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Re: Kgalagadi: Nossob 4 x 4 Eco Trail

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:00 pm

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Re: Kgalagadi: Nossob 4 x 4 Eco Trail

Unread postby Papadoc » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:15 pm

Dear all,

I am new on this part of the forum, and I wanted to see whether someone has experience or advise:

we are in our early 60'ies but still looking for new adventures! After having visited Kgalagadi twice we strongly consider to participate in the Nossob 4x4 Eco trail to get the ultimate Kgalagadi feeling.

But..... we (in particular my wife) do not look forward camping in a tent somewhere in the wild in an unfenced camp. We came across some rental companies (we are Europeans) that rent out small campers based upon a Nissan Patrol Single Cap chassis, a Nissan NP300 chassis or even one based upon a Toyota Hilux.

Has someone experience with driving such a car on the trail? Has someone experience with renting such a car in Upington (I am aware that there are Hiluxes with roof tents for hire in Upington, but we prefer a more rigid wall between nature and us while asleep......)

Look forward fot any updates from your side.


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Re: Kgalagadi: Nossob 4 x 4 Eco Trail

Unread postby BDM CAPE TOWN » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:41 pm

Hi Papadoc

A Nissan Patrol 4x4 or a Hilux 4x4 will both make the trail with ease but Nissan NP300 might battle a bit on the dune crests as the vehicle is a little low and quite long.
We have done the Nossob Eco Trail with people sleeping in ground tents (canvas & ripstop types) as well as conventional roof top tents with no issue. I am in fact taking my folks late 60s on the trail next week and they will be staying in a canavs dome tent and I dont believe we will have any issues.

There is a company in Upington that hires out cruisers like this which might be an option. I will try and find the company name for you.

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Re: Kgalagadi: Nossob 4 x 4 Eco Trail

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:49 pm

Hi Papadoc,

I am in the quoted age group and did the trail in 2011 in a Hilux 4x4.

There were roof and ground tents on our trip, in a circle around the fire area.

You camp at designated sites, so maybe the animals are used to humans there. Apart from the occasional jackal spoor, we didn't have anything else in camp at night.

I would strongly recommend that you do it, without 'extra' precautions. The guides are excellent and can handle any situation, as long as the guests obey.
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Kgalagadi 4x4 trail second week November?

Unread postby koelan » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:23 pm

Hi there,

Between 8 and 16th of November we (a couple with a rented HiLux 4x4 from Upington) will be in Kgalagadi.
Apparently there is no more availability to join the 4x4 Nossob Eco Trail.

Therefore we were wondering if others would be interested in teaming up to get to 2-3 vehicles and book another, non-guided, 4x4 trail?


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