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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby leander09 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:54 am

Wildkyker Nothing really helps. But that silver cover give you about 5 degrees cooler. We always go in December camping Last year we took a portable aircon in the tent and it helped alot in the evenings.

But if you do not have a aircon take fans it does help a little.

If it gets really hot, for us it is better to drive with aircon rather to try to sleep. We have many times have a quick nap at a quit spot in the car with the aircon running. And we have seen wonderfull leopard sightings in the warmest time of day in the summer.

It is very hot but the wildlife is wel worth it.
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Koen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:48 am

leander09 wrote:Wildkyker Nothing really helps......that silver cover give you about 5 degrees cooler.

It is very hot but the wildlife is wel worth it.


I've never been camping in the Kruger, I would love to. As a boy we camped all the time on fishing trips wild coast.

Thats incredible a 5% difference with the silver covering! Thats honesly remarkable.

Is it not possible to pitch tent in the shade? Are most of the sites in the full sun because this wouldn't be nice.

Im not with you there......... "If it gets really hot, for us it is better to drive with aircon rather to try to sleep."

Do you drive around the camp? Or sit in the car in the camp at night with the air con going? Is this legal?

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby leander09 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:58 am

NO Rahter to try to sleep in the tent in the hottest part of day we have found it is better to drive around in the park looking for game with the aircon on.
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Koen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:08 pm

leander09 wrote:NO Rahter to try to sleep in the tent in the hottest part of day we have found it is better to drive around in the park looking for game with the aircon on.


IC yes. It would be probaly be cooler snoozing under a shady tree too.

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:56 pm

Take a water spritz bottle too Wildkyker, and use it often, it does bring relief. And Woolies have a dear little desk fan at a good price that runs off USB, which one can connect to the car lighter port via a cellphone adaptor. Or go to Midas and get a good old fashioned fan that runs off 12V. We are taking a few little fans to try and keep a bit cooler.
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby tent dweller » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:14 pm

We found a fan that is battery operated, and also folds flat (especially for our 2 nights at Balule) :roll: :roll:
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:07 pm

tent dweller wrote:We found a fan that is battery operated, and also folds flat (especially for our 2 nights at Balule) :roll: :roll:


Hi TD please could you PM me where you bought it!!! :pray:

My little hand held one in ok, but when we have power cuts in Phala, yours sounds ideal. :dance:
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Wildkyker » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:21 pm

Hi all
I found that a fan only blows the hot air around. In the evenings if you put the fan in the door it would suck in cooler air from the outside into the warm Safari or camping tent. Otherwise I took a wet towel and put it over myself laying on the bed. The moving air from the fan altough warm, cooled down the towel and it actualy worked.

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Koen » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:02 am

Wildkyker wrote:Hi all
I took a wet towel and put it over myself laying on the bed. The moving air from the fan altough warm, cooled down the towel and it actualy worked.


:lol: Good plan. Wow camping at this time sounds like it takes some dedication. I sleep quite well in heat must be the G&T's :mrgreen:

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Bevi » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi all we were there on the 12th October this year and we recorded 44 degs just outside Lower Sabie..... Bit uncomfortable for my liking.

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:39 pm

December 1999 at Shimuwini it was 42 degrees, 5 days in a row (it was measured by the camp manager) It was simply too hot to sleep inside, so I carried my bed outside and slept under the stars. One night I woke up and saw what looked like a hyena approaching me. I was too scared to move and just stared at this thing which had a fresh piece of Rooies on his menu. When this animal was about 2 metres from me, I saw that it was the resident buck which Frank Watts picked up in thye veld. What a relief it was :pray:
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby tent dweller » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:40 pm

Bevi wrote:Hi all we were there on the 12th October this year and we recorded 44 degs just outside Lower Sabie..... Bit uncomfortable for my liking.



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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Nkulu » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:07 pm

With the confused weather we have been having (I am wearing a tracksuit on Oct 28th) I will pack prepared for anything - even snow :?
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Crested Val » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:26 pm

Nkulu, you are very wise. :thumbs_up:

Last visit to Phala, we had 40c one day and 16c another.........very unpredictable!!! :shock:
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread postby Wildkyker » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:46 pm

Snow Nkulu? :hmz:
That got me thinking. I know this is very unlikely but has it ever snowed in the park?
It snowed in Pretoria last year and I know Klerksdorp had snow years ago. But can anyone recall snow in the Kruger ever? :hmz: :hmz:


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