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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby expat » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:11 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Have to stay away from this topic for a while - still SIX MONTHS to go :big_eyes:
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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby ctv4 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:02 pm

Tomorrow is FORTY DAYS for us!! WOW!! EXCITEMENT!!


But still soooo much to do, to fit, to fix, to sort, to .....!

And time is waiting for no one!
13th Trip to KTP - Dec '12 / Jan '13

FIRST TRIP TO KTP WAS IN JUNE/JULY 1996!

http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=61629

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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby expat » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:16 pm

159 days to go - and I can hardly wait! Everything sounds so good at the moment, with wonderful sightings. :mrgreen: Trying to learn my raptors now :think: and looking at old photies - which doesn't help the longing to be back! Have pity on me, everyone, and post lots of pictures for me to drool over! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby Blackbear » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:18 am

Nine long months to go!!.... but looking on the bright side....it is less than a year... :D
A bit of a weird intinerary but it was the best that I could do with the availability and the intention was to try and experience as much of KTP as possible.

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KTP Sept 8 to Sept 17, 2013

TR Sept 8
Nossob Sept 9-10
KTC Sept 11-13
KK Sept 14
Gharagab Sept 15-16
Nossob Sept 17

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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby Joubie » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:26 am

Back from the most amazing but very eventful trip in KTP. On our first evening drive from Urikaruus our Isuzu's main leaf spring broke in the Dertiende Boorgat loop (the corrugations in the loops were the worst that we have ever experienced in all our visits), so we limped back to the camp thinking that our trip had come to an abrupt end.
Eric, who was on duty at Urikaruus was amazing, he radioed Twee Rivieren because he knew a truck goes to Upington every Wednesday and got maintenance to order a new leaf spring for us and he also managed to change our second nights accommodation to Twee Rivieren. What a STAR!
The following day we drove slowly towards Twee Rivieren but only made it to Kamqua picnic spot where we realized that we could not drive any further because it would have caused even more damage to the Isuzu. The visitors in KTP are amazing, special people. We were towed back to Twee Rivieren by two good Samaritans who were enjoying their milo at the picnic spot.
Maintenance department's service and willingness to help was absolutely amazing and by 8.30 the following morning we were on the road again to spend our final two night at Rooiputs.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED US. :clap: :clap:
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SO enjoying the view from site 4.
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We were treated to an awesome sighting when we reached Kij Kij on our last morning. These two male lions came out of the dunes and chased two other groups of 3 lions around the area. The noise was deafening and the action was intense to witness and we were the only people there.
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The big male lion running towards us. He was magnificent!

BUSY PLANNING THE NEXT TRIP!
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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby wildcatzoo » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:09 pm

Our countdown is 10 months! Currently holding:

Oct 27 TR
Oct 28 Urikaruus
Oct 29-30 Kalahari Tented Camp
Oct 31 Nossob
Nov 1 Grootkolk
Nov 2-3 Mata Mata riverview chalet
Nov 4 TR

Then 5 nights off then 16 nights in Kruger!

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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:33 am

Tomorrow its 2 months to go :dance: :dance: :dance:

I don't see any other Mites in the "when will I see a yellow ribbon" thread :( :( :cry: :cry:

But I know there will be plenty :dance: :dance:

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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby expat » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:58 pm

119 sleeps still to go -

8th May - TR
9th - Nossob
10th/11th - Gharagab
12th - Nossob
13th - Bitterpan
14th Mata-Mata
15th - TR

Time passes so slowly! Can't wait! But when I am there, the days go by too fast!!
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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:16 pm

2 Months today :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby barryels » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:48 am

Another 51 days and ticking :whistle: .
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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby forestgump » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:03 am

Barry you were just there, now going back again ?
Lucky you live in Pretoria and can just pop in !
No to speeding in Sanparks.

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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby sternschnubi » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:04 pm

Hello to all! This is my first post, so i want to introduce me and my husband. We are a couple from Germany and are interested in travelling, nature and animals. Last year we had our first stay in KTP. This was so amazing for us...so we come back in 40 days. Moreover we are glad to find this forum. Such a lot of information, nice and helpful members and stunning pics. Now i am a junkie of this forum! Glad to be here with all of you and see you soon in KTP. And sorry, my english is not so well ;-). Regards from cold germany (now with some snow)
Tanja and Uwe

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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:45 pm

Welcome to the forum Tanja and Uwe :D

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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:00 pm

barryels wrote:Another 51 days and ticking :whistle: .


:hmz: :mrgreen: Do you think it's fair :lol: :lol:
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Re: Countdown to KTP !!!!!

Unread postby judik » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:10 pm

42 days
But who's counting :dance:
5/8 Satara
5/9 Skukuza
5/10 Biyamiti
5/11 Biyamiti
5/12 Lower Sabie
5/13 Biyamiti
5/18-5/21 Mpila Camp


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