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    Could anyone please tell us what the travel times are between Urikaruus and Nossob, and also Nossob and Grootkolk.
    Is it possible to make Garaghab to Mata Mata in a day, and what would the travel time be please.
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    Urikaruus to Nossob - 4/5 hours
    Nossob to Grootkolk - similar

    Both of these are based on relaxed, game drive pace.

    Mata Mata to Gharagab not possible in a day, at that pace. You could probably do it if you had to but you will hate your day, and others in the park will hate you for tearing past them and ruining theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    This should help
    Thanks so much Stranger - this does certainly help.
    We do have the distances, but sometimes in reality, the travelling time is a bit more difficult to calculate.
    Thanks again!

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    Urikaruus to Nossob - 4/5 hours
    Nossob to Grootkolk - similar

    Both of these are based on relaxed, game drive pace.

    Mata Mata to Gharagab not possible in a day, at that pace. You could probably do it if you had to but you will hate your day, and others in the park will hate you for tearing past them and ruining theirs.

    Thank you Rob. It's such a pity that Bitterpan will apparently be closed for renovations when we get there!
    But perhaps we can still use the road between Nossob and Mata Mata, which goes past Bitterpan. Will see what we can sort out.
    Thanks again for your input - much appreciated.

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    Just back after two weeks in Kgalagadi.

    If you take the dune road from Urie to Nossob be aware that the top of the road on the dunes can have deep potholes.

    SANParks has marked the worst with an exclamation mark road sign but there are others unmarked.

    You will have to slow down at the top of each rise to see the road condition. In many cases you will have to switch to the other side of the road. Beware of oncoming traffic.

    Delightful scenery and we saw game at the waterholes along this route.
    In spite of the drought we had v. good game sightings and birding at Nossob. The camp hide was excellent as well as the waterholes close to camp.

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    So where is the trip report ? and pics ??
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    Still shaking off the red dust!

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    You definitely wont be able to use the road between Nossob and Mata Mata via Bitterpan open or shut ..Its a private road for residents only and if you are allowed to do it so will everyone else ..The section between Nossob and Bitterpan will really slow you down in anycase ..Dunes and ruts

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    Also ---- Bitterpan road - People we met found it difficult had to use Low Gear.

    Gharagab is closed for 2 weeks for maintenance.
    Last edited by Paul Dold; 2019/09/12 at 11:48 AM.

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