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Skukuza: second week in October

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Skukuza: second week in October

Unread post by Marvin » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:05 am

Hi,
Why is almost no accommodation available in Skukuza from 9th to 13th of October 2016, it is the week after the school holidays ?
Is there a conference ?
Does this affect the facilities of the camp, especially the restaurant ?
Thanks for any information.

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Re: Skukuza: second week in October

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:27 am

There could possibly be a conference Marvin and I would think this is a likely reason?
but the restaurant and other facilities will all be operational.
My advice would be to keep checking availability as often more accommodation opens nearer to the the time.
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Re: Skukuza: second week in October

Unread post by Marvin » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:35 pm

Hi,

I believe it is unlikely that any accomodation will be available during the second week in October 2016 due to the following conference:

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/ilter2016/355465/

"The conference organiser ... have secured all the accomodation."

I am still concerned that this meeting will affects the facilities of the camp because this event will get all priorities.
Will there be also additional security restrictions ?

Is it therefore recommended to avoid Skukuza during the time of the meeting ?

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Re: Skukuza: second week in October

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:33 pm

Hi Marvin

I see their bookings close 8 August - this must be to give them 60 days to release any unsold accommodation.

The conference centre is equipped to cope with such events regarding catering - if needed. I was at the Kruger Achievement awards, where the camp was also blocked off and accommodation then released later; and it was like a normal day in the camp. Other visitors arrived as per usual, we had meals at Cattle Baron, and the shop was fully functional. I have been in camp with other Science Conferences on the go, and not at all even aware they were happening.

Obviously it is impossible to predict, but I am sure normal camp functions will run as per usual. There are probably more happening that we nver get to know about. SHR Indabas etc.

Cattle Baron have a full conference catering team for big events and the restaurant runs as normal :thumbs_up:
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Re: Skukuza: second week in October

Unread post by Marvin » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:30 pm

Thank you DinkyBird,

your information is reassuring and helpful, as always.


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