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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby 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 postby 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.
Lola

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Re: Base rate and max number of beds/persons

Unread postby 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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Re: Base rate and max number of beds/persons

Unread postby cheetahlady » Sat May 23, 2015 3:48 am

Hi Lola

Welcome to the forum. As DB has said, the base rate is the minimum that you will pay. Since there are only 2 of you, this is the rate you will pay for most accomodation (except EH1). You will not have to share accomodation with strangers. The max persons is the maximum number of people allowed in the unit. As an example, we are a family of 3 so we pay the base rate plus 1 additional adult, even if there are 4 beds.
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Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby 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 postby 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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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby davystam » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:03 pm

Hello all,

This is my first post on this incredible forum!

Next year May my girlfriend and me are going to South Africa and we stay 9 nights in Kruger Park.
I already made a reservation for:

Night 1&2 Berg en Dal
Night 5&6 Skukuza
Night 7&8&9 Satara

On night 3 and 4 we wanted to stay at a Riverside tent in Lower Sabie. This morning was the first moment when you can make a reservation for may 2016 and i saw that all the Riverside tents and bungalows were already taken. Very strange.

Now i am very much in doubt. The nights for me are not only for sleeping but also to see some wildlife near the fences, on the camp ground or in te river. Can some one make a suggestion about staying those 2 nights at Lower Sabie at the LST2 tents or stay 2 nights in Crocodile Bridge?

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Hippotragus » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:42 pm

Hi davystam and welcome to this incredible Forum.

First of all, don't despair about Lower Sabie. Cancellations do often occur - especially at the two times people have to pay (a) their 1st deposit and (b) when they have to pay their 2nd deposit. Keep checking and grab a cancellation if you can.

Otherwise, how about making Skukuza nights 3 & 4 and try to get a tent at Tamboti camp for 5 & 6 - it is wonderful there - right on the bank of the Timbavati River and a very quiet (people-wise) camp. I have had lions roaring in the river bed, right outside my tent at 3.00 a.m.!! It is near Satara, so an easy hop to Satara for your nights there.

Good luck and have a wonderful trip when it eventually comes around.
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Who does the dishes?

Unread postby MSI » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:54 pm

I have looked for the answer to this questions in several places and can't find it.

I'll be staying at Lower Sabie, Olifants and possibly Mopani in November. The rooms I am requesting have braai and private kitchens. My question is am I supposed to do the dishes or does housekeeping (if there is daily housekeeping?) do them? No big deal either way, just couldn't find any answers to who is the dishwasher. :hmz:

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Re: Who does the dishes?

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:08 pm

Hi MSI,

Dishes are your own responsibility.

Housekeeping make the beds in the morning and bring clean towels.

Enjoy your stay! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Who does the dishes?

Unread postby cheetahlady » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:05 pm

Hi MSI

The dishes are your responsibility as housekeeping will not have time to do all the dishes for all the huts, in addition to their other tasks.

It is also not a good idea to leave dirty dishes outside ( most kitchens are outside) as this attracts animals, large and small.
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Re: Who does the dishes?

Unread postby Hugh » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:18 pm

MSI you don't need a TA to make a booking for any Sanparks you can book directly on line Then you know what you book is what you want Just check availability and then follow the easy instructions and then book .. and it saves a little money as I think you get a small discount if you book directly online. using the CC with this site is very safe .
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby Schoemanskloof » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:02 pm

Good morning/evening.

We are going to be traveling to Kruger (Satara, Shimuwini, Pretoriuskop, and Skukuza) in September, and we have been hearing about the "load-shedding" causing blackouts for large parts of the country.

Can someone let me know if the camps are affected by the power failures?

There can be a lot of pleasure from blackouts (amazing stars, more huddling around the camp-fires, etc:) but we have a range of ages traveling with us and want to prepare properly. Also there is the impact to fridges/freezes, fans not helping stay cool, etc.

Thanks.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:19 pm

Good evening (from where I am) Schoemanskloof.

Please see Power shortages/Load shedding - Check in etc..

Enjoy your trip to and the pleasures of Kruger :D
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread postby minettest » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:01 am

We are going to stay in safari tents (letaba, timboti )and eh5 huts (lower sabie, pretorius kop) and eh5 (balule) do they all have bedding or do we need to bring extra with.
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29/06/16 - tamboti
30/06/16 - tamboti
1/07/16 - berg en dal
2/07/16 - berg en dal
3/07/16 - lower sabie
4/07/16 - lower sabie
5/07/16 - crocodile bridge
6/07/16 - crocodile bridge

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