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 Post subject: Re: Bungalows with non-thatch roofs
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I may be wrong, but I seem to recall some of the chalets in Lower Sabie, near the movie area, have tiled roofs

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 Post subject: Re: Bungalows with non-thatch roofs
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My connection is too slow at the moment, to open videos but perhaps a good idea to watch Roaneric's great :D
overview photo's video clips and also to look at specific accommodation photos on that index to find tiled roofs ?

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi
I've got a couple of questions that hopefully folks will be able to help with.

Usually we camp when we come to Kruger, but we were late in booking this year so we've got various types of accommodation. Could people help me with the following questions:

Do the 2 person budget huts at Lower Sabie have their own braiis?
Do the 2 person safari tents at Skukuza have power points for recharging camera batteries, laptops etc?
Do they have sinks?

Thanks Gemma :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi Gemma T

The 2 bed huts at LS do have their own braais in front of them and a small sink. You can see pictures here

At Skukuza the tents also have their own braais, and they don't have sinks unfortunately. They do have power, but if I remember correctly you have to unplug the fridge. What we usually do is take a double adapter so that we can leave the fridge on at night and also charge our batteries.

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 Post subject: Booking Z category accommodation--
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Please advise, I have searched everywhere for an answer but can't seem to find one.

From what I understand of SANParks policy, "Z" category lodging is blocked off to the general (non-disabled) public until 30 days before desired date, at which time the Z category opens up on the Calendar.

HOWEVER, no matter how much I look at the Accommodation Calendar for certain camps in some parks, there never, ever seems to be bookable availability in the Z category "30 days out". Example: on August 3 I search for Z category openings for September 3-4-5-6-7, etc. Nothing. On August 4 I search the same camp, looking for dates September 4-5-6-7-8, etc. Nothing.

Surely this can't be happening every day...Or am I missing something?

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
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Hi kimanjome, can you give me some idea of which park and camp you are looking for the disabled accommodation in?
Some of the smaller camps will not have that many of those particular type bungalows and might easily only have a few available in any case.
I looked at Satara just for a reference and see there is 1 available on the 1 Sept and a few more on the 17th.

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:31 am 
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Hi

Not all Z accommodation is equal, there are no standard designs for this accommodation. I suggest you go to http://www.disabledtravel.co.za where there are photographs and details of the various Z accommodation at the various camps and hut numbers. If you require a roll in shower then some Z huts only have a bath and therefore would not be suitable.

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:21 pm 
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Hi

In my previous mail in addition to the Disabled Travel website I did include details of a contact person within SanParks that could assist you. Unfortunately the contact details have been removed by the SanParks moderator.

I have a family member who is a quadraplegic and requires very specific accommodation when visiting Kruger. Most of the Z accommodation photos on the website were taken by my wife to assist people with similar accommodation requirements. In the beginning we also had problems getting to the correct contact at SanParks, but it appears that SanParks view procedures more important that a direct answer.

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
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These are from the official website.

Booking Procedure

and more on the actual accommodation.

People with Disabilities

Hopes this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Booking Z category accommodation--
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JimS wrote:
In the beginning we also had problems getting to the correct contact at SanParks, but it appears that SanParks view procedures more important that a direct answer.

Jim

No, they do not. The info you posted was passed onto the OP via PM.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi guys,

Can someone tell me which circle of accommodation (A, B, C or D) on Satara is the closest to the playgrond area? I have to book a bungalow for three people ( a couple with a boy). I readed a Satara review at the Getaway magazine and they say that the circle A would be the closest to the pool and play area, but on the Satara accommodation map the circle A is only with B2 type (accommodation for two people) .


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Hi rcRodrigo

Book a BD3B in B circle. It is not far from the pool/playground. A is closest but we are talking maybe 200 meters difference at the furthest point between A and B. You can email / call the camp after you have booked and request a specific bungalow. Any of the bungalows between 27 and 33 will be close the the pool/ playground.

These bungalows have three beds, bathroom, kitchen, utensils, wood BBQ and a nice outside seating area.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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Do BG4 units in Pretoriouskop have tables and chairs? And if so, am I correct in assuming that all bungalows (irrespective if they have kitchens or share communal facilities), come with table and chairs?


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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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We are staying in accommodation with a kitchen on the outside, can I leave the dirty dishes in the sink overnight or will I be running a risk of attracting some nocturnal visitor? When we stay in units without a kitchen we always do dishes, I just feel like having a break.

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 Post subject: Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here
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I would never leave one scrap of food out ever. It just attracts critters, large and small. Sorry, wash em.


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