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  1. Non-resident keeping SA registered vehicle in SA

    Moving back to Europe after 8 lovely years in South Africa. Been trying to sell our Landy but it seems it is worth more to us than to anyone else. So now we are looking into keeping it here for...
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    Re: Fresh meat for CKGR

    We were doing Maun -> Nxai and had the same problem.

    Butcher in Molopi was recommended to us by the people in Maun, but in the end we skip stopping and went vegetarian for a couple days.
    We had...
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    Re: field guide courses

    Have done a number of courses (Field Guide/Tracking/Trails Guide) with African Nature Training and can highly recommend.
    www.africanaturetraining.co.za/

    Besides the full-time course they do a...
  4. Re: Camping or inexpensve s/c accommodation Vaalwater/Lephalale(Ellisras) area

    Not too cheap but Matamba Bush Camp is most likely the best campsite in RSA.
    www.matambabushcamp.com/
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    Re: Khutse to CKGR - via Xade

    As deep as in the park itself - but a easy 4th (sometimes 3rd) gear drive in the Landy not towing with tires at 1.6 bar.
    Nothing bad (or fun depending on mood) like what we encountered around...
  6. Re: A 'little' trip into CKGR - emergency numbers

    Trip report just ready ;D

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/303213-Khutse-to-CKGR-via-Xade
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    Khutse to CKGR - via Xade

    Quick little trip report from our goodbye trip to Africa and worse, also the Landy (for now at least).

    Our first trip into the proper wild some 7 years ago was to Central Kalahari so it was only...
  8. Re: A 'little' trip into CKGR - emergency numbers

    Back in civilization without trouble in-route.

    Thanks to the lister that sent a PM, and to Stan for the putting up list here.

    Came across the attached list at Khutse gate for vehicle...
  9. A 'little' trip into CKGR - emergency numbers

    Hi all,

    Been searching the forum to update my emergency phone list, and came across some very useful posts but all fairly old.

    Will go in on Thursday (16/8) and doing Mahurushele, Khankhe, Xaka...
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    Could this have something to be with extreme...

    Could this have something to be with extreme consumption by South African households? Price per unit is much lower in South Africa than UK (and most other places I know of).

    In the UK 15-19p/KWh =...
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    Thanks all. Will do the easy but boring...

    Thanks all.

    Will do the easy but boring solution and buy a couple extra batteries.

    Any offers where to buy? Aftermarket batteries seem incredible expense compared to prices back home...
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    Not cheap I agree, but something like the below...

    Not cheap I agree, but something like the below looks cool. 1/2 kg, so not too bad.
    http://www.thesolarpowerstore.com/solarroll14.html

    But how to connect to a charger.

    /Michael
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    We will be based in a bush camp an walk from...

    We will be based in a bush camp an walk from there, so no access to cars or electricity. It is only 4 days so the easier option is probably to just buy a couple extra batteries. (have three 'old'...
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    Solar charger for DSLR batteries?

    Hi all,

    Going where there is no electricity and I can't bring my car either, so not really any possibilities to charge batteries.

    I can live without my cellphone, but if I run out of power on...
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    Always bringing you fuel from home then, or just...

    Always bringing you fuel from home then, or just don't get around much ;D
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    Defender Hmm, interesting. Will give that a try tonight. ...

    Hmm, interesting. Will give that a try tonight.


    No the engine/MIL light never came on. And yes is does work ;D

    The TC/ABS/Brake light issue is not necessarily related, although I think it...
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    Defender Thx both, Andrews idea seems the more likely...

    Thx both,

    Andrews idea seems the more likely (I hope). Happened mainly in wet/cool conditions or at least when the car had been out in rain. Although once (last Tuesday) on a nice warm, sunny...
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    Defender Puma power loss (comes and goes)

    Hi there,

    Another 'hopefully small' issue seem to have appeared on my 2010 Puma.

