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Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

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Syl000
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Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby Syl000 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Hello,

Hope someone can give me some advice.
Is it allowed to drive with 1 4x4vehicle from Polenswa too the Kaa campsite so we can go the next day to kang.
(The green route on the map)

Greetings Sylvia

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Re: Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby Jembo » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:51 am

Hi Sylvia! The short answer is a definite NO! That route forms the first leg of the Wilderness Trail, can only be driven by 2 or more vehicles, no trailers, and you must return to the South African side, completing the trail. There is an access road to Mabuasehube which begins a few km north of Nossob, and this you can do with one vehicle. Two-way traffic, so watch it on the dunes!! I suppose you could rush it and sleep at the Main Gate in order to leave for Kang next day, but much better to overnight at Motopi 1 or 2, enjoy a fire, and relaaaax.... Hope this helps.

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Re: Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby Oubaas1 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:20 am

Sylvia
There is a two way route from Kannagauss to Kaa which can be driven by one vehicle :dance: :dance:

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Re: Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby Jembo » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:50 am

Thank you Oubaas, I knew there was something at the back of my mind - it wouldn't come out! :wall:

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Re: Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby Syl000 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:53 pm

Thank you very much for the advice

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Re: Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby Elize de Klerk » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:42 pm

Jip you take the road direction Unions end u til you reach the road that go to Kaa gate. Nice two spoor road and not so bad. At Kaa gate you drive to Zutswa, Hakuntsi and Kang. The first part until you reach Zutswa is sand, some places osft sand, then gravel until Hakuntsi then Tar.

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Re: Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby katanga » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:08 am

I have posted previously a question on these 2 trails in the Arid Parks forum and subsequently found this thread so apologies for the duplication.

We will be travelling in two 4X4's through KTP and staying on the SA side only mostly in the wilderness camps. We are planning 3 nights at Grootkolk.

Is it possible to do the Polentswa trail all in one day even though we are not camping enroute? Does one have to book this trail or do you simply just drive it. We are thinking of this as a long day trip from Grootkolk. If you have to book it, what does it cost and how do you book it?

What about the Kanaguass/Kaa trail; do you have to book it or can we just use it?

Of the two which one is the better one?

Jembo, you mention the trail from Nossob - can we just use it and do only part way and come back to Nossob (we are staying there 3 nights too) or do we have to book it?

any info much appreciated from all the experts.

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Re: Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby Son godin » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:58 pm

Katanga,

You cannot do the Polentswa 4x4 route as a day drive and even if allowed you will take easily 6 hours to Kaa and another 6 hours back. The best routes for game viewing is along the main tourist routes and the along the very corrugated and bumpy 4x4 only 2-spoor tracks.

It will be possible to do the Kannagaus to Kaa route driving most of the day to get back to Grootkolk. Remember you don't get any fuel at those camps and when in 4x4 consumption is higher. For me its not worth doing it and rather book Gharagab if you want to do a bit of 4x4 driving.
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Re: Route Polenswa too Kaa, 1 vehicle

Unread postby katanga » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:03 am

Thanks Son Godin.

I will make the most of Grootklok.


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