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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread post by Catriona » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:28 am

We arrive at KTP on the 12 th of October. Unfortunately my Father is not well at the moment and I want to give my Mother some contact numbers in case I needed to be contacted in an emergency.
Is the main reception number the best one to contact at Twee Rivieren given we will be in various of the wilderness camps and they will then be able to get a message to me?
Thank you for any suggestions folk might offer
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:16 am

Simon,

You can ask the Twee Rivieren reception to forward any emergency calls to where you might be in the park, they are in radio ciontact and will get hold of you.

The reception number is 054 561 2000 / 2050

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Checking In at Twee Rivieren for both sides?

Unread post by JaniceE » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:40 am

Ooooh the excitement is so strong....cant even think about work...just checking and re checking our supplies...great fun
Day1 Twee Rivieren
Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Nossob ( leave trailer 5 & 6 ) and off to
Day 5 & 6 Bitterpan to Urikariuus
Day 7 8 9 Nossob again leave trailer and off to
Day 10 Grootkalk pick up trailer
Day 11 12 13 Rooiputs
My question is can we do all of the check in for Bots and SA side on Day 1 at Twee Rivieren?
From Nossob down to Rooiputs can we do directly there?
Will appreciate any info and promise a trip report....although guys I am a terribly slow typist.
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Pretiouskop 17 - 21 Nov 2016
Satara 22 - 25 Nov 2016
Low Sabie 26 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Skukuza 3 - 8 Dec 2016

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Re: Checking In at Twee Rivieren for both sides?

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:52 pm

JaniceE,

Firstly a very warm welcome to the Forum

Regarding your question, when checking in at Twee Rivieren you can just walk to the Botswana Counters and book in there as well, then when you come back from Grootkolk you can drive straight to Rooiputs. Just remember to book out from the Botswana side again when you do get to Twee Rivieren.

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Re: Checking In at Twee Rivieren for both sides?

Unread post by Southerndreams » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:31 pm

Yes guys, always think checking in before you drive the side road to Rooiputs,
otherwise a red faced SAN Parks tourism manager will be forced to leave his car,
run through the landscape to check your permit and punish you!

happende to me in April 2010, no joke.
We felt like criminals.

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Camping at Twee

Unread post by jodie » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:33 pm

Hi
Please could someone tell me if the camping sites at Twee can accomodate 2 vehicles. There are 6 people in our party and I can see the campsites accomodate 6 persons.
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Re: Camping at Twee

Unread post by jodie » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:35 pm

Also is this enough time in the park to exit in Botswana
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Re: Camping at Twee

Unread post by Blackie » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:23 am

Camp sites at TR are not demarcated so you can camp anywhere you like depending on electricity point, length of your extension lead etc. You can park the vehicles anywhere around your camping area.

Also is this enough time in the park to exit in Botswana


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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:28 pm

I have three nights booked next week at TR camping. I was wondering what was provided for cooking and cleaning? Are there gas stoves that are usable? Are there a washing basins with hot and cold water?

Do the braai facilities for each campsite have a grid or do you need to bring your own braai grid?

Are there any electricity points that don't require those camping blue converters?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by Caracal » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:02 pm

Hi Astromat

There are no stoves of any kind at the Twee Rivieren. There is a scullery with hot and and cold water to wash your dishes and there is a laundry where you can hand wash your clothes. No washing machines. There is also a small room with normal plug points that can be used for ironing or hair dryers. Electricity at the capsite does require the blue plug.
And for the life of me I cannot remember about braai grids..probably because I do not do the braaiing...but I think you should take a grid.

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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:50 pm

Thanks for the information, its pretty much as i expected. I stupidly forgot to check the facilities when i was there in Feb as i stayed in the chalets.

The electricity points in the room, would they be suitable for charging a camera? It's the only thing we need electricity for.

Can't wait to get on the road now.
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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by Caracal » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:36 pm

Yes it is suitable for charging cameras...just take all relevant adaptors along. Many people use the plugs for cameras etc.....

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Re: Kgalagadi: Twee Rivieren Camp

Unread post by Scouter » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:45 am

Hi AstroMatt,

My daughter and I camped at TR in the April holidays - it was awesome !!

The electricity points do all need those blue adaptors but if you cant find one before you leave, the shop at TR has rows and rows of them for sale - they are behind the till - so hopefully might still have some. We took a long lead and the relevant adaptors and charged our camera batteries and phones inside the tent....

As for the braais - all the sites have those standard SANParks ( I think they are all the same - def the same as in KNP) built-in-braai areas made of cement with a slightly flattish round type of metal braai dish with an attached grid that you can swing around and either raise or lower a bit ...

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Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Gabriel33 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:05 am

Hi Guy

We are two families heading out to KTP during late September this year from CT, and we are very much looking forward to it, just a few quick questions if possible?
We often camp and are decently equipped, but, you never know what you might need there. We are 4 adults and 4 kids (8-11) and we'll be staying 4 nightst at Twee-Rivieren. The reason is that since we have to set up camp we can't excactly hop around.

Now, some questions:

The road to get to Twee-Rivieren : Is it terrible? One family will have a Nissan Quasqai (Spelling?) and it doesnt have 4x4 but have a decent clearance. Once there we'l be all hop in my raised bakkie so no issue there.

The shops at Tweerivieren : How well equipped are they? We expect to pay premium, thats not the problem, just wondering about it having general commodities you might need?

Twee-Rivieren Ablutions : In what condition are they?

Game : We've been to Kruger a few times and gotten used to "animals at every corner", but we do know this is not the case in KTP. If you had to drive a around Twee-Rivieren every day, would you expect to see some good game? Ie Watering Holes around TR?

Rain : Could we expect rain in KTP during late September?

Thats it for now, we might think of more in good time.

Anwyay, can't wait. Thanks in advance.

Cheers

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:19 am

Gabriel33 wrote:Hi Guy

We are two families heading out to KTP during late September this year from CT, and we are very much looking forward to it, just a few quick questions if possible?
We often camp and are decently equipped, but, you never know what you might need there. We are 4 adults and 4 kids (8-11) and we'll be staying 4 nightst at Twee-Rivieren. The reason is that since we have to set up camp we can't excactly hop around.

Now, some questions:

The road to get to Twee-Rivieren : Is it terrible? One family will have a Nissan Quasqai (Spelling?) and it doesnt have 4x4 but have a decent clearance. Once there we'l be all hop in my raised bakkie so no issue there.

The road from Upington to Twee Revieren is very good - no issues there

The shops at Tweerivieren : How well equipped are they? We expect to pay premium, thats not the problem, just wondering about it having general commodities you might need?

You will get the basics

Twee-Rivieren Ablutions : In what condition are they?

Good

Game : We've been to Kruger a few times and gotten used to "animals at every corner", but we do know this is not the case in KTP. If you had to drive a around Twee-Rivieren every day, would you expect to see some good game? Ie Watering Holes around TR?

You could see plenty including all the big cats and raptors

Rain : Could we expect rain in KTP during late September?

Possible but unlikely

Thats it for now, we might think of more in good time.

Anwyay, can't wait. Thanks in advance.

Cheers


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