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Wifi availability

Brisbane, Australia
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Wifi availability

Do the camps within Kruger have Wifi?

Many thanks in advance :)

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Long Island, New...
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1. Re: Wifi availability

Nope

Hout Bay, South...
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2. Re: Wifi availability

And cell reception is spotty at best.

Manchester, United...
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3. Re: Wifi availability

Just back and even in the Skukuza Cattle Baron though advertised Wi-Fi down. Also down in airport.

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4. Re: Wifi availability

The whole point of being in the bush (KNP) is to enjoy nature, and to "switch off" from the intrusiveness of technology as far as possible, IMHO.

:-)))

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5. Re: Wifi availability

but Gavin, many tourists have other responsibilities back home , such as running a business, children ,elderly parents etc.

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6. Re: Wifi availability

Gem166 is identifying a valid need that some travelers will have..

It's best that they know now - ahead of time - that there's little chance they will have wi-fi or use their phones.

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7. Re: Wifi availability

And the OP was asking for facts not opinions.

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8. Re: Wifi availability

Vodafone data works quite well in the camps and in the bungalows from my experience.

It is of course very patchy once you are out for game drives. For eg. on the S100 gravel road near Satara we have identified 1 or 2 spots where there is a signal, otherwise nothing..

The WiFi at Cattle Baron has never really worked on my 3 trips there.

Brisbane, Australia
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9. Re: Wifi availability

Thank you for your responses... I was concerned about being out of contact in case of emergency at home, children... elderly relatives... looking forward to my first Kruger experience very much :)

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10. Re: Wifi availability

In addition to the mobile broadband suggested in post #8 (just get a local SIM and load data on it), you could make sure your family have the contact details for reception at each camp you'll be at. I'm sure they'd pass on messages in an emergency.

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