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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by suebfly » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:22 pm

I flew to Skukuza two weeks ago and what a great experience. Absolute bliss flying direct from Cape Town and not having to stop over in Johannesburg. What a lovely little airport with very helpful staff - now to start planning some trips for 2015 :D :clap:

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This is taken from the Departure lounge

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These lovely chaps are inside the building

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:54 pm

Looks wonderful!
Thanks for the pics Sue! :clap:
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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Leanawel » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:52 am

:D Thanks for the photos Suebfly - I have seen the airport in July while they were still painting and decorating. The Avis "office" was under a thorn tree :D . And yes, cannot agree more - the small airport is a little gem. From stepping outside the aircraft after a wonderful 2 and a half hour flight from Cape Town, the magic of the bush is all around :D

And our plans for 2015 are already in place :think: .

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Re: Skukuza airport transportation

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:51 am

Avis, the car hire folk, do have a shuttle service between the camp and airport. It is R150 at last report, and would need to be booked ahead of time.
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Car rental from Skukuza Airport

Unread post by Merlin11 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:44 pm

Let me start by saying I know there is a thread about flying in/out and car rental but I can't find it :? Someone help please?

We are trying to book a SUV car from Avis at Skukuza but am being told that they do not have this style of car in their fleet at Skukuza, I find this hard to believe :shock:

Has anyone rented a SUV ( or car with higher ride height) from Avis at a Skukuza recently? I know they have smaller cars but from our previous experience we really prefer something higher.

Or does anyone have an email address for the Avis office at Skukuza so we can ask them directly?

Many thanks :D

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:51 pm

I just did an on line enquiry from the Skukuza branch and it seemed happy to rent out a Fortuner 4 x 4 or an Avanza, much cheaper, as an alternative.
So maybe do one for your dates and see what it comes up with. http://www.avis.co.za/
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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Merlin11 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:03 pm

Thanks Elsa.

We did input various combinations of dates in October and couldn't get those cars coming up. I then 'spoke' (online chat) with Avis and it's there I was told they don't offer SUV's in the Skukuza fleet.

I was hoping to speak someone directly at the airport branch and sort it out directly!

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:16 pm

Not sure if this will help Merlin?
Can't find an e-mail address for that branch.

Skukuza Airport (SZK)+27 13 735 5343
Telephone
+27 13 735 5343
Fax
+27 13 735 5158
Physical Address
Skukuza Airport, Kruger National Park

Operating Hours
Mon - Fri
08h00 - 16h00
Saturday
10h00 - 15h00
Sunday
10h00 - 15h00
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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Merlin11 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:51 am

Thanks Elsa, we have called the Avis off ice at the airport and they tell me they do have Group K cars available, he couldn't book it for us but gave a generic sales line number who tell us that the SUV range is not part of their fleet at Skukuza!

Thanks Yoda, I am sure others must have had the same issue, I will search the forum see if I can find how they resolved it!

If anyone has any other suggestions we would welcome any help :hmz:

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:34 pm

Merlin, do have a read from Here where WELSH_ASH talks about the high clearance vehicles he had arranged to rent.
You could even send him a PM and find out more details and then post the findings here.

And another post

alexmagda wrote:I suggest you send a message to the office Avis at the airport.This person was really a help for us in our reservation: sam.lamani@avis.co.za
They will help you as they have even 2 offices, the other one is in Skukuza camp.
Hopes this will help.
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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by WELSH_ASH » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:31 pm

Hi all,

I have rented a Toyota Fortuner 2 x 4 from Avis Skukuza. It was waiting at the airport for me when I arrived in October last year.

A great car, just wish they sold them here in the UK!

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by WELSH_ASH » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:03 pm

I did originally book a saloon car online as prior to the airport opening, the Fortuner wasnt showing as available car to rent from Skukuza. After the airport opened back in June/July, I then called the Avis reservations in the UK and asked them to change my booking to a Fortuner.

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Procedure for arriving at Skukuza airport

Unread post by meercatmaz » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:46 pm

I'm looking for advice about flying from Jo'burg to Skukuza. How do I get from the airport to the camp and how early do I have to be at the airports prior to departure? I have a reservation at Skukuza for my first night and I'm planning hiring a car from there. Any help is appreciated

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:09 pm

If you hire a car then it should be waiting at the airport for your arrival and you just then drive to the camp.
When you do the rental, make sure you tell them you are flying into Skukuza.
I am not sure of how early you need to be at the airport before departure but sure if you ask them when you arrive they will be able to tell you.
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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by don » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:49 pm

Upon inquiring online at Avis about a car at Skukuza Airport, I was informed that the rental office at the airport was closed on the day of our arrival...I checked availability at Skukuza Main Reception and the Avis office there is open on a limited basis, but we do arrive during that time. So, can one walk from Skukuza Airport to Main Reception...is the airport actually in the camp, or will we have to take some other means of transport to the camp...thanks.


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