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What is your absolutely necessary items to pack?

Unread post by KrynaM » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:53 am

Hi Mites
With less than 2 months before we depart for our KNP trip, I need to find out what to pack and what not.
We'll be staying in the safari tents at Skukuza and Tamboti and hut at PKop. From what I've gathered, it's basically beds and we need to take the rest....

So my question to those with KNP experience...
what is the item(s) you deem absolutely necessary to take?
Is there something that you wish you'd taken the previous time you went there?
Any tips and advice for a rookie?

Thanks!
Last KNP Visit:

March 2015
19 & 20 March = Tamboti
21 & 22 March = Skukuza
23 & 24 March = Pretoriuskop

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Re: What is your absolutely necessary items to pack?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:03 am

I am sure you will be getting lots of useful hints and tips, Kryna :D

In the mean time, please read Forumite's list of what to take when visiting a SANPark and Shopping list?.
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Re: What is your absolutely necessary items to pack?

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:54 am

We always take masses of stuff "just in case", but here are a few "essentials":

Sharp steak knives (I think some units in some parks do now have decent knives, but take in case).
Oven gloves - never seems to be anything to pick up hot pans etc.
Torch or headlight - very useful when braaing.
Flask and travel mugs for early morning hot drinks when on the move.
Small cool box for cool drinks when driving.

Mosquito spray, coils etc.
Swimming towels if you are going to swim (we don't).
Binoculars, cameras, bird/animal/tree books.
Kruger map.
Books and games for kids.

Keep the questions coming and we will try to help.

Have a great trip.
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Re: What is your absolutely necessary items to pack?

Unread post by George_Brits » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:32 pm

The #1 necessity to pack for me is my reservation hehe, I once had the unfortunate (that turned out fortunate) event where I arrived at the KNP without my reservation, but thanks to the helpful staff they managed to assist me. Okay but please dont tell anyone, I once arrived at the KNP a day too early. :|

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Re: What is your absolutely necessary items to pack?

Unread post by aimeusdietger » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:53 pm

KrynaM wrote:Hi Mites
With less than 2 months before we depart for our KNP trip, I need to find out what to pack and what not.
We'll be staying in the safari tents at Skukuza and Tamboti and hut at PKop. From what I've gathered, it's basically beds and we need to take the rest....

So my question to those with KNP experience...
what is the item(s) you deem absolutely necessary to take?
Is there something that you wish you'd taken the previous time you went there?
Any tips and advice for a rookie?

Thanks!

When packing survival items for camping just think about the basic human needs ie food, clothing and shelter. Since the tents are provided, make sure you carry warm bedding just to be on the safe side. Carry warm clothing for the night and light clothing for daytime. In the food sector, carry cooking items and tools. all the best!

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Re: What is your absolutely necessary items to pack?

Unread post by Anniegetyourgun » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:38 pm

Do you need to bring cutlery and plates etc for eating if you are cooking your own food? What about charcoal (?) for the brain?

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Re: What is your absolutely necessary items to pack?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:35 am

George_Brits wrote:The #1 necessity to pack for me is my reservation hehe, I once had the unfortunate (that turned out fortunate) event where I arrived at the KNP without my reservation, but thanks to the helpful staff they managed to assist me. Okay but please dont tell anyone, I once arrived at the KNP a day too early. :|


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Anniegetyourgun wrote:Do you need to bring cutlery and plates etc for eating if you are cooking your own food? What about charcoal (?) for the brain?


Hi Anniegetyourgun.

The reservation should state if there is crockery and cutlery. If not, you can hire some, or buy some in the larger shops.

I always take a flask. I love to have a cup of coffee or six at waterholes and/or dams. There is nothing like as cup of coffee while watching the early morning bush traffic. 8)
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