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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:26 pm 
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Thanks for responding! My mouth is watering...
Mez

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July 1st & 2nd Mata Mata
3rd & 4th Urikaruus
5th & 6th Nossob
7th Kieliekrankie

Addo:
July 9th-14th (Main camp)

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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:06 am 
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Hi all, thanks for the list of foods above. We will be leaving in early September for our third time in Southern Africa. I'm not an expert yet, however, these are our must-have, must-bring items for a pleasant trip. Some things we are bringing with us from CA, such as coffee and tea, because we like what we like and we are that spoiled! bTWColeman makes a great foldable toaster to put atop the gas burner. We have used it with great success every trip and it makes dry bread more appealing. We are renting a Toyota Hilux 4x4 in Windhoek and will do a 38 day loop starting in KTP, CKGR, the pans, Moremi, Caprivi, Etosha. So my DH is doubting at all this will fit into our luggage. HA, and he is the master packer. I will let HIM figure that out.
So whattdya all think? :gflower:

AFRICA PACKING LIST

Bring your older suitcases. They will be your closet on the back seat of the car.

Clothing for all temperatures between very cold to very hot:

For cold days:

Warm down jacket
Hat and gloves
Scarf or buff
Fleece jacket
Windbreaker jacket
Warm sweater
2 long pants
Warm socks
Thermal underwear can double as PJ's
Sweat pants and top can double as pajama
Sneakers/tennis shoes or light hiking boots

For hot days and in-between temps:

4 T-shirts
2 shorts or skorts
2 sun dresses
1 capri pants
1 bathing suit
1 T-shirt and soft shorts as pj's (so you can walk to BR without having to get dressed first)
Cap or sun hat
Underwear and bras
Light socks
Sandals, flip flops or tennis shoes

Personal:

Sunglasses and spare glasses
Sunblock face and regular
Earplugs
Personal wipes
Normal wipes
Doggie poop bags ( none see-through, for TP in the bush)
Moisturizing lotion face, hands, and body
Hand sanitizer
Shampoo and conditioner ( can be bought in Windhoek, too)
Soap in a soap dish ( and extra bars)
Shower cap
Nail clippers
Tweezers
Shaving mirror
Shaving cream
Hairbrush
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Chap stick
Q-tips
Plastic flip-flops to wear in public showers
Shower bag or caddy( foldable bag to carry toiletries and fresh clothing to shower)
Washcloths
Panty liners
Extra Towels
Cooling Neck bandana for hot days
Fuzzie for seatbelt
Kindle loaded with books
Binoculars
2 handheld flashlights
3 headband lights
Deck of cards


Photography:

2 cameras
2 Extra batteries
Lenses and filters
Memory cards
Cleaning cloth and solution
Mac computer
Monopod
Window clamp
Battery chargers for each camera
2 Battery chargers for car cigarette lighter


Kitchen and Food:

Gas stove toaster
Garlic salt and Season All
Egg drop soups
Knorr Gravy
Splenda packets and tablets
Snapple packets
Garlic mashed potatoes
Jar of Instant coffee
Instant coffee packets
Lipton's tea bags
Camomile tea bags
Can opener
2 Steak knives and paring knife
Gallon, quart, and sandwich bags
Funnel to fill up small daily water bottles from 5 liter bottles
Thermal cups


Miscellaneous

Tire repair kit
Leatherman tool
Shopping list for Windhoek supermarket
GPS with Tracks for Africa loaded
Maps of Namibia and Botswana (from Peter)
Namibia and Botswana guide books
Spare batteries for GPS, cameras, flashlights
Satellite Phone (Phil will order it)
2 sturdy plastic hangers each or some metal hangers
Cloth pins and rope
Bug spray with high deet
Tide laundry detergent small packs
Universal sink plug
Survival blankets
One inch self-inflate mattress pad


Medical stuff:

Supplement pills
Headache pills
Cipro antibiotics
Malaria pills
Neosporin
Band aids
Bandage and tape
Eye drops
Antibiotic eye drops
Imodium
Vagisil
Yeast infection meds
Hormone patches
Cortisone cream
Anti-fungal cream
Cold sore cream
A&E cream

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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:35 am 
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That is a comprehensive list but sounds like 2 cases per person!
How much does all that weigh?
I could use that to fill up a vehicle for a trip leaving from home in S.A.


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 Post subject: Re: 2 nights at Bitterpan - too much??
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Thanks Hollydog - Useful info - we will chew on it for a while and then see if we want to / can make a change to our booking


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 Post subject: Twee Riviren
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We decided to go to TR on Sunday 21 September to restock, do some laundry, have lunch in the restaurant etc but now we can not find if they are open on a Sunday? Particularly interested in the shop and laundry opening times. Can you buy wine in South Africa on a Sunday? thanks all Pen :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: Twee Riviren
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Pen-the shop will be open but as far as I know, Northern Cape liquor laws prohibit the sale of alcohol on a Sunday. The last time I did laundry at Twee Rivieren, there were just hand basins that you could do washing in.....no washing machines etc.......that was in the camp site


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 Post subject: Re: Twee Riviren
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Jo wrote:
Pen-the shop will be open but as far as I know, Northern Cape liquor laws prohibit the sale of alcohol on a Sunday. The last time I did laundry at Twee Rivieren, there were just hand basins that you could do washing in.....no washing machines etc.......that was in the camp site

Thanks Jo as they said laundry I assumed it meant machines! Good to know in advance. I might email the office at TR to see if anything has changed. Pen


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 Post subject: Re: Please PM or email me your supply and shopping list
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Don't know about the weight yet. We may have to do without some heavier things. We get to check 23 kg pp for free coming from the US. The rest will go into two duffel bags, our carry-on, and two backpacks, our "personal Item".

