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Re: Camp sites

Unread postby p@m » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:01 pm

Hello Gerhard69 and welcome too the forum.

For camps on the Botswana side, you need to get hold of the Bots Dept of Wildlife.

There is an address somewhere in here :hmz:

Try reading thru this http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=19860
so long and I'm sure we'll find their e-mail address and phone no soon ....


Edit : Ok found it

Botswana Parks & Reserves reservation office
Phone (from SA 00) 267 3180774
e-mail dwnp@gov.bw

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Re: Camp sites

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Madach has a handy site. ;)
http://www.wildlifephotography.nl/botsw ... -campsites

Parks and Reserves Reservations Offices

Reservations, up to twelve months in advance, must be made through either of the two reservations offices as follows:

Parks and Reserves Reservations Office
P O Box 20364, Boseja, Maun, Botswana
Telephone No: (267) 6861265, Fax No.: (267) 6861264
Physical location: Next to the Police Station in Maun.

Parks and Reserves Reservations Office
P O Box 131, Gaborone, Botswana
Telephone No: (267) 3180774, Fax No: (267) 3180775, Email: DWNP@gov.bw
Physical location: Kgale Millenium Park opposite Game City Mall heading South, we are in the compound with Auditor General and CID.
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Re: Camp sites

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:52 am

Gerhard69,

Welcome to the forums and hope you will have a great time here.

The two campsites Witgat and Swartbas cannot be booked separately as they form part of the Nossob 4x4 Eco Trail, you will have to book the trail to be able to overnight at these sites.
Regarding Rooiputs and Polentswa the mites have given you very useful information where to book.

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Re: Camp sites

Unread postby Gerhard69 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:18 pm

Thanks to all for info.Have made my bookings and now can not wait for my 10 days in Kgalagadi. First timer!

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Re: Camp sites

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:26 pm

Gerhard69 wrote:First timer!

Not for long.... :lol:

And we shall see you back. Time and time again. ;)
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Re: Camp sites

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:34 pm

That is so TRUE DQ, the Kgalagadi just has a way in bringing people back
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Mabuasehube - Kaa

Unread postby Jembo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:43 pm

I was recently (Mid-June) camped at Khiding Pan. Next morning we took the drive to the West past Malatso Pan to ( I hope you can pronounce it!) Magobewatihangwe Pan :roll: and shortly thereafter came across a trail, little used, signposted "Mabuasehube - Kaa". Can anyone tell me what route this trail takes? As it is fairly close, I would think it joins up with the old cut-line/now main road from Mabua to Kaa. But hopefully it is more interesting than that. The Staff at Mabua Entrance Gate were not able to throw any light on the subject, so I rely on someone out there who has been along it............

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Re: Mabuasehube - Kaa

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:15 pm

Hi Jembo, I have not been along it, but I think it is on this map :)
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Re: Mabuasehube - Kaa

Unread postby Elize de Klerk » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:48 pm

It is a wilderniss trail. You must book it by DWNP in Gaberone. You must stay one night at the pan and the next day to Nossob. It is a one way route.

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Re: Mabuasehube - Kaa

Unread postby Jembo » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:25 pm

Thanks, Dotty, and thanks Elize. But Dotty, the route I ask about would fill that blank space running north-west of Malatso to Kaa. And Elize, I am aware of the access road from Malatso to Nossob, but it is not that one of which we saw the start. Have asked Gaberone for info and hope something comes through. But thanks for the prompt response....

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Re: Mabuasehube - Kaa

Unread postby Dotty » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:01 am

Sorry it didn't help Jembo :doh:
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Re: Mabuasehube - Kaa

Unread postby Elize de Klerk » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Jembo

I speak to my son today. They were there in May. The one rangertell them this is a new road that goes directly to KAA gate, they want to make it easier for them and tourist in the future to drive from Kaa to Mabua. They also plan on campsites along the road.

(sorry my English is not good)

We will be visit Mabua in December, i will also ask as we plan to go to KAA also.

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Re: Mabuasehube - Kaa

Unread postby Jembo » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:10 pm

Don't worry, Dotty, I think the trail in question is too new to be on any map. En dankie vir die terugvoering, Elize, jou seun se inligting klink helemaal redelik. Enjoy your December trip - to my mind mid to late summer with its cloud effects and chance of rain makes the Kalahari a very exciting place to visit. Add to that all the new-born young and the summer bird visitors and the whole trip is magic. I might, just might, be there in January!

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Day trips Botswana side?

Unread postby mistral » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:46 pm

Is it possible to do day trips on the Botswana side of the park - ie not sleeping over at Rooiputs etc?

Has anyone done this and what roads are available to day visitors based at Twee Rivieren/Nossob?
Any info will be appreciated!

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Re: Day trips Botswana side?

Unread postby lion queen » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:02 pm

Hi Mistral,

At a stage you could buy a day pass at twee Rivieren to enter on the Botswana side.

Ask at the Botswana side at reception.
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