Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

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Re: Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

Post by offroadbiker » 07 Feb 2019 11:00

Here are some distance and travel times to consider.

Vereeniging to Martinsdrift = 520km 6 hours
Krugersdorp to Martinsdrift = 461km 5 hours
Pretoria to Martinsdrift = 400km 4 hours

Vereeniging to Stockpoort = 480km 6 hours
Krugersdorp to Stockpoort = 420km 5 hours
Pretoria to Stockpoort = 360km 4 hours

Martinsdrift to Elephant Sands = 515km 6 hours
Martinsdrift to Senyati lodge = 750km 9 hours

Stockpoort to Elephant Sands = 555km 6.5 hours
Stockpoort to Senyati Lodge = 784km 9.5 hours


Senyati lodge to Elephant Sands via Hunters Road = 260km
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Re: Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

Post by offroadbiker » 07 Feb 2019 11:55

Taking furthest point to do the planning as it tend to make up for the unforseen...

See my "thinking" below and then please lets discuss, there might probably be better options?

Home to border is 500km and 6 hours Travel (Before Martins Drift you get Big Fig Inn - very nice stop over should one want to leave on Thursday...)
Border to Elephant Sands is 550km and 6 hours travel
Border to Senyati lodge is 780km and 10hours travel

I do not forsee anybody willing to travel for 16 hours to make it a straight trip through to Senyati???

Friday 14 June Traveling from Home to first nigh sleep over at Elephant Sands - 12 hours travel and 1050km [Fuel, Border cost P120, Camping at Elephant Sands P100pp]
Does anybody know of a nice spot before Elephant Sands to camp?
Saturday 15 June Travel from Elephant Sand to Senyati Lodge - 3hours travel and 250km [Fuel, Camping at Senyati Lodge P200 pp]
Sunday 16 June Travel from Senyati to Chobe (Ihaha) retun game drive, Evening bout trip on the Chobe - 7 hours travel an 110km [Fuel, entrance Chobe P120 pp and vehicle P50), boat trip P190 pp Camping at Senyati Lodge P200 pp]
Monday 17 June Travel from Senyati Lodge to Elephant Sands via Hunter Road - 8 hours and 260km [Fuel, camping and Elephant Sands P100 pp]
Teusday 18 June Travel from Elephant Sands to Home - 12 hours travel and 1050km [Fuel]

Distance to travel = 2720km so work on 3000km
Border fees P120
Camping at Elephant Sands 2x P100 pp
Camping at Senyati Lodge 2x P200 pp
Chobe entrance P120 pp
Chobe Vehicle P50
Boat trip P190 pp

So for a single person doing the trip

Fuel = (3000 /6 = 500L x R10L) = R5000 - work at as per your consumption and fuel cost
Border fees = (P120 x 1.35) = R162
Camping at Elephant sand = (2x P100 = P200 x 1.35) = R270
Camping at senyati Lodge = (2x P200 = P400 x 1.35) = R540
Chobe entrance = (P120 x 1.35) = R165
Chobe Vehicle = (P50 x 1.35) = R68
Boat trip = (P190 x 1.35) = R257

Total R6,462 excluding food and drink
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Re: Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

Post by Wilkie » 08 Feb 2019 12:12

Ek is happy om reguit deur te ry ...maar ek val in ...
Verder lyk als goed soos aan gedui Dirk.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

Post by iandvl » 08 Feb 2019 19:30

Looks good, Dirk. Soos ek gesê het: ek is in. :salute: :salute:

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Re: Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

Post by Craig Lord » 08 Feb 2019 19:48

I'm in :woo:
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Re: Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

Post by offroadbiker » 18 Feb 2019 08:25

This is over the school holidays, we need to confirm so we can get the bookings done.....
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Re: Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

Post by Craig Lord » 19 Feb 2019 19:08

Hi guys. Just got the following information...

"The person to contact about that (hunters road) is Ben Moller from elaphant sands aparently if you stay with them one night he radios BDF and clears you for that day"

From one of my fathers contacts regarding the road. Might be worth while contacting elephant sands to confirm
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Re: Hunters Road 14-18 June 2019

Post by Craig Lord » 19 Feb 2019 21:10

The guys from the Gaborone Motor Club are planning on doing the same trip and that is info from them. I will call Elephant sands and find out if this is legit :thumbup:
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