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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by s2000ap » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:45 pm

Vernao, not sure how much detail you want and for each person reading this there will probably be different advice but this is what I'd try and get done.

Arrive 2:10
Leave airport area by 2:30 drive to Skukuza camp arrive and book in by 15:00. Take a slow drive towards Lower Sabie probably turning at the H12 bridge, drive the H12 and then turn left at H1-2 back to Skukuza. Check Mileage / Time but this should be doable. If you choose an Evening escorted drive that would obviously alter the above.
Next day at Skukuza, I'd probably take the H1-1 then the H3 to Afsaal (maybe late Breakfast) and on to Berg-en-dal then either drive back the same way or maybe take the gravel road to Pretorius Kop(turn off at Afsaal) and back to Skukuza. If feeling brave enough the circle to Croc Bridge via Malalane can be done as well, then to Lower Sabie and back to Skukuza.
Next day slow drive up to Satara, maybe stopping at Tshokwane for Breakfast and maybe after booking in at Satara a drive up the H6 to maybe see some Lion. (Keep an eye on times) Maybe back on the gravel road.
Next day any of the drives from Satara will be good. Now your appetite has been whet for next time.
Maybe always "leave" an extra 1/2 hour or so as spare in case of animals in the road or great sightings.
Hope J Bay surf is up for you, as even that area can sometimes be flat and you only have a pin point of time :)

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by safarigal » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:00 pm

Which of the BD2V accommodations at Satara camp would you say rates as the best for position and view?

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Mischief » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:50 pm

safarigal,personally I would recommend G167 to G179. See map here http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/ca ... satara.jpg

Our personal favorite is G167.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by KreePaul » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:59 pm

Hello

We are a couple from Italy, and we are planning to go at Kruger from 22 to 28 august. (It's the second time we come here)

Our travel plan is:

22 August: Arrive at Tambo Airport (10.00 am), pick up the car and spend the first day visiting Blyde River Canyon and Moholoholo Rehab center, and here's the first question, where do you suggest to rest this night? Maybe at Moholoholo?

23-24-25 Satara Camp

26 Skukuza

27 Malelane

Unfortunately seems that availability is very low, and cannot find a place to stay for the last night (28 August)

There is something interesting to visit once exit from Malelane on the route to Johannesburg?

Thanks

Paolo

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:57 pm

Welcome to the forum Paola! :clap:

Unfortunately this being a SANParks website we can't advise on accommodation outside the park but if anyone can advise Paola, please do so by private message. :thumbs_up:
Otherwise your itinerary sounds great.
I had a look at the availability for Malelane and see there is a BG4 bungalow available for the night of the 28th which you could always book.
but otherwise do keep an eye on availabilty on a daily basis and I'm sure you will find accommodation open up closer to the time.
Please do ask if there is anything else we can help with.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by KreePaul » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:41 pm

Hello Elsa

Thanks for the reply

Just booked the flight and camps, except Skukuza that disappears :(

Hope in next days will find some accomodation for 26 august

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:52 pm

As I said Paola, please just keep looking, I'm sure something will open up for that night, either in Skukuza or one of the other camps.
I see Crocodile Bridge camp has a safari tent for that night and a hut in Pretoriuskop camp, which is something and can always be changed nearer to the time when something else becomes available.

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by KreePaul » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:06 pm

Yeah, will do!

PS: I am Paolo and not Paola :)

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:18 am

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Accommodation - ask all your questions here

Unread post by KreePaul » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:57 am

Got it! Booked Skukuza! :dance:

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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:59 am

Well done! :dance:


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