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Re: Shopping in Upington

Unread postby arks » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:12 pm

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Re: Petrol at Askham

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:35 pm

I always fill up there an have found them open after hours (6:00 in morning), they also sell mean braai wood (cheaper than in Park and always stock)
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Re: Petrol at Askham

Unread postby anne catherine » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:05 pm

there is also a petrol station at Molopolo lodge on the way for the park,about 60 km before the park;the lodge is on the left when you go to the park,not far from the right turn you take to go to KTP.
You can also stop there for a drink or some snacks without problem if you want :)

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Re: Petrol at Askham

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:27 pm

Tobieo wrote:I always fill up there an have found them open after hours (6:00 in morning), they also sell mean braai wood (cheaper than in Park and always stock)

How safe are you with that wood? If I look at Jannies post? I know kameeldoring is the wood of choice usually. And I do not want to get caught.
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Re: Petrol at Askham

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:43 am

I just spent 2 weeks teaching the kids that the Camelthorn is a protected species and that you need a permit to collect the wood ?
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Re: Petrol at Askham

Unread postby Scipio » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:51 am

Problems with Petrol at Askham on Sunday, only Diesel, had to drive back to Molopo Lodge to get fuel. :|

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Re: Petrol at Askham

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:54 am

Guys I really don't think the owner of the petrol station/shop would take that risk........I know him personally and can't think that he would be selling camelthorn tree wood.
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Re: Petrol at Askham

Unread postby Tobieo » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:53 pm

lion queen wrote:Guys I really don't think the owner of the petrol station/shop would take that risk........I know him personally and can't think that he would be selling camelthorn tree wood.


I don't know them personally (although have stayed in their guesthouse a few times) and agree that I don't think they will take a chance. Will ask next time :naughty:
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Re: Shopping in Upington

Unread postby Sabra » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:58 am

Hello @ all, is there any chance to get Game meat vacuum packed in Upington?
We tried ist last time by chance, but the only place with sucsess was the Menü at "Le Must" Restaurant.

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Kgalagadi Shops / Supplies

Unread postby Elmar » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:23 am

We just returned from a wonderful Kgalagadi trip. Unfortunately we found the shops in the park lacking (basic?) supplies like charcoal / briquettes and ice. Good news is that a dely / shop opened a mere 6 km from the park. They have everything - even bake fresh bread each day, have vacumed packed meat. They also have a restaurant. We won't stop in Upington again to stock up. We will go directly from Upington Airport and stock up at this place. If anybody wants their contact details, please send me a message.

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Re: Kgalagadi Shops / Supplies

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:21 am

I think could be interested everybody :hmz:
are they vacumed packed meat for "only" one people (per pack) and 4 weeks long
water for 4 weeks = about 20 bottles of 3 litres and a lot of small one :wink:

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Re: Kgalagadi Shops / Supplies

Unread postby Elmar » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:53 pm

I am sure one could contact the owner in advance of your trip to cater for your specific needs. They opened 3 months ago and I am sure he will welcome new business. Enjoy your trip!!

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Re: Kgalagadi Shops / Supplies

Unread postby NetEk » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:01 pm

I once had to drive 160km round trip to Muzina for R9 worth of fuses for the inverter so 6km is not at all a problem. It's good to know.
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Re: Kgalagadi Shops / Supplies

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:51 pm

thank you Elmar and NetEk :)
by phone for me is... a bit difficult :lol: I can't understand nothing at all :wall:
good to know, like you said :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi Shops / Supplies

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:22 pm

We were in Kgalagadi from 16 - 22 December. Never needed them. Had drinks there on our way in and found them rather expensive in comparison to the trusted Pick&Pay in Upington. :lol: And to be honest - 6km, even less if I'm not mistaken?, is only doable from Twee Rivieren. The restaurant and Take Aways at Twee Rivieren were WAY better. We got ALL our stock in Upington or the park itself when we needed it, even at Nossob.

Before I forget - we did buy something there! We kindly forgot my parents' "toeklaprooster" (what that is in English, I have no idea.) for the braai at Augrabies and couldn't find one in Upington. Bought one there and found out it was cheaper at Twee Rivieren..... :lol:
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