limits the withdrawal to only 200 Euros. I have noticed these maximum withdrawal amounts have been decreasing over the years. Years ago I could go to Europe and withdraw the equivalent of about 400 Euros. Not anymore. Usually when you try to withdraw in Europe or the USA a screen will pop up with choices of amounts. Those choices will usually include a maximum amount and if you try to input a different and larger amount, it will not allow it. I assume this is the banks way of forcing you to take multiple withdrawals in smaller amounts...thereby increasing the overall fees collected by the bank.

Back to South Africa, I have read on this forum that the maximum amount allowed to be withdrawn within Kruger at ATM's is quite low (maybe 200 Rand ???) but I was assuming it was more at Nelspruit airport. So I was just wondering if anyone had been to that airport recently and, if so, what was the maxiumum amount allowed to be withdrawn.

For example, Dinkybird, you mentioned that in SA you have often withdrawn over 2,000 Rand in South Africa at ATM's. But what is the most you have been able to withdraw within Kruger? My understanding from reading the forum is the amount is quite low within Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Maximum Rand withdrawal at Nelspruit airport?
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Hi CC,
Yes, due to the reasons you mentioned and also especially due to the low amount allowed to be withdrawn, I don't plan to ever use an ATM within Kruger National Park.

As an alternative, I was hoping to use the ATM at Nelspruit airport. I was hoping to get 2000 Rand in one shot at the Nelspruit airport and then not have to worry about cash for the rest of the trip.

Hence my question about the maximum allowable withdrawal at ATM's at the Nelspruit airport.

The card we will use for the ATM withdrawal does have a 4 digit PIN so we are set there...thanks for that reminder.

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