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Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:42 pm

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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Re: Travel from Orpen to Shigwedzi

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Satara to Punda Maria

Unread postby kallis1786 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:50 am

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

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Re: Satara to Punda Maria

Unread postby PNF » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:43 am

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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Re: Satara to Punda Maria

Unread postby yoda » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:02 am

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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Re: Satara to Punda Maria

Unread postby forestgump » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:07 am

In short, possible,yes, but advisable,no.
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Drive time??

Unread postby TJDfairport » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:46 am

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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Re: Drive time??

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:13 am

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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Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread postby brendon111 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:57 pm

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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Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:28 am

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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Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread postby JohnE13 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:35 am

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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Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread postby RemiE » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:07 am

I need a bit of advice

Is it possible to drive from Letaba to Lower Sabie in one day? (I travel very slowly in the park :cam: ) Would it be better to stick to the H 1-5, H 1-4, H 1-3 and H10 or will there be enough time to go on some of the gravel roads? :hmz:
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Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:30 am

Hi RemiE
We drove from Tsendze to Lower Sabie, unfortunately only the tar as you said but we drove 30-40km/h and reached LS by 14:00 so you can drive dirt roads :D
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Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:05 pm

Agree with Heksie :)
Last month we did Skukuza to Letaba (which is almost the same distance as Letaba-LS) and we got there at 14:30.
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Re: Travelling times between campsites

Unread postby DSouter » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:43 pm

Don't be fooled by the relatively short distances between camps as it takes waaaaay longer than you think especially when a cheetah decides to walk across the road in front of you with cubs in tow and decides to lie next to the road with the cubs frolicking - you won't want to do your trail.

Animals always appear when you are in a hurry especially just before camp closing time. :lol:

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