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 Post subject: Re: Addo National Park Opening/Closing Times
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:49 pm 
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Hi I got thru!!! They told me the gates will be opened till 10pm... any later I have to contact the "anytime on duty" manager... otherwise, after 7pm and before 10pm, they will leave the keys at the main gate.

Also they said I need to call in advance that I arrive late and so they could leave the keys at the main gate...


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 Post subject: Re: Addo National Park Opening/Closing Times
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:53 pm 
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Great - so you are booking your flights and going to enjoy a bungy jump and Addo :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo: Gate & Check in times
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:52 am 
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Hi Dotty and DB,

Please DO NOT use this number +27(0)42 2330556/7. This is the (very) old number.

Use +27(0)42 2338600 or email addoenquiries@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: addo: advice
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:26 am 
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We will be booking soon. On departure we have an early flight from PE. Can we arrange to leave the park at 0500?

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: addo: advice
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:10 am 
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Hi Hebutz and welcome to the forums!

the schedules are the following:

Main Game Area Gate
November - March 06:00 - 18:30

April - May 06:30 - 18:00

June - August 07:00 - 17:30

September - October 06:30 - 18:00

you can try and send an e-mail to: meganb@sanparks.org and ask if it is possible to leave earlier.


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 Post subject: Re: addo: advice
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:10 am 
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Hi there

If you will be staying at the the Addo Rest camp then that is actually
outside of the main Park and one can come and go at anytime.

We left at 2am for our trip home.

Must admit that was two years ago - so, unless things have changed
you should be fine with your times.

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 Post subject: Re: addo: advice
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Pooky is spot on!

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 Post subject: Re: addo: advice
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Although there is a security guard staioned at the main entrance gate 24 hours a day, there is now a sliding gate which is locked between 10pm and 5am so you would not be able to enter or exit between these times.

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 Post subject: Re: addo: advice
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:24 pm 
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Thank you all for your kind replies. We are quite excited about our trip.


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 Post subject: Re: Addo: Gate & Check in times
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Hi Megan!
I am an amateur photographer and decided to try and find out why the main gates only open at 7am in summer, for the public. By then the sun is far up and the magic early morning light, which contribute such a lot to a good photograph, is gone. I understand that the opening times of gates in Kruger, is earlier indeed. Is that so, and please can you let me know if something can be done to gain access earlier, for photographers? I know this is a long shot, but I must try!
Regards, and thanks for all the great information you provide here.


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 Post subject: Re: Addo: Gate & Check in times
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Here is Megan's answer to this problem.

"I know this issue with gate times is one that is close to the hearts of many of the regular visitors and I understand the reasons why you ask for changes.

At present, it is a staffing and budget issue. To open gates earlier and close later means a whole new staff or security guard complement would need to be employed as well as the fact that the right type of people need to be employed. There are all sorts of labour issues pertaining to working hours and times that come into play. Then there is the issue of financial viability. We would need to justify these extra expenses with equal returns on entrance fees. It would not be financially viable to open gates early/late if an extra one or two visitors visited because of this."

There is only one way around this problem...book a campsite or a chalet.

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 Post subject: Re: Addo: Gate & Check in times
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:48 pm 
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@ Addo Elephant
I am new here in this forum.
We are arriving for an overnight stay at Addo Matyholweni Restcamp on 10 April 2012.
What are the relevant check-in times?

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