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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 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

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby 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 postby 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 postby 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 postby 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 postby 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 postby 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 postby 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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