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Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific

Unread post by saraf » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:40 pm

Hi ddcool, welcome to the forum.

You may want to check with each camp about what time the walks are due to return as you have to vacate your accommodation by 10am. I think they return by 9am but best to be certain. I would personally prefer the walk from the middle day - you may need a lie - in on your first morning.

And I would treat myself to a drive on my last evening in the park but I had a bad experience once at Skukuza and vowed never again from there.

As for fitness - your friend will need to provide a letter from her GP, she will be asked to provide her passport when checking in and to fill out an indemnity form and that asks for Date of Birth, if I remember correctly.
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Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:40 am

I cannot see that it is going to pose a problem. They are only really strict on the trails.
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Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:50 am

Warm welcome ddcool! :clap:

I know there is a limit of age 65 and a medical certificate needed for the trails but I don't see any restriction in the Guided Walks
so maybe its like MM says.
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Re: when to book morning walk/Sunset drive- fitness certific

Unread post by ddcool » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:46 pm

thanks for all the welcome wishes :) I double checked the activity Matrix I printed and all walks note
that guests over 65 are to provide a fitness certificate. She will get one as she has to go to her doctor to get her malaria pills anyway. Better safe than sorry !

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Age limits for morning walk

Unread post by rubbens16 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:59 pm

I want to book a morning walk at Skukuza camp. However, the age limit is 12 to 65.

My daughter will be 11 and a half years when we'll be there.

How strict is this age limit? May I make the reservations?

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Re: Age limits for morning walk

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:08 pm

Rubbens, I should imagine they will be strict with the age limit, otherwise all sorts of precedents get set and should there be any sort of mishap on the walk, open up legal implications.
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Re: Age limits for morning walk

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:45 pm

No exceptions are made for younger people. Over 65 allowed with a doctor's certificate though. There are many reasons for this, including size/ability to obey instructions/remain calm/quiet/etc. And yes I know some adults fail there too!!!!!
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Re: Age limits for morning walk

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:48 pm

Rubbens, as much as a love the bush, I would hesitate to take a child under a certain age.

I would rather suggest that you look at other options.

It really is, in my mind, about their vulnerability.
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Re: Info walks taken from camps.

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:26 pm

Could someone clarify exactly what is needed for a "fitness certificate"? We would like to do the river walk in Olifants (and perhaps some morning walks from other camps) and both SO and I are over 65. Someone said a note from a doctor is needed. What should the note say? Fit enough to walk 10k? Fit enough to ? Fitness level compared to most people our age? My doctor in California would have no clue what sort of fitness level would be needed for such walks.

We did the bike ride a few years back and had no trouble with that. :D

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Re: Info walks taken from camps.

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:08 pm

I think its more of a case of any medical conditions that may exist that is the main concern, heart problems etc that might not be conducive to walking.
The guides will mostly tailor the walk according to the guests fitness and age levels.
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Re: Info walks taken from camps.

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:35 pm

Thanks Elsa. So, all we need is a note that says we do not have any medical conditions that would prevent us from doing a walk?

Will do.

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One Day walking safaris

Unread post by Ian Walker » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:38 pm

Does anybody know if there are any one day walking safaris around Crocodile Bridge/Berg en Dal area?

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Re: One Day walking safaris

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:38 pm

Warm welcome to the forum Ian! :clap:

As far as I know there are no regular full day walking safaris in the park.
Guided Walks

The only alternative I can offer which would give more walking time is on one of the Wilderness trails.

You can read more about them Wilderness Trails FAQ
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Re: One Day walking safaris

Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:30 pm

You can however book both a morning walk and an afternoon walk and create your own.

Remember that all walking safaris do not walk over the heat of the day. (11-3)
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Re: One Day walking safaris

Unread post by saraf » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:05 pm

Or if you want the Wilderness trails soon -there's a discount
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