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 Post subject: Re: To Mata Mata via Leeuwdril
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:46 am 
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Hi W

O, too bad. But I am sure you'll enjoy your stay, so do I. Can't wait to get back to the Kgalagadi with my new equipment and "knowledge".

Enjoy it

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 Post subject: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:29 am 
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Having read the recent report on the Nossob 4x4 trail made me wonder whether a radiator seed net would be required when doing the Leeudril 4x4 route?

Anybody that recently done this route that could give feedback would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:32 am 
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During October a net was not needed, but I suggest you wait for response from someone like KG. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?
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Think it would depend on what time of year you did it too :hmz:

If KG doesn't pick up on this thread, maybe PM him or e-mail him and ask.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?
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Hi Blackie,

We have had some good rain in that area, to be on the safe side i would recommend a Seed net.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:03 am 
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Tks KG - will take precautionary action and manufacture one from shade netting.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?
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Hi Blackie scroll down and see the seed net photo here from the Nossob eco trail :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:57 am 
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Anybody got some new updated comments or tipson this trail?
Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:05 pm 
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I'm interested too :D
Is it an obligation to go in convoy... not so long route :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:18 am 
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We did it in April this year. Nothing serious. Mostly a sandy track with 2 or 3 small dunes to climb but with deflated tyres (around 1.2 bar) and 4WD it is easy peasy!.

No need to go in a convoy - it is an unguided trail. Nice scenery and I just loved the remoteness as we were the only 2 vehicles on the trail. Saw some Gemsbok, BBJ, etc.

For the price it is worthwhile doing it.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:24 am 
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thank you Blackie :D
it's exactly what I expected :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:10 pm 
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can this trail be done with a 4x2 with diff lock or is 4x4 necessary?
what is it like in end april?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail
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4X4 i would say, it's a very nice trail and not to difficult, except for two dune crossings that can be difficult as a lot of people speed across the dune. Which makes the crossing difficult for the next user.

End of April it's usually very beautiful as we should have had some good rains by then and it should be grass as far as you look!! Will have a look and post a few photos for you how it looks in April.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail
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Thanks Lion Queen


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail
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The road to the Waterhole............

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