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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:51 pm

We stayed in one of the FU4D in Feb and I think we had # 110 and as far as I recall there were only the 2 of them, 109 and 110, the next door ones, from 111 up were the bigger units FF6DB even tho the map doesn't show those.
I remember they had a better view to the fence.
I was going to ask if we couldn't be moved to one of those until I peeped in the window, (it was empty!) :tongue: and saw they were different plus they have a much bigger veranda!
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby ecojunkie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:14 am

From the 'extra information' letter sent out with bookings..... One campsite can have up to 2 tents, or one caravan/trailer with side tent. Up to 6 people, with base rate 2 people, extra amount payable for each extra person up to total of 6. If there are 2 vehicles then you should pay extra for the second vehicle too.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby CrazyGaijin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:39 am

Less than 3 weeks until we fly to SA :D and then 5 days till Kruger!
And i have yet another question that i hope you guys may be able to answer.
Do international visitors need to bring their passports for entry into the park? I'd rather we left such important documents at my parent's house if possible.
We've paid the conservation fees when we booked our accommodation, which includes the charges for international visitors. So i wasn't sure if we need proof that she is a foriegner (Norway doesn't have any sort of ID card).

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby saraf » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:26 am

You will need the passport that you used to book the accommodation, to prove you are who you say you are.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:16 am

Ngiri, if they stipulate utensils, they are fairly basic but will include some heavy pots and a frying pan, so unless you particularly want to use your own I wouldn't worry.
There are cups/mugs, plates, glasses, cutlery, a plastic/glass bowl etc.
What I have found lacking is steak knives and always take my own set.
A bottle opener/can opener is also sometimes a bit hit and miss so we carry all those in our basic kit just to be safe, but more often than not we find they are supplied.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby tent dweller » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:59 am

I think this question has been asked before but I cannot find it :doh: when staying in accommodation that has a kitchen must I do the dishes or do I leave a tip for the cleaning lady/gent that comes and makes the beds/change towels? When staying in Berg en Dal last December I left money next to the dishcloth and dish liquid bottle every morning, the cleaning lady stopped me one afternoon and asked me if that was a Christmas present?? So in other words is washing of the dishes part of the cleaning staff duties or should we leave a tip if we want them to be done?
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:25 am

I always wash the dishes when staying in accommodation with an outdoor kitchen because of attracting nocturnal "visitors"
But it seems as if this is not the norm of late and the cleaning ladies don't seem to mind doing it.
There is a topic on tipping which I will link to when I get home.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Toddelelfe » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:43 pm

Hi Catmom65,

if you go camping, than you must bring your own towel with you. In all other accommodations (Safari Tents, Bungalows, Huts and all others) are towels on the beds.
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Bungalows with non-thatch roofs

Unread postby Tollie » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:54 am

A member of the family is seriously allergic to thatching. Can anyone please give me any information about camps that have tiled roofs. Much appreciated!

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Re: Bungalows with non-thatch roofs

Unread postby Crested Val » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:59 am

Shingwedzi, does (some are thatched, but a lot are not, you would just need to check)
I'm sure other people will let you know other camps as well where there are non thatched units!!!
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Re: Bungalows with non-thatch roofs

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:50 pm

I may be wrong, but I seem to recall some of the chalets in Lower Sabie, near the movie area, have tiled roofs
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Booking Z category accommodation--

Unread postby kimanjome » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:11 pm

Please advise, I have searched everywhere for an answer but can't seem to find one.

From what I understand of SANParks policy, "Z" category lodging is blocked off to the general (non-disabled) public until 30 days before desired date, at which time the Z category opens up on the Calendar.

HOWEVER, no matter how much I look at the Accommodation Calendar for certain camps in some parks, there never, ever seems to be bookable availability in the Z category "30 days out". Example: on August 3 I search for Z category openings for September 3-4-5-6-7, etc. Nothing. On August 4 I search the same camp, looking for dates September 4-5-6-7-8, etc. Nothing.

Surely this can't be happening every day...Or am I missing something?

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Re: Booking Z category accommodation--

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:22 pm

Hi kimanjome, can you give me some idea of which park and camp you are looking for the disabled accommodation in?
Some of the smaller camps will not have that many of those particular type bungalows and might easily only have a few available in any case.
I looked at Satara just for a reference and see there is 1 available on the 1 Sept and a few more on the 17th.
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Re: Booking Z category accommodation--

Unread postby JimS » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:31 am

Hi

Not all Z accommodation is equal, there are no standard designs for this accommodation. I suggest you go to http://www.disabledtravel.co.za where there are photographs and details of the various Z accommodation at the various camps and hut numbers. If you require a roll in shower then some Z huts only have a bath and therefore would not be suitable.

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Re: Booking Z category accommodation--

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:26 pm

These are from the official website.

Booking Procedure

and more on the actual accommodation.

People with Disabilities

Hopes this helps.
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