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wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:54 am

My wife is British and I am a dual national, travelling into SA on SA passport.

We are staying 4 nights in Kruger, 4 in St Lucia, 2 in Durban, and 4 in Thendele camp (royal natal where conservation is included in accommodation fee I think).

Should either of us get a wild card, none of us, or both of us?! Am confused. We may visit Cape Vidal and Hluhluwe from st Lucia for day trips...

Any help would be appreciated!
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2 nights Mopani
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Re: wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by Joep Stevens » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:06 am

Dear Graham,

Yes, an interesting one. If your wife has no residence status in South Africa, then she would be regarded as an international guest. If this is so and you would wish to get a Wild Card, then you would need to get two separate ones, one international and one local, R1310 and R340 respectively. Conservation fees for Kruger are R192 and R48 respectively, so from what you have highlighted, a Wild Card would not be beneficial. If you intend to visit other national parks, eg Table Mountain, then it might be worthwhile to acquire Wild Cards. Wild Card does provide free access to Hluhluwe and Royal Natal National Park but not St Lucia. If you have any further queries, please let me know.

With kind regards and wishing you a most successful visit to SA and its parks.

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Re: wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by Hugh » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:12 am

Here is another one for you Joep
My Daughter will travel on a SA Passport . her husband not So I understand that bit BUT they have a child who by the time he visits SA would need a wild card . He is obviously registered in France has a EU pasport but has also been registered SA and has a SA Passport .. but has never lived in the country .. what would he pay for a wild card !!!!!
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Re: wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by saraf » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:52 pm

Date of ordering Graham. But that's a lot of money to be sat in Wild Card's bank account and not yours for 10 months.
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Re: wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:04 pm

It is 100 and a bit pounds and seeing that my bank give me a spectacular 0.75% interest rate I don't think I would lose out!
Kruger National Park, August 2016:

1 night Shimuwini
3 nights Punda Maria
2 nights Mopani
3 nights Talamati
1 night Crocodile Bridge

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Re: wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by saraf » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:08 pm

:lol:
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Re: wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by kite » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:45 pm

But if you wait till August it will be valid for a full year from August.
The increase is +_ R20 for S.A.citizen and R90 for International!

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Re: wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:21 am

Ok so I'll just buy one SA wild card and one International one at Phabeni Gate before heading in in August. That way if I do a random extra trip within a year I get full benefit!

This is why I need to move back to SA - so my wife can get a nice green passport to go with her boring maroony red one!
Kruger National Park, August 2016:

1 night Shimuwini
3 nights Punda Maria
2 nights Mopani
3 nights Talamati
1 night Crocodile Bridge

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Re: wild card - 1 Brit, 1 South African?

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:54 am

Well I've bought an international and SA all parks one. I left it till now as might go over Easter next year to SA! Think an Addo, Karoo, MZNP, CNP combo might be nice.. :dance:

I cannot wait for the magazine to arrive. The Autumn issue looks great! Hopefully the slow/lack of delivery issue has been resolved?

Thanks for all your help!
Kruger National Park, August 2016:

1 night Shimuwini
3 nights Punda Maria
2 nights Mopani
3 nights Talamati
1 night Crocodile Bridge


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