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    Hi fellow overlanders. Please direct me to any thread relating to the condition of the track east from Khwai to Elephant Sands which seems to follow the provincial borders and seems to be cuttings. If there is no thread (I cannot find it) is there anyone who has done this trip and can offer some insights relating to conditions. We are planning to use this route early in Jan. Thanks
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    Can you get a screenshot and show US this route, because Im lost on this part. "follow the provincial borders and seems to be cuttings". Which direction is the route taking from Khwai?

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    If I can remember I did that trip along a cut line 15 years ago. Somehow 14 degrees 20 min S rings a bell. The road cuts through CT 3 hunting concession.
    It's a long drive through the bush not many people I know of have used it.
    I have no idea of the state of the road now if its overgrown or not.

    Remember this was 15 years ago. Ben from Elephant Sands might have more info.

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    Hi. So sorry but did not get mail notifications of any replies so assumed nobody could help. Anyway, thanks for the interest shown. I attach proposed route as requested. Seems to be along vet fence.Click image for larger version. 

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    I would speak to Mike or oom Ben at Elephant Sands. They know of that road as Mike told me about that road after we did the back to Maun via Nata trip to ESands.

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    Default Re: Khwai to Elephant Sands

    Have you travelled the route from Khwai to Elephant Sands via the cutline.

    I am wanting to do so in April and will appreciate feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quintin2812 View Post
    Have you travelled the route from Khwai to Elephant Sands via the cutline.

    I am wanting to do so in April and will appreciate feedback.
    If this route was permitted route, a lot of Tour Operators would be using it as a shortcut to Nata Sanctuary. Iím not sure if itís permitted to drive through private Concession, BUT letís get the feedback .

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    If im not mistaken in a recent youtube series by Ironman4x4 South Africa im sure they used that route or one that looks a lot like it from Elephant sands to Khwai at the start of the trip.
    They were accompanied by a tour operator but there is no mention of it being private use.

    See at about 2:20

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nzG1AUYWLg

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    Default Re: Khwai to Elephant Sands

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_B View Post
    If im not mistaken in a recent youtube series by Ironman4x4 South Africa im sure they used that route or one that looks a lot like it from Elephant sands to Khwai at the start of the trip.
    They were accompanied by a tour operator but there is no mention of it being private use.

    See at about 2:20

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nzG1AUYWLg
    And just from the beginning of the trip on the tarred road, the gentleman clearly state, they will be driving through concession area, where no one goes. I wonder if the tour operator has permission from the Concession owners to Conduct this trips. Waiting to learn tooÖ

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