Hi all - thanks for all the advice given regarding the roads and a caravan. We have managed to get our entire booking transfered over to TR from Nossob. We leave in 9 sleeps !!! Cannot wait - we have been to Kruger and Addo plenty of times but this is our 1st trip to KTP !! We are going via 1 night in Namaqua - then 2 nights @ Augrabies then 9 nights @ TR. Will post a trip report and some pics when we get back ! We have bought a new digital camera as well. Any updates from anyone who has just been? - I have seen Droopy's report - was great.
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:44 am Posts: 585 Location: Cape Town
Welcome MatthewH to the forums..... and enjoy your KTP trip.... hopefully you will treat us to a trip report.
About that droopy!. ....It was whilst reading that TR that I decided that we absolutely had to go again.... and ja ... beware, you might just find yourself so hooked ..... and before you know it, you are planning to go back again.....!
Hope you have a fantastic time.... Enjoy! Looking forward to your TR!
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Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:32 am Posts: 957 Location: Krugersdorp
Hi Matthew, Good call moving to TR, I would not take a caravan any further. We spent a week at TR only and had the most awesome sightings. Even saw the TR leopard stalk and catch a springbok! You will have a fantastic time.
In one of the local magazines I saw an article and pics where a guy attached and dragged a tyre just behind each of the two front tyres of his vehicle to "grade" the road surface for the caravan's tyres behind! 'n Boer maak 'n plan (A farmer makes a plan). Apparently it worked quite well. Maybe SANParks should supply a tractor tyre and those willing could drag it when they go out fo a drive!
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We were going do a mixture of camping in a tent and fixed accommodation for our May 2010 trip. Due to circumstances tenting is no longer an option and we've also had to shorten our trip. Meantime we've acquired a small off-road caravan. We've changed our booking but at present can't get a camp site in MM so have to stick with our original 2 nights at KTC. Question: will we be able to park our caravan at KTC - is the parking area big enough? Or will we have to / be able to leave the 'van in some parking area at MM? .
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:34 pm Posts: 59 Location: Sandton, South Africa
I'm sure I've read this somewhere before, but cannot seem to find the answer (So I'm just going to have to ask again)
We are planning a camping trip up to KTP for the first week in September 2010 and are unsure if we should take a standard road-going caravan or hire an off-road trailer. It's the longest we would have camped as a family & I want a solid camping base to work with (Rather than our Campmaster tents).
Will a standard road-going caravan cope with the roads? (TR to MM to Nossob over a week) or would an off-road trailer work best?
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Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:23 pm Posts: 813 Location: Cape Town
Hi RichardS I don't have the time to find any of the many posts I have responded to re taking a normal caravan to KTP. They are probably in one of the threads Dotty has suggested. So, right now, short and sweet...FORGET about even thinking of taking a normal caravan!! Enjoy your trip.
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