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    Hi Africanveld, We would love to host you on...

    Hi Africanveld,

    We would love to host you on your forthcoming trip. Just for clarity, Wildside is the name of our camping site (Wild Mountain Adventures is the tours business). The easiest way to...
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    I will never tip a guide who I believe has acted...

    I will never tip a guide who I believe has acted in an unethical way...but will always explain WHY i.e. what I didn't like. Conversely, I once gave the most enormous tip to a night drive guide who...
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    We're also considering the Triton at the moment -...

    We're also considering the Triton at the moment - 2.5 DID. Would be very interested in any reviews that members may have. Also, if there are any specific issues that we should be on the look out for.
  4. Hi guys, Check out the attached link from our...

    Hi guys, Check out the attached link from our website (this tour also featured in Fiona McIntosh's latest book about Cycle Touring "Freewheeling"). I can help you to set up your own trip by...
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    We don't have Eskom at our camping site, but have...

    We don't have Eskom at our camping site, but have one large (20KVA) generator that people can plug into to charge their fridges etc on a daily basis. Even in peak season we run it for a couple of...
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    Thank you Biltong (& Lizzie) for your positive...

    Thank you Biltong (& Lizzie) for your positive comments about Wildside. We really enjoyed meeting you all and the lovely photos that you posted have brought back happy memories of your stay with us....
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    Hi Riaan, So glad that you enjoyed our snowy...

    Hi Riaan,

    So glad that you enjoyed our snowy piece of paradise. You have taken some stunning photos and I was wondering if you would mind if we used a couple of them for marketing the area? We...
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    Hi, mine has got a soft-top in reasonable...

    Hi, mine has got a soft-top in reasonable condition - not perfect, but serviceable. I am looking for a hard top if you know anyone who has one or who wants to Exchange/PX for soft top. I love the...
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    Help!

    We have become the unlucky owners of a 2001 Rodeo 2.8 diesel that has had a hash conversion done to it. They have put a Toyota 2.2 turbo diesel engine in. The problem is the bell housing & clutch...
  10. The school of hard knocks teaches you more than...

    The school of hard knocks teaches you more than any university will ever do. Have good hands and you'll always have work. Also more opportunities to start your own business which given 'quotas' etc...
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    Obviously posted by a city-based 4x4 owner. Some...

    Obviously posted by a city-based 4x4 owner. Some of us LIVE in the bundus - are you saying we must never go out at night to meet friends? How boring would that be.....?
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    The snake will always look for a 'natural' means...

    The snake will always look for a 'natural' means of escape such as a hole. When I did my FGASA training I was given a top tip: Have a 2m section of plastic downpipe around, well sealed at one end. If...
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    You are so right about it turning heads. In the 3...

    You are so right about it turning heads. In the 3 days we have had the car we have already had no less than 7 offers to buy! People have even been taking photos of it as they walk down the street....
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    Hi Charlie, Thanks so much for your really...

    Hi Charlie,

    Thanks so much for your really helpful reply. If it's OK then I'll PM you for your email address as I have a couple more questions re wheel bearings and also have a feeling that the...
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    Well it only went in coz the brakes and clutch...

    Well it only went in coz the brakes and clutch felt a bit soft, but they were supposed to have been done at the weekend, so my fiance just wanted them to check them over/bleed/whatever as he didn't...
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    But we only bought it yesterday... I haven't even...

    But we only bought it yesterday... I haven't even driven it yet <<sob>> :'(

    Was going like a dream, then my dear beloved took it in for some preventative work... and the garage have stuffed it up...
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    THanks Neil. I did glance at it before I bought...

    THanks Neil. I did glance at it before I bought the vehicle. Wish now I'd read it a bit more carefully! She's very cute, but I think the spares are going to be a mission. I know you can use Mazda...
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    Anyone able to help with where we can urgently...

    Anyone able to help with where we can urgently get hold of the following parts (or replacements) - we've just bought a Rocsta and are already having problems just getting it home!

    Front wheel...
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    Hi, I've also just bought one of these......

    Hi,

    I've also just bought one of these... though haven't seen it yet. My boyfriend has already realised that we're gonna need a load of parts and that's as he's driving it here for the first...
  20. Yay! First snow of the 2010 season is forecast...

    Yay! First snow of the 2010 season is forecast for the EAstern Cape Drakensberg this weekend .... but do check road conditions on the higher passes before setting off.

    Also, we have been warned...
  21. First snow of 2010 season is forecast in the...

    First snow of 2010 season is forecast in the Eastern Cape Drakensberg this weekend - it's time to get those snowchains and cameras out again!! :-)
  22. Ooooh Dirk, I can't believe you said that! :D The...

    Ooooh Dirk, I can't believe you said that! :D The Eastern Cape Drakensberg is one of the best places to get snow 4x4 pics. See the photos of Tiffindell and Rhodes already posted and I have plenty...
  23. Hi Bostoe, I'm thrilled that this thread...

    Hi Bostoe,

    I'm thrilled that this thread inspired you to start the 8 Passes Challenge. Just 4 for to look forward to then!! ;D

    If you are planning to come back and finish the challenge, my...
  24. Time of Year for 8 Passes

    Thanks for your reply - yes, there is something for everyone up here including 4x4, enduros and MTBs. (Thank heavens) it's still a well kept secret, so the roads are very quiet.... apart from the odd...
  25. Mountain Bike the 8 Passes of the Eastern Cape Highlands

    See www.wildmountainadventures.co.za/page15.htm for an article about the fabulous 8 Passes of the Eastern Cape Highlands - also known as 'The Wild Side of the Drakensberg'. The 8 passes includes...
  26. For those of you who are interested in learning...

    For those of you who are interested in learning more about this lovely area Drive Out (and Weg Ry) have a 6 page feature in their latest edition. Enjoy!!
  27. Drive Out Magazine

    Hi Chris,

    Good to catch up with you again through the 4x4 forum. FYI Wild Mountain Adventures and the area in general is going to be featured heavily in the next edition of DriveOut/WegRy, so that...
  28. Thanks Gav, You're right, this is a beautiful...

    Thanks Gav,

    You're right, this is a beautiful road (which can also be accessed from the Wartrail side of Tiffindell). There is a wonderful 5* luxury resort right at the top - Tenahead which...
  29. The SA Rally championships recently came through...

    The SA Rally championships recently came through the area and for the next week or two you can see footage of the 2009 Osram rally on MNET (SS5 mainly). I don't think the footage really does justice...
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    For more information re Bastervoedpad, the...

    For more information re Bastervoedpad, the Tiffindell passes and another few secret roads in the surrounding area that you may not have through of, take a look at...
  31. From the Wild Coast to Wild Mountain Country - a...

    From the Wild Coast to Wild Mountain Country - a stunning holiday!! We are only 250kms from Mthatha, so they fit very neatly together. Let me know if you need any more info nearer the time.
  32. Of course!! Anyone is very welcome to link to our...

    Of course!! Anyone is very welcome to link to our site - glad you are enjoying the article!! :D

    Hope to meet some of you in Wild Mountain Country soon!!

    Kate
  33. 8 Mountain Passes of the Eastern Cape Highlands

    Hi all,

    You might be interested in an article that I have written about the 8 Mountain Passes of the Eastern Cape Highlands - aka 'The Wild Side of the Drakensberg'.

    These passes include...
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