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    Re: Addo elephant

    Yep, the waterhole and the rondavels are both a very secret tip.
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    Re: Addo elephant

    5 nights, two at Mathyolweni, two at main camp, one at Nyathi.
    Nyathi is very special.
    Mountain Zebra, 4 nights.
  3. Thread: Ruaha

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    Re: Ruaha

    Yes,
    the stays at the "campsite" above the riverbed are some of my fondest memories, watching hippos climbing over rocks.

    At Kisolanza we bought the freshest salads ever in Afrika and in Iringa...
  4. Thread: Ruaha

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    Re: Ruaha

    Many thanks. I remember Ruaha very well. We stayed there 3 times and at Kisolanza as well.
    Why did you choose a Banda? Isn't camping allowed any more on the banks over the river?
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    Re: Workshop in Phalaborwa

    We're not sure when we're coming home, we might travel another 5000 km.
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    Re: Workshop in Phalaborwa

    Oil service isn't urgent. We're leaving the park in 4 weeks time in Punda Maria and want to head towards Zimbabwe.
    We thought Phalaborwa would be the best option as we stay 5 nights in Letaba....
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    Re: Workshop in Phalaborwa

    We're at Tamboti at the moment and moving to Letaba tomorrow.
    TNX a lot, we'll try Supa Quick in Hoedspruit.

    😜
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    Workshop in Phalaborwa

    We're at. KNP at the moment and need an oil service for our Pajero.
    There's no Mitsubishi workshop around.
    We'll stay another 4 weeks in the park.
    Probably someone who could run a quick diagnosis...
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    Re: Echo 3 & 4 setup and mods thread

    Where did you get this information from?
  10. Re: Sandriver Campsite in Masai Mara Reserve

    Why is camping banned?
  11. Re: Zimbabwe in October - where to go - where to book Mana Pools

    My bet is, well travel a long time with vaccination certificates. The game isn't over yet, in fact, were on the way to the forth wave of it in Europe.

    Additionally, China is now heading for...
  12. Re: Zimbabwe in October - where to go - where to book Mana Pools

    Thanks so much.
    I will never call for a booking, apart from what it costs, they don't understand me and I don't understand them.
    With the crazy COVID times, I also have everything on black and...
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    This all happened in June and has apparently been solved naturally. 🤬
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    They will chew through it and Dettol will poison the ground. Not a good solution.
    The Marder spray has proven to work, so why anything else
    Apparently the mice problem has been solved as there's...
  15. Re: Zimbabwe in October - where to go - where to book Mana Pools

    Sorry Stan

    We got a fully kitted long wheel base Pajero and a semi-offroader Armadillo caravan.
    All together we can load 150 l Diesel. 2 spare wheels for the car and one for the trailer.

    Dual...
  16. Re: Zimbabwe in October - where to go - where to book Mana Pools

    The tweet I copied in says explicitly for fully vaccinated tourists.
    They will definitely ask for proof of vaccination, we have our vaccination cards, in copy to show and the original hidden in the...
  17. Re: Zimbabwe in October - where to go - where to book Mana Pools

    Thanks a lot, Stan.
    We are looking at the more exclusive camps to add to the normal camps,
    we've been at Hwange and camped at the picnic site and at Guvalala platform.

    We have still two...
  18. Re: Zimbabwe in October - where to go - where to book Mana Pools

    We have 2 months time, October and November.

    Hwange, Matusdaona, Chizarira, Mana Pools.

    We want to enter at Kazungula.

    I heard some Mana camps like Chitaake are in high demand?
  19. Zimbabwe in October - where to go - where to book Mana Pools

    624576

    It looks as if we're lucky and Zimbabwe's land borders are in the process of opening for tourism.

    We haven't been at Mana Pools before, that's been on our wishlist for a long time.
    In...
  20. Re: Route and accomodation - Bloemfontein to Crocodile Bridge

    Our only concern is safety, N1 road noise wouldn't bother us ;D
    I like both places as we have the choice to camp or take a room if we arrive late.
  21. Re: Route and accomodation - Bloemfontein to Crocodile Bridge

    Harrismith would be a private visit ;D

    Standerton would be the perfect match. Is the Riverpark safe?
    On Google, it looks like its one of these places where locals go fishing, nothing against this...
  22. Re: Route and accomodation - Bloemfontein to Crocodile Bridge

    The alternative route we've planned because Nelspruit isn't a must just an option.
    We could stay 1 night at a private place near Harrismith.

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    Bloemfontein - Harrismith - 370 km...
  23. Route and accomodation - Bloemfontein to Crocodile Bridge

    We are leaving CT to KNP next week and have 4 nights available en route with our LWB Pajero and the Armadillo Caravan.
    First night will be at Karoo NP - 460 km.
    Next stop is Bloemfontein - via N1...
  24. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    I would like to know where are your tools produced?
  25. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    I've edited the post.
  26. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Probably they were hacked, but I tried two browsers, and two programs picked the Trojan up, ESET on Firefox, and Malwarebyte on Chrome Browser.
  27. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Edit: the previously noticed problem on the Powerall website has been solved!

    The Powervault is on special
    https://www.powerall.co.za/product/16500-mah-powervault-power-bank-jump-starter/

    R...
  28. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    We can't jumpstart, it's an automatic :cool::cool::cool:
  29. Re: Emergency Car Jump Starter Tool Advice

    EDIT
    I ordered the PowerVault now for two reasons, the cheap one is nowhere to be found in stock
    and PowerVault is a British company :D

    MANY TNX
  30. Emergency Car Jump Starter Tool Advice

    We were stuck in the middle of the Central Kalahari with the starter battery broken, it was only possible to start the vehicle after loong hours of charging the second battery
    so now I am looking...
  31. Re: Charging 2nd battery in vehicle as well as battery in trailer

    Yes you can. But we prefer both being separate.
    We have a NL splitter in the vehicle and charge trailer batteries with solar.
    You can also hook the trailer battery to the vehicle, but an...
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    Re: How much 4x4 with an offroad-caravan?

    From my experience getting bigger from an Echo 4x4 trailer to an Armadillo offroad caravan, the shorter the caravan, the better.
    Especially Richtersfeld wasn't good for the caravan.
    In the...
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    Re: Zambia, Fm North to South

    Kasanka was a highlight for us in two lengthy trips of 7 and 5 months. We were there outside bat season. The campsite, the little ferry, the lookout tree, the floodplains.
    They need support outside...
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    Re: Zambia, Fm North to South

    I'm definitely missing Kasanka ♥️
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Don't book and cancel, just get a tough itinerary. Booking and then cancelling seems very unfair to me.
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