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Kgalagadi: Nossob Camp

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Nossob Roads

Unread post by myles » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:25 am

Hi,
I was one of the fortunatre ones to be caught up in the floods of 2005. I have submitted a whole lot of photos for publication on the forum - hopefully they get published. Otherwise send me a pm and I'll email them to you.

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Unread post by DuQues » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:12 am

Some of the photo's by Myles:

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Now, no complaints anymore about bad roads?

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Unread post by BunduBoi » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:50 pm

The Nossob And Auob rivers on average flow once a century,the road along the Nossob has become a stream, but how much rain is required for the river itself to flow? Would the current rains be enough if they were to continue??
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Nossob River

Unread post by myles » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:20 am

Hi Guys,

Having just returned from the Kgalagadi, all I can say is "Get up there". The park is an absolutely incredible sight at the moment and the sightings are pretty good too. I saw cheetah every day while I was at Nossob - north between Cubitje and Bedinkt. Lion were also fairly common north of Nossob but the birding was incredible. Huge numbers of raptors (Martial, Tawny, Lanner, Yellow billed Kites among others).
I was also fortunate to spend a night at Bitterpan - what an incredible drive - a sea of grass!! (check your radiator for grass seed). This is an amazingly peaceful camp - highly recommended.
Giraffe sightings on the Mata side of the park are plentiful. It was also great to see large herds of plains game (springbok, wildebeest, gemsbok) given the relative scarcity of large herds on my previous trips.
I'll sort out some more photos and publish them. (also try www.outdoorphoto.co.za and view my album - "mveysey")

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Nossob swimming pool

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:04 pm

I heard a rumour that Nossob has now got a swimming pool. Is it true or just somebody's interpretation of the big puddles caused by heavy rain.

Anybody confirm or deny?
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Unread post by christo » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:33 pm

Have not seen it yet, but read in a magazine that they do have. Makes the camp more appealing in summer time!
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Unread post by Mashona » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:55 am

Yes there is a swimming pool
So now the Afternoon nap will have screaming kids to contend with in the background
In a water short area like the Kalahari I am sure the money could have been spent on a 100 other things


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Unread post by Toddelelfe » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:23 am

Short question, how many kids will be there and when kids in Nossob, will they not also scream without a pool?

I was only 2 times in Kgalagadi TFNP and had only realised a few kid and teens.

For me is a pool not necessary to come back in 2007, but i would like it like the pool in TR. After a long and hot ride threw the field it`s for me a great joy to take a dip in the pool.

And i think it`s a good thing, when you make the camps a little bit more "comfortable" to get more visitors, earn more money and so on.
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Unread post by Mashona » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:33 am

Interesting........But we had a trip to the Mata Mata tented camp ruined by just that......screaming kids in the pool.

It was school holidays

Hence we now avoid the place and never go to the Kalahari in School holidays

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Unread post by peterpiper » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:40 am

At the risk of getting my own "Difference of ......" thread I would just like to throw in a quick comment about noise at Nossob.
The levels went up significantly it seems when they started opening up 4x4 trails and camps etc... Somehow when you go there on your own or with your SO you are very aware of your own noise as you sit queitly sipping Amurula, but when you are travelling in a group of 8 or more adults, the whole attitude changes and suddenly there is a big circle around a small fire with people talking loudly so that everyone in the group can hear. It's somehow harder to be considerate when in a large group. When I'm with a gathering I always try to bear that in mind.

Nossob is still my favourite camp though and if you absolutely HAVE to be there in school holidays then try to give the kids a break. Far better they are there than hanging out at the Mall.
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Unread post by peterpiper » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:15 pm

But then again there's just more to see in school holidays

I once took the family to Kgalagadi, including 3 young kids and a bucketfull of Lego to keep the older 2 amused. Little did I know the youngest boy ( 3 ) decided in his wisdom, to throw a piece of lego out of the window every now and then, like some kind of Hansel And Gretal trail. A car with a young couple noticed a piece on the road and picked it up then saw another and another. For 2 days when sightings were quiet they would look for Lego until they had built there own fairly substantial castle. Eventually they found us and gave it to us and we all had a good laugh.
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