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Hi jvrf, welcome to the forum.
The roads inside the park are all dirt, but a sedan is fine.
I would consider the 6km moon rock trail, which is very pleasant. Just make sure you go at the cooler (ha ha) times of the day, taking enough liquid, sunscreen and hats.
Take your bird book also.

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I was born and raised in Kimberley. At least I have a pretty good idea of the heat out in that parts of the country. Bush Baptist, you are talking about the moon rock trail. Is this a guided trail or can one wander through it on your own? (Like the Dassie trail)


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Moon rock is an unguided trail, with markers along it to show you the way so you don't wander off it!

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Does this trail also start at the rest camp then? Or where do I have to go to take this trail?


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AFAIR, the trail starts and ends at the restcamp.

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Hi all! We've been very busy here this past month with our Kids In Parks programme which did not allow me to spend much time in the office. I'm back now however, so everything is going to be ok

In reply to your question jvrf, the roads are indeed fine to drive on with a regular car although we do recommend a 4x4 if you want to do the entire loop (94km) simply because it will be a more comfortable experience. All the major viewpoints are easily accessible with any car.

There are two trails in the park, the Dassie (5km) and the Klipspringer (40km, 3 days). In summer visitors are only allowed to walk the Dassie trail due the heat. Leaving early in the morning will probably be the most rewarding, not only considering the temperature but also because much wildlife will be drawn to the area around the trail since it has the most water and shade. Keep an eye out for the cape clawless otters! Ask at reception for a detailed brochure outlining some interesting sites along the trail.

Moonrock can be climbed when you are walking the Dassie Trail (you pass along its base) but there is no seperate Moonrock trail. You will have to continue on the Dassie Trail after visiting the summit.

As christo mentioned running shoes or light hiking shoes are your best option considering the weather and the level of the trail. (I've walked part of it in my flipflops but I don't recommend it.

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Thanks for the precise correction Rudolf. We must have done the Dassie trail incorporating Moonrock!

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The camp map on the website is not all that clear for me to see the nrs and the explanation of the chalets double or single beds. Does anyone have a link or can place a map where I actually can read the nrs
I'm specific looking for the nrs of the chalets on the left hand while standing in front of reception
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Hi Jonkers,

here's a higher res map of the rest camp you're looking for:
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I still had to cut it down a bit so it's not as clear as it could be. The chalets to the left of reception (when looking at the map) are numbers 18-33. We have chalets with 2 single beds; 2 single beds with view; double bed with view; 2 bedrooms/4 single beds; 3 single beds; and chalets with 3 single beds adapted for people with disabilities. (that is also the order they appear in the accomodation key on the map)

If the map still is not clear enough you can PM me your e-mail and I'll send a larger scan this weekend.

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Thanks Rudolph
I'm looking for the chalets single beds with view and this map shows them better.
Now it's a matter of negotiating to get extra days so we can spend some nights after KTP visit in June.


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 Post subject: Whats happened to the Family Chalets (FA4)?
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Whats happened to the Family Chalets (FA4) - they are no longer showing on the availability pages . . .


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Hi there,

the planning started already....

What is the difference in the accommodation CH2/4VD and CH2/4V???

Would be glad if someone can help here.


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Glad to see you're already planning, Pumbaa I think the "D" means that those units have a double bed, instead of the usual two single beds.


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Hi Arks,

Yes we could not hesitate.....Timon and I have just read through all those fantastic KTP reports and are a bit concerned as some camps do only have 4 units....

Regarding Augrabies this was also what I supposed - nevertheless Arks thanks :dance: a lot and I guess more questions to come...


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Maybe someone can help

For February 2009 all bungalows are already fully booked for the whole month at Augrabies which is more than unlikely - any specific reason for that???

Thanks for your help.


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