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Re: Electricity

Unread post by Caracal » Tue May 12, 2009 1:43 pm

Yes Droopy you do need a blue plug and as DB says take a long lead just in case....as well as a couple of adapters. If you have booked a campsite with electricity you should get one. Not all of them have electricty...

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Re: Electricity

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue May 12, 2009 6:50 pm

Nossob & 2R have kitche/wash up areas with normal 15 amp plugholes. I have seen freezers plugged in there.

At the campsites themselves are blue plug connections. You can buy the adapters at the shops if they have stock....
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Re: Electricity

Unread post by Caracal » Tue May 12, 2009 7:21 pm

You can buy the adapters at the shops if they have stock....


Yes you can @ R175.00

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Re: Electricity

Unread post by Micetta » Tue May 12, 2009 8:04 pm

What is this "Blue Adaptor" ?

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Re: Electricity

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue May 12, 2009 8:32 pm

It is a blue adapter that will take a normal 3 prong plug such as we use here in SA and then plug into the electric box in the camp sites.

One can either have an extension lead with a 'blue plug' which will plug straight into the Park's outlets, or one needs to use an adapter.

There are pics of these in some of the camping topics ... here is one.
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Re: Electricity

Unread post by annapangolin » Sat May 16, 2009 9:00 am

Moose needs a blue plug adapter asap. Can you only buy them in the parks (for R175.00 ), or can you buy them from camping supply stores, or Game or something?

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Re: Electricity

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat May 16, 2009 9:02 am

Camping/outdoor supply stores should have them. Give them a call just to check they do have stock. I do not think Game will have them.
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Re: Electricity

Unread post by billyf » Sat May 16, 2009 9:45 am

Moose, you should be able to get them at Outdoor Warehouse - just be sure that yo get the Adaptor for Sanparks - Cape Nature has a different one
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Re: Electricity

Unread post by annapangolin » Sat May 16, 2009 1:36 pm

Thanks DinkyBird and Billyf.

I've checked the outdoor warehouse website and there's nothing on there, but that doesn't mean they don't have them. I'm having a friend check the Outdoor Warehouse in Roodepoort today and i'll try the one in Durbanville this week. Thanks for the tip- didn't know there'd be seperate ones for Cape Nature.

Why do they even have weird plug adapters that only work in SanParks? Is there a good reason for it? You can use normal plugs in Addo...

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Re: Electricity

Unread post by billyf » Sat May 16, 2009 1:39 pm

Moose - the adaptors used by Sanparks are the standard ones used by accredited caravan sites - it has to do with outdoor electricity connections - need to be waterproof, etc.

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Re: Electricity

Unread post by annapangolin » Sat May 16, 2009 1:43 pm

That makes sense now- thanks. I've just called the OW in Durbanville and they do have them, but they call them 'caravan adapters' (it's the same thing, right?). Still R150, but it's the sort of thing I can give to a friendly stranger (or a forumite in need) when I leave SA for good.

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Re: Electricity

Unread post by billyf » Sat May 16, 2009 1:55 pm

Also check with caravan and camping shops - you may get it at a better price.

Yes, it will be a great parting gift - I think every 10th person going camping in KTP has to buy one at one of the camp shops.

BUT - if your neighbours in KTP are using an extension cord - you can usually plug in with them, at their double adaptor at their tent. We have done this a number of times as we only use the electricity for lights and a kettle.
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Re: Electricity

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat May 16, 2009 1:56 pm

Moose, If you dont forget it in the elec box in camp ... Been there, done that Pulled out our 'normal' plug, not thinking that the adapter was not part of the box
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Re: Electricity

Unread post by BigFiveFan » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:52 am

The Blue Plug is called the Fredlin adapter. But the camping shops will know what you are refering to when mentioning the "blue plug".

Bought mine on 22 June 2009 at Campworld for R110.

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Powerpoints in the Arid Parks

Unread post by Skyjuggler » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:52 am

Greetings all experienced arid parkers... I hope you can help us out with a quick question...

We're off to KTP for a couple of weeks where we're camping at Tweerivieren, Nossob and Mata-mata. We've punctuated this with one or two nights at each of the wilderness camps. Before all this, we're camping for just two nights in Augrabies...

Our question is this...

What is the electricity situation like? Does each campsite have it own dedicated power point or is it a bit like Punda Maria where you need to bring lots of extension cords? We're not relying on power, but it would be nice to have...

Thanks for the assistance in advance...


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