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Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:39 pm

Hi Guys,
I’m looking for a bit of advice on traveling times in the CKGR. I have read a few trip reports and articles and have seen times vary quite a bit.
I need to travel from Khutse (Molose) to Xade, which is about 250km
And the second leg is Xade to Passarge Valley (Manong), which is about 240km.
I have heard everything from 8hr to 2 day, if you have done the trip, please can you let me know what I’m in for! :crazy:
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Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:11 pm

Never been, but would love to do the Central Kalahari Game Reserve myself. That's a trip report I would look forward to! :wink: Best of luck with the arrangements. :D
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Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:08 pm

Warren I have been to Kutze but not as far as Xade.


First problem is that the speed limit is 30km/h so 250km is going to take you 8h+ to travel.

Mapsourse says it wil take 18hours 50min from Gabs to Xade, also take into account gate entrance delay and stopping for pics, wee breaks, food and, and, and!

You could also look at another route I see via Kang, towards Ghanzi(east). There appears to be a road. Which will take you 15 hours, km wise mort though!

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Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:25 pm

Warren I have been to Kutze but not as far as Xade.


First problem is that the speed limit is 30km/h so 250km is going to take you 8h+ to travel.

Mapsourse says it wil take 18hours 50min from Gabs to Xade, also take into account gate entrance delay and stopping for pics, wee breaks, food and, and, and!

You could also look at another route I see via Kang, towards Ghanzi(east). There appears to be a road. Which will take you 15 hours, km wise mort though!

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Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:21 am

Thanks Mark, my plan so far is:

Sat Molose Pan(KHMOS02)
Sun Molose Pan(KHMOS02)
Mon Xade (CKXAD01)
Tue Passarge Valley
Wed Passarge Valley
Thu Deception Valley (CKDEC02)
Fri Deception Valley (CKDEC02)
Sat Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Sun Home

I assume it must be possible as it is the only halfway point to stop really ????
Mapsource says the Khutse - Xade is about 11hr. is this based on peoples averages from the tracks submitted to make the T4A or is it calculated on the speed limit (25km/h). always wondered that :think:
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:34 am

Warren, just outside the Southern gate of Kutze, coming from Gabs (500m to the right) there is a nice big tree where you can bush-camp. :thumbup:

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