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    Re: The fabled 3500kg towing capacity

    I've spent the last month trying to decide upon an offroad caravan to pull behind our Prado 150. Looked at very many Aussie made models, almost nothing under 2.5 tonnes available and current waitlist...
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    Re: Kgalagadi: new rules?

    Have you ever tried to cancel a booking with DWNP? Due to inefficiency of DWNP Iím not surprised that people donít bother to cancel. At end of 2018 we booked 9 nights in Rooiputs/Polentswa for...
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    Re: Bush Lapa Miskruier review

    Thanks Uys, I remember that well, the Baobab was one of the best decisions we ever made. Feels rather greedy having two BLs but Covid has pretty much forced this decision upon us, we can't allow our...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Thanks for the advice and guidance received over the past week, both on the forum and by messages, much appreciated. We ordered a Ratel 4i and paid a deposit a few hours ago, arrival in Australia is...
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    Re: Bush Lapa Miskruier review

    Yes I've looked at the Baobab 2 but have to say we don't like it. We have a Baobab 4 in South Africa that was tailor made and became a Baobab "Kewer" it is a fantastic setup. Would do this again but...
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    Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    We would if this Aussie Government would allow us out of Australia :'(:'(
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    Re: Bush Lapa Miskruier review

    Jannie, your post above worried me, 5100mm fits in my tandem parking 5440mm does not :-[ Even though I had already checked with Bushlapa I called the Aussie agent this morning before ordering. The...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Interesting contraption but doesn't lower the height of the Bush Lapa
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    Re: Bush Lapa Miskruier review

    Thanks Jannie, unfortunately the closest Miskruier in Australia that I am aware of is 1,800kms away from me so that is not possible. We are pretty much sold on the Ratel 4i even if it means having to...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    I should have mentioned if anyone is tempted to look at the Ratel 4i donít be put off the information that was previously shown on the Bushlapa website. Until yesterday specs on the 4i said that this...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Just when I thought I had the answers my South African mate threw a spanner in the works. SWAMBO and I are both 60ish and retired wanting to maximise our retirement years whilst health is still good....
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    Re: Bush Lapa Miskruier review

    Thanks, yes, we have to be a little careful as there are 3 sharp corners that we need to negotiate and I certainly don't want to debead the tyres, but can probably reduce to get at least an inch. I...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Thanks Christa, yes the temptation is very high, I don't think we will be able to say no.

    The entrance to our underground parking is very steep and there is a "measure beam", one of those beams...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Actually, there are some factors I failed to mention, full disclosure;


    The sea freight cost of getting the Baobab to Australia has, I believe almost trebled since we started this journey 2...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Decision, decisions, decisions. We own BL1715, a Baobab aka ďKambaĒ. When COVID hit we were 9 months into a 3-year extended safari. We lived in Kamba, our intention was to bring it back to Australia...
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    Re: Hot off the press: New BL Baobab 2

    We bought a Baobab 4 and had it custom made for only Swambo and I. In effect we had in converted to a Baobab 2 sleeper, pretty much copied the Gogga Kewer design. Looking at the newly designed Baobab...
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    Re: Botswana May 2021 - Valuable lessons learned

    Yes, I can echo these sentiments having struggled with DWNP. Found an excellent solution, deal with an agent in Botswana. This removes the tension and frustration, I can highly recommend Maile from...
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    Hi Christoff, this seems to be the way of things in Africa. Covid has led to a massive reduction in revenue to the governing bodies - this is not a problem, the solution is to increase revenue by...
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    Re: Would I be crazy to drive to Rwanda now?

    Agree 100% Stan. As you are aware we have two factors stopping us from returning to Africa at present, firstly Linda's ongoing foot issue and secondly the Aussie government will not allow citizens to...
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    Re: Would I be crazy to drive to Rwanda now?

    WW, are Rwanda land borders now open, I recall a few months ago they were all closed? You could only fly in.
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    I'm amazed by the indifference shown by some of the sales reps that you have encountered. I'm in Brisbane at present, living part time here and part time in Africa due to Covid. In February I wanted...
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    Re: Show us your Mountain and Road Bicycles

    Interesting debate on Scott cycles. When we moved from Australia to Africa in 2015 we packed up home and I forgot to give removal guys my Scott Speedster S3, only remembered the day before we left. I...
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    Re: Show us your Mountain and Road Bicycles

    Thanks Christa, yep Linda too is a runner and so frustrated that she got Parkinson's at 47 and now this problem with her foot. She has been so frustrated for the last 15 months with her ongoing foot...
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    Re: Show us your Mountain and Road Bicycles

    After 6 years in storage we finally managed to take our tandem out for a spin this morning. Linda has an undiagnosed pain in her foot that makes walking very difficult and running impossible,...
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    Re: What Prado to buy now?

    We collected our new baby today ;D;D;D
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Hi Tustinr, yes, we feel your pain. We are not opposed to what our government is doing, thankfully Covid in Australia is almost a non-event but we so desperately want to get back into the African...
  27. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    Hope you are still running Hylton. The two main gents that you are criticizing in this post are arguably two of the most well travelled adventurers on the forum, they have been to places that most of...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Thanks Stan and Christa, when I posted this I almost said "Would Botswana experts like Stan and Christa assist" but I thought that may be a bit presumptuous of me. The only thing I got wrong was that...
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    Such differing views here, I know whose advice I would take. Both Stan and Tony Jay are qualified in th medical field and both have vast African experience, there is no way I would be asking a doctor...
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    30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Some advise from Botswana experts please.

    We had a trip planned and booked to Botswana in May 2020, Covid caused this to be re-scheduled to May 2021, now of course it is further postponed....
  31. Re: Advice on route from bulawayo to North gonarezhou

    G'day mate, still smile when I say that. As per my recommendations earlier in this thread I would not want to travel all the way from Gona to Bulawayo in one day but would break the trip somewhere...
  32. Re: Advice on route from bulawayo to North gonarezhou

    Can't recall exact time from Fishans to Chipinda Pools, but roughly 2 hours at game viewing speed. LKRP is before Masvingo as seen on the attached map.
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    Re: Beit Bridge

    I am not in Zimbabwe at present but from mates there, and various FB groups it appears that only returning residents are allowed through Beitbridge and other road border points. I do not believe...
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    Re: Rooftop Trailer Tent Setup Times

    I think that as age catches up with us these things become more difficult. 10 years ago before we returned to Africa we owned a great Aussie made TTT. We used it regularly and loved it, the set up...
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    Re: Rooftop Trailer Tent Setup Times

    Yes, that's our plan for a 7 month safari to East Africa when we return in 2022 or 2023. We will leave our Bushlapa in storage in SA. We will move fairly often with quite a few 1 or 2 day stays, so...
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