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  1. Re: Tires on your trailer / caravan - Best before date?

    I eventually replaced my original trailer tyres (1997) with plenty on tread depth on, in Aug. 2018 and then only because the sidewalls near the rim were starting to show radial cracks. The spare...
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    While respecting your opinion, this is, in my opinion, equivalent to saying that the human race is overpopulating the planet (which we ARE) and therefore we should do nothing about combatting the...
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    When we were in Hwange GR in Zimbabwe last (Nov. 2012) we experienced the same thing except in larger numbers.
    Reported to the authorities there and were told that it was "normal" at the end of a...
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    Camera software compatibility

    I hope this is the right place to post.

    I have a Canon SX50 HS "Power Shot" camera with its software and mostly happy with it.
    However this software only runs on Windows XP or Vista and my...
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    Re: KZN GTG Mlalazi/ Ongoye Forest 6-8 Nov 2020

    Mmm ... the "spirit" of the pan - so all we need to add are the lilting sounds of a pan flute (Pan, the Greek god of nature and shepherds).;)
    I think some other "spirits" may play a part, although I...
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    Re: KZN GTG Mlalazi/ Ongoye Forest 6-8 Nov 2020

    Estee I get the drift, but which language is "umami"?
    In the local lingo's it seems to be "mother" generally speaking.

    Riaan certainly knows how to wield that pan - met out a doubt, and with some...
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    Re: KZN GTG Mlalazi/ Ongoye Forest 6-8 Nov 2020

    Wow!!!
    It's worth making the trip just for this!!!!
    Thank you so much all involved.
    I am just hoping that we do actually get to be there, but it has been set as a goal / incentive for SWAMBO, so...
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    Re: How long will fridge run on dual battery

    From my own experience in remote areas (= NO external power source), alternator cahrging and a 90 W solar panel linked to two 100 AH 12v system batteries:
    Using the solar panel in clear skies...
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    Water usage stats ? Wildlife Tourism.

    This just happened to catch my eye and i have to comment.

    Please know that I will not take offence if you correct me since my arithmetical abilities have seriously reduced with age and existing...
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    Yet, somehow - it works.;)

    The question was - is it worth it.
    Answer, in my opinion, yes it is. :)
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    Re: Fridge, cover or not?

    THIS.

    Our NL Weekender is fitted in the canopy of the Suuz and sometimes gets direct sunlight plus the hjeat that builds up inside the canopy when closed.
    Essential.
    Also protects the fridge...
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    Re: A question for the battery fundis

    I have been trying to work this out in my experience and STILL do not have an answer.
    My deep and high cycle batteries seem to last anything from 3 - 8 years and quite honestly I cannot tell why...
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    Re: 265/75/16 will they fit?

    I think all you can do is work on a moving average over the last 4 or 5 tanks.
    Another problem is that the attendant does not always refill to exactly the same level, airlock issues etc.
    Then there...
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    Re: 265/75/16 will they fit?

    In my opinion (only) the 16 rim is the best one for overlanding.
    A good compromise giving off-road ability without too much impact on fuel consumption.
    In fact I think many of the older Isuzu...
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    Re: KZN game reserves campsite advice

    this
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    Re: KZN game reserves campsite advice

    Don't confuse with a similarly named "reserve" near Durban.
    Just checking ...

    I have never heard of any security type issues at Ithala - check with Leeubok on this forum.
    Nobody could have been...
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    Re: Transkei Road trip

    Also consider as an alternative if need be - (very close to Hluleka N R) - Dwessa. Check routes on T4A or very good paper maps available of that whole area.

    Don't forget to get the permits needed...
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    Re: Transkei Road trip

    Eish !!! DO NOT forget Baviaanskloof along the way !
    Beautiful scenery, interesting drive - just whatch those baviaans !!!

    Wild Coast - amazing - we have done the whole length of it both ways,...
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    Re: KZN game reserves campsite advice

    The rustic campsite in Ithala is great and there is the Bivane 4x4 trail if that is your thing.
    No power (If that matters).:)
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    Re: KZN GTG Mlalazi/ Ongoye Forest 6-8 Nov 2020

    Is camping space limited or could we make a decision closer to the time ?

    Please add us as "possible".
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    Re: Namakwa Eco 4x4 with Echo ChobeII

    Regarding the "Hels ... whatever" - there is a lot of confusion around these names.

    The Gamkaskloof is in a totally different and distant part of the country.

    There are two "Hels" named routes...
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    Re: Namakwa Eco 4x4 with Echo ChobeII

    Our small group did it in 2018 (Kokerboom trip).
    We had two off road caravans in the group and two trailers.
    Kamgab was the only real challenge but we got through by careful manoeuvring without any...
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    Re: KZN GTG Mlalazi/ Ongoye Forest 6-8 Nov 2020

    For us - too far for a one day trip.
    But, yes, that is on the bucket list .. maybe two or three nights there.

    Watching this space. 8-)
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    Re: KZN GTG Mlalazi/ Ongoye Forest 6-8 Nov 2020

    Eish !
    Would you accept a "slightly" used old OKE ?

    I also need to get OUT.

    Unfortunately we (as in SWAMBO and I), do have a lot of limitations right now (more or less unpredictable), which...
  25. Re: Reccomendations for detailing - Southern Suburbs

    Eish - just do it yourself.

    Products available to clean upholstery. windows, restore headlamp glass, polish paintwork etc. and restore colour in mouldings, blacken tyres, clean mags ....
    Still...
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    Re: Engine light just came on in the Kruger

    These kind of threads make me so comfortable to be driving a basic 22 year old vehicle with no computer control.
    Of course we have had our own share of problems along the way ... however, usually at...
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    Re: Isuzu stamp my dood.

    As you will see in my signature below, we are the proud owners of a 22 year old Isuzu 280 D/C.

    It is the MOST comfortable 4x4 D/C that I have ever experienced.
    Maybe that is because when we (used...
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    Re: Mkuze GR Update ?

    Contact Ernie (Shamula) on this forum.
    He usually gives discounts etc. to forum members. being one himself.

    Especially off season or mid week.

    Self catering & camping there.
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    Re: Mkuze GR Update ?

    Been to Bushbaby some years back (camping) was quite basic - not a problem for us.
    Prices good.
    Basic restaurant and the evening feeding of the bush babies ritual.

    Ablutions clean .... but aged,...
  30. Thread: Knp

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    Re: Knp

    Yes, I think this needs to be FACT CHECKED and either officially confirmed or identified as fake news.
    If fake, then action should be taken against those spreading such fake news.
    ???
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    Re: Mkuze GR Update ?

    We tried to get a midweek booking at Mkuze for one of their tents at Mantuma Camp but were informed that due to only being allowed a 50% occupancy, nothing was available excepting a four bed chalet -...
  32. Thread: Skilpadjies

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    Re: Skilpadjies

    Maybe from Nepal ????? ;D
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    Re: Skilpadjies

    In English, IT works NOT.
  34. Thread: Skilpadjies

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    Re: Skilpadjies

    We LOVE Skilpadjies !

    Can't always get them at a "right" price or even at all - sometimes get met by a blank stare ..... you want WHAT ?

    Great on the braai fire as mentioned above - cook with...
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    Re: KNP bookings may be cancelled

    They do not know !!! - Consequence of a 30% mathematics pass rate !

    On the other hand, I am not sure either ... Eish ! So then I do not know either (?).???
    At least I can put it down to advancing...
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