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Re: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger

Unread postby KirstyL » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:45 pm

Does anyone know the best place to buy a cheap but decent cooler box, either in Jhb or on the way to Malelane gate? Flying in from the UK and ideally want to pick one up on in Jhb or on the way to Kruger so we can keep all the shopping cool on the way to camp.

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Re: One Stop Shop for Food and Supplies? J-port to Kruger

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:13 pm

Kirsty, you should find one at the Pick n Pay at the Mall on the N4 (link in earlier post of mine).
Other shops in the Mall that will have at Sportsman's Warehouse, or Outdoor Warehouse.
Mr Price Home is also a well priced store ... not sure if they have cooler boxes tho.
But if you stop at the Mall, you will have some options as far as choice of stores to visit.
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Re: MPL International Airport to Malelane Gate - food shoppi

Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:13 pm

You turn left out of the airport road and then continue to the N4, turn left again and head for Malelane.
After passing through the Crocodile river gorge you will meet the toll gate (currently R48/car I think) and then a short while after that Malelane where you will find 2 good supermarkets - Pick & Pay on the right at the first traffic lights and to the left at the same lights and a short distance down the road a Spar supermarket.
Another 10km past that is the turning to the KNP park.
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Re: MPL International Airport to Malelane Gate - food shoppi

Unread postby Shutterbug » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:34 pm

We go here every year and you can buy everything from cooler boxes to BBQ supplies, they even have a cell phone shop.

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Re: MPL International Airport to Malelane Gate - food shoppi

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Re: MPL International Airport to Malelane Gate - food shoppi

Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:11 pm

If you want a pillow etc, then go to the Spar complex as you will find other shops there too where you can get a pillow. Spar usually has camping chairs, but not always. Midas, next to Pick and Pay, or even the hardware store just below it (cannot remember the new name) would also have some camping stuff.
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Re: Best place for groceries near Numbi gate?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:20 am

Jay, there are 2 roads to Numbi. The one goes through Hazyview,in which case I would stop in at the Hazyview Mall. Every kind of shop you need is there.

If you are going the other route, I would go with Elsa's suggestion.

Woodlin is spot on in suggesting Woolies and I often get stuff there, but not everything. It can be a bit pricey for day to day stuff. I do like their veggies and fruit though, as it tends to last. I also feel safe with their chicken. There hot cross buns are lovely to have on hand, as they don't get stale.

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Re: From MQP to Lower Sabie on our first day - shopping ques

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:46 am

Hi Gigib :D

The Komatiepoort Spar is very well supplied with most thing that you would need. I have also always found it super friendly and clean. Maybe you can also get a freshly braaied chicken and salad for your first night, so you don't have to bother about cooking.

Malelane is certainly convenient. I would go to the main shopping centre though and not just the Pick n Pay.
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Re: From MQP to Lower Sabie on our first day - shopping ques

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:58 am

Entering near Talamati probably means Orpen - so shop in Hoedspruit, there is a big Pick and Pay where you can get all you need.
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Re: Travel from Johannesburg (OR Tambo) to Malelane gate

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:26 am

Hi JudiK :D

there is a Pick and Pay on the main road at Malelane. The shopping Mall has a very good Spar. I have found the Spar has really upped its game. It has become very competitive with Woolies in many areas. I live in an area where there is a Spar and a Woolies almost next door and I rarely shop at Woolies anymore.

There is a hawker market just as you turn left towards Malelane Gate. I bought the most wonderful Mangoes there on my last trip. It would be worthwhile to see what fruit and veg they have in season. I like to support the informal market when I can.
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Re: Shopping for food items in the park.... prices, choice ?

Unread postby SusieB » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:42 am

What we do is to email our shopping list to Pick n Pay Malelane in advance given the an approximate idea of our arrival time and our shopping is then ready for us when we arrive.
This year it took me a maximum of 10 minutes tops to pick up our shopping and be on our way.
I have always found the very helpful.
Personally after the long flight from UK I really don't want to be spending time shopping....I just want to be in the park as quickly as possible!!
If you need further info drop me a pm.

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Re: Shopping for food items in the park.... prices, choice ?

Unread postby MOGGYMINDER » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:13 am

Hi there,

The map for where it is:
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Cnr+Ai ... TF-8&hl=en

The Pick n Pay website: (Scroll right down the page when you get on it)

http://www.picknpay.co.za/picknpay/cont ... 10&s=_5178

Email address of Melalane:
fmalelane@pnp.co.za

A wonderful lady on here has helped me no end as she's done the email and collect on a couple of occasions.
it seems straight forward,
go on Pick n Pay online shop to look at what you want, no need to register.
I tried without luck but you don't need to, email with a list and ring an hour before you arrive.
I emailed and Pick n Pay came back asking for a list a week before we land and they accept cash, credit and debit card.
The other forum member paid by cash and it was all ready for her at the till already rung through with a couple of substitutions but nothing major.
Her tips are to specify weights and keep to basic labels (similar to tescos own make) to ensure stock availability.

Hope that helps, we go on Oct 2nd so I'll attempt to get on line once we've done it and let you know of any hitches !
May bump into you !
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger

Unread postby papop » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:11 pm

Hello,

What's about shopping on the way to Punda Maria gate?
We are coming end of November and have to shop for 6 days in the Kruger, so need a quite well stored shop and a liquor store too!!
The night before entering we are staying Albasini Dam.
Thanks for your help.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger

Unread postby bert » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:09 pm

Best place imo is the shopping mall at Louis Trichard (Makhado)
Right next to the N1

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Re: shopping on Sundays

Unread postby kite » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:15 pm

The larger petrol stations on the highways have small shops that will have a limited choice of 1st night supplies!


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