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  1. Re: Road Conditions Benoni to Volksrust R50/R23/N17

    Did some generic googling i.e. "Best Route To Wakkerstroom" and it led me to 2 Wakkerstroom linked pages - both saying best route is N17 to Bethal, hang a right on N35 to Morgenzon & Amersfoort and...
  2. Re: Road Conditions Benoni to Volksrust R50/R23/N17

    Thanks for the update Tom13 - any idea on what the R23 from Standerton to Volksrust is like?

    Cheers
    Tom
  3. Road Conditions Benoni to Volksrust R50/R23/N17

    Good Evening All,

    We're off to Wakkerstroom on Sunday - haven't been for 10 years but I do remember that the Mpumulanga road conditions changed constantly even back then with the coal trucks...
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    Re: Ponta Malongane Tips

    Evening again!

    Google Maps shows this as the quickest route from the Border to the house we're staying at - anybody with experience of this area know if that road is as doable as the 'main' one...
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    Re: Ponta Malongane Tips

    I'm up for the challenge - we'll see if Subaru's X-mode is made of the right stuff ;D Otherwise we'll have to put our tails between our legs and park at the entrance :'(

    Pizza's sound good - will...
  6. Thread: Adios Suzuki

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    Re: Adios Suzuki

    Howzit Roelf,

    Great to hear from you too!

    I still lurk on the Paj forum - have fond memories of your Barberton Paj Day.

    All the best.
  7. Thread: Adios Suzuki

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    Adios Suzuki

    Adios to the Suzuki family - heading back to my Subaru roots after 9 years. :(

    Thanks to all for a great forum family - I don't participate much due to mechanical incompetence but do read a lot!
    ...
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    Re: Ponta Malongane Tips

    Thanks for the tips!

    Just to clarify - we're not camping - staying at a housing estate - Mar Azul - entrance looks like it's next to The Love Shack.

    So not too much driving around on dunes -...
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    Ponta Malongane Tips

    Evening All!

    Off to Ponta Malongane in 10 days or so and am complete Moz newbie so any tips welcome. Will do malaria meds & will travel real slow on the Moz side. I believe meat is OK from KZN...
  10. Re: Zim Trip Sept/Oct 2017 - Queries Hwange / Kariba Ferry / Zambia

    When I did the trip in 2013 I got meat from the butchery at Pandamatenga - you contact them and pre-order and they will have it frozen and ready for you.

    Hopefully they are still doing it?
    ...
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    Re: 2016 Trailblazer Facelift

    Congrats on the new wheels Roelf!

    Last spoke when doing the join-the-dots in 2013 or so - you were on your 117th Pajero and I thought you'd never change ;D

    Now look at you - already on your 2nd...
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    Re: Pirelli scorpion

    50,000 km on my set - 95% tar, 5% gravel - still got a good 20,000 km left.

    Nice & quiet, no handling issues.
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    Re: All Terrain Tyres for Grand Vitara Summit

    I was fortunate to get the dealer to swap my V6 18" wheels with another second hand Vitara's 17" wheels.

    I put Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65/17 on - gave a minor height increase of 1.8%.

    Have...
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    Re: NP Hwange through Korodziba gate?

    Sounds like an awesome roadtrip - unfortunately I won't be able to join you :'(

    I did the Matsiloje border 3 years back and the gravel road from the border to the start of the tar road from...
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    Re: Walkabout in the Kaudom, Kavango, and Namib

    Thanks for an entertaining read - awesome trip report! ;D
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    Re: Abiot Musena at Deteema and Robins camp

    Bastiaan - when I did the trip in 2013 I got meat from the butchery at Pandamatenga - you contact them and pre-order and they will have it frozen and ready for you.

    Hopefully they are still doing...
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    Re: Pandamatenga To Vic Falls

    I've only done it in winter and then it's just a badly graded gravel road - last did it in 2013.

    I guess in rainy season it could present a few challenges at low level river crossings.

    Given...
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    Re: New Suzuki GV driver

    Welcome - enjoy your Suzie :)

    And remember - we don't believe you until we see the pictures ;D
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    Congrats! Great car and even greater price :o...

    Congrats!

    Great car and even greater price :o ;D
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    ;D (If I could have afforded a petrol Paj I...

    ;D

    (If I could have afforded a petrol Paj I might have got one!)
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    It's Roelf's fault I tell you - when the Mitsu...

    It's Roelf's fault I tell you - when the Mitsu big boss heard Roelf had left the brand he knew the writing was on the wall ;D

    Damned shame - great cars - have that 'feel good' factor that you...
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    The slow road to Cape Town - as much gravel as...

    The slow road to Cape Town - as much gravel as possible ;D
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    Ah noooo Roelf - you're an institution in PajLand...

    Ah noooo Roelf - you're an institution in PajLand - you will be sorely missed - as will your join-the-dots adventures ;D

    Is this part of the 'retiring to the coast' preparations?

    Good luck with...
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    This article is a bit old but most of these...

    This article is a bit old but most of these models are still around.

    http://www.fitzpatrick.uct.ac.za/africa_birds/ABB15(6)51.pdf

    I've got a pair of lynx 8x32mm and am very happy with them....
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    Hi Jaco - is it giving the error for even the...

    Hi Jaco - is it giving the error for even the first CD?

    I'm asking because when I bought my GLX (second hand) I saw the buttons numbered 1 to 6 and assumed it was a 6 CD shuttle - and the bugger...
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    Yup - it was the 17". What is the original...

    Yup - it was the 17".

    What is the original size of the 18"? Can you only got to the 235/60 in the 17"?
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    Hi Jero - a quick look at errolstyres.co.za also...

    Hi Jero - a quick look at errolstyres.co.za also shows the Dunlop AT3 in that size at R1723 a tyre?

    Just not sure how good Dunlops are? ;D
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    Nice report - thanks!

    Nice report - thanks!
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    Condolences - Rest in Peace xx

    Condolences - Rest in Peace xx
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    Hi George, I went through there July 2013 and...

    Hi George,

    I went through there July 2013 and pre-ordered my meat from Pandamatenga butchery which is in the Panda Food Save Store - contact details:

    Tel / Fax: +267 6 23 2065
    Ian (the owner):...
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    Did Benoni to Hazyview last Friday -...

    Did Benoni to Hazyview last Friday - Schoemanskloof road is good.

    Cheers
    Tom
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    Yup - my light came on yesterday - 400km @ 11.4...

    Yup - my light came on yesterday - 400km @ 11.4 according to onboard estimator.

    So I round up to 12-12.5 l/100km and based on that I've used 50 or so litres which gives me 16 in 'reserve' - I've...
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    Nice - enjoy it ;D

    Nice - enjoy it ;D
  34. Thread: Jeep Renegade

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    Suzuki okes might beg to differ ;D Having said...

    Suzuki okes might beg to differ ;D

    Having said that I like the Renegade - will definitely check it out.......
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    Congrats Jay - looks good! Enjoy and stay safe...

    Congrats Jay - looks good!

    Enjoy and stay safe ;D
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