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    Default Kukonje Island

    Has anyone recently been to Kukonje Island. Am planning a trip mid April and have heard that it might be closed. If it is still open, what is the process to camp there

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    Default Re: Kukonje Island

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...46#post3492546
    Maybe read that to answer your question about process.

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    Default Re: Kukonje Island

    Quote Originally Posted by PAT n WOLF View Post
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...46#post3492546
    Maybe read that to answer your question about process.
    Did see that post thanks, thought things might have changed since it was posted in 2017. Looks like it might just be a case of "arrive there and see what gives"

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    Default Re: Kukonje Island

    we have recently been to Kukonje -October 2019
    office was not manned...looked a bit neglected
    even the loo...

    just one other camper

    Enjoy, it is still a magic place
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    Default Re: Kukonje Island

    Going in July.... hope not too cold ??

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    Default Re: Kukonje Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Mabe View Post
    we have recently been to Kukonje -October 2019
    office was not manned...looked a bit neglected
    even the loo...

    just one other camper

    Enjoy, it is still a magic place
    Thank you, looking forward to the trip

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    Default Re: Kukonje Island

    are you approaching from the south or the north ? I have heard that there are ruins like Mini Zim to the south...

    if one was coming south to Kukonje from Nata and turning in directly AFTER the vet fence towards the pans ( track parallel to fence )
    will they allow you to take meat ?? you will cross the fence to the other side again to get to the island.
    How bad is this route ( July)

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Kukonje Island

    never heard about ruins

    we approached from south going north this time as well as in 2016
    there is a checkpoint right at Kukonje turnoff

    they did not ask for anything 2016, this time it was unmanned

    going north to south might be an issue

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    Default Re: Kukonje Island

    Quote Originally Posted by mikealan View Post
    are you approaching from the south or the north ? I have heard that there are ruins like Mini Zim to the south...

    if one was coming south to Kukonje from Nata and turning in directly AFTER the vet fence towards the pans ( track parallel to fence )
    will they allow you to take meat ?? you will cross the fence to the other side again to get to the island.
    How bad is this route ( July)

    Thanks
    Hi MikeAlan, We will be coming from the North to the South, will let you have feedback after our trip

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