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Marakele: Map of Reserve

Unread postby bokvel » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:24 am

Good day all.
Infact a very chilly good day.
I require a map of Marakele which reflects more detail than what is displayed here. Mapsource does not give detail neither do I get much from Google.
Any assistance will be greatfully accepted.
Mrs and I will be there from Sept 18th to Sept 24th.
Cheers and keep warm.
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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby HoepHoep » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:08 pm

Hi

Have a look under Marakele: Advice, page 19 posted 5 Feb 2010 by JenB.

This is by far the best map that I could find.

With this map and Google Earth (streets switch on) you can go a long way.

Maybe there is someone that can link this map for us? (Mods - you can do that in my post if you wish)

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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:26 pm

:funny:

I edited the post at the same time! :lol:
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby bokvel » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:44 am

Good day all.
Thank you for the information.
The map is being printed and will be useful when we are there.
Thanks again and keep warm.
bokvel.

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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby HoepHoep » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:15 am

Die mods is darem baie slim nê, sommer twee gelyk!

Later addition: Just checking :D
Above translated: Our mods are very clever and always help - even two at the same time!

Thanx guys!
Last edited by HoepHoep on Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:19 am

This mod can read afrikaans no trouble, but can all forumites? :whistle:
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby JenB » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:25 am

..... and that's a very important post! (From a mods point of view!) :lol:
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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby HoepHoep » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:57 pm

@ bokvel

And now we are waiting for the feed back, including photo's.
There is no such a thing as a free lunch - so you better start posting :D
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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby bokvel » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:31 am

Good day all
At HoepHoep's insistance I will attempt a trip report.
Big problem, I am a BBT and therefore technically challanged with regard to posting photos, of which we have some good ones.
I will have to "vry" the Mrs to assist, she also has the patience to sit for hours to get something to work.
Cheers.
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Re: Map of Marakele Reserve

Unread postby HoepHoep » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:22 am

@ Bokvel

No excuses - I am also WBC (way before computers)
It is actually quite easy to load photo's and our good Moderators will point you to the tutorials. Mrs will get it up in running in one hour!

We want to see those "good ones" and even the other ones as well.
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Marakele Maps

Unread postby Johannes van Niekerk » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:00 pm

I've been searching (for years literally) for a decent map of Marakele National Park, but have not yet found one.

The best I could find on the internet is this one on SANParks' website. This map is not on the main Marakele Maps section (for the life of me, I can't understand why not), and I found it by chance in the 4X4 eco drive section!

Even this one did not really give me the detail and information that I want - so I decided to create my own, using Google maps, Google earth and other maps of Marakele that I could find.

I have created two maps - one for Marakele National Park (the whole park) and one for the Western Section with more detail.

I have placed these maps on my website (AfricaBliss). If you you go to the MARAKELE INFORMATION page and scroll down you will find the small images. Click on the images to open a larger pdf file.

Notes: These maps are my own creation, and are not sanctioned, approved or verified by SANParks. I have taken measures to make them as accurate as possible, but I cannot be held responsible for any errors. Some of the roads (especially in the Western Section) may have been closed by SANParks. Do not drive on "No-Entry Roads" because they show up on my maps!

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Re: Marakele Maps

Unread postby Son godin » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:43 pm

Johannes,

The best map I could find on Marakele on the SANParks site was also the one under activities/ 4x4 route. Its also strange that since 2006 no better map could be placed on the park home page. Its a pity because such advice makes the difference when deciding to visit a park. I am sure I've received a good map from the office indicating where you allowed to drive. Surely that map needs to be place on the home page.

Your maps look good, but I was just wondering about the start of the 4x4 tracks. My memory is maybe not that good but I thought it was when you going off the tar that the road is already 4 x4 or did the park improve on the old roads from 2007. :hmz:
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Re: Marakele Maps

Unread postby Johannes van Niekerk » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:38 pm

Son godin,

The gravel roads (yellow on my maps) are all suitable for sedans and does not require 4X4. That is not saying that they are always in good condition. There can be times when these gravel roads can be pretty bad and washed out or corrugated, but not bad enough to make 4X4 a prerequisite.

I do not have the new 4X4 eco trail on my map. I will have to go drive it first before I can comment on it.

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Re: Marakele Maps

Unread postby Son godin » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:29 pm

Johannes,

You're correct. :thumbs_up: I remember now it was the top section north of the dam that was difficult and took some time, but no road building required (maybe a 3).

The new 4x4 trail is only guided and looks a bit tough for my 4x4. Some very mudding sections I heard, but must be great for the real 4x4's. Enjoy the trip and take lots of pics.
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Re: Marakele Maps

Unread postby MelanieG » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:05 pm

Son godin wrote:Johannes,

The best map I could find on Marakele on the SANParks site was also the one under activities/ 4x4 route. Its also strange that since 2006 no better map could be placed on the park home page. Its a pity because such advice makes the difference when deciding to visit a park. I am sure I've received a good map from the office indicating where you allowed to drive. Surely that map needs to be place on the home page.

Your maps look good, but I was just wondering about the start of the 4x4 tracks. My memory is maybe not that good but I thought it was when you going off the tar that the road is already 4 x4 or did the park improve on the old roads from 2007. :hmz:


Dear Johannes,

This main map page gives you 3 types of maps for Marakele:
http://www.sanparks.org/parks/marakele/tourism/map.php - could any of these be of use?

In terms of the map being placed on the Marakele home page - we do not place maps on the home page - however - we do place a visible link on all park right-hand columns direct to the map page:


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