Sawubona - for any project to work and be a success we need all points of view. Your point is very relevant
Let me use our example as not everyone can camp/caravan. We are budget travellers and when we first started putting our trip together we were looking at camping (tents). But then decided against this as
1) We would have to buy or rent a lot of equipment thus increasing the cost of the trip.
2) carrying all the equipment from Australia would be a pain.
So, we upgraded accommodation to tents/huts with communal facilities - which is still very affordable in KNP. This still means we will need to buy/borrow/rent bits and pieces.
Not knowing where we can rent these bits and bobs and also not wanting to spend too much time "shoppping" (I suggested to the Mrs we parachute straight into Kruger but I got "the stare"
) we will end up at a large supermarket where we can stock up on provisions and buy equipment.
I may have mislead you by saying "camping stuff". By this I mean
-Spotlights - saw this mentioned on someones list. I'm presuming its for spotting animals that roam the fence.
-Gas lamps/burners - I am aware that skottles can be rented at picnic sites. But when we camp we have a portable one.
-foldable Chairs + table.
- basic cooking utensils - pots, sauce pans, fry pan and ladles/egg flips/tongs - again I am aware that you can hire utensils at the camp but I take this to mean plates and cutlery(to eat and not to cook). Another item we use regularly on camping trips is a camp oven. Its a cast Iron pot that is very versatile. It weighs a "tonne" and you can cook stews, roasts, bread/damper, you name it. You just stick all the items in the pot and chuck it on the wood fire.
- coolers/eskies/cooler box - you can never have enough of these
- storage containers: large plastic rectangular boxes where dry goods can be stored so the pests can't get at them
I am sure I can add to this list as it is difficult to ascertain what may be needed. Will only know once I've been there.
Hope the above clarifies things a bit.