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Kgalagadi: Shopping inc food,wood and water.

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Re: First Time help

Unread post by combretum » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:38 pm

Thanks guys, your advice is most welcome. Prof, your advice is great, having been to remote spots in Moz we also resorted to pre-cooking then vacpac & freezing main meals; it worked rather well. Cant wait to be there, how many sleeps left to 3 May??

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Re: Wood and water

Unread post by A-J » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:01 am

Dreamer beat me to it! Not a big detour and well worth it for the wood. We spent the night there before heading into the park so that we could get there at opening time. The Askham Sands guest house is a great place with Hannetijie cooking divine meals and husband Piet - he of the wood! - telling great stories. Hannetjie was born in Askham and between them they own the town (or so we think!!!!).

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Re: Wood and water

Unread post by afri-explore » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:20 pm

I am not to sure on this. The vet gates are more to the north AFAIK. Picked up in another forum that people did take meat through. Other supplies should not be a problem at the border, but when there is food and mouth disease in Botswana they confiscate all meat (except poultry), dairy and eggs(why the eggs I have no idea). Meat is available at Tsabong, but try other forums on this as well. Last year Tsabong ran out of diesel so other stuff may also be in short supply sometimes.

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Re: Water and wood in KTP

Unread post by jeepers » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:12 pm

Can one buy beer at TR?

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Re: Water and wood in KTP

Unread post by GavinW » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:43 pm

Yes, but it is expensive - rather buy it in Upington
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Re: Water and wood in KTP

Unread post by Snakies » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:43 pm

Hi. Going there in april. Staying @ TR & MM. What is the ice situation there?

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Re: Water and wood in KTP

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:07 pm

Have seen lots of ice in the fridges in 2R & Nossob. If you go in July you can get it off your windscreen :
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Shops in KTP

Unread post by Suzz » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:48 pm

Hi there,
I just want to know if the shops in KTP sells ice, colddrinks, breadrolls and buns? I see it does sell firewood.
Planning our next trip...

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Re: Shops in KTP

Unread post by Jo » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:59 pm

Hi Suzz

The shops do sell ice (although sometimes they run out). I have seen bread in the fridges and colddrinks - but if you staying at Mata Mata or Nossob, it may be an idea to order some roosterkoek or a loaf of home made bread from reception...they are delicious!!

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Re: Shops in KTP

Unread post by billyf » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:02 pm

The Twee Rivieren shop is mostly well-stocked, and normally have just about everything.

The Mata Mata and Nossob shops are smaller and very often run out of things like bread. We always order roosterkoek or bread - pricey but great.

Never seen any of the shops out of cold drinks and beer
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Re: Shops in KTP

Unread post by Suzz » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:09 pm

We will definatly try the roosterkook, it's on our "menue". But we are also making burgers one night, and hotdogs and I just want to know if I have to maybe buy this when we enter the park at TR.
Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Shops in KTP

Unread post by billyf » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:14 pm

Suggest you buy in Upington, just to make doubly sure. If TR also has, then you can have 2 burger nights.
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Re: Shops in KTP

Unread post by Chickadee » Thu May 07, 2009 9:43 pm

Do all the gas stations sell both regular and diesel? Which is cheaper over there? I'm looking at rental vehicles right now. Help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Shops in KTP

Unread post by billyf » Thu May 07, 2009 9:53 pm

Hi Chickadee,

Yes petrol and diesel is available at TR, Mata Mata and Nossob.
There is not much difference between the price of petrol and diesel, although usually diesel is cheaper. The biggest advantage is the better fuel consumption of diesel vehicles.
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Re: Shops in KTP

Unread post by Chickadee » Thu May 07, 2009 10:04 pm

Thanks. That's all I need to know, so far.
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