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Re: Thulamela archaeological site

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:11 am

Unfortunately one cant just go there you will need a guide so book before hand so that you have a booked trail at Punda
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Re: Thulamela Guided Tour

Unread post by Dionni » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:46 pm

I see that the tour starts at Punda Maria at 7 AM. When I want to join at Paifuri picknick site, I suppose it starts later? Is there an exact time for that?

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Re: Thulamela Guided Tour

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:26 pm

Dionni, I think that it would b best to contact Punda Maria reception. I am only aware of the tour leaving from Punda, not Pafuri. I might be wrong though.
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Re: Thulamela Guided Tour

Unread post by Porridge » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:06 pm

There is not an exact time. There cannot be given the various obstacles and roadblocks that may be encountered on the way. That's even if the picnic spot is a legitimate collection point, which I doubt. Punda and Pafuri are a fair distance apart which complicates the issue.

I think calling the gate or Punda reception ahead of time is very good advice.
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Re: Thulamela via Shingwedzi

Unread post by MATTHYS » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:07 pm

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Thulamela Historical Site

Unread post by BrianA » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:02 pm

I have a booking for Kruger in April next year. Punda Maria is our last camp.
I wanted to do the heritage walk to Thulamela but found out today that is closed and has been for some months.
please can someone update me on the situation!

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Re: Thulamela Guided Tour

Unread post by Lesego » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:51 pm

Dear 'Mites;

I have sent an email to my colleagues for an update on the Thulamela Guided Tour. Will post once I receive the update.
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Re: Thulamela Guided Tour

Unread post by Lesego » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:12 am

Morning Mites;

Unfortunately the Thulamela Guided Tour is not operational due to unavailability of the guide/s.
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Re: Thulamela Guided Tour

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:49 am

Thanks Les,
that's such a pity, hopefully it can be resumed when more guides become available one day.
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Re: Thulamela Guided Tour

Unread post by Hugh » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:05 am

Lesego That is a great disappointment I will now try to change my accommodation at Punda as This is the second time we have tried to book it and not been able to go I would think this historical site would take top priority as I am sure many foreign tourists would love to see it as after all it is an important part of South Africa's history . Have been to the Zimbabwe ruins and Mpungubwe and the ruins on the nylaland trail so would like to see these ruins too. Pity
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