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Travel from Polentswa to Mariental

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nick.turton
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Travel from Polentswa to Mariental

Unread postby nick.turton » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:19 pm

We are staying in the KTP for four nights in May, entering from TR. We are staying a couple of nights in Polentswa and then exiting into Namibia via MM. Our next overnight stop is planned for Red Dunes, close to Mariental. This looks like quite a trip on the map. Does anyone have any experience of doing this in 1 day? Is it feasible?

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Re: Travel from Polentswa to Mariental

Unread postby Luca » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:32 pm

nick.turton wrote:We are staying in the KTP for four nights in May, entering from TR. We are staying a couple of nights in Polentswa and then exiting into Namibia via MM. Our next overnight stop is planned for Red Dunes, close to Mariental. This looks like quite a trip on the map. Does anyone have any experience of doing this in 1 day? Is it feasible?


Nick, in 2010 I done from Gochas to Nossob camp in one day. I left Gochas at 07 and arrived in Nossob about at 15; considering Nossob-Polentswa about two hours and Gochas-Mariental about other two, if you leave Polentswa early morning, you should reach Mariental late afternoon. Of course this is possible without long stopping for sigths in the park.
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Re: Travel from Polentswa to Mariental

Unread postby nick.turton » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:21 am

Thanks Luca.

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Re: Travel from Polentswa to Mariental

Unread postby Bushhappy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:46 am

Hi Nick
the distance from Polentswa to Mata mata via the northern dune road is about 230 km (remember to do passports etc at TR when you enter the park). From MM to Red Dune is another 150km.. Looks like a good solid days driving.
We'll be going to Red Dune after 8 days in KTP in mid April.

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Re: Travel from Polentswa to Mariental

Unread postby nick.turton » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:36 pm

Thanks Bushhappy, agree it looks like a good days drive but if we leave early we should be fine.

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Re: Travel from Polentswa to Mariental

Unread postby patries » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:40 pm

ARe there really red dunes or is it just a name ?
I thought the red dunes are only in Sossusvlei ?
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