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Re: How to book game drives from the camp

Unread post by Donny » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:48 am

I was at Croc Bridge last weekend and did a sunset drive.

Drive leaves at 17:00pm and returns after 3 hours.
If you are staying outside the park then you pay more as opposed to someone who stays inside but its still well worth it.
I would definitely pre-book the game drive as December gets pretty busy.
Times of departure may vary according to season so best phone and confirm.

Just phone the camp & give them details for booking and its done.
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Once you arrive its just a matter of filling in the indemnity forms and enjoying the drive !!
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Re: Booking game drive / walk / bikes in advance

Unread post by DuQues » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:51 pm

You can find the pricing to all walks and drives here. There is no real need to book them in advance, you can do that at the reception. But planningwise, especially with smaller camps, it may be handier for the camp itself.
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Re: advice booking GAME DRIVES in Kruger

Unread post by norms » Sat May 28, 2011 3:27 pm

I would highly recommend booking your game drives before you go.
Contact central reservations and quote your reservation number.
Then add the required game drives to your original booking.

I have at times been disappointed when trying to book game drives at the various camps.
August is a busy time in the park due to European and North American summer vacations.

Game drives leave from all the main camps in the park.
The camps offer morning (early) and sunset drives (3 hours in duration). Satara, Olifants, Letaba, Shingwedzi and Punda Maria also offer a 2 hour night drive.

Game drives also leave from the gates in the south and Phalaborwa.

You are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure but get there at least half an hour before.
The guide has a list of all the people who have booked and then calls out the names and then you board the vehicle.
I have found that the earlier the booking has been done, the closer your name will be to the top of the list.
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Re: Night drives

Unread post by threedogs » Sun May 27, 2012 8:57 am

If you want to book in advance then you can email reservations with your requests (do include your client number and booking reference if you already have accommodation booked) or you can wing it and book the day before or even on the day (if there are spare seats) at each camp's reception.
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Re: Night drives

Unread post by normana53 » Tue May 29, 2012 10:49 pm

I just booked a number of walks and game drives by emailing central reservations including what drives and walks I wanted, the dates and how many people.
I included my Reservation number and Client code - I had a reply email the next day with billing information, went online and made the payment and got an updated statement showing the added activities and paid in full. Very efficient, quick and easy!
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Re: Night drives

Unread post by tent dweller » Wed May 30, 2012 5:25 am

I called the camp that we would be staying at, the booking was made, I received a e-mail stating the amount,date,number of people, went to the bank to make a payment, received a confirmation e-mail back to say it is booked
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Re: Activities and driving in the parc: which time?

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:54 pm

Some info on the Mountain Bike Trails
but sure the various camps will be able to help with further info. :D

Also have a read through Here for great reports on the various walks and drives.

and Here for Bush Braais etc

Night Drives from camps

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Prebooking game drives and walks

Unread post by Jabberwok » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:51 pm

Hi all!
We are going to Kruger Park in December '12.
We booked accommodations for all nights.
My question is, is it really necessary to prebook in advance drives and walks?
Can you just book activities upon arrival at camps?
Or we would better do it now?
I ask because I hesitate to book now because I am not sure about our exact schedule, we will stay in several camps.
I would prefer to book in camps, but if everything will be fully prebooked it will not work. Thanks!

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Re: Prebooking game drives and walks

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:03 pm

Hi Jabberwok and a warm welcome to the forum!

Which camps will you be staying at?
Some of the more popular ones might possibly get the activities booked up early, especially in the busy season but generally its not really necessary and you can get what you want as long as you book as early as possible either the night before or as soon as reception opens in the morning.
But of course its always a chance you take!
Enjoy your trip.

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How do I book a Wilderness Trail hike?

Unread post by jetlag26 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:37 am

We were in Kruger during December and loved it! Now we want to go back in March and do a couple of the Wilderness Trail hikes, mainly Bushman's Trail (16 Mar) and the Wolhuter (19 Mar).

However we cannot figure out how to book the hikes on-line. The site keeps sending us back to booking inside the rest camp, in this case, Berg-en-dal.

What are we doing wrong? The site seems to say that there are openings.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How do I book a Wilderness Trail hike?

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:33 am

Have you made your accommodation bookings yet?
Possibly this is required and then when booking the trails just quote the reservation # as reference where it will be added to your account.
You might have to do this by e-mail?
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Re: How do I book a Wilderness Trail hike?

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Re: How do I book a Wilderness Trail hike?

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:21 pm

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Re: Booking Activities

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:09 pm

Warm welcome to the forum meowburt! :clap:

Bush braai's have to be booked with the camp you want to do it with and there is a minimum number of 4 people required before they will accept a booking so contact them and see what can be arranged.

Have a read through Bush Braais and breakfast for lots of info and advice.
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Re: Booking advice for Activities

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:16 am

You will be picked up by the guides from Olifants for your morning walk at Balule.

For most of the SANParks activities one does need to be staying overnight in the camps.

There are walks/drives that one can do while staying outside the park and you pay extra for those.
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