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Re: Plugs at camping sites

Unread post by ILove Africa » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:06 pm

Its the "blue caravan plug"

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Re: A Beginners (Dummies) Guide To Camping

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:50 am

Camping in Kruger sounds exciting, I am also considering it. Just a stupid question is it possible to have a prior arrangement with the camp that you are allocated a space next to the fence, like asking for a specific bungalow when you stay in the camp accommodation? Provided space is available understandably.
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Re: A Beginners (Dummies) Guide To Camping

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:41 am

At present only Tsendze allocates sites. Rest are first come first served.
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Re: best southern camping sites

Unread post by PetraJ » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:00 pm

Basically you could do the whole South of Kruger and even up to Satara would still be fine without need to speed in order to be in camp in time.
If you like a smaller camp, I would advise Crocodile Bridge, which I am very fond of.
You can also try Malelane or even Berg-en-Dal (although BnD is a bit bigger).
Pretoriuskop is only 8km from Numbi Gate and also a favourite of mine.
Lower Sabie is beautiful camp with a lot of wildlife in the area.
Basically what I am trying to tell you is all the camps in the South is good, but now it depends on where you can find accommodation.

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Re: best southern camping sites

Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:40 pm

I've camped at all the southern rest camps except Lower Sabie and Malelane.
My favourite so far is Berg-en-Dal.
Most space, very quiet camp with good facilities, good game area.

I would advise against Pretoriuskop unfortunately, the camping area is minute (and we had serious trouble finding a place to pitch our tent during a long weekend).

I don't think you can really go wrong though
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Re: best southern camping sites

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:44 pm

Quicker way: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/to ... bility.php
Just select the days to see the availability in all camps.
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Re: A Beginners (Dummies) Guide To Camping

Unread post by PetraJ » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:46 pm

On your question about the mattresses, stretchers and sleeping bags. I found that I would rather go for this small type of stretchers, that roll op smaller than the camping chairs and are stored each in it's own bag. It rolls up smaller than an air matress and you do not have the problem of blowing it up and end up with a deflated matress halfway during the night. I would also recommend sleeping bags for the same reason, as blankets and duvets take up a lot of space.

Buy yourself a picnic basket from Hyperama, where you get cutlery and plates and glasses for 4 people. It also has a compartment where you can put in a bag of ice (like a cooler box). There is also space for a small braai tongs and we even put a butchers' knife in there. It also comes with a nice small cutting board, and a salt and pepper holder, that is really all we take along, and then you also have it available at the picnic spots. On the side of the bag there is enough space for dishwashing liquid and a cloth for the washing as well.

Buy wood in the park. That save space in the boot with bags of charcoal (and we found the price the same as outside the park.)

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Re: best southern camping sites

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:51 pm

Lower Sabi is the least pleasurable camping experience (although the game viewing is best)
Skukuza is a busy camp and I would not recommend it for the best camping experience.

Croc Bridge, Berg En Dal and Malalane are simply fantastic!
Just considering the experience of camping :D
I haven't camped in P/kop yet ...
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Re: best southern camping sites

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:57 am

Cheetah, I have a very soft spot for Pretorius Kop, but not for camping.
Because it is so often an overnight stop for many, I have found it to be very crowded.
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Electric Plugs/cords in the KNP Camping Sites

Unread post by chungu » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:51 am

Hi Everyone,

I have just bought a new 3X3 Bushdome stratus Tent with a middle double extension. what i want to know from mites who have been camping for many years is that, which electric cords or extension most camp sites in the Kruger National Park use.

Any response will be appreciated.

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Re: Electric Plugs/cords in the KNP Camping Sites

Unread post by PetraJ » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:23 am

Hi Chungu. You need to take your own extension (anything from 20 to 30 m just to be sure your extension will be long enough) with a blue caravan/camping plug. You can find that at any store that sells camping equipment. Just remember when you decide on your extension, take one with a plug that can be changed... if you take one of these permanent fitted plugs, it will not fit into the blue caravan plug. Hope you understand what I am trying to say here... :redface:

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Re: Electric Plugs/cords in the KNP Camping Sites

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:25 am

You are going to love camping in Kruger :dance:

All the camps have 'the blue plug'. You can buy an adaptor at most camping/outdoor shops. This adaptor takes a 3 pin plug, so if your extension cord has a 3 pin plug on the one end, and you take an blue adaptor, you will be fine.
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Re: Electric Plugs/cords in the KNP Camping Sites

Unread post by Radman » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:25 am

Hi

Most campsites DB boards have only 10AMP circuit barkers so you don't need a thick extension cord. Make sure u get one that is at least 20 meters long depending on where you like to set up camp.
Also Remember to get a special adapter that fits on the DB board its available at all camping stores and in the Park shop .

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Re: Electric Plugs/cords in the KNP Camping Sites

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:30 am

DB board :hmz: new one for me.

Just something that I have thought of reading Radman's advise ... in a camp like Punda, one does need a long extension cord. I would say 50m, if you do not want to be restricted as to where you pitch your tent.
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Re: Electric Plugs/cords in the KNP Camping Sites

Unread post by chungu » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:24 am

Hi PetraJ,

Balule and Tsendze without Electricity. in order to survive in both two camps what is it that will be required/ or must have equipments looking at the unavailability of electricity.


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