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Map of Kruger Park Roads

Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Unread post by gwendolen » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:15 pm

DuQues wrote:New names of the regions:

Nxanatseni Region: (North)
Bateleur
Boulders
Letaba
Mopani
Olifants
Punda Maria
Shimuwini
Shingwedzi
Sirheni

Nyakeni: (Center)
Balule
Maroela
Orpen
Roodewal
Satara
Talamati
Tamboti

Marula: (South)
Berg en Dal
Crocodile Bridge
Lower Sabie
Pretoriuskop
Skukuza

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Unread post by arks » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:29 am

Yes you can usually buy your KNP mapbook (my most current one is published by Honeyguide) at the gate, altho sometimes they are out of stock in the language you prefer — but then you can just wait and try the shop at your first camp.
The map book shows all the details and gives all the information you'll need and also has pix of most of the common animals and birds — altho a good field guide will give better pix and more details.
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Re: Map of Kruger Park Roads

Unread post by gemcap » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:33 pm

I am prefacing this by saying it may sound like a silly question, but what is the difference between the different coloured routes?
I assume that the thick blue line represents the river, but am wondering about the Thin Blue routes, Thick red route, Thin Green route and the Yellow route.

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Re: Map of Kruger Park Roads

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:08 pm

depend of the maps...
it's the difference between tar roads and gravel roads
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Re: Printing DuQues' map

Unread post by richardharris » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:35 am

Obviously you can buy several in the Park!!

I like the Honeyguide map best. Its much clearer than several others on sale in January.

Its called the Kruger National Park Map, available in several languages. Honeyguide Publications.
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Re: Printing DuQues' map

Unread post by DuQues » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:45 am

That's the best one yes, in my eyes.
And I think you can buy it at Kalahari.net?
They deliver overseas at very reasonable prices, good service too.
I would add a few other goodies to keep the shipping cost a low percentage...
Maybe add a bird book like Sasol or Roberts?
Mammals book? Well, a whole library to choose from. ;)
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Kruger Map & Surrounding Distances

Unread post by Elsa » Wed May 13, 2009 4:52 pm

I have just received this map and thought it very useful in order to calculate distances from the various towns around the park. :D

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Re: Kruger Map & Surrounding Distances

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu May 14, 2009 8:33 am

Fantastic!

Although we know the area pretty well, this map is very clear and stylised. It leaves out all the other features which tend to clog up other maps, in cases when all you want are road numbers and distances.

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Re: Map of Kruger Park Roads

Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:08 pm

Appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had.

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Garmap and KNP

Unread post by David Maritz » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:57 am

I have the latest software of Garmap and all the maps loaded.

Now to my knowledge and printed maps of KNP I have seen there is quite a number of roads available to travel on Garmap and it is more that are shown on the printed maps?

Is there anybody that has traveled some of these additional roads or are they management roads as well?

I am trying to map all my roads and once in KNP to tell Mr Finkelstein (GPS) where to go to and from there I can just laze away and drive and if I am waiting I can also check my time of arrival and kilo's left.

It always ends up in where to go? Where is the map? Give the map to me!

Mr Finkestein will talk to me and I will steer into that direction!
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Re: Garmap and KNP

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:02 pm

You are only allowed to drive a small amount of roads, the rest is indeed management roads, roads for "reserved guests only" (like to bushcamps or consessions) and firebreaks.
And 4x4 tracks of course, which you are not allowed to do with anything but a 4x4,
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Re: Garmap and KNP

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:06 pm

David Maritz , beware of those Garmap roads . I assisted confused people near Orpen dam in December with directions , they thought they were at Orpen gate , this was minutes before gate closing time and they still had 2 hours of travelling to the gate .
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Re: Garmap and KNP

Unread post by Timandmel » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:01 pm

Hi I really believe everyone should have a printed map, but I will say we have a Tom Tom GPS and I really must say it was fantastic having it in Kruger .
It shows you the distance to the next prerecorded destination for E.G Satara to Letaba and it keeps on adjusting the time it will take to get there, at the speed you are traveling at, so can't be late, very handy, even on a dirt road in the middle of the bush.
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Re: Map of Kruger Park Roads

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Re: Best guide book to the Kruger?

Unread post by saraf » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:36 pm

The map books, especially the ones with the bird and animal ids, are invaluable.

For a guidebook that you can read at leisure have a look for Prime Origins Exploring Kruger.

Also have a look in Recommended Reading for other suggestions.
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