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Postby DawidT » 06 May 2016 11:56

Hi All,

I finally booked my holiday :blonde: . We are doing Botswana and Namibia. The Namibia part is not new to me, but I have never been to KTP. Could you please give some advice / tips on the following camps where we are going to stay in the Kgalagadi (Water, toilets / ablutions, availability of fuel, power and anything else)?

Anyone one else in the area for a beer.... or jointly doing a dune trip or some other lekker stuff?

Please feel free to add anything you think is worthwhile doing whilst in the area that I've booked.

In short, my trip is as follows: (starting 16 June and ending 10 July 2016)

Public holiday
Leave started - prep
Leave started - travel and sleep over somewhere on the way (???) to KTP
Monamodi Pan 2 (Booked and paid) - 19 June
Monamodi Pan 2 (Booked and paid)
Khiding Pan 2 (Booked and paid)
Khiding Pan 2 (Booked and paid)
Khiding Pan 2 (Booked and paid)
Bosobogolo 1 (Booked and paid)
Matopi Pan (Booked and paid)
Gobabis - Oornag iewers (???)
Henties, Buck's Woonwa park - 00264812702959, buckcamp@mweb.co.na (Booked, pay on arrival)
Henties, Buck's Woonwa park - 00264812702959, buckcamp@mweb.co.na (Booked, pay on arrival)
Swakopmund, Alte Brucke - 0026464404918, altebrucke.com (BOOKED & PAID)
Swakopmund, Alte Brucke - 0026464404918, altebrucke.com (BOOKED & PAID)
Swakopmund, Alte Brucke - 0026464404918, altebrucke.com (BOOKED & PAID)
A Little Sossus Lodge (Booked and paid)
A Little Sossus Lodge (Booked and paid)
Luderitz - Shark Island Campsites (Booked and paid)
Luderitz - Shark Island Campsites (Booked and paid)
Gondwana Canyon Roadhouse - 0026461427200, gondwana-collection.com (BOOKED & PAID)
Gondwana Canyon Roadhouse - 0026461427200, gondwana-collection.com (BOOKED & PAID)
Witsand Nature reserve - +27 (0)83 234 7573, witsandkalahari@gmail.com (Booked and paid R200dep)
Travel back to Witbank
At home - 10 July 2016

Interesting to note is that the total trip accommodation is R14 600 of which the KTP is just over 50% :surprised: Fuel would be just short of R20 000 (provision made for more if needed) :pray: Total distance approximately 6 000km with Patrol and Jurgens Explorer caravan.
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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby Marino4x4 » 09 May 2016 11:59

Hi Dawid

Dit lyk na n baie lekker trip. Glo jy sal dit baie geniet. Ek is nie n expert nie, maar ek was al in die Kgalagadi. Die enigste probleem wat ek sien is die volgende oornag plekke:

Matopi Pan (Booked and paid)
Gobabis - Oornag iewers (???)

Die grenspos by Unions End is nie oop nie, jy kan net by Mata Mata uit die park Namibia toe. Dit gaan n stywe trek wees om van Matopi dwarsdeur te ry tot by Gobabis. Slaap eerder oor in Mata Mata. Die SA grenspos is ook in Twee Revieren en nie in Mata Mata nie. Ek is nie seker of jy direk van Botswana deur die SA kant in Namibia kan ingaan nie.

As jou plan was om Kaa oor te ry, is ek nie seker van die grensposte nie, maar daar is een by Mamuno, Charles Hill. Dit is ook n redelike trek as n mens na die padkondisie kyk en dat jy n wa ook sleep.

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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby mve100 » 09 May 2016 13:19

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You can exit at Mata Mata but the border controls needs to be done at Twee riveren. So you would probably need to sleep at Twee riveren before exiting at Mata Mata. The trip from Matopi to Twee riveren will also be a long day on the road.
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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby DawidT » 09 May 2016 13:55

Thanks for the advice. I got the route from Matopi to Gobabis on Google Maps. I put Gobabis as an overnight, but it could change if the pull is too long - Google shows it to be 787km via Kang and a 15hr pull!
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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby mve100 » 09 May 2016 14:08

Unless you want to exit at Mata Mata I would not go to Matopi. It is more of a stopover camp on the way to the SA side of the Kgalagdi.
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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby Kagiso II » 09 May 2016 16:37

Than rather sleep over at KANG [Kang Ultra not Kang Lodge] the one at the ENGEN Fuel station on the main road.. http://kangultrastop.com/
The Owner is mr Johann Marneweck [boerseun vroeer van Potch]

From KANG to Maumuno porter is 3 hr drive .. and tarred all the way [Maumuno closes at 18:00 A F I K ???
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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby DawidT » 25 May 2016 19:26

Guys,

Would I be able to do the road from Kuruman to Mabua via Tshabong with a Explorer caravan in tow? If so how available would fuel be on this route?
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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby Peter Connan » 26 May 2016 05:53

David, when I travelled that road back in December 2014, it was in considerably better shape than the roads inside the park, and at the time they were busy extending the tar road towards Tsabong.

Lots of fuel in Kuruman, and fuel is also available at Askham and inside the park at Twee Rivieren (although it's more expensive at TR.

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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby DawidT » 26 May 2016 07:11

Thanks Peter. I will then take that road. Only 3 weeks to go :blonde:
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Re: Kgalagadi advice / tips!

Postby Peter Connan » 26 May 2016 11:40

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