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 Post subject: Re: Direct flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:19 am 
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It also could be partially due factors of aircraft size , utilisation , average occupancy .

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Butterbee wrote:
it really is an amazing experience to fly over the lowveld area!

It is, but I prefer Hoedspuit Eastgate, because the descent usually takes you right over Mariepskop and the escarpment, affording spectacular views. Depending on the runway, you then fly either over Kapama or the AFB reserve. Phalaborwa is pretty cool too, you can get great views of the big hole. Best of all is the Pafuri dirt strip. SANParks being SANparks, they have devised a nice and complicated descent procedure which takes you straight past Mabyeni mountain and then over the Limpopo floodplain with all its pans, before decending over the ridge to the strip.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza airport
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Thanks for the tips, Johan.......our daughter and SO are flying into Phala and flying out from Hoedspriut, so will tell them what to look for!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Distance from Hoedspruit to Paul Kruger gate
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Hi
Could anyone tell me driving time and distance from Hoedspruit airport(HDS) to Paul Kruger Gate please.
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 Post subject: Re: Distance from Hoedspruit to Paul Kruger gate
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:03 am 
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Honestly if I were you Id enter at orpen gate as its not far from hoedspruit and drive down to paul kruger gate from the inside of the park its alot safer, the drive between hoedspruit and paul kruger can be a bit dodgy if you dont know the area, as for distance just google 'how many km's from Hoedspruit airport to paul kruger gate at the kruger national park' it will give you the stats :)

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 Post subject: Re: Distance from Hoedspruit to Paul Kruger gate
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SL is quite right, if you have the time.............much nicer to be in the park

However if your time is limited the 50kph limit may not give you time.

If you have to travel Hoedspriut to Kruger Gate the road quality is good, but the vast area around Bushbuckridge can be difficult driving, beacuse there are often pedestrians and animals on the road, so just be careful and stick to the speed limits!!!

We drove that route last month, and it will take you about two and a half to three hours from the airport to Kruger Gate. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hoedspruit Airport
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Thanks very much for advice will certainly enter at Orpen now.


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