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    Good Day guys

    I have never been but would like some advise!

    Is it possible to travel from the following within a day mabuashube to Nossop ?

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    I have read about sand Dunes to Nossop camp but not sure if its on the red or yellow marked road ! Please advise!
    Maybe if you guys have some advise on what route to take from Mabuashube to Namibia not fully rigged on vehicle it is 4x4 though and fenced campsites?

    Thank you kindly
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    Are you going to camp in Mabua?

    The bottom red route can be done in a day if you stay over in Mabua the night before, but be warned the track is very bad and it a long day driving. Both routes have dunes, but the comments you read probably refers to the red route.

    The yellow route has a compulsory campsite and must be booked because it classifies as an eco route. IIRC it cannot be done solo either.

    Is your main destination Namibia? Where are you coming from before Mabua?
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    I drove from Nossob to Ukwi via Kaa in one day easily.

    On the that trail close to Nossob are a few dunes, no issue, one vehicle had a trailer, and also had no issues. Just check tyre pressures.
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    Default Re: Kgalagadi Advise Please

    Hi

    Thank You for the replies My destination is namibia,I just thought it might be interesting going through Kgalagadi but I have zero experience
    I will also be travelling solo thus I am a little skeptical and do appreciate any advise given i will be coming from Mabua side yes

    Thank You
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    But why approach from Mabua side?

    It is massive detour unless you are coming from a destination in Botswana. Then it still not such a great idea because you will need to secure bookings in Mabua as well as Nossob.

    Why not rather just enter via Twee Rivieren, spend at least the 2 compulsory days in the park and then enter Namibia via Mata-Mata.

    For when are you planning this? Because Mabua books out quickly.
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    The yellow route = no.
    Bottom route = yes.
    There may be a single vehicle restriction.
    Both routes are more "4x4" than those on RSA side.
    We enjoyed it but be careful if you take the bottom route as you will get oncoming traffic that's not always visible because of all the dunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    But why approach from Mabua side?

    It is massive detour unless you are coming from a destination in Botswana. Then it still not such a great idea because you will need to secure bookings in Mabua as well as Nossob.

    Why not rather just enter via Twee Rivieren, spend at least the 2 compulsory days in the park and then enter Namibia via Mata-Mata.

    For when are you planning this? Because Mabua books out quickly.

    Good Day thank you for your reply

    I am planning for December but I have taken some replies as well as yours in consideration and will rather just plan another trip to kgalagadi maybe next year!

    Thank You for explaining

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    Default Re: Kgalagadi Advise Please

    Quote Originally Posted by reebok View Post
    The yellow route = no.
    Bottom route = yes.
    There may be a single vehicle restriction.
    Both routes are more "4x4" than those on RSA side.
    We enjoyed it but be careful if you take the bottom route as you will get oncoming traffic that's not always visible because of all the dunes.
    Thank You

    I will definitely keep that in mind planning the trip

    Appreciated

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