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    Seems to me this thread is dead
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    The D2303 going to the D2342 and the D2342 going to Brandberg is heavily corrugated, plenty of tracks running parallel to the road. The D3707 running towards Sesfontein is still a vehicle destroyer's dream
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    New regulation in place as of 28 July 2015. Vehicles must have dimmed lights or running lights on when travelling during the day on national trunk roads.


    "(4) A person driving a motor vehicle during the day on a trunk road, main road and district road must switch on the headlamps on dimmed beam or daytime running lights as contemplated in regulation 178"


    A fine of N$ 1,000 is applicable.

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    I just received this information below:

    Road Authority is busy building cement dips on the C43 between Opuwo and Epupa Falls. They have created detours, but these are in a very bad condition and FIT guests with small vehicles (Corolla’s, Picanto’s etc) need to be urgently warned of dust holes (holes that fill with dust, and which cannot be detected easily) that will damage the vehicle’s under body – they need to take extreme care please, and also guests with larger vehicles need to be advised of the construction and that there will be delays. SUV’s and 4x4’s are safe to travel this road.
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    Anyone know of the current condition of the D3700 road?

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    Kamanjab to Palmwag? Has anyone driven this road recently? Is it OK for towing over Grootberg pass?
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    Hi,

    Can anyone please give me an update on the C13 from Vioolsdrif to Luderitz?

    Especially the section through the Richtersveld?

    I look forward to your feedback

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    Quote Originally Posted by pieter.muller View Post
    Hi,

    Can anyone please give me an update on the C13 from Vioolsdrif to Luderitz?

    Especially the section through the Richtersveld?

    I look forward to your feedback
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    Those traveling up north, lots of rivers flooding and roads closed. People have been stuck at epupa for days and also areas that the hoarosib is running have also left people currently stranded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AboutAfrica View Post
    Those traveling up north, lots of rivers flooding and roads closed. People have been stuck at epupa for days and also areas that the hoarosib is running have also left people currently stranded.
    I guess one should forget about driving through Puros canyon and khowarib schlucht in mid March?

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    We are a group of 7 in 3 vehicles travelling from Mata Mata to Sesriem around 11th April. Any warnings of the road conditions in that part of Namibia (going via Gochas, Mariental) will be much appreciated. Have they had heavy rains in those parts ?

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    What are roads like now around Puros and Sesfontein will be traveling there in mid May also any idea of road condition from Torra Bay to Swakopmund?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    What are roads like now around Puros and Sesfontein will be traveling there in mid May also any idea of road condition from Torra Bay to Swakopmund?
    Hi, just came back from my trip, not quite all the road info you are looking for though:

    Puros > Sesfontein - Can't comment
    Sesfontein > Palmwag via C43 - Gravel road in decent condition, minor corrugations here and there.
    Torra Bay > Swakopmund via C34 - Mostly good. A rough patch of bad corrugations about 30km's from Torra lasting for about 20km. Rest of the gravel was quite ok with minor corrugations here and there. Of course, once you hit the salt road it is smooth sailing again.

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    Anyone know what the condition of the C49 in Caprivi is?
    Going there at the end of the month and traveling alone.
    Will Livingstone's Camp and Rupara be accessible?
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    C49 is tarred. No problems.
    Yes, they will be accessible. There wasn't much rain.

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    Thanks Sandbug!
    I weren't sure if it was tarred or not.
    I think T4A showed it as gravel.
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    Hi Sniper - just back from there. Roads all good although, it is still slow going, as usual, between Sesfontein and Puros. The gorge is still too wet to drive safely.
    Be aware that Puros camp was pretty well wrecked when the river came through it. The camp sites are all now up and running, but all the access roads are deep washouts, with no direct access to the Reception from the river. Cross opposite the Bush Lodge and then find a way into the camp.
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    Hi all, how is the Khowarib trail, I intend to come in from the Kamanjab side? I will be driving alone as the last past of the Etosha trip. Any input will be highly appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ-Namibia View Post
    Hi all, how is the Khowarib trail, I intend to come in from the Kamanjab side? I will be driving alone as the last past of the Etosha trip. Any input will be highly appreciated!
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    As mentioned in the other thread: I recently drove half of the trail. I exited Etosha at the Galton Gate and took the "donkey" roads from the C35 (13km south of Galton Gate) leading to Kamdescha. That road requires no 4x4 but needs T4A to stay on track and is badly corrugated at some stages. From Kamdescha we went onto the Khowarib Schlucht trail. I exited after about 30km to enter Klein Serengeti and went on to join the Otjitheka Trail towards Palmwag. The river was dry and I easily drove it with my trailer in tow. As for the rest of the trail after I turned off I don't know.

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