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    Re: Seeduiker campsite - Namaqua NP

    What is the road like - 4x2 or 4x4 only?
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    Using solar in Chobe for game viewing

    Interesting to see that a Lodge in Chobe is using solar for game viewing trips along the river.

    They also have electric (solar powered) game viewing vehicles which do not disturb the game.
    Pics -...
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    Re: Fridges that shut down automatically

    If you are buying a large fridge I would go with a twin.

    But our 52l (freezer) works well with a Tentco (v. good quality) cooler box.

    On a recent 3 week trip for two of us I was surprised how...
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    Richtersveld roads condition

    Anyone have an idea of the condition of the roads?
    How corrugated are they?
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    Re: Fridges that shut down automatically

    Always take Swambo's shopping.....::)

    N. Luna is a good brand with excellent service.
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    Re: Fridges that shut down automatically

    I am never without mine.
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    Re: Fridges that shut down automatically

    Black Friday sales (November 29) will be around soon. Should be some fridge bargains around that time.
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    Re: Southern Namibia trip report - October

    Thanks for posting!

    Sossusvlei seems to be a tourist spot particularly for large groups which I will continue to avoid.

    Did like your low lights and highlights!
    Looking forward to more...
  9. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    On a recent trip we saw a lot more Eland than usual. Maybe due to the drought have migrated from Botswana to Sanparks waterholes.
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    Botswana (including Caprivi) 2020

    Self delete
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    Re: Terios, would you buy ?

    Great car - a friend has one.
    Needed a part recently and had to be freighted from Japan. It seems not all Avanza parts will fit.
  12. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Twee Rivieren Camp is running low on Diesel

    Twee Rivieren Camp is running low on Diesel and SANParks has limited the amount of Diesel per vehicle to 20L. Refill at Askham, Nossob and MataMata.
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    Badgers climbing trees!

    We all know they are tough and resourceful but I have just seen reports elsewhere that they are climbing trees in Kgalagadi to raid birds nests.

    This could reflect the...
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    Re: Kgalagadi renovations

    We bought some meat. Best to phone and order in advance.
    Maybe it was the heat at the time but it seemed a long 600m!:)
  15. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    The short river route from De Hoop
    to Richtersberg can be sandy - extremely fine sand which one ploughs through.
    There are some hidden deep holes waiting as well.
    Check with SANParks before...
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    Re: Battery charging via solar

    Try 4x4 direct - they stock WRND and other brands. Give them a call.

    https://4x4direct.co.za
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    Re: Suzuki Jimny Van Zyls pass

    You Tube says this video is Private!
  18. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    The three brothers in the Grootkolk pride.
    A female has gone to Unions End with her cubs.
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    Birding

    ROSY STARLING - a single bird has been sighted near Rooiputs waterhole.

    The breeding range of this bird is from easternmost Europe across temperate southern Asia. It is a...
  20. Re: Looking for a android app that can be used for offroad travel

    OsmAnd.
  21. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Excellent trip report. Many thanks for posting.:)

    Any recommendations on where to stay on the way up from Cape Town if you did the trip again?
  22. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Twee Rivieren New Hide

    A Bird hide has just been opened at Twee Rivieren.

    It has a great view down to a waterhole and is bound to be popular.

    Entrance is in front of Chalet No 1.
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    Re: Snomaster fridge and solar

    Ask 4x4 direct.

    They used to stock a 20 Amp unit.


    https://4x4direct.co.za/meters/6940-watt-meter-0-60v-dc-0-100a-intermittent-50amp-continuous-4250689689072.html
  24. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Kgalagadi pollution!

    During a recent trip I was horrified to see toilet paper littering the bush (not near campsites). This is a new phenomenon - I have never seen this before.

    There are...
  25. Re: Looking for a android app that can be used for offroad travel

    I have been impressed with Sygic (200m users).
    Seems to offer more detail than Google and has excellent display. The free version has allowed me to download all the maps I need. Android, iPad and...
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    If you are visiting Kgalagadi one agrees to abide by the Park regulations and wilderness camps are only for the use of those who have reservations.

    Twee Rivieren where there are plenty of toilets...
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    Re: Sous vide cooking

    It all depends on the degree of risk which one is willing to accept.

    Many people still enjoy smoking even though the risks are well known.
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    Re: N. Cape flower season

    On the way north to Kgalagadi we headed for Nieuwoudtsville.

    Found good flowers at Matjiesfontein (see iPhone pics attached) which seemed to have had more rain than nearby Papkuilsfontein. The...
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    Re: Sous vide cooking

    Is there a health risk in cooking in plastic bags?

    It appears that little research has been done into the "good" non- BPA plastic bags and sous vide and there could be risks involved.

    And...
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    Re: Was Lead Crystal a Scam ?

    Mine is 8 years old and still working 100%.
    Regularly tested on the Nossob corrugations without problems.
    I would buy again except for the much higher price now.
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Grootkolk lions - The female has gone towards Unions End with her cubs so keep a look out if you are driving there.
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Lots of dead tortoises in Kgalagadi at the moment.

    Theory is that with the food shortage in the drought the honey badgers/martial eagles/crows are killing them.
  33. Re: The Namib 100 - Hiking into the Forbidden Land

    Worthwhile having the guide if you are making the trip!

    Excellent report - many thanks!
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Re tyres - If you neighbour opens his makeshift "gate" lions can reach your 4x4. There is no chicken wire between the two parking spots. (see my pic) Both gates need to be closed. When leaving...
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    Re: RTTs and weight

    For me simplicity of clamshell all the way particularly when I see couples having to run around erecting their elaborate canvas RTT's.

    Lions at the waterhole and you can be ready to drive within a...
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