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opening of bookings for december 2015

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Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:17 am Unread post
Can anyone tell me when bookings for december 2015 and january 2016 will open.

If i remember correctly it opened last year about the 16th january
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:50 am Unread post
alf, you are correct, the bookings for December 2014 did open on 16 January 2014, I read on another Kruger social platform that the bookings for December 2015 open on 22 January 2015 :hmz: :hmz:


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Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:29 pm Unread post
Have a look Here for the Booking periods. :thumbs_up:


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Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:59 pm Unread post
Please no body book the guest house at punda on 18, 19. Guest house at olifants 22, 23 and guest house lower sabie 27, 28, 29...

:naughty: :x

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Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:35 am Unread post
Please keep in mind that online bookings open a day later than Reservations. So if you are going to call, or email, to make your booking, that can be done a day earlier to the dates listed in the link by Elsa. Call centre for December 2015 bookings opens on 22 January 2015 at 7.30 am.


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Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:46 pm Unread post
When do the accommodation rates increase?


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Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:09 pm Unread post
1 November of each year BerkiSA.


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Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:31 pm Unread post
I would also like to know when will SP open the availibility page for december 2015?


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Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:52 pm Unread post
Hi alf

Availability on the website for that period will be accessible on the same day as Online Bookings open - See Schedule on this link


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Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:51 am Unread post
quick question, Why is it that Online bookings have always opened after the Reservation Offices?


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Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:21 pm Unread post
Dear spargish,

There are two primary reasons for that.

One is that there is a section in our client base that is made of people who have been going to the parks for 20-30-40 years - annually and religiously - who do not necessarily have access to online bookings. In appreciation to their long-standing loyalty, we want to give them a bit of a head-start. Over the years we have converted many traditional clients into online booking clients, and judging by client feedback, we are making progress in this regard.

The second reason is that if we open online bookings just after midnight on a new period, we have no doubt that our servers will take strain, and may even crash. We are continuously developing the infrastructure but stress-testing is yet to be performed, so we do not disappoint you all.

It is in our strategic plan to open online bookings the same day as call centre. We just need a year or two to make this a reality.


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Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:19 pm Unread post
Call me old fashioned :roll:
But I still prefer to make a booking over the phone.
I like the human contact and the ability to discuss various options etc should my first choice not be available.


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Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:01 pm Unread post
yoda, I also like "old fashioned", I have got 3 options ready each option has the name of the camp, the code of the unit and the price, I also like the human contact, I just hope I am able to get our first option when I call tomorrow to make our booking from 20 December to 3 January 2016


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Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:06 pm Unread post
tent dweller wrote
yoda, I also like "old fashioned", I have got 3 options ready each option has the name of the camp, the code of the unit and the price, I also like the human contact, I just hope I am able to get our first option when I call tomorrow to make our booking from 20 December to 3 January 2016


Good luck. Hope you get the bookings that you are most keen on.

Doesn't look like we will be coming to SA this December
So I won't be setting my alarm for 5am tomorrow to call SANP :cry:


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Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:02 pm Unread post
:( , why are you not coming to SA? Where will you be spending your Dec holiday?
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