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Re: Skukuza car hire - help please

Unread post by suebfly » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:06 pm

Definitely fly to Skukuza - I cant wait to try it in a couple of months. Price is much the same, it is not easy to get on the direct Cape Town flight to Nelspruit it fills up fast plus you avoid that dreadful road before entering the peace of Kruger

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Re: Skukuza car hire - help please

Unread post by Stark » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:13 pm

It looks pretty easy, BB. Pickup and dropoff available at the airport, Avis only I believe at this point (SANParks should revisit this and offer a competitive playing field with more than one vendor), check in at the airport.

Looking forward to hearing your experience with the flight and airport process if/when you go, BB!
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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by mfs » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:06 pm

Hello all. This seems like a good place to post Skukuza airport / car hire questions.

I'll be taking a group of university students to Kruger for 3 nights in Jan 2015. It's a trip I've done several times on my own.

We'll be arriving on a Saturday and leaving on Tuesday pretty early -- in time to catch an international flight at JNB.

I thought it would be very nice to rent cars (there are 16 of us) for the group to self drive, besides doing the park's morning and evening drives.

However, I'm wondering how late the car rental offices are open (I assume that there's still one at the camp, and one at the airport?)

To keep the budget under control and to keep things simple, we may be taking ground transport from a hotel in the Joburg area to Kruger. I'm concerned we may arrive too late to pick up a rented car. While our ground transport may be available to use, such a large group transport hardly makes for the best self drive.

Thus, my question: Does anybody know how late the car hire offices are open to pick up a car? I believe the posted hours for the camp office is noon, but there is a 2:10 flight into SZK.

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Skukuza airport - official launch today, 28/7/14

Unread post by Lesego » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:13 pm

Launch of scheduled flights to the Skukuza Airport.

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Re: Skukuza airport - official launch today, 28/7/14

Unread post by wbevents » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:15 pm

:clap: :clap: used it twice already, really looking worldclass
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Re: Skukuza airport - official launch today, 28/7/14

Unread post by don » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:54 pm

Are there rental car facilities at Skukuza airport?

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by ctm7943 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:45 pm

Hello all,
Just found out from chatting with a person who flew into skukuza.
Yes, there is a sanparks representative at the Sku airport.
After you pick-up your car, they check your car documentation & sanparks documentation to issue the permit.
We have already paid our conservation fees & our 1st camp is lower sabie.

We called AVIS to have our flight # added to the reservation, so hopefully our car will be avsailable for pick-up @ the airport :pray:

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Afriphile » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:15 pm

Hi,does anyone know if there is transport available from Skukuza airport to Skukuza camp.
I will arrive by air to meet with friend , with car,who will arrive later in the day.
Thanks.

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by ctm7943 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:46 am

Avis has a shuttle service from the Skukuza airport to Skukuza camp for R150 pp.
SANPARKS does not have a shuttle service from the airport to the camp.

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by yoda » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:43 pm

Hi,

Has anyone flown to direct into Skukuza or to KMIA in December?

I am considering flying this December.
But I am a very nervous flyer.
Was there a lot of turbulance? :mrgreen:

Also, what was the luggage allowance like?

There are 4 of us.
So 2 suitcases would be sufficient.
And if we get an allowance of another 2, would filling those up with groceries (up to the wieght limit of course) be an option?

Thanks

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by yoda » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:45 am

suebfly wrote:Turbulence changes from hour to hour so there is absolutely no way to predict. I have done the trip to KMIA many times and have never experienced anything too bad at all

Luggage is 20kg per person plus 7 kg hand luggage - I must admit they have never actually weighed my hand luggage which is usually very heavy with camera, binos etc but they can and this is the limit


suebfly,
Thanks for the response.

Last December I had a really unpleasant drive back to Jhb.
Pouring with rain, the mine trucks that came thundering in the opposite direction, all making conditions really difficult.
So that got me thinking that maybe I should consider flying.
But on balance, I think that maybe I will drive this time. Logistically it seems easier.

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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:41 pm

I used Skukuza airport today and had to wait around for several hours as I was dropped off early. I am very impressed! Clean, friendly staff, pleasant surroundings, convenient! After each group of passengers moved off somebody came and plumped up the cushions on the chairs, someone else was in the toilets carefully folding paper towels, staff greeted me as they walked past and chatted. Departure procedures were smooth and quick......and we boarded so quickly we even left early!

Will definitely use it again!
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Re: Skukuza airport

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:11 pm

I forgot to say that before security you can get coffees, etc, but once in the departure area there is a small cafe type shop which has some food for sale (sandwiches, burgers) and drinks.
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Car rental at Skukuza

Unread post by skylinelinda » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:01 am

HELP!!! HELP!!! Months ago we rented a van (there are 8 of us) from Avis to pick up at Skukuza Airport on December 25th. When my husband decided to change a car, it says the office is CLOSED on December 25 and 26. I think Avis is the ONLY company there. We will really have a problem if we can't pick up our car on the 25th or 26th as we are staing in Berg en Dal the first two nights. Does anyone know of another company that might be open? Oh my - the best laid plans.....
I'm sure we'll figure something out with your help!
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Re: Car rental at Skukuza

Unread post by alexmagda » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:49 am

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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