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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:58 pm

Grading seems to have gone on all over the park,
but after the rains the roads will be in a state again.
Pretty washed out...

And the northern dune road was in a bad shape
already before the rain (driven on the 24th March).
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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby Malealea » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:45 pm

This Post refer to the Terios.

The Daihatsu terios is a very good 4X4. Because of the low weight, short Wheelbase and reduction and Diff-Lock, makes it acutally to very good car. I Have read certain Test and all the Tester were positiv surprised about the ability in Sand, Mud, Snow and On Roads. even On-Roads the performance of the car was great. I really like to Post the Source, but indeed they are in German. Anyway I guess the Terios is one of the most underestimated Cars.

Just like to add :whistle:

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Polentswa camp access 4x4?

Unread postby Evel » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:42 pm

I am interested in camping at Polentswa camp, I have a VW transporter van and will only be traveling north and south along the Nossob, do I need a 4x4 to get to Polentswa camp and back?

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Re: Polentswa camp access 4x4?

Unread postby discobob » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:43 am

Under normal conditions, no. The only time it may be tricky is after rain when the riverbed clay becomes very slippery.

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Re: Polentswa camp access 4x4?

Unread postby Evel » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:33 pm

discobob wrote:Under normal conditions, no. The only time it may be tricky is after rain when the riverbed clay becomes very slippery.

Thanks Discobob

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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby picnic » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:07 pm

Kgalagadi try hard , thanks for trying so hard. :thumbs_up: Upgrading of the roads will help more I think. :hmz:

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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby kimanjome » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:38 pm

Hey, a quick update for all of those who have questions about the internal roads. We returned from the park after a stay in October / November 2014. It was an unforgettable experience. I say this both in seriousness and with humor, because you never know what will happen from day to day, hour to hour. We were driving a small SUV a Hyundai X I 35 and it handled the terrain well. Except--and this is a major EXCEPT-- there were two days in which there were very bad sandstorms with white out conditions. We were not caught in the sandstorms; however we foolishly went driving after the sandstorms. This was on the main road between the turnoff for Kieliekrankie and just north of Urikaruus. Because the roads in this area are at times lower than the dry riverbed what happens is during the sandstorm the sand is blown into the air over the curb and into the road. It is like driving in fine, powdery snow. The vehicles get stuck. We were fortunate that we could push our vehicle out of the sand in which we were stuck; however, there were larger 4x4 and SUV which had fishtailed into the banks on the side of the road, one had spun almost a 180 degrees. So, for the most part the roads are good except in those strange weather conditions.

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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:23 pm

The Mata Mata/2R road was corrugated last month, but if you let your tyres down to 1.5 bars as recommended your false teeth are ok!
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Re: Kgalagadi roads

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:35 am

We were at Urikarus this past weekend and roads still corrugated, but not the worst that I've seen it......... :dance: :dance: :dance:

Nossob side they closed a small part of the road just south of Kij Kij due to some heavy rains.
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