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Re: Mata-Mata to Nossob

Unread postby billyf » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:17 pm

Droopy, coming down the auob river from Mata Mata, you will pass the Urikaruus camp turnoff, next will be a turn-off left to Grootkolk and the Nossob river valley - go straight on, and about 200 - 300 meters you will see the picnic site on your left - it is clearly visible

The Auchterlonie museum is quite a lot further south in the Auob valley. If you are staying over at Twee Rivieren it is well worth taking a trip up to the museum.
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Re: Mata-Mata to Nossob

Unread postby droopy » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:20 pm

Thanx billyf for the info, will definately go the the picnic site and museum
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Re: Road to Rietfontein

Unread postby ursa » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:46 pm

Last time we used the road from Keetmanshoop through Rietfontein and to Twee Rivieren was in 2006. The Namibian side was brilliant, except watch out for hares and foxes on the road if you're travelling at night. The SA side wasn't wonderful but that was before the new road from Molopo to Rietfontein was finished. We travelled that new road in April 2008 and it was beautiful. No problems at all with this part of the road so rest easy...

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Urikaruus to Bitterpan

Unread postby Naturesguy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:54 am

Good morning to all, When travelling from Urikaruus to Bitterpan do I have to go to Nossob first and then take the 4x4 route to Bitterpan or am I allowed to take the road from Moravet waterhole to Bitterpan? On my Veronica Roodt map it does not indicate this as a one way road.
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Re: Urikaruus to Bitterpan

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:35 pm

I am pretty sure you have to go via Nossob, but that could be quite a chore, you might have to see some lions, cheetahs and great raptors.
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Re: Urikaruus to Bitterpan

Unread postby Batsman » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:05 pm

The road from Bitterpan to Moravet is a one way exit road only for Bitterpan visitors, Naturesguy.

It's great for trips to Nossob when you stay longer at Bitterpan.

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Re: Urikaruus to Bitterpan

Unread postby Naturesguy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:18 pm

Thanks for the info. I don't mind the extra distance but have no idea how long it will take from Urikaruus to Bitterpan? I will be at bitterpan for two nights so I presume that I am able to use the shortcut should I wish?
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Re: Urikaruus to Bitterpan

Unread postby Batsman » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:49 pm

When you're at Bitterpan for two nights, you can use the very short loop at Bitterpan (appr. 15 min.) or take the Moravet exit road to Nossob. I would suggest that you stay at Bitterpan and enjoy the camp, climb the viewing tower and the game watching. When we've been there the resident brown hyena showed up while we had breakfast.

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Getting to Sendelingsdrift

Unread postby andreas » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:18 pm

Hello,

I heard that the road from Noordoewer to Sendelingsdrift (C13) is destroyed and will not be repaired soon. Could somebody please confirm this? What are our options getting to Sendelingsdrift?

We will be coming from the Hobas camp site at the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, planning on travelling on road numbers C37, C10, D316 and D207 to arrive at the junction with C13. If indeed the road further on to Sendelingsdrift is closed, we could travel via Helskloof pass (Nababiep Reserve), Eksteenfontein, Lekkersing and Kuboes. Does this make sense?

Thanks a lot for your help. Andreas

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Re: Urikaruus to Bitterpan

Unread postby Karin de Kock » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:43 pm

Hi there

According to park rules the following should be noted:

"Guests should consider staying at Nossob before their departure for Bitterpan, as it is an approximately 3 hours drive from Nossob along a one-way 4x4 route. Guests much check in to Bitterpan at Nossob. They cannot do so at Twee Rivieren or Mata-Mata. Nossob itself is at least a three-and-a-half hour drive from Twee Rivieren."
Once you are at Bitterpan, you may use the access route to Moravet and back. This route is strictly for visitors who are staying at Bitterpan.

From Urikaruus, via Dikbaardskolk to Nossob is approximately 113km and should take about 3 hours. From Nossob to Bitterpan is another 50 odd kilometres which will also take another 3 hours - It will be do-able with few stops!

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Re: Getting to Sendelingsdrift

Unread postby afri-explore » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:07 am

Andreas,
I do not know what the latest is on the roads in Namibia. I did the Helskloof pass some years ago and if they had the same sort of rain it may also be in a bad state. This pass had a few minor challenges, but the section between the pass and Helskloof and Eksteensfontein and again after that towards Sendelingsdrift had the worst corrugations I encountered so far.

You will have to mail or phone the local cummunity sites around the town of Eksteenforntein.

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Road to KTP

Unread postby Josua » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:27 am

I need to know if the road to Twee rivieren from Upington are now tarred all the way as i will be traveling with a normal caravan in September?

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Re: Road to KTP

Unread postby billyf » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:34 am

Hi Josua, welcome to the forum.

Yes, the road is now tarred all the way to Twee Rivieren.

Enjoy your trip.
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CPT to KTP - Overnight @Springbok?

Unread postby NewKid » Mon May 25, 2009 3:50 pm

Hi There

We are travelling to KTP end June and was thinking of staying over @Springbok (caravan park) on the first night. Is it "safe" and are the ablution blocks clean & acceptable? :

If not, any other suggestions??

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Re: CPT to KTP - Overnight @Springbok?

Unread postby Maaike T » Mon May 25, 2009 4:27 pm

Yes Springbok is save and the toilets and showers are clean. We were there 2x.
But coming from Cape Town you can also take the R 27 in Clan William or Vanrhynsdorp. It's a very nice road with beautiful sightings.
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