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Procedure at entry gates.

Unread post by meowburt » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:07 am

We are visiting KNP for the first time in a few days time and have pre booked 6 nights accommodation . Am a bit unsure of the procedure at the entry gates, probably Phabeni in our case, - what is the procedure at the gate? Do you just drive through or is it necessary to 'book in' and if so how long would this procedure take?

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Re: Procedure at entry gates.

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:02 am

Welcome to the forums meowburt!!!

Gates vary, but most gates have an office, so you park in the parking area, and go to the office, where you will be issued with a permit which you must carry at all times. Please read it from top to bottom, as it gives you all the park rules.
To do this you will need your reservation number and/or client number, and some gates also ask for your passport or ID doc if you are South African.

The gate guards will also want to look in your car, to check you don't have any poaching equipment etc.

I do hope that you have a wonderful trip. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Procedure at entry gates.

Unread post by PietSkiet » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:55 am

Hi meowburt,

The process is not painful at all, but at Phabeni you have a good chance of landing up in a bit of a queue.
Phabeni these days are a drive through, so have a pen handy. An official will give you a shortish form to complete where you need to fill in the reservation number, so have that handy as well and the details of all passengers in the car, where they need to sign. To speed up the process all overnight visitors pay their conservation fees at the camp when they check in.
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