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Mapungubwe: GETTING THERE

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Re: Mapungubwe: GETTING THERE

Unread postby besembek » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:40 pm

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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Re: Mapungubwe: GETTING THERE

Unread postby bert » Mon May 24, 2010 4:49 pm

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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Toll Plaza north of Musina

Unread postby chirinda » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:23 pm

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

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Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina

Unread postby Cassius » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:21 am

The Following; are the toll plaze on N1 to Musina; going to Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site

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Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina

Unread postby Johann » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:49 am

@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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Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina

Unread postby chirinda » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:31 pm

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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Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina

Unread postby Johann » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:50 am

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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Re: Toll Plaza north of Musina

Unread postby chirinda » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:14 pm

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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Getting to Mapungubwe

Unread postby jchalmers » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:40 pm

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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Re: Getting to Mapungubwe

Unread postby Me Skarabee » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:42 pm

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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Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger

Unread postby stelliegp123 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:17 am

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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Re: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:22 am

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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Re: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger

Unread postby stelliegp123 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:25 am

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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Re: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:28 am

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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Re: Distance between Mapungubwe and Kruger

Unread postby stelliegp123 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:14 pm

AWESOME!

I think thats do able!

Thank you so much for your help!


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