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Re: To Mata Mata via Leeuwdril

Unread postby WillemK » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:46 am

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".

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Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?

Unread postby Blackie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:29 am

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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Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?

Unread postby Scipio » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:32 am

During October a net was not needed, but I suggest you wait for response from someone like KG. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?

Unread postby p@m » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:45 pm

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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Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:38 pm

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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Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?

Unread postby Blackie » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:03 am

Tks KG - will take precautionary action and manufacture one from shade netting.
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Re: Radiator Seed Net for Leeudril 4x4 Route?

Unread postby Dotty » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:37 pm

Hi Blackie scroll down and see the seed net photo here from the Nossob eco trail :shock:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail

Unread postby Ed the Hyena » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:57 am

Anybody got some new updated comments or tipson this trail?
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Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:05 pm

I'm interested too :D
Is it an obligation to go in convoy... not so long route :hmz:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail

Unread postby Blackie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:18 am

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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Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:24 am

thank you Blackie :D
it's exactly what I expected :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail

Unread postby shaheen » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:10 pm

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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Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:29 pm

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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Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail

Unread postby shaheen » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:40 pm

Thanks Lion Queen

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Re: Kgalagadi: Leeuwdril 4x4 trail

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:47 pm

The road to the Waterhole............

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