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 Post subject: Re: Kalagadi Road maintenance and improvement policy?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:10 pm 
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To me, the dirt roads are part of the experience! Was in the park 2 weeks ago, roads was fine. KTP is doing a great job in maintenance of the roads. Deflate your tyres to 1.4 and it will be fine.

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 Post subject: Kalagadi Road maintenance and improvement policy?
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:03 pm 
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What's the state of the Nossob-Bitterpan-Mata Mata road? Going there in two weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Leeuwdrill to Kij Kij road - OPEN
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Hi Jannie

I haven't been following this and last time we were in KTP in October 2010 the TR Nossob road was still closed and it seemed never to be re-opened.

Does this mean the TR Nosssob road is now open? We are doing that trip next Friday :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Leeuwdrill to Kij Kij road - OPEN
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Correct the road is now open from Twee Rivieren all the way to Kij Kij

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 Post subject: Re: Leeuwdrill to Kij Kij road - OPEN
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Must have been one of the first to try it. Went up to Nossob and the road still closed, when I came down again it was open, and what a pleasure to drive. Well done, guys!


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 Post subject: Re: Kalagadi Road maintenance and improvement policy?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:13 pm 
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SHAKYJAKES wrote:
To me, the dirt roads are part of the experience! Was in the park 2 weeks ago, roads was fine. KTP is doing a great job in maintenance of the roads. Deflate your tyres to 1.4 and it will be fine.

SJ

Agreed! If the roads in Kgalagadi are tarred, it will spoil the experience totally. The corrugations are caused by lazy people who do not deflate their tyres. A lot of work is put into maintaining the roads in Kgalagadi. Be considerate by deflating tyres as soon as you enter the park.


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 Post subject: Re: Kalagadi Road maintenance and improvement policy?
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:54 am 
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Morning all,

The roads in the KTP might not be as smooth as the tar roads on the outside. We can assure you that KTP management is doing everything possible to keep the roads within the park as smooth as possible.

There are long term plans to resurface all the roads in the park, about 560Km of it. The financial implications for the whole park to re-surface the roads would be around R 65 million.

Currently the short term solution is that the roads (560Km) is graded once a month and the roads dragged every two weeks, depending on the state of the roads otherwise it will be once a week.

Once again we encourage the visitors to the park to please deflate their tyres and not to speed as these are all causes of the corrugation on the roads


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi roads
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Hi all. Its been a while since we've been to Kgalagadi and I have sort of lost track with this topic and the status of the roads.

Last time around, we still had to leave the Nossob at Samevloeiing already and then travel via the Auob to Nossob (using the upper dune road to get back to the Nossob side). Is my understanding of the previous posts correct that the entire Nossob road from Twee Rivieren all the way to Kij Kij is now finished? And then, once you get to Kij Kij, is the Nossob road further north still work in progress so that you must then get back to the Auob via the lower dune road, and then get back to the Nossob side via the upper dune road? Or can you go straight north from Kij Kij all the way to Nossob, staying on the Nossob side all the time?

Any help would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi roads
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Hi Obelix

The whole Nossob road is open for traffic.........so you can drive straight from TR to Nossob......staying on the Nossob side all the time.......... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi roads
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The quick responses on the Forum always seems to amaze me.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi roads
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thanks for the update JanWesOosBes :thumbs_up:
:hmz: I loved the small road :?

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 Post subject: Gharagab to TR
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I am off for my first trip to Kgalagadi in March next year and am busy with the planning. Is it posssible/advisable to do Gharagab to TR in 1 day?


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 Post subject: Re: Gharagab to TR
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We did it again this year in February. It's doable if you don't stop to much and not very long at those awesome sightings you sometimes find.

BUT March you'll have a whole hour less than what we had in February and we arrived at Garagab past four the afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Gharagab to TR
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Thanks for the reply LQ.

If i understand correctly you went TR to Gharagab? I need to do the opposite and if i look at the map it looks considerably shorter?


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 Post subject: Re: Gharagab to TR
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Yes the way out is shorter than the way in..........should be doable........... :thumbs_up:

We did Gharagab - Kieliekrankie in a day and there was more than enough time to spare.

Enjoy your trip..... :dance:

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