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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by ramkrish1 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:31 pm

need advice from the experience folks here.

I reserved Kruger accomodations for June 2017 trip. From the time i booked a week ago, number of people going with me has increased to a total of 6. Some family so cant refuse.

4 of the 6 camps i booked have Base 4 Max 6. so i can pay the overage so no problems.

But Biyamiti max is 5 and Lower Sabie max is 4 in FU4V. Can you please suggest the best options i have. I could book a hut at L Sabie for the 2 people. But what to do with Biyamiti ? Is this a question of number of beds that can be put in ? If I dont need a bed, will bring sleeping bag, can this be accomodated ?

Thanks so much for your responses.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:05 pm

Hi ramrish

I see Biyamiti offers a max of 5 beds in those units. Is your party all adults?
I suggest you email the camp, both manager and duty manager, and explain your problem. They might say it is fine to add a mattress.
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For Lower Sabie, have a look at other options as you suggest, either ad a hut, or swap to a guest house - depending what is available, and which you would prefer.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by ramkrish1 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:55 pm

Thanks Dinkybird.

I made the extra reservation at Lower Sabie.

Will correspond with Biyamiti staff as mentioned.

One more qn.

We have a reservation for 2 people in olifants wilderness trail. I am curious as to whether i have entered it right and have been overcharged due to that

See details below
Camps Qty Facilities Reserved Nights Arrival Departure Adult Child Amount
Letaba 2 wilderness trail 3 25/06/17 28/06/17 2 0 9000.00

Your thoughts please

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by ramkrish1 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:58 pm

one more qn. i currently have 4 people on the reservation. when do i make it to 6 ? when i arrive at the gate/camp or can do it online now ?

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:13 pm

Hi Ramkrish,
1. Print out your confirmed res forms or alternately write down your reservation #'s including the extra one you have just made if different to your original one as you will need it for access to the park, including the rest of your group if travelling separately who will also need the res #'s.
2. I see the tariff up to the 31st Oct 2016 is listed as R4.300 but does get increased from the 1st Nov 2016 so I am assuming the extra amount is due to the increase for next year.

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:38 pm

ramkrish1 wrote:See details below
Camps Qty Facilities Reserved Nights Arrival Departure Adult Child Amount
Letaba 2 wilderness trail 3 25/06/17 28/06/17 2 0 9000.00

Your thoughts please

Olifants Trail - The departure point is from Letaba Rest Camp. will be why Letaba is mentioned.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:40 pm

ramkrish1 wrote:one more qn. i currently have 4 people on the reservation. when do i make it to 6 ? when i arrive at the gate/camp or can do it online now ?

You can do it online :thumbs_up: Did you book online?

Or you can email reservations to change it for you. reservations@sanparks.org
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by ramkrish1 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:22 pm

thanks Elsa and DinkyBird

I did not see a way to change existing reservations to add people. Hence the question.

thank you

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Rivers2Run » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:57 am

I have a similar situation, there are 6 people on my reservation all adults. We are travelling from the US. I am travelling with someone who can't do Wilderness trail so we opted for a Bushveld camp. We will reunite with the group at Mopani but those doing the Wilderness trail will arrive at Mopani the day before I arrive at Mopani. I am assuming they can check in without me? Should I call the camp and let them know? PS 1 month before I leave for ZA can't wait, hope the flowers are coming along on the Cape. 2 weeks in the Cape including West Coast National Park and 3 weeks in Kruger, beyond excited.

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:11 am

Should not be a problem R2R - in whose name will the Wild Card be in? Just do as Elsa suggested and print your reservation confirmation and give those booking in before you a copy too. Everyone is very friendly and helpful in the park. If it is worrying you, no harm to send an email.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Tedx2 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:33 am

Please can anyone advise if the industrial action by staff at outsourced restaurants at Satara, Oliphants and Letaba has been resolved. We arrive at Satara late afternoon on Saturday 23rd July after a 12 hour car trip and were really hoping to be able to have a meal at Mugg and Bean. SANParks emailed us two days ago and said there was industrial action at the outsourced restaurants mentioned above. Any update would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Hippotragus » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:15 am

I read somewhere that the industrial action at Satara was over and agreement had been reached. Maybe phone the camp before arrival and check.
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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by derick r » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:55 am

HI
I want to know i booked a 5 bed unit in LS. But we are 2 cars on one booking is there any cost for a additional car.
thanks

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:26 pm

No additional charges Derick, but just print out a copy of the reservation confirmation so you each have a copy for the gate. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by derick r » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:33 pm

THANK YOU


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