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08 Oct 2019 @ 06:52:08 am
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We are leaving for Kruger, Shingwedzi on Saturday and staying the first night at Phalaborwa Safari.

As we will probably arrive quite early, I thought of having a look at the Gravelotte baobab tree.

Can anyone tell me where to turn off & if it is possible to get to it with a van behind?

We are also thinking of going down through Duiwelskloof instead of Magoeba's, just to see what it is like.

Any comments?

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08 Oct 2019 @ 07:41:45 am
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The Boababtree is marked next to the road just before Gravelot on the left hand side, the people also  do not let you see the tree if you do not pay, it is on the Leysdorp road

 

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08 Oct 2019 @ 07:53:59 am
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Thanks Willem. Is it far off the main road and any idea of how much?

There are plenty of Baobabs in the park so I just wanted to 'waste' a bit of time if we have to.

But if, as I suspect, 'they' want to rip the tourists off, we will forget about it.

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08 Oct 2019 @ 08:34:43 am
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John, as you enter Gravelotte from Tzaneen, there is a gravel road on your right which crosses the railway track.  The distance to the tree is about (I guess) 5km.   The entrance fee initially was free as there wasn't anybody keeping watch.   The last time we popped in, there was a WM keeping an eye on the place and selling something cool to drink.   The entrance fee then (2 years ago) was R10pp and you signed a visitors book.

The road is not road van friendly. Your Nomad should be OK.   If you have the time then unhook your van at the Police Station.  Turn left into Gravelotte on the road to Phalaborwa, past the fuel stop turn right to the Magistrates Court and SAPS. 

The road from Polokwane (R81) and then R36 to Modjadjiskloof (Duiwelskloof) and on to Tzaneen was fine in 2018 when we did the trip.   In Modjadjiskloof town the road is not good at all so be alert and careful. 

We also did Magoebaskloof with our van in June and we did not have any problems.   The heavier vans might give their owners a push downhill.sealed    

We had a perimeter stand at Shingwedzi but the added cost was not worth is.  The game that passes through between the camp fence and the staff quarters keep well clear of the camp. 

Phalaborwa Safari was a pleasure as always.

Enjoy.

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08 Oct 2019 @ 08:46:55 am
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The Boababtree is marked next to the road just before Gravelot on the left hand side, the people also  do not let you see the tree if you do not pay, it is on the Leysdorp road

 

Jammer ek sien Butts het die antwoord klaar gegee.

Ons was saam besig omte stuur.

 

 

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08 Oct 2019 @ 16:20:52 pm
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Johan

Vir my is die Duiwelskloof pad beter om te sleep.  Ons was September daar deur Letaba kamp toe enmterug.

Van Tzaneen / Letsitele is die afdraai na die Kremetart boom regs voor Gravelotte, die pad was laas nie te sleg toe ons daar was nie en dit het lanklaas daar gereën so die pad behoort ok te wees as jy dit stadig vat.

Geniet die kuier daar in die KNP.

Hier is die skakel na vir die boom.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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08 Oct 2019 @ 21:09:07 pm
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We went to Die Eiland in August via Modjadji and back without any problems. Enjoy the trip.

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09 Oct 2019 @ 06:33:20 am
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Het iemand dalk 'n ou fotojie van die boom??????????????????

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09 Oct 2019 @ 07:03:47 am
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Thank you, Dankie almal. We will go down via Mojadjiskloof  and see how we go for time at the boom.

It must be 20 years since I stayed at the hotel in Duiwelskloof when I did a job at Nestlé.

 

We are meeting friends at Shingwedzi, so hope they can try to hold a campsite for us.

3 nights there, 3 at Letaba then one at Safari park on our way home.

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09 Oct 2019 @ 14:43:16 pm
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Het iemand dalk 'n ou fotojie van die boom??????????????????

Leon, op die skakel is daar foto's.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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10 Oct 2019 @ 06:56:09 am
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Dankie Willem.

Ek het na die link gaan kyk.  Baie spyt ek het nie daar 'n draai gemaak einde April toe ons by Eiland gekamp het nie.

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10 Oct 2019 @ 11:33:59 am
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Dankie Willem.

Ek het na die link gaan kyk.  Baie spyt ek het nie daar 'n draai gemaak einde April toe ons by Eiland gekamp het nie.

Leon.

Kyk op jou profiel se foto, dat die wa se deur nog oop is.

Maak hom toe voor jy ry.

 

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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10 Oct 2019 @ 15:29:55 pm
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Leon.

Kyk op jou profiel se foto, dat die wa se deur nog oop is.

Maak hom toe voor jy ry.

 

 

Skerp.....

 

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