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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:08 am 
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Hi all,
I am coming to Ai Ais/Richtersveld NP and I would like to know what can be brought into the park from Namibia. We will travel from Fish River Canyon to Sendelingsdrif, and after having visited Richtersveld, we will return to Namibia, so no further border crossings...
Are firewood and charcoal allowed?
And meat, fresh fruits and eggs?
Thanks for your help.
Hanna


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:42 am 
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Morning All

We will be in KTP (Kielie, Urikarus and Grootkolk) from the 16 - 26 December 2012. We want to leave the park via Mata Mata. Does anyone know the condition of the road from Mata Mata to Keetmanshoop ?

Appreciate any feedback .............

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:23 pm 
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shane,

Road to Keetmans is a very good gravel road. Only area that could be a bit more difficult if it rains, (due to the type of soil used for the road in that area) is a piece close to the Fossile Park - a bit slippery when wet. But if driven carefully/slowly I can see no problem. If no rain - a pleasure road to drive. Remember to stop in KOES at the Moertoe Coffee Shop, very nice light meals and awesome Cheesecake, Carrot and Chocolate cake, Coffee, tea and Cuppucino's. You wouldn't believe how cheap it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:16 pm 
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Good day all togehther
What is to do when we enter in Mata Mata and leave the park in Mata Mata ten days later. Do we have to go to Twee Riveren to get the stamps in our passport before we can leave at Mata Mata?
Thanks for the information.
bigstrontium, switzerland

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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Hi bigstrontium - there is border control AT Mata Mata so they will stamp you in to SA and then out again when you leave there - no need to go to Twee Rivieren at all :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:40 pm 
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I am travelling from Namibia to the KTP in October. We are entering and leaving via mata mata. I am aware that this does not count as you are leaving Namibia. I just wonderd if anyone knew how the car rental works in that situation. Is there a border crossing fee or not? Do you need any special documents in addition to the standard car hire papers?


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 Post subject: Border crossings
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Re border crossing. Am entering SA beginning of August then going to Botswana/Namibia and entering KTP at Mata Mata later. Will my entry visa at the beginning of the trip count for re entry to SA at Mata Mata or do I have to go down to Twee R to get it stamped again. Will be leaving via Twee R at the end of the trip. thanks Pen


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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Jan-dup was referring to a very nice little coffee shop at Koes (the small little town between Mata Mata and Keetmanshoop). I simply love the very expressive Afrikaans name of it ! !

When we stopped at the hotel last year . . . for a quick coffee on the veranda . . . we were pleasantly surprised when two tame medium sized Warthog came running from the kitchen to meet us . . . being the local household pets ! !

Here Susan is feeding the one with the last of a sandwich.

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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If we want to walk to the shop in Namibia from Mata-Mata, do we need to get our passports stamped at TR?

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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Yes, and take your backpack and maybe a pack donkey. It is 141 km each way. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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Hehe. From what I understand there was a little winkel just on the other side of the border, where people were allowed to walk

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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Oh, I thought you wanted coffee (and warthog) in Koes.....

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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Hi Josh

The Sitzas farmstall is just a hundred metres or so down the road on the left ... open from 8.30 - 12.30 and then again from 3 - 4.30 ( I think ...)

Dont need your passports at all but you need to tell the lady at MM reception that you are going, then the guys on the boom at the border and then you pop into the Customs building and tell the guys behind the counter there .... and take a stroll down the road ... repeat it all on your way back so they know you havent hightailed it off into Nam ....

Its a wonderful little shop with awesome "wildsvleis" like gemsbok and springbok fillet ( R75 a kilo when we were there ..) and springbok biltong and if you are lucky and Manus has been out shooting recently, droe wors as well... LOVELY meat !!

The owners are wonderful people and there's gifts and other nice goodies too ... Well worth the walk :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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Thanks Scouter, exactly what I was looking for!
Unfortunately we won't be buying any meat there, as lovely as it sounds,
but we will definitely have a look at the other goodies there.

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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Definately worth the visit - even just to have a look-see .. enjoy :thumbs_up:

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