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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:53 am 
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Dear Kgalagadi Guru
It does help. Maybe the best thing is to look in the camps sighting boards to see where people saw them some time before...
Are they too hard to see when travelling around?

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1 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
2 June 2013 - Kieliekrankie
3-4 June 2013 - Kalahari Tented Camp
5 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
6-8 June 2013 - Nossob
9 June 2013 - Gharagab
10 June 2013 - Grootkolk
11 June 2013 - Nossob
12 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
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Charbel,

Indeed the sightings board would be the best indicator on where they have been seen, otherwise when you are in camp you are welcome to come and say hi then if i heard of any sightings I would gladly share it with you.

The best time to spot them are when they emerge from their holes to catch the early morning sun trying to heat up, then late in the afternoon before the sun sets is also a good time.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
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Dear Kgalagadi Guru,
I will certainly look for you when I arrive in Twee Rivieren. Forumites already told me that we can ask for you in the old reception.

I'd like also to ask if there are sighting boards on the wilderness camps, or only in the main camps.

Also, are waterholes indicated by signs in the road as in KNP?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
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Sightings boards are only at the main camps and at Kalahari Tented Camp............. :thumbs_up:

All waterholes has a build name sign right next to the waterhole.

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Dear Lion Queen
Thanks for the information.

One more question, my friends. Planning the trip with Google Maps I found between Kamfersboom e Auchterlonie an indication of Frans Roussow's ashes. I googled it and found nothing (maybe first time this happened to me. Google is not God, after all! :o)

Could someone tell me something about it?

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
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One more: what is the Gemsbokplein center?

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Gemsbokplein Centre is where they hold educational sessions for kids .......have a look here........ :thumbs_up:

Would you like to help with kids in the parks

The public does not have access to this centre......... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
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In connection to the ashes of Frans Rossouw.

I don't have any facts and this is just what could be possible.......maybe it was Frans' wish that his ash mush be strewn in the Kgalagadi after his death.

Maybe there is some one with facts???

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Hi friends
One more question: at what time the sun rises in Kgalagadi in June? I guess the sunset is a bit before 6PM.

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Charbel


1 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
2 June 2013 - Kieliekrankie
3-4 June 2013 - Kalahari Tented Camp
5 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
6-8 June 2013 - Nossob
9 June 2013 - Gharagab
10 June 2013 - Grootkolk
11 June 2013 - Nossob
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
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Charbel have a look here

Sunrise is at about 7H25 in June, but it becomes light before that.

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Thanks once again, Lion Queen. Useful information for planning.

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Charbel


1 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
2 June 2013 - Kieliekrankie
3-4 June 2013 - Kalahari Tented Camp
5 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
6-8 June 2013 - Nossob
9 June 2013 - Gharagab
10 June 2013 - Grootkolk
11 June 2013 - Nossob
12 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
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Friends
A further question: In the road from Upington to Twee Rivieren, are animals at least sometimes seen? Or never?

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Charbel

1 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
2 June 2013 - Kieliekrankie
3-4 June 2013 - Kalahari Tented Camp
5 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
6-8 June 2013 - Nossob
9 June 2013 - Gharagab
10 June 2013 - Grootkolk
11 June 2013 - Nossob
12 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi Information Page
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yes... flat on the road... for the most of them :cry:

Once I saw Martial Eagle, Springbok... normal game, but not a lot... :wink:

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Hi Anne-Marie,
Thanks! They may be rare but nice to know we need to keep the eyes open for more than the road...

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Sadly mostly what you see along that road are dead batearred foxes :roll: :cry: As anne-marie says, you may see the occassional raptor or springbok, but as the speed limit is 120km, and most drivers exceed that, it's not ideal for spotting much, even if it's there. I once drove the whole length of the road at 60km or less and I was amazed a how much more I saw! But usually we're all too eager to reach the park, or linger so long in the park that we must then drive the tar road fast, so we don't allow ourselves the time to travel at a more leisurely pace.


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