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    Hi, going to Punda in a week's time, which is the best route these days. Assistance appreciated
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    Tobie, ek het in Mei maand van Punda se hek af oor Tohoyandou na Louis Trichardt gery(R524). Ek sal die pad nie aanbeveel nie, het amper2 ure gery aan die stukkie pad(ongeveer 100km). Sal eerder Mooketsi/ Giyani oor ry(R81).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platjan View Post
    Tobie, ek het in Mei maand van Punda se hek af oor Toyando (spelling) na Louis Trichardt gery(R524). Ek sal die pad nie aanbeveel nie, het amper2 ure gery aan die stukkie pad(ongeveer 100km). Sal eerder Mooketsi/ Giyani oor ry(R81).

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    I have used Pafuri gate as entrance on a number of times, travel via Louis Trichardt and Tshipise. Not sure how much further it is, but road much quieter and safer. Also, you get to visit Pafuri picnic site, Crooks corner and Klopperfontein on your way to Pafuri. So it is a very good excuse to travel further in the Park :-) Normally have a lunch braai (varkribbetjie) at Pafuri picnic. Be VERY cautios of the monkeys, or you will be without your food! And watch out for the speed trap on the road between Pafuri picnic and Punda.


    PS. Make sure to visit the hide next to the fence in the caravan park. Much jealous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    I have used Pafuri gate as entrance on a number of times, travel via Louis Trichardt and Tshipise. Not sure how much further it is, but road much quieter and safer. Also, you get to visit Pafuri picnic site, Crooks corner and Klopperfontein on your way to Pafuri. So it is a very good excuse to travel further in the Park :-) Normally have a lunch braai (varkribbetjie) at Pafuri picnic. Be VERY cautios of the monkeys, or you will be without your food! And watch out for the speed trap on the road between Pafuri picnic and Punda.


    PS. Make sure to visit the hide next to the fence in the caravan park. Much jealous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    I have used Pafuri gate as entrance on a number of times, travel via Louis Trichardt and Tshipise. Not sure how much further it is, but road much quieter and safer. Also, you get to visit Pafuri picnic site, Crooks corner and Klopperfontein on your way to Pafuri. So it is a very good excuse to travel further in the Park :-) Normally have a lunch braai (varkribbetjie) at Pafuri picnic. Be VERY cautios of the monkeys, or you will be without your food! And watch out for the speed trap on the road between Pafuri picnic and Punda.


    PS. Make sure to visit the hide next to the fence in the caravan park. Much jealous!!
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    Depending in how much of a rush you are, you could go from LTT to Thoyandou, Sibasa, Pafuri.

    Else you could go via the tunnels and come in via Makado, through the tea plantations, then North from Sibasa.

    Lots of other options as well.

    Just depends on your time schedule.
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    Without any doubt Polokwane - Giyani is the best road. Did it 1 month ago. Good roads, very few potholes, but lots and lots of speed traps. Keep to the limits and it is a great road.

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    Thank you everybody, I intend leaving Pretoria at 5:00 and previously travelled via Louis Trichardt through the villages and it took ages, hence the question. Will try the R81
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobie4x4 View Post
    Thank you everybody, I intend leaving Pretoria at 5:00 and previously travelled via Louis Trichardt through the villages and it took ages, hence the question. Will try the R81
    Hi Tobie


    When will you be at Punda? We'll be there from the 15th to 19th next week!


    I'll be entering via Pafuri as we are heading to Mapungubwe first. Would like to get your feedback on the R81 before heading home, as I also normally use the Thohoyando Route to Louis Trichardt.


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    Hi LowRange

    I will be there 17th and 18th. White Isuzu with rooftop.

    Not camping this time round as I am taking my parents, so we are staying in the rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacoBrits View Post
    Hi LowRange

    I will be there 17th and 18th. White Isuzu with rooftop.

    Not camping this time round as I am taking my parents, so we are staying in the rooms.

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    Default Re: Best route Pretoria to Punda Maria

    (Reviving an old thread instead of starting a new one.)

    Any new info on this route, roads and conditions?

    Gmaps says to go via Giyani not Louis Trichardt, is this advisable?
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    Take the Giyani or Pafuri route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geelvis View Post
    Take the Giyani or Pafuri route.
    Giyani R81 route the best.
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    Just make sure there are no protests going on in the Giyani/Malamulele area.
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