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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    The clock keeps on ticking - the elephant numbers keep on growing while people fiddle with mathematical formulas and meta populations and corridors into Zimbabwe and into Mozambique while the rest of...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    The below is, to a large part, copied from another thread on the subject of the Kruger National Park being under threat.

    It should have been posted onto this thread at the outset.

    In his book...
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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    Hi Pat n Wolf,

    We were your neighbours at KORI 02 that same Saturday morning if it was the 11th Sept. My wife and I go out at least once during the night to go to the toilet, a distance away from...
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    Re: Highest altitude that you have ever driven to....

    Highest been Mt Evans in the Rocky Mountains @ 4 350 meters (14 271 ft)- not too much oxygen but an easy drive.
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    Cottonwood Pass between Taylor Park Reservoir and Beuna Vista on the...
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    Re: Another Aussie Trailer design

    It does not look as if the area of the kitchen ever gets closed up - if I am right one can only use it in fenced off areas not where there are hyenas prowling around. Otherwise a nice neat product.
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    I have read it and yes it is an interesting read.

    However the point is not the saving of the trees per se but the saving of all those creatures and species that are dependent on the trees for...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Dr Ian Whyte, ex head of Scientific Services in the KNP until his retirement in 2007, devotes the last chapter of his book to the "Elephant Dilemma" in which he unpacks the situation quite well. His...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    It seems that several botanists such as Trollip (1988) Asner (2009 and 2015) and Vanak (2012) have commented on the detrimental changes to the biodiversity as a result of elephant activity.

    A...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Just to focus on the translocation of elephants out of the KNP for a minute.

    I now believe that it is a red herring of note even though it was recorded as being a management option in the Elephant...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Many elephants, although a “drop in the ocean” in terms of the overall KNP population, were translocated over several years after the moratorium on culling was imposed in 1994 such that all areas to...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Some interesting and revealing stuff reading about the elephant population in the KNP. I came across a paper "Elephant management issues - October 2018" penned by the erstwhile executive director of...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Thanks for those encouraging observations and comments Peter.

    One hopes it is not a flash in the pan that the ground hornbills have turned the corner. Would be interested to hear more about the...
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    Elephants in the KNP

    Yes, in my reading I have come across the claim that the closure of the artificial water holes in the KNP had resulted in a reduction in the growth rate of the elephant but this notion has...
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    Re: Prado roof load bar question

    Hi there ELU

    I have a Prado 120 and had fitted a Menabo set of load bars that are lockable a few years back. Onto these I have fixed a Thule Oyster-type roof bullet-box into which I pack my...
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    Elephants in the KNP

    I recently visited the KNP entering at Malelane and exiting at Phalaborwa.

    One cannot help but notice the number of elephant as one drives along. And of course the number of trees that have been...
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    Re: Seed nets will 80% shade cloth work?

    I have just constructed a seed net out of aluminium insect-screen gauze to cover the entire front of my Prado from the top of the grille all the way down underneath to the bash-plate at the bottom....
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    Re: Disputing a ridiculous CoCT water bill?

    There are some video clips on YouTube where people have recorded the water meter whizzing at speed but no water going through - just air! One in Durban the other on the East Rand if I recall.
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  18. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Thanks for all your further inputs on this subject.

    Yes, Stan, I did make contact with Willem Barnard. I in fact spoke to his father some 40 years ago when I first wanted to explore the Central...
  19. Re: Little bugger tried to interrupt a conference call

    Yip - thick-tailed Parabuthus Granulatus by the looks of it, ranked 7th most venomous scorpion in the world.

    You don't want to get stung by one of these but if you do soak some paraffin into a...
  20. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Thanks for finding and posting that commentary about the fires Ed. It re-enforces the need for a routine to regularly check underneath.

    Again the point is made that water is a good remedy (perhaps...
  21. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Thanks again for your comments - those soda water bottles is an excellent idea!! Takealot sell the Titanium heat wrap for R 385 a 10 meter x 5 cm roll so will get that. Interested to hear that...
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    Thanks again for the responses.

    Dropping the exhaust is not such a silly idea as it creates space for the fluff and snagged grass to slide off.

    My problem is the catalytic converter that sits...
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    Thanks Tony, appreciate your response.

    I do have a long-handled hook made from a 6mm thick iron rod that I also use to pull out the grass which I will have with me. I fear the conditions will be a...
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    Thanks Rob,

    Point taken about the main tracks - but since the lockdowns and the travel bans these tracks would not have been travelled along for more than a year I would guess. Add to that the...
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    Thanks Johan,

    When I set my landrover alight 30 years ago my speed was a maximum 10 kms per hour. I had stopped 12 times to remove the grass and still it jammed up enough to reach flashpoint at...
  26. Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    I am planning to go into the CKGR later in the year, in spring. After all these rains the grass will be long and bone dry by the time I am due to go there.

    30 years ago I set my landrover alight...
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    Re: Bathroom breaks at night in Botswana!

    My wife and I have been camping for past 45 years - mostly in out of the way places and often under the stars but when predators are around we pitch our small domed ground tent and sleep inside. Over...
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    Re: Anyone been stopped at a speed trap near Gobabis?

    Whether the speed was well within the 120 km zone or just on the edge of it is not the point. The point is that the speed device patently had the wrong speed shown on the screen - and the reason for...
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    Anyone been stopped at a speed trap near Gobabis?

    At the beginning of August I travelled with my wife and daughter and three grandkids to Windhoek in a convoy of two cars entering Namibia at Buitepos. I use my Garmin GPS in conjunction with the...
  30. Prado 120 petrol stops running - cannot establish fault

    I have a 2004 Prado 120 petrol model that has done over 275 000 kms. Hitherto it has given extremely good service and I am extremely happy with the car.

    A year ago I had a head gasket replaced...
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    Re: Prado 120 4x4 Mechanics - ENGAGING DIFF LOCK FROM TIME TO TIME

    Another item to note is to every once in a while to make a point of engaging the diff lock. This is to lubricate the mechanism so that the seals do not dry out and go hard.

    I was not aware of this...
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    EToll Summons - Lawyers

    I don't regard the e-tolls as a fair system at all. I used those same roads for many years before they were upgraded. Having said that I am all for the user pays and am prepared to pay myself - but...
  33. Re: Returning for visit to 3rd Bridge - Moremi for first time in 30 years

    Thank you very much both of you for your prompt and informative responses.

    Really appreciated!

    Del
  34. Returning for visit to 3rd Bridge - Moremi for first time in 30 years

    We have booked a campsite at 3rd Bridge for a week in September 2018 so would be grateful for current information as to the facilities at the campsite.

    Where does one get firewood? Is it available...
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    Re: Bundutec fooftop tent

    Thanks for the post and info.

    Can you leave your bedding and some clothing in the closed unit?
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