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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    Going by the on board computer only, which is pretty accurate, it has never been above 13 as far as I can remember. On tar.
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Yes, both routes are correct.

    From Kokotsha to Mabua is a mixture, but mostly very corrugated sand. It is not thick sand though except for a few patches when you turn south along the border of...
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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    My 2.8 Fortuner hovers at 11.5 - 11.8 l/100km purely city driving. But I don't drive like a granny, and the older I get the heavier my foot seem to get. :-X::)

    Open road, cruising on speed...
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    Re: Skilpadhek border post

    Skilpadshek/Pioneer is open.

    Stockpoort still closed.
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Easy. And I don't think 3 nights are needed at all. One at the most. We have done Khama to Mabua east gate in one day. Granted it was quite a long day, but we managed it. You can maybe look at...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Tron, yes good point on CSL. We could barely get our smaller Miskruier into a campsite and had to try more than one campsite. Senyati, even a bit run down (and with grumpy manageress ;)) is way...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    I would definitely do it. November is too early for the really big rains, but thunderstorms are possible. These will not make roads impassable however. In fact it may make your passage easier with...
  8. Thread: Bird ID

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    Re: Bird ID

    Probably Marico sunbird then.
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    Re: Bird ID

    Depending on where you saw it my guess is immature Marico sunbird or immature Double collared sunbird.
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    Re: Terrible fire in Kgalagadi

    Is the fire under control now?
  11. Thread: Bird ID

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    Re: Bird ID

    Try Malachite sunbird.
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    Fortuner Re: Advice from other Fortuner GD-6 owners

    I am also experiencing the hesitancy to start. Thought it was the battery not charging properly because the car went through a long period where it only did a short distance once or twice a week. ...
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    Re: Booking agency for Botswana Trip 2022

    You were saying?

    Clearly someone does not read previous replies to threads, but just add his advertisement to any thread with the words 'booking', 'agency' or 'Botswana' in the title.

    I...
  14. Thread: Gas bottle

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    Re: Gas bottle

    Palapye has hardware stores. I know of Haskins, not sure where they are though.

    There is a Haskins and Builder's Warehouse in Francistown as well.
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    Re: Kgalagadi Water Advice?

    Yes you can buy 5L bottles at the campsites.

    But we always bring some water from home in the caravan's tank as well. I mainly use it to rinse dishes because the tap water tend to leave white...
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    Poll: Re: What veg don't you eat? Why?

    Ja-ja. ::) But I still don't add them to fruit salad. ;):p
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    Poll: Re: What veg don't you eat? Why?

    Ooo I love veggies. Big part of my diet. Tomatoes, red peppers, cauliflower and broccoli gets consumed by the ton in my house.::)

    My least favourite is kale and celery. Not a huge fan of...
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    Re: What Vehicle do I consider

    Excellent choice.
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    Re: Ihaha Campsite advice

    Did you see or have any issues with baboons?
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    Re: Ihaha Campsite advice

    I am not sure if you will get any responses in the General section, maybe ask the mods to move to the Botswana session. :)

    We camped at no 6 four or so years ago and at that stage Ihaha had a...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Only one person apparently >:D
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    Re: Eating out in Bethlehem

    See below. Red circle.
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    Re: Eating out in Bethlehem

    Post # 8 on this thread.
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    Re: Eating out in Bethlehem

    Yes it is random, but it is fairly well marked and it got rumble strips in later years as well. Some of the rumble strips are worn out now.

    I guess those of us who know the road, and that stop...
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    Re: Eating out in Bethlehem

    Sjoe Wooden spoon bestaan al vandat ek kan onthou, dit was altyd ons verjaardag uiteet plek. Wel dit was een van die min restaurante in BHM daai jare. ::)

    Wat is nou waar Die Skip restaurant...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    So.....

    In summary. The answer to Bigboy's question is: we want to camp without electricity because we are scared of black plastic scooters. And smacking their riders.

    :)
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    Ja.....but the plastic bikes are still common. ;)
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    Absolutely. Although camping for long periods without water gets really tricky and to me takes a lot more planning than camping without power.

    Water is heavy and one can only cart along so...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    This.

    We did not wake up one day with the notion that we want to camp without 220V. As the gentlemen above said, the places we enjoy most, normally does not have electricity. We travelling to...
  30. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Most of our previous visits were in April. Weather can be highly variable. Chances are very good for rain and violent thunderstorms.

    It is a very popular month with school holidays and bookings...
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    Re: 80 lt yskas agter fortuner idiees .

    74 L National Luna on Big Country slide. Slide is slightly longer than the fridge.
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    Re: Miskruier or BorderX Extreme?

    My response.:)
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    Re: Miskruier or BorderX Extreme?

    You should compare the Border X with the Bushlapa Boabab 2. Not the Miskruier. The Miskruier and the Border X are 2 different types of caravan.

    BTW, you need to turn the folded mattress in...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Ag nee wat 'n frustrasie. Wat is hulle reŽls t.o.v musiek?

    Wik en weeg juis om Ruah te probeer, maar nou twyfel ek sterk.
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    Re: Botswana 2022 Epic Overland

    Stockpoort is closed since border closures last year. You don't mention when your trip is, but it is a contingency you need to plan for.
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