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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by PietSkiet » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:29 am

Hi kab123,

Welcome to the forum, the answer is yes, you should be allowed.
We once stayed in Satara with 2 children under the age of 2, 22 months and 2 months, and had no hassle at all from any staff. Enjoy using the 2 bed units while you can, because once the kids grow up it does become significantly more expensive for family trips
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by s2000ap » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:43 am

Anyone know if the huts have a kettle? Noticed elsewhere that bungalo's have same, will save me packing one. TIA

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Unread post by tent dweller » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:15 am

Yes, there is a kettle
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Lepardfan » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:28 am

Hi s2000ap.

You did not mention where you're going to stay in huts. If it is in Balule, the communual kitchen has a gasstove with 2 kettles, here you must just bring you own lighter or matches.

The es2 huts last time we stayed in Pretoriuskop did not have power points yet so here you can also get all the hot water you need at the commual kitchens.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by tent dweller » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:16 am

This is my question: We have paid for 3, what happens if only 2 of us arrive at the Kruger? Do we get a refund or a credit? and also we have requested certain accommodation in all of the camps, do we get to keep that accommodation even if we are only 2 (all the accommodation that we have selected sleeps 4 with the exception of Olifants, that sleeps 3)? Thank you
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:13 am

As I see it you may be subjected to the Modifications rules which would be 100% if changed on date of arrival.
But not entirely sure?
Maybe best to call the reservations office and enquire.
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Unread post by kallis1786 » Mon May 11, 2015 2:43 pm

Hi Everyone I have a quick question with regards to booking accomodation.

I have visitors coming and one of the visitors is my 1yo Niece, so when booking accommodation, do I mention the little one, or do I tell them at the camp that a baby is coming along, do I pay an extra fee for her?

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Unread post by Elsa » Mon May 11, 2015 3:03 pm

kallis, infants under 2 are free so assuming she will be sleeping in a camp cot of sorts?
I would guess you would just tell them the number of adults and one under the age of 2 when checking in.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by AnnaVR » Sat May 16, 2015 7:33 pm

Hi all,

What is the best way to find out about cancellations at rest camps? I know it's a very long shot but we're looking for 1 night's accommodation on 9 July 2015 in any of the Southern Camps. Would need to be a family unit or 2 bungalows as we need to sleep 5 people.

Considering it's in the middle of silly season the only way it would happen would be if a cancellation comes up. Is it best to contact rest camps directly or through reservations at head office to keep track of any cancellations that might happen?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by saraf » Sat May 16, 2015 7:46 pm

Sorry, but really the only way is to keep checking the Availability pages, which I believe are real time.

If you are fairly proficient with Excel and its Web Data functionality you could create a table based on the Availability pages and program it to update regularly and alert you when something suitable becomes available. I did it once a few years ago but I don't know if it would still work with the new website.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun May 17, 2015 6:22 am

I always start checking for cancellations about two months before the date I require. This when the rest of the deposit is due and a number of cancellations come through.

There are always bungalows kept back for the disabled. I think they become available two weeks before the relevant date. I might be wrong with that timing though.
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Base rate and max number of beds/persons

Unread post by Lola Watrin » Fri May 22, 2015 9:43 pm

Hi ,
Good morning to all of you,
A great site for reservation.
I just don't understand the issue of Base rate and the max number of persons.

We are two persons, in case I reserve a tent with max number of beds (4), what is the situation?
Do I pay the other two vacant beds? or do another two persons can share the tent with us??

Another question: do u provide small camping tents?

Many thanks.
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Re: Base rate and max number of beds/persons

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri May 22, 2015 9:48 pm

Hi Lola, and welcome to the forums!

When you reserve a tent, you are paying for the number given for the base rate. So in most cases, 2. If you want to book for 4 people, and there are 4 beds, but the base rate is for 2 - then you need to pay for the extra 2.

There are permanent tents in Kruger, the safari tents which are for any visitors (local and overseas) to the park. No tents are provided to using for camping, those you need to supply yourself.
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Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by fabmaurice » Sun May 31, 2015 4:29 pm

Bonjour,

Before payment this week i will like to inquire about accommodations in Kruger park. We are a family of 5 we are visiting Kruger in september at Skukuza camps, Tamboti and Olifants we booked for seperate bungalows of 3 and 5. I would like to know if it is possible to have bungalows not far from each other? Also if there are specific location for view and in calm area?
It is a family get together and want to enjoy to the max, do we need to menton it somewhere or someone we need to contact directly.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun May 31, 2015 4:41 pm

A warm welcome to the forums fabmaurice!

It will depend if you have booked different types of accommodation in the camps. So first have a look at the camp maps and see where the accommodation you have booked is - the unit codes are given on the camp maps.
Go to the 'select a camp' menu on this page.

Then choose units you would like, and email the camp requesting that you be allocated those units. You need to send in 3 choices and your client code and booking reference number. (You are welcome to ask advice here on which would be the best units)

You can find camp contact details in this topic, page back from here.
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