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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by picnic » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:00 pm

Enjoy your stay.

Why not stay at Nossop or Mata mata? I would rather stay at one of them for better game viewing. :thum Just a thought.
About the shops,
rather buy everything you need outside the park, in Upington maybe. (Wood will cost you R38.00 in the park) In Upington only R17.00. 8)

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:41 pm

@Gabriel33,

The Twee Rivieren area is currently very active with predators around (Lion, Leopard and Cheetah), there is also large herds of general game around. In respect with Kruger we might not have animals around every corner although the quality of the sightings is much better, you might be the only vehicle at a predator sighting for a long time and the vegetation is not that dense that the animal will only be seen for a few seconds.
There are some very nice waterholes around Twee Rivieren which could provide stunning animal sightings (as per the sightings board the last week or so).

The road from outside the park to Twee Rivieren is a tar road so there are no problems in getting here.

As mentioned by other mites, rather make sure you do have most of your goodies before coming into the park as the shops does only keep the basics, but enough to get you through your visit.

If there is anything else you would like to know please do not hesitate to ask there are many mites around that would certainly be able to assist.

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Imax » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:35 pm

Gabriel,

the shop is very basic, and some of what we deem basics are not always available -so best take along what you can.


Water in the park is brackish so better to take bottled water for drinking and cooking along. You can buy 5l water at TR, but almost at the price of petrol per litre!

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Div » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:26 pm

The Nissan will be fine on all the main roads in the Park.

Enjoy your trip!

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by john222333 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:27 am

Hi
The shop at Twee R has varying supplies. Good on booze , less good on fresh veg. Bread variable. Frozen bacon OK, tins very limited.
Game viewing up the Aoub river was brilliant for predators when we were there but nearly all the best sightings were immediately after the gate opened in the morning so delay breakfast and get out there!

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Gabriel33 » Wed May 02, 2012 11:40 am

Hi Guys

Thanks a lot for the answers.

In fact, we decided to extand our stay to include 3 nights at Nossob too :)

So, very excvited about that.
I would assume Nossob shop is even less stocked? I'll only have a 4x4 freezer (40litres), and that prob be filled with steaks, so I wont have space for much else.

How are the restaurants at 2r and Nossob? Take aways even?


Can't wait. Bring on September!

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by picnic » Wed May 02, 2012 11:43 am

Gabriel33 wrote: I'll only have a 4x4 freezer (40litres), and that prob be filled with steaks, so I wont have space for much else.


Can't wait. Bring on September!


:thumbs_up: :wink: You will be fine.

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Wed May 02, 2012 11:52 am

@Gabriel33,

Unfortunately Nossob doesn’t have a restaurant. Twee Rivieren / Nossob do not have any take a ways.

The shop at Nossob is not at all as well stocked as the shop at Twee Rivieren.

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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed May 02, 2012 1:08 pm

You can buy pies at the shop at 2R Gabe, and maybe they will make you some venison ones if you ask nicely.

Also you can get potbread made (to order) by the staff at Nossob. Ask at reception.
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Re: Trip to KTP , some info please

Unread post by Gabriel33 » Wed May 02, 2012 1:23 pm

Venison Pies and freshly made potbread?

And there I thought we'd be roughing it......


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Bats in the Twee Rivieren chalets

Unread post by KBrian » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:56 pm

Hi KG,

Your reply of Aug 20th, below, is reassuring. We are booked at Twee Rivieren for November 6th and 9th, and Nossob 7th & 8th, but because of bat reports on Trip Advisor we were considering alternatives. The only availability, as of right now is Mata Mata on Nov 6th. Our dilemma is whether by November the bats might have returned? If so would it make sense to switch our booking to Mata Mata? The earliest we might arrive at Twee Rivieren would be probably 3:30, and then have to rush off to Mata Mata, the question is would that be an unnecessary rush?
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The BATS......They have been a problem during the summer months, but unfortunately they have moved into the chalets as it creates a cool place to stay. Management have tried several things to deter the bats. Currently there are no bats giving a problem

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Re: Bats in the Twee Rivieren chalets

Unread post by picnic » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:36 pm

:lol: I don't think there are any chalets in KTP that are bat free. :naughty: On the other hand the park is their home. :wink:

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Re: Bats in the Twee Rivieren chalets

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:38 am

Hi there KBrian,

Firstly a very warm welcome to the forum, hope you will have a great time here.

To get back to the Bat issue, the bats will come back every summer and Twee Rivieren is not an isolated camp where the bats will get into the accommodation, although their number have taken down they are still there. The gates close at 19h30 during November month, Mata Mata is another 2,5 Hour’s drive from Twee Rivieren (that is if you don’t stop for sightings), if you do not spend to much time at a sighting you will be able to get to MM, However I would suggest to stay over at TR and have a break before going up north the next morning.


Hope it helps.

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Re: Bats in the Twee Rivieren chalets

Unread post by WeskusKlong » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:52 am

The simple solution is to go camping - never had bats in my tent :D .
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Re: Bats in the Twee Rivieren chalets

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:54 am

But then you will have trouble photographing them. And I will try to get good photos of them in 95 days!
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