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Unread postby Kingfisha » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:29 am

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Thanks for the photo's, they are great. Did you stay in the unit with the 2 bedrooms or the one with 1 bedroom and 2 beds in the lounge area?

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Unread postby Caracal » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:59 pm

Did you stay in the unit with the 2 bedrooms or the one with 1 bedroom and 2 beds in the lounge area?


We stayed in the latter. The lounge area had a seating area, dining area( lovely big table) and two single beds. Loads of space. I am sure another bed can fit into the lounge arera as well.The kitchen had a stove and was well stocked with utensils ( in 2005).Lovely view and braai area.
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Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:34 pm

Also here I need your help,

I guess the accommodation CH2/3/4/6 only vary in the number of people to accommodate??? So I guess a CH2 would be large enough???

Thanks for your help here.

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:13 pm

Correct, if there are only 2 of you a CH2 will suffice.
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Unread postby Ossi » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:03 am

Hi everybody,
Not only a newcomer to the forum but also to KTP I have already read through a lot of posts in the forum. But anyway, can somebody give some advice what to expect from the facilities at Nossob camp. We are not the perfectly equipped outdoor people (at least not yet) so I would like to know how to best stock up for 4 nights at Nossob. P.S. I don't have a car fridge, only cooler boxes. If anybody has an idea if and where (CT area) one could rent a mobile fridge/freezer it would be great.

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Unread postby Kalaharikind » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:49 am

The only good advice i can give is to take enough bottled drinking water (about 2.5l per person per day) because the water in Nossob is very salty .
Ass for the facilities , they are very good and cater for campers and chalet stayers .
There is a shop that sells almost anything aswell as meat if you don't want to take some with.
Somewhere in Upington there is a place that rents all kinds of camping gear .
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Unread postby Bekke » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:06 am

Ossi, I'm not sure whether you'll be camping or staying in the self-catering venues - I'm guessing the latter. I'm also not sure whether your stay in KTP will be limited to 4 nights at Nossob, or whether you will also stay in some of the other camps?
As a rule, we take big cans (20l) of fresh water. They do sell bottled water at Nossob, but it may happen that they run out of supplies and it may take days to re-supply. There are freezers / fridges in the chalets, so "normal" cool-boxes should suffice - depending from where you are driving. They do sell meat at 2R and Nossob, but again you cannot bargain on supplies. Fresh produce is also important and they seldom have cheese and milk available during peak times.

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Unread postby Ossi » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:13 am

Sorry for being not specific. We will stay just one night in
2R, continue to Nossob (4 nights) and then head straight out again. I know it's too short but... We will stay in Chalets for the whole visit.

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Unread postby GavinW » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:20 pm

Ossi, If you are staying in chalets, they all do have fridges/freezers so a normal coolerbox would suffice. One tip however is to work out you menus beforehand and when you buy the meat ask for it to be vacuum packed into specific meals. You can then freeze the meals and defrost as required. Skaapland butchery in Upington will do this for you no problem.
Otherwise all the chalets are fully equiped so you don't really need anything extra like crockery and cutlery.
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Unread postby jb72 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:45 pm

Hi Ossi,

Before we got the car fridge/freezer we would buy a block or two of dry ice, and put that in the cooler with our meat. No problems with meat defrosting on the drive up. I know of a good place in CT that sells the ice if you want - around R10 a block if I remember correctly. 2 Blocks should do the trick, so it's not even a lot of money. Give me a shout if you want the details. Enjoy the trip - Nossob is great !

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Unread postby Caracal » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:57 pm

hi Ossi
If you are still interested.... Just Done IT 4x4 in Hout Bay used to rent out fridges.
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:35 pm

4 nights - Nossob

Be sure to drive round Marie se Draai every day. Unless you have seen enough lions cheetahs, AWCs & brown hyenas.
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Unread postby Ossi » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:02 am

Thank you all for your advice. This gave me quite a better picture of what to expect. Hope we can make the best out of it and we come back bitten bythe Kalahari bug as well.

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Unread postby madach » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:26 pm

Concerning taken frozen meat to KTP:

I always buy my meat at a butcher and let him vacuum pack the meat. I then (obviously) freeze the meat. When I pack the meat I put a carton from a 24-pack Castle beer on the bottom of the coolbox and put all the meat on that carton. I wrap all the meat in old newspapers. After stacking all the meat I cover it with another carton from a 24-pack Castle beer. I then put my veggies, fetah cheese, butter etc on top op that. If you pack like this and use a decent cooler box (Coleman) then your meat will stay frozen for over 24 hours, no problem at all.

On my last trip a friend of mine gave me 4x4 ice packs (example) which I put on top of the meat. This way the meat stayed frozen even longer.

You can also use carton from other beer brands, but Castle works best

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Unread postby schliek » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:33 pm

Hi

Does Nossob has a gate.
If so
What's closing time
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