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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: GETTING THERE
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:40 pm 
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Used the Polokwane, Dendron route and all was smooth sailing. From the West rand I guess the Thabazimbi route can save on km's and would also think about going that route if one was to go over Easter Weekend - avoiding all the traffic on the N1. From the "Deep South" where we are travelling from, or even the guys going from East Rand, I would say stick to the Polokwane-Dendron route (unless you are avoiding Moria traffic between Gauteng and Polokwane over Easter Weekend). Have travelled many times between Gauteng and Rooiberg, route over Brits about 10-20 km shorter from where we live than route over Bela-Bela but still prefer the N1 and then over Bela-Bela.

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe: GETTING THERE
Unread postPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 4:49 pm 
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Polokwane, Dendron, Alldays route was great
Done it the other way. From Pontdrift
Only a few potholes near Alldays and saw many repairs on the road so hardly any potholes.
Only the last 10 k to Polokwane got more hectic with traffic, otherwise a great drive.
Went up from Punda , Makhado, Mussina, which was a good drive as well.
Mussina is a bit hectic and road from Mussina to Mapungubwe was in a perfect shape and expect for a few lorries hardly any traffic around

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 Post subject: Toll Plaza north of Musina
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I understand there is a toll plaza north of Musina. Is is before or after the R572 Mapungubwe turnoff?

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 Post subject: Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:21 am 
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The Following; are the toll plaze on N1 to Musina; going to Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site

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Kranskop
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 Post subject: Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina
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@chirinda: The Baobab toll is the last one you'll encounter. It is located between Louis Trichardt (Makhado) and Musina. The current tariff for light vehicles is R29.

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 Post subject: Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Thank you so much, Cassius and Johann, for this information. I thought there were five, one just after Polokwane and the fifth after Musina. Thanks for the cost, too, Johann.


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 Post subject: Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina
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chirinda wrote:
Thank you so much, Cassius and Johann, for this information. I thought there were five, one just after Polokwane and the fifth after Musina. Thanks for the cost, too, Johann.


There are actually six tollgates on the N1 coming from Jhb/Pretoria.

Pumulani (just north of Pretoria) R7.20
Carousel (Hammanskraal) R36.00
Kranskop (Nylstroom/Modimolle) R29.00
Nyl (Mokopane) R38.00
Capricorn (between Polokwane & Louis Trichardt/Makhado) R30.00
Baobab (between Louis Trichardt & Musina) R29.00

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 Post subject: Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina
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Thanks, again, Johann. I thought there was one called Capricorn somewhere near, well, Capricorn. And thanks for the prices. I had forgotten about that one in Pretoria.


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 Post subject: Getting to Mapungubwe
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In September we will be going on a trip to Botswana and plan to visit Mapungubwe on our way home. What will be the best route to take from Kasana down to Mapungubwe. We will be driving a 4x2 Nissan xtrail.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting to Mapungubwe
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We have travel through Botswana (travelling from PTA to Katima (via Kasane/Nguma) and also done Mapungubwe with the Nissan X Trail (4 x 2). I cannot comment on a route through Zambia/Zimbabwe
But travelleing the main road (Kasane to Nata to Francistown to Palapye to Groblersdrift/Martins - border posts) will not be a problem. It is a tarred road..... mostly tarred - some parts still under construction for many years and somet parts more gravel than tar. But we did not experience serious/deep potholes. You can do this with a sedan as well. Just be mindful, in Dec (2010) we could not get diesel at some places including Kasane. So fill up where you can.

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 Post subject: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:17 am 
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Hi all

Hope someone can help :think:

I am looking to find out what is the distance between Mapungubwe and KNP. I would like to stay in Mapungubwe for a few days and then travel down to KNP. Is that possible?

What is the closest gate at KNP from Mapungubwe ?


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 Post subject: Re: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger
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Hi

I think the closest gate is Punda/Pafuri gates. Where were you hoping to enter KNP?

I will calculate the distances for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger
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Thank you so much Dinky!

Doesnt really matter, we have a Conqueror trailer which makes life so easy to camp!

Maybe enter at Punda / Pafuri and travel down the park!? Do you think 10 days are enough time?


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 Post subject: Re: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger
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stelliegp123 wrote:
Doesnt really matter, we have a Conqueror trailer which makes life so easy to camp!

Maybe enter at Punda / Pafuri and travel down the park!? Do you think 10 days are enough time?
Ah yes, your trailer is a lovely way to travel, especially down Kruger. I think 10 days is a comfortable time. It depends on how long you like to set up/stay at a camp, and how many camps you would like to visit.

From Mapungubwe gate to Punda Maria gate, it is 270km.

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 Post subject: Re: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger
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AWESOME!

I think thats do able!

Thank you so much for your help!


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