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 Post subject: Re: First time visitor to Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:20 pm 
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Hello neecie,

Temperatures at night will be cold and during the day they it will be mostly pleasant but be prepared for very cold at night. The Kgalagadi (KTP) is a wonderful place.

Nossob has a hide from which you will be able to watch animals coming to the waterhole to drink. Many a lion and also cheetah and brown hyena has been seen from the hide.

Gharagab has only 4 units and so a maximum of 8 people at a time. It is very relaxing and again the waterhole can attract all kinds of wonderful visitors

Bitterpan like Gharagab is only accessible to 4 x 4 vehilcles and is also very peaceful. For both Gharagab and Bitterpan you have to carry your own bottled water and firewood or charcoal.

Kalahari Tented camp is delightful and you should see many cheetah driving south from here .

Just fire away any questions and there will be many people here to help you :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: First time visitor to Kgalagadi
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Hi neecie

Have a look at our trip report from last May, it will give you a bit of an idea as to what to expect :lol:

viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=53198

See you there :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: First time visitor to Kgalagadi
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Hi Neecie and welcome!!!! We have been to KTP twice in May and the days are pleasant (we did have rain last time) and nights can be cold - especially any camps which are under canvas :) our tip is to take some hot chocolate and have it combined with Amarula while settling in to bed .... Sure keeps the cold at bat ;) like Gavin - have a look at both our KTP trip reports for a better idea - see my signature below for the trip report names.

And lastly ..... ENJOY ... It's very different and you can have quiet days with out big cat sightings but when you look back the silence of those days can often be the most special!!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: First time visitor to Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Thanks to everyone for your replies and especially for the trip reports - what wonderful pictures. I am really excited to be going to such a lovely place.
One more question - our friends have a Honda CRV and he is a bit concerned about driving in the park, especially to the tented camp. Can anyone let me know what the roads are like and whether he needs to be concerned at all? Thanks so much for all the info.


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 Post subject: Re: First time visitor to Kgalagadi
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He needn't be concerned at all :thumbs_up:

Roads vary from not bad to very corrugated and can be quite sandy in places, but he should have no problem with a Honda CRV.

Have seen folk in an Atos, a VW Polo, a Ford Focus as well as a couple of Mercedes Sports travelling from TR to Mata Mata :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Rainfall
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saw in January 2012... after a good rain... a tropical rain in the Auob river :D

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what a nice vision to see Auob river... with water :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi weather
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We'll be visiting Kgalagadi from May the 4th to the 11th. Do we pack our heavy duty clothes, or should we mix? Is there a website where we can check the average temps for May?
We've always been during August, when the minimum was -7.5 on one day, and the hottest was about 34!

Also - have you had any decent rain down there so far this season?
Can we expect thunderstorms during May?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Rainfall
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Wow! I had a look at the webcam this afternoon and was thinking how quickly it had dried up.

It looks like there was a nice bit of rain later in the afternoon. Wonderful.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Rainfall
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According to SA Weather 17 mm of rain was measured at twee Rivieren in 24 hr period ending 8am on 15 March.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Rainfall
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Looks like some rain in the area ?

www.weatherphotos.co.za/rain_wxmaps_sixdays.html

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Rainfall
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It's RAINING! Not a heavy rain, but it's been going all morning now...

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Rainfall
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http://metzone.weathersa.co.za/images/P ... th_rai.pdf

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 Post subject: KTP weather
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http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Sou ... px?month=8

If the above climate information is correct, May and August are very similar months in KTP - see graph at bottom of page. It looks like the area climbs out of June/July wintry conditions and almost makes it back to May levels in terms of temperature.

Have been looking at climate in various extreme parts of South Africa - the country is blessed with destinations for all seasons!!

Am sure if they generated a graph splitting August in two, the second half of August would be almost the same as May overall.. Sorry being geeky - not even visiting KTP in the near future, although it is on the list!

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 Post subject: Re: KTP weather
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Very geeky....but interesting :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: KTP weather
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Yeah it is interesting. August is cheaper than Easter or Christmas to fly to South Africa so it might be a future trip - could combine with Namakwaland spring flowers and drive down to Cape Town. Great three week holiday plan!! Might try that in a couple of years from now - Kruger, St Lucia and Drakensberg first though!

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