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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:17 pm

Helol wrote:I will be there on the 1 April (is this terrible timing due to school holidays!!).
Unfortunately schools break up for the Easter hols on the 31st March so you could find the park and gates pretty busy.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:31 pm

I drive the gravel roads as much as possible during the busy season. They do not seem to attract as much traffic.

There is a sightings App that can be used in Kruger. I strongly advise against using it. It seems to attract crowds and defeats the whole purpose of being in the Park.

If I remember correctly, you are into birding. The Salitje road is one of my favorite bird roads in Kruger. It covers many eco zones and offers great diversity. I also suggest a drive to the Stevenson Hamilton Memorial for a special experience. I have never found that drive to be crowded.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Helol » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:14 pm

Many thanks MM. Yes, I do enjoy the birds, but equally all other creatures. Yes, I know the app you mean, but I find if you see a crowd, go in the opposite direction, and generally one is ok! Plus, I have all the patience of a saint with wildlife so don't mind sitting and waiting and waiting and waiting, long after the madding crowd has dispersed.

Think I may stock up on snacks on the Sat afternoon in the shop at Malelane to get a head start (0600) early Sun morning. Not long now, arrive in Swaziland on the 23rd! then to KNP on the 1st Apr :D

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:57 am

Enjoy :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Carla + Tony » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:22 pm

Hi all,

We are visiting the Kruger in July. (can't wait. It's been three years since we were last there. Way too long!!)
We will stop over in Venda for one night and then travel to Punda Maria.
Before entering the park we woud like to stock up on some food (as on previous visits we found the choice in the park shops quite limited).
Where would be the best place to go. We would also like to get a small ice box some can stock up a little.
Any advice is very welcome.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:41 pm

Not too familiar with this area but I would suggest somewhere like Thohoyandou which should have some of the larger supermarkets and where you will find cooler boxes and everything you need.
but generally the shops are better stocked than before and the little restaurant at Punda Maria comes well advised. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Cecilec » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:48 pm

Hoi Carla en Tonx,

https://www.spar.co.za/Home/Store-View/ ... ou-Limpopo

Maybe you could email them , like we do for Super Spar in Malalane, and order your gamemeat. :dance:

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Barb15584 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:58 pm

We were pleasantly surprised at how much both the selection and quality of food had improved in the camp stores on our last visit to KNP (2014). We found them more than adequate for everyday meals, we still went outside to pick up specialty items and for some of our fresh veggies.
ON our upcoming vacation later this year, we will be including a trip down memory lane and visiting Hluhluwe and Mhkuze for a few days before travelling on to KNP for 5 weeks, can anyone tell me if the shops there have also improved their selection of food items. (I don't remember if Mhkuze had a shop).
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:43 pm

Please send all non SANParks suggestions and info to Barb by PM (private message) :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:26 am

Barb, I agree with you about the camp shops. It is not worth the petrol and time unless special items are needed.

I am extremely fussy about boerrie and I found some of the best tasting boerrie that I have ever eaten in the Skukuza shop. I also found the veg that they did have to be well priced. I suppose they cannot afford to have stock deteriorate in the heat.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Helsinki » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:48 pm

Just a short question from m side, as i'm not sujre about that:

How about the opening hours of Malelane Superspar and Liquor Store on Goodfriday?

Would it make sense to order some meat in advance via email at the Superspar?
Where do we pick it up? At the " Meat/Butcherydesk"?

In the past there was no need to order something in advance, but due to the holiday season i dont want to run out of meat during our stay :dance:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Cecilec » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:10 pm

Hi Helsinki,

lhollman@iafrica.com this is an email to aske if they have open on Malelane Superspar and Liquor Store on Goodfriday?

Also we did order like the other years our gamemeat butchery@donnat.onmicrosoft.com.
Hope I could help you out.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:49 pm

Helsinki, I'm sure the Malelane Super Spar will be open on Good Friday, might be the same hours as a Sunday.
https://www.spar.co.za/Home/Store-View/ ... Mpumalanga

I'm not sure if the liquor store part will be open but you will be able to buy that in the shops at the camps in the park.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Helsinki » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:17 pm

Thanks Elsa,

Website says that Tops is open on Public Holidays from 08:00-20:00 (Sundays closed). So I assume its open :hmz:
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19.-22. Olifants
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:43 pm

I think the website is a bit out of date Helsinki, we recently found the Tops in Komatipoort open on a Sunday and I'm sure they will all be the same, but as I said I am really not sure about Good Friday, but it could possibly be?
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