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    Re: Fuel in Kgalagadi

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/354680744597443/permalink/1623858591012979/




    There was problems with fuel in Nossob during the school holidays in Oct. The generator also burned out resulting...
  2. Re: KTP: Matopi 1 to Mata Mata/ Two Rivers in one day?

    BushcatDiaries,

    To enter into Namibia you need to get your passport stamped at Twee Rivieren. It is however not necessary to use Mata-Mata border post if you are heading to Luderitz. I quicker...
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    Re: KTP Camp Sites

    There is no such rule no allowing children. In fact there is different pricing for >18 years, 8 - 18 years, < 8 years old. Must be thinking of SANParks wilderness camps.
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    You will be required to get a booking at Nossob or Twee Rivieren. It will not be possible to travel to Mata-Mata from Mabua in one day as you need to go to TR to get you passport stamp. If you have...
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    Re: Polentswa

    http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j409/PRWinnan/Kgalagadi%202013/_F5C2080-as-Smart-Object-1_zps2819f90c.jpg
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    Re: Mabua Mei 2017

    Looks like I found the tour group:

    https://www.facebook.com/unitrans4x4training/photos/rpp.109722675899282/698905626980981/?type=3&theater
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    Re: Kgalegadi with Freelander II

    When do you plan to go. Don't want o disappoint you but Rooiputs and Polentswa were booked out on 1 August 2016 for 1 - 20 July 2017. I am not sure if you will get by now any place for the rest of...
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    Re: Augrabies Falls Status

    http://niwis.dws.gov.za/niwis2/SurfaceWaterFlows

    Hi Bruce you can view DWA website The flow is currently at low levels and far from previous record high. You will still be able to see the falls.
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    Re: Overnight between Vryburg and Upington

    I would suggest to push on passed Upington. The first half can be done with in 8 hours while the rest will be slower and best to be at Sendelngsdrift by 4 pm (last time to get fuel an to enter...
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    Re: Mabua October 2017

    I noted a post by vknoetze looking for a campsite in KTP from 4 - 7 October. They will be in Mabua from 30 Sept to 3 October 2017
    at Monamodi and you will be neighbours for one night.
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    Re: Advice Mabua/Kgalagadi Oct'17

    Hi,

    Why don' you join up with mdevilliers for a trip to Mabua. He is looking for some-one to join him first week of October
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Bogaards,

    The first da bookings open for April 2018 is on 2 May 2017. I doubt you will get place a day later when on-line opens.
    Easter Weekend very popular with day visitors and school...
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    Re: Polentswa

    Thanks for letting us know it's not a confirmed booking but only a provisional booking. I've already got a booking for that period on the Botswana side and will phone DWNP next week to change my...
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    Re: Polentswa

    Thanks for the feedback Ofe001 and Alto. Its very disappointing to hear that there is no booking then. On the 1st August I was notified by my booking agent that the 3 campsites at Polentswa were...
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    Re: Polentswa

    Hi Alto and ofe001,

    The info I've received from Gryskat is that either of you have received the permit & booking and as both of you not going any more please forward it to me. I've already sent a...
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    Re: Polentswa

    Last year the lodge was closed during Dec and at night time no other lights beside ours. A herd of wildebeest was right in front of us while the lions waited for water to sieve through the mud at...
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    Re: Polentswa

    Agree,

    We stayed there in Dec last year at no 1. Only time we saw other people was between 10 am - 2 pm. It was extremely hot and missed the availability of water, but still a winner. For two...
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    Re: Polentswa

    Hi ofe001,

    What dates do you prefer me taking or are you not interest at all and all the dates are available. If all available I might rethinking of traveling to Rooiputs and rather stay for the...
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    Re: Polentswa

    Gryskat is it already taken by ofe001. I've booked at Nossob from 12 - 14 July and from 18 - 21 July. Would be great if we can stay for 2 nights at Polentswa and swop out our Nossob booking. Tried...
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    Re: Hilux Revo 2.8 GD-6 4x4 Fuel consumption

    wow I must have a heavy foot , looking at what you guys get;D;D

    City 9.7 to 10 ,open road 8.7 at 120 - 140km/h;) driving in normal mode only (echo and power mode off)

    manual 2.8 gd-6 4x4
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    Re: Polentswa

    Will be interested as well but only for 12th and 13th July. Will be at Rooiputs from 14 - 17.

    Alto are you taking all the days?
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    Re: First timer to Kgalagadi & Botswana

    You will need 13 days minimum if you skip Okavango delta and Etosha. See my days above. Even to complete in 13 days you need to drive more than 10 hours on more than half of the days which can be...
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    Re: Rooiputs & polentswa

    Polentswa camp has no water supply and you need to take along for all your needs. I've read about a pofadder under the sement blocks at the A frame of Polentswa Camp #1. Be on the lookout for these...
  24. Re: crossing from Twee Rivieren to Botswana

    You can still enter the park without the 2 day stay on SA side required by crossing the border at Bokspits and follow the gravel road 60 km north to Two Rivers entrance gate. That way you skip Twee...
  25. The Wall, We always take an off-road...

    The Wall,


    We always take an off-road caravan to the camps mentioned. You can travel all the roads on SA side including the two dune crossing, but not to Bitterpan and Gharagab. If you plan...
  26. Spotted the tractor sweeping the road on 14 Dec...

    Spotted the tractor sweeping the road on 14 Dec founding him stucked at a cheetah kill that caused a bit of a traffic jam.


    Road still looks good, but two day it will be very corrugated.
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    My understanding is that the Oranjemund road to...

    My understanding is that the Oranjemund road to Sendelingsdrift is a restricted road to people living in Oranjemund and you need a permit to drive it.


    How will you reach Oranjemund? If it is...
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    Yes. Those entering the park from SA have two...

    Yes. Those entering the park from SA have two choices, Botswana or Namibia, but all must go through SA customs and only a small % go to Botswana customs to enter, because its only required if you...
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    The Botswana side is not as busy as SA and depend...

    The Botswana side is not as busy as SA and depend a lot on you timing. Some-times no-one and suddenly about 4 groups coming in. Should not be that long and you can head back to Mata-Mata to...
  30. Gabriel, We also taking that route but will...

    Gabriel,


    We also taking that route but will enter Botswana just north of Vanzylsrus and not travel to Askham. Its a tar road in Bots Middelputs to Boksputs
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    Richard, I've heard from people returning...

    Richard,


    I've heard from people returning last week that its very dusty and dry. Maybe this weekend we will get some rain.


    We will be going a week after you and also wish for cooler...
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    Also visiting the park early Dec for two weeks...

    Also visiting the park early Dec for two weeks staying at Polentswa, Nossob, Rooiputs and Mata-Mata.
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    Bastiaan, You can only drive to Bitterpan...

    Bastiaan,


    You can only drive to Bitterpan from Nossob so if you go to Rooiputs first you are adding an unnecessary trip. Best plan will be:


    Mabua to Nossob - overnight at Nossob
    Drive...
  34. Thread: Hotswana

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    Saw a FB post of a mercury thermometer taken at...

    Saw a FB post of a mercury thermometer taken at Zanzibar shooting above range over 50 deg C. Agree that's not official way to measure but sure it must have been at least > 40 deg C.


    Latest...
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    Had a view of the ramp on Google maps and could...

    Had a view of the ramp on Google maps and could see faded paint and hawkers sitting under an umbrella in front of the stop sign. If its blocked and out of view difficult to pay attention to the sign.
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