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 Post subject: Roads at Nossob
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:03 pm 
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I have read on the Nossob site "Internal roads not suitable for sedan vehicles" How bad is the roads at Nossob? and will a soft roader awd be ok?


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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Hi pwven,have just returned today from ktp :cry: :cry: and we saw some ordinary saloon cars in the area so you should have no problems,just take it slowly and watch out for the deeper sand patches.

Take care wherever you are.

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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:06 am 
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Peregrine Falcon wrote:
Hi pwven,have just returned today from ktp :cry: :cry: and we saw some ordinary saloon cars in the area so you should have no problems,just take it slowly and watch out for the deeper sand patches.

Take care wherever you are.

PF.


Thanks for the feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Pwen

Yep, just returned today from KTP. I really didn't see any major issues with the roads. Infant saw some rather small sedans using the road to Nossob quite comfortably. In fact all the way to Unions end was good.

Enjoy.


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Great news! Here's to hoping it stays that way. Leaving on Friday :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Softroader is perfect... I assume its and SUV so even better (higher sitting position will give better views over the burm on either side of the road). I did KTP in a Nissan X Trail a few times. It was great and worked well as a softroader SUV


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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
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Just spent 11 days in KTP and the roads were in the best condition that I have ever experienced. :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
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Great news!


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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
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Hi, we are going to KTP in September for the first time and I was wondering if we need a 4x4? We will be staying in Nossob, Mata Mata, TR, Kalahari Tented camp and Bitterpan. What car would you recommend?
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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
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Pretty sure the track to Bitterpan is 4x4 only.

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Yes track to Bitterpan is 4x4 only - lots of deep sand and sand dunes. We did it mostly in high range 4x4 but I did go into low range 4x4 on one dune.

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Hi MiaMouse,

A warm welcome to the forums! :gflower:

As the rest have told you, you'll need a 4X4. Whether a Bakkie or a SUV depends on your needs.

Enjoy the trip, it's a magical place!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
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With all the recent rains in the park can you still drive to Nossob and Mata Mata in a sedan?


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 Post subject: Re: Roads at Nossob
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When we were there weekend 15th&16th March sedans couldn't drive from Nossob to Marta Marta, in fact we met 3 ladies who had to leave the park and spend the night at Kalahari Lodge as they couldn't get across the dunes and Twee Rivieren was full.


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