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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:42 pm 
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The Park is very well signposted, but do invest in a map at the entrance gate, as this will allow you to plan your routes in advance. GPS does not work everywhere as not all of the Park has cellphone signals.

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 Post subject: Re: Travel from Orpen to Shigwedzi
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You might also find DISTANCES BETWEEN MAIN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK CAMPS AND GATES handy, Ils.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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My first post, this SanParks forum has been a true treasure chest of information for this safari newbie! :clap:

My sister, brother-in-law, and I are planning to spend 7 nights in Kruger this August. We have booked 3 nights at Skukuza, then 3 at LS, and 1 at BnD (to be close to MQP the next morning).

Is it doable to make a round-trip drive from Skukuza to Satara, with one of the legs having some dirt-roads such as S36/33? Would we have enough time to do a detour on S-39 up to the Timbavati picnic site? If S-39 isn't possible, can we do S-100/H-6 loop on the return from Satara?

My ideal round-trip proposal for Skukuza-Satara:
H1-2
S36 then S33
H1-3
Lunch at Satara
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S39 to Timbavati picnic and back
S36 then S126
H1-3 then H1-2 tar roads back to Skukuza

I think the total is about 280 KM, long day I know but possible to do if we leave at 630 am ?

I am looking very forward to this trip, as we are also doing 5 nights at Africa on Foot before Kruger. I'm sure this won't be my last question. Many thanks for your awesome responses! :D

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 Post subject: Satara to Punda Maria
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Hi everyone. Just a quick question. Is Satara to Punda Maria possible in one whole day during the Winter Months.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara to Punda Maria
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You certainly can do Satara to Punda in a day, as long as you do not spend too much time at special sightings, or taking too many breaks at Letaba, Mopanie, Shingwedsi or the picnic sites along the way :thumbs_up:

And not too many ellie roadblocks :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Satara to Punda Maria
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Yes, it is doable - allow at least 9 hours for the trip going at a steady 40 and not stopping too often. As billyf said " not too many ellie roadblocks" - and north of Shingwedzi allow for a couple of delays due to Dagga Boys!

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 Post subject: Re: Satara to Punda Maria
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I am not convinced it's a good idea.
I once did Shingwedzi to Satara and we just made the gates.
There were loads of good sightings on the way and we stopped often on the trip.
As we got nearer Satara and time was running out, we drove past a lion kill, and didn't have time to stop. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Satara to Punda Maria
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In short, possible,yes, but advisable,no.

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 Post subject: Re: Satara to Punda Maria
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Easily. 245 km in 11 hours (all on tar, you do the math)
Early start in Satara, brunch at Mooiplaas, early afternoon tea at Babalala and just 50 km to go from there!

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 Post subject: Drive time??
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My wife and I are planning our trip to KNP. Are we trying to drive too far in one day travelling between Berg-en-dal and Olifants rest camps? Thanks for your help and advice.


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A very warm welcome to you TJDfairport. :D I do hope that you have a wonderful trip.

It is 219 km from Berk n Dal to Olifants. That is a very do-able distance. It is also a very interesting drive covering lots of different eco-zones. Certainly some productive game viewing opportunities.

It is recommended that one factors in about 25km/hr. That leaves you plenty of time.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive time??
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Like Dupacc said
If you stop a lot you will be in trouble
Otherwise it can be done

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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Hey Guys
Me and my family have booked a trip for August and we are pretty excited! I am here to ask for some advice though, our first night will be in Berg-en-dal and then the next night in Pretoriuskop. What we are wondering is what your experience with the Voetrekker sand road is? Is it any good? Or is taking the tar road around the easy winner? :hmz:
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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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Brendon it is exactly like BB said........a hit and miss type of road. We've done it and saw close to nothing worth wile.......other times we've seen Wild Dogs, Lions watching a huge herd of Buffalo and some very nice bird species on that road.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y
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Hi Guys!

Next week I'll be spending 2 nights camping at Berg-en-dal, and then I'll be moving up to Lower Sabie.
I just wanted some advice about how to get to Lower Sabie from Berg-en-dal, bearing in mind that I need to put up a tent and set up camp.

Do you recommend:
A: Leaving Berg-en-dal, exiting the park at Malelane Gate, going straight along the N4, and re-entering at Croc Bridge and heading straight up the H4-2;

B: Leaving berg-en-dal and going up to the H4-2 via the S25 along the Crocodile River; or

C: Heading right up the H3 past Afsaal, turning right onto the S112 and then onto the S21, where I'll come out on the H4-1.

I'd really appreciate any advice, and alternative routes, even.

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