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No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by GavinW » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:39 pm

I saw this quote on the Kgalagadi home page, and after phoning the park, I was advised that the renovations are set to start on Tuesday 2 May

Please be informed.


Dear Valued Stakeholder,

The Filling Station at Twee Rivieren is scheduled for an upgrade. The upgrade will include the replacement of the underground fuel tanks, driveway, water drainage system and fuel pumps. The project will be executed over a period of three months with construction work to take place daily between 08h00 and 16h30 from Mondays to Saturdays.

During this process we will only sell diesel fuel from a temporary above ground supply tank that will be situated in the camp reception area. It is not possible to store and sell unleaded petrol from a similar tank system and we hereby request visitors to fill up their vehicles on route to the park at Askham, situated ±74km’s from the park on the R360.

Diesel and Unleaded fuel will be available at our other two main camps Mata Mata and Nossob. We look forward to your visit to the park and please accept our apology for any inconvenience that you might experience with fuel supply at Twee Rivieren during your visit.

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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by gjorgi » Mon May 02, 2016 4:00 pm

Thanks for the heads up GavinW

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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by inyanga 1 » Mon May 02, 2016 5:19 pm

Gavin

let's hope KTP have scheduled more extra tankers just in case as a number of people will have plan around TR topups both coming in and going home...

It doesn't cost KTP extra to have a tanker full up ready to become the next top up... (as long as it's secured !)
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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by inyanga 1 » Mon May 02, 2016 5:35 pm

This only seems to have been on the facebooks page AFIK
https://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=87714&start=49

I am sitting in my ISUZU petrol 4x4 in Namibia with no phone or internet connection.
How am I going to know.

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or has SanParks posted notices in the Namibia camps feeding SA visitors back into TR ??
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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren Aircompressor?

Unread post by Jonkers » Tue May 03, 2016 2:24 pm

Will the air compressor still be available ?
Lowering the tyre pressure no problem, but going back on the road is another story.......

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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by icurrie » Tue May 24, 2016 6:55 pm

We've just come back from KTP and I can confirm that there is no unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren.

There is diesel at a temporary 'petrol' station outside of Reception - in a tanker. We were told that unfortunately they could not have petrol stored in this way as it was too dangerous.

We left on the day that they were making the changes and the compressor was next to the diesel tanker at Reception however it wasn't working. We were directed to the main workshops at the back of Twee Rivieren - where we inflated our tyres with no trouble. I suspect that the generator is fixed now.

They are changing the petrol and diesel tanks at TR and anticipate that it will take 3 months. I guess the closest petrol will be Askam, Mata Mata and Nossob.
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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue May 24, 2016 7:03 pm

Thanks for the update/feed back, Issy.
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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by Jonkers » Wed May 25, 2016 9:27 am

Thank you!
We always fill up in Askham in case there is no petrol at Twee Rivieren.
Glad we can inflate our tyres.
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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by mr wildguy » Wed May 25, 2016 9:34 pm

Hi

Does anyone know if Askham or Molopo lodge have 95 octane unleaded as my car will only run on the good stuff. (mata-mata and nossob should have 95?)

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Re: No Unleaded petrol at Twee Rivieren

Unread post by barryels » Thu May 26, 2016 9:05 am

mr wildguy wrote:Hi

Does anyone know if Askham or Molopo lodge have 95 octane unleaded as my car will only run on the good stuff. (mata-mata and nossob should have 95?)


I can confirm that they both have 95 octane unleaded petrol :thumbs_up: .
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