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Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:47 pm Unread post
I have done walks in many different camps and saw rhinos at Letaba as well as Olifants (northern part). But all the small things you see makes it interesting. It also depends on the Guide, what they are explaining about the bush, trees etc. Each walk is different and I enjoyed them all.
We had the opportunity in 2011 to travel through the hole park from south to north and back again. A phantastic experience!
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Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:25 pm Unread post
Ok after reading this whole forum I'm convinced and dying to try out a bush walk the next time I'm in Kruger, provided I have a hefty life insurance policy in place LOL cos it sounds like some close encounters can happen but its definitely an adventure I want to give a GO :D


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Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:33 am Unread post
We have participated in bush walks from Satara, Mopani, Shingwedzi, Letaba and Lower Sabie.
All were amazing, some more so than others, but that is just the luck of the moment.
We have seen Lion and Rhino, been surrounded by a huge herd of Cape Buffalo and seen all kinds of other things big and small.
It is great fun to learn from the guides about insects and plants and just have to opportunity to be out in the bush, away from the roads and camps.
We always book a walk, and on our last holiday booked three.
SO and I were very fortunate to have been the only guests on two of the walks, so we got an extra special walk that might not have happened with a larger group.


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Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:51 am Unread post
The age limit for trails is also 12 years of age.


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Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:41 pm Unread post
arks wrote
Stephens.L wrote
It is important to note that there age limits in order for an individual to participate in Bush walks and Game drives. To participate in Game drives one should be over the age of 6 years. Children under the age of six are not allowed. To book for a Bush walk one should be between 13 - 65 years old. People who are over the age of 65 should produce a medical certificate from a doctor to prove that they are indeed fit to walk.

Is this age limit for walks new? Certainly when I did a walk a few years ago, no one asked me for a medical certificate :roll: I've even heard of older people using a cane being welcome on walks :whistle:


Hi Arks

The age limit for walks and game drives is not new, it has always been there. It is the responsibility of a guide to ensure that all the people on a walk/game drives are within the correct age limit. If they (guides) fail to comply and something happen, they will have to be held accountable. The reason for imposing age restriction is to ensure that guests are safe more than anything else.


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Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:48 pm Unread post
Hi all - I fully respect and agree with the age limits. Nevertheless, I have had my bush-savvy (now 11 year old) daughter nag me for a bush walk since she was seven. Being a tall eleven year-old she is probably faster and fitter than I am and she just doesn't' understand that she still can't go one Kruger walks with me. Perhaps it would be nice to have something special for the kids in the high-season. Like a kids walk that just takes them around the camp fence and perhaps out of the front gate for a few minutes, just to get the "feel". Anyway - looking forward to 2014 when my daughter can join me :lol:


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Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:20 pm Unread post
We all want our children to experience the bush BUT We went on a wilderness trail and on the trail was a Dad and his son.. I am positive that the son was not the right age even though he was quite tall but its often diffcult to tell with boys He said he was in grade 6 !!He was well behaved but his immaturity showed when we approached some ellies and the one turned in out direction and flapped his ears . The guide said stay dead still but the youngster panicked and started to scream and wanted run away .. Well you have never seen a guide more quick to stop him . That little guy put the entire group in danger .
and about age My SO has been on three trails after the age of 65 But has carried a docs ceritficate everytime . though they have never asked for it . we were often fitter than the younger ones on the walks .


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Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:28 pm Unread post
Hi, first time poster here all the way from sunny London.
I will be making my 6th trip (I can't stay away :wink: to KNP next month.
We will be staying at Satara 16th -20th Sept. Is it likely I will have book in advance at this time for the morning walk? I think it will be quite dry too so low grass, is this correct?
Can't wait!
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Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:53 pm Unread post
johnnieh69, We have booked most of our walks in advance, just to be on the safe side. But our first walk was at Satara, and we booked it when we arrived at the camp.


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Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:07 pm Unread post
Thanks normana53
I reckon I will do that now, might even book two or three!
So, from what I gather the walks are from a different start point every day?
Either way I'm 100% sure I will love it once or 5 times in the same place or not!
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Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:43 pm Unread post
We had a walk when where in Satara and it was Fantastic, we booked it before we arrived at Satara.


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Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:43 pm Unread post
Thanks all, now booked on TWO from Satara next month. Can't wait, although I did see a fox this morning on my walk to the tube station in London!! :lol:


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Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:10 pm Unread post
Can someone please tell me how to book a morning walk (or evening drive) in advance... I cannot seem to find it on the SANPARKS site - it must be there, but I seem to be going round in circles trying to find it..! ( I am going to Oilphants, Biyamati and Talamati). Many thanks in advance


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Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:30 pm Unread post
Welcome to the forums, hop10000 :D
Please see this page.


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Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:59 pm Unread post
Sorry, I missed the second part of your question, hop10000.
For drives, please see this page.
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