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Re: The Parks Shop

Unread postby Guzz » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:18 am

I must say, after spending a week in Kruger last week, the shops aren't too bad. You pay a little premium for the day-to-day stuff, which is fair in my books. Bread, milk, beer, fruit & veg is all fairly priced. The clothing and curios obviously are pretty steep, but in any other country you'll pay a premium too. The quality of the curios are also amazing! None of the cheap (Eastern Countries) type rubbish you find at some other tourist attractions.

My previous comment was targeted specifically at the rediculous prices at Wooden Banana. R98 for a steak, egg & chips!!!! I mean... Come On!!!

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Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby Travelstory » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:10 pm

When I come to Kruger I stay for three glorious weeks. My last two trips I brought - from the States - comfortable lawn chairs because, let's face it, the wooden and plastic chairs provided at the accommodations are just not comfy enough to sit for hours writing, reading and watching the wildlife. I leave them at my last camp with a note the staff can have them. I also bring a cooler box from the States and do the same - leave it at the last camp.

I would like to lighten my load this coming trip. Does Skukuza shop offer comfy camp chairs for sale? If not, is there an easy stop between Nelspruit airport and Malelane gate - keeping in mind my time is tight?

Does Skukuza shop have good coolers?

I appreciate your help!

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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:59 pm

I am pretty sure you won't be able to buy any chairs at Skukuza, so your best bet would be to either go into Nelspruit if time allows, otherwise try the Spar or P & P in Malelane for some camping type chairs and also a cooler box.
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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby tent dweller » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:49 am

Pick n Pay will definitely sell camp chairs as well as cooler boxes/bags :)
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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:51 am

If you are going through the Phabeni, Kruger or Numbi gate, you will be able to find these items in Hazyview. Enjoy your stay :thumbs_up:
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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby gatita » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:31 am

Hi Dana,

If you are entering at Malelane gate, you could pm ecojunkie regarding the cooler box. She keeps one and ice bricks for mites to use during the stay at KNP.

The game store in Nelspruit sells camping chairs.
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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:37 am

Have the cooler box etc...... Chairs are often on sale at Spar, have not seen any at PandP. Nelspruit is the best bet....but if time is short you should be OK in Malelane. Even Midas will have chairs for sale.
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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby Travelstory » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:45 pm

Thank you all for your advise. I think I will lighten my load and make a plan to buy these items there thanks to your great information.

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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby Stark » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:14 pm

Good idea, and exactly what we did. We ended up lucking into a pair of fantastic high-end camp chairs at Letaba, but they were the only two we saw in any of the shops and they were expensive. But, compared to the normal chairs at sites, they were worth every rand. :dance:

As a bonus, we left the chairs with the very kind staff of the last place we stayed in South Africa as thank you. (Not in a SANPark, so no "donation technicalities" my dear mods :thumbs_up: )
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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby Travelstory » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:02 pm

What are the SANparks donation technicalities you speak of? I have left items on many trips at my last accommodation with a note that I had left these items, (chairs, food and sometimes even clothes) and wish the staff to have them. Is that a no-no? I thought it was a kind gesture! :gflower:

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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:09 am

Travelstory, I do think it is a very kind gesture and will be very much appreciated. I often try to take food items that they might not be able to get where they are staying and I usually leave a note with my signature and booking number.

Maybe if the items a.are large you can check with the housekeeper.
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Re: Opening times of the shops in the camps

Unread postby Toddelelfe » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:15 pm

Stephens.L wrote:
Toddelelfe wrote:Could someone tell me the opening times or more necessary the closing time in the evening? Thx. :gflower:


Dear Toddelelfe

Park shops open at 07:00 and close at 19:00.

Thx Stephens.L

These are in May / June good times to shop with my princess after the afternoon drive :dance:
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