    While driving I suddenly lose power. Happened first time a month ago and then nothing for a couple weeks. Lately...
  19. I am confused, Shamwari is cheaper than the other...

    I am confused, Shamwari is cheaper than the other ones you mention if I am not mistaken ???

    From my experience further north, find somewhere that doesn't offer weddings etc. or make sure the camp...
  20. Where to stay between Addo and Golden Gate

    Hi all,

    Any advice on where to stay between Addo and Golden Gate. Planing on a route east of Lesotho, 2 night stops en-route.

    Any suggestions for nice towns/places to stay (camping not an...
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    Puma oil leak form ?

    Well you will see from the question that it is not knowledge about cars that takes up the space in my brain, so here you go..

    Just returned from a nice long drive though Southern Africa without...
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    Saw a ZAWA rates thing somewhere on the web...

    Saw a ZAWA rates thing somewhere on the web (can't find it now) and it clearly stated per calender day (1/Jan/13 one day 2/Jan/13 another day). Fair or not but those seems to be rules. But per above...
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    Not sure of anything, but as I read it they saw...

    Not sure of anything, but as I read it they saw the official papers from Zambian Authorities.

    AA still have this, so it doesn't seem to have been communicated via official channels.
    Anyway,...
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    The below was in the May newsletter from...

    The below was in the May newsletter from Isibonela Adventures, they had just returned to RSA after a trip to Zambia via Zim.

    This have us slightly worried as we are setting off in 9 days (although...
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    Many thanks Tony. Good to hear a definite...

    Many thanks Tony.

    Good to hear a definite 'don't do it'. So far we had from 'maybe' to 'will be a long drive'....

    KaingU (or one of the others in that area) it is. Konkamoya is in a somewhat...
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    Hoping not to high-jack here. Heading of for...

    Hoping not to high-jack here.

    Heading of for an 5 week Bots/Zam/Malawi/Moz trip in 10 days.

    At Kafue we first have two days at Nanzhila and were hoping to head to McBrides from there. Have had...
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    Many thanks for the input. What are the...

    Many thanks for the input.

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of a wider tire?

    At the end a haven't found any significant price difference, so any would do?

    All the best, Michael
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    265/75/R16s for LR 110 Puma ?

    Looking for new tires for our Landy.

    Talked with a couple tire shops and now two of them have recommended me to change from 235/85/R16s to 265/75/R16s, mainly because it is a more popular tire...
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    Defender Many thx guys! By not speeding what do you...

    Many thx guys!

    By not speeding what do you have in mind? Still have one long tar drive (Upington-Pretoria) to come. I guess not speeding because the ABS will be inactice an brake performance not...
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    Defender Advice needed: Puma TC/ABS issue

    Morning all,

    Currently touring Namibia and yesterday the brake disc protector on the left rear broke off.

    Not really an issue in it self, but apparently damaged the ABS/traction control sensor...
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    Sticky: Lacking quality, straight into the low afternoon...

    Lacking quality, straight into the low afternoon sun, I believe the subject makes up for it - at Marakele yesterday (14/7/12)

    All the best, Michael
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    Short guided dune drive in the Namib?

    Evening guys,

    Planing a three week Pretoria-Kgalagadi-Namib return trip in March. All seems relatively straight forward with lots of info available for most of the trip.

    Failed on one point...
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    Thanks Mike, no chance of that either, our car is...

    Thanks Mike, no chance of that either, our car is really just a tool to get us to nice places.


    One of the reasons we bought the Defender 110 was that it didn't need many modifications to suit...
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    Wow, what an overwhelming response!! Didn't have...

    Wow, what an overwhelming response!! Didn't have time to check for a few days and then 27 replies now :o

    Although there is not 100% consensus (If one still dares to that word), it seems most of...
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    New User: Great Dane

    Introduce yourselfName
    Michael Flebbe Family details
    I am Danish, wife is Dutch, no kids Vehicle details
    2009 Land Rover Defender 110 Puma Vehicle Mods
    Nothing fancy enough to mention...
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