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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by reneannlourens » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:51 pm

Hi, couple of questions:

We (2 adults) will be traveling with 2 children age 6 and 4, will I be able to book a 3 bed bungalow or hut and ask for a extra bed/matress?
Where can I find the latest maps of the camps as we are making this a family holiday with my brothers and would like to have adjacent accomodation.
Which restcamps are more "child friendly"
It's been 10 years since I last visited KNP and I understand that some of the restcamps have undergone some changes, where can I get a better overview of the restcamps?
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(We stay in Worcester, W-Cape, there's no SANParks office nearby.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:08 pm

Warm welcome to the forum reneannelourens! :clap:

You will need to mail/phone the camp to request an extra mattress.
Some of the bungalows have very little extra space but sure they will try and make a plan.
There are also 4 bedded safari tents in some of the camps which might prove to be an option.

You can have a look through the Index to Accommodation photos and maps in Kruger
Some of the maps might be a bit out of date, which is an ongoing process of being rectified.

Another useful topic Kids/Babies in Kruger info

Do also have a look through the Index to Topics in Camps and Roads where there is a wealth of info and advice on many topics and sure to answer most of your questions but please do ask if there is anything further you require. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:42 am

A very warm welcome to you. :gflower:

Elsa has provided the relevant links. These will be very useful.

I love to use the tented accommodation and the four bedded tents are excellent in every way. Including value for money.

The most child friendly camps with tents are Skukuza, and Letaba. Tambotie is a favorite of mine, but you might find it a bit too rustic with small children.

The other excellent option is Lower Sabie. They do have a five bedded hut. It would be possible to book huts in close proximity.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by reneannlourens » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:49 pm

Thank-you for the helpfull advise, it makes planning a lot easier all of the sudden.
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Rene

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Suitable lodge

Unread post by Binny » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:12 pm

Hi and thanks for reading , we are a group of 5 males travelling to Kruger in Feb 2017 for 3 days and wanted some reccommendations of where to stay in the park . We will be flying in from Joburg or maybe driving . We are thinking of going self catering .

Our budget is upto 11000 rand per night. We would prefer brai facilities and a pool if possible .

I have been once before and think I stayed in Satara camp . It was quite a big house accommodated 8 of us . Something like this with a pool would be good .

Many thanks for your help guys !

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Re: Suitable lodge

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:49 pm

Warm welcome to the forum Binny! :clap:

It sounds as if you stayed in one of the guest houses before which mostly sleep 8, there are many great ones in the various camps in the park.
All accommodation have braai stands.
I don't think there are any that actually have private pools but many of the camps do have them for all guests.
very useful in the hot February climate!

Have a read through Guest Houses in Kruger
there are some pics and great info and advice in there re the various ones.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Binny » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:17 pm

Thanks for the advice , once Accomodation booked , how do I go about getting a ranger , he / she would need to take us out all 3 days .
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:59 pm

Mohammad, not sure if you are looking at full day drives, but if you are then have a read All day and Half day drives
For the shorter regular morning/sunset/night drives with other guests you can book those on line once you have your accommodation booked.
Otherwise it is also wonderful to do some self drives where you can choose your own routes and stops etc.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Travelmom » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:17 am

We are a family of two adults and three children (ages 12, 9, and 9). We have bookings for one four-bed Safari tent in Letaba and one in Skukuzu and one three-bed bungalow in Berg-en-dal. Sanparks Bookings people are trying to get us to book two tents and two bungalows. Can we bring our own mattresses or have mattresses added to accommodate five in one tent/bungalow in each of these locations?

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:52 am

Travelmom, best to contact the camps and ask if they have mattresses for you to use - some camps do, and will allow you to put a matteress in the units. They are the best to advise though. Also, check availability of mattresses for the time you are planning to go with them, and ask if you can book mattresses to be assured you will get, as they have limited stock.

Do you have the camp contact details?
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:17 am

Here are the Camp Tel #'s
Can you not book a FA6 Family Cottage in Berg & Dal which would suit your needs for that camp otherwise you would need 2 mattresses in there.
The only only other option would be if the 9 year olds share a bed.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Welshie » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:07 pm

Hello!
Have a few very novice questions.
I have prebooked nights at campsites and night drives and all, but how does it work when I actually reach the gates and camps? Should I print off the confirmation emails to show them? Or is something else required or something else happen?
Also, with nights booked at campsites, does this mean I have a reservation at the gates and won't be turned away on crowded days?

Apologies for my utter lack of experience!

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:20 pm

Warm welcome to the forum Welshie! :clap:

All you really need for the gate/camp is the Reservation numbers R******* but you can print off your booking if preferred.
You will also need to show them either an ID or passport.
If you have overnight accommodation booked you will not be turned away at the gate as you will have already been included in the gate quota.
Please do ask if there are any further question you need to know.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Welshie » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:47 pm

Thanks Elsa, and thanks for answering my questions perfectly!
May I ask if it's the same with the night drives - just show the reservation no.?

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:01 pm

If you have pre-booked all your accommodation and activities they should all be on the same reservation #. :thumbs_up:
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