In case anyone is interested here is what happened to me this morning. It was a nightmare.
Booking for Kgalagadi September 2014. Phoned just before 7.30 SA time, 6.30 UK time. Saw the availability online at 7.15am SA time, on some days the wilderness camps were already booked??? how was that? who got in before the official opening time?
Held on for 45mins and watched as all the wilderness camps except for Khalari Tented Camp got booked before my eyes. By the time I got through Urikaruss was gone. I had to change our itinerary drastically to get anything like what we wanted but needed to put more nights in at KTC just to make the journey around the park work.
Ended up with:-
KTC 1 night
Kieliekrankie 2 nights
KTC 3 nights
Gharagab 3 nights
Grootkolk 1 night
Bitterpan 2 nights
Will have to wait now and see if over the months Urikaruus becomes available.
Also booked Augrabies, no problem and Kruger, Byamiti bushveld was the problem there.
Well I was shocked and the lady doing the booking kept saying "Hurry up Mam and make your mind up as its going fast!!!" Plan B, Plan C forget it, just grab what you can. Still at least we are GOING Only 11 months to wait. Pen