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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:51 am

If you are going through the Phabeni, Kruger or Numbi gate, you will be able to find these items in Hazyview. Enjoy your stay :thumbs_up:
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Re: Can I buy comfortable lawn chairs and cooler at Skukuza?

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:37 am

Have the cooler box etc...... Chairs are often on sale at Spar, have not seen any at PandP. Nelspruit is the best bet....but if time is short you should be OK in Malelane. Even Midas will have chairs for sale.
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Upgrade of Skukuza shop completed

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Re: Upgrade of Skukuza shop completed

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:36 am

Looking forward to seeing it in Feb! 8)

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Re: Upgrade of Skukuza shop completed

Unread post by robertjoy » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:06 pm

This will be our last stop for 4 days before we sadly head out to Vic Falls on the 22nd of June 2016, we arrive in Kruger on the 2nd of June.
By the time we arrive at Skukuza we will be looking forward to a Laundromat and maybe seeing the new shop.
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Re: Upgrade of Skukuza shop completed

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:14 am

Robertjoy, that sounds wonderful. :thumbs_up:

I will be spending 5 nights in Skuks from the 28th Dec :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: . I am looking forward to using the upgraded facilities.
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Shops in Kruger

Unread post by lindah » Tue May 03, 2016 10:27 pm

Hi I am wondering if the food shopping is good in the camp shops. We're flying into Skukuza so can't do any shopping before arriving into the park so will be relying on camp shops to buy food for nights in Talamati, Biyamiti and Crocodile Bridge camps. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

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Re: Shops in Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Tue May 03, 2016 10:48 pm

Lindah, I would say Skukuza is the best shop to be able to provide most basic food stuffs that you would need, certainly initially!
I found it pretty well stocked for meat, veggies, salads, breads and other groceries etc
Not sure if you would be using the restaurants for some meals or relying totally on the shops for all your food stuffs.

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Re: Shops in Kruger

Unread post by Afriphile » Tue May 03, 2016 10:57 pm

Hi Lindah,
We have found the shops quite good and always had something to make a meal,but you have to take what they have,not always what you want.!
If you are in the park for a while then I would drive out to do a big shop.
Crocodile bridge,Malelane and Phebeni gates all have big supermarkets close by and leaving and re-entering is easy.
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Re: Shops in Kruger

Unread post by stefan9 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:44 pm

Very hit and miss imho. If possible I would rather land in Nelspruit and buy atleast the fresh food there.
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Re: Shops in Kruger

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed May 04, 2016 5:20 am

I found that the shops have greatly improved. Unless you have special needs, the stock is pretty reasonable. The prices are a lot more competitive than previously.

As Elsa said, Skukuza is probably the best shop for most things.

I also often pop in at the Komatipoort SPAR when I stay in the Southeastern camps. It is only about 8 km from Croc Bridge Gate. It is clean, well stocked and caters a lot for tourists. I might suggest that you take a quick drive out.
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Re: Shops in Kruger

Unread post by victimofnature » Wed May 04, 2016 8:23 am

Good morning.

We visited the Kruger the past weekend and I was looking at the shops at Lower Sabie and Skukuza. That is the best shops to buy your basic day to day stuff like fresh bread, veggies and so on.

If you can.... go and sit down at Mugg and Bean at Lower Sabie. Food is very good and fresh with a very nice scenery.

But if you go to a pick nick spot to make a brunch. Take everything with you. Service is poor and the sit down food is not up to standard. Pick nick spots in the Kruger is not up to standard. You can see them going backwards every year.

Good example is Nkuhulu near Lower Sabie. Very nice place to sit and relax, but don't expect to get more than a scenery photo. Once a very nice pick nick spot, but now is only a pitstop.

Enjoy your trip. Kruger is the place to be!!!!

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Re: Shops in Kruger

Unread post by lindah » Wed May 04, 2016 11:42 pm

Thank you to all who replied, very helpful. I'm sure we will manage.

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Alcohol

Unread post by Yoda » Thu May 12, 2016 3:56 pm

The following question was posed on a general travel forum that I am also a member of.
No one seemed to know the answer.

Is alcohol sold in KNP shops on a Sunday?

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Re: Alcohol

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu May 12, 2016 4:20 pm

Yes, it is - and no restrictions on hours.
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