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  1. Roads Info Please - JHB to Bulawayo through Botswana

    Hi all,

    Travelling up to Bulawayo tomorrow. I am intending on going through Botswana. Has anyone travelled there recently? How are the roads?
    We want to skip Beit Bridge.

    I know the...
  2. Thanks AliCat :) hope you have an awesome trip. ...

    Thanks AliCat :) hope you have an awesome trip.
    If you can, at the Southern end, be sure to stop in at The Painted Dogs sanctuary - beautiful animals, highly endangered and interesting information...
  3. Thanks MikevR :) Advice much appreciated -...

    Thanks MikevR :)
    Advice much appreciated - sounds like some great add ons. I'll PM you re Bots border posts.
    We have just over two weeks and are keen to spend quite a bit of it in Bulawayo.
    ...
  4. Hwange - Driving through the park (and the rest of our overland)

    Hi all,

    We're planning a trip for the end of November. My cousin will be over from the UK and given we have some family in Zim we've decided to do a trip into Zim. Also, you can't come to Africa...
  5. We ended up with just the Garmin Sub-Saharan...

    We ended up with just the Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa maps and they were outstanding! They had a decent amount of bush tracks (we were between Diana's Pools and the Old Gwanda Road and were navigating...
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    Any idea who we can contact for problems on the...

    Any idea who we can contact for problems on the South African side?

    We were up recently and the Zimbabwean side was a dream! The South African side? Not so much :confused:
  7. My uncle, who lives in Zim, sent me this when I...

    My uncle, who lives in Zim, sent me this when I was trying to find out the same thing.
    Valencia Guest House - Relax, Unwind and Enjoy

    Valencia Guest House is situated on a working citrus farm...
  8. Thank you all so muhc. TigerFish - thank you...

    Thank you all so muhc.

    TigerFish - thank you for checking for us :) I really appreciate that.

    Thanks for all the advice :)
  9. Garmin Maps - will they get us where we want to go?

    Has anyone used the Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa Streetmaps?

    We are going from JHB to Bulawayo (Hillside, Fortune's Gate and Malindela) to Hwange (Hwange Safari Lodge, which is not actually IN the...
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    Hi there, I was in Vic Falls not so long ago....

    Hi there,

    I was in Vic Falls not so long ago.
    We went White River Rafting and did some "High Wire" activites with a company called Wild Horizons. Their High Wire activities are cheaper than...
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    Thanks :) we've gotten great accommodation in...

    Thanks :) we've gotten great accommodation in Musina (I'll put it in a trip report when I get back) going there, and coming back we're staying somewhere in Louis Trichardt. Very exciting. Thanks for...
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    Thanks for all your ideas. We've re-arranged our...

    Thanks for all your ideas. We've re-arranged our trip and have ended up staying with friends :)
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    Sticky: Excuse my ignorance, but what are "guma gumas"?

    Excuse my ignorance, but what are "guma gumas"?
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    Apart from having the wrong papers for BeitBridge...

    Apart from having the wrong papers for BeitBridge how was it? Is it as bad as people say? If you were to drive straight through to Bulawayo, rather than through Mazwingo, what time would be best to...
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    Victoria Falls Camping, but where?

    Hiya

    I'm looking for somewhere to camp at Vic Falls. I have tried the Victoria Falls Rest Camp & Lodges and they are unable to accommodate us. I'm trying to change our dates around but am worried...
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    Yes we are going through Beitbridge, sorry forgot...

    Yes we are going through Beitbridge, sorry forgot to mention that.
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    JHB to Bulawayo - where to stay over?

    Going to Bulawayo in early December (not in a 4x4) and want to do it in two days - where to stop over? Suggestions of town names or accommodation would be great! Thanks

    Just wanted to add that...
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    It is a great camera!

    It is a great camera!
  19. Hey guys Don't want to be driving in a place...

    Hey guys

    Don't want to be driving in a place I've never been before, on roads I don't know, through villages, in a vehicle that isn't necessarily owned by the people driving it - at night.
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    Didn't know that. Any idea what the reason is for...

    Didn't know that. Any idea what the reason is for the alcohol no being allowed in?
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    Do you have to overnight in Kruger?

    One car travelling from Bulawayo, Zim to XaiXai in Mozambique through Kruger, the other from Joburg. We want to meet up in Phalaborwa and overnight there as it is cheaper than staying at a rest camp...
  22. Not a bad idea thanks :) Do you recommend XaiXai...

    Not a bad idea thanks :) Do you recommend XaiXai in November?
  23. What about the Zimbos coming through South Africa...

    What about the Zimbos coming through South Africa then Kruger Park to Xai-Xai? And making Xai-Xai the destination?
  24. How difficult can I make this? Bulawao to Moz at the same time as Jhb to Moz

    We'll be travelling in two vehicles - one leaving from Bulawayo and the other leaving from Johannesburg. We want to go to the same place in Mozambique, and take roughly the same amount of time to get...
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    I've just been advised that Discovery 2s are...

    I've just been advised that Discovery 2s are notorious for breaking down. Is that the case?
    We want to be able to sell the vehicle when we get back. Obviously at a loss though.
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    I have to say, I am not a big fan of Nikon...

    I have to say, I am not a big fan of Nikon coolpix. Don't get me wrong they amke the most AMAZING dslrs, but their compact cameras are of poor quality - they're made in the same factory as Sanyo. I...
  27. Thread: Budget

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    Thank you so much :)

    Thank you so much :)
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    Moz to Zim? Best Route & a good idea?

    What would be the best way to go from Mozambique (not sure yet what town) to Zimbabwe - Bulawayo (driving)? Is it recommendable for two people?
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    Surely hiring car to drive to Tofo works out to...

    Surely hiring car to drive to Tofo works out to be pretty expensive too?
  30. Thank you so much :)

    Thank you so much :)
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    Thank you all so much. When we figure out what...

    Thank you all so much. When we figure out what we're going to do, and get something, I'll let you know :)
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    Near Maputo is Inhaca island which I hear good...

    Near Maputo is Inhaca island which I hear good things about if you have to stay close to Maputo. As far as I can tell there are 3 lodges on the island. Otherwise look at the Santa Maria Penisula.
    ...
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    I know someone who had his engine seize......

    I know someone who had his engine seize... Proving to be problematic to fix :(
  34. Is this a good route if I want to avoid bad...

    Is this a good route if I want to avoid bad roads?
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=217991328122969213181.0004a7393273f8ae31b18

    Or would you still recommend...
  35. Can we do that in one day? Any idea roughly what...

    Can we do that in one day? Any idea roughly what time we would need to leave from Johannesburg to get there before dark?
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