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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:14 am 
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I drove some pretty terrible ones in the Scottish highlands recently - more holes than road!

I think they call them 'Glens' :?

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 Post subject: Re: Travelling to Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:50 am 
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Riaanf31 - yes, do beware of the potholes. I was there in Sept 2011. The potholes start just around the Legogote Hill on the R538 (about 8 miles or 12 Km north of White River). They are about 1 ft square and 6 inches deep. Hit one at speed and you could break an axle! They look man-made to me because they are so regular in shape and the spacing between them seems to conform to a pattern.

Maybe it's some sort of primitive speed control system??


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 Post subject: Re: Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:54 am 
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what is the condition of the road now does anyone know? friends of mine are leaving for Krugerpark next week.


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 Post subject: Re: Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:07 am 
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Dear Boskabous and others,

I regularly use the Numbi Road as it is the most direct from Gauteng to Skukuza. However, the road has some challenges, both in the surface quality and then traffic density and character. If you are hasty, do not use Numbi! If you have the patience and take it easy it's an nice drive. Yes, potholes there still are and I noted the turnoff sign to Numbi from the southern approach is missing, so guests that don't know the road, could well miss the turnoff and end up in Hazyview. Alternatives are Phabeni and Malelane.

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 Post subject: Re: Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:11 am 
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Thanks Joep :clap:

I have heard that there have been veld burns in the Pkop region recently ... is this true? It would make Numbi gate a more attractive option if this is the case :D Staying outside of Kruger in a few days :)

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 Post subject: Re: Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:30 am 
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Thanks, Cheetah2111. I was there about 3 weeks ago and the burnt areas around Pretoriuskop are beautifully green after those early spring rains, really looking superb and drawing the necessary game!

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 Post subject: Re: Numbi Gate
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That is excellent news! It shall be well worth popping in Numbi then :D
Thanks! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Numbi Gate
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:43 pm 
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The drive from Numbi Gate does make for a pretty picture and good game viewing. Short green shoots have replaced the burnt grass. Good visability and good game to be seen.

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 Post subject: Possible march outside Numbi gate
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Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are alerted of a possible march by some people on the road outside Numbi Gate, tomorrow (27 April 2013) at 09:00.

We would like to advise those travelling to and from the Park to please avoid using that road tomorrow and use alternative routes i.e. Phabeni, Kruger and Malelane gates etc.

Issued by:
Laura Mukwevho: Media Relations Practitioner, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: 013 735 4262 cell 082 807 1441 or email laura.mukwevho@sanparks.org

Enquiries:
William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: 013 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or email: william.mabasa@sanparks.org

Reynold Thakhuli, GM: Media Liaison & Stakeholder Relations, SANParks, Tel: (012) 426 5170, Cell: 073 373 4999, e-mail: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org

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