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Unread postby Robbo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:03 pm

In my humble opinion you don't really get a good rate if you go direct to the major car renters. There are many car hire brokers around who will give you a better deal, try Google it worked for me. I am going to KTP next week and have used Nova Car Hire, the only draw back is the car is to be collected at Europecar in Upington, they do not have a depot at the airport, but no big deal I got a great rate for a Nissan X Trail 4x4.
With regards to hiring a fridge, major car renters do not offer that option, but the other companies in Upington will offer this service. I am not using a fridge, but the good old esky/Cool box/chilly bin (other names for them depending where you come from), using 1L water bottles frozen to keep things nice and cool. But it is up to personal choice and the costs.

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Unread postby Kakelou » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:49 pm

Hi Robbo,

Thanks for the adivce.
I got an offer 30% below the others
Regards, Kakelou
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Unread postby Salva » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:45 pm

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This is the best broker I could find. They work with others. I rented from Upington and Cape Town and in both cases it's a car from (edit)
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Unread postby bert » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:38 pm

Used them a few times in the past
And again this year

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Unread postby Batsman » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:32 am

I saw a lot of (edit) cars a few days ago in the park, but i don't know about their rates.

Two years ago i used Salvas suggestion but not for a 4x4.

I was told that (edit) is the biggest 4x4 rental company in South Africa.
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Unread postby Condyk » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:00 pm

*********** EDIT are cheapest and quite responsive. The 4x4's are bare so if you need a additional spare tyre, compressor, tools, fridge, etc then you will need to pick up separately. Their rates are significantly cheaper tho' that hiring local and on a longer trip you can buy stuff and still be well in pocket.
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Kgalagadi: Tyre pressure

Unread postby lirritma » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:14 pm

Perhaps a stupid question, but what tyre pressure do you use on your double cab? I always use 1.8 bar with a fully loaded vehicle (tents and all equipment for a week). I'm not towing anything.

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Unread postby madach » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:18 pm

According to the sign at Twee Rivieren petrol station your tyre pressure should be 1.6 bar.

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Kgalagadi: What car to drive?

Unread postby esmeralda » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:18 pm

Hi Everybody!
Still working on our trip to KTP this coming July. We got all the accomodation booked and we are now on to the next step: what kind of car should we hire. We have been to KTP once before and we drove a NIssan Xtrail 4x4 then, which was great. We tried to hire one for this trip aswell, but we can not find one. We will have to choose between a Xtrail two-wheel drive or a Toyota Hylux 4x4 single cab. Now we would rather like to drive a 4x4 allthough we will not be driving on the reall 4x4 tracks (we will go up to Grootkolk from NOssob and back). The reason that we are in doubt is the fact that it will be a single cab: meaning that we can not sit on the same side of the vehicle if we wanted to (we both like photografy...). What is your opinion about this decision? Thank you for any input!

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Unread postby discobob » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:30 pm

Unless you are going to Bitterpan you won't need four wheel drive, so if the 2x4 Nissan suits you better, take it.

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Unread postby matnikstym » Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:17 am

Update: I did get a quote from ******* and they seemed to be the cheapest. Thanks for suggesting them. When I got the confirmation it was through ******** in the Upington airport.
Also booked the last night in S.A. at the ******* in Upington. Any comments? Basically we chose that as the website said walking distance to restaurants.
Thanks for your help!
139 days until KTP
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Unread postby Batsman » Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:42 am

I've written you a PM matnikstym with a better suggestion.

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Unread postby tsetse vlieg » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:04 pm

I was in the KTP 2 weeks ago and 4x2 will do the trick for you

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Unread postby Chris 18 » Thu May 01, 2008 12:03 am

Hi,

Was there in March used a Nissan X Trail found it adequate for about 85% of the time. The only problems were around Nossob,
The verges south between the dune rd and camp are quite tall and when combined with tall grass found it difficult to see. Also a similar story North of Nossob. Again some area's worse than others, but overall vehicle was more than up to the task.
Rest of the park no problems.

Would be happy to get one again.

Chris

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Unread postby _Nats_ » Mon May 05, 2008 1:02 pm

We were in KTP 2 weeks ago & the 2x4 Nissan will be perfect.
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