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 Post subject: Re: Options for fuel purchase in the parks
Unread postPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Thanks for all the feedback. I will probably have to pay cash as I have had problems before using a foreign card at the park shops - usually to do with lines being down or the length of time that it takes to process the transaction. I know about the ATM at Skukuza but last time our cards didn't work there (neither did those of our friends from Australia & Thailand). :huh:

I hope that SANParks does eventually start accepting cards as this would make our lives a lot easier.

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 Post subject: Re: Credit Cards Now Acceptable at SA Petrol Stations
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Dear All,

Yes, situation still remains as is, namely credit cards cannot be used for fuel purchases in any of the SANParks operated filling stations.

Kind regards.

JOEP

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 Post subject: Re: Credit Cards Now Acceptable at SOME SA Petrol Stations
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Any update on the status of credit cards since last August? - whether outside credit cards are accepted at KNP fuel stops, or outside the park throughout SA?
if not, are ATMs easily accessible to avoid carrying large quantities of cash?
Or can outsiders purchase pre-paid petrol cards, in advance, for example?

Can you give us an average current cost for petrol, so we can plan our trip in May?

(We will be driving a 4x4, 80L capacity, av 15L/100Km)

many thanks for your input

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May 2012 Skukuza, Satara, Olifants > Giryondo> Albufeira, Limpopo MZ


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 Post subject: Re: Credit Cards Now Acceptable at SOME SA Petrol Stations
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Hi simershein

You can monitor the price of fuel on this website.

I have not heard of any changes regarding the purchase of fuel inside the park, and will ask Lesego to confirm this.

In KNP the ATMs are small and not reliable due to where they are situated. It is best that you make provision to bring enough cash with you into the park to cover petrol purchases. In the shops and restaurants you can pay with a credit card ... but again, keep some spare cash should there be a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Credit Cards Now Acceptable at SOME SA Petrol Stations
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:23 am 
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Dear All,

Dinkybird is correct in that unfortunately the situation remains unchanged in that:

1. Credit cards cannot be used for fuel purchases in national parks.
2. Credit cards can be used at receptions (accommodation, camping and activities), shops and restaurants.
3. There are two ATM's in Kruger, one at Skukuza and one at Letaba. Being remote these are often down due to communication problems. When visiting the park, I never rely on them and acquire sufficient cash for the period in the park.
4. The so-called mini-ATM's at some camps should not be relied on at all.

If there are further queries, please let me know.

JOEP STEVENS (joep.stevens@sanparks.org)

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