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KGALAGADI ROAD CONDITIONS

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CROWNED EAGLE
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KGALAGADI ROAD CONDITIONS

Unread post by CROWNED EAGLE » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:16 am

Visiting Kgalagadi during April 2016. Can anyone provide feedback on the road conditions (specifically corrugations)?

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Re: KGALAGADI ROAD CONDITIONS

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:46 am

The road conditions vary from day to day - depending on when last they were "graded" (i.e. a tyre dragged along by a tractor to smooth out the corrugations). The corrugations are one negative aspect in a wonderful park. We just put up with them and enjoy everything else the park has to offer.

The problem with the roads is made worse by visitors who do not deflate their tyres on entering the park and those who speed. It is also a good idea to drive in 4x4, but that does add to the fuel consumption!!

It is impossible to say what the roads will be like in April. Maybe someone who has been recently can add to this, but it may well change by April.

Have a fantastic trip.
Day visitor Malelane or Crocodile Bridge 22-26 August 2016.

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Re: KGALAGADI ROAD CONDITIONS

Unread post by InaDeVry » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:53 am

Previous post is correct. They grade the roads often but it is soon corrugated again. In the southern section they have upgraded the roads so I found it much better compared to last time I visited. I was there in October 2015.

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Re: KGALAGADI ROAD CONDITIONS

Unread post by penolva » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:16 pm

Can you explain how 'they have upgraded the roads in the southern section"? I am interested to know what they have done other than use the grader. Thanks Pen

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Re: KGALAGADI ROAD CONDITIONS

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:05 pm

I think that refers to the re-built road from KijKij down to TR. It was nearly finished when we were there last May.
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