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Which roads in Kruger are closed for caravans/trailers?

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Which roads in Kruger are closed for caravans/trailers?

Unread post by Caledon » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:40 pm

Can somebody please give me advice on which roads in Kruger are closed to caravans and trailers.

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Re: Which roads in Kruger are closed for caravans/trailers?

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:10 am

Caledon wrote:Can somebody please give me advice on which roads in Kruger are closed to caravans and trailers.


As far as I am aware, there is a weight limit on sand roads. (Not quite sure what the limit is :redface: )
But tar roads should be ok
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Re: Which roads in Kruger are closed for caravans/trailers?

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:17 am

Vehicles of a carrying capacity exceeding 4 000kg, buses or any vehicles with more than 25 seats, are restricted to the tar roads.

There is a limit on caravans on some of the smaller roads that turn off the sand roads, such as to the Sweni Bird Hide.

To access Balule for eg, you need to two your caravan, or trailer, on a gravel (sand) road. But such roads are in good condition. Otherwise, most camps are on the tar road network.

Because of dust, I would tow as much on tar as possible.
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Re: Which roads in Kruger are closed for caravans/trailers?

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:37 am

There are very few roads with restrictions for caravans and those that are will usually have a sign at the entrance to say so like the S120 Steilberg road up to Berg & Dal due to its twisting and steepness.
but as DB has said best to stay on tar due to the dust issues.

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Re: Which roads in Kruger are closed for caravans/trailers?

Unread post by Caledon » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:53 pm

Thank you for all the feedback.
I was confused as I have read somewhere that caravan and trailers are restricted to tar roads.
We tow a small camper trailer and should thus be able to use the main gravel roads?

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Re: Which roads in Kruger are closed for caravans/trailers?

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:23 pm

Yes. There will be no problem.

Obviously if it had rained a lot it will be a good idea to ask at a camp reception what the road conditions are; but Kruger are very cautious about allowing folk to drive roads that might involve risk after rain.
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