Skip to Content

Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
User avatar
Posts: 10663
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa

Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:07 am

Graham, if you add the Phalaborwa gate to Olifants distance in it takes it up to 286kms and in July when you have limited gate opening time is a long long way.
You would have to keep your speed right up which IMO is not ideal.
but as many have said, it can be done but not advisable.
I would try and move your last night at PM to say Mopani and that would make it far more a pleasant drive and allow enough time for replenishing groceries and arriving at Olifants with daylight to spare.
Have you nominated someone in the Annual Forum Awards yet?

User avatar
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 324
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:45 pm

Re: Advice needed, Camp X to Camp Y

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:02 am

Thanks for the advice - it is really appreciated. I take your point about the distance, so will see if my parents are happy to drive to Olifants without us. It would be a shame to not stay in Punda Maria, but I guess another option would be to explore the north from Sirheni or Shingwedzi in order to cut the distance to Phalaborwa Gate.
Kruger National Park, August 2016:

1 night Shimuwini
3 nights Punda Maria
2 nights Mopani
3 nights Talamati
1 night Crocodile Bridge

Return to “KNP Camps & Roads”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: pamelajane and 2 guests

Webcam Highlights

Submitted by Anonymous at 15:16:43
Submitted by Anonymous at 07:09:26
Submitted by nb173352 at 07:16:25
Submitted by nb173352 at 07:16:49