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 Post subject: Re: Oliphants FQ4V2
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:57 am 
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I have phoned various camps in the past for bungalow requests and never had a problem but maybe I was lucky and "hit" the right camps or the person answering the phone.
Have also e-mailed where possible and mostly received a mail back with confirmation, but understand it must be very frustrating when this doesn't work.
Will try and check e-mail addresses for camps.

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 Post subject: Re: Oliphants FQ4V2
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I think These e-mails addresses will be useful.
I know it says NOT for reservations but if its just a bungalow request then that is what the reservations offices tell us to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Oliphants FQ4V2
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Elsa - We all appreciate it and hopefully it will save a lot of frustration for the overseas visitors. In SA we can phone but for them it is a BIG problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba
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Bart, a BD3U is right on the perimeter overlooking the river.
Number 63 is a good unit.


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba
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Have a look at this topic.....just click on the link and in the topic click on the type of accommodation you want to view

Accommodation photos

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba
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saraf wrote:
Well actually it isn't a norm, it is always done at the camp's discretion. It's not a right and it can't always been done.


Agreed. They try to do it as part of customer service excellence.

I have never been refused, and I contact the camp 2 weeks before arrival.

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 Post subject: Selecting specific huts?
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Hi all,

sure that this is not the first of such topics.
I have booked to stay at Orpen next year, in one of the family huts. I would like the one at the very end (number 15 if i recall?).

How do i make this happen??


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 Post subject: Re: Selecting specific huts?
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I believe if you phone Orpen directly (and nobody else has already requested it) then they will reserve it for you. Other camps do it, so I'm sure Orpen will oblige.

Have a wonderful trip............look forward to the Trip Report. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Selecting specific huts?
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Based on comments by other Mites, phone Orpen about three weeks before you go and request that specific unit :thumbs_up:


Calling three weeks in advance might be enough for Orpen ... :) :)
But the friendly people at Lower Sabie required a faxed request from me for our stay there during May 2013. So it might be well worth it to call sooner rather than later. (BTW: we will also spend some time in Orpen come May 2013) :D

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 Post subject: Re: Selecting specific huts?
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I requested a specific unit at Olifants for October by calling their office, but was asked by the friendly person at reception to fax a written request to them asap, which I did.
I'll only be able to confirm if the unit was allocated a week before our stay.
Holding thumbs!
When I requested a specific unit at Pretoriuskop earlier this year a phone call was enough and they confirmed it for me immediately.
It might have been a bit closer to our arrival though.
The camps differ in their procedures I think.
It also helps to give them n alternative if they can't give you the requested unit. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Specific bungalow request ?
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What would be the best way to request a specific bungalow in a camp? is it even possible? in the past we have asked on arrival but 9 times out of 10 it is already taken.


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 Post subject: Re: Specific bungalow request ?
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Hello,
I just reserved two specific units, first by calling the camp where I was asked to send an email to a person at SAN Parks. After a couple of days I got confirmation that I had been successful.
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 Post subject: Which Safari tent/ chalet (2 bed) in Lower Sabie is best?
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Hi there all

Which Safari tent or Chalet is the best to book at Lower Sabie? My wife and I want to take my parents to Pretoriuskop for 2 nights then Lower Sabie. The first week in June 2014. I kind of know all about Pretoriuskop, but i dont know much about Lower Sabies accomodation. I kind of like the Safari tent where you have your own shower and kitchen utensils. Can someone perhaps suggest the best unit with the best view of the river perhaps? Or most private one?

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 Post subject: Re: Which Safari tent/ chalet (2 bed) in Lower Sabie is best
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Hi Bennie,

Lower Sabie is an awesome choice of camp! One of my absolute favourites!!! :clap: The game viewing is sublime and one is able to see all magnificent 7 on a single day!

As for the accommodation there is only one choice for me... the Safari Tent with a river view LST2U. They have a lovely bathroom with a shower and the deck has great views of the Sabie river.

As for position... well tent 16 is my first choice as it is right at the end and almost over the fence! After 16 I would choose 17.

I hope this helps! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Which Safari tent/ chalet (2 bed) in Lower Sabie is best
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Thank you very much Sean. I am def gona enquire about nr 16 and 17 then. Cant wait. Hope its still available...


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