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Re: Products available in Kruger NP shops?

Unread postby tent dweller » Wed May 02, 2012 2:56 pm

ockiev wrote:Hi Honeybee79

I agree 100% the best option is to buy it outside the park. My suggestion would be to travel from Letaba the 52KM to Phalaborwa stock up at pick and pay and re-entre the park at Phalaborwa. While is Skukuza i would travel to Phabeni Gate only 38Km exit go to Hazyview only 10 KM outside the park stock up and re-entre at Phabeni.

I only buy ice daily at the KNP Shops the rest from outside


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Re: Products available in Kruger NP shops?

Unread postby kujo » Wed May 02, 2012 2:59 pm

Only bought breadrolls and milk while in the park recently...

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Re: The Parks Shop

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed May 30, 2012 11:59 am

Also agree with DB and MM. :thumbs_up:

We have always bought our meat outside the park, except on one occasion the year before last when we flew from Dubs to Nelspriut, and had no time to shop in White River.

We said "Well just for once we'll buy inside the park!!

Beeg mistake. :big_eyes:

We bought wildebeest sosaties and chicken from P/Kop shop for our braai.
The sosaties had a very peculiar taste and were very tough, and the chicken was off!!

I must say however the cooked chicken we bought from Skuks the following night was lekker, and no more expensive than the supermarkets!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: The Parks Shop

Unread postby bert » Wed May 30, 2012 12:23 pm

Not all the meat is great but we did enjoy the blou wildebeest boerewors and steak

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On Line shopping from the park shops

Unread postby MOGGYMINDER » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:08 am

Hi All, I was wondering if the park shops will ever start taking orders on line for goods, is there any plan for this ? I particularly mean items such as clothing etc ?

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Re: On Line shopping from the park shops

Unread postby Shushin » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:13 am

This would be a logistic nightmare for them. Unless they had a facility in one of the cities.
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Re: On Line shopping from the park shops

Unread postby bert » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:29 pm

This has been suggested a few times
seems to get stuck on the logistics
My suggestion
Get into partership with a renown online outfit
Like Kalahari for eg
Would be nice to buy genuine SANParks articles like anti-poaching T-shirts for eg.

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Re: On Line shopping from the park shops

Unread postby Stark » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:37 pm

Agreed bert! I have no problem being a walking and driving SANParks advertisement and it would be great if I could purchase branded items online.
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Re: On Line shopping from the park shops

Unread postby Stark » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:31 pm

To add on, if adding branded merchandise to a major outlet isn't possible, SANParks should explore a PPP with some enterprising South Africans doing a drop-shipping business. I'd buy!
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Re: On Line shopping from the park shops

Unread postby yoda » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:18 am

I would love to be able to buy some wildlife books online.
Can do a general search on ABE, but is nice to see them all in 1 place.

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Re: On Line shopping from the park shops

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:00 pm

You can buy Stiffnecks stuff 'online'. :dance:

Be assured of my personal service, and 25% of the proceeds goes to VHR projects such as anti rhino poaching.

see HERE

and HERE.

Also there is a SANP outlet near to where I work and as a service to forumites, I can buy map books of Kruger & Kgalagadi and post them on.

Send me a PM if you are interested.
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Re: The Parks Shop

Unread postby estellem » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:01 am

We were in Punda Maria last weekend and must report that we were very impressed with the new shop managment. There were always fresh vegetables and all the things that you usually see in all the other shops and the prices are already reasonable.

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Re: The Parks Shop

Unread postby Stephens.L » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:52 am

Dear Estellem

Thanks for your positive feedback. I will forward your comment to the Park Shop Management.
Regards

Stephens Ledwaba
Communications and Marketing Department
Kruger National Park
+27 (0)13 735 4116
stephens.ledwaba@sanparks.org

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Re: The Parks Shop

Unread postby Grasha » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:36 am

Sharon and I were in the Park in April and I must admit we were very impressed with the shops we visited. Mopani, Olifants, Satara and Letaba and even the small shop at Punda were really great - they were neat, had a nice feel about them, very good service and we managed to get all we needed. Sure, the meat is not always the same quality as one would find at a Butcher or one of the big Supermarkets - which is why we prefer to buy ours outside. But for the rest........... :thumbs_up:

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Re: The Parks Shop

Unread postby Mfezi » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:37 pm

I try not to buy anything from the Park Shops due to the high prices, but it is not always possible!! Especially when I am in need of an ice cream... So when I do buy something, then I REALLY need it.


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