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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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    Brandberg lion encounter

    Balanced report from Helge Denker on his tent being ripped in an attack by a lion at the Brandberg (note that his revolver was loaded with bird shot). The drought has seen some unusual lion...
  4. Re: Fuel consumption calculation for overlanding (planning stages)

    The answer is the same as to the question, how long is a piece of string?
    Depends entirely on the terrain. If you are slogging through deep sand or mud in low range, all on-road, gravel, or high...
  5. Thread: Gorongosa

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    Re: Gorongosa

    I haven't been back there since the self-drive ban was imposed, and the major restocking took place, but suffice it to say that Gorongosa is one of the most beautiful parks I have visited, with...
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    Re: Cluck sound when pulling in 4x4

    If it was a Land Rover, I would say play in the prop shaft UV/CV joint. I'm sure the same applies to a Patrol.
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    There's an insert on Carte Blanche tonight on the fire (full disclosure: my wife is the producer of the insert). Volunteers are up at UCT today helping salvage what they can from the library.
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Actually, it was the residence of Thulas Nxesi, Labour Minister. De Lille is public works minister, the department that owns the building.
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Haha, good memory - yes it was. We tried to look the legend up the first time we were in Maralal, but were told he "had gone walking in the bush" (we did meet him briefly on a second visit). The...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Yup, his name was Wolfgang. On our way up to Turkana, we came across his Range Rover Vogue smashed to pieces on the very steep descent from the El Barta Plains (spelling?) to South Horr. His brakes...
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    Re: Land Rover parts & Mechanic Zambia

    Plus one for Foleys. They are tops.
  12. Re: Looking for spare Camping Gaz / Cadac C206 butane cartridge washers

    In Cape Town, Woodstock Gas https://woodstockgas.co.za/ has a big drawer full of random washers, and they also stock the Bluet and Camping Gaz range. You can also try Blue Flame in Parow...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Hi Mike, not sure - I've only been involved on the video side, where old Betacam and 3/4 inch tapes are digitised, which is a straight conversion process.
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Thank you for this - brought back some fine memories of camping at Oasis and further north.
    Asante sana.
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Hi Peter, no they don't. Some of the material had been digitised, but much of it hadn't. It's a massive process, especially as many of the donated collections are in the process of being catalogued.
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Reply sent.
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    No problem, but stress that it is still early days and they have not been able to get in yet to do a full assessment.
    Re the Bolus Herbarium, latest we are hearing is that while the Herbarium is...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    I was in contact with UCT library staff through last night as my wife and I donated our entire video archive of hundreds of tapes of apartheid-era and democratic transition news and documentary...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Whatever you are trying to infer is wrong - this was very similar to the Knysna fire of a few years back, the fire jumping huge distances, palm trees igniting in Main Road, hundreds of metres away...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Latest is that besides Mostert's Mill, Jagger Library (priceless collections of Africana), Fuller Hall residence, and Welgelegen farm house (one of the original six or seven farms allocated by Van...
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    Re: Best town in WC to invest

    Sedgefield. You can let the place to students from Saasveld over term, and as a holiday let in season. One of my favourite places on the Garden Route.
  22. Re: Any Interested Collectors in Here - Classic Rare Offroads??

    I would contact the Franschhoek Motor Museum (owned by the Rupert family, started by Anton's son, Anthonij Rupert who was killed when he crashed his BMW). They collect vintage to very modern cars and...
  23. Re: Kermit camping chairs and coleman petrol stove

    The closest you're likely to get to the Coleman petrol stove is the MSR whisperlite single burner stove. But I'm mystified as to why you would prefer a petrol stove over say, a Cadac or Alva...
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    Poll: Re: Advice on Spare Tyre Location

    Not a good idea - the stresses from the chassis and body twisting will inevitably result in the windscreen shattering, seen it happen several times with over-modified overlanders in the bush.
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    Poll: Re: Advice on Spare Tyre Location

    Hi Nicko,
    I haven't read all the responses, so this may be superfluous. We have done multiple overland trips, including a two-year, 65,000km trip from Cape Town to Ethiopia and back again. We only...
  26. Re: From JHB to Cape Town - scenic route or suggestions (tar and gravel)

    We never do the N1 travelling to and from Joburg - always take the Karoo/Free State route. Some potholed sections, but far less traffic and some terrific scenery.
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    Re: Thinking of selling my 110 V8

    Hi, yes please send me the exporter's details - sounds like a plan! My email is tonyweaver (at) iafrica (dot) com
    Cheers
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    We use Mozitec (Malanil generic as above by Stan) for extended periods and have never had any side-effects. Back in the early 1990s, my wife and I were in malarial areas for over two years, and used...
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    Re: Thinking of selling my 110 V8

    Thanks everyone, FYI, I have had six or seven PMs from members interested in buying it and if I decide to sell, I will contact those members, and advertise it here in the classifieds. Tough decision!
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    Re: Advice: Hiking near Gurue, Mozambique

    Naah, Gurue is many miles away from any of the Cabo Delgado action. But the terrain is very rugged, and relatively unexplored other than by the locals. It's also been on my hit list for a while,...
  31. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    Hi Rod, yes, it makes a huge difference - if you are short of poles, Outdoor Warehouse sell them in different lengths.
    This is what it looks like with one side awning pegged down, and one extended...
  32. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    We had sidewalls made up for our awning (out of Ripstop, with an extra half metre of light PVC skirt at the bottom that can be pegged down and outwards) and even though we only use them very...
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    Re: Khaudum National Park

    Depends on your definition of "thick". Let's put it this way - there is lots of very thin sand that when it gets loose and hot and messed up, turns thick, a bit like eggs that have been beaten. So...
  34. Re: New Extreme Lights LoadShed Camping Lantern

    Hi Paul, mine had a bit of charge when I got it, but was showing low charge - I charged it for about three hours and it was on full charge.
    Just to add that I am very chuffed with the constant red...
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    Re: Thinking of selling my 110 V8

    Thanks, it has been garaged since I bought it (I built a garage with an extra high entrance to accommodate the RTT). And no, I don't need to sell it, but sometimes practicality has to rule over...
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