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    Re: Storing my vehicle in Bots

    Apologies for Delay - Contact details for Mario at Mario's Garage - +267 71 752 785
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    Re: Katima Molilo to Itezthi Tezhi on D769?

    Greetings Barry

    TRY TO AVOID THE M10 FROM KAZANGULA TO SESHEKE!

    We traveled South last year - down from Kafue to Livingstone via Itezthi .... From Itezthi we took the D769 and after about...
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    Fridge from Gauteng to Caprivi or Kasane

    Greetings

    Would be extremely grateful if I could organise a LIFT for my 50L fridge from Jhb to Katima or Kasane (or elsewhere in Botswana). It is currently at National Luna for repairs (Yes - it...
  4. Fridge from Gauteng to Botswana or Caprivi

    Greetings

    Would be extremely grateful if I could organise a LIFT for my 50L fridge from Jhb to Kasane (or elsewhere in Botswana). It is currently at National Luna for repairs (Yes - it survived...
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    Re: Storing my vehicle in Bots

    Wanted to add - Zambia is a totally different kettle of fish - you only have 30 days TIP and then you have to take your vehicle out, or you need to have a Carnet with police clearance
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    Re: Storing my vehicle in Bots

    Anwar - I have stored my vehicle twice in Botswana (Currently at Mario's Garage, Kasane @ $1.00 per day). The issue is that you are only issued 3 month TIP, but you can renew for a 2nd 3 month period...
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    Re: National Luna fridge repair

    Speak to Danie Bruwer at Fastner Warehouse in Brakenfell 021 982 7120 ... He is a fridge magician!
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    Re: Fridge to Kasane

    Hi Piet

    i have sent you a Private Message .... I fear you might not be reading them. Please drop me a note. Cheers. A>
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    Re: Fridge to Kasane

    Hello Piet - You are a STAR!! Very much appreciated. I will PM you separately!

    This is why I love this Forum!

    Just for those that are interested - I have explored formal "Courier Services" .......
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    Re: Fridge to Kasane

    Thanks Malcolm - Yes WE survived!! Luckily my fridge had been moved to dispatch that very morning!
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    Fridge to Kasane

    Greetings

    I recently had my fridge serviced by NATIONAL LUNA in Jhb and now need to get it back to Kasane in Botswana.

    My options are - General Courier? .... Or someone travelling to Kasane...
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    Re: Fridges that shut down automatically - BLACK FRIDAY SALES

    Ladies and Gents - not to hijack the thread - but mention of BLACK FRIDAY SALES reminded me of my experience last year.

    I bought a 60L Snomaster from Takealot 2-3 weeks before Black Friday - they...
  13. Thread: Zambia 2019

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    Re: Zambia 2019

    Just popping in to comment on Busanga day trip... We returned just last week from Busanga to Hooks bridge and then onto Mufungata... Took us a full 9 hours. OK... A slow drive with a couple of stop...
  14. Re: Newbies to Zambia: travel times for Kafue and Luiwa

    Depending on where you are exiting Hwange, 2-4 hours should be fine .... We did it in 3 hours from Robins Camp - but then we took it slowly through the park .... The Tarmac road is good
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    Re: Phoenix insurance Zambia

    Took me literally 5 minutes - https://www.phoenixassurancegroup.com/zambia/

    Then printed out the pdf document - will hopefully collect the disc at the border post

    Just for info, I have motor...
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    Re: Phoenix insurance Zambia

    Thanks for the Thread guys ... I too fear I might hae left it too late - but will go on line to purchase my insurance now.

    AMOLKARNIK - I might see you at Kazungula on Saturday - I am picking my...
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    Re: 2 year solo 4x4 africa exploration

    Greetings SMCS

    congrats and well done!! ... loving all the advice and comments generated by your thread

    Your vehicle Looks like my Rikwama's twin (Swahili for "can't get stuck" ...!) ... apart...
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    Re: Tailgater tire table.

