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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Koen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:48 am

leander09 wrote:Wildkyker Nothing really helps......that silver cover give you about 5 degrees cooler.

It is very hot but the wildlife is wel worth it.


I've never been camping in the Kruger, I would love to. As a boy we camped all the time on fishing trips wild coast.

Thats incredible a 5% difference with the silver covering! Thats honesly remarkable.

Is it not possible to pitch tent in the shade? Are most of the sites in the full sun because this wouldn't be nice.

Im not with you there......... "If it gets really hot, for us it is better to drive with aircon rather to try to sleep."

Do you drive around the camp? Or sit in the car in the camp at night with the air con going? Is this legal?

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by leander09 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:58 am

NO Rahter to try to sleep in the tent in the hottest part of day we have found it is better to drive around in the park looking for game with the aircon on.
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Koen » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:08 pm

leander09 wrote:NO Rahter to try to sleep in the tent in the hottest part of day we have found it is better to drive around in the park looking for game with the aircon on.


IC yes. It would be probaly be cooler snoozing under a shady tree too.

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:56 pm

Take a water spritz bottle too Wildkyker, and use it often, it does bring relief. And Woolies have a dear little desk fan at a good price that runs off USB, which one can connect to the car lighter port via a cellphone adaptor. Or go to Midas and get a good old fashioned fan that runs off 12V. We are taking a few little fans to try and keep a bit cooler.
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by tent dweller » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:14 pm

We found a fan that is battery operated, and also folds flat (especially for our 2 nights at Balule) :roll: :roll:
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:07 pm

tent dweller wrote:We found a fan that is battery operated, and also folds flat (especially for our 2 nights at Balule) :roll: :roll:


Hi TD please could you PM me where you bought it!!! :pray:

My little hand held one in ok, but when we have power cuts in Phala, yours sounds ideal. :dance:

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Koen » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:02 am

Wildkyker wrote:Hi all
I took a wet towel and put it over myself laying on the bed. The moving air from the fan altough warm, cooled down the towel and it actualy worked.


:lol: Good plan. Wow camping at this time sounds like it takes some dedication. I sleep quite well in heat must be the G&T's :mrgreen:

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Bevi » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi all we were there on the 12th October this year and we recorded 44 degs just outside Lower Sabie..... Bit uncomfortable for my liking.

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Unread post by Rooies » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:39 pm

December 1999 at Shimuwini it was 42 degrees, 5 days in a row (it was measured by the camp manager) It was simply too hot to sleep inside, so I carried my bed outside and slept under the stars. One night I woke up and saw what looked like a hyena approaching me. I was too scared to move and just stared at this thing which had a fresh piece of Rooies on his menu. When this animal was about 2 metres from me, I saw that it was the resident buck which Frank Watts picked up in thye veld. What a relief it was :pray:
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by tent dweller » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:40 pm

Bevi wrote:Hi all we were there on the 12th October this year and we recorded 44 degs just outside Lower Sabie..... Bit uncomfortable for my liking.



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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Nkulu » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:07 pm

With the confused weather we have been having (I am wearing a tracksuit on Oct 28th) I will pack prepared for anything - even snow :?
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Crested Val » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:26 pm

Nkulu, you are very wise. :thumbs_up:

Last visit to Phala, we had 40c one day and 16c another.........very unpredictable!!! :shock:

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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Tieroog » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:48 am

It gets veeeeery hot in December. A good couple of years ago we were in the huts in Shingwedzi over December. I swear I went without sleep for a week :whistle: because it was too hot to sleep at night. Took off all clothes, three fans and door open and it still felt like the air was burning your skin. I told hubby NEVER again in December without an aircon...

Now he is trying to convince me the caravan (also no aircon) would be ok. But at least I have now read all your handy tips, so maybe ... Thanks :clap:

The one thing that does work in the car is to switch the aircon on and set it to only blow on ur feet.. Makes a huge difference to the body temp and the windows stay open :dance:

Oh how I would happily go without sleep this coming week if only I could have been in the park ...
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:53 am

When we were in Kruger the first week of December we had pleasant mild to pleasantly warm temperatures all of the 6 days that we were in Kruger.

I guess Kruger might experience some sizzling temperatures now as it is high summer.
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Re: How HOT does it really get

Unread post by Nkulu » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:59 pm

Tsendze - December - small tent - no electricity - believe me it can get Hot !!!!
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