Sunday, 27 October 2013

Stockpoort / Parr's Halt

From Polokwane International airport we drove back to Mokopane on the R101. We took the R518 to Marken over the Delarey pass. This is Waterberg bushveld world and many game ranges are along the way. At Monte Christo the road splits to one of two border posts to Botswana: Stockpoort or Groblersbrug.

Stockpoort border post is the preferred border post if you go to the Khama Rhino Reserve in Botswana. It is quieter and much more tourist friendly. It is a tarred road, about 75 km from Lephalale (Ellisras), leading to the border post. Be careful for the potholes though.

The border post is used mostly by locals and tourists. The bridge (with no name) crossing the Limpopo river was built in 1937 acccording to a plate, and should with stand most normal rain down pours.

According to the officials, they do experience a high number of illegal people crossing the border here from Botswana to South Africa.

It was in the dry season when we visited Stockpoort and there was no flowing water in the Limpopo river.

The dry Limpopo river at Stockpoort