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 Post subject: supplies
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:04 pm 
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which gates at Kruger lead to grocery stores I go in & out to buy supplies


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 Post subject: Re: supplies
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:35 pm 
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We take usually Crocodile Bridge (to Komatipoort) and up to the north the Phalaborwa gate.The shops are nearby.


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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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DinkyBird wrote:
We go in well stocked and then to Phalaborwa to the Woolworths food there for a re- stock.
Didn't know that there is a Woolies food in Phalaborwa, DB. Whereabouts?

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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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In Komitipoort (Crocodile Bridge) you have a shopping center and there is a Superspar.


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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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Arks, it is opposite the Pick 'n Pay centre. It has a small, but decently stocked food section. It does close early on the weekend, so check times online. We emailed the manager with an order a few years ago and it was ready for us when we arrived. Just had to pay for it :D

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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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arks, there is NOTHING better than Woolworths quality and variety, we go into the Kruger fully stocked, we only exit at the halfway mark of our trip, we really like the Superspar in Malalene, it is very big and also offers a wide variety of stock, there is also a Tops bottle store in the same centre, well worth a visit if need be :hmz: :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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Most woolies food keeps better. When I travel with family, I stock up on lots of hot cross buns that seem to cope well in the challenging Kruger conditions.

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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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Cheetahlady, thanks for that tip, it certainly saves time if one's order is packed and ready to go.

Must say I am a Woolies junkie :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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I'm also a Woollies junkie. Their stuff may be a little more expensive, but it is good quality and lasts much longer than other brands. I usually do most of my perishables shopping for trips at Woollies. Now we are just 2 at home, we tend to buy our day to day perishables there too!

We seldom have to stock up during a trip - I buy and pack in car freezer, fridge and cool box before leaving home. Odds and ends can usually be bought at the camp shops in Kruger.

Good to know about the various options close to the Park gates, though. I have been known to leave essential things at home!!

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 Post subject: Re: traveling from j.b. to punda maria november 2014
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If you don't mind a bit of a detour, there is a lovely Mall at Mokopane. I prefer it to Pholokwane, as it is smaller, has less traffic, yet has everything that you might need.

It is a mining town, so it caters for a fairly diverse market.

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 Post subject: Re: traveling from j.b. to punda maria november 2014
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That sounds good, MM. Anything would be better than waiting until Giyani!!

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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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Any information on the closest shops/groceries to Skukuza?

Leaving tomorrow for a two week trip and can only pack so much.

Thank you :)


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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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It depends on which gate you intend using to enter the park Alisonkerr1.
If Kruger or Phabeni then Hazyview will be the best.
Otherwise if Malelane gate, then Spar in Malelane and if Croc Bridge then the Spar at Komatipoort.

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 Post subject: Re: supplies
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I would always exit at Phabeni Gate as it is only 10mins drive to Hazyview and the Shopping Mall is on the left hand side so very easy to park, shop and get back into the Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.
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Can anyone tell me where the Spar is in Hazyview? I've seen the Pick and Pay at the mall, perhaps the Spar is around the back (south) side of the mall?


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