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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby barryels » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:05 am

Dear MarcSF,

According to SANParks management at Twee Rivieren there is no facilities to exchange foreign currency into Rand anymore.

Credit card payments are only allowed at Twee Rivieren camp.

Only cash is accepted at the shops at Mata Mata and Nossob.

Although the park is in the process of installing credit card machines at Mata Mata and Nossob, it will not be operational for some time due to Telkom connection issues.

It seems that the best will be to do the exchange at Windhoek airport as Katanga suggested.
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Unread postby Janeli » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:50 pm

There is a possibility that we will travel from Namibia through the Kgalagadi to RSA during February.
I would appreciate it very much to hear from people that have recently visited the Kgalagadi about the condition of the roads, especially after the rains.
It seems like a wonderful opportunity to visit Kgalagadi even if it is only for 3 days!! :D :D :D
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby funguye » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:44 pm

BarryEls, do you know if the card machines at Nossob and Mata Mata are operational yet? Going there next week and wondering if I should be taking a big wad of cash for fuel and fresh bread. Going for a week and bit, so may need to plan carefully around cash...
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby Hippotragus » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:30 pm

I don't have recent experience but. when we were there in May 2015, we used South African garage card for fuel. The shops only took cash.

Remember the remoteness - signal can be down, so take some cash. However one time at Nossob signal was down and they just wrote it down to put through later!
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby barryels » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:49 am

funguye wrote:BarryEls, do you know if the card machines at Nossob and Mata Mata are operational yet? Going there next week and wondering if I should be taking a big wad of cash for fuel and fresh bread. Going for a week and bit, so may need to plan carefully around cash...


Dear funguye,

There are currently only card facilities available in the shops at Twee Rivieren. The park is still struggling to get Telkom lines live and ready at Nossob and Mata Mata.

I personally don't use my card for fuel, however reading comments of hippotragus there are card facilities for fuel.

I suggest that you have some cash available for your trip next week.

Enjoy the trip and remember to give us feedback through a trip report on the forums when you are back home :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby funguye » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks for the responses. We reckoned that we'll just have cash anyway.

And thanks to everyone posting here for the info. I've been there, but 10+ years ago, so I am super excited. From this forum I was able to get to know the animals already, where they've been spotted and even their names to ID them. It's going to be an amazing 2 weeks there. I hope I get to spot the animals and birds on my list and I really hope I get to make some plaster moulds of leopard and lion tracks!
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby katanga » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:31 am

i know from my last trip 2 years ago that I was able to use my debit card for fuel at all 3 fuels stations in the park.

I didn't try using the card in the shops.

Is it still the case on being able to use cards for fuel?

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:50 am

katanga,

December month we used our debit cards in Mata Mata and Nossob :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby kyknetta » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:23 pm

:D
You Lucky ones to go the Kgalagadi after the rains!
We were there the 2nd week in January, when it was still very dry.
We always use a Petrol card or a Credit Card at Nossob, TweeRivieren and Mata-Mata.
No Problems at all.
There is a small ATM in the shop at TweeRivieren as well
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread postby katanga » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:16 pm

Thanks LionQueen and Kyknetta


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