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    Default Kaokoland south to north from the Hoanib

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    We plan to travel northwards from Purros to the Marienfluss in July. Before that we want to approach Purros from the south after travelling over the Ganias Plains (from south to north). I heard that it is tough going this way, as opposed to the more popular drive from north to south. They say tge corrugation is much worse. Is this true? Any advice?

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    There are always corrugations, some bad, some not so bad. The really bad ones are on the D3707 between Puros and Orupembe. If you are worried about uncomfortable driving conditions, corrugations, rocks, sand, the Kaokoveld is not for you. The other tricky bit of driving is Red Drum Pass, between the Marble Mine and the Marienfluss.

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    Are you planning on doing Van Zyl's pass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danie Gouws View Post
    Hi
    We plan to travel northwards from Purros to the Marienfluss in July. Before that we want to approach Purros from the south after travelling over the Ganias Plains (from south to north). I heard that it is tough going this way, as opposed to the more popular drive from north to south. They say tge corrugation is much worse. Is this true? Any advice?

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    Hi Chris, thanks for the info. I've already been through Kaokoland and I'm well aware of the corrygations, rock and sand. It's just that I previously drove an "anti-clockwise route" including Kunene River Lodge, Epupa, Rooidrom Pass and down to Purros and through the Hoariseb and over the Ganias Plains downwards. This time I plan a clockwise route (excluding Van Zyl's Pass ofcourse). Someone mentioned that the corrugations are worse doing it that way. I personally doubt that, but I just wanted to check.
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    Hi Jaco, nee, ons gaan nie oor Van Zyl's nie.
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    I think corrugations are corrugations whichever way you drive them! Soften your tyres a bit, adjust your speed and hope the windscreen doesn't fall out!

    Just loading the car up, and Liz and I are heading that way tomorrow morning.

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    I drove from Orupembe to Purros to Orpembe in January this year and the road condition was not that bad. A bit corrugated the first 40km from Orupembe and from thereon just a few bad patches, but that's about it.

    +1 On Chris's advice to lower your tyre pressure.

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    Thanks Cgris abd Damasel - much appreciated! Enjoy Nam Chris!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Card View Post
    Just loading the car up, and Liz and I are heading that way tomorrow morning.
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    Have a good one, Chris and Liz - send my best regards to any of our mutual friends you see up there, you know who they are!

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    Be a bit carefull if you are travelling the Huarusib between Schoemans and Puros, it was still no go (for us anyway) 5 days ago, very boggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Have a good one, Chris and Liz - send my best regards to any of our mutual friends you see up there, you know who they are!
    Hi Tony,

    Saw Garth and Margie a couple of weeks ago, both well, also Pieter Mostert (you may not know him). Pieter's been helping Chris Eyre, who is very sick - he's now back in Opowo, and Koos Vervey is keeping an eye on him there.

    The rhino poaching seems to have died down in Damaraland and the poachers have moved into western Etosha. The Damaraland rhino have been dehorned and, hopefully, that will help. The worry is, however, that they kill them anyway so they don't have to waste time tracking them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Boyd View Post
    Be a bit carefull if you are travelling the Huarusib between Schoemans and Puros, it was still no go (for us anyway) 5 days ago, very boggy.
    Thanks Mike. We're leaving 4 July, so things should have settled by then. Will however check before we go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witklipbank View Post
    Danie dink ook aan die Crofters 4x4 trail via Palmwag. Werklik 'n baie mooi gebied en nie so erg 4x4 nie,

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