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Question wrt Wilderness Trail from Satara

Unread post by Helsinki » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:13 am

hi everybody,

we have booked a trail starting from Satara on April 16th. As we are coming from overseas, we arrive at 14th in SA and have one night outside of the Park, one before trail departs in Satara. Afterwards some nights in the Park.
Of course we need to make some enroute shopping in Malelane for these days, but: Is there any possibility to store things like fresh/frozen meat during the 3 nights of the trail?? :big_eyes: Otherwise we will not be able to selfcater properly, have to leave the Park for shopping or take the Park Shops Meat as a fallback.

Does anyone know if there is such possibility in Satara?
I already send them an email- but they seem pretty busy and have not replied so far. 8)

Thx and best regards from cold Germany!

Helsinki
2016/2017
24.- 26.12. Lower Sabie
26.12. Skukuza
27.- 30.12. Lower Sabie
30.-02.01. Olifants
02.-04.01. Tamboti
04.-06.01. Biyamiti
April:
15. Satara
16.-19. Mathikithi-Trail
19.-22. Olifants
22.-24. Tamboti

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Re: Question wrt Wilderness Trail from Satara

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:28 pm

Helsinki, I am really not sure if they will be able to store your supplies during the trail.
The shop at Satara is really very well stocked, certainly it was last time I was there which was not all that long ago, so what I might suggest is either have a meal at the restaurants the night before the trail and then once back try and source what you need for the rest of the time in the camp shops.
Unless you hear from them in the interim to the difference.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Re: Question wrt Wilderness Trail from Satara

Unread post by Helsinki » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:49 pm

Thanks Elsa :thumbs_up:

Yes, I think this will be the backup solution, of course! In Dec/Jan the Shops were well equipped, also with some game..
2016/2017
24.- 26.12. Lower Sabie
26.12. Skukuza
27.- 30.12. Lower Sabie
30.-02.01. Olifants
02.-04.01. Tamboti
04.-06.01. Biyamiti
April:
15. Satara
16.-19. Mathikithi-Trail
19.-22. Olifants
22.-24. Tamboti

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Re: Question wrt Wilderness Trail from Satara

Unread post by White Buffalo » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:38 pm

We have never has a problem leaving frozen goods at the camps when doing trails. At Satara specifically I suggest you discuss it with your trails ranger before you leave for the trail. On previous trails they allowed us to use their freezer in the office. The other alternative would be to approach the shop management and ask if you could leave your cooler box in their freezer facilities at the back. They have always accommodated us. Enjoy
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Re: Question wrt Wilderness Trail from Satara

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:52 pm

Thanks for that info White Buffalo! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Question wrt Wilderness Trail from Satara

Unread post by Helsinki » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:56 pm

Thanks WhiteBuffalo!

Thats very helpful! I think I will approach them in advance, as we have to buy all the stuff upfront and I dont want to waste any food...

1 Month to go until SA :gflower:
2016/2017
24.- 26.12. Lower Sabie
26.12. Skukuza
27.- 30.12. Lower Sabie
30.-02.01. Olifants
02.-04.01. Tamboti
04.-06.01. Biyamiti
April:
15. Satara
16.-19. Mathikithi-Trail
19.-22. Olifants
22.-24. Tamboti

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Re: Question wrt Wilderness Trail from Satara

Unread post by Snoobab » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:33 am

The shop at Satara is very helpful. We have on numerous occasions used their freezers to store our food. We just tied it up in a shopping bag with our name and cell number and they stored it for us.

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Re: Question wrt Wilderness Trail from Satara

Unread post by Helsinki » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:00 pm

Thanks a lot for the reply!
So far, no response from Satara itself- but I think we will give it a try and ask in the shop the evening before we leave. I think it will be the best to get all the meat deepfrozen and put it in our coolerbox to store it in their freezer...
Hope this will work out!
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2016/2017
24.- 26.12. Lower Sabie
26.12. Skukuza
27.- 30.12. Lower Sabie
30.-02.01. Olifants
02.-04.01. Tamboti
04.-06.01. Biyamiti
April:
15. Satara
16.-19. Mathikithi-Trail
19.-22. Olifants
22.-24. Tamboti


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