Buying a Wildcard at the KNP gate.

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Buying a Wildcard at the KNP gate.

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Hi guys,

I'm visiting KNP for 7 nights in May and intend to get myself a wildcard.

I come from overseas so I'm wondering if I am able to apply for one as I arrive at the gate itself? Right now I'm planning to enter either via Malelane Gate, or Croc Bridge Gate. Will these gates be able to process a wildcard for me? or do I have to purchase membership online? The website says that "you will be able to purchase membership at select gates and parks on arrival."

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Re: Buying a Wildcard at the KNP gate.

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Hi jing, my family always buys their wild card hen they arrive. If my memory serves me, you will pay when you book into your camp. Everything is computerized, so the process is usually smooth.

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jing, you will be able to purchase your wildcard and pay at the entrance gate provided they are on line which did happen to a member of our party.
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Thanks MM and Elsa!
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Hi - We are buying our WildCard when we get to Skukuza Airport/Camp. Does anyone know if you can pay for it with a Debit Card or must it be a Credit Card.
Thanks in anticipation.
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Impyim, Yes you can use cash/ debit/cheque/credit card at Skukuza Rest Camp at the point of entry. :thumbs_up:
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Thanks Elsa. Much appreciated. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Buying a Wildcard at the KNP gate.

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Just as a point of information, I believe that overseas debit cards are NOT accepted anywhere in South Africa. Since I don't actually everr (even at home) use a debit card, I don't have any personal experience, but I'd advise doublechecking on this to be certain.
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Re: Buying a Wildcard at the KNP gate.

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My UK Debit Card has always worked all over South Africa in the normal ATM machines. I also don't get charged overseas fees, because the one I have is exempt. (Only a few UK cards are exempt from overseas fees)

Spending 6 months of the year in SA for the last 7 years, it would have been very costly if I couldn't do this.

I know the mini ATMs usually do not accept overseas Debit Cards, but unless the rules have recently changed, the big normal ATMs should accept them.

Of course I can only speak for UK cards, and my current card is a Visa Debit Card.

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Val, overseas debit cards DO work for ATMs, but apparently NOT for purchases. Have you ever used yours to make a purchase?
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Re: Buying a Wildcard at the KNP gate.

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No Arks I haven't.
I always use my Credit Card (also exempt from fees) for purchases.
I just use the Debit Card for cash withdrawals in the ATMs. :thumbs_up:
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Can anyone tell me if you can purchase a wildcard at Pafuri gate, we will entering there in November from Uk. Thanks
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I'm pretty sure you will be able to do that, but if not, you can renew it at reception in your first camp. :thumbs_up:
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Can I get a Wild Card at Phalaborwe Gate?

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Hi,

I'm arriving in KNP on Thursday (8/11) for 9 nights, it looks like a Wild Card is going to be the most economical for us. We're entering at Phalaborwe Gate, will I be able to get a Wild Card there? Alternatively what is the best process for me to get a Wild Card?

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Re: Can I get a Wild Card at Phalaborwe Gate?

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Hi and welcome to the forums, Jason.
You can buy the Wild Card at the gate or at reception of the first camp that you check into.
Please keep the receipt with you for checking in at other camps.
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