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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    I'm not familiar with the Egyptian formalities as I haven't been that far north, Ethiopia is as far as we've been. In all the countries I have travelled, the carnet itself is the vehicle passport,...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    Four months would be a good minimum, but the longer you spend, the better. You really don't want to be rushing to keep to a schedule.
    Re the Egyptian carnet, bear in mind that that is a deposit that...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    Hi Tim,
    As you said, a very big ball of string. You can do Cape to Cairo on tar almost all the way, or you can do it on dirt tracks for most of the way. Duration of journey is key information, as is...
  4. Re: Weekend spot(s) near to Cape Town for Comfort Camp

    If you're doing the Cederberg, and want to add on a couple of days, also look at taking in the Tankwa Karoo National Park (book through SANParks website). A great route from the southern Cederberg is...
  5. Re: Weekend spot(s) near to Cape Town for Comfort Camp

    Hey Bud, welcome to SA after all your planning. Have a look at the CapeNature campsites and cottages: https://www.capenature.co.za/reserves
    They control most of the wilderness areas around Cape...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    Tyre pressure is everything in sand - tyre tread is largely irrelevant so stick with the tyres you have. Rule of thumb is to deflate until the tyres are starting to bulge outward at the base,...
  7. Re: Your most helpful Apps for travelling and Overlanding

    windy.com (windytv) - very accurate weather, you can zoom in to street level, or zoom out to global level to see what systems are heading your way.
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    Re: Accommodation near Keimos/Upington

    We've used De Werf Lodge in Keimoes before, perfectly adequate chalets, no camping. We were delayed en route and phoned ahead as we were arriving after restauarant closing time, and we pre-ordered...
  9. Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    1 A bush mechanic in the most remote village in Africa must know his/her way around it.
    2 A bush mechanic in the most remote village in Africa must have some second hand spares lying around.
    3 His...
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    Re: Defender 110 V8 how much

    High mileage? It's only just been run in.
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    Re: Mt. Kilimanjaro 4X4 climb.

    No.
  12. Re: Decent campsites near Kokstad on route to East London

    Ignore: I had a blank moment and was thinking of Stutterheim, which is where Gubu is.

    The Amatola flyfishing club has a campsite at Gubu Dam, and non-members can apply to stay there. Stunning...
  13. Re: Advice needed on planning to buy and build a 4X4 for my Bots and Africa trips

    My personal opinion is don't even think of towing a trailer if you intend doing some of your trips solo. Have a look at the option of buying a fully kitted vehicle from Bushlore. You can then do any...
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    Re: Camp sites Brandvlei/Krnhardt area

    We have rented one of the Elma houses overnight before, clean, cheap, very good value for money.
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    Re: Ken - new member from Scotland!

    Welcome to the forum - epic trip that!
  16. Thread: Outlander

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    Re: Outlander

    We love our Outlander. Ground clearance is crap if you want to do rough terrain, but that's about the only issue we have had. Excellent in soft sand, floats over the top. Traction on gravel in 4WD is...
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    Re: Monkey proof ammo boxes

    Works for baboons for a while, not for monkeys - they suss it out in 10 seconds flat.
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    I've been to Mabua several times, in July, September, December etc, and it is always good (although I haven't been there since it got popular - we were always almost the only vehicle in the reserve)....
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    Re: Malaria meds

    I'm very glad that you are still alive, Jayefe! Your powers of auto-suggestion must be strong.
    Cherie, please stick to mainstream prophylaxis.
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor.
    We use Mozitec, which is the Malanil generic. First tablet a day or two before entering malarial area, daily tablet while there, and continue for seven days after...
  21. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    Yup, it isn't well received. The vast majority of people who live in malarial areas do not do so out of choice, the same way people who live in war zones, or in extreme poverty in South Africa's...
  22. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    You are so way out of line. I'm very happy for you that your small children survived being in a malarial area. I would not have taken my children into a high risk area that young, I would not have...
  23. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    Another consideration is that research from The Gambia suggests that malaria-carrying mosquitoes are twice as attracted to pregnant women as non-pregnant women. The full Lancet article is here.
    In...
  24. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    Are you medically trained? If not, please don't give malaria advice of a specialist nature.
  25. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    Malaria is endemic in northern Botswana all year round so you need to check with a travel health specialist which prophylaxis is safe for your wife to take - I'm not a doctor, so can't make a...
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    Re: Air crash history- Devils Peak

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    Re: Air crash history- Devils Peak

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    Re: High Lift Jack

    If it doesn't say Hi-Lift it isn't a Hi-Lift - avoid all other makes, they will after time give trouble, and probably do some serious damage to you or your vehicle. Mine is 35 years old and still...
  29. Thread: Wheat

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    Re: Wheat

    We get our grains etc from Yellow Submarine in Ottery, Cape Town https://yellowsubmarinefoods.co.za/
    Not sure if they ship to your neck of the woods, it's a fairly small family-run enterprise.
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    Re: Camping skillet

    Outdoor Warehouse stock the LK cast iron skillets, I think 25cm or thereabouts is the size. Only drawback for me is that it's all one piece, so the handle is part of the pan so it gets almost as hot...
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    Re: the new Nikon P1000

    Orms has them listed as being in stock.
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    Re: Camping in snow

    Been there, done that. Camped in snow (and a blizzard) in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains, Ruwenzoris, the Cederberg, Drakensberg, Lesotho etc. It isn't particularly pleasant or much of an adventure once...
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    Re: Lusaka to Mfuwe

    If the road is fixed after the rains, and you have time, the back route is much more rewarding, but you will probably have to bush camp one night along the way so make allowance for that.
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    Re: CONDOLENCES to Mario's family

    Sad news, Mario was always our go-to-guy in Kasane for any work that needed doing. RIP.
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    Re: Brandberg lion encounter

    Two very contradictory statements: How has conservation not done its part?
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