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Nossob Roads

Unread postby myles » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:25 am

Hi,
I was one of the fortunatre ones to be caught up in the floods of 2005. I have submitted a whole lot of photos for publication on the forum - hopefully they get published. Otherwise send me a pm and I'll email them to you.

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Unread postby DuQues » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:12 am

Some of the photo's by Myles:

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Now, no complaints anymore about bad roads?

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Unread postby BunduBoi » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:50 pm

The Nossob And Auob rivers on average flow once a century,the road along the Nossob has become a stream, but how much rain is required for the river itself to flow? Would the current rains be enough if they were to continue??
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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:32 pm

Myles sneaked to Kgalagadi last week, and made these comparisons:

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Nossob River

Unread postby myles » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:20 am

Hi Guys,

Having just returned from the Kgalagadi, all I can say is "Get up there". The park is an absolutely incredible sight at the moment and the sightings are pretty good too. I saw cheetah every day while I was at Nossob - north between Cubitje and Bedinkt. Lion were also fairly common north of Nossob but the birding was incredible. Huge numbers of raptors (Martial, Tawny, Lanner, Yellow billed Kites among others).
I was also fortunate to spend a night at Bitterpan - what an incredible drive - a sea of grass!! (check your radiator for grass seed). This is an amazingly peaceful camp - highly recommended.
Giraffe sightings on the Mata side of the park are plentiful. It was also great to see large herds of plains game (springbok, wildebeest, gemsbok) given the relative scarcity of large herds on my previous trips.
I'll sort out some more photos and publish them. (also try www.outdoorphoto.co.za and view my album - "mveysey")

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Nossob swimming pool

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:04 pm

I heard a rumour that Nossob has now got a swimming pool. Is it true or just somebody's interpretation of the big puddles caused by heavy rain.

Anybody confirm or deny?
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Unread postby christo » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:33 pm

Have not seen it yet, but read in a magazine that they do have. Makes the camp more appealing in summer time!
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Unread postby Mashona » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:55 am

Yes there is a swimming pool
So now the Afternoon nap will have screaming kids to contend with in the background
In a water short area like the Kalahari I am sure the money could have been spent on a 100 other things


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Unread postby Toddelelfe » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:23 am

Short question, how many kids will be there and when kids in Nossob, will they not also scream without a pool?

I was only 2 times in Kgalagadi TFNP and had only realised a few kid and teens.

For me is a pool not necessary to come back in 2007, but i would like it like the pool in TR. After a long and hot ride threw the field it`s for me a great joy to take a dip in the pool.

And i think it`s a good thing, when you make the camps a little bit more "comfortable" to get more visitors, earn more money and so on.
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Unread postby Mashona » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:33 am

Interesting........But we had a trip to the Mata Mata tented camp ruined by just that......screaming kids in the pool.

It was school holidays

Hence we now avoid the place and never go to the Kalahari in School holidays

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Unread postby Oumie » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:45 am

I would rather have screaming Kids in the daytime than loud music and late night parties at night in the camps
Glad one have the choice to go out of school holidays if one chooses to.
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Unread postby Salva » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:07 am

Honoustly, I don't mind the presence of a swimming pool in Nossob and yes, it might come in handy after the long drive coming from Twee Rivieren.

BUT: if there's one camp that didn't need it to be attractive it's Nossob! Of all the camps I ever visited this was my favourite: no competition! One of the assets was the serene, calm and peaceful atmosphere, combined with a feeling of being at the end of the world. I just hope this pool doesn't ruin that feeling on my next visit.
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Unread postby Mashona » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:13 am

Salva

Avoid Nossob in school holidays and especially over easter.

One thing that has always surprised me, the Camp management warn parents about the Cape Cobra's and Puff Adders in the Camp and warn them to keep the children aware ........but no they run around the camp after hours.

Its taken me a few trips to get the hang of it, but school holidays are now avoided


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