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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Captainron » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:21 pm

So am I right in thinking that you can contact the camp to reserve a specific unit?

I am coming for 5 nights in January and would love to be able to 'influence' my unit location.

I have

BD3 for 1 night in Skukuza
BD2V for 2 nights at Satara
BA3U for 2 nights at Berg en Dal

Any suggestions as to specific units to request?
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:41 pm

That is correct Requesting specific accommodation but do remember its not a given but they do try their best and if you contact them early enough one usually does get the chosen unit. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Captainron » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:43 pm

Elsa wrote:That is correct Requesting specific accommodation but do remember its not a given but they do try their best and if you contact them early enough one usually does get the chosen unit. :thumbs_up:


Superb. I Will give it a go.

Thanks Elsa
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Kruger accommodation - what's provided?

Unread post by chapsterb » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:26 am

We are off to Africa next week - very excited. Just sorting out what to bring - we have 4 nights in Kruger in various camps (Skukuza, Letaba, Tamboti, Pretoriuskop) in both safari tents and bungalows. What is provided in the accommodation at Kruger? Do we need to bring sleeping bags, pillows etc.? Or are there blankets? Or is there somewhere local we can buy them if not?

Feedback gratefully received!

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Re: Kruger accommodation - what's provided?

Unread post by Dream Weaver » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:18 am

The beds are made up with sheets, pillows in pillowcases and a blanket. You will find spare pillows and blankets in the wardrobe (bungalows) or on the shelves (safari tents). Towels, soap and toilet paper are provided.

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Re: Kruger accommodation - what's provided?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:14 am

A warm welcome chapsterb, :gflower: I hope that you have a super stay.

As Dream Weaver stated, all bedding and towels are provided. There is no kettle in the tented accomodation, but you can use the boiling water available in the shared kitchen area. If you are staying in a semi luxury tent, you will have utensils.

Cooking and other utensils in the tent are not provided. You can get what you need from the shop. I always buy myself a coffee mug when I come to Kruger, as I find them very handy.
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Re: Kruger accommodation - what's provided?

Unread post by pamelajane » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:46 am

If you have booked a semi luxury tent at Tamboti then you will have a fridge,kettle and utensils on your deck with two electric hotplates hotplates.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by traumbuchten » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:36 pm

Hello everyone,

quick question about how the camps in Kruger deal with "late arrivals":
we have booked a two-night-stay in Orpen rest camp, but depending on how on-time our plane and journey towards Kruger will go, we might just spent the first night of this reservation outside of the park and only use the second night. Would that be a problem from your experience? Do we need to officially inform the rest camp?
I tried sending an eMail there but never received a reply unfortunately.

Thanks for your feedback in advance!
Best,
Joana

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by cheetahlady » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:39 am

Keep the number for the camp with you and call them en-route if you think you will be late. As it is a gate camp, you may be able to arrive late but you must call the camp before gate closing time. If you do not call them and do not show up for the first night, they hold the accommodation until 9am and then they can cancel your reservation.
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Re: Kruger accommodation - what's provided?

Unread post by cheetahlady » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:55 am

As previously mentioned, all tents and bungalows have bedding, towels, soap (but no shampoo) . As far as I am aware, all the units have fridges (except Balule - communal freezer). You can check if utensils/ cookware/ hot plates are included by looking at your booking form. If it says utensils then you will have a small kitchen with hot plate, utensils, kettle, cookware.

The communal kitchens have hot plates, sinks and boiling water urns for tea/coffee but no cookware or utensils.

Regardless of the accom that we book, we always bring a hot water thermos, travel mugs, a small picnic set ( utensils, plates, sharp knife, bottle opener/corkscrew ). It allows us to make breakfast at the picnic sites and tea in the morning while driving around. It can be cool in the early morning so we pack a small lightweight fleece blanket for use in the car in the morning.

Given that you are only there for 4 nights and may have baggage limits, I would definitely bring a thermos and travel mugs. You would easily manage with paper plates, plastic utensils that you can purchase from park shops.

Don't forget your binoculars (we did the first time we visited and then had to buy a pair in the park :redface: )

Have a wonderful trip.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:47 am

Warm welcome to the forum Joana! :clap:

Apart from the advice cheetahlady has given you, there was a similar query Here with a clarification response from SANParks as well a sfew posts down from that one.
If you want to book a late arrival at Orpen you also need to arrive by 9pm at the latest.
See here Gate Hours & Late arrivals

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by traumbuchten » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:44 am

Great, thank you both for your feedback, the latest news on the other threat looks exacty like what I wanted to hear. :-) (I tried finding related threats myself, but of course I still missed this one... so thank you for pointing it out!)

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Snoobab » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:44 am

Hi Everyone. I need some help with the EH2 huts in Lower Sabie. Having never stayed there I have no idea on hut numbers or the layout of the huts. I have 3 booked for the 1st week of Oct and would really like them to be either next to each other or in close proximity. Does anyone have a layout indicating numbers or can suggest which huts would work for us. I will then contact LS to request them. Thanks in advance

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:13 am

Snoobab, have a look from Here onwards where there is some info and also nice pics of those renovated huts which might give you more of an idea which numbers are where.
Not sure how accurate it is but Lower Sabie Map

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Snoobab » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:21 am

Thanks Elsa
It doesn't really indicate the hut numbers of EH2 huts in the pics and then the Camp Layout needs to be updated as it doesn't even show the EH4 or 5's. I will try phone camp and see if they have updated info on the Hut numbers.
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