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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Shane, I got my LED "CSI" torch inlcuding UV from Hazard Bonaco in epping.


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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:53 pm 
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Hi Shane, I got mine at the AGrimark in Durbanville for R150.. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:55 pm 
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Hi Ed :)
We have been in the Dec months and Feb and although very HOT we LOVE it! Found camping to be much cooler than the chalets at Nossob and Mata Mata, however, each year it's different. Sure you'll enjoy it , no matter where/how you stay :)



Hi Ed,

We had the option of staying for 3 nights in a chalet last Dec but after 2 nights changed it to camping. Much cooler. I guess you from Vierlanden area then or new section closer to Fisante kraal. :wink: Love this area but now stuck in the old Transvaal.

I did a TR of our trip in Dec last year and should give you an idea on what to expect.

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Thanks Son godin, eish, thought the chalets will be cooler :wall: , we might just take our tent with then! :shock:

Yep, Vierlanden is my valley, just love it here!

Will check out your TR, thanks again!

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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BDM thanks, got my torch !

Does anyone have updates on the stop & go's between cape town and KTP ? Specifically the route via calvinia.

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Hi Scouter. My son and I will be in KTP from the 9th to the 18th of Dec.

9th - TR
10/11/12 - Urikaruus
13/14 - Nossob
15/16/17 - Urikaruus
18th - Upington

Hope to see you there. Look out for my silver Landy with the CNP magnets on the doors.

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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15/16/17 - Urikaruus




We'll be at Urikaruus on the same dates. :D Look out for the Terios with yellow ribbons.


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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Hi Touareg

My daughter and I will be at Urikaruus on the 11th and 12th and the 9th and 10th at TR then back at TR till the 18th :dance: :dance: Will be SO great to meet you at last - driving a white Defender with CA plates !

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Just a note to those travelling to KTP from JHB via Potch...a couple of stop-goes east of Potch. My folks just got back end of last week-these stop-goes added an hour onto their travelling time. They weren't there on the way to the park. Hopefully they won't be around too long!

To all you guys camped out at Urikaruus this month...very jealous!!! Enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Just got back from KTP, there are 18 stop/go's on calvinia road but the delays are minimal, took 14 hrs from MM to Vierlanden, durbanville


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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Hi guys,

Can someone perhaps recommend a nice spot to stay over in Upington ? Preferably somewhere with a pool to keep the kids busy.....

Any help will be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Please PM jb72 with any suggestions please mites :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Hi. How much further is the road from Cape Town to TR via Springbok. Just reading about 18 stop and go's, at 5 minutes a stop, thats another 90 minutes of waiting. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Hi Touareg

The route via Tankwa Karoo is the shortest according to my calculations. But it is a little slower because about 300km is on gravel.

Via Calvinia I was advised the route is shorter to Upington by 100km than via Springbok. Having very recently done this route (to via Tankwa and back via Calvinia) we found (as rjm says), although the endless roadworks, the wait at each one was not too bad. There is not much traffic on the road, so often we were stopped for 30 secs to check the road was clear and allowed through.

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 Post subject: Re: Driving to and from Kgalagadi:
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Thanks DinkyBird. I guess I will stick to the trusted Calvinia route.

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