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  1. Ford Everest LTd - Low Beam lights adjustment

    Good morning

    I have never in the past had to drive at night but the other night I drove the Everest and was shocked at how Low the low beams shone. Virtually in front of the car. I took the...
  2. Re: My Cookshack - Barbeque Area now complete Correction

    Hi Poen, It is appreciated when we get good feedback on possible challenges.

    I am extending the wall upwards behind the firebox and adding a concrete fibreboard barrier on top of the extended wall...
  3. Re: My Cookshack - Barbeque Area now complete Correction

    I still have the grid Bertus and it is a fit on the slider as well. It is nearly the same size as the grid and pan together. Depends on what is being cooked. The close vained grid you refer to is...
  4. Re: My Cookshack - Barbeque Area now complete Correction

    Next project a small bar sink. Have to get water there first. Thanks for comments everyone. My first effort at Youtube, Us oldies are not that up to date with today's tech. i think i uploaded it 3...
  5. My Cookshack - Barbeque Area now complete Correction

    After much trial and error I think I have a video.

    https://youtu.be/WlM-f1VbGLU
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    Re: My Cookshack - Braai Area is now complete

    Hi Alan
    Just tried it and it opens ok

    Cheers
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    Re: My Cookshack - Braai Area is now complete

    I have loaded it via Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/mike.vanrensburg.39/videos/920468702240082
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    I have a MP4 video how do I modify

    How do I modify an MP4 video to be acceptable to load on this forum please?????
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    Re: My Cookshack - Braai Area is now complete

    Herewith video??? Cannot add video - Not sure why. Will take some still photos
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    My Cookshack - Braai Area is now complete

    Thank you all for comments during my Braai building process. Herewith video of completed shack. Enjoy
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    Matusadona September 21 report

    Matusadona Monthly Report September 2021 (hs-sites.com)

    It appears that there is sustainable improvement going on - Well done to Robert Reid and his team.
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    Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    You make a good point Rob.
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    Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    I understand what Rob is suggesting but the road north of Runde will be covered in your travels around the park anyway, so I would definitely go the new pink route you have shown. You may not get...
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    Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    To view Causeway see Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10224821415419521&set=pcb.10224821434820006

    Thank you Karen for photos
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    Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    La Leona, Thanks for your map update sketch. I think I will file it away if thats OK with you. MikeN is right. I would drive through up to the river then along to Chinguli to have a look then reverse...
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Hi Tron

    Dave MacMaster of Chawara Harbour is developing the Ferry Service apparently the Ferry can take 4 vehicles or 2 vehicles and 2 trailers.

    I suggest you get hold of Sonya MacMaster on...
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    Re: Gonarezhou in 2021

    Hi Alastair
    Further to Mike N's note re Chikwarakware here is a note I inputted in 2019:-

    Blue route you show goes through rural area. Lots of donkeys cart etc. The road has not been maintained...
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    Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    have a look at https://www.facebook.com/gonarezhou.org/videos/1047787142390647

    Malugwe Platform. It is half point so overnight there before continueing. It is in the middle between North and South
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    Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    Take purple route up to 13 then turn north to point 14 and go past Benji turnoff - just after is the turnoff to the new Causeway which brings you out very near the turnoff to the Mananga you want to...
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Hi Tron
    Herewith Info Sonya McMaster of Ferry Service
    Trip Costs per ferry – we don’t charge for individual vehicles.

    Kariba town to Changa return – U$450 per trip
    Kariba town to Tashinga...
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    Re: New Chizarira Map

    To Gardnwe

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    Developments at Matusadona National Park - Page 2 (4x4community.co.za) Thread number 22
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Thanks Andy for your report. I am pleased to hear the ferry is working well. I think Matusadona will start gaining popularity now there is effort been put into the place and Rhino Safari camp is...
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    Re: New Chizarira Map

    Further to my note above, Karl Wright of Rhino Safari Camp has advised that Roads are being repaired and there are a number of options.

    1. Ferry in from Kariba and back. From Chizarira this is a...
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    Re: New Chizarira Map

    The only Rhino Safari Park / Camp I know of in the area is at the West End of Matusadona near the mouth of the Ume River. Please check your plan because the Road down to Matusadona is being repaired...
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    Re: New Chizarira Map

    It is doable subject to a reliable vehicle and carefully driving. I tend to take a Sat Phone with me when I know I will be driving on my own and have destination phone numbers. Where are you aiming...
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    My Favorite photo of our last holiday

    Canola Fields on the way to Swellendam
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    Re: Designing and building a new braai.

    Meat cannot slide off as the plate and / or grill as they are absolutely level and wall is too high for hounds. The slide mechanism needs a firm shove to move.
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    Re: Designing and building a new braai.

    The Braai area is now complete. I have added a sliding frame that I can move from side to side over different temp coals depending on how I heap them up. I can use different pans or grills / grates...
  29. Re: Hwange to Karoi via Matusadona and or Chizarira

    A houseboat ride along the Matusadona shore line and then along with a bit of fishing up the Sanyati Gorge. Also a ride up the Ume river as far as Tiger Bay for a few days with Gacha Gacha as a base...
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    Re: Designing and building a new braai.

    Vertical Rotisserie


    I decided to install a vertical rotisserie opposite the fire box. We did some heat trials last night to decide distance from fire as a vertical heat source is different to...
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    Re: New Chizarira Map

    I have driven it in December, and January will not be much different. As long as you can cope with an odd afternoon rain shower and drive carefully you will be fine. I would not try and drive from...
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    Re: Designing and building a new braai.

    Some of the cement is still wet so cannot try it out until tomorrow. Grid and pan can be moved off until coals are ready. Firebox is there to supply continuous coals as you are braaiing. I have...
  33. Re: A trip report of our travels around South Africa during Aug - Sept 21

    Just off the R357 on the way to Loeriesfontein you have a turnoff about 24kms from Nieuwoudsville. The road goes to the Hantam river and Hantam River pass. The Hantam River Gorge is quite remarkable....
  34. Thread: Pizza oven

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    Re: Pizza oven

    Tron, have a look at the fireplaces at Builders Warehouse. Their flues / chimneys have built in flaps. Maybe you could copy the concept. I still like the idea of a 40 mm galv pipe entering from the...
  35. Re: A trip report of our travels around South Africa during Aug - Sept 21

    Pictures of the Papkuilsfontein - Nieuwoudsville area


    Herewith some pictures I have selected from many we took whilst in the area. Really worthwhile visiting this area in flower season. It was...
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