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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby George_Brits » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:25 am

Hi Minettest,

There is a lovely SuperSpar at Malelane en route to the KNP. I'm sure you will be able to get all the grocery requirements there.

Its at the Inkwazi Centre, Air Street, Malelane.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:55 am

Probably a wider choice in Malelane, but Komatipoort is also good. Depends on your timing, and the temperature to some extent. If you want to buy and get things into fridge or freezer quickly then Komatipoort better.

Spar in Malelane has very good butchery.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby brewersfriend » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:39 pm

Orpen - are there any local shops near Orpen - or are the nearest in Hoedspruit please?
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:19 pm

Apart from the shop in Orpen itself which stocks basic foodstuffs, the nearest supermarkets will be Hoedspruit.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby brewersfriend » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:44 pm

Thanks for that - looks as though we will wait and then go to Phalaborwa.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:29 pm

I have friends who are visiting SA for the first time. They are flying into Skukuza where they are staying for a couple of nights before heading north to other camps. Is there a supermarket near Paul Kruger Gate, or would they need to venture further afield e.g. Hazyview?
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:33 pm

They would need to either settle for what is available in Skukuza or go to Hazyview.
If they leave at Phabeni Gate its not far, less than 15kms.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:37 pm

Thanks Elsa. That's what I thought. I wonder how profitable a new supermarket near Kruger would be given how busy the camp is and the fact the airport is open again?
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby George_Brits » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:21 pm

I don't think it will be profitable at all since a few big supermarket chains are found right on the borders, even people who fly directly to Skukuza can travel to Hazyview to stock up on groceries...

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Birderalf » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:52 pm

So just to be clear, we are flying into Nelspruit from UK and heading for Skukuza - is Hazyview our best place to stop off to stock up for a couple of weeks and is there a big supermarket there?

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:45 pm

Warm welcome to the forum!

If you intend to enter via the Phabeni or Kruger Gates en route to Skukuza, then Hazyview will be your best place to shop.
It has many supermarkets to be able to get all you should need.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Birderalf » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:29 pm

Thanks Elsa.

I'm just in the planning stage at present for a visit in January/February so am getting many things sorted out in my mind.

We have visited KNP before six years ago but we have both retired since then so I am able to plan for a longer trip this time, probably 25 days on the ground. Good times!

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:10 pm

Sounds wonderful, good times indeed! :dance:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby jilj » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:04 am

Loots Butchery in Phalaborwa is a must Superb meat - and biltong. Unfortunately he introduced my husband to 'skilpaatjies' and 'pofadders' Need I say more. Phalaborwa has a good little Woolies as well.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Birderalf » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:45 am

Well I've made our arrangements now for January and booked all of the accommodation so just checking that the advice would still be the same. We will be at Mount Sheba for three days then going to Skukuza via Kruger Gate for a 23 day stay taking in eight camps. I will want to stock up with a few decent bottles of wine and some beers so would Hazyview still be my best bet, and can anyone recommend where I would get good wine from? (We have European palates with a distinct preference for very dry white wines.)

Thanks in advance.


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