Hi all, have just returned from Kgalagadi (May 2014) which included the Bitterpan trail and 2 nights stopover at Bitterpan camp. We had some advice from Brent Whittington the section ranger at Nossob which helped us enormously. When you approach a dune slow down and get into 1st gear and take it slowly. As a result it was very comfortable and we managed the trail easily in our 1997 Prado. The camp is very attractive and overlooks a dry pan. It was pretty cold at night though. Some lone gemsbok and a small herd of 7 visited the pan and a group of 3 hyena drank at the waterhole one night. A resident jackal also visited the huts of an evening. We found the second part of the trail from Bitterpan to Craig Lockhart to be more challenging but also more beautiful. Regarding animals we saw single and small herd of gemsbok regularly on the trail as well as ostriches. Also a family of bat eared foxes headed off over the dunesas we approached. We saw a herd of hartebees at the first waterhole but the second waterhole was closed. The trail and camp is highly recommended and you should have no difficulty. Enjoy, Denis and Pam
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:16 pm Posts: 97 Location: England, previously Rietvlei, Natal - hankering to be back in KTP
We have travelled to Bitterpan twice in a Nissan X-Trail 4x4 and had no problems at all. Being female, I am not sure if it had low range or not! But we had a wonderful time there and saw two honey badgers, a rarity indeed! We also experienced a sand-storm one evening and the sky turned bright orange! Go, if you possibly can - it's a great experience.
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