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  1. R43 Google says route has limitations and or restrictions. Some local advise please

    Hi, I'm traveling down to Hermanus on Monday. Thought I'd take the scenic route rather than driving through Cape Town.

    Google maps says the R43 has limitations and or restrictions.

    Am I likely...
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite

    @shfish. We have a bit of a challenge with illegal diamond diggers and with it an uptick in petty crime although nothing like you see in the metropolitan areas.

    If you are stuck or really...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Ian, this is a vaccinated post. It proves it works, there will be no mention of you what or you know who ;D

    Short update from yesterday. First the GPS coordinates were wrong. Although they show...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi RobS. It’s unlikely that you would get to the cameras even with GPS locations. They are on Alexkor diamond property , SANP protected areas or well off the beaten track.

    However if you have...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Stan, in keeping with an increasing trend on the Forum of members seeking irrefutable proof or peer reviewed evidence on just about any statement, comment or general opinion posted by others I have...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Next episode is coming to a browser soon ;D
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    Re: Security camera/trail camera?

    Just be careful with what you buy. I recently finished a series of tests using trail cameras that were being deployed for exactly what you are looking at.

    3 things to watch out for.
    trigger...
  8. Non lethal predator management possibility

    I “found” Dr Peter Apps on a Facebook forum. His work on predator conflict management makes for interesting and exciting reading. Seems like there may well be a win win scenario developing.

    The...
  9. Re: Weather warning for the Northern Wes Kus

    4 days of hot east wind with plenty of sand blowing around, thankfully not the apocalyptic sand storms that were forecast.

    Jaeger Defender tucked up in the garage for now. If I need to go out I'm...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    It's been very much and up and a down month with more down than up.

    To begin with I've had to pull my cameras out of the Kleinsee seal colony. Mine security are having a battle with illegal...
  11. Weather warning for the Northern Wes Kus

    Posted on FB by one of the SANP rangers. Be careful if you are travelling out this way during the week.

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    Re: Springbok - Caravan Storage

    Hi PRA

    Thanks for the PM with size details. It will fit in my front yard so no problem there.

    As far as roads are concerned it really is the luck of the draw. Route from Port Nolloth to...
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    Re: Springbok - Caravan Storage

    Hi PRA,

    Does Port Nolloth count as “surrounds” If so I can probably host your caravan in my garden but need to know dimensions
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Heck of an interesting thread with some really good inputs. Thanks for starting it Del.

    I was fortunate to listen in to a webinar given by Ian Whyte, he spoke about his life in KNP and towards...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks for the kind words Stan and Ian. I've certainly been fortunate to have met some, really knowledgeable folk who have supported my interest in Brownies.

    You know you're getting old when,...
  16. Re: Southern Richtersveld Long Weekend Trip

    Hi Merwe, great pics as always. It sounds like you might have caught Port Nolloth on an off day though ;D

    Next time you’re in town let me know, I’ll show you the parts the tourists don’t get to...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    They say time flies when you're having fun. I guess I'm suffering from an overdose of it because the weeks are simply flying by. However, its not been all good news this last month.

    Aesir, not...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    It's been a quiet couple of weeks out here on the Wes Kus.

    In between testing cameras on a salt pan in 36 degrees of heat, watch local diamond prospectors hoping they get lucky before their...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Old habits die hard. I see in my last post I said I would update this thread over the weekend. Luckily for me, after 40 odd years of working in IT service delivery, I have mastered the art of saying...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Ian, I wasn’t going to say anything in case I jinxed things but...

    My 5th tonsil tickling COVID19 swab came back negative this morning, in just over 35 hours.

    Really impressed with Pathlabs,...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    That's an impressive looking security box there JFH.

    Maybe I need to contract you to help out on the project. With two seal colony sites opened up my boxes are going to rust quicker than a...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    And an even shorter video of a Jackal. Not the most exiting video but I enjoyed the lighting, at least on my iPhone it looked good ;)

    Its becoming a habit, lying flat on my belly taking pictures...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Another short Ebay video of a Brownie walking through the ruins


    https://youtu.be/6DFQMO8V55Q
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Looks like an all-round bad year is going to end on a high note for me.

    4 Cameras deployed on Alexkor property at The Cliffs and already a positive result and, DEFF have issued a new permit for...
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    Re: Namibia border December 2020

    Just a word of caution. I found out on Friday why I never received my CV19 test results. Pathcare captured my email address incorrectly, as far as they were concerned they ran the test and sent an...
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    Re: Namibia border December 2020

    I was in Luderitz last week. Went to Pathcare on Thursday after telephoning and confirming I would get results for crossing back to RSA on Saturday. I'm still waiting for those results.

    on the...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    A short update but hopefully some interesting days ahead.

    After more than a year of keeping quiet I can finally talk about my first adventure in Bakers Bay back in 2018 /2019. The full story will...
  28. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Bex, that takes the meaning of the phrase "a labour of love" to a whole new level.

    Fascinating watching the way you clear the track. In fast forward mode it looks real easy, in normal speed I can...
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    Defender Re: Coolant leak

    Hi Neila did you find the problem?
  30. Re: hippopotamus-caught-in-a-massive-cable-snare-in-maputo-special-reserve

    Thanks for posting, that makes for interesting reading on so many levels not least of all the tongue being the only available muscle for the antidote. Good news :D
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    There's an old saying "It never rains, it pours", usually associated with a run of bad luck. Well in this instance it's the polar opposite.

    Both Alexkor and now De Beers / DEFF have opened up...
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    Re: Unexplained seal pup deaths in Namibia

    The attached image is from Luderitz Marine Research FB page. They are also looking into other seal colonies.

    I was at The Cliffs seal colony last week, 25 kms north of Port Nolloth, and did not...
  33. Re: Looking for budget Christmas gift trail camera

    Jfh a lot depends on what Swambolite wants to do with the camera trap and her expectations of picture quality. There’s plenty of units available in that price range but, trigger speed and recovery...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Where did September go?

    One day it’s the middle of winter then along comes Spring and now the town is starting to put its best face on ready for the mass inflow of Christmas holiday makers. Well,...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Juno😁
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