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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by jilj » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:04 am

Loots Butchery in Phalaborwa is a must Superb meat - and biltong. Unfortunately he introduced my husband to 'skilpaatjies' and 'pofadders' Need I say more. Phalaborwa has a good little Woolies as well.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:09 am

Wonderful itinerary Birdalf! :clap:

I would definitely do the shopping in Hazyview before entering the park.
There are good bottle stores either attached to the supermarkets or close by in the malls where where you will be able to pick up some great wine.
Unless you are really pushed for time rather enter at the Phabeni gate which is only about 15 kms from Hazyview and travel to Skukuza along the S1 in the park. 40 kms.

Depending on which camps you are staying at during your stay and if need be, you can always replenish your supplies from the shops in Phalaborwa which is just outside the gate of the same name.

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Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:48 pm

There is also a good butcherie on the R71, just before you enter Phala. If you are coming from Tzaneen you will pass it on your right.

It is called "Lapaside" (Tel:0761274774)

The Phala Spar meat is not always very lekker, but Woolies meat is usually very good. :thumbs_up:

We always found Spar very good for fruit and veg.
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Sun lounges, where can we get them?

Unread post by Shutterbug » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:16 pm

Hi Folks,

Well its our ninth year in a row now and we will be visiting Kruger again for another month in February, we spend about 2 hours a day at the pool and as you know there is little to no facilities at the pools so we are hoping to buy some sun loungers, does anyone know if there is somewhere we can buy them? we are flying in and out of Skukuza and plan on doing our shopping in Malelane, could also go to Hoedspruit.
On a side note I think it would be a great revenue generator for SanParks if they had a setup at the pools where you could buy cold drinks, ice cream or even a pie?
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Re: Sun lounges, where can we get them?

Unread post by leervis » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:54 pm

Shutterbug, I wish you every success in your quest to find loungers. I think that Nelspruit, sorry, Mbombela, would be your best option, a little further, but a great shopping option. To travel regularly to Kruger in February means that you are not intimidated by high temperatures so ENJOY!
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Re: Sun lounges, where can we get them?

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:59 pm

You won't find anything in the park. Nelspruit really is your best bet, with Makro, Builders Warehouse, Trappers, or Outdoor Warehouse all in the same area and likely to have something.
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Re: Sun lounges, where can we get them?

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:25 am

From Skukuza take the Phabeni gate and go into Hazyview then take the R40 to Nelspruit. You end up coming into Nelspruit where the shops I mentioned are. Makro will be on your right, Outdoor Warehouse a little further down the road also on the right after Builders Warehouse. It might be a good idea to go into the Riverside Mall on the left and look at Checkers....they often have some good camping stuff at a good price too. I got a nice hammock there with a stand for around R400 a while back.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Leaping Lizards » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:02 pm

Hi there Guys

Any thoughts and or advice on shopping in Dullstroom?

We will be driving past the Highveld Mall too early to stop for goodies.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:16 pm

Never shopped in Dullstroom, but if you are going through Lydenburg as well I can vouch for the Checkers in the new mall at the bottom of the Long Tom Pass?

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:26 pm

As far as I can remember, there are no big supermarkets like Pick n Pay etc in Dullstroom, but there was adequate shopping available with a couple of butcheries, bottle store and several small supermarkets. :thumbs_up:

Hopefully someone else here will know more. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by minettest » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:01 pm

How is the shops in malelane and komatipoort?
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:37 pm

The shops in Malelane have a big Spar and also a P & Pay and the one in Komatipoort is a big Spar and there is also a very good butcher.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:47 pm

I wish I could give you more details Minettest, but they are called simply "The Butcher" and in the Komati Spar Centre! :?
I really don't have any more details than that and I can't seem to find them on the internet.
I just usually drop by when we are there and pick up the meat for our stay or as much as we need.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by saraf » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:16 pm

Leaping Lizards wrote:Hi there Guys

Any thoughts and or advice on shopping in Dullstroom?

We will be driving past the Highveld Mall too early to stop for goodies.

Thanks


Shops in Dullstroom are more geared to the tourist rather than shopping. Very nice, independent places but definitely tourist orientated. Great coffee shop but I can't remember what it was called :wall: There was a Millies place but I was very disappointed in their stock, not a patch on the N4 shop.

Lyndenberg would be better.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by LindaS » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:05 am

There is now a new supermarket in Malelane.

Shoprite opened in the new Ingwe Shopping Centre yesterday. This shopping centre is situated between the N4 and Inkwazi Shopping Centre.

This supermarket is comparable to the Super Spar in the Inkwazi Centre.

Construction is also underway in Komatipoort for a Shoprite, on the left hand side of the road, more or less opposite Komati Square. Will be a while though before this one opens.
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