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Postby Johann 1984 » 05 Nov 2016 11:07

Hi Guys,

I am running a white-water-rafting trip from Vioolsfrift across the border into Nam on the Orange river. It is a 4 day trip on the river. After that, seeing that I'm there, I want to spend a few days in the Richtersveld camping. I have never been there. I do not know the road conditions. Does someone have advice on nice camping spots? I will be taking 80L of extra diesel in Jerry cans. That is on top of the 135L already in the belly of the Patrol. I know this is probably as secluded as it gets. Should I take a chance with only one sparewheel? Can someone perhaps tell me about the tire situation there? Any route advice and travel times between campsites?

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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby Tinus lotz » 05 Nov 2016 12:08

Johan I have never camped there but invest in a good tire pressure monitoring set up and you will be fine . Make sure you have a proper plug repair kit and perhaps a spare tube then you will be fine with tires .....we tend to drive then broken .
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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby JoshJ » 06 Nov 2016 10:41

I was there once. No punctures on 2ply tyres at the time. Awsome trails throughout the park. The dirt road to the park is serious corrigated due to mining in the area. De hoop is next to the river and is a beatifull camping spot. Dont be put of by the mining activity in the beginning. Once your deeper in the park its beautiful. :mytwocents:
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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby DanieG » 06 Nov 2016 14:09

Hallo Johan
Ons was 'n maand gelede daar. Die pad deur Namibië vanaf Vioolsdrif is 50% goeie teer en die res tot by die Sendelingdrif-grenspos goeie grondpad. Bygesê, op hierdie stukkie het ek wel 'n papwiel gekry, maar niks wat 'n proppie nie kon regmaak nie. Die paaie in en Suid van die park is die ergste sinkplaat denkbaar, maar darem nie heel verlate nie. Brandstof is op Sendelingsdrif beskikbaar, jy hoef dus nie ekstra saam te ry nie. As jy regtig bekommerd is, kan jy miskien een kan saamry. Jy moet inbespreek by Sendelingdrif. Jy sal ook daar 'n kaart en inligting kry, onthou, afstande word daar in ure en nie km's gemeet nie. Ons het 'n wa gesleep en by De Hoop gekampeer en daarvandaan die park verken. De Hoop is ongeveer drie ure se ry van Sendelingsdrif en mooi langs die rivier. Daar is water en stortgeriewe, maar neem maar drinkwater saam. Die noodsaaklikste goed (bv ys!) is by die winkeltjie op Sendelingsdrif te kry. Vra maar as daar nog iets is en geniet die trip!
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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby Johann 1984 » 06 Nov 2016 19:18

Maggies Danie, dis nou puik raad! Baie dankie!!
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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby Marino4x4 » 09 Nov 2016 11:15

Hi Johann

Hier is my trip report op ons Richtersveld trip. viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5444&p=61410&hilit=richtersveld#p60734

Hoop dit help

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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby Johann 1984 » 09 Nov 2016 13:05

Baie Dankie Marinus! Puik artikel!
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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby Jorrie » 10 Nov 2016 18:42

Johann

I noted that you are going to do the trip sometime in what is left of 2016.
It will be extremely hot there in mid-summer. Expect 40Deg plus temperatures.

Potjiespram, De Hoop, Richtersberg and Kokerboomkloof are all very nice camp sites, but you need to take lots of your own water. You will have to book the camp sites in advance. The world heritage site is also a worthwhile visit. Be prepared to do down on your knees to look at the small things. Scorpions can be a problem, so take a UV torch with, it lights them up very well.

As far as tyres goes I did it with a single spare running all Hankook ATs with 2 ply side walls - no punctures. You have to be very careful with where you place your wheels as there are lots of sharp rocks which could destroy a side wall quite easily. If you have a second spare, rather take it with.

Looking at your rig should be able to wing it quite easily
Fuel wise you should be OK.

Have a wonderful trip.
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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby Kagiso II » 10 Nov 2016 20:30

Poitjiespram is a rustic camp. Showers & toilets werk. Naaste aan Reuning oftewel Sendelingsdrift
De Hoop is volgende teen rivier af [Akkedis Pas en Penkop Pas om te oor en deur voor jy De Hoop kry. De Hoop is gewild en altyd besig ..
Richtersberg is lekkerder kampplek, gras"perk" tot teen die water.
Tatasberg is LUUKS met ligte en WARM water storte. Yskas en stoof in die kombuis met n dek. Beddegoed en 2 enkel beddens per chalet
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Kokerboomkloof is waar jy die HALFMENSPLANT gaan kry. Asook talle kokerbome. Baie is besig om te vrek [ek spkuleer nog hoekom]
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Al die kampe het lopende water [koue] storte en spoel toilette. In ALL gevalle jy moet EIE hout en EIE drinkwater saamneem. Anders moet jy die water deeglik kook of met Milton behandel
Alle kampe teen die rivier het n plaag van APIES .. aggressief en vreet alles wat hulle kan bykom. Veral vrugte en groente .. Die kampe in die kloof en berge is gepla met BOBBEJANE .. grotes. Moenie kinders alleen laat rondloop nie.

Gaan lees oor die AisAis Richterspark hier: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/richtersveld/
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Re: Richtersveld 2016

Postby Johann 1984 » 12 Nov 2016 14:05

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Thanks for all the info guys... Will take 2nd sparewheel and extra compressor. How is the sandy parts next to the river? Apparently that jeep track gets quite thick and rough? I am in the Kalahari this weekend. Weather is surprisingly bearable.
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