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Re: Sunset/Night drive possible issues....am I the only one?

Unread post by Puff Addy » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:37 am

Interesting to read this thread, having been on three night drives in Mountain Zebra where the driver was the one with the spotlight and all three drives were about finding nocturnal mammals and birds.

Shouldn't the nocturnal creatures be the focus of any night drive? :hmz:

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Re: Sunset/Night drive possible issues....am I the only one?

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:38 am

Have a read through Spotlight recommendations where more on the use of spotlights on drives etc is discussed in more detail.
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What is Sunset Drive V1 vs V2?

Unread post by DoggyStyleGifts » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:26 pm

Hi folks, my reservations have finally been squared away by the park so now I can concentrate on activities. I want to book sunset drives in each camp we will be staying in and when I look I see there's at least two for each camp. Designated V1 and V2, etc with a three letter nomenclature after each (ie EMD, SSD). Are they the same drive? Is it just a matter of two different vehicles? Will both vehicles go out on the same evening even if there's only enough bookings to fill one vehicle (so if V1 shows 15 spots available ad V2 shows no bookings yet, I can book the V2 for my family of four and potentially have the entire drive to ourselves if no one else books that vehicle for that evening)?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: What is Sunset Drive V1 vs V2?

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:14 pm

OK..... EMD = Early Morning Drive; SSD = SunSet Drive. V1 and V2 would mean vehicle 1 and vehicle 2. The first will be a 21-seater and only if that is full will the 2nd be booked. Depending on the camp that will be another 21-seater or a 10-seater. If there are few bookings then V1 might even be a 10-seater.

You can only guarantee a vehicle to yourself if you book and pay for a full 10-seater and make sure at booking you state that is what you want.
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Sunset game drive

Unread post by adhiroya3 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:52 pm

Hi,

Does the external sunset drive price (approx R390) offered by Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp include the conservation fees?

I will be staying outside the park that night and was wondering whether I need to pay for the conservation fee in addition to the sunset game drive cost.

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Re: Sunset game drive

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:22 pm

You will not need to pay any extra on the price quoted. It includes the conservation fee for external guests.
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Unread post by Tronicos » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:08 pm

Hello is possible to have a safari with my son of 5 years and a half. Or only for 6 years over

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Unread post by Imberbe » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:26 pm

Hi

You can visit the parks with your child. Many people do this and the children do enjoy the experience.

It is only on the park's guided drives where they take visitors with the open safari vehicles where there is a six year age limit.

The main reason is actually for the benefit of the other visitors, as children can become tired and distract the other guests.
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