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Re: State of Road between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:54 pm

The two night rule always applies. However that is not a hardship at all, as you'll want to stay far longer.
Well, you'll soon find that out.
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Re: State of Road between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata

Unread postby p@m » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:26 pm

Yes -- either direction, but SA border control is at TR, so you can do that on your way out.

As DQ says -- still have to stay 2 nights.

Oh -- as a PS -- in March we saw an old VW beetle rattling around on the roads as well as 2 fairly new Mercedes Coupes

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Re: State of Road between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata

Unread postby GavinW » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:40 am

Hope you have a great time in the park.Also please remember to deflate your tyres to about 1.4 barr. It will help with the corregations as well
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Re: State of Road between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:54 pm

The roads can be corrugated at times. Let your tyres down to about 1.6 bars, take out your dentures and get your gf to wear a sports bra and you will be ok!
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Re: State of Road between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata

Unread postby icurrie » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:57 pm

All of the above but most importantly ... don't forget your yellow ribbon!!! (that's how we recognise each other and it is always a treat to spot and chat to a fellow YR!!)
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Re: Kgalagadi roads - Road TR - Kij Kij

Unread postby Francesco » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:40 pm

Probably the information I am looking for is already available, somewhere, but I could not find it and so I am asking again:sorry about that!

What is the current (end of september) status of the TR – Kij Kij road? Is it still closed? If yes, are at least some sections of it open? I would be interested in particular to the leg from TR to Rooiputs or, at least, to Leeuwdrill.

Thanks in advance for your help

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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby Dabchick » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:28 am

@Francesco.

I've just returned from the Kgalagadi. The road is open from TR to the Leeuwdril waterhole, and then closed from Leeuwdril to Kij Kij.

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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:49 pm

Thanks Dabchick, at least that is progress, and often great sightings occur on that stretch.
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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:22 pm

BB,

I agree with you BUT....Sightings are great in all parts of the park...RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME.

Two nights ago a pride of 6 lion were spotted just before Leeudril and it seemed they were going after some wildebeest.
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread postby Tony T » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:49 pm

Hi Guru,
I will be in the park from 3 Oct 10.
What is the status of the road between Samevloeiing and Kij Kij?
This June my son drove up 10kms or so past Samevloeing, I'm not sure but I think as far as Leeuwdril.
Also, when last has leopard been spotted in the Samevloeing surrounds?
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:19 am

Dear All,

The road to Nossob Camp is only closed from Leeudril to Kij Kij. They are currently upgrading the road (re-surfacing). It might be a bit of a hassle at the moment due to it limits game drives on that stretch but it will be worth the while. I have been out to check the work going on and it looks great it will make travelling so much less bumpy (if everybody just keep to the speed limit), and NO its not where the animals are hiding, I have travelled that road a few times now and have seen general game but not the illusive predators.
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:25 am

I will try and find out when the road will be opening again. Just please bare in mind that with the extreme weather conditions it does make working on the road a bit difficult. Then we are expecting some rain again soon and that will also have an effect on the progress of the road, I have been on that road and the contractors are working as fast as they can. The road when its finnished will be to the advantage of the tourists and add to more comfortable driving.

The leopard at samevloeing have been spotted on a regular basis (2 days ago).
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread postby wanderw » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:59 am

Thanx for the update Jannie! :thumbs_up:

The leopard seen at Samevloeiing - I take it that this is the Twee Rivieren female? If so, any news on her surviving cub?(should be about 10 months old now)

TR to Kij Kij road - Will the contractors be stopping work and breaking up for the December holidays? If so, is there a possibility that this road will be temporarily opened for the holiday period? This would take some pressure off the existing roads during the busy period. I suppose it also depends on whether the road upgrade is up to such a stage that usage will not have too much of an impact on the work that has already been done on this road.
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:58 am

I have tried to get hold of the contractor, hopefully tomorrow I might have an answer regarding the road (T/R - Kij Kij), I have no idea if the contractors will be closing December although I think the might just close during the festive season, in that event the road will still be closed as the road is currently un-driveable for vehicles with all the heaps of gravel on the road surface.

Regarding the leopard and her cub.....well unfortunately I haven’t had much time to spend out ‘there’, but I will try and find out if the cub is still with her.
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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:18 pm

The major advantage with the road from Kij Kij to Leeudril (Which is under construction) will be that during the raining season the road will still be open other than in the past where it was closed during heavy rains, so it will be worth the while to wait until it opens.
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