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 Post subject: Re: CPT to KTP - Overnight @Springbok?
Unread postPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 4:49 pm 
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The R27 is great, and I know there are one or two nice looking camping/ caraven sites just before you meet back up with the N14. I'm sure someone who's stayed at those places will be able to advise you.


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 Post subject: Re: CPT to KTP - Overnight @Springbok?
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Last time travelling from CPT to KTP I opted to rather stay over at Augrabies. At least the next day will be a shorter drive and that allows you an early morning game drive at Augrabies. Much nicer environment.

My experiences at Springbok for overnight facilities is that they are rather expensive for the quality of accommodation offered, but I may add that I never tried any camping in and around Springbok.


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 Post subject: Re: CPT to KTP - Overnight @Springbok?
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Thanks everybody - will look around for alternative options..


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 Post subject: Re: CPT to KTP - Overnight @Springbok?
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I must agree with afri-explore. IMHO Augrabies is a much better option.

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 Post subject: Grass Seed Net-Gharagab
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Can anyone who has recently been to Gharagab please tell me if it would be wise to pack a radiator net?we will be going there in 10 days time-leaving for KTP this weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Seed Net-Gharagab
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Hi PNF I have never been to Gharhab so I can't tell but,as you know lots of members have ..So I am sure you will get an answer soon
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 Post subject: Re: Grass Seed Net-Gharagab
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Hi PNF -- have not been to Gharagab and don't know if the road is more than a double track, but, judging by the length of the grass during our March visit, I would definately pack one -- they don't take up much space Have a great trip


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 Post subject: Re: Grass Seed Net-Gharagab
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Whilst we were in the park recently a Mercedes 4x4 was flatbedded out of the park after cooking it's electronics after doing the trail and not having a radiator net, so I would invest in one and be safe rather than sorry!

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Seed Net-Gharagab
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Thanks guys the net is packed

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 Post subject: Re: Grass Seed Net-Gharagab
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was there 2 week ago....grass is very tall an seed net necessary! Wonderful pad from Unions end to Garagab! Enjyo it!


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 Post subject: Re: CPT to KTP - Overnight @Springbok?
Unread postPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 3:06 pm 
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Travelling by caravan or motorhome at a slower speed, makes Springbok a better halfway stop. According to a letter in the latest Caravan & Outdoor magazine, Springbok Caravan Park is excellent with clean, neat and well looked after ablutions under private management. The same writer recommends avoiding Clanwilliam Caravan Park as it is over priced and allows contract workers to camp.
Another stopover to consider is Die Punt Caravan Park (on a farm) 18 km from Keimoes - phone Johans Theron at (054) 463-011 or 083 410 2705.
GPS: S28.75491 E20.84593

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 Post subject: Re: CPT to KTP - Overnight @Springbok?
Unread postPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Hi NewKid,

I agree with MaaikeT that the R27 is a good alternative to the first porsion of the very busy N7.

From CT take the R27 and proceed to Veldrif. Then to Dwarskersbos, Leipoldtville, Graafwater. At Graafwater turn left onto the dirt road for a tranquil drive back to the N7 link-up at Trawal, side-stepping the detour via Clanwilliam. Garies offers a wonderful lunch-time stopover @ S30 33 31.0 E17 59 25.0 in the form of great platteland takeaways or sit-down lunches.

@ Springbok you can also camp at the Kokerboom Motel @ S29 42 49.1 E17 53 09.8 This is on private property, some 7km from Springbok. (Maybe the "safest" camping option?)

Oom Jopie owns half of Springbok, he offers overnight accommodation at a reasonable price. (Look out for all the yellow painted houses!) We stayed at his Bergmannshof - a nice self catering unit with high walls and lockable gate - just across the road from his Springbok cafe - where meals can be ordered at a steal. You can find oom Jopie in the Springbok cafe. Another camping option near Springbok is in the Goegab Nature reserve @ S29 41 04.0 E17 56 50.5.

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 Post subject: Mabuasehube to Nossob
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I have booked to stay at Mabu-pan then travel to Nossob in June 09.(sleep over at Matopi). Our friends had to cancel and i need to know if it is possiable to travel solo with a prado 4L towing a B'rakha c/van.


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 Post subject: Re: Mabuasehube to Nossob
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Hmmm ... I do not think so. I think they are pretty strict about applying the two vehicle rule.

But let those with more experience give you advice - I am going to move this post to the Arid Park forums to catch their attention.

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 Post subject: Re: Mabuasehube to Nossob
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If you have mechanical trouble or get stuck on that route , help may be days away .
I was under the impression that trailers were in any case prohibited on the route ??

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