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 Post subject: things not allowed when crossing into NAM
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:10 pm 
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Hi there,

just a quick follow-up question on the topic of things not allowed to bring into Namibia. Apart from arms (I'd like to see the animal and not shoot at them ...) and wood - is there anything else you are not allowed to take? Like meat, milk, vegetables or other food stuff?

Thanks a lot!

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luti


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 Post subject: Day trip into Namibia
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:17 pm 
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I'm staying in the park for 9 nights in September, and that includes 2 nights at Mata Mata. Can you tell me if the big sand dunes that Namibia is famous for, are in easy reach for a day trip from Mata Mata.

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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
You mean Sossusvlei?

In a straight line that's about 500 kilometers, and no road in a straight line, not by far!

I guess you'll have to plan a second vacation...

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 Post subject: Re: Day trip into Namibia
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:02 pm 
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By plane it is no problem, if you could get one fron Mata Mata. The other dunes are near Walvis Bay, which is even further away unfortunately.

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Here's one for the Guru.
Some friends went to KTP on the long weekend in April/May. They stayed 3 nights in KTC, but for their last 2 nights the park was fully booked so they had to stay outside near Mata Mata and be day visitors.
They were not permitted to drive through the park to get out and had to go the long route via Nam and enter SA at Vioolsdrift.
The only place they visited was KTP, and I thought it was a bit mean not to let then exit at 2R, seeing as they had stayed in the park and could not get digs there for the last 2 nights.
Could the Guru comment please.

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:32 pm 
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Hi To all

After reading the last days comments and request I have one of my own. I will be travelling from Windhoek and was thinking of using Mata Mata to get to Rooiputs. Will this be possible? We will be staying 4 nights within the park but on the Botswana side.

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Gus

Yes, to my knowledge, it will be possible. As long as you stay at least 2 nights inside the Park. The Park is the greater KTP, that includes the Botswana section.

To be 100% sure, phone immigrations at TR in the KTP to confirm.


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:03 pm 
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Gus,

Last month we were a few nights in KTP. We entered from Botswana, stayed a couple of nights at the Botswana side and a few nights at Southe African campsites. Then we left the park at Mata Mata to go to Etosha. As far as customs is concerned, we were not in South Africa (we checked at Twee Rivieren). We used the border post for Botswana at Two Rivers and the border post at Mata Mata for Namibia.

I guess for you trip it is important what your doing after your stay at the KTP. Wil you go into South Africa or Botswana or will you go back to Namibia?

If you go back to Namibia you can arrange customs at Two Rivers or at Twee Rivieren. While staying in the park you can still use campsites in both countries.
If you'll continue you trip into South Africa, go to customs at Twee Rivieren. If you'll go to Botswana it's best to go to Two Rivers.

There is no South African border post at Mata Mata, only a Namibian one.

I hope you have a nice trip...

Yvonne


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:25 am 
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thanks for this important info
we will visit khlagadi in july 2009
we will enter at twee rivieren and leave at mata-mata

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schliek
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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
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the immigration office, is it open on sunday?
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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:24 am 
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Does anyone have any idea about how long it would take to drive from Windhoek to Mata Mata border?

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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:19 am 
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Dear Lisa,

Last october, we left Mata Mata around 8.00 (border didn't open sooner) and we were in Windhoek around 16.00. So, I think you should count for 8 hours.
Have fun!

Greetings, Yvonne


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:29 am 
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Schliek,

If you enter at Twee Rivieren and leave at Mata Mata, you'll take care of the South African customs at Twee Rivieren and the Namibian customs at Mata Mata.

If you haven't been to customs at Twee Rivieren, they will send you back at Mata Mata. It's no problem if you have your passport stamped at Twee Rivieren on an earlier day than the day you are leaving Kgalagadi. perhaps you'll stay one or more nights at Mata Mata?

I think the customs will be open at Sunday but I'm not completely sure. So if you are there earlier, go check!

Have fun!

Yvonne


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:44 pm 
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I will travel to KTP at the end of May from Namibia.

Does anyone know how good is the C15 road that connects the C20, just after Mariental to Mata Mata for about 300 km?

That is the shortest route from Windhoek avoiding the longest and fastest B1 from WINDHOEK.

Thank you,

Carlos


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 Post subject: Re: Namibian Border Crossing
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:43 pm 
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Caro Carlos,
Sem problema algum, as estradas da Namibia são óptimas. Fiz essas estradas em Jan/Fev deste ano na minha 1ª de outras viagens ao KTP.
Espero que a sua viagem seja um sucesso, tal como a minha foi.
Ao seu dispor para qualquer informação que necessite.


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