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how to get to the park?

Unread post by paula250 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 pm

Hello, I am Paula from Argentina and in November I have booked three nights at the Lower Sabie Restcamp. I travel alone.
I'll be arriving from Cape Town, I guess at Nelspruit airport. I would like to know if from the same airport I can get a transfer to take me to the camp, or it is preferable to get in the city.
Is it convenient to go straight from the airport, or stay in Nelspruit one night, and get vehicle from my accommodation?
I am open to your recommendations.
Thanks and regards.

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Re: how to get to the park?

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:37 pm

The park has its own small airport, at Skukuza, so if you havent booked yet, why not fly Cape Town to Skukuza airport. Then you will already be in the park. You can rent a car at the Skukuza airport?

That is one suggestion. I am sure others will give different advice.

Whatever you decide, I hope you hace a wonderful trip.

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Re: how to get to the park?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:15 am

A very warm welcome to you Paula. :gflower:

Someone might come up with more ideas, but I am going to say the Crested Val has given the most practical advice and very easy to follow.
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Re: how to get to the park?

Unread post by Hippotragus » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:36 am

Welcome paula250.

I agree that flying in to Skukuza from Cape Town and then hiring a car there would be your best bet. Alternatively, you could fly in to Nelspruit and hire a car there. I don't think there is any shuttle service/public transport from Nelspruit to the Park. You will need a car once in the park anyway, so you can get from either airport to Lower Sabie Camp. Skukuza Airport is about 45km from Lower Sabie Camp - a very nice drive.

You will be able to do a mixture of self-drive game drives and may be some SANParks guided drives/walks while you are staying at Lower Sabie. The Sunset Drive is good - it leaves just before the camp gates close in the afternoon and returns after dark - giving you a chance to see some of the nocturnal animals.

If you have any more questions please ask them there on the Forums.
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