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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:00 pm

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

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Re: Berg & Dal Rest Camp

Unread post by badprop_za » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:44 pm

I camped at BnD last year Aug2015 and the ablution blocks where I was staying was fine. Admittedly outdated, but everything was in working order and neat.

Going back to BnD in Dec2016 for 10 days. So looking forward to it. And yes, definitely camping again. The little one loves it.

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Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Captainron » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:36 pm

Counting down to my trip to the Kruger and doing some research about drives from the various camps.

What's jumping out at me is the relative lack of options to take from Berg en Dal.

I checked on Google Earth and it shows that the S110 has a branch that goes north all the way to the H2-2 near Mitomeni but this doesn't seem to be a tourist road on the map. What a pity.

I know there are areas of the park they want to keep as pristine as possible but the road already exists. Allowing tourist access would provide more variety from B&D would it not?

The map I have is the 2010 version so it may be that it is out of date and this road is open.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by winnydpu » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:57 am

You are right, in that you can only head north on S110/S120 to the H3, or south on the S110 to the H3. However, there are a number of loops you can do on the east side of the H3. I usually head north in the morning, do one or more of the loops, and come back on the southern leg of the S110. It is not as limiting as you might think.

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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:16 am

Captainron, I do like Berg n Dal as a camp, but this is one of the reasons why I seldom stay there for long periods.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:55 am

I know the road you refer to.....it is one of the management roads and not in good condition for the majority of vehicles. There are many such tracks in KNP and all are no-entry for good reasons.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Yoda » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:13 am

There are some good sand roads/loops to the East of the H3 that are worth doing.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Captainron » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:32 pm

I wish they would open up that road to tourists!

The loops will all get a good run from us but with the gate at Malelane and Berg en Dal camp being in the vacinity those roads will be pretty busy!

We chose Berg en Dal because we have always had good luck with Leopard, Wild Dog and Rhino around there.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:27 am

I have done the Bushman's trail and travelled the management roads in order to get to the wilderness camps. It is something really well worth doing.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:36 am

I do think if it was feasible they would open them but there is a lot more that goes into it before that happens.
Captainron, those loop roads on the east side of the H3 are very worth while doing.
The last time we stayed at B & D we spent almost an entire day just trawling around on them, the S118,119, 121 and eventually making our way to Afsaal for a bite to eat and then back down on the tar road, up the Steilberg back to camp and honestly had the most wonderful and diverse sightings with very little other traffic.
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Re: Roads around Berg en Dal

Unread post by Div » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:14 pm

S114, S 118, S119, S23, S25 and the S25 gives one lots of options.

A whole day trip can easily be done by going to CrocodileBridge, Lower Sabie, Skukuza and back to Berg en Dal.


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