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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:19 am

@Buffalofreak,

There is no such thing as a stupid question, maybe a stupid answer.

Here we go....

1. You will need all the papers you have mentioned to be able to go to Rooiputs.
2. I would suggest you try and exchange to Pula before getting to the park to avoid disappointment, unfortunately SANParks does not exchange any foreign currency, normally we would send the people to the shop but if they don’t have you might have a problem.
3. You can do your Rooiputs booking the day you enter Twee Rivieren.
4. I would be on the look-out for the two fairly large Lion males patrolling the Rooiputs camp sites, there is also a leopard which is seen frequently.
5. You will have to stock up from the Twee Rivieren shop.
6. You can enter KTP via Hotazhell but with the rains we have had I don’t know the condition of the road, I would rather take the long road through Upington and be safe.

Hope it helps.
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread post by Buffalofreak » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:24 am

Thank you. :clap: Whoo-hoo, looking forward to this trip :dance:

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Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:43 am

Only a pleasure.

Make sure your camera batteries are charged, you might just have some visitors at Rooiputs.
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Unread post by Blackie » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:17 pm

KG, I hope to meet you in person when we get there in May. Are you at TR?

Question: We are staying 4 nights (3 days) at Nossob and plan to use 1 day for a trip up to Unions End. Will it be worthwhile to go to UE in terms of sightings or should we rather spend the 3 days down south or over the dune roads towards Mata Mata / TR?

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Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:25 pm

Blackie,

If you haven’t been up to UE then I would for sure take one day to go up that way, it sure is a beautiful part of the park as well. If and when you go up north then you will have to leave as the gates open to have great sightings.

I will be here in May and it would be nice to meet up with you guys.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:34 pm

I would go to UE.

There are potentially great sightings on the way, and don't forget to sign the forum book there.
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Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:38 pm

Go to Union End :thumbs_up:
each time I saw Meerkats and a lot of other... :hmz: like big cats.... :dance:
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Unread post by Blackie » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:32 pm

Tks for the replies. Had been to UE in 2005 but you guys (and girl) convinced me to do it again!
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread post by Seyms1979 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:39 pm

Hi there,

Can anyone tell me if one can go from TR to Rooiputs Campsite in a 4x2 Bakkie ?

I would like to stay at Rooiputs for 2 nights in March, but have no idea of the road condition ?

I have a Toyota Double Cab 4x2

Many thanks

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:03 pm

Welcome to the forum Seyms.

If the new road is open, you should be ok ifyou can negotiate a bit of sand.

If it is not open wait a week and a bit and I will tell you first hand!
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Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:21 am

Seyms,

I have replied on your PM, but you will be able to make it so no worry to wait. As BB said if you know how to negotiate a bit of sand you will be 100% fine
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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:56 pm

:redface: I can't remember or don't know... there is a laundry at Nossob ?
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread post by Micetta » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:59 pm

a-m, I seem to remember that we passed it going from our bungalow 9c down to the hide :hmz:

Found this:
Facilities:
Laundry tubs and ironing facilities (no iron) in camping area of Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata-Mata.
If there is a washing machine I don't know and the one I saw was not in the camping area, but maybe it was the one the staff use.

Look here!

That's the laundry that I saw!

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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:15 pm

thanks Micetta :D
is a Click Click's question...
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Re: KGALAGADI - Questions and Answers

Unread post by Micetta » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:27 pm

:thumbs_up:


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