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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:53 pm

For those entering the park at Croc Bridge, or staying there and popping into Komatipoort for shopping, there is now a new shopping centre opposite the Spar centre - just a roundabout replacing the old stop street for access.

The new centre has Tekkie Town and Shoe City (so some choice in shoes at last!), a Pep, Mr Price, Standard Bank, few other small shops, and a Shoprite for groceries etc. Plenty of parking, and the shops feel nice and spacious. Like most Checkers/Shoprite stores there is selection of camping and outdoor goods too, which could be useful for those forgotten items!
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:07 pm

Thanks for the update GEJ!
Nice to have a choice of shopping in Komatipoort. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:24 pm

I was in Malelane this morning, and noticed that Clicks will be opening soon at the Shoprite centre. It looks as if it will be a fairly large store.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by safarigal » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:09 am

For those who have shopped at both Spar and Shoprite in Malelane, which do you think is the best???

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:54 am

Spar has a great butchery, and range of products. Shoprite has some cheaper prices and their bakery seems to have wider choice. They are so close that it is easy to compare. I would suggest turning into the Shoprite immediately from the N4, have a quick look, go to Spar, and then back to Shoprite again afterwards. Shoprite is also better if you need some camping/braai supplies.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Cecilec » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:45 am

safarigal wrote:For those who have shopped at both Spar and Shoprite in Malelane, which do you think is the best???


Hi safarigal,
we have been shopping already several times in Malalane Super Spar. We ordered meat already with an email and so we were sure to have it prepared when we arrived. They do have delicious gamemeat. Therefor we order the game per email from home.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by brewersfriend » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:45 pm

We are due to arrive at Skukuza airport (14.30) and collect a car and stay the night a Skukuza rest camp. We would like to get the bulk of our shopping done outside the park - are there any reasonable supermarkets close to the airport or should we have to go to Hazyview?
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:56 pm

The airport is inside the park so only camp shops available. You would be able to get enough for the first night at Skukuza (or eat at the restaurant) and then go to Hazyview for the main shopping next day.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by safarigal » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:21 pm

Thanks so much for your helpful replies re shopping in Malelane. We will give both stores a try this time round. We have always shopped at the Super Spar in Malelane on the way to Berg N Dal - I must say I have always been disappointed in the fresh produce, but the meats are pretty good. Love the spatchcock chickens, especially the Peri Peri one!!! Do you know if Shoprite also have spatchcock chickens for the braai?

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:25 pm

I did see some there. Have not yet tried one myself so never bought them. Would suspect Spar is best for meat though.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by brewersfriend » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:38 pm

I was hoping to get supplies before staying the night at Skukuza as we are off to Satara the following day.
Are there any shops in towns/villages outside the park or is it only Hazyview and how long is a round trip to get there?
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:17 pm

Hazyview is the closest for shopping from Skukuza. It will take minimum 2 hours to drive there though and you won't get much game viewing done. Looking at the time you would not make it.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Afriphile » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:34 pm

If you can change your flights and car hire,then you could fly into Nelspruit (KMIA), drive to Hazyview for shopping,then on to Skukuza.
Otherwise you will have to accept the facilities of Skukuza shop,which is fine for a night or two but limited for a longer stay.
As previous replies have said Hazyview is at least 2 hrs ,and in the wrong direction,for Satara.
Another option is to do a trip from Satara,out of Orpen gate (1.30 hrs) to Hoedspruit (1hr) to shop then back.
Thinking about it this is what I would do,a combined game drive and shop.Remember to check opening times of the supermarkets.
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