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Booking Z category accommodation--

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by rcrRodrigo » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:08 pm

Hi guys,

Can someone tell me which circle of accommodation (A, B, C or D) on Satara is the closest to the playgrond area? I have to book a bungalow for three people ( a couple with a boy). I readed a Satara review at the Getaway magazine and they say that the circle A would be the closest to the pool and play area, but on the Satara accommodation map the circle A is only with B2 type (accommodation for two people) .


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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by cheetahlady » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:18 pm

Hi rcRodrigo

Book a BD3B in B circle. It is not far from the pool/playground. A is closest but we are talking maybe 200 meters difference at the furthest point between A and B. You can email / call the camp after you have booked and request a specific bungalow. Any of the bungalows between 27 and 33 will be close the the pool/ playground.

These bungalows have three beds, bathroom, kitchen, utensils, wood BBQ and a nice outside seating area.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by elma kuyler » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:53 pm

A few questions:

Satara BD2N - where is this (circle) and also which numbers - is this near the fence? Renovated? Which numbers is the best

Lower Sabie BG2 - is there a kitchen and utensils? Apparently there were some renovations done? Which numbers is the best

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:34 pm

There is no kitchen or utensils in the BG2's at Lower Sabie, you will have to use the communal kitchen.

If you look at the Satara Map it does appear some of them will be near the fence. A circle.

Some pics BD2N

If you read Here it seems that #'s 14 & 15 are closest to the fence.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by PietSkiet » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:29 pm

We have never stayed at Sirheni before and is very keen to go up there. I noticed that Sirheni only uses solar power and therefore does not have any powerpoints in the bungalows. Does this mean there is no fridges or do they use gas fridges? Also is there a kettle avaible to boil water?
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:49 pm

Going on the post Here it seems there are fridges and also a communal freezer at the gate.
Sure there will be facilities for boiling water in the kettle, possibly gas.
Do have a read through the Sirheni Camp
Also some nice pics Accommodation Photos Scroll to Sirheni.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by duncanblizzard » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:48 pm

I have seen that some mobility challenged units become available two weeks before the date but are invisible until then.

How do we find out which mobility challenged units are being held back? We have a mobility challenged individual who wants to go to Kruger if possible.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by saraf » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:47 pm

No you can't do it on line, you need to either phone or email Reservations. Contact details can be found here
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:19 pm

300rwhp do have a look at INDEX to the best unit numbers which will give you a good idea of what are considered prime sites.

Once decided then about 2 to 3 weeks before your arrival, e-mail the camp with your reservation # and dates requesting the specific unit you would like but please be aware it is just a request and not guaranteed but they generally do try and grant the request if at all possible.

More info Requesting specific Accommodation.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by vaifan1982 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:38 am

Hi there,

We will be three families going to Kruger Park for a month this year, staying at various campsites. I would just like to find out if it's possible to book three bungalows next to each other, one for each family, and how do we proceed with our request to book it?

Thank you very much.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by vaifan1982 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:41 pm

Elsa wrote:Warm welcome to the forum! :clap:

I presume each family is doing their own bookings?

They will usually do their best to try and accommodate you if at all possible.
It will be best once you have your bookings done to send each camp an e-mail with all the details and ask if it could be done. :thumbs_up:

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Thank you very much Elsa, it's much appreciated :wink:!

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by kab123 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:37 am

Hi guys, new to the forum!

I have a question regarding toddlers in the park.

As far as I understand children between the ages of 0 - 2 enter the park for free and don't pay accommodation.

I have finally managed to book a Olifants BBD2V river view hut (whoop!). However it only sleeps two persons.

My wife and I will be coming with our 1 year old toddler. We will probably bring a camp cot for him but will we be allowed to occupy the two bed hut with the additional 1 year old?

Thanks!


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