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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:54 am 
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Hi TD
Personally I would do the following
H7, S106, S140, S145 (productive road), all the way down the S36 (also a very productive road), breakfast at Nhlanguleni, still on S36 (look for Sable), Join the H1-2 travel to Skekuza, go check out lake panic. Take the H11 to Paul Kruger Gate and take the S3 (a bit of a detour, but to date this was our most productive ‘in the heat of the day’ road). It is a beautiful road along the Sabie river. Go on the the S1 (take a pic at the Albasini ruines), back on S3, and take the S7 (Shabeni loop is worth the while if open) travel towards Pretoriuskop.
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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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Hi tent dweller,

I am with RemiE on this one. Got to take the S36. My favourite road in the park with a good chance of seeing all the specials. Nhlanguleni a must for breakfast. Best picnic spot in Kruger

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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Can't fault the route either.

We have not had much luck on some of the 'back' roads, but others have.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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RemiE, PietSkiet, Bush Baptist thanks for the advice, much appreciated :gflower: :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:59 pm 
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According to the distances chart it is 149km from Croc Bridge to Berg en Dal or 6 hours drive.Surely this cannot be correct?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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We work on an average of 25 km an hour in Kruger!
This allows time to stop at sightings etc
It is impossible to work on 50 km an hour as there is always something that you just cannot drive past!


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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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Hi Tiko

I believe the map stick to the tar road routes, which makes the 149km understandable. By using routes like the s25 or the H5 you are looking at around 50-60km.

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 Post subject: Travelling times between campsites
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Hi!

I will be visiting the park in early October. How many km per day is realistic and enjoyable when travelling on main roads within the park?

I plan to rent a car in Hoedspruit airport in the afternoon on Friday and I need to be at Berg en Dal camp on Sunday afternoon for the wilderness trail.
Can I afford to drive to Letaba camp from the airport and drive to Skukuza camp the following day, or would it be too much and I should start from Satara instead?

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 Post subject: Re: Travelling times between campsites
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:11 am 
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In my opinion Hoedspruit in the afternoon to Letaba by night is too much.
Why stress yourself when the whole idea is to enjoy!! Rather stay at Satara and relax and then next day is also easier.
If you love it then come again,for longer and see different areas.
Believe me,trying to do too much is counterproductive.One could easily stay in Satara for a week and still want more.


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 Post subject: Re: Travelling times between campsites
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Don't be fooled by the relatively short distances between camps as it takes waaaaay longer than you think especially when a cheetah decides to walk across the road in front of you with cubs in tow and decides to lie next to the road with the cubs frolicking - you won't want to do your trail.

Animals always appear when you are in a hurry especially just before camp closing time. :lol:

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