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    Default Northern Cape advice - cross post

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    So we are readying ourselves for a 3 week trip from PE to Richtersveld in the next 10 days to explore and hopefully see those illusive flowers.


    Would really appreciate input on our itinerary (no firm bookings but parks all seems to have space) and suggestions for what to take along:

    Vehicle - Amarok 4Motion 132kw
    Tent - Oztrail
    Sleeping - Stretchers and Carma quip mattresses
    Only Swambo and I

    Day 1 : Kudu Kaya Campsites Baviaans
    Day 2 : Duiwekloof Baviaans
    Day 3 : Oppie Dam Cango Caves
    Day 4 : Die Hel
    Day 5 : Anysberg Anysberg / Matjiesfontein
    Day 6 & 7 : Sterland Caravan Park Sutherland
    Day 8 & 9 : Perdekloof Tankwa Karoo National Park
    Day 10 : Mesklip Guest Farm Springbok
    Day 11 & 12: Sendelingsdrift RichtersveldDay 13 & 14: De Hoop Richtersveld
    Day 15 : McDougalls Caravan / Camping Port Nolloth
    Day 16 & 17: Verbe or Kammieskroon Hotel Camp site Kammieskroon
    Day 18 : Vanrhynsdorp Caravan Park Vanrhynsdorp
    Day 19 : Lamberts Bay Caravan Park Lamberts Bay
    Day 20 : Tietiesbaai Rest Camp Paternoster
    Day 21 : Secret Falls Camping Tulbach
    Day 22 : Warm Waterberg Spa Between Barrydale and Ladismith

    Day 23 : Home sweet home


    Looking forward to comments and suggestions

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    Default Re: Northern Cape advice - cross post

    Additional quest:

    Is a highlift jack essential for this trip?

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    Hoping to go to Kamieskroon and Vanrynsdorp towards the end of the month - will call the flowers hotline before departing because it sounds like they had no rain and no flowers so far. Will change the destination to Botswana/Namibia if no flowers reported in the area. Will try next year.

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    Default Re: Northern Cape advice - cross post

    Quote Originally Posted by wims_za View Post
    Additional quest:

    Is a highlift jack essential for this trip?
    I can't seen anywhere other than sand in the Richtersveld where you might need one - and a spade is more useful than a hi-lift in sand.
    Tony Weaver

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    Previously Land Rover 1968 SII, 1969 SIIA, 1973 SIII, 1983 Toyota HiLux 2litre, 2006 Land Rover Freelander TD4 HSE.

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    Default Re: Northern Cape advice - cross post

    No flowers in Namaqualand yet. I will also take a rain cheque on Tiettiesbaai, it has become a hotspot for theft during the nights.
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