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 Post subject: Marakele news and way to....
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:36 am 
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Hi there,

we will visit marakele in the beginning of september.
I guess best way to marakele will be via R511 Thabazimbi?
Has anyone visited marakele in the last weeks and can give some info about sightings?
Thank you very much in advance.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:58 am 
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I don't know what the road is called, but the best way from JHB/PTA is via Warmbad (Bela-Bela) to Thabazimbi.

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 Post subject: Marakele Travel
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:30 pm 
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A couple of quick questions, well three, possibly four.

Can anyone give me an estimate of the time it takes to get from Madikwe to Marakele and from Marakele to Jo'berg airport?

Also can anyone confirm that it is possible/easy to get to Tlopi Tented Camp in a normal car?

Lastly what is the situation with wild dog in the park?

Any help greatfully received

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 Post subject: maraakele
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:11 pm 
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Hallo

Marakele is about a 3 hour drive from the airport. Depending on wicth day of the week and time of the day. Meaning weekdays peak traffic between 6 and 8 in the morning and 4 to 6 in the afternoon. Then it will take you longer.

Yes you can reach tlopi tent camp with a normal sedan.

As far as I know the wild dogs have been released at Kruger due to them braking out of Marakele. The situation might have changed.

Marakele is beautiful and make sure that you visit the towers.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:23 am 
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Hi Louper!

The Wild Dogs are still in Marakele! (click to read)

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 Post subject: some questions about visiting marakele
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We are from the USA and are thinking about visiting Marakele Tlopi Tented Camp in late December. What will the weather be then and do we need to bring all of our own cooking equipment (dishes, cooking utensils, etc) and bedding? Any other information will be greatly appreciated. I have accessed the Sanparks official website for Marakele. Do we really need a 4X4 to experience and enjoy the park?


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Hi have a look here

I must go through the site and make sure it reflects this recent change.

The tented camp is lovely and well equipped as far as bedding and utensils are concerned...


sure lots of people will have lots to add! It will be HOT is december, with a chance of showers...but the tents are overlooking a dam and are equipped with fans...

Dianne

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Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:31 pm 
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Hi and welcome to forum. I agree with Diane.

Regarding your question on the 4 x 4 vehicle, no you don't need one. However ,you do need a vehicle with a high clearance a sedan or a bakkie (pick-up).

Be sure to visit the towers, you have a breath taking beautiful view from the top of the mountain.Marakele is also a malaria free area. You still need goodies put on your body to prevent the mossies from biting you. For example; Tabart.

Also have a look at the trip reports on Marakele.


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Yay! That's good news Dianne. Well done SANParks. :clap: Marakele here we come!

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 Post subject: temperature at Tlopi Camp in mid December
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Does anyone know what the temperature range will be at Marakele/Tlopi tented camp in mid December?


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 Post subject: Re: temperature at Tlopi Camp in mid December
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mlgd wrote:
Does anyone know what the temperature range will be at Marakele/Tlopi tented camp in mid December?

Nice & Hot! :wink:

Summers are hot but the area does not suffer from the stifling humidity so typical of the eastern Lowveld. The park is situated in the summer rainfall region and rainfall occurs in the form of heavy thunderstorms or soft rain.

I would expect afternoons between 30 and 40 degrees Celcius and nights around 20. 8)


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When looking at weathersa, the closest station to Marakele is Pilanesberg and as Joel said the average daily max is 31 and min 18 degrees. Nice and hot but not too bad. Just stay out of the sun and you should be ok.

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The Wild Dogs are back in the boma :cry:


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 Post subject: Rain in Marakele
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Hello All,

Does anybody know if Marakele has had any rain?

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