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 Post subject: Re: So, my reservation is wrong
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: So, my reservation is wrong
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 Post subject: Changing availability
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I have two nights at Olifants and will then stay at Crocodile Bridge for two nights, unless Biyamiti or Lower Sabie have improved availability for August.

Do big safari companies block book, as I am so surprised Lower Sabie bungalows and tents are not available in August. I know Crocodile Bridge will be great, but everyone raves so much about sitting on the deck at LS, that I am desperate for someone to cancel a safari tent or bungalow!!

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 Post subject: Re: Changing availability
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Hi Graham

From what I have been told there may be some cancellations 1 month before your booking. Apparently if you cancel your booking shortly before you travel you lose some of what you have paid.

I have long suspected some safari companies do block bookings of the camps (which in my opinion is not fair), and then release whatever they have not filled one month before. I have been desperately trying to get an en-suite tent at Tamboti in November and they have been "Sold Out". My trip to Kruger is now almost one month away, and last night when I checked their availability there were 4 available. Imagine my joy as I made the booking!

P.S. I wonder (should tour operators be block booking) exactly how much they charge unsuspecting overseas tourists for the accommodation?

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 Post subject: Re: Changing availability
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Many things became available shortly after midnight and managed to get a perimeter Lower Sabie safari tent for two nights! The early hours seem to be a good time to book!

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 Post subject: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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PLEASE HELP!

I made an online booking for Kruger from the 1st to 10th December many months ago. Today I added three days to the beginning of the booking, and also added an extra person to all the camps.

So far no problems. The online booking was instantly updated and an additional amount of money that needed to be paid was shown. The deadline for payment for the outstanding money is tomorrow. So I went ahead and tried to pay via credit card.

This is where the problems began. For some reason, it would not accept the payment, saying that I need to check the details presented. This is the same card I have used many times before; and indeed the one I used to pay for the booking before it was amended. The transaction was not declined, but simply not accepted because of supposed incorrect details.

I checked and rechecked the details, and resubmitted three times. Still no joy. I then tried a debit card, but this was declined. So I submitted for a fourth time. It would not accept my payment.

No problem, I thought; I'll contact SANParks tomorrow. Then I closed the whole thing, forgetting to first log out or move away from the "enter your credit-card details" screen.

To check that the amendment was still okay, I logged on again and went into "Existing Bookings".

Suddenly, the message came back:
"NO RESERVATIONS FOUND ... Error Encountered on the Reservation System"

I tried several times more, but always the same message.

What does this mean now? Has my original booking, including the payment that I made months ago, disappeared??!! :wiz:
Who can I contact?
Can I pay the additional amounts directly at a SANparks office, or MUST it be online?


PLEASE HELP!

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 Post subject: Re: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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OWN, will alert SANParks .... just hang in there.

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 Post subject: Re: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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Hi DinkyBird (and everybody else reading the above).

Sorry for the freneticism, but I thought that my booking had disappeared into a black hole!

I rebooted the computer and retried; SANParks suddenly RECALLED the booking and I was able to make a credit card payment! It seems that the actual payment itself would only go through when I entered the card-holder's name in LOWERCASE (I had been trying in uppercase).

So, all has been sorted out ... and panic for nothing. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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Just so happy it worked out :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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OWN, enjoy the trip, I am :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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Of course you have to enjoy, Nkulu. And so will I - just being there is what it's all about. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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Sounds as if you need a holiday after all this ... :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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@Imberbe:lol: :lol: :lol:

Glad everything is back on track :dance: :clap:
Whoop, three extra days to a TR! Lucky, lucky fish! Which camps are you staying at OWN?

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 Post subject: Re: NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOUND!
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Hi Twigga. I've posted my itinerary on "Where Will I See Yellow Ribbons In Kruger" under Meets and Greets under the Board Index. Just add Nov 28,29,30 at Tamboti. :thumbs_up:

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Imberbe wrote:
Sounds as if you need a holiday after all this ... :twisted:


I made sure of it, IB. :D Maybe another one soon after as compensation too? :dance:

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