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Re: KTP Offline

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:22 am

Morning all,

We are luckily online again. Thanks Scouter for posting much appreciated.

We had a cloud burst yesterday afternoon measuring 52mm in about 2 hours. I drove to Samevloeiing to get some pics...

Here they are
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Re: KTP Offline

Unread postby GavinW » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:35 am

wow!
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Re: KTP Offline

Unread postby Scouter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:45 am

Any time Jannie :thumbs_up:

:big_eyes: I agree .... WOW !!! Thats going to do the earth a whole lot of good .... its incredible ....

Nice to see Stefans little face peeping out in the corner of the 3rd photo :wink:
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Re: KTP Offline

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:48 am

I had to take a few of the staff who doesn’t really get out to see so much water at Samevloeiing and I took the SO and Stefan with since he is a Kalahari Boy.
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Re: KTP Offline

Unread postby Scouter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:51 am

Hope it was some of the you-know-who's so they wont skrik when the see the ocean :lol: :lol: :lol:

If my son was growing up there I would take him everywhere I possibly could - he really is a lucky boy and you guys are so lucky to be able to bring him up in this piece of absolute paradise :mrgreen:
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Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:56 am

Unfortunately it wasn’t any of the ' you-know-who's', but they are all so excited they pitched up all for practice yesterday: whistle:
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Re: KTP Offline

Unread postby Scouter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:58 am

Me too :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :dance:
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Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:15 am

it's always a pleasure to see the sun after the rain... superb colour and fragrant :D
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Re: KTP Offline

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:00 pm

Looks like a REAL samevloeiing (confluence) :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby p@m » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:17 pm

What a lot of water :shock:

And I can't get over how green it is :shock:

Wonderful :thumbs_up:

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Rainfall

Unread postby Kallie le Roux » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:30 pm

Hi
We are planning to visit the Kgalagadi park during the end of March 2012. What can we excpect from the weather and surroundings ? How was the rainfall during the summer? Thanks a lot.





Thank you for the info. This will be my first time in a green Kgalagadi. I am counting the day`s.
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Re: Rainfall

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:58 pm

Hi Kallie and welcome!!

Have a look here, we had lots of rain!! Moose is a guide in KTP.

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Re: Rainfall

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:21 pm

Rainfall for the Twee Rivieren Section (February).

Twee Rivieren: 118mm
Kij Kij: 71.4mm
Kransbrak: 109.5mm
Auchterlonie: 141.1mm


Still waiting for the other sections to report.
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First time visitor to Kgalagadi

Unread postby neecie » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:57 pm

Will be visiting Kgalagadi for the first time in May. Staying at Nossob, Gharagab, Bitterpan and Kalahari Tent Camp. What temperatures can we expect at this time of the year? I really know very little about this part of the country and am very excited to expore and find out more. Consequently if you have any additional information, hints and tips that will assist and make our stay memorable please forward to me. From the comments on the forum we are certainly in for a very different experience! Thanks.

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Re: First time visitor to Kgalagadi

Unread postby p@m » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:15 pm

Hello neecie,

I'm sure you will love KTP -- it's very different. Your itinerary looks good too -- the Gharagab - Bitterpan leg maybe a bit long, dependingon the roads. I take it you'll be driving a 4X4 ?

The weather should be cool to cold at night and warm during the day -- but this is KTP so anything could happen :lol:

You will need to take all your food, water, etc with you too. there is a small shop at Nossob -- just make sure you have cash money in case the line is not working for cr card transactions. And you'll need cash for fuel for the same reason.

Anything else you want to know -- just ask :lol: And enjoy your trip :thumbs_up:


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