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    Good day.
    Did anyone do the Lebombo 4x4 route in the recent months? I'm planning on doing the route after the Lockdown ends. Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Lebombo 4x4 (Kruger Park)

    Have not done it recently, but was great experience when I did do it. Would love to do it again.

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    Still want to do it. I doubt you will get space this year still.
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    Also following with interest.
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    Default Re: Lebombo 4x4 (Kruger Park)

    Would also like to go

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    I did the Luvuvhu Trail a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Seeing this thread, I thought that would be a good idea, go do the Lebombo Trail. So I went to the Sanparks website to find out details, and after reading all about it, and confirming to myself that I should book and go, only to read right at the end that you can't go if you are over 65 years of age. What a disappointment.
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    Was supposed to start today

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    Default Re: Lebombo 4x4 (Kruger Park)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miles View Post
    I did the Luvuvhu Trail a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Seeing this thread, I thought that would be a good idea, go do the Lebombo Trail. So I went to the Sanparks website to find out details, and after reading all about it, and confirming to myself that I should book and go, only to read right at the end that you can't go if you are over 65 years of age. What a disappointment.
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    Hi,

    didn't get as far as to look at bookings, sorry.
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    Dave as far as I could establish they will let you go if you are well and have a doctor's certificate certifying as such

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    Thanks Woolf, nice to know. Will try my best to stay well until after lockdown

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    R10630 per car. With 4 people in.
    From 1 Nov2020 - R11000

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    Quote Originally Posted by renier_c View Post
    R10630 per car. With 4 people in.
    From 1 Nov2020 - R11000
    Sal jy se dis die moeite werd? Ek en my vrou wil graag gaan, maar die prys is erg op van wat dit was. Dis amper R2700 per nag vir ons twee. Is daar beter goed om te doen vir daai geld?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miles View Post
    I did the Luvuvhu Trail a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Seeing this thread, I thought that would be a good idea, go do the Lebombo Trail. So I went to the Sanparks website to find out details, and after reading all about it, and confirming to myself that I should book and go, only to read right at the end that you can't go if you are over 65 years of age. What a disappointment.
    Done both. Will go back fro the Luvuvhu! Lebombo... Rather do the Luvuvhu!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Condor View Post
    Done both. Will go back fro the Luvuvhu! Lebombo... Rather do the Luvuvhu!
    Dear The Condor

    Could you give more details on why one over the other? I'm looking to book for next year and would like to know why you prefer the one?

    Sincerely

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    Default Re: Lebombo 4x4 (Kruger Park)

    So by chance I found out that there is one spot left on trail on the 25th of October (Lebombo eco trail).

    But do I take it? Is it that nice? I mean its a lot of driving! Jnb to Crocodile. Then the 500km up to Pafuri and then all the way back to JNB....

    COST: Its almost 11k for the trail. Probably 4 tanks of fuel. Then food, and drink and conservation fees etc. So probably a 20k holiday.

    My wife would NEVER do it. So I'm on my own.

    I'm not really geared that well. I have a 4 man tent that I feel would be too much of a mission to put up and take down every day. So im considering just sleeping in the car.
    I dont have a fridge, but the new defender has a chilled compartment in the centre console that can take about 2 cokes and a pack of chops.
    How rough is the trail? How often do tyres get shredded? Im not too keen on scratching my car either....

    But the thought of lying under the stars at night and having relative solitude, in a wilderness area of the park sounds like a fantastic adventure.

    Advice please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zulu Blonde View Post
    Dear The Condor

    Could you give more details on why one over the other? I'm looking to book for next year and would like to know why you prefer the one?

    Sincerely
    1) Lebombo is the longer trail so the distances traveled every day is longer. Longer time in the car and speeds sometimes to fast...
    2) None of the Lebombo camps are close to running water.
    3) On the Lebombo you have KNP rules with dedicated camp sites.

    4) Luvuvhu is half the distance with the same number of days.
    5) 2 Nights true bush camping where the guide sees fit!
    6) At least 3 nights you camp on the river's edge.
    7) Scenery is awesome. (Lanner Gorge, World's View)
    8) The transit day between Greater Letaba and Makuya Park gives you the "Safari" ambiance.

    And the most important: Less time in the car. The guide makes you get out of your vehicle a lot more to discuss the fauna and flora. No rushing!

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