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Mapungubwe to Punda Maria

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:15 am

the best entrance from mapungubwe is to enter KNP at Pafuri gate.

Go to Messina , then Tshipise , then to Pafuri gate . Just over 200 km but the roads are very low traffic .

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Unread post by francoisd » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:29 am

Leaving Mapungubwe at 13:30 I would suggest entering at Punda Maria gate as Punda Maria camp is only 8km from the gate. I do not have a road map with me but think you'll have to travel down to Louis Trichardt and from there take the road to Punda gate (the turn off is sign posted if I remember correctly) From Musina you will still have 223km to Punda gate
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Unread post by Shidzidzii » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:03 pm

Let's rather talk times for the 2 routes.
Mapungubwe - Mussina 1 Hour
Mussina - Pafuri gate 1.5 "
Pafuri gate - Punda Maria 2 "
5 " practical time

Mapungubwe - Mussina 1 Hour
Mussina - Punda maria gate 3.5 hours (hold ups etc.)
5 hours practical time

Leaving Mapungubwe at 13h30 is well nigh impossible for both routes (winter season gates close at 17h30)
You will have to overnight outside or leave about midday.

Pafuri gate will remain the easier (less stressfull ) route of the two IMHO .

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Mapungubwe to Punda Maria

Unread post by Floors » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:07 pm

Please recommend the best route from Mapungubwe --Mazhou camping --to Punda Maria. Should I go via Musina to Pafuri gate or rather meander along to Punda gate? After several days in Mapungubwe I will need to stop in at a supermarket for fresh supplies,especially fruit & veg. I would prefer to avoid shopping in Musina but maybe there is a shop on the outskirts of town. Are there shops in Tshipise or only a holiday resort?

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Re: Mapungubwe to Punda Maria

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:49 pm

I am not sure if there is any further update on the roads but if you have a look at the first 3 posts Here there is some advice and possibly some more through the topic.

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Re: Mapungubwe to Punda Maria

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:22 pm

Floors,
also interested by the recommendations as I would drive the same road but from Punda Maria to Mapungubwe beginning of august
Thanks 'mites for any update :thumbs_up:
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Re: Mapungubwe to Punda Maria

Unread post by prings » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:11 am

Floors & Goronta.

We travelled from Mapungubwe to Punda Maria in 2011. We drove to Musina and down to Makhado/Louis Trichardt(did all our fresh food shopping there) then headed to Punda. From our observations on this drive, it was by far the better option.


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