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Re: Fishing at Mapungubwe

Unread postby wildjohn » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:32 pm

Hi there

Fishing is not officially allowed on park at all. Fishing you see s okes in Zim fishing along shoreline, and they wander along into Bot'

Ratho is the croc farm, its say 20 km W Pontdrift, if you google search you will find it, think ratho.co.za ?? at a guess..I think if you call and ask you may be able to fish there..

Then closer to Mapungubwe, there is farm called Den Staat, owned by Hodgsons, where I think you can fish, as they have whole bunch of dams, they normally have birders there, and you pay R 100/ person. and you drive to farmhouse and just pay someone there...
Den Staat 015 575 1367, 082 452 2865, 082 420 0721 - enquire about fishing, dont know if its official.

There is fishing at Schroda dam, on Mapungubwe, but you have to be some member of a de beers group, and its quite a mission for a short notice thing..(there are tiger's there..)

Cheers, and good luck hey..

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Re: Ice availability

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:33 pm

They have an ice machine at confluence. I am sure they will make some if you ask beforehand.

Dongola is approx. 30km ... nearer than Alldays.
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Re: Fishing at Mapungubwe

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:35 pm

Den Staat no longer belongs to Hodgson ... it has been given back to the local community ... so no luck there.
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Re: Fishing at Mapungubwe

Unread postby JoelR » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:47 pm

Imberbe wrote:Den Staat no longer belongs to Hodgson ... it has been given back to the local community ... so no luck there.

Are you sure?
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Re: Fishing at Mapungubwe

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:48 pm

Yes ... happened in the last month or so. :wink:
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Re: Fishing at Mapungubwe

Unread postby wildjohn » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:46 pm

Yeah,

Thats correct, but that landline you can call, and enquire anyway..

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Re: Fishing at Mapungubwe

Unread postby Baobab Tree » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:41 pm

Hi Imberbe and Wildjohn

One again thanks for your help.

Do you know if there id cel covergae for my 3G card on my laptop.

Regards

Baobab Tree

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Re: Fishing at Mapungubwe

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:47 pm

Very limited. At reception you will get coverage ... if you stand at the correct spot. Most of the park there is no or at spots occasional coverage.

Not sure of the quality either ... don't think it will reach 3G, maybe edge?
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Re: Fishing at Mapungubwe

Unread postby wildjohn » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Hi b'tree

The coverage is not so great out here, esp in park, on tarred roads on edge its okay...? but not great, slow for cellular based connectivity especially..

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Vhembe pots/pans?

Unread postby jacqueline57 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:13 pm

Having been on trails in Kruger we are looking forward to spending 3 nights at Vhembe (or hope to , I haven't heard back yet). We'd like to do Heritage Tour walk and boardwalk sounds fantastic- our bird book is well thumbed.
However we'd like to hear from someone who has been and can answer:
1) Fill with petrol at Alldays?
2) We will be driving via Polokwane N1- Alldays...is there a supermarket in Alldays? Or is it best to detour into Polokwane and get lost before finding Pick n Pay as we've done before when going to Punda.
3) Is water drinkable?
4)Is firewood for sale at gate or Vhembe?
5) Since we are flying to JoBurg we have to be careful of luggage weight, so does the kitchen at Vhembe have pots/pans for self catering use?......we try to limit what we bring to plates cutlery thermos
Only 7 months to wait!
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Re: Vhembe pots/pans?

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:34 am

1) Petrol is avail at Alldays
2) Alldays supplies fairly limited (as far as I remember - other opinions?)
3) Water is drinkable
4) Firewood at Leokwe ? (I bought at Alldays)
5) Vhembe is fully equipped (was so Dec 2006)

Sure you will love Vhembe , 2 of us had entire camp to ourselves for 7 nights .
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Re: Vhembe pots/pans?

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:56 am

Agree 100% with Ndloti.

Firewood can also be bought at the reception and at confluence (if the kiosk is open).

Buy your provisions in Polokwane!!!!!

Vhembe's kitchen is fully equipped.

One of the best places to stay in the entire SANParks setup ... but don't tell anyone. There is a small rock pool just at the top of the hill, take your costumes ... or if you are alone ...
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Re: Vhembe pots/pans?

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:04 pm

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KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Vhembe pots/pans?

Unread postby michel367 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:05 pm

Would love to "poodle" there with a cold one right now Ndloti. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Vhembe pots/pans?

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:52 am

Jacqueline57 , you can page downwards about 25 topics and see more pics under Mapungubwe : Vhembe Wilderness Camp thread (last post dated 9 Feb 2009)
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