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Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby Lesego » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:32 am

Please note that the FNB ATM facilty at Letaba Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park, has been removed as from today (10 February 2016), by the service provider.

A slimline mini FNB ATM is available in the camp's shop. Instead of holding cash like a conventional ATM, clients are presented with a slip which they can then cash at the retailer's till. The following restrictions apply:

1. The cash withdrawal is dependent on the sales at the shop for the day.
2. International banking cards are not accepted.

The closest conventional ATM is available in Phalaborwa.
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Re: Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby saraf » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:44 am

That's a real shame. I suppose it just wasn't cost effective enough for them to keep it open.

Do you know if there are any plans to remove the Skukuza ATM at some point?
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Re: Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby janosch » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:51 pm

That`s really a shame. The oversea visitors will have problems. Why no international Cards?
So most probably the visitors will buy less in the shops.

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Re: Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby inyanga 1 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:30 am

janosch wrote:That`s really a shame. The oversea visitors will have problems. Why no international Cards?
So most probably the visitors will buy less in the shops.

i have had no problems using my uk cards in the shops and at those fuel stations that accept cards in the park.

so much safer than carrying cash

- not a sanparks issue - but remember if you leave an atm
you are probably carrying cash
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Re: Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby wildebeeste » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:14 am

Hello Lesego,
Could you please explain what International Banking Cards mean? We have used an Australian eftpos Keycard in the past for such withdrawals at Letaba. Will such cards be a problem?

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Re: Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby isinkwe » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:06 am

inyanga 1 wrote:wherever in the world you are. try doing so in pairs !

or apples if pairs are out of season
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Re: Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:50 am

The Skukuza ATM was upgraded a while ago, and is attached to the bank branch there. I do not think they will remove that one! The branch does well with the staff complement at Skukuza and always seems busy.
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Re: Removal of the ATM facility at Letaba Rest Camp

Unread postby Platjan » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:58 am

Was at the Letaba ATM last year May and it didn't have money anyway. Asked in the shop and they told me it was empty for 2 weeks already at that time. So I think the closure was coming for while.


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