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Road conditions – AUGUST 2018
Shorobe to South Gate
From Shorobe to Mawana Vet fence the road has been graded but is already bumpy, dusty and lots of corrugations.
Mawana Vet Fence to South Gate has also been graded and is also bumpy and dusty.
Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village
The road has and is being graded.
It is dusty, bumpy and dusty. A few kilometres before Sankuyo village until about 10 kilometres after Sankuyo village they are doing road works, there are lots of gravel heaps with the road down to one lane.
Some people don’t know how to slow down and keep speeding throwing up lots of dust!
Drive with care.
South Gate to 3rd Bridge
No problems here, a few small sand patches. 1st and 2nd bridges in use due to water. No water crossings.
3rd bridge to Xakanaxa
A little water when driving on to 3rd bridge itself. Otherwise road is fine with a bit of sand here and there.
South Gate to Xakanaxa
Dry, bumpy and dusty.
South Gate to Khwai (North Gate)
Bumpy and Dusty. Watch out for speeding vehicles heading your way from Khwai.
Xakanaxa to Khwai
Dry, bumpy and dusty. One small water crossing before Dombo hippo pool but there is also the dry route detour.
Khwai to Mababe Gate
All good. Dry and bumpy.
Mababe Gate to Savuti
Dry, Dusty, Bumpy.
The marsh road is very bumpy and very dusty to start off with.
There are a few bad patches where it is bumpy, but not too bad.
The sandridge road is not bad either, the sand not too bad yet.
Savuti to Linyanti
This road was driven last week, the game scout all recommend going via Ghoha gate. The road isn't bad, Kurt passed through at 14:30 and the sand wasn’t too bad.
Tyre pressure and momentum are key. Kurt returned around 9:30 the following morning and drove in 2nd H4 most of the way through the sand.
Savuti to Kachikau
The road is fine and a little bumpy to Ghoha gate. After the gate the cut lines have recently been graded, the sand is loose but the tracks are getting better.
Ngoma Gate to Sedudu Gate
Entering at Ngoma is quite Sandy all the way down to the river front. Travelling along the ‘Main Road’ it is mostly fine, gravel, a few rocky patches and sand.
The worst of the sand being just after Chobe Game Lodge heading along the ridge towards SeduduValley.
Driving along the river routes is fine with sandy patches here and there.
Nxai Pan National Park
Dry, Bumpy & Sandy.
Nata - Maun Road
The potholes are still bad between Makalamabedi Vet Fence and Motopi turn off, take care when driving over them, some are deep.
The road is dry at Zoroga is just a little bumpy and corrugated. Take care.
The Police are out with roadblocks and Speed Traps all around.
Make sure your Number plate lights are working and spot lights are covered up during the day, they have been checking these a lot lately.
At stop signs stop completely before pulling off again, the police don’t recognise a rolling stop here!!
Take your time, drive carefully and enjoy.
There has been some rain around, very patchy but still very hot and humid so re-hydrate - be sure to drink plenty of water.
Road Conditions Courtesy of McKenzie Booking & 4 X 4 Hire