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Re: Best time to visit Augrabies and KTP

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:24 pm

Hi MP.

Augrabies would be at its best during the rainy season in the catchment areas, probably around Feb, or when the Orange River is in full flow. As a Capie, I need somebody in the know here.

The area around Nossob in KTP is raptor heaven, but I think that summer is great in KTP if you can handle the heat.
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Re: Best time to visit Augrabies and KTP

Unread post by billyf » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:29 pm

Hi MP, the falls will probably be at their best in late summer, but the heat and humidity, not to mention the muggies, can be a problem then.

I would suggest April/May as the best time to visit both parks.

How long do you need?? ......well, how much time do you have available.

Would suggest 2 nights at Augrabies and minimum 7 nights in KTP.
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Augrabies Restaurant

Unread post by icurrie » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:32 pm

Hi guys

Can anyone give me some info on the Shibula Restaurant at Augrabies. We are planning our next visit to KTP (. ... about time too!!) and will be driving up from Cape Town with an overnight stay at Augrabies. We really need to know if we can rely on the restaurant without worrying about self catering that night (we'll be db&b on the drive up so won't have much with us until we stock up meat etc at Upington)

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Re: Augrabies Restaurant

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:06 pm

Hi Issy,

can only say that when visiting the restaurant in February 2009 is was excellent - try the butterfish with garlic sauce

Just give it a try

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Re: Augrabies Restaurant

Unread post by ingrid60 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:41 pm

Hi Issy.

I have to agree with Pumbaa!!
Butterfish with garlic sauce,very delicious!!!!

We were there October 2009!!!
Not only the food is great,the Park too!!!

I am sure,you will enjoy it!!!
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Re: Augrabies Restaurant

Unread post by icurrie » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:28 pm

Thanks for the info everyone - one less night of dishes .....
Looking forward the butterfish (I've only had it once and as a non-fishy person I was bowled over so here's hoping it is on the menu!!!!)
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Re: Augrabies Restaurant

Unread post by Flavia » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:52 pm

I had dinner there twice in August 2008 and it was very good. We both ate game meat.

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Augrabies Falls

Unread post by Stefanvansteen » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:15 pm

Hello everyone,

Can I buy an international wildcard at Augrabies Park centre?
Thanks,

Stefan

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Re: Augrabies Falls

Unread post by Batsman » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:30 pm

Yes, shouldn't be a problem. E.g. i renewed a wildcard at an remote place like Sendlingsdrift (Richtersveld) without fuss. Just go to reception.

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Augrabies wilderness road

Unread post by matthee » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:48 pm

Hi - Will be visiting Augrabies end April 2011 and am interesting in driving the 94km wilderness road. However, find information on this route scarce. E.g. where to book, grade of route, what to see on this road, etcetera. Please help.

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Re: Augrabies wilderness road

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:54 pm

Matthee,

Very warm welcome to the forum, I have send you a PM just to get more info regarding the road you asked about.

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Re: Augrabies wilderness road

Unread post by matthee » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:17 pm

Dankie baie, Jannie. Dit was vinnig. Het nog nie die PM gekry nie, maar sien uit daarna.

Tr: Thanks a lot Jannie. That was fast. Have yet to receive the PM, but looking forward to it.
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Re: Augrabies wilderness road

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:00 am

Hi Matthee
You don't have to book the route,depending on your stay you will pay the tariff for day visitors or overnight visitors only,so there's no cost attached to the road.
You can do the road with a normal sedan vehicle or 4x4,the last option will enable you to reach 2 of the waterpoints as this was a initiatif to enhance game viewing.
The total lenghts of the road is 92km starting from the rest-camp/a map will be available at the reception,there is a longer route approximately 6hrs,shorter one is approximately 3hrs.
There is also a picnic site on the extended route.
All game species is reintroductions and the following can be seen,giraffes,red-hartebees,springbok,gemsbok,ostrich,hart-mann zebras,eland,kudu's, and althougt there are a lot of species it all depends on how lucky you are.
It is better to go out early for planning your route,the game areas gate opens at 6:30 and close at 7:00.
Other initiatiffs was to attached names to the routes,these will enable tourist to know which route to take and if something happens for instance vehicle problems,at least less time will be spent on searching.
Extended route-named as quiver loop,community of quiver trees can be found here.
Short route-hartmanns loop,possibility to see zebras in this area.
Hopes this help,if theres other questions regarding this,please asked.

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Re: slagthuys in uppington open at sunday?

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon May 09, 2011 8:05 am

Hi Lima
The roads in Augrabies Falls national park is open but only on the central section of the park,the western section is still closed.You will also be able to only visit the view points and would need a 4+4 vehicle to reach the area where the bridge is closed to Holombacht where the waterhole is.
Dont know when that section will be open or when repairings on the road will start as we have quit a lot of rain recently and is no use to repaired if the roads going to be washed away.

Hopes it help.

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Re: slagthuys in uppington open at sunday?

Unread post by lima » Tue May 10, 2011 2:55 pm

Thanks Guru,

I have n't a good map off the augrabies park. Only the one at the website of the park itself. So I can't really know where the bridge is and the holombacht waterhole. We have rented a 4x4 probably a toyota dubbelcap. Can we see a lot of the park even with the road damage? We will be there in august this year. It will be a one time visit i think, so we want to see as much as possible.
Family of four with two boys who are 12 and 14 years old

1 aug kiliekrankie, 2 aug nossob, 3 aug gharagab, 4 aug bitterpan, 5 aug kalahari tent camp, 6-7 aug ai-ais, 8 aug sendelingsdrift, 9-10 aug tatasberg, 11-13 aug augrabies, 14-16 aug mokala


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