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 Post subject: Re: Twee Riviren
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penolva wrote:
Jo wrote:
Pen-the shop will be open but as far as I know, Northern Cape liquor laws prohibit the sale of alcohol on a Sunday. The last time I did laundry at Twee Rivieren, there were just hand basins that you could do washing in.....no washing machines etc.......that was in the camp site

Thanks Jo as they said laundry I assumed it meant machines! Good to know in advance. I might email the office at TR to see if anything has changed. Pen


The office came back, no washing machines just the hand wash as Jo said. Shop is open on a Sunday. Pen


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 Post subject: Re: Polentswa or Rooiputs?
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:53 pm 
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Hello
I will be in Grootlok for 2 night.
Is it possible go to Polentwa hole ? the road is one way and I have a Nissan xtrial no 4wd
Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Polentswa or Rooiputs?
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:18 pm 
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Hi Giova.
Polentswa water hole is only about 100 metres from the road between Nossob and Unions End.
You will pass it on your right if you travel to Grootkolk from Nossob.

You do not need a 4x4.
Only some patience to wait a while for the animals and birds to show themselves,at this very productive spot.
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 Post subject: Re: Polentswa or Rooiputs?
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Thanks a lot
what you thnk could better go there in the morning or evening...and is nearest to Nossob or Grootkolk. (i will stay also in Nossob so I could decide both option )
Thanks
Near Union End (I will stay 2 nights in Grootkolk) are there godd place for luky spots ?
Anothor question: I will stay 3 nights in Uriukarius...is better spend there the sunsite and sunrise or is better go in neearest places ?
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 Post subject: Re: Polentswa or Rooiputs?
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:21 pm 
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i Giova.
You ask very difficult questions. :lol: :lol:
If you are at the right place at the right time,you will see a lot. :big_eyes:

I will try to give you my best advice.
Polentswa is on your way from Nossob to Grootkolk so definately stop and spend some time there on your way up and down.
A very big decision at Grootkolk is whether to spend time in the camp or to go out.
Generally I find it better to stay in the camp until about 9.30 am and then go out driving to Lijiersdraai waterhole and sometimes to Polentswa.
In the late afternoon Unions End waterhole has a nice tree next to it which makes it a good place to spend some time.
I try to be back at Grootkolk by 30 mins before the gate closes as then there is still some light to see any action.
The waterhole is lit up at night.

Urikaruus has the best situated waterhole for viewing from your chalet.
The waterhole is lit up at night.
Some people never leave and spend all day watching the waterhole and reading.
You never know what will show up.

It is probably the best chance to see leopard/lion/cheetah/hyena from the comfort of you balcony.
Although you may have to stay up all night to see them all.
Personally I would spend the early mornings and evenings at Urikaruus.

There are many other waterholes situated in the riverbed and you have the choice to travel north or south.
The areas between Thirteenth borehole and Dalkieth often have large herds of antelope and the cats will not be far away.
Down south leopard are often spotted amongst the calcrete cliffs on the sides of the riverbed.

Ask you camp attendant for advice as well as other guests and visitors,especially those with yellow ribbons for what and where they have seen something interesting.

Have a great trip and hopefully you will see everything that you wish for. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Thanks everyone! And now a bit of travel help please?
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Thanks again for the help guys - I rang yesterday morning and am very pleased with the bookings I got - 2 night TR, 2 nights Mata mata, 2 nights Uri, 2 nights Nossob, 1 night KK.

And now if you could give me a bit more advice please? After KTP we're planning to go down to Addo for a few days - now here's my question, do you think the drive from KTP to Addo is doable with one overnight stop or do you think we need 2? Obviously this is a holiday so don't want it to be horrible but we'd rather have the extra night in Addo or Cape Town (which will be our final stop - and where we're flying to & from... I love the penguins - can't resist a day at Boulder's beach!)

Also does anybody have any recommendations of places to stay on the way? Sorry if this has already been discussed but I did search through the forums and couldn't find anything.

Thanks!
Mez

Edited to say obviously please PM any non-SANParks recommendations!

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Kgalagadi 2015:
June 29th & 30th Twee Rivieren
July 1st & 2nd Mata Mata
3rd & 4th Urikaruus
5th & 6th Nossob
7th Kieliekrankie

Addo:
July 9th-14th (Main camp)

Counting down already!!!


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 Post subject: Help please, quandry about which camps to choose...
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Our decision to visit KTP was a last minute idea. Considering the limited availability of lodgings and time we have to spend in KTP, I'm trying to maximize our October stay as best I can. My husband is a creature of habit; he does not like to change rooms every day, he likes to settle in and get comfortable in one location (or maybe two). He does not like packing and unpacking, so I'm trying to keep down the moving around to a minimum, while maximizing our locations. Hubby is very much open to driving, however, and will happily spend hours in the vehicle.

Here are the preliminary bookings I have--can you do a "mix and match" and pros and cons of each option? Thank you so much.

1st night 2R cottage
2nd night 2R cottage or KTC honeymoon tent or KTC tent
3rd night KTC honeymoon tent or KTC tent
4th night KTC honeymoon tent or KK cabin
5th night KTC tent or MM riverfront chalet
6th night KTC tent or MM riverfront chalet

PS I know the honeymoon tent doesn't have a view of the water hole, but I think that's not of huge importance to hubby. Just enjoying the solitude of the KTP is enough. Also, we will have spent a substantial amount of time prior to our KTP visit at various private reserves, so spotting game will not always be his primary source of entertainment. He's one to sit out and stare at the stars and ponder the universe, if you know what I mean.


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