WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET A PUNC­TURE/ BREAK­DOWN

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Be­fore em­bark­ing on any road trip, al­ways check your spare tyre and tool kit. In­vest in a punc­ture-re­pair kit. Stop at a sta­tion be­fore en­ter­ing the park and check your oil, wa­ter, tyre pres­sure, etc. Tip: make sure your tank is full, as there are no petrol sta­tions within most re­serves. And make sure you have the emer­gency con­tact num­bers for the park handy. In fact, when you get to the en­trance, find out whether the park has an emer­gency pro­to­col in place and guid­ance on emer­gency num­bers, med­i­cal at­ten­tion and evac­u­a­tion. If you suf­fer a punc­ture or break­down in an area with no cell­phone re­cep­tion, flag down the next driver (ide­ally from the safety of your ve­hi­cle) and ask them for as­sis­tance, or to alert the park author­i­ties.

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