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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:53 am 
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Thanks Switchback.
Good to know it is possible.
How many hours drive?

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:05 am 
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I go via Upington and not Van Zylsrus, although that is a bit longer, it goes faster. Also, a drive through the night, so less traffic also helps.

From home to Twee Rivieren takes about 11 hours which includes a stop here and there and one fuel stop at Upington. Next time may go a bit slower with the trailer though...

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:47 pm 
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a couple more last minute questions to you helpful peeps....

1. is ice usually available at the main camps?
2. is firewood always available at the main camps?
3. is cell phone signal (MTN) reliable at Twee Rivierin?
4. is the water ok for drinking at the main camps?
5. bottled water always available in the shops?

Sorry if these questions have been asked a million times....

thanks in advance!!
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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:37 pm 
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free_spirit wrote:
a couple more last minute questions to you helpful peeps....

1. is ice usually available at the main camps?Yes
2. is firewood always available at the main camps?Yes
3. is cell phone signal (MTN) reliable at Twee Rivierin?On my cell,only 1 bar
4. is the water ok for drinking at the main camps? No,its very brak
5. bottled water always available in the shops?They have limited stock,bring u're own

Sorry if these questions have been asked a million times....,Its fine,I've done it too

thanks in advance!!
K.


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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
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1. not always... we have to wait several hours :wink:
3. cell phone signal ok at Twee Rivieren (even internet)

I always bring firewood and bottles of water... from Upington :D

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
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Thanks for the replies Anne-marie and Ototw !!

KTP Nov 11-25
:D

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have a nice travel... a lot of sightings... :D

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
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The water is ok for drinking free_spirit, but it tastes vile. It will do you no harm.

Bottled water should be available at the 3 camps with shops, but the one at 2R is more reliable, the other 2 are small.

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And its at least twice the price of buying it at your local supermarket ie its about R30 to R35 for a 5l bottle as opposed to between R15 and R18 "normally" :D

MTN signal seems more reliable at TR than Vodacom ( SO has MTN and I have Vodacom) but it can get knocked out for a couple of hours, especially when they have bad thunderstorms ....

You should be able to get ice everywhere - the big problem comes in during those school holidays when the shops at MM and Nossob only get a delivery once a week - but next week should be fine - ditto with firewood...

Have a stunning trip - enjoy every moment - we are all :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I assure you !! :D

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
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Bush Baptist wrote:
The water is ok for drinking free_spirit, but it tastes vile. It will do you no harm.Bottled water should be available at the 3 camps with shops, but the one at 2R is more reliable, the other 2 are small.


For those with sensitive stomach's ,it might !!


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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
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Hi

We will be spending a few days at Gharagab in December, and plan to spend much of the time on the deck.

Can anyone tell me if there is some type of awning on the deck or would it be advisable to take a "beach-umbrella" along?

Many thanks
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No need to take umbrella as it is covered.

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kesheshe wrote:
No need to take umbrella as it is covered.


Wonderful! Many thanks!

William


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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
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Hi everyone!

I was hoping you could give me a quick update on the condition of the road between Melkvlei and Nossob. With the fact that one can now get to Kij-Kij it becomes an option to reach Nossob from Twee Rivieren without heading over to the Auob and crossing one of the dune roads, but this section has traditionally been horribly corrugated. :doh:

Any feedback would be appreciated!
:mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
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Hi there,

Morkel 777, I have send you a PM, but for the other mites, the road has just been graded so for the next few weeks it would be fine to drive on as there is not so much traffic at the moment.

KG

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