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    Re: Mabuasehube kampplek 11 Julie 2022

    Doesn’t look like anyone trusts your braaivleis [emoji12]
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    Re: South African built electric cruiser

    Awesome, now 3rd Bridge and Savuti just need to grow trees where it can be plugged in to charge.
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    Re: Do Trailer Wheel Rims Get Hot

    Hehe, that echo 4 trailer is long gone.
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    Port Nolloth to Kleinsee and south

    From Port Nolloth down to Hondeklip Bay, you have to use the coastal road that you have highlighted. There seems to be mining activity or restoration between the road and coast, with locked gates...
  5. Thread: Mata Mata

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    Re: Mata Mata

    If you in MM around 28 April, look out for the FJ Cruiser and come say hello!
  6. 2-3 days from Epupa to Etosha. Suggestions please

    Long day, crappy track.
  7. Re: Camping sites between Epupa Falls and Spitzkoppe?

    Try Palmwag
  8. Re: Camping sites between Epupa Falls and Spitzkoppe?

    Bad experience there last year [emoji24] No power, no service, noise from the township across from the camp.
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    Re: Cougar caravan

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  10. Re: Caravan campgrounds near Oshakati/Ongwediva

    Do you want a formal campsite or are you happy to camp wild?
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    Re: Etosha, your thoughts

    You don’t say what type of bikes you ride….if it’s a Harley, skip Etosha [emoji1787][emoji1787] If it’s anything else, go and enjoy the place! Ignore broken infrastructure and go enjoy the animals.
  12. Re: MAUN/Kazinki/Kwai Community camp/Kasane with 2x4

    I think, with respect, you know the answer already. Why would you want to take a fully loaded 4x2 through water crossings and deep sand and expect your mates in their fully loaded vehicles to recover...
  13. How many FJ Owners / How many problems (or dislikes?)

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  14. Thread: Katse lodge

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    Katse lodge

    I stopped there last year without a reservation and they were busy with renovations. It was close to 3pm and there was no other suitable accommodation available, so I moved on to their sister lodge...
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    Re: The 2022 Caravan Show - Gallagher Estate

    What happened to the principle of as luxurious as possible, but as light as possible…..geez I would hate to tow these rigs thru the soft sand of Savuti or the water crossing of Moremi?
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    Tyre chewing lions at Mabua?

    If you go search the forum under my name, you will find the pics I posted of Harry the Hyena biting thru my BFG tyre while at Mabua 4.
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    Re: Ongongo Water Hole

    I wouldn’t camp there.
  18. Thread: Gannaga Pass

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    Re: Gannaga Pass

    I did the pass a few weeks ago on the motorcycle and landed up cutting my tyre… pass and lodge were great.636916
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    Re: Stopover Calvinia or Carnarvon

    Travelled thru both towns a few weeks ago, Calvinia has more accommodation options.
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    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    Pity they can’t even spell ‘Announcement’ correctly on their official notice!
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    Re: Crossing Lesotho

    I did this route earlier this year on my motorcycle. Covid tests going in and coming back into SA. Lots of roadworks, but absolutely stunning scenery. Had planned to stay at Kate’s Lodge, but it was...
  22. Re: Best Route, Cape Town McCarthy's Rest, Tsabong, Mabua Gate

    Google Maps suggest these routes ….https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210930/461b2823d901c3b110762f77ece92664.jpg
  23. Re: Best Route, Cape Town McCarthy's Rest, Tsabong, Mabua Gate

    You just need to decide on whether to do the R355 gravel road from ceres to calvinia, or to travel via the tar road via Clanwilliam. The rest of the way to the border is mostly tar.
  24. Re: Best Route, Cape Town McCarthy's Rest, Tsabong, Mabua Gate

    Just add Upington into your heading and you have your route….
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    Re: First bots trip

    My 2c… it’s do-able, but why not go from KRS via Kubu to Maun? One day in Maun…. Shopping + Fuel…no makoro trip or flight? I would do one day less at Chobe and use it elsewhere, maybe Savuti?
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    Re: Tankwa in a sedan

    Just keep an eye open for snakes at Elandsberg….we had a yellow cape cobra wanting to come inside.
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    Re: Tankwa in a sedan

    We stayed at Elandsberg recently. While there we drove around the park and up / down the Gannaga Pass a few times. You don’t need a 4x4….. a normal high clearance 2x4 bakkie or SUV will do perfectly....
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    Re: Air suspension for towing

    Get it installed. I have a set on my FJ for when I towed my echo 4. It will keep the caravan nose above the middlemannetjie when towing in sandy areas. Also keeps the vehicle and van level.
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    Caravan license visibility

    Hi Jaco

    Trailer and caravan licenses that are attached externally are often stolen. I used to place the license on the side window of the caravan and then inside the door of the off-road trailer....
  30. Re: (1st Time) Namibia 18 Day Trip: November 2021

    Open up google maps around that area and you will see the options available.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    Jors, your FJ should also have an aircon button to deal with the heat [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]
  32. Thread: grens

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    Re: grens

    I travelled across Lesotho in April. Entered on a Friday PM by Sani Pass and exited on the Sunday AM by Maseru Bridge. Did a R300 covid test on entering Lesotho and a R300 test on entering SA.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    Beautiful….

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  34. (1st Time) Namibia 18 Day Trip: November 2021

    Have you booked any of these places yet? If not, you can easily make the border from CT, leaving you with more time later in the week.

    Luderitz, shark island is closed. You don’t want to camp at...
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    Re: Urban Cruiser questions

    Take the new Jimny, it has 4x4, the urban cruiser is nice for shopping malls.
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