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 Post subject: Re: Info 4x4 and Sedans
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:02 pm 
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Just another road / 4x4 question. I hope the question has not been asked before, at least I could find it.

If the rental company sticks to the booking in seven weeks time we will be travelling a Daihatsu Terios in KTP. Will we be able to take the 4x4 track from Leeuwdril to Houmoed, and do we have to apply for a permit?

We are already looking forward to see KTP again, but a little bit of 4x4 driving would even improve the fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Info 4x4 and Sedans
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:26 pm 
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Hi Papadoc,

Yes and yes... The Terios is more than adequate, if you search a bit you will find quite a few testimonies to that on this forum. You do need a permit for Leeudril, can buy it at Twee Rivieren. Have a look at http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kgalagadi/tourism/leeudril4x4.php for more info.

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You buy the permit at reception at 2R.We did.

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 Post subject: Re: Info 4x4 and Sedans
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:31 pm 
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How steep are the dunes on the Leeudril road?


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The dunes are not that steep at all, there are about 3 dunes which might pose a challenge but momentum will get you over it.

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The Leeudril 4x4 route is not designed to challenge the vehicle, but to give an off road experience. We went in a convoy of 5 a few years ago, and one dune needed more than one run at it by non-Hiluxes.

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On the others the hiluxes were towed over? :twisted:

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My wife got it over first time :tongue:

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 Post subject: Vehicle rental suggestions?
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Hi – My wife and I will be spending 7 days at KTP. We plan to rent a 4x4 vehicle in Upington but haven’t found the right rental plan. Does anyone have suggestions for affordable and reliable vehicle rental companies? We’d like a high-clearance 4x4 vehicle, but as it’s only the two of us the vehicle need not be too large. Any suggestions? Thanks!


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Hi there, we've used ******** twice now and they are very helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: Vehicle rental suggestions?
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armst147,

Welcome to the forum, hope you will have a great time here.

I agree with icurrie, the company mentioned is well supported by guests in the park so they must do something right.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Car rentals
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Hi,
we are going to book this car for our trip in KTP in December:

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Last time we had a Toyota Hilux (not equipped, we were in chalets) and I would like to know if this car is as good as the Hilux as a 4x4. I can't find more info on the web because it doesn't have a specific name, it is called only "Nissan Single Cab".
Does anybody know it?
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Silvia


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Car rentals
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Sorry I think the link doesn't work, I try with the picture:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Car rentals
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Hi Silvia,

We just returned from Kgalagadi and I can assure you there are many of those Kea rental Nissans in Kgalagadi. Nothing wrong with those cars - they are as tough as any Toyota. In any way as long as you stay on the roads you will not have any problems. Doing well in 4x4 depends MUCH more on the driver than on the car. The 4x4 tracks are easy going in any way.

Enjoy your visit!

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Car rentals
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Thank you WeskusKlong!
the point is that the rental company didn't give me much details about the car, and since I am reading hear about "low gear" (is it correct?) 4x4, I want to be sure that this car is ok.
We will take the Botswana roads from Nossob to Bosobogolo and from Kannaguass to Kaa, so I think the car is very important (besides of the driver... :mrgreen: )


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