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We stayed at the camp site many years ago and drove past it again yesterday on our way back from KTP. It is right next to the road and on a dam - looks very neat and pleasant(driving past) but don't know if noise from the road would be a problem. Sorry it is just too long ago that we stayed there to comment on ablutions etc Enjoy your trip Just returned - had an amazing time. Lion everywhere!!! Beautiful and green. Not so many red dunes!! What am I doing here? Why did I come home??
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Greetings... So, my girlfriend is stuck in the UK and me in Durbs and we spend hours (while skyping) staring at the webcams and reading these forums, but only today have I taken the plunge with my first post...
On her return we're planning a trip to KTP and were thinking about doing a couple of nights in Augrabies so I have just two questions...
Bearing in mind that KTP is the greater part of our trip, how long do you think we should put aside for Augrabies? Will two nights be enough to do a few walks etc?
Secondly, reading about the Baboons, are they bad enough yet to offset the overall enjoyment of the park? Or should it just be chalked down as one of those other things we enjoy in Africa?
Two nights is the minimum if you want to do a few walks and a drive.
We have been at Augrabies in 2004, 05, 06 and 07 and only in 2004 we had the baboons close to our chalet. A group ( sitting lined up ) 5 meters in front of the chalet watching us for a couple of hours. It made us uncomfortable being watched and judged perhaps? for every move we made. So we just looked at them and vice versa. We have not seen them the other years. I wonder if we'll see them this time.
Thanks for the replies and the welcome. We're only going in July-August so hopefully he heat won't be too serious, we'll push for three nights there so we can see all around.
The baboon thing actually reminds me of a story... It's about 4th hand so please forgive me if the details are sketchy. It was a family member of my girlfriend's who were in Baviaanskloof. Apparently they've had problems with Bab's trying to break into vehicles to see if there is food inside, causing a bit of damage.
To prevent this, he tied plastic strategically around his vehicle and set off on the trail. His confidence turned to horror on his return when he found out the the bab's had discovered the snakes, and thrown rocks at them to chase them away
That's teach him to try outsmart our fellow primates
Post subject: Best time to visit Augrabies and KTP
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:01 pm
Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 3:10 pm Posts: 6
Hi, We go to KNP every year but are now planning our very first trip to Augrabies and KTP. When are the falls usually at their best, we were thinking either May or August. How long do you recommend we need to enjoy and appreciate both Augrabies and KTP. As birders we would like to also go to best bird viewing sites.
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Can anyone give me some info on the Shibula Restaurant at Augrabies. We are planning our next visit to KTP (. ... about time too!!) and will be driving up from Cape Town with an overnight stay at Augrabies. We really need to know if we can rely on the restaurant without worrying about self catering that night (we'll be db&b on the drive up so won't have much with us until we stock up meat etc at Upington)
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