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Unread postby Bertie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:56 pm

Thanks you guys. This is what i got from google earth. Is there more than one route to do and do you come back to Mvubu camp

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:09 pm

Map of Addo.

The map I posted will give you a better idea Bernie. Depending on your schedule - you need to allow about an hour from the Addo reception (Addo main camp) to Mvubu. That is going to Kirkwood and then to the gate (via the graveyard in Kirkwood) and to the camp. (Get clear instructions... we have gotten lost in Kirkwood! But then we took the gravel road to Kirkwood from Addo.)

To do the 4x4 trail, allow best part of a day - to enjoy the trail and get back from Darlington Dam along the provincial roads.

Reception at Addo is very helpful with instructions.

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Unread postby Bertie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:08 pm

Thanks DinkyBird.

How long will it take to do ADDO itself. Can it be done in one day. Also would you suggest rather to camp at Mvubu or to do the drive from ADDO.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:31 pm

Bertie, you will need at least one day to do Addo main game area and one day to do the 4x4 trail, so I suggest a night at Mvubu and a night at the main camp. All depending on your expected arrival time and then again when you'd need to leave the Park. So maybe even three nights in total.
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Unread postby Bertie » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:42 am

DinkyBird wrote:Bertie, you will need at least one day to do Addo main game area and one day to do the 4x4 trail, so I suggest a night at Mvubu and a night at the main camp. All depending on your expected arrival time and then again when you'd need to leave the Park. So maybe even three nights in total.


Thanks Dalene, I arrive on Friday the 4th leaving ADDO the 7th so i will try and do the trail the Sunday the 6th. I am really looking forward specially wanting to test my new Pajero GLX. :dance:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:20 pm

Have a great time! And a safe trip. I will be in Addo that weekend too actually - so will keep an eye out for you! We are in a white Land Cruiser C70.
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Unread postby Bertie » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:28 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Have a great time! And a safe trip. I will be in Addo that weekend too actually - so will keep an eye out for you! We are in a white Land Cruiser C70.


Sorry I missed your message. Addo was great, a pitty we did not see the lions though :( I will definatly make a plan to go again soon. I was driving the CW white Pajero and was camping with an off road caravan. Perhaps you saw me. How ever, did you manage to see the lions ?

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:42 pm

Good to hear you will visit Addo again! Each time I go there, I fall more and more in love with the Park.

I was working with the HRs most of the weekend so did not get to visit the camping area :( Next time for sure!

And we did not get to see the lions either. But I was at the gate to the main game area late Saturday and a lady returning showed us super pics of lions she had just taken near the bottom gate. Bertie - you will just have to go again to see the lions :D
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Re: Addo Mvubu

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Sun May 31, 2009 9:17 pm

Welcome to the Forums andywassung, seems Mvubu Campsite is only accessible by high clearance vehicles. Have also a read here.

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Re: Addo Mvubu

Unread postby J.J. » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:11 pm

I love to camp at Mvubo. It's very quiet and peaceful there. To drive all the roads a 4x4 vehicle is needed. You need at least a high clearance vehicle to get there.

I'm looking forward to my next stay there on the 14, 15 and 16th of this month.
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Re: Addo: Mvubu campsite

Unread postby BDM CAPE TOWN » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:39 am

Hi All

We hope to book to camp at Mvubu next year.
Anyone been there recently and have updated info or photo's?

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Re: Addo: Mvubu campsite

Unread postby J.J. » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:09 am

Here are a few pic's of the campsite, the roads and scenery at the Kabouga section of Addo N.P.

This is a very nice place if you need a rest away from everything.

You can see the shower "building" on the background.

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Unread postby BDM CAPE TOWN » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:59 pm

Cool photo's, thank you J.J.
Am now really looking forward to it.
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Unread postby saraf » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:45 pm

Oh boy, looks fantastic. Love the view.
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Addo N.P. Camping at Mvubo.

Unread postby J.J. » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:57 am

For me Mvubo is one of the best campsites in the Eastern Cape. Where else can you camp without fences and with lots of wild animals around you...and most of the time there won't be other campers.

However...there is one thing to remember...never ever think that the green wire behind the toilet door is there to hook the door close, because that might be the tail of a young green tree snake. And be certain, the snake wont like it at all. It will pull his tail away and then your wife will see it for the first time. Expect pandemonium and words never heard before and much more !!!

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Other wise the camping was perfect...as always.

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Saturday morning....very cold.

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The animals and scenery...always a treat.

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