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Re: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps

Unread post by okie » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:06 pm

reg knott wrote: It just makes it so much easier to know you have a comfortable spot waiting for you and you wont have someone tying his/her guy ropes to your cars bumper.

Of course , that makes it easier for you to drive off with his tent too :whistle:
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Re: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps

Unread post by Stephens.L » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:18 pm

Thank you very much Forum Members for raising such an important issue. It is important that people comply with the check-in time (14:00) and check-out time (10:00) as it is expected from them. The check-in and check-out times are applicable to everyone overnighting in the park.

I will forward the comments made herewith to camp managers so that they can start monitoring the situation at camping sites to ensure that occupants adhere to rules and regulations of the park.

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Re: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps

Unread post by wachinda » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:17 am

As campers have always found the check in and check out rules very flexible in Kruger. We love camping at tsendze because camp sites are demarcated and there is no need to rush to camp to find a good spot .
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Re: Check In/ Out Time Rest Camps

Unread post by Grasha » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:59 pm

Hi Stevens and thanks for your reply but I must raise a question here. I understand that check out times for campers must be strictly adhered to (why should anyone hog a prime site on the day they are leaving until post midday) but I must question the check in times. If I arrive at 11am with my caravan at say Berg n Dal and there are a number of empty campsites available are you telling me that I must hang around until 2pm to move onto the site? Why? Its not as if it is a Bungalow to clean, beds to make or dishes to wash. I know rules are rules but.......! Please relook at the whole check in time thing for Campers. All we are doing is occupying a patch of sand with a tree (if we lucky!) and not really affecting anyone in their daily chores.

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satara or lower sabie campsites

Unread post by nature guy » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi all i need some advice i have reservations for both satara camp site and lower sabie campsite , which one is the best to camp at thanks

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Re: satara or lower sabie campsites

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:29 pm

The campsites at Lower Sabi are not very nice :slap: The game viewing is second to none though!
Satara is more comfortable camping, and a chance to camp by the fence 8)
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Re: satara or lower sabie campsites

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:58 pm

Try keep both and stay at both, if you can.

Totally different areas of the park, so you will expand your experience in the park.

LS camping is not that bad :lol: And with it comes the fact that you can walk along the camp fence and see the river, and enjoy the view from the deck.

Camp sites on the fence at Satara are super, but like hens teeth ...
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Re: satara or lower sabie campsites

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:10 pm

I like both Satara and Lower Sabie, but then again, I always make whatever camp site I end up on, my own and comfortable for myself. I thought I might not enjoy camping at Lower Sabie (always want to be next to the fence) I enjoyed Lower Sabie, as a camper, I find it easy to adapt to my campsite, especially in Kruger. Both camps will definitely see me again. Its what you make of it :thumbs_up: :D
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Re: Camping in Kruger

Unread post by Nyala » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:11 pm

We have been camping for a very long time, mostly tent, but Caravan as well. I have to agree with Grasha on the arrival time at camps. On our departure day, we are long gone by 10am, but usually arrive early. If we are made to wait untill 2pm, there will be chaos at reception. For sure new arrivals will be waiting in line for the 2pm check in. Rules are rules, but surely arriving early and occupying a vacant site does not impact on anyone?
Next year we will be taking the Caravan to KNP for the 1st time and hope we can occupy a site earlier.

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Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites

Unread post by Hansie11 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:07 am

Hi there,
If there is a "p" next to "camp site", then there is power. There are communial kitchens and water.
Hope it helps.

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Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:00 am

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Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:03 pm

Warm welcome s200ap. :clap:

If you are going to be camping then another topic that will be of interest together with what has already been suggested is Communal Kitchen
and what you will find there.

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Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:27 am

The camping sites also each have a braai stand. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Facilities at Kruger camp sites

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:24 pm

Communal kitchens are where I gather 'intelligence' for the next day.
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Re: Camping in Kruger - Sleeping Bag recommendations

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:47 am

Hi Kelly :D

Welcome to the camping club.

The coldest I have ever been in Kruger was Tambotie, so I understand your discomfort. Being next to a river, even if it is often dry, means the temperature can drop very low.

I was looking to see what kind of sleeping bag I used, which is quite adequate. I think that it is currently with my daughter. I think it was -5. I bought it at Outdoor Warehouse, if I remember correctly.

I take an empty duvet cover in summer for really hot nights and thermal clothing for winter. If need be I will pack a duvet in winter, just in case. I also take a wooly hat and thermal socks for winter. Although I have camped frequently in winter, nothing has compared to Tambotie. When I left later in the morning, my car thermometer registered -8.

It is not only what we put on top, but also what goes underneath. I saw in a thread a few years ago that newspaper made an excellent insulation against cold.

I no longer use an air mattress, but when I did, I found them to be quite comfortable. Do take a puncture kit with you. Even though I am a very small person, mine regularly sprung a leak.
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