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KRUGERFEVER? - YES WE HAVE - September/Oktober 2015

Unread post by ritad » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:04 pm

hi, sorry for my english i tried to give my best but writing in english is not easy for me...talking is easier :D :D

And now ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY


Episode I:
Saturday 19/09/2015 and Sunday 20/09/2015


Our trip started after 1 year planning and booking on the 19.09.2015.

After approx. 14 hours flight with Emirates (via Dubai) we arrived safely at OR Tambo on the 20.09.2015 at 10.50am.

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Our next Stop: Car Rental (Europcar). After we get our booked car (Nissan X-Trail - Colour: beige) we wanted to drive to Kruger.

But now we’ve got 2 problems:
1.) Righthand Drive (it’s my 2nd time i drive on the „wrong side“)
2.) What the heck is the right Exit to Kruger??

Ok, righthand drive wasn’t the problem right now but problem no. 2 was still alive.

After we leave the Airport we have 2 possibilities. The left motorway or the right one. Our Garmin Navigation System decided to say nothing to us because it was sleeping in our luggage ☺ Now we have to appreciate. We decided to take the left motorway and of course it was bound to happen: it was the wrong motorway :wall:

We must make a „victory“ lap on the OR Tambo. After this glorious lap and approx. 5minutes later we were there from where we started. Now we take the LEFT motorway and that was the rigt one direction to eMahlaleni. :D :D

After some kilometers and initial difficulties with the „wrong“ side we started to drive like an South African :lol: . Some kilometers and street action later we stopped at Millys for a short coffee break and about 04.40pm we arrived at our prebooked hotel at Mbombela. The Hotel wasn’t really clean but for one night it was ok. We were the only two guests who stay that night in the hotel.

The day was comming to and end and we were really KO from the long flight and non sleeping. After we found some food in Mbombela we decided to drive back to our hotel and say „Good Night“ till tomorrow...
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Unread post by vinkie » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:38 pm

Funny start of your trip Rita :mrgreen:

Mind if I join your TT?

OR Tambo isn't the easiest airport to depart from by car :wall: ....glad you had a safe trip and a arrived safely at your hotel :thumbs_up: ...

Ready and waiting for your trip to continue :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:23 am

Very pleased to see you have started your trip report ritad! :dance: :dance:

It must have been very difficult to drive on the "wrong" side of the road, trying to find the correct road to Kruger, being tired from the long flight and lack of sleep! So glad all went well and that you reached your hotel safe and sound. :gflower:

Looking forward to read all about your trip! :popcorn:
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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:07 am

Goody your TR has started :dance:

Hopped on board and found a window seat...not missing this one! 8)

SA navigation sorted... :D Off we go on your Kruger adventure :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by barryels » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:30 am

I also joined the bus and so looking forward to the report :popcorn: .
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:33 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: at the garmin in the luggage. I can relate to that.

A very entertaining start. I look forward to more.

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Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:10 am

Rita :k thank you for telling us all about your Kruger adventure :gflower: I love the start of your trip report :D :thumbs_up: I am glad that you have sorted out quickly all the wrong motorways and driving on the wrong side of the road to driving on the right side of the road on the correct motorway :clap: :clap: :clap: . I am looking forward reading more :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Unread post by BrawlerO » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:15 pm

Looking forward to the next chapter :popcorn:
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Unread post by kyknetta » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:10 pm

:gflower: Jippy Rita!
Well done!!!!
After that long flight, driving the (right :D )proper side of the road, a victory lap was the best thing to do!
So happy to join your Trip R.
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Unread post by chirinda » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:16 pm

This is going to be a good one :D :dance: :dance: :dance: :gflower:

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Unread post by billyf » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:57 pm

Great start to your TR - and your English is perfect - don't worry about the language, none of us are purists, and for many, English is a second language anyway :thumbs_up:

Glad that you found the right motorway, although you had to drive on the "wrong" side all the way to Nelspruit (cant get used to the new name :redface: ).

Looking forward to the rest of your trip :popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:57 pm

On board for this trip!

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Unread post by melph68 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:27 am

Hi Rita :D :D

So excited that you have started your trip report :clap: :clap: :clap:

My Dad and I had the same problem at OR Tambo - our GPS Navigator wouldn't work in the underground carpark, so we had to take a guess which way to go. We ended up in Pretoria!! :lol:

Really looking forward to your next day :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Unread post by john n poppy » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:39 am

Hanging onto this bus .....lets go

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Unread post by ritad » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:42 pm

vinkie wrote:Funny start of your trip Rita :mrgreen:

Mind if I join your TT?

OR Tambo isn't the easiest airport to depart from by car :wall: ....glad you had a safe trip and a arrived safely at your hotel :thumbs_up: ...

Ready and waiting for your trip to continue :popcorn: :popcorn:


Hello Vinkie :k Yes please come in we have many place, sit back and enjoy the ride with us!! :D

hilda wrote:Very pleased to see you have started your trip report ritad! :dance: :dance:

It must have been very difficult to drive on the "wrong" side of the road, trying to find the correct road to Kruger, being tired from the long flight and lack of sleep! So glad all went well and that you reached your hotel safe and sound. :gflower:

Looking forward to read all about your trip! :popcorn:


Hello Hilda :k Yes it was very adventurous , but I have a very good driver at my side :clap: :clap:

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Goody your TR has started :dance:

Hopped on board and found a window seat...not missing this one! 8)

SA navigation sorted... :D Off we go on your Kruger adventure :thumbs_up:

:popcorn:


Hello Trrppiiee :k You can be helps soothe we have only window seats , the other chair we have expanded :thumbs_up:
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