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 Post subject: Re: Powerpoints
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:00 pm 
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Goodevening to all you experienced KTP travelers.

Thank you for all your quick answers. We now can decide on buying a carcharger or extra battery. I think we w'll take the battery, since we will only stay two nights in a row without power points. We only use them for the camera's. Mobile phone and notebook is work!!! and that is just the thing you intend to forget for a whille in the parks.

Can't wait for our flight to Joburg sunday next week.

Greetings,

Peter and Monique

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 Post subject: Camping at Twee Rivieren
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We are about to head to Twee Rivieren in June but were unable to obtain a campsite with power. Does anybody know if you are able to approach other campers with electricity and share a connection? If so what length extention codes should one be looking at? SANP staff not been very helpful with replies!


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 Post subject: Re: Camping at Twee Rivieren
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:26 pm 
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Hi there, you should be able to share with somebody - take along about 30m of cable, that should be more than adequate (I always take two extension cords, one of about 10m and one of 30m). Enjoy the camping :

And remember, if you do actually get a site with electricity, you need the BLUE adaptor.

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 Post subject: Charging of batteries
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I will be heading off to KTP in a week and for the first time be spending 3 nights in KTC, Urikaruus and Kieliekrankie. In the past I have only stayed in the main camps. My question is relating to the charging of camera batteries/laptop battery etc in the Wilderness camps. Are these camps generator or solar powered. Is the power supply sufficiently stable to do the charging or do you suggest I get an inverter for the vehicle to do the charging on the go?

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 Post subject: Re: Charging of batteries
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Hi Toureg,

The wilderness camps are solar powered.

You will need an inverter to charge camera batteries.

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 Post subject: Re: Charging of batteries
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:10 am 
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I'd bring an inverter anyway, that gives you the option to charge your batteries while on the road.
You'll be using plenty of them:
- camera(s),
- headlights,
- flash,
- storage (harddisk),
you name it....

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 Post subject: Re: Charging of batteries
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Thank you. I take 100s of pics every day so need to charge daily. I made the small investment today and bought a 200W inverter. I am sure it will stand me in good stead.

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 Post subject: Re: Charging of batteries
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Hi Toureg, where did you purchase your inverter?


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 Post subject: Re: Charging of batteries
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:57 pm 
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Wildcats...purchased it from Winelands 4x4 here in Somerset West. A buddy also lent me a 400watt today which I will take along as backup. Can't afford not to be able to charge all my stuff

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 Post subject: Electricity at Kgalagadi
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As a newcomer to Kgalagadi I will be posting some questions in time to come and tap some of your knowledge.

Firstly, what is the "blue plug" referred to in the website? What type of plug is used at the electrical points - the normal 3 point plug as we know it in RSA?


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 Post subject: Re: Electricity at Kgalagadi
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Hi Eddie A very warm welcome to the forums you have come to the right place for knowledge our regulars arw fantastic at answering questions
In the mean time read here and have a look at the index you might find some answers there (there is a link in my signature)
Check here too and scroll down there is a picture of a blue plue and a description

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 Post subject: Re: Electricity at Kgalagadi
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Howzit Eddie & welcome.

The units, kitchens, ablutions etc at KTP all have standard SA plug points.

The 'blue plug' is used in the camping areas for caravan connection, if anyone is daft enough to take a caravan. You only need it if you are camping.

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:52 pm 
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Hi
First visit to the Kgalagadi - leaving on 29th Sept and total newbies! Very Excited :D
Going to Augrabies for 2 nights then to TR for 2 nights, Nossob 2 nights, Gharagab for 2 nights, Nossob 1 night, Bitterpan 1 night, Mata Mata 2 nights, Kieliekrankie 1 night and TR for last night.

Are there lanterns in the chalets at Mata Mata and Nossob - and in the wilderness camps must we take our own lights i.e. lamps for the night? :huh:

Any advice will help

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
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Hi Marianne :D A very warm elcome to the forum, follow the link in my signature and scroll down. There are some topics there that might help.. until one of the KTP regulars comes along to answer you.

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:43 pm 
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Hi Marianne,
enjoy your trip :mrgreen:
There are no paraffin lamps for the after generator hours (as far as I remember).
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