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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:26 pm

Hi jelico, see here:- Media Release: New accommodation bookings terms and conditions for 2013

That said, this has helped us enormously in the past when we only booked last minute to get the accommodation we wanted as and when it became free at this 30 day date.

It is now 60 days, not 30, (for any bookings made from Jan 2013) - just for the future for you to keep in mind.
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby charbel » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:06 am

Dear forumites,

I will be in Kgalagadi with a friend from June 1st to June 13th. We booked two sunset drives in the following camps and dates:
Kalahari Tented Camp - June 4th
Nossob - June 7th

We are interested in turning one of them into a midnight drive, but for this more people would have to join us. Is there any forumite who will be at Kgalagadi at the same dates and would be interested in joining a midnight drive?

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1 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
2 June 2013 - Kieliekrankie
3-4 June 2013 - Kalahari Tented Camp
5 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
6-8 June 2013 - Nossob
9 June 2013 - Gharagab
10 June 2013 - Grootkolk
11 June 2013 - Nossob
12 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby stelliegp123 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:51 am

Good morning all!

I know these questions have probably been asked hundreds of times, but I need assistance please.

We are looking to visit the KTP soon, but I would like to know when is the best time to visit between June and August? We are trying to avoid rain as we will be camping with a offroad trailer.

Planning as follow:

Twee Rivieren - 2 days in the area
Nossob - 2 days in the area (is the drive possible in one day from Twee Rivieren??)
Polentswa
Kaa
Gnus Gnus via Swartpan
Lang Rambuka
Nossob
Monamodi
Rooiputs via Mata Mata

Any alternative suggestions would be highly appreciated.

We are planning for about 10 days....

Then another question, how do one go about booking camp sites in the Botswana side?
Does most of the camps have ablution and Electricity?
Fresh water?

Sorry about all the questions!

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby charbel » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:16 pm

Dear forumites,
I am going to KTP next june and will stay three nights in Nossob. My plan is to go to hide during the day but also every night while there. Initially, the idea was to stay in the hide until after 9:30Pm, when the lights are out. However, after seeing some pictures in one TR showing lions below the hide during the day, I started to think if it would be safe to come back from the hide in the dark night, only with our spotlight. Any advices or comments on that?

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2 June 2013 - Kieliekrankie
3-4 June 2013 - Kalahari Tented Camp
5 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
6-8 June 2013 - Nossob
9 June 2013 - Gharagab
10 June 2013 - Grootkolk
11 June 2013 - Nossob
12 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:47 pm

Your biggest worry at night charbel is not standing on a scorpion.

The lions are outside the camp and the hide walkway is secure.
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby charbel » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:55 am

Thank you for the answer, Bush Baptist. Nice to know it!

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby jan.dup » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:30 pm

stelliegp123 - see feedback below

I PERSONALLY WOULD PREFER AUGUST - LESS BUSY AND A LITTLE BIT WARMER

Twee Rivieren - 2 days in the area
Nossob - 2 days in the area (is the drive possible in one day from Twee Rivieren??) YES ITS POSSIBLE
Polentswa, Kaa, Gnus Gnus, Lang Rambuka, Monamodi, Rooiputs - NO ABLUTION AND ELECTRICITY - SOME WITH LONGDROP AND SHOWER CUBICLE - BRING OWN SHOWER - PORTAPOTTY RECOMMENDED - MUST BE TOTALLY SELF SUFFICIENT - WATER, FOOD ETC
Kaa
Gnus Gnus via Swartpan
Lang Rambuka
Nossob
Monamodi
Rooiputs via Mata Mata

Then another question, how do one go about booking camp sites in the Botswana side?
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby Dotty » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:52 pm

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby Fynbos » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:24 pm

Hi

We are planning a visit to Kgalagadi for the first time in Sept 2014. We do camping in ground tents. We are going to enter the park at 2 rivieren, do Mata Mata en Nossop. In which sequence can we do the 3 camps? Say your last camp is Nossop, can you drive from there in one day to leave the park again at 2 Rivieren? I have a look at the map, but am still not sure how to plan or plot our visit. Help please!

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:30 pm

Hi Fynbos.....It is very possible to drive from Nossob to TR and leave the park before gate closing time.

It depends on how long will your stay be and from where will you be driving to the park ( in other words how long will your first day be).
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby Div » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:40 pm

Hi Fynbos

Try and stay at TR at the beginning of your trip and at the end of your trip. It makes the travelling to and from the Kgalagadi easier.

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby Fynbos » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:05 pm

Hi, We are from Paarl and will sleep over as near as possible before entering the park. We have think of Augrabies or closer. How far is Nossop from TR?

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:52 am

Fynbos, Nossob to TR is +- 160 km.........at 30 km/h an 5 hour drive, plus two stops at the picnic sites should give you an 6 hour drive.......... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby Fynbos » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:57 am

Thanks for all the info guys! Now to plan the visit to the park!

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:15 pm

From Paarl :thumbs_up:

We leave CT at about 2h00 and get to 2R by about 14h00, and are in time for a good afternoon drive.

We also camp sometimes. I see you are not going in te rainy season, but just in case, I would advise you to pick a spot on higher ground otherwise your blow up beds might float.....

It depends where you want to sleep in Nam after exiting the park. If it is far, I would recommend that you stay at MM on the last night.

Don't forget to complete the cross-border formalitles at 2R.
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