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Re: Cafeteria food

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:04 am

@elosonegro

If you coming from Hoedspruit, there is an excellent butcher to the south of town on the way to orpen gate.
Sells awesome meat and Biltong (Jerky)

We usually stock up for 3 or 4 days, as the freezers in the chalets are very small, but at least you have some fresh produce.

A box or two of long life milk as backup also goes a long way.

Every camp has an aluminium kettle in the chalet.
A flask is a good suggestion for morning drives, and making coffee at the picnic spots, who all supply hot water.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by 123 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:48 am

If you have the choice of shopping in Komatipoort or Malalane, which will you choose?
On a previous visit we did our shopping @ Komatipoort Spar and was satisfied with the quality and pricing of items.
This time we will be entering @ Malelane Gate en route to Pretoriuskop after a staying at a resort just outside Crocodile Bridge and will need to stock up on supplies before entering Kruger in December 2013.
I have no previous experience / knowledge of Malelane area and would appreciate any advice.
Otherwise I will stick to the tried and tested and shop @ Komatipoort before leaving for Malelane.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:26 am

Malelane Spar is bigger than Komatipoort and often a little cheaper for some reason. The choice of bakery items is different in both stores though, and I prefer the savoury breads at Komati but the Portuguese rolls in Malelane are fantastic. The butchery items in Malelane are much better too.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by MOGGYMINDER » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:14 pm

Hi, we are in the uk and always pre=order our shop at Malelane pick n pay and collect it, you can go on the website look at whats available and make a list in a word document and email them it and they will have it put through the checkout and boxed for you so you just need to pay and collect it. We have local everything as much as possible, it starts our two week food supply off and we top up in the park. We buy everything including toiletries, sometimes there are substitutions but thats fine, we live on BBQ food and try everything. We drive from Joburg airport ina camper van and stay in hides, our van and also accommodation, a real mix. PM me if you need any more info. When do you go ? We travel in two days !

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Re: Where to shop!

Unread post by Yoda » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:16 pm

Samson123 wrote:Is it worth buying a cool box? in your opinion?


If you are going to buy perishables, than a cooler box is a must.

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Re: Where to shop!

Unread post by Merlin11 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:44 pm

Samson, the first time we went we bought a soft cooler bag in the park. It has been back each time we go, we fold it up and pack it in our case with a couple of freezer packs. When we shop in Malelane we buy a bag of ice to get our stuff to our first camp (which tends to be Berg en Dal) then freeze up the packs which last after that. Can't remember prices too much, just remember the overall impression of how cheap it was.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by bert » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:58 am

Hi Samson
I travel by plane with 2 foldable coolers.
In Kruger use the smaller one for drinks etc
The bigger one for meat etc.

This system works fine for me
And soft (foldable coolers) are not expensive in SA

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:10 pm

There is a Pick and Pay shopping centre as you come into Hoedspruit from the airport. You can get all you need there.
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Re: supplies

Unread post by carolv » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:43 pm

I would always exit at Phabeni Gate as it is only 10mins drive to Hazyview and the Shopping Mall is on the left hand side so very easy to park, shop and get back into the Park.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:30 am

I seem to remember its about 15 kms from H/view to the Phabeni gate?

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Travelstory » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:44 pm

charlenedj wrote:Please help.....Camping in the Kruger for the first time.
At the end of March, we will be camping at Satara for a week and then move to our next booking at Tambotie. With camping comes the problems with refrigeration and we will only have a “cooler with ice” which would only work for about a week. Are there any shopping opportunities for food just outside Orpen gate?



The Orpen gate has a nice, pretty well stocked shop to get ice and firewood as well as restock some food while staying at Tamboti. In addition, they have a great coffee shop if you are craving a Latte or Cappuccino!! That is where we stocked up while staying in Tamboti.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by ritad » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:28 pm

Hello,

Which times opening has the spar and P & P in malelane in September?
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:23 am

Trading Hours: Spar

Mon-Fri: 7h00 - 20h00
Sat: 7h00 - 20h00
Sun: 7h00 - 20h00

Pick & Pay

Monday07:00 to 20:00
Tuesday07:00 to 20:00
Wednesday07:00 to 20:00
Thursday07:00 to 20:00
Friday07:00 to 20:00
Saturday07:00 to 20:00
Sunday09:00 to 20:00

Taken from the website.

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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Riaanf31 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:24 pm

Biltong, biltong. I've got biltong on the brain, or stomach if you will.

We'll be meeting family for a quick breakfast and then shop near OR Tambo before hitting the road to KNP via N4, R40 (White River, Hazyview) and then Kruger Gate for Skukuza in a few weeks time.

Are there any good suggestions for a good biltong stop along this route. One I've tried and liked before was the 'padstal' within Riverside Mall, but not sure if little stall is still in operation.

The reason for the above question is to avoid the disappointment of the biltong offerings (usually very dry) from the KNP shops in my view.
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Re: Shopping en route to Kruger.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:51 pm

Fruit and veg City have reopened as Food Lovers Market closer to Nelspruit itself, but still on the R40 (opposite Tiger Wheel and Tyre) They have yummy biltong and droe wors plus a good selection of groceries, breads etc
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