Vet Fence near Palapye and moving meat.




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    Default Vet Fence near Palapye and moving meat.

    Hi All,

    We are planning on using the Stockpoort border into Botswana next weekend on our way to CKGR.

    Does anyone know whether the Vet fence just before Palapye coming from Mahalapye is considered West to East or South to North? In other words will be allowed to move raw meat (Beef and Chicken) in that direction, headed towards the CKGR.

    Usually we buy food and make meals, but this time we would like to try pre-cooked/frozen meals, and a few raw steaks to tan on the braai.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Vet Fence near Palapye and moving meat.

    Going from Mahalapye to Palapye on the A1 you will pass through a vet gate which will not confiscate any fresh red meat, chicken or dairy products, this is considered south to north. Such items will be confiscated going in the opposite direction only. That is provided there is no outbreak of Foot and Mouth in South Africa at the time, when generally speaking meat will be confiscated at the border.

    We have never had any problems taking meat to CKGR.
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    Default Re: Vet Fence near Palapye and moving meat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Going from Mahalapye to Palapye on the A1 you will pass through a vet gate which will not confiscate any fresh red meat, chicken or dairy products, this is considered south to north. Such items will be confiscated going in the opposite direction only. That is provided there is no outbreak of Foot and Mouth in South Africa at the time, when generally speaking meat will be confiscated at the border.

    We have never had any problems taking meat to CKGR.


    Thank you Stan,

    That clears everything up for us perfectly.

    I was starting to panic a bit when i saw that Vet fence, as this is our first time through Stockpoort. I had visions of all our food being confiscated for 10 days!

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    Default Re: Vet Fence near Palapye and moving meat.

    You can actually miss that vet fence completely by heading to Sherwood from Stockpoort by keeping right at Macheneng. Much less time on the very busy A1.

    But as Stan says, you will not loose your meat at that vet fence in you direction of travel.
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    Default Re: Vet Fence near Palapye and moving meat.

    They let us through a day ago without even opening our car. They looking for processed meat

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    Default Re: Vet Fence near Palapye and moving meat.

    We almost lost our meat at VetFence before Serule coming from Selebi to Francistown. It was strange for me, I considered our route as south to north too.

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    Default Re: Vet Fence near Palapye and moving meat.

    I'm convinced it depends on how in-experienced a traveler you look and how hungry the personal at the control are as to if you loose your meat.

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