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    Default Water or diesel for Mabua

    Hi All,

    My trip to Mabua is now only a few days away. Trying to decide whether water or diesel is more important. I have never pulled a trailer to Mabua so have no real idea what my consumption in thick sand will be. In the past I have had no problem with fuel and get a range of 900 to 1200km on my vehicle based supply.

    Would you take 40l of extra Diesel or 40l of extra water? Or a 20l jerry can of each?

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    Not sure what vehicle you drive, but if you want to spend a few days in Mabua, both are pretty important. My D2 drank a bit of fuel pulling our trailer out there, I would have been happy with another jerry can of diesel but it was never a serious issue. We ended up with extra water, I took 120 liters of water and 40 extra liters of fuel.
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    Agree with damcdona...both are important.
    But you give too little info...which route are you taking to Mabua (for latest fill-up place) and how long are you staying?

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    Thanks. Going via Sekoma - cutline - Mabua main gate. In KTL for oneweek. 3 nights khiding and 3 nights monamodi. Isuzu KB300 dteq DB, towing Bushlapa Miskruier. Family of four, 1 extra adult will be drinking and showering in my water. (I' less generous with my beer! ) I have 135 l diesel in vehicle tanks. I plan to take 200 l of water.

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    You can go for a shower at the campsite at Mabua gate if you need to. I remember it was too salty for drinking, but its fine for cooking or washing up.

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    Michael

    Ons kom sopas van Mabua af. Die pad is glad nie sanderig nie. Hul het vannag BAIE reen gehad. Die pad is lekker hard.

    By Mpaya is water en kan jy daar gaan stort. Ook by die scout kamp kan jy water tap.

    Ons het 60 liter diesel gebeuik met die Amarok en Madotta het 100 l gebruik met Nissan Navara met karavaan. So, dit gee jou aanduiding en ons het rondgery met die Navara in die park.
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    200 L is way too much water IMO. Water not such major concern in Mabua as it is in the CKGR. There is no need to carry all that extra weight.

    Shower and washing water is available at a few camps and the gate. I will fill the BL's tank with drinking water and take the 40 l in diesel.

    The track is quite easy with the caravan even when dry.
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    Default Water at Mabua

    Hi Guys, I am travelling to mabua on Friday the 3rd April, can anyone tell me if there is water at Lesagalolo and Mpathutlwa (water to shower in). I will be taking all my drinking water just want to know if the pumps at those two camps are working.....otherwise I must take empty containers to fill at other camps.

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    Left there on 14 March, only water at the Bots, entry gate

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    We were there last weekend. Lots of water at Mapay and Lesolage. Frendly staf. Clean campsites and clean toilets.

    So yes there is water!
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    Hi Guys,anywhere around McCarthys or on the way in to Mabua to buy decent wood?

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    Default 12 Days to go! Water at Mpaya??

    We leave 26 June for our 3week trip to Mabua (Mpaya)

    Some Questions:
    Any rain lately?
    What is the water situation at Mpaya for showering?


    Anyone else going?

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    Water is available at Mpaya. Also at the gate, Mabua and Lesogo.

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    Default Floppy

    NO WOOD AT MABUA GATE
    Take wood from S.A. side or take those big Builders wharehouse woven P.P. bags and buy wood in Tsabong just across the border, not an easy Task. From Tsabong you will find NO towns to Mabua gate.
    Be careful on that road, monster holes that will surprise and swallow a front wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    200 L is way too much water IMO. Water not such major concern in Mabua as it is in the CKGR. There is no need to carry all that extra weight.

    Shower and washing water is available at a few camps and the gate. I will fill the BL's tank with drinking water and take the 40 l in diesel.

    The track is quite easy with the caravan even when dry.
    Plus 100 on this. Take what you think you need for drinking and the fuel. Nothing worse than not doing those game drives because you are worried about fuel. There will be water there at one camp or another or the gate.

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Just another question:
    Where do we purchase the road permit to travel from Mpaya to Nossop via Mosimane?


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    You need to book the campsite for one night at Mosomane - this is the only way you are allowed to drive this route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imgreg View Post
    NO WOOD AT MABUA GATE
    Take wood from S.A. side or take those big Builders wharehouse woven P.P. bags and buy wood in Tsabong just across the border, not an easy Task. From Tsabong you will find NO towns to Mabua gate.
    Be careful on that road, monster holes that will surprise and swallow a front wheel.
    Water as per Tron.
    Mmm Tron, I need to rack your Mana Brain PLEASE
    Anytime, I got it and did respond.

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