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RobertT
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby RobertT » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:30 pm

Think roads up north are all fine. You may need to leave before 6am though. Punda gate is roughly 6 hours away. Then you have to travel down.

Think the distances are much of a muchness between the 2. When are you going?

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby kellyee21 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:35 pm

We are leaving Saturday morning and coming home on Monday so maybe it will die down by then but I am thinking maybe just avoid the gate and not risk getting caught up in something. How long would you allow from Punda Gate to Mopani ? Thanks for the help !

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby RobertT » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:44 pm

Doubt there will be disruptions on Saturday, they tend to be just during the week. Not at party time.

Punda gate to Mopani is 130km, at game viewing 25km/ hour that's 5 hours. You could go at about 40km hour just to get there so just over 3 hours.

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby kellyee21 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:54 pm

Thanks again RobertT, I guess we will try and leave as early as possible and check conditions on the way, hopefully all will be quiet.

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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby Marvin » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:29 pm

Does somebody know if there is still access to Phalaborwa airport via Phalaborwa gate ? Thanks for any information.

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Re: Johannesburg to Pafuri gate

Unread postby alf » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:01 pm

Road not too bad. Here and there a pothole.

The only bad thing is the detour 18km from Pafuri where the road is closed due to flood damages. They give you two options

1) 4x4 only
2) and longer but for normal vehicles
Made my booking for Desember 2014!! Whoohoo

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Best route to punda

Unread postby tosha » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:14 pm

Whats the best route to Punda gate from Polokwane - Louis Trichardt/Thoyoundou or R81 via Giyani? :hmz:
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Re: Driving (best route) to/from Kruger

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:29 pm

Are you stopping over in Pietersburg?
If so, try stop over at ben lavin in Louis Trichardt. Awesome small game reserve.
The go in via Pafuri, skipping all the homelands.


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