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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby kite » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:15 pm

You would have been absolutely safe in Umhlanga and even in Durban.
The attack on migrants have been in areas that tourists would not want to venture near.
Enjoy your trip!

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby RondaGreen » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:45 pm

Thanks. I know news reporters do tend to make things sound as dramatic as possible, and the riots have been shown again and again on news broadcasts here. I'll be asking local advice as I go also about which spots to avoid and won't be driving at night. I'm very much looking forward to my travels. My main regret about missing the Durban area was that I was considering also driving up to the wetlands of St Lucia, but now have booked my return flight and won't have time for that. Next time ...
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby simonbee » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:42 am

does the Woolworths in Phalabora have a food hall?

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:36 am

Yes, I believe they do! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby arks » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:33 pm

Definitely! It didn't have all of my Woolies favourites, but a good selection. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Herman » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:20 pm

After 40 odd years of going to Kruger , we'll be staying over in Malelane town for the first time this coming weekend. We only decided to get a quick Kruger fix yesterday and needless to say we couldn't find accommodation inside , but managed to get a self-catering place in Malelane Town. My question is not about shopping though , but were to find a decent meal in Malelane on Saturday night as we'll arrive after 7pm and won't be in any mood for cooking/braaing. Any good restaurants there ? PM me if this type of question is not allowed here please

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:18 pm

I hope it is OK to reply.....because the 2 restaurants I will mention are both on the N4 and highly visible anyway! The first is the ubiquitous Wimpy on the right driving into Malelane, and the second is Spur on the left at the 2nd traffic lights as you leave towards Kruger. There are others too, and the place you are staying in might have recommendations.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Herman » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:20 pm

Thanks EJ - might just get to see you if you're on Gate Duty at Malelane on Sunday or Monday morning

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby Grit1962 » Thu May 28, 2015 3:11 pm

Hello

I have tried to find an answer but have not found what I am looking for. Please excuse, if I post a question that was already answered earlier.

As we will be in the park for quite a long time (6 weeks) we will need to do some shopping outside of the park.

Is it possible to just leave at any gate and return an hour or two later, or do we have to fill out some paperwork. Is there something like a "park passport" that we have to present?

Another question concerning what to shop:
we have a 4x4 camper which means we always carry everything with us. Is it advisable to buy fruits such as orange or mango or will this attract for example ellies to check the car :redface:
Maybe a stupid question but years ago in Chobe and Moremi/Botswana we were told by the park rangers not to enter oranges into the parks as the ellies could smell them and would try to find them even in a car...

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby judik » Thu May 28, 2015 11:45 pm

Just have to give a shout out to the butchery in Hoedspruit,near the picknpay
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby cheetahlady » Thu May 28, 2015 11:52 pm

Grit, we usually leave at least once to do a top up shop. Have your reservation form and your entry permit with you. Let the gate know that you are going into town. You should not have a problem.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby saraf » Fri May 29, 2015 9:49 am

Hi Grit,

When you exit the gate to go shopping tell the guard there what you are doing. You will need your permit and they should mark it for a temporary exit. You'll need it to get back in again!

There is no ban or advisory about any food items going into Kruger (that I'm aware of). The Kruger ellies were never fed on oranges, unlike in other reserves, so bringing citrus in isn't a problem. Just don't bring any marula fruits in - they love them. :lol:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ritad » Fri May 29, 2015 4:22 pm

Hi all :k ,

Where in Malelane I can buy the best Biltong??
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri May 29, 2015 6:28 pm

The Spar butchery is good for biltong and dry wors......and meat in general.
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