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 Post subject: Re: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:17 am 
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As campers have always found the check in and check out rules very flexible in Kruger. We love camping at tsendze because camp sites are demarcated and there is no need to rush to camp to find a good spot .

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 Post subject: Re: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps
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Hi Stevens and thanks for your reply but I must raise a question here. I understand that check out times for campers must be strictly adhered to (why should anyone hog a prime site on the day they are leaving until post midday) but I must question the check in times. If I arrive at 11am with my caravan at say Berg n Dal and there are a number of empty campsites available are you telling me that I must hang around until 2pm to move onto the site? Why? Its not as if it is a Bungalow to clean, beds to make or dishes to wash. I know rules are rules but.......! Please relook at the whole check in time thing for Campers. All we are doing is occupying a patch of sand with a tree (if we lucky!) and not really affecting anyone in their daily chores.
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 Post subject: Re: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps
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Grasha wrote:
If I arrive at 11am with my caravan at say Berg n Dal and there are a number of empty campsites available are you telling me that I must hang around until 2pm to move onto the site? Why? Its not as if it is a Bungalow to clean, beds to make or dishes to wash. I know rules are rules but.......! Please relook at the whole check in time thing for Campers. All we are doing is occupying a patch of sand with a tree (if we lucky!) and not really affecting anyone in their daily chores.
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I agree 100% with your statement Grasha, in fact I personally do not know of any caravan park/campsite in the country that offer chalets/alternate accommodation, that make caravanners/campers wait until 2 in the afternoon to move onto their site. I may be wrong about that :redface:, but that is what I have found in over 20 years of caravanning.

Can you imagine towing your caravan around , waiting till 2 and meeting an angry elephant on the road :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: satara or lower sabie campsites
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Hi all i need some advice i have reservations for both satara camp site and lower sabie campsite , which one is the best to camp at thanks


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 Post subject: Re: satara or lower sabie campsites
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The campsites at Lower Sabi are not very nice :slap: The game viewing is second to none though!
Satara is more comfortable camping, and a chance to camp by the fence 8)

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 Post subject: Re: satara or lower sabie campsites
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Try keep both and stay at both, if you can.

Totally different areas of the park, so you will expand your experience in the park.

LS camping is not that bad :lol: And with it comes the fact that you can walk along the camp fence and see the river, and enjoy the view from the deck.

Camp sites on the fence at Satara are super, but like hens teeth ...

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 Post subject: Re: satara or lower sabie campsites
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I like both Satara and Lower Sabie, but then again, I always make whatever camp site I end up on, my own and comfortable for myself. I thought I might not enjoy camping at Lower Sabie (always want to be next to the fence) I enjoyed Lower Sabie, as a camper, I find it easy to adapt to my campsite, especially in Kruger. Both camps will definitely see me again. Its what you make of it :thumbs_up: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Camping in Kruger
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We have been camping for a very long time, mostly tent, but Caravan as well. I have to agree with Grasha on the arrival time at camps. On our departure day, we are long gone by 10am, but usually arrive early. If we are made to wait untill 2pm, there will be chaos at reception. For sure new arrivals will be waiting in line for the 2pm check in. Rules are rules, but surely arriving early and occupying a vacant site does not impact on anyone?
Next year we will be taking the Caravan to KNP for the 1st time and hope we can occupy a site earlier.

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 Post subject: Facilities at Kruger camp sites
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Hi, is there a link which I can use to study what facilities there are available at the various Kruger camp sites (tent)? I've noticed that some have a full description and others are vague. Need to know if there are cooking facilities, a fridge, coffee water, power and that sort of thing.
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 Post subject: Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites
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Hi there,
If there is a "p" next to "camp site", then there is power. There are communial kitchens and water.
Hope it helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites
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Hi and welcome to the forums, s2000ap.

Please see Camping in Kruger, Campsites in Kruger: The EJ Report 2008 and Camping Equipment Owned By Serious Outdoor Wildlife Lovers, for more info.

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 Post subject: Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites
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Hi s200ap.

If it doesn't say it, then it most probably is not available.

Safari tents for instance have no crockery, utensils nor kitchen. There is a private braai (barbecue) where you can build a wood/charcoal fire and use the attached grid to cook on, and/or go to the communal kitchen which has hot plates and usually boiling water on tap. You need to bring or buy your own pots, plates etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites
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Warm welcome s200ap. :clap:

If you are going to be camping then another topic that will be of interest together with what has already been suggested is Communal Kitchen
and what you will find there.

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 Post subject: Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites
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thanks to all.


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 Post subject: Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites
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Welcome s2000ap!! :thumbs_up:

Wishing you happy camping after all the reading!! :dance: :dance:


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