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 Post subject: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Hi Mites

Question: If you could only get 5 nights in Twee Rivieren end April 2014;
-would you take it?
-if yes, how would you spend your days with regards to drives and stops?

Thanks in advance
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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Hi Shaheen,

Take it, any thing could happen up to April 2014. There might be cancellations in one of the other camps and you could then just amend your booking.

If you do stay 5 night in TR, you could choose doing the nossob river one day and the Mata Mata side the next. One day drive the lower dune road and if you want to make it a full day's drive do the Upper dune road circle route.

Each day will have it's own surprises!!

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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:51 pm 
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I agree with lion queen - take the booking and see, over the months, what cancellations come up (they do!). Obviously, it would be better to go to more camps and be able to see more of the Park, but just to be there will be wonderful.

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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
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Most definitely Shaheen. :thumbs_up:

Over the last 2 or 3 years the 2R area has been 'hot'.

5 nights mean you have full 4 days. I would do the following, interchanging any day for another.

Firstly talk to people & find out what they have seen when & where.

1. Do the lower dune loop (2R - KK - Auch - 2R) as the gates open in the morning. Return for lunch and do the reverse direction in the afternoon. If there is time from KK, pop up to Melkvlei, that road is often productive.
2. Do a day trip to Mata Mata.
3. Do a day trip to Nossob. The bit from Melkvlei to Dikbaardskolk is not usually alive with sightings, so you might want to consider the top dune road in one direction.
4. Do a morning walk at TR possibly with the forum's KG.
5. Do a night ride there also.

Do you have space for me?

I see that LQ & Hippy agree!

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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Thanks for all the replies, really appreciate it. :thumbs_up:

Depsit paid, accomodation confirmed then :dance: :dance:

Would it be possible to drive to Nossob via the upper dune road and back via the nossob river in a day?

BB going with my SO and 3 kidos, unless you want to sleep in the car you more than welcome :D

Was in Khalagadi in 2010 for only 3 nights and have been longing to go back ever since. BTW thanks for the map book then BB, still have it close to me.


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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
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shaheen wrote:
Would it be possible to drive to Nossob via the upper dune road and back via the nossob river in a day?
We have done it. Just get out early and don't waste time at non-sightings.

shaheen wrote:
BB going with my SO and 3 kidos, unless you want to sleep in the car you more than welcome :D
Will let you know closer to the time. :wink:

shaheen wrote:
Was in Khalagadi in 2010 for only 3 nights and have been longing to back ever since. BTW thanks for the map book then BB, still have it close to me.
Glad to be of service. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:28 pm 
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We stayed at 2 Rivieren last year for 6 nights. With the option to take either the Nossob or Auyob roads or doing both with the dune roads you have great choices.2 Rivieren also has the restaurant, 24 hour electricity and cell phone reception.The best of the Kgalagadi may be further into the park...... :lol: You will howewer have a great time and with some luck awesome sightings

In any event just past Samevloeing you will lose cellphone reception and will get the true Kgalagadi wilderness feel with fewer cars the further you travel. Enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
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In any event just past Samevloeing you will lose cellphone reception and......
:dance: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
Unread postPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:27 pm 
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Just returned from an awesome trip.
Saw a brown hyaena at houmoed.
Saw lion every day. Saw a male roaring at houmed. Saw another male just north of houmed.
Lions (1 male & 3 females) that finished off a kill south of sitsas. Lioness on the rocks opposite rooibrak.
Lions at kij kij, female sitting on red dune, male walking to us and into dune, 2 cubs walking to watehole to drink and walking to dune.
Had 2 lepoard sightings north and south of monro, both of them stalking and missing, 1 stalking guinea fowls and its cover was blown by another bird that gave off warning signals, the other stalked squirrels and pounced twice but missed.
Seen PCG kill and eat a dove on 2 occassions.
Seen squirrels interact/trouble with cape cobra.
Seen suricate family south of kij kij.
Lots of eagles and raptors.
Unfortunately no cheetah sightings, spoke to other people in camp and they also said cheetahs were abit scarce around the twee rivieren area.
Now time to start planning my next trip :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
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So, were we right or what? :whistle: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
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Yip definately.
If the same situation arises again I would definately not think twice :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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I'm so glad you had a great trip!! Wonderful sightings!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kgalagadi is full of surprises!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
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 Post subject: Re: 5 nights in Twee Rivieren
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