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    Default Best route Worcester to Kgalagadi

    Heading to Twee Rivieren for one night on 17 December before 4 nights Nossob and 4 nights Mata Mata. Was hoping to add on Polentswa and Rooiputs but Botswana says no. Previously we traveled there from Gauteng, so it's our first outing from Worcester. Do I take the direct route via Brandvlei, or is there a better route? I'll be towing an Echo Kavango with SWAMBO and two toddlers in the car. Also, where's the best place to sleep over en route to Twee Rivieren?
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    You're taking two days to get to TR. Any route and sleepover is fine, as long as you get there!
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    Default Re: Best route Worcester to Kgalagadi

    I travel via Brandvlei.
    Usually stop over in Calvinia.
    December will be extremely hot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    I travel via Brandvlei.
    Usually stop over in Calvinia.
    December will be extremely hot!
    I assume youíre coming from Cape Town and use the N7? Going via Sutherland and Williston will be shorter from Worcester, but I wonder what the road is like. Does anyone know if itís worth it to save 38km and not having to tow the Piekenierskloof pass?

    Weíve been in December. Itís hot in Worcester too, and itís the only time we can go this year.
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    Default Re: Best route Worcester to Kgalagadi

    Baas, take the tar road via VanRhynsdorp, Nieuwoudtville. You should be able to make Keimoes easily in a day, which leaves you with about 300km to Twee Rivieren and time to do last minute shopping in Upington and fill up with fuel at Askam. The fuel in the park is about R15.00 per liter (diesel)

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    I heard recently that the roads in Sutherland area were not great.
    Best ask the locals.

    R354 and R355 used to be hard on tyres. I have not driven them for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas View Post
    I assume you’re coming from Cape Town and use the N7? Going via Sutherland and Williston will be shorter from Worcester, but I wonder what the road is like. Does anyone know if it’s worth it to save 38km and not having to tow the Piekenierskloof pass?

    We’ve been in December. It’s hot in Worcester too, and it’s the only time we can go this year.
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    Seems like the route which includes the N7 is the best option. Iím planning to sleep over in Kenhardt. Further than that while towing and with two toddlers in the car will be too much. It leaves 373km for the second day. Still enough time for last minute shopping and fuel. Thanks for the tip about the diesel price. Itís usually pricey in national parks.
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    Agree with the N7 option but would try to stretch first day to Oranjerus, Kanoneiland, not that much further. Nice campsite on grass next to the river, also options of chalets and a restaurant if required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcowell View Post
    Agree with the N7 option but would try to stretch first day to Oranjerus, Kanoneiland, not that much further. Nice campsite on grass next to the river, also options of chalets and a restaurant if required.
    We stayed there when we drove to Kgalagadi from Gauteng. Itís a nice spot but too far from Worcester with two toddlers and towing at 100kph GPS speed max, but slower on average. Itís 100km further than Kenhardt (which is already going to be a long stretch).
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    Default Re: Best route Worcester to Kgalagadi

    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Robertson View Post
    Baas, take the tar road via VanRhynsdorp, Nieuwoudtville. You should be able to make Keimoes easily in a day, which leaves you with about 300km to Twee Rivieren and time to do last minute shopping in Upington and fill up with fuel at Askam. The fuel in the park is about R15.00 per liter (diesel)

    That's our route.
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