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Addo: South Gate Entering with an Offroad Trailer

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Addo: South Gate Entering with an Offroad Trailer

Unread postby Blackie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:06 pm

Maybe this was asked and answered before, but is it allowed to enter Addo from Colchester side towing an off-road trailer?

I see there is a notice board at the turn-off indicating no caravans, busses or trucks but nothing around trailers?

I intend visiting the park in early April and will be staying in the Main Rest Camp. My intention is to enter from
Colchester and then drive north through the park to the Main Camp.

Thanks.

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Re: Entering Addo From Colchester Side With An Offroad Trail

Unread postby Joubie » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:18 am

Hi Blackie

We are camping at Addo this weekend and towing a trailer, so I phone the Addo reception and they referred me to the South Gate office who informed me that they DO NOT ALLOW caravans or trailers in the southern part of Addo. This is the number to phone if you have any queries: 041 4680916.

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Re: Entering Addo From Colchester Side With An Offroad Trail

Unread postby Blackie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:54 pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback given.

I have also contacted them via e-mail and got the same response - no trailers allowed entering the park from Colchester side and driving up to the Main Camp.

It would be interesting to know why not? That road is doable with a trailer and even more so with an off-road trailer. Coming from the South it does not make sense that one has to travel all the way around the park to enter at the Main Gate only.

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Trailers / Caravans entering Addo via Matyholweni Gate

Unread postby Blackie » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:03 am

During Feb 2013 I enquired on the forum if it was possible to enter Addo with an off-road trailer in tow via the Matyholweni Gate and proceed to the Main Camp. The post can be found here:

viewtopic.php?style=2&f=40&t=68685

Having received conflicting information, I checked on the Park website which stated it is not permissable and even contacted Sanparks who also confirmed it is not allowed.

I was quite surprised on the very first day of my stay to find two vehicles with trailers in tow in the Southern Section, on route to the northern section. Interesting fact was that both had EC registration numbers.

Can someone from Sanparks kindly clarify this for me? Or does this rule exclude Eastern Cape members?

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Re: Trailers / Caravans entering Addo via Matyholweni Gate

Unread postby FrontierPR » Fri May 03, 2013 2:49 pm

Hi Blackie

I responded to your e-mail yesterday. I trust you received it. If not, the rule is that only vehicles with trailers are allowed through the Park - not with caravans. I apologise for the conflicting information - and will address it immediately.

Regards,
Fayroush Ludick - Regional Communications Manager


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