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    Default Diesel in Rakops?

    For those who have been to the CKGR recently, was there diesel available in Rakops? I am wondering if the supply has become more reliable. Cost of the diesel?

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    Default Re: Diesel in Rakops?

    I filled up there end April. Cannot remember price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Play View Post
    I filled up there end April. Cannot remember price.
    Hello Hennie

    We are going there now in August

    Serowe, Mopipi and Rakops

    Can you remeber the diesel avalabilty at the places?

    do you think they are open on Sunday's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littledes View Post
    Hello Hennie

    We are going there now in August

    Serowe, Mopipi and Rakops

    Can you remeber the diesel avalabilty at the places?

    do you think they are open on Sunday's?

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    At both Serowe and Mopipi the diesel supply is reliable and has been for years. In all the time I have travelled there, these two places always have had both types of fuel.

    I have however found that the filling station in Serowe at the Mall where the SPAR is (just before you turn right to bypass the main town en route to Khama Rhino), to be very busy and you can wait as much as 15 to 20 minutes for your turn to fill up.

    Beyond Serowe, at Lethlakeng there are several filling stations and they always seem to have both types as well. I make a point of filling up here, even though I've never had a problem at Mopipi.

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    Yes they are open on Sundays. The filling station at Rakops also sells wood and also takes card. Letlhakane has three main filling stations, although only the Shell took card when there a week back. There is even a new Nandos at the station closest to the Orapa side (Puma or Engen?). It is unlikely for all three filling stations in Letlhakane to be out fuel, so I normally plan on a refuel here.
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    There is a new Shell service station in Rakops so fuel not a problem (when I was there in April) Can unfortunately not remember price though.
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    In March the Shell pumps (no garage, just pumps) in Rakops had no fuel, but in June they had fuel!

    Its like playing roulette!!!!

    In March it was critical for us to get fuel there as we came from Kubu. We had to go out north because of the water. We wanted to fill up in Gweta, but they had no fuel/diesel. So we pushed on to Rakops, the nearest fuel pumps!, they also had noting!. We carried on to Mopipi and filled up there and then back to Rakops to take the turn-off to CKGR. We got to CKGR at 20h00 that night and had to sleep at Matswere's campsite.

    In June we came from the south and filled up at Mopipi and stopped again at Rakops and this time they had diesel, when we did not really need to fill up. But we did!

    Price was BWP 7.21 /lt

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    Default Re: Diesel in Rakops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdie View Post
    For those who have been to the CKGR recently, was there diesel available in Rakops? I am wondering if the supply has become more reliable. Cost of the diesel?


    Hi

    Just got back. there is 50pp diesel in Rakops as of Tuesday but next option is Mopipi. Cost is around P. 7.20/Lt

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    Rakops is better than it was but still not 100% reliable.
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    We fill up at Lethlakeng and then top up at Rakops if you are coming from the Serowe side.
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    Thanks everyone! We'll keep our fingers crossed for Rakops and plan for Mopipi if necessary. James - we will be coming from Maun.

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    Default Re: Diesel in Rakops?

    Was there two weeks ago. Rakops had diesel but not petrol. Did not take note of price.

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    Default Re: Diesel in Rakops?

    We visited CKGR in the first week of September, and there was diesel available when we needed to fill up.

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    Default Re: Diesel in Rakops?

    Mopipi seems very reliable, contrary to Rakops, where you're chances are well below 50%.

    Gweta: Only passed once here in april 2016, but petrol station seemed to be closed for years, there was no diesel. Anyone has more info about this petrol station?

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    Default Re: Diesel in Rakops?

    As you say, the fuel station at Gweta has been closed for a long time. I have no idea why.

    Rakops was never 100% reliable. I would say 90% in recent years, but they seems to be slipping again.
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    We were there a few days back - disel in Racobs but no petrol. Our neighbour at Komaga had to travel to Mpipi to get.
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