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    Re: A couple of days in Chobe

    Endorse the above - boat trip is a must, and you can easily spend two days slowly exploring the riverfront.
  2. Thread: Relocation

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    Re: Relocation

    Benguela Cove I think. Not cheap.
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    Re: Leatherman Disappointment

    You've clearly never owned a Leatherman.
  4. Thread: Relocation

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    Re: Relocation

    For that you'll have to look at the northern suburbs where a new complex seems to go up every second month, almost no gated complexes in the southern suburbs (a few around Fish Hoek) and very, very...
  5. Thread: Relocation

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    Re: Relocation

    In the R2-3million range, hard to find decent houses close to the CBD. But if you want to be in the Metropole, then look north or south. Can't comment on the north, but south - Glencairn, Fish Hoek,...
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    Re: Kaokoland March 2023

    I would stay well clear of the river beds in March. It can be raining 40km or more upstream and no rain where you are, and that water will reach you - Kaokoveld rivers in flood are deadly, and...
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    Re: Taking an old Landy on a long trip

    Don't overthink or overdo things. Windhoek to Bulawayo is a pretty short run, and spares availablity shouldn't be much of an issue. Besides the obvious things (duct tape, bloudraad, cable ties and...
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    Re: When should I engage 4H or 4L

    Before you need it.
  9. Re: How safe is it to travel to Zambia and the on to Malawi?

    The only place I have felt uneasy about crime and safety in extensive and repeat travels in both countries was in Lusaka. Road hazards are legion, from chickens to children to potholes to cows and...
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    Re: Komatipoort to Barra beach resort

    In the unlikely event of being able to get bookings, you could consider going through Kruger and via the Giriyondo border post. The road from Massingire brings you out at Chidenguele on the EN1 if...
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    Re: Zambezi National Park

    This doesn't directly answer your question, but gives some nice background info:...
  12. Re: Where can I stock up on meat in the Aus area?

    There are mini-markets at the fuel stations on the Namibian side of the border where we have bought reasonable meat before. The Spar at Ausenkehr also has reasonable meat - I'm sure you could phone...
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    Re: Namibia 2022 Trip report

    Thanks Merwe, always love your trip reports.
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    Re: Mashed potato - master class

    If you like things a bit hot, add an inch or two of wasabi paste and mash it through. Three inches if you like it hot. Perfect with seared tuna...
  15. Re: Cameroon Closed - Any way from Nigeria to Gabon??

    Suggest you/they post on the African Overlanding FB forum - there are several members currently overlanding in the area:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/OverlandingAfrica
  16. Re: Big Gauteng caravan, trailer, equipment auction

    Ja, Michael James is a very reputable Western Cape (Somerset West originally) auction house.
  17. Big Gauteng caravan, trailer, equipment auction

    Got this in my email:
    Big Krugersdorp auction of caravans, trailers etc.
  18. Re: Quick trip report from Gonarezhou visit May 2022

    Thank you, great report. Definite appetite whetter.
  19. Re: Best route from Cape Town to Augrabies?

    And much less heavy traffic than the N7, just iron ore trucks that are mostly very well behaved.
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    Re: Pajero mechanic

    No idea how good/bad they are, but the listing has Mitsubishi Zambia, Southern Cross Motors.
    Lusaka Head Office 14100 Kafue Rd,


    +260977640766
    WORKING HOURS
    Monday -Friday 8am–5pm
    East Park...
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    Re: Good news for kafue

    Excellent news. Zawa have been doing a good job against the odds, but the African Parks muscle will make a big difference.
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    Re: 4 x 4 rentals

    Bushlore have a good rep, book well in advance, demand is heavy.
  23. Re: Where to go for 1 week 4x4 trip from Franschoek departing &where to rent a car?

    Definitely the Cederberg, via Tulbagh, Ceres, Op-Die-Berg etc. Buy a copy of Slingby Maps' Cederberg map available at most outdoor shops and book sellers - they do a hiking and a touring map, with...
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    Re: sleeper wood fireplace mantel

    Sorry to add to your worries, but we built a house with a railway sleeper mantelpiece and it also started smouldering - in a thatched house! Maybe put a vermiculite shield underneath it?
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    Re: Kariba camping / lodge

    Hi Basie, some good recommendations in this thread:
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/290675-kariba-Camping
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    Re: Malaria precautions for Zimbabwe

    Just to clarify this, artemesian should never be taken as a prophylaxis - from the NICD's guidelines on malaria (citing WHO):
    "The artemisinin derivatives are pivotal for the effective treatment of...
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    Re: LPG question

    The higher the altitude the lower the boiling point - sea level is 100degC, and if I remember correctly, it drops by around half a degree C for every
    150m of altitude. On top of Mount Everest it...
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    Re: First Time by Myself

    Perhaps a useful analogy here would be that when I am travelling in Europe or other regions, I like to spend a few hours every day relaxing at a restaurant, enjoying the food and the view, otherwise...
  29. Thread: Jerry can

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    Re: JERRY CAN COLORS

    Depending on the border post, whatever the customs guy says is true is true.
    But I do think that was sales talk... ask the salesperson how many borders he has crossed.
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    Re: Malaria precautions for Zimbabwe

    Zambezi is high risk all year round. Take the meds.
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    Re: Mozambique - Zabora

    Hi Andrew, try Googlng Zavora instead of Zabora.
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    Re: First Time by Myself

    With your time frame, I would concentrate on one part of the country only - stick to the north, cut out Mabuasehube, they are at opposite ends of a pretty big country. Try and spend at least two to...
  33. Re: Luiwa plains, kafue, kasanka - november 2022

    Agree with the above - as far as I know, the Kazungula to Sesheke road is still in very bad shape, so rather cross at Sesheke.
    Re Kafue camp sites, have a look at KaingU and Kasabushi, both lovely...
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    Re: Advice - Pajero Sport

    We bought a 2010 3.2 last year and incredibly happy with it. The big attraction (among many others) of the 120kw engine is that it is pretty agricultural and can run on any grade diesel, it's not...
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    Re: 20ltr vs 25ltr plastic jerry can

    As the man says.
    20l of petrol or diesel spilled in the back of your vehicle or on your roof can properly ruin an overland trip. With petrol, be very careful of static build-up and make sure the...
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