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Zebra Skin

Unread postby ice » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:37 pm

I seem to remember that at least the shop in Lower Sabie (and perhaps others, too) do sell zebra skins - does anybody know if they are from "real" zebras (because here in europe they also offer cow leather painted with zebra stripes)? and how much do they appr. cost?

if they are from "real" zebras I wonder where they come from: from special farms or indeed from inside the park (which I seriously doubt). last but not least: if you buy one, do you get some sort of certificate to avoid trouble when leaving the country and re-entering your own?

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Re: Zebra Skin

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:49 pm

I have wondered about that.

I have also seen zebra and other hides for sale, at Afsaal.

They are genuine hides, but I don't know the procedure for 'import/export'.

I cannot imagine they originate in Kruger. I think they also sell blesbok, which is not a kruger antelope.
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Re: Zebra Skin

Unread postby AndreaB » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:57 pm

I looked at one at one of the shops (not that I would even consider buying it...) anyway it was on sale for R18,000 which seemed an awful lot of money!

It just seems a bit contradictory selling that kind of stuff in the park :?

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Re: Zebra Skin

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:10 pm

The skin is real and is sourced from outside. There are a lot of hunting establishments in South Africa and therefor no shortage of skins. The meat (together with horse meat) finds its way into salamis, polonis and viennas.

Prices range from R8 000,00 for a grade B skin up to about R18 000, 00 for an A grade. It depends on size, shape and colour.

An export permit is required as well as all the import permits from the country of destination, before you are allowed to ship out the skin.
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Souvenirs

Unread postby Samson123 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:37 pm

We always try to buy soft toys for our dogs whilst on holiday! Sad I know..

Can we buy these in the park? If so where?


Where is the best shop also to buy any nic knacks !

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Re: Souvenirs

Unread postby lion queen » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:41 pm

Hi Samson,

All the large camp shops stock Soft toys and a range of nic knacs!

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Re: Souvenirs

Unread postby saraf » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:52 pm

I think there are some community shops at some of the gates. Definitely at Phalaborwa and Crocodile Bridge and I think also at Phabeni. They are not as expensive as the camps and support the local communities around the park directly.
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Re: Souvenirs

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:40 pm

A person after my own heart. :wink: The soft toys for dogs, I mean.

The Kruger shops do have some lovely soft toys, but they do come at a price. Many support local home industries, have a look.

There are also lots of small nic knacks that are suitable as small gifts. One thing about Kruger gifts bought in the shops is that you can be assured of the quality.
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