Kruger to Vilanculos

mozman replied the topic: Kruger to Vilanculos

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Hi Dan

I drove Vilanculos to Pafuri border via Banhine over the past few days. You will need a GPS loaded with the latest tracks4africa maps to do this route. Buy supplies in SA. There is fuel in Mapai. Via the Hariane gate (west entrance of Banhine on Mapai to Machaila Road) to the main camp it is about 7hrs. From Banhine Camp to Mabote the best route is via Mbenzane and Papatane, but this is not on any GPS or paper map so get advice at the Banhine Camp.
Mike

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Gert Odendaal replied the topic: Kruger to Vilanculos

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Dansan, how did your trip go?? Can you give some feedback please? I want to do the same trip in October 2019 if possible..Mike can you respond as well??
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mozman replied the topic: Kruger to Vilanculos

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Hi Gert
I really can't add much to my above replies (there are two pages on this topic). October will be very dry, dusty and hot so make sure your vehicle is in perfect condition and carry lots of water.

Between Mapai and the Banhine turn off (about 65km), watch out for deep sand drifts (depressions with soft sand) that can easily flip a 4x4. 60kph max speed.

Banhine Park fees are MT400 per person and vehicle, tent is MT700 PP or MT160 PP for camping. Can pay in rands.

Pafuri to Banhine Camp about 7hrs and Banhine Camp via Papatane and Mabote to Vilanculos is also about 7hrs.

Add about 2hrs to each day if Towing.

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