    I saw one of these units at OUTDOOR JUNKIES in Landsdowne rd area in CT

    Their phone no is 021 696 3921
  19. Thread: Roof top tent

    by Nickeld
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    Re: Roof top tent

    Yes ...RTT's are a challenge if you want to go for an early morning game drive .... but it comes down to your mindset ...

    If you go to the gym early in the morning when at home, then consider...
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    TIP Botswana ... request for info

    Greetings all

    Not having Facebook has finally caught up with me... apparently there is a very good group called "DriveBots" which might be able to help me with following info. Would appreciate any...
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    Re: Okavango / Khwai water levels 2019

    Just back from Zambezi area and Chobe ... accounts from locals are that the rivers are the lowest on record... whilst the Kwando and Kavango rivers were flowing quite nicely they were also reported...
  22. Re: What did you accidentally bring back after a camping trip?

    Got back last night from 3 weeks in the Caprivi / Chobe area ... mostly bush camping ... woke up this morning with the squirts (apologies for the graphic terminology) ... rather at home than in the...
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    Re: Parks to visit in Caprivi strip

    That's the one

    Sent from my SM-G935F using SA 4x4 Community Forum mobile app
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    Re: Recommended alternative to Nunda River Lodge?

    I am currently at Nunda office and have spoken to the ladies here .... depending on dates they will try to sort something out for you ...

    Please contact Ana at [email protected] ... they...
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    Re: Parks to visit in Caprivi strip

    We have just spent 2 days in Mahango park ... delightful place with all of the above seen. Birds are incredible.

    Once you enter the gate (Yes there is a fee ... unless you choose to not pay and...
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    Re: Zambia border crossing requirements

    Asante Sana Wawili ... appreciate the response ... all your points make it so much MORE compelling, and some planning will help ... even if just kidogo

    True to form we have a NEW plan ... NO ......
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    Re: Khwai Safari Grounds

    In October We found a new place ... approx 1 km over the bridge on the RHS travelling from East to West (Just before you turn left to go to the airstrip)

    Mbudi Camp ... they have 2 or 3 camping...
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    Re: Feul cards in Namibia

    We paid for fuel via debit card in Solitaire last week .... no issue
  29. MediaRelease: Re: Etosha: Taking meat out the Namutoni Gate - Going up North

    We exited through Namutoni gate 2 days ago, resigned ourselves to having to go vegetarian that night .... at 6pm I think the officials were either too tired or forgot to ask if we had meat ... I...
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    Zambia border crossing requirements

    Greetings all

    This is going to sound either extremely weird and irresponsible or "that's a dream way to travel"

    Long story short ... left Cape Town 1st May (fully self sufficient LC 79 SC) with...
  31. Re: Help request - Accommodation for 15 persons Wild Coast - September school holiday

    Seagulls (next to Trennerys) has recently been lovingly renovated and is new owner run. He takes a lot of pride in his establishment. I will send you the owners direct email address to you via pm....
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    Re: Greetings from the UAE

    Welcome Nightjar ... enjoy the desert whilst you have the opportunity, I spent 8 years there and some of my best memories are camping in the dunes ... also spent some time in the Empty Quater. A...
  33. Thread: DIY Roof Rack

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    Re: DIY Roof Rack

    Hi Cruiser

    Would be keen to see how you progress... I am considering building one as well with 25mm Alu Sq tubing, with support struts and Chequer plate for the base. The issue I have is finding...
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    Re: That one indispensable camping nic nac

    Now WHERE does one buy those??

    If I could get a supply of those my camping credits would go up ten fold!!.... Us guys cab pee in a bottle but the poor ladies need to clamber down the ladder into...
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    Fridge Specials

    Takealot have some really good specials today on Snomaster

    I bought the 65l low profile BEFORE black friday for R7,200... Today it is at R6,900.... (Incidentally ON Black Friday it was R8xxx...
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