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    Default Road from Nossob to Mabuasehube - Pictures - A

    For those of you who are interested or may be planning to do this trip and want to know what the road is like, the attached pictures were taken on 12/13 July 2010 along the public road from Nossob via Matopi to Mabuasehube. My tips... Relax, stop along the way. Do the trip over two days. 200kms goes very fast when you are having fun! Don't worry about the dunes or sandy sections, all the dunes can be done if you keep your momentum when driving up. Definitely stay over at one of the Matopi camp sites.



    The first +-40-50kms of track from Nossob travels across the dune belts before the bushfelt starts to become thick. Lots of corrugations on the stretch from Matopi to Mabua. The trip is do-able for those wishing to tow a trailer. Tyre pressure between 1.1 and 1.3 bar for the vehicle and trailer worked well. Use 4x4 hi-range for the entire trip to preserve the road and it makes driving up the dunes easier. DANGERS -
    • vehicles coming up the other side of the dunes while you are going up your side;
    • If you have to move aside for an oncoming vehicle, watch out for burrows;
    • foreign tourists in hired 4x4 speeding at 70km/h along the track on tyres pumped up to 3-bar in 2wheel drive!;
    • not wanting to ever end your holiday and go home.
    Because of the number of pictures, I've split the pictures over two parts A and B.

    Hope this helps - Enjoy the pictures.
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    Not planning to do this route but it's always nice to see pics of the KTP Thanks for taking the time the post these!

    Any pics of animals??

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    Hi Cheeta, I purposely left the animal pics out of this as I intended this to be purely for the guys who have never driven this route. I know when we were preparing for Mabausehube, we had heard 'horror' stories of the route and the number of pictures available of the route was fairly limited. Hopefully this will go some way to helping Thanks to the missus for clicking away while I was having fun.

    I will include animal pics when she finishes the report for me to upload

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    That looks cool...
    Any idea how the wilderness trail route looks like? The one you can only travel from Mabua to Nossob if you have booked...

    Doing that route in September....tick tock cannot wait anymore.

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    Thank you vnielsen!

    @geraas: Ons is ook daar in September (18-25)? Sien jou dalk daar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vnielsen View Post
    I will include animal pics when she finishes the report for me to upload
    Cool, I will be waiting But I see you do have a Gemsbok one in part B

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    Quote Originally Posted by W3771M View Post
    @geraas: Ons is ook daar in September (18-25)? Sien jou dalk daar?
    Mmmh het jy nie dalk my booking per ongeluk in die pos gekry nie.
    Ons is by Mabua kamp #4 vanaf die 18de tot 21ste en dan gaan ons die wildernis roete aanpak oppad Kgalagadi toe vir so 10 dae.

    So ek is seker ons gaan mekaar raak loop.

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    Wow , great pics , just what I was looking for
    Thanks

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    Nice pictures, it give me a good idea of the track. We'll be there at the end of March, do you think the weather could be a problem at this time?

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    Thumbs up March 2013 trip

    We did the route from Nossob to Mabua in March 2013. Great pics ! Good memories! We had a bit of all seasons in March. From freezing nights to typical hishveld thunderstorms.
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