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    Default Hoedspruit to Kgalagadi - Advice please!

    Hi all - advice please! We are two seniors driving from Hoedspruit to Kgalagadi so looking for best route and best overnight stops - don't want to drive more than 6 hours a day. I had planned Hoedspruit to Centurion (stop over here) and then N14 to Kuruman (stop over Kuruman Lodge - I had heard Kuruman not good). And planning to do the R31 - is this road okay for a short wheelbase Pajero?
    Thanks in advance...
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    Default Re: Hoedspruit to Kgalagadi - Advice please!

    At Kuruman I would rather stay over at Red Sands just outside Kuruman. Centurion, maybe rather look at Magaliesburg, lots of great lodging in the area.
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    Default Re: Hoedspruit to Kgalagadi - Advice please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    At Kuruman I would rather stay over at Red Sands just outside Kuruman. Centurion, maybe rather look at Magaliesburg, lots of great lodging in the area.
    Thank you - Red Sands looks great and Magaliesburg good idea - I'll look there for accom.
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    Default Re: Hoedspruit to Kgalagadi - Advice please!

    Yes Red Sands is a good option.
    From there you can go to Kgalagadi via Vanzylsrus or via Upington.
    Via Upington is about 1 hour longer but tar all the way.
    It is tar from Kuruman to Vanzyls then gravel to Askam. The gravel road is easy for a Pajero but there is a risk of punctures on the gravel.

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    Default Re: Hoedspruit to Kgalagadi - Advice please!

    Hello,
    Long time
    We are planning to come back to SA next year ... We today have two plans:

    - JNB to Khalagadi
    - JNB to KNP/Drakensberg

    Am I right to say that it is still not safe enough if driving to Kuruman ??

    Thx

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    Default Re: Hoedspruit to Kgalagadi - Advice please!

    Hi Amanda

    Magalies is a good option for first night, then I would push through to Van Zylsrus.
    Sleep over at van Zylrus hotel, or at Kgalagadi lodge in van Zylsrus.

    But that is just me, it looks like a 7 hour drive from Magalies, and it is dependent on whether you go via Upington or van Zylsrus.

    Regards

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