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 Post subject: Fun Friday quick quiz!
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:49 am 
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I saw a topic about "what are the signs that you should get to KNP soon". My sign is that I start to "browse" the map book! While doing that the other day, I worked out the minimum number of km of tar one would have to travel on from Pafuri gate (SA gate, not border gate) to Croc Bridge and Malelane. ie avoiding tar as much as possible! )

So the question is : What is the minimum number of KM one would have to spend on tar to travel from North (Pafuri Gate ) to South (croc b or malelane) ?

(rules - only using roads a normal tourist can use ie no no-entry roads or roads to bushveld camps)

My answer by 5pm !

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Friday quick quiz!
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:27 pm 
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Bushguy,

On most gate/camp distance charts, I believe the distances used are the shortest distances on tar roads.

Therefore consulting my map I get:

Pafuri Gate to Croc Bridge = 415 km
Pufuri Gate to Melalane = 444km. Not sure if this is Melalane Camp or gate, so may need another 2 or so km added to that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Fun Friday quick quiz!
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:51 pm 
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Ok, Yoda maybe I wasn't clear.

I meant : How many Km would one have to spend on tar if one was trying to avoid the tar as much as possible. ie there are sections of the park where one would have to use the tar as there is no dirt road to cover that section.

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 Post subject: Re: Fun Friday quick quiz!
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:47 pm 
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bushguy wrote:
Ok, Yoda maybe I wasn't clear.

I meant : How many Km would one have to spend on tar if one was trying to avoid the tar as much as possible. ie there are sections of the park where one would have to use the tar as there is no dirt road to cover that section.

BG

Ah, ok :redface:
It did seem to be quite an easy question to me

For that I guess I would need a map and a calculator.
Map, not here with me at work. :slap:


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