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Re: Open Safari Vehicles in Kruger

Unread post by johanrebel » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:37 pm

Elsa wrote:• Due to existing contractual arrangements with Open Safari Vehicles (OSVs), they have paid for the annual operating permit and are authorised to enter 15 minutes before Gate opening time to ensure fair distribution/flow of traffic.


So what exactly is fair about that?

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Re: Open Safari Vehicles in Kruger

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:53 pm

Ouch, Johan.
This might mean a better balance of the later flow of traffic ?
Just my interpretation though.
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Re: Open Safari Vehicles in Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:57 pm

Elsa wrote:and if you feel there are any irregularities to this system then
• Guests are encouraged to continuously provide feedback on their experience to customercare@sanparks.org.
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Re: Open Safari Vehicles in Kruger

Unread post by Mischief » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:23 am

Over and above that,all OSV's should be displaying the yellow sticker from South African Tourism Association.This has been in force since 2015
“All new vehicles will have to adhere to the enhanced specifications with immediate effect.” For park visitors who feel frustrated by the behaviour of OSV drivers, a new monitoring system has been implemented which gives private vehicles the power to report questionable driving.

“Each OSV will carry a yellow sticker on the back of the vehicle with a telephone number which park visitors can contact when they want to report bad driving,” Du Toit said. “This will help to enhance all visitors’ experience in the parks.”

Therefore other visitors can report bad driving experiences as specified above OR
Send an email to customercare@sanparks.org OR
Phone the number on the entry permit to report any bad driving of behavior.

So please feel free to use any of these methods if the situation so warrants it!
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Re: Open Safari Vehicles in Kruger

Unread post by squirrel_asc » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:35 am

Does anyone know - Are there any rules re. commercial outfits that do not use OSVs?

When we were in Letaba in March, we saw three Landrover Defenders at a sighting, with uniformed guides at the wheel of each. Based on the uniforms, and also on the behavior/interaction of the occupants, it was quite clear that this was a commercial thing - perhaps a guided photo safari. (They also seemed to have radios, and at least one behaved exactly like a Jeep Jockey - seeming to think that he had more right to get the best spot than anyone else).

These vehicles had no markings whatsoever. I was wondering if the rules for tour operators are specifically for OSVs, or were these Defenders were also supposed to display the above-mentioned yellow stickers... :hmz:
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Re: Open Safari Vehicles in Kruger

Unread post by johanrebel » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:22 pm

MATTHYS wrote:This might mean a better balance of the later flow of traffic ?
May well be, but to me giving a select group a 15-minute headstart doesn't seem fair to the all the others who have been queueing at the gate.

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Re: Open Safari Vehicles in Kruger

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:03 am

At the moment the Yellow magnetic decal rules only apply to OSVs and not other tour groups. There may be plans in the future to include them.
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