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 Post subject: Five Day Flying Visit
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:52 am 
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Greetings fellow forumites
I am busy trying to plan a first time trip to Kgalagadi for 4 adults. I know I have left it a bit late to book to go in the winter, but I have a provisional itinerary;
First 2 nights Kalahari Tented Camp/Mata Mata
3rd night at Gharagab
4th night at Gharagab/Nossob
5th night at Twee Rivieren.
Is this do-able, or should I forget Gharagab and spend the third night at a camp closer to the southern part of the park? I am concerned as to how long it will take to get from Mata Mata to Gharagab.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: Five Day Flying Visit
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:56 am 
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Hi Why don't you try to get 2 nights KTC (or MM) and 2 nights Nossob and end 1 night 2R
Perfect to get the most out of your short visit and you can drive all the different roads this way going up and down (and no time spend packing in and out when staying 2 nights in a camp)


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 Post subject: Re: Five Day Flying Visit
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:35 pm 
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I agree with Jonkers........ :thumbs_up:

Garagab to TR is a bit far during winter times.

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 Post subject: Re: Five Day Flying Visit
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:32 pm 
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I agree with lion queen, the gate times are shorter in the winter months. Also you will need to drive past Nossob and almost all the way to Unions End in order to get to Garagab which is really far in the KTP given the roads etc.
Two nights at Nossob is a whole lot better than one (And still too short)
Enjoy
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 Post subject: Re: Five Day Flying Visit
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:42 pm 
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Thanks for the advice
Things change quickly when you try and book Kgalagadi. I was advised by Ezibookings in Stellenbosch that if you want to book at Gharagab, it is compulsory to book the night before and after at Nossob. They say the distance is too far to travel in one day from any of the other rest camps. SANPARKS instructions?
Anyway, we have a more "sensible" schedule now;
Saturday 19 July........Augrabies
Sunday 20 July........Kalahari Tented Camp
Monday 21 July........Kalahari Tented Camp
Tuesday 22 July.......Twee Rivieren
Wednesday 23July....Nossob
Thursday 24 July......Twee Rivieren
Accommodation at Nossob is difficult to find, as are the other wilderness camps in the south and west.
I suppose leaving it so late we are lucky with what we have :D


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 Post subject: Re: Five Day Flying Visit
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:03 pm 
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I see the night of 22 July is available at Urikaruus......I know a few people who would kill to get accommodation there.....


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