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Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by Micetta » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:29 am

Is there a schedule for the use of swimming pools in the camps?

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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by Micetta » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:45 pm

:lol: :lol: OK!

I'll put the question in another way:
Is it allowed to use the swimming pool after dark?

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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by Scipio » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:00 pm

Micetta, after dark, there are dangers lurking. Pretoriuskop at least does not allow swimming after dark. I have seen Leopard there, so it does make sense, Letaba, only with prior arrangement is the pool at the picninc spot open etc. :thumbs_up:

And also, it is needed that the pools get cleaned, chemicals added that can be dangerous to human skin, causing irritation etc. :whistle:

but if you do sneak in, you may have a skinny dip. :wink:

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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by Micetta » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:15 pm

Can I pesume that it is prohibited to use the swimming pools after dark?

I would prefer an answer from Sanparks :wink:

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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:32 pm

I have seen many people swim after dark. Especially during the hot summer weather in KNP.
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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by Scipio » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:39 pm

I have seen many people swim after dark. Especially during the hot summer weather in KNP.


Hmmmm, a Peeping Tom. :twisted:

Yes Imberbe, Skuks, and some others it is allowed. :thumbs_up: Proximity of certain other pools i.e. Pretoriuskop, it is not allowed. Depends from camp to camp. :wink:

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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:09 pm

I just took a stroll to reception here at Punda, and was told, by SANParks, that one can use the pool in this camp at any time, even after dark. That is one camp in one park - Punda Maria in Kruger National Park. The lady did tell me the same applied to some other camps in Kruger as well.

Micetta, there are many swimming pools in SANParks - can you please be more specific as to your question? There are pools in Addo, Karoo, Mokala, Mountain Zebra ... just to name a few. Each region, park and camp could have its own regulations. So can you provide more detail as to the exact info you require - your question is very broad. SANParks, understandably, will not have a blanket policy on the use of swimming pools.
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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by Dup » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:12 pm

Very good question i.r.o. use of pools(hours)
reasons are ,
- noise level, later at night,
- personal safety,pool lights ,etc

If I remember correctly pools may not be used "after hours"(last light and first light,gate times) and also not by day visitors.
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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by RobertT » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:14 am

I have been for a swim after dark at a few of the camps. As Scipio said, some of us with a more sensitive skin battle during day. Have never seen anywhere a sign giving pool hours and don't think it is not allowed later in the evening. If it has been a hot day and evening is still hot, it is nice to have a cooling swim befoer going to bed.

If there is noise from the pool at night, I do not believe it is because of the swimming but more about the alcohol consumed in which case if the noise did not happen at the pool it would happen at the bungalow or accomodation unit. Think most would prefer it not to happen, but if it did happen then I would prefer at the pool (which is normally situated a bit away from accomodation).

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Re: Swimming Pools in the Parks

Unread post by Weltenman » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:10 pm

Whatever the rules are for a specific pool, one of the rules as stated in all camps are no noise after 9pm! If there is excessive noise after 9pm you have to report it, whether this happens at the pool or a bungalow or a campsite.
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