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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ritad » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:28 pm

Hello,

Which times opening has the spar and P & P in malelane in September?
Our finished booking for 2015:
Lower Sabie: 21/09 - 24/09/2015
Satara: 24/09 - 27/09/2015
Orpen: 27/09 - 30/09/2015
Skukuza: 30/09 - 02/10/2015
Pretoriuskop: 02/10 - 04/10/2015

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:23 am

Trading Hours: Spar

Mon-Fri: 7h00 - 20h00
Sat: 7h00 - 20h00
Sun: 7h00 - 20h00

Pick & Pay

Monday07:00 to 20:00
Tuesday07:00 to 20:00
Wednesday07:00 to 20:00
Thursday07:00 to 20:00
Friday07:00 to 20:00
Saturday07:00 to 20:00
Sunday09:00 to 20:00

Taken from the website.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ritad » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:57 pm

Thank you Elsa :k :gflower: , i have look but not found
Our finished booking for 2015:
Lower Sabie: 21/09 - 24/09/2015
Satara: 24/09 - 27/09/2015
Orpen: 27/09 - 30/09/2015
Skukuza: 30/09 - 02/10/2015
Pretoriuskop: 02/10 - 04/10/2015

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Dabchick » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:04 pm

Elsa wrote:Trading Hours: Spar

Mon-Fri: 7h00 - 20h00
Sat: 7h00 - 20h00
Sun: 7h00 - 20h00

Pick & Pay

Monday07:00 to 20:00
Tuesday07:00 to 20:00
Wednesday07:00 to 20:00
Thursday07:00 to 20:00
Friday07:00 to 20:00
Saturday07:00 to 20:00
Sunday09:00 to 20:00

Taken from the website.


:think: :slap:

So how are they managing to keep the shops in Malelane (of all places) open for these extended & very convenient hours - when they can't manage to do it in Pretoria? :wall: Usually, I struggle to find a shop open at 8:00 in the morning, by which time I've been up for three hours in the summer and I've often wished the shops would just open at 7:00 so that I can do my shopping and have the rest of the day open to do other things...

Good to know though, thanks Elsa! :thumbs_up: This means I can actually do my KNP shopping in Malelane instead of the day before in Pretoria

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:24 pm

Biltong, biltong. I've got biltong on the brain, or stomach if you will.

We'll be meeting family for a quick breakfast and then shop near OR Tambo before hitting the road to KNP via N4, R40 (White River, Hazyview) and then Kruger Gate for Skukuza in a few weeks time.

Are there any good suggestions for a good biltong stop along this route. One I've tried and liked before was the 'padstal' within Riverside Mall, but not sure if little stall is still in operation.

The reason for the above question is to avoid the disappointment of the biltong offerings (usually very dry) from the KNP shops in my view.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:51 pm

Fruit and veg City have reopened as Food Lovers Market closer to Nelspruit itself, but still on the R40 (opposite Tiger Wheel and Tyre) They have yummy biltong and droe wors plus a good selection of groceries, breads etc
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby judik » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:17 am

Read through this whole topic- very helpful
I have some specific questions
Usually I enter through Phalaborwa
I know the town well- woollies, the butcher and the pick n pay are my usual stops
This trip I am entering through Hoedspruit
I know there is a pick n pay that has been recommended
Would you advise buying my meat there or using the butcher in town?
Will the pnp carry cooler boxes or cooler bags?
It is outside summer time and I want to be sure that I can purchase one
Otherwise I will just use the one I bought in Woolies and use it as my carry on
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:00 am

I am pretty sure that you will be able to buy cooler boxes all year round there.
As I have not used the butcher I can't unfortunately comment on that.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby saraf » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:53 am

I can confirm the Pick n Pay has cooler boxes. And actually I think Orpen shop did as well. Sorry, can't comment on the butcher there but it was a really nice place to shop when we were there in March.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby kite » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:47 pm

Pick n Pay supermarkets usually have stock of their cheap, disposable, cloth but tinfoil lined green, yellow, purple, brown or navy cool bags, hanging at their tills.
They cost about R18 , last for many months and work as effectively as the hard plastic ones costing 50 times the price!

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby judik » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:13 pm

Thanks all, really relieves my mind
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby bridger1215 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:40 am

Sorry if I missed this in the thread.

Does anyone know if the Skukuza shop sells cool boxes??? Usually I drive over from Joburg and pick one up in Malelane. Flying in this time and just trying to plan our first day's drive if I have to run down to Malelane. A cool box is generally high on the priority list for us.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:21 am

I think I have seen cool boxes at Skukuza shop.....but will check Monday/Tuesday when I am there unless somebody else has answered before.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby bridger1215 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:09 pm

ecojunkie wrote:I think I have seen cool boxes at Skukuza shop.....but will check Monday/Tuesday when I am there unless somebody else has answered before.


Thanks EJ! I would really appreciate it.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:30 pm

I am at Croc Bridge at present and they have soft cooler bags on sale in the shop here.
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