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    I am visiting KTP at the end of the month and would like to travel from Kuruman to Van Zylsrus then cross over into Botswana at the Middelputs border post and travel on the new tar road to Bokspits where I will re-enter SA and travel on to Twee Rivieren.

    I believe the border crossings are painless and efficient. I will have some frozen meet and some fesh veg and salad with me. Is this any problem? Any comments on the road and route?

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    Nice new roads. No vet points frozen meets no problem.

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    If I understand correctly , he is only going to Kgalagadi area. There is no vet points between Skilpadsnek and bokpits
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    Yes only to Kgalagadi on tarr road on Botswana side exit at Bokspits to Twee Rivieren then Rooiputs, Polentswa and Grootkolk and then all the way back again. Fruit and veg still a problem? Firewood?
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    No vet point so don't worry. Fruit & Veg and meat no problem. No firewood you need to take that along. Maybe available at Nossob but I wont take a change. Enjoy every minute !

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    Dankie Krummelpap, I normally buy firewood is Ashkam but will try the new lodge and shop just before the park
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    Tobie, Do a 5km detour from Bokpits border to the community area next door to Molopo lodge. There is a local that has two busses on his land. He sells nice big bags of fire wood. Coordinates are 2656'9.74"S and 2039'23.47"E
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    Thanks that is a great idea!
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    how much time/ distiance would you save going via bots ?

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    Biggest advantage is new ( never travelled) road and miss VZ to Askham dirt road
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    I did that road coming back in Jan 2012 and it was great. Some people even said you should go as far as Bray instead before crossing back into SA.

    Going there I don't want to risk my necessities like meat, veg and beverages with a border agent. I hate to share with them or veterinary crossings.

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    Now you have me worried...... Previous posters said no problem
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    Hi Tobie

    We did the same route in March 2013. No problem at border with meat or vegetables going in, but we were warned by RSA officials that we can not bring veggies back into RSA. We however did not have any problems entering RSA at Bokpits - apart from laptop serial numbers!
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    Did the route in March. Officials at Bokpits/Gemsbok gave us a hard time and went through all our stuff. They left the meat alone though. It's a nice route but it does not save any time. We met some folk at the Hotel at VanZylsrus. They took the dirt road along the Kuruman river and we arrived at TR at exactly the same time.

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    Tobie, Do a 5km detour from Bokpits border to the community area next door to Molopo lodge. There is a local that has two busses on his land. He sells nice big bags of fire wood. Coordinates are 2656'9.74"S and 2039'23.47"E

    I used this advice the other day! Paid R45 a bag? His name is Derek! Bought 2 bags and this lasted a week in Mabua!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makaira View Post
    Did the route in March. Officials at Bokpits/Gemsbok gave us a hard time and went through all our stuff. They left the meat alone though. It's a nice route but it does not save any time. We met some folk at the Hotel at VanZylsrus. They took the dirt road along the Kuruman river and we arrived at TR at exactly the same time.
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    KurtG, is this the normal Van Zyls Askham road or another dirt road along theboder on RSA side?
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    The normal one from Van Zyls to Askham. The whole road has farm after farm along it, very interesting and not once do you feel isolated.


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    Hi any updates on entering KTP via Bokspit? Will be traveling there in Jan 2014. Still undecided RSA dirt road or Bots tar road ?
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