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 Post subject: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:19 am 
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Can we use Garage cards for fuel purchases in KTP?


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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:55 am 
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As far as I know only at Twee Riviere. (that's the only place I've used mine)

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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:56 pm 
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We have used our fuel card on all 4 of our trips and have filled up at Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata Mata but we always carry cash as a backup.


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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:42 pm 
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Yes, we have used South African garage card in the three main camps. However, take cash just in case - communications can be "down" at any time.

We also take 20 litres "spare" fuel in a Jerry can, as fuel deliveries can be a bit unreliable - the KTP is so far from "civilisation" (Upington) - and you don't want to get stranded for a few days.

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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Hi all

My wife and I are considering doing the Nossab 4 x 4 eco trail. has anybody done it before that can give us a few pointers.
For instance do you see lions on the trail? When you camp at night, is it in the open or is in a fenced off area?


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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:10 am 
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Hi Chappies
We did the Nossob trail a few years back. Unfortunately we did not see any cats at all, but that does not mean you won't see any! It's just the luck of the draw. The overnight areas are not fenced. It is a great trip and the guide we had was absolutely fantastic, showing us many of the smaller creatures that are so easily overlooked. Enjoy it.


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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:21 pm 
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Thanks Bushhappy

We are very excited and can't wait.
How much water did you take per day?


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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:18 pm 
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If I recall correctly, you must take all your water requirements yourself ............... drinking, cooking, washing up and enough for a few rapid showers. We generally travel with a 25 ltre container of water and depending how long we are away from any fresh water, will also take a few extra 5lt bottles.

I would suggest you consider 3ltrs per person day. If you have some extra space, put in a few 5ltr jugs as well.

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 Post subject: Re: FUEL PURCHASES IN KTP
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We saw a cheetah, honey badger and various antelope. The birding was also good.

Lions are seen sometimes, and seem to enjoy the Witgat camp area.

There are many interesting experiences and places along the route.

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