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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:04 am

Ya I haven't seen them confiscate alcohol but throw it out in front of the visitor (the contents).

We have bought alcohol at restaurants @ Skuks and LS as day visitors... :hmz:

But the park shops don't sell without your accomodation papers.
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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:33 am

Day visitors are permitted to drink alcohol with meals at restaurants, but nowhere else.
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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:48 am

This ruling has now been in place for some time.

Do visitors and people on the ground (like Ecojunkie et al) think that it has eradicated some of the behaviour and littering it was meant to?
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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby JeanniR » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:23 pm

We were in KNP from 23 - 27 December. Late afternoon on the 25th there were dozens of cars heading towards Orpen Gate. During this time, a car passed us with a heavily intoxicated man, hanging out of his vehicle and shouting vile comments at fellow visitors.

Also, whilst in the Orpen camp shop a man bought large amounts of alcohol and not one staff member asked him for his overnight permit. After the man left another guest asked the staff if they ask all visitors who buy liquor if they are staying overnight in the park, the staff answered yes. Even though we saw that that was not the case.

We stayed at Orpen during the 2009 festive season and it was horrible. So compared to other years, the liquor ban has certainly helped.
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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:54 pm

JeanniR wrote:So compared to other years, the liquor ban has certainly helped.


That is good to hear Jeanni :thumbs_up:
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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby GVA » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:46 pm

Hi All,

I witnessed Sanparks taking quick action against some of these offenders.

We visited the shop and deck at Lower Sabie during our December stay. There was a very loud group who walked around with beers in their hands. They were requested by a Sanparks shop employee to leave the area, they did, after some comments.
We finished our shopping and went back to the carpark, and there they played very loud music and were still drinking at their cars. I took my four year old son to the loo and when we came back they were getting ready to leave. But even 14 years after I left the police I still had the habit of observing and processing my surroundings. They were carefully watched by three Sanparks personnel from different areas, and I saw a Sanparks vehicle leaving the camp at some speed. When I got inside the car I told my SO that something is up and that we will leave behind those to cars, because my gut feeling ....

The two cars left and we followed at some distance. They went through the gate and it seemed as if they want to turn left towards CB, but they suddenly turned right and then turned slowly left again.
When we reached the T-junction we saw what was happening.......roadblocks on both sides manned by park rangers,police and SANDF members. We turned right towards Sunset Dam and I could see in my mirror that they stopped them and basically surrounded them. The members at the other roadblock also started to make there way there.

The manner how the situation was handled called for quick thinking and planning, because if these people were confronted on the deck it could have had a completely different outcome.

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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:32 pm

I also say well done SANPARKS :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby ruud » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:22 pm

Well done!!!

I say: escort those people right out of the park :rtm:

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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby ockiev » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:03 pm

Well done SanParks. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

This action is way overdue.

Escort them out of the park and ban them for 5 years. :hmz: :hmz:

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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby hilda » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:22 am

Great to read all the positive feedback after SANParks banned liquor in its public areas! Thank you all, and thank you SANParks! :clap: :clap:
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Re: KNP bans liquor in its public areas

Unread postby Hippotragus » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:37 pm

Well done SANParks, SAPS and SANDF!!

Maybe the message "No alcohol, other than at your accommodation" will now be understood and respected.
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