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Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by bert » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:39 pm

Hi and welcome :thumbs_up:
20 x 2 or 3-bed units, equipped with en-suite bathrooms (showers, no baths) and air-conditioning. Kitchenettes have hotplates and sinks. Two units are fully accessible for people using wheelchairs

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Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by Imberbe » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:09 pm

Getting in to the vehicles will be the only trick. They are not wheelchair friendly at all, and there are steps to negotiate. The big vehicle (called the 20 seater) will be easier, but still has steps. The 10 seater is difficult as you have to climb over a barrier.

Sitting next to the driver may be the best option, especially in the 10 seater. Once you are in, there will be no problem. So much will depend on the level of you mobility.

I suggest that you contact CB and speak with the head guide, Billy, beforehand. I think that they would be willing to provide the 20 seater, even if there are not enough visitors, just to make things easier.

Remember that you can drive in your own vehicle. So you will be able to enjoy your visit. It is only the after dark activities that may only be done on SANParks vehicles.

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Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by WildThing » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:47 pm

The phone number for Crocodile Bridge is 013 735 6012.

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Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by Jumbo » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:27 am

Hi soc283 :D

Make sure that you are booked to stay in a bungalow with the code BD2Z (wheelchair accessible). There are two of these units in the camp, # 17 & #18…and IMHO, they are also the best situated units in the camp…. whenever we stay in Croc Bridge we try and get one of these units. You have a great view onto the bush and we have had some awesome sightings, from our veranda, of animals coming past, to and from the river.
If you stay in these units, also afford yourself some time to just sit on your veranda, and watch what comes past…expect the unexpected :wink: (once even had lions very close to the fence) and make sure you have a good flashlight.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:15 pm

Photos taken 21 September 2009 of the progress of the new entrance gate and bridge.

I was told at reception the drive through gate would be opening within a few weeks time.

First two were taken from inside the park, next two, outside.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Spotted Cat » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:02 pm

Our favourite camp, usually stay in bungalow 9 which has a great view of the river - situated in the corner of the camp. Lots of game seen going down to the river to drink :dance: Love the size of the camp, would be great when the new entrance gate is finished!
Size of the freezer/fridge on the verandah - adequate for at least a week's provisions for two people.
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Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by louis dreyer » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:28 pm

My wife is in a wheel chair as well, we go to the kruger as much as we can.
Word of advice they say that the bungalo or tnt with a "z" is for the disabled. Not all of them is 100% accessible. You are taking somebody with, good can some times be a strucle to get in out of the car alone because the ground are not level. Most of the camps have additional ablution blocks with facilities for disabled. we have found that they are much more accesible than the facilities in the bungalo's. My wife always say where there is a change she will get it done.
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Go and enjoy we are everytime we are in the Kruger or any SANPARK.

They are realy trying to make the camps more accesible for disabled people.
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Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by JimS » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:42 pm

The website disabledtravel.co.za shows details of accessible accommodation in Kruger and other National Parks. If you use the link http://www.disabledtravel.co.za/accom.php?prop_id=210 you will see a full description of the accommodation units at Crocodile Bridge together with photographs of the bathroom including shower, toilet, etc.
Making a reservation for wheelchair accessible accommodation can only be done directly with National Parks and not through any of their agents. Specific help can be obtained from Hester van der Berg at e-mail hestherv@sanparks.org or on telephone 012-426-5117.
Hope this helps!

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Re: Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:13 pm

Went to Skukuza today, and returned via CB - this is how much progress has been made since the stated start date of 6th January!

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The old bridge is showing signs of damage on the edges too.
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Re: Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:28 pm

These pics were taken on Sunday 21 March, a long weekend. While taking the pics people of all shapes and sizes and cultures were turned away as the gate quota had been reached. The police were there to assist security.

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The new bridge waiting to be placed.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by bert » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:04 am

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The old bridge and the moment.

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Richprins » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:47 pm

Here's a new pic of the gate... almost ready for action!

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Taken last weekend.

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Re: Is Bridge at Croc Bridge suitable for caravans ?

Unread post by DuQues » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:30 pm

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Richprins » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:41 am

Am playing around with some of the newer Google Earth images!

This from 2010!

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Re: Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp

Unread post by Boslaaitie » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:49 pm

Does someone have a email adress for croc bridge! is seems that there phone is not working....


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