Izad Khast Caravancary and abanded city
Drive into the vally to the caravancary. You can camp around the caravancary, if you don’t have a to big truck drive behind the caravancary and you can park at the end of the road and have a quite night and beautiful view to the caravancary and abandond city. In front of the caravancary facilities are being build.
In the morning we were invited to visit the caravansary and the abandon city. This was worth the visit, you are walking through the ruins and can imagine the past.
A collection of fish-tanks with the fish that live in the Mekong river. Including a underwater glass walkway with massive fish swimming overhead.
Good for a one hour relaxation.
No double prices. 30 bath pp
An area littered with weird and oddly shaped rocks, eroded by hundreds of years of rain and wind.
Bring picnic lunch and water. The trail is a few km and leads to a couple of waterfalls and cliffs as well.
Entrance fee for non-Thai 200 baht, car 30 baht.
Maua Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, dinner. We also have Lunji Coffee grown on the slopes of Mbeya Peak. While chilling and eating a meal, you could visit our gift shop too, which has crafts from women groups in Mbeya Region. We are about 800m from Mbeya Town Center.
Simple campsite with A-frame and pit toilet. Shade trees. Wonderful view of the pan. This side of the park is very wild and very dry - even in April. We saw much more wildlife on the South Africa side of the park where there are plenty of waterholes. The drive here and back from Nossob takes about 8 hours one way traveling at 25 km per hour. It's a gorgeous, peaceful drive over sand dunes in some parts.
Lesholoago camp 2 across the pan has running water for a shower and sink!
If you want to treat yourself in the Kgalagadi, this is a wonderful place to stay. There are 14 fully equipped "tents" built of sandbags, wood and canvas - each with its own kitchen, bathroom, wooden deck, and braai with views over the Auob Riverbed and a floodlit water hole. There’s also a swimming pool. R1665 for 2 in a tent
Small place with one hut (4 beds) under construction where you can camp. Basic, but nice ownerin Christina. Restroom with toilet and running water but when we were here there was no water because generator was out of order.
From the main Spodylus route there's a pave road to that takes you into town. Just as you get on that road look for the big colorful letters that read "SAN LORENZO" to your left there's a hill with a short dirt driveway. Drive up and camp at the flat dirt lot. Good views with a cool breeze. Free, dafe but close to the main highway.
In the middle of nowhere is an ATM from Banco de la Nacion Argentina. The ATM is in a little sideway next to the building from the municipalidad. It was a surprise to get the maximum of Pesos 2.000 (with the usal fee for Visa Credit Card) in this remote place.
If you made it to here, enjoined the scenery so far and have some hours spare time furthermore you have 4x4 with higher clearance and some extra fuel than take the turn-off to Campo/Formaciones de Piedra Pomez.
It is an 28km rougher drive with some soft sand fields and over lava rocks. It takes roughly 90 minutes one way.
The track leads you to an amazing rock formation that is unique in its appearance and allows wonderful and easy walks around.
In Antofagasta de la Sierra please check the road conditions with police/municipalidad when following RP43/RP17 to the northern direction to Salar de Pocitos/Punta Cauchan (RN51).
We had fresh snow in Antofagasta the night before we started. It was a good drive to Incahuasi at Salar de Hombre Muerto (about 90km). Then the road got so muddy because of the melting snow that we decided to return.
Furthermore it was not clear which way to take around or over the Salar de Hombre Muerto. Our paper map showed a way along the west shore. But in Open Street Maps there are also tracks crossing the salar (see screenshot). There are no road signs that indicate the correct direction and there was nobody to ask. So better be prepared.
Big dealership, very friendly and welcoming. Did oil and filter change, due to the late hour they allowed us to stay overnight, provided electricity and free wifi. We travel with a Winnebago motorhome.
The access to this campground is dirty and through not very pretty neighborhood. Camping itself hudge, lots of trees, tables and parrilleras at sites, electricity. Showers and toilets old and shabby...no hot water. Visited in late march and there was no one else there. Regarding price, they ripped us off, charging 50 pesos per person and then 150 extra for the RV.
it is a good place for big rigs.
Small stand beside the road selling delicious ice cream. They also do hot food for dinner, but we weren't around for that.
A nice drive out to Bullet Tree Falls, this small stand is very near the swimming hole. It may looked closed, but check anyway.