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 Post subject: Re: Help me plan my trip to Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:33 pm 
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@Anton,


You are welcome to send me an email on what you would like to do and see and what your accommodation preference is, and then I can make a few suggestions and see if you would like it.
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 Post subject: Re: Help me plan my trip to Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Hello AntonA and welcome.

With a 6 year-old you will be limited with regard to camps. However, the camps you can stay at are well worth it.

KG will give you more details, but do try to add a family tent in Kalahari Tented camp for a couple of nights as well as a couple of nights in Nossob.

Quite sure you'll be back for more


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 Post subject: Re: Help me plan my trip to Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Thanks, I will defnitely share my plan and ideas with KG and I plan to stay in the Kalahari Tented Camp and a few nights at Nossop.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me plan my trip to Kgalagadi
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AntonA,

My son's first visit to Kgalagadi was when he was only 2,5 years old. At that time we could stay at any of the camps, but now you can only book at the main camps and Kalahari Tented camp.

The family tent at KTP is very spacious inside compare to the other wilderness camps and will be very safe for the little one.

We prefer staying at Nossob and Mata-Mata and in the winter found that Nossob is warmer than Twee riveren where the temp can drop to below zero. My observations are limited to a few camping trips, but if I must make the choice I will go for Nossob and KTC.

You can make Nossob your last camp as well instead of Twee-Rivieren. We usually get to Upington from Nossob around 12 pm, which leave you the choice to overnight maybe at Augrabies or travel a bit further to overnight at Springbok (lots of B&B in town) depending on your route.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me plan my trip to Kgalagadi - Kgalagadi in the winter?
Unread postPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Thanks Son Godin,

I wanted to end at Mata-Mata, but maybe I should take your advice and rather end our trip in Kgalagadi at Nossop and from there on my way home. 12 o'clock in Upington sounds perfect to add some kilometers before the last strech home.

Would you go back to the Kgalagadi in the winter?

1 day in TR, 2 days in KTCamp and 3 or 4 days at Nossop?

dankie!


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 Post subject: Re: Help me plan my trip to Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Howzit Anton.

I have a hilux 4x4.

It takes us about 11 hours from Pinelands to 2R, so depending on when you set off, it might not be necessary to stay outside the park.

We leave at 2h00 and make it easily to Nossob or MM by evening.

There are some less expensive chalets at Nossob, which is a great area to be in.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me plan my trip to Kgalagadi - Kgalagadi in the win
Unread postPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:14 pm 
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Yes Anton any season is great as long as you in KTP,

The summer is very hot up to 44-46 deg C, which becomes quite difficult to handle, but it seems as if my memory has lost that part when I made my booking for Dec. :

Each season is different and we try to change between winter and summer. Last year we visited early June and were disappointed that the swimming pool at TR was not available, but at least we could use the one at Mata-Mata. July is normally the coldest, but weather can change so much and even in April it was very cold this year. A cold winters morning can ensure that you will see AWC and honey badgers, while summer brings out summer birds and barking gecko's.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me plan my trip to Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:54 am 
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The winter temperatures in Nossob is not to high either. I took this photo at Nossob in August 2010 @ 7:20 in the morning. -8.5 DegC outside and -4.5 DegC in the vehicle.

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 Post subject: Entering KTP
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I just want to make sure, Twee Rivieren is still in SA and I dont need a passport to enter KTP? :redface:

Thanks :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Entering KTP
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Yep, Twee Rivieren is in the SA side of KTP - if you enter you only need your booking confirmation :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Entering KTP
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Hi harrys
As Billyf says you don't need a passport to enter twee rivieren, however if you leavevthe park and go into either Namibia or Botswana you obviously need a passport
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 Post subject: Re: Entering KTP
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Thanks guys/galls :thumbs_up: ,Let the planning begin :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Entering KTP
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harrys,

I'm sure you do have a passport though, because you need one to live on the East Rand if I remember correctly?

(Just teasing, my wife comes from Boksburg so all good things must come from there! :thumbs_up: )

One piece of serious advice that I can give you seeing that you are still planning your trip - spend ENOUGH time in KTP. Also, stay at least 2 - 3 days at a place and don't spend your nights at a different camp every day - that's just my opinion. Enjoy!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Entering KTP
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Switchback :thumbs_up:

I am planning to stay 10 days at Twee Rivieren as I am a caravaner and I dont want to arrive at Nossob with just the chassis :whistle: . I also believe to stay at one camp for a long time(3 or more days),we usully go to Kruger :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Entering KTP
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You can easily get to Nossob & back on a day trip harrys, without littering bits of caravan. :wink:

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