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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe to Pafuri/Punda Maria
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Arks, we stopped at a nice little Spar in Musina which was well situated on the road for us considering we were towing. It has a parking area, and is on the corner of the main road and where you will turn to take the road to Pafuri in Musina. There were other grocery shops in the town too along the main road.

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe to Pafuri/Punda Maria
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Thanks, DB! Sounds perfect. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Urgent advice needed please Mapungubwe
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Morning, hope someone can help at this late stage - we are going to Mapungubwe tomorrow for the first time, but are Capetonians and don't know this part of South Africa very well - two questions - which is the better route to Mapungubwe, via Mussina or Dendron, Alldays? Secondly, is the Den Staat road very bad - I have read reports to that effect but we have 4x4's? Many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Urgent advice needed please Mapungubwe
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Dear Indiajane,

Many thanks for your query. I would suggest the Dendron & Alldays route to be most direct, but it's quite busy especially first section from Polokwane, so take care. If you have more time, try the Louis Trichardt one. We did it once from Louis Trichardt and Waterpoort but from Waterpoort that is gravel. Otherwise striaght to Musina and then westewards. The road through Den Staat linking east to west is quite scruffy in places, but if you have 4x4's you'll be fine! Enjoy you Mapungubwe visit!

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 Post subject: Re: Urgent advice needed please Mapungubwe
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Done both routes and once you are away from Polokwane the Alldays route is relaxing.
Done the Den Straat in a sedan 2yrs ago and no problem

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 Post subject: Re: Urgent advice needed please Mapungubwe
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Thanks so much Joep and Bert for your quick responses - shouldn't have left it so late! We will take the Alldays route and try the Den Staat Road - can't wait now and one more sanpark visit on my bucket list to visit them all!


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 Post subject: Mapungubwe Road Access
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hello dears

can anyone tell me more about the damaged bridge on r572 from musina to mapungubwe? Is there any chance the bridge is reopened in first week of october? any other road access ? via venetia mine there is a lot of km more...

thanks for your help!!

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe Road Access
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Hi Coolmoon and a warm welcome to the forum........... :gflower:

Please see NetEk's answer here

I do hope this is in answer to your question.

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If you want to travel from Map to Muzina and the bridge is still "down". There is one of the farmers at Weipe that allows you to drive over his farm. It's a detour but not nearly the extra 40 km to go around Venetia. Please just be friendly and adhere to the rules. I know they ask that you drive slowly ect. Some of us will want to use the detour as well and if this good willed farmer closes the way through it will mean a lot more km to get the shopping you need to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe Road Access
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We are visiting Map. in 3 weeks time for 3 nights at Leokwe. Our first visit. From there we go to Punda Maria, Mopani and home to Johannesburg.

I understand the road from Map. to Musina is still closed.

Looking at the map the best way for us seems to go back through Alldays and turn East at Vivo and go on the R 522 to Makhado ( L.Trichardt). Then onto the R524 via Thohoyandou to the Punda Maria gate.

Is this the best route ? Condition of these roads ? How long will this take us ?

Is there a good supermarket and butcher in Makhado ?

Any comments most appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Mapungubwe Road Access
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Vivo has a small supermarket and butchery.

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