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  1. Re: Scenic Camping Stopover +/- 100km Bethulie

    Just a cautionary, check the road conditions around that Ladybrand / Clocolan / Ficksburg area before you attempt them. The last I heard they were in terrible condition.
  2. Re: Where to go for 1 week 4x4 trip from Franschoek departing &where to rent a car?

    Have a look at the website mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za and see what passes are in the are you would like to travel through. They are also on facebook
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    Re: 2018 Toyota Hilux 2.4GD6 4x4 DC A/T

    Check what the owners manual says. Sometimes dealers put on tyres that will fit but are not the originally specified tyres for the vehicle. Probably because they have a contact who is trying move...
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    Re: CKGR MARCH 22 Trip Report

    Thanks for your report Nick and the photos as well. Those caracal ears tickle me !! Much appreciated.
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    Re: Bush camp near Bloem

    We spent Saturday night (7/5/22) at their camp site (Amanzi) and were very pleasantly surprised. Very good ablutions, power at the site, clean environment, good restaurant with reasonable prices and...
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    Re: Bush camp near Bloem

    Try Amanzi near Brandfort. We haven't been there yet , the photos look good as do the facilities.
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    Re: Groun horn bill pair

    If you are a birder, try downloading the BirdLasser app onto your phone. You can then log sightings together with the GPS co-ordinates using your phone. Very useful and relatively easy to use even...
  8. Re: Trip report, Another amazing wildlife experience at Kruger NP

    Fabulous photos and video. Thank you for posting them !
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    Re: The 2022 Caravan Show - Gallagher Estate

    A Vagabond teardrop camper / caravan. We're both small people and not camping savvy, yet ! Our other choice would have been an Invader Duo, buy its price got in the way ;D.
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    Re: The 2022 Caravan Show - Gallagher Estate

    My wife and I drove there from Bloem on Saturday. Looked, compared, decided and bought. No fighting traffic going from one dealer to another across the city or from one city to the next, who then...
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    Re: Kgalagadi Bots side

    I wonder how the vaccines are kept "fresh" (appropriate cold storage) at all these ports of entry - seems they have to have stock of J&J and Pfizer ?
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    Re: Storms River SANPARKS

    Thanks for your reply Edgy, appreciated indeed. Their design is definitely eye catching and nice to hear it tows easily and is comfortable to live with. Please keep us posted as time goes by and...
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    Re: Storms River SANPARKS

    Hi Edgy, congratulations on getting the Egdeout camper, it sure catches the eye. Please would you tell us what you like about it and if there are snags you’ve experienced. How does it tow in windy...
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    Re: Heavy rain on Garden Route

    Good morning everyone. I've seen a short video with the Kaaimans river in serious flood (on facebook). If anyone else has seen it can they verify if that is fake news or not - for the floods this...
  15. Re: Prince Alfred's pass - Current condition and rain?

    If its rainy and the clouds are low you won't see much of the view, which is simply beautiful. However the parts of the road that are through the valleys should be visible unless the rain really...
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    Re: Corolla Cross launched

    My wife and I test drove the Hybrid version about a month ago while it was in Bloem for about 2 hours. Was very impressed with the refinement, options and price. The CVT was a very pleasant surprise,...
  17. Thread: New Kanopi

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    Re: New Kanopi

    Good morning to all the Kanopi owners. I am in the process of getting quotes to replace my fiberglass canopy and would like to hear of any updated news and views based on your experience with your...
  18. Re: Road Condition R701 between Wepener and Smithfield

    I can't update you about the condition of the R701, but if you're planning on travelling between Ladybrand and Bethlehem that road is in very poor condition.
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    Re: How much did you pay for Tyres today ?

    265/65/17 Good Year Wrangler - R 2070 / tyre Franco Tryes - Bloem (to be fitted later)
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    Re: Jimny death wobble

    Does the Jimny have a steering damper ? If so, check that its not past its life-span. Had a Series 2A 88 Landy that needed its damper replaced, and that solved the wobble completely.
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    Re: Fracking in NE Namibia & western Botswana

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    <br>Solar geyser installed about 15 years ago at home and at work, gas stove, A+++ fridge / freezer & washing machine, A++ dishwasher, changed from gas guzzling 3.0 v6 petrol to 2,5 D-4D using...
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    Re: Fracking in NE Namibia & western Botswana

    Solar geyser installed about 15 years ago at home and at work, gas stove, A+++ fridge & washing machine, A++ dishwasher, changed from gas guzzling 3.0 v6 petrol to 2,5 D-4D using about 40 % less...
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    Re: My series 1, no more....

    How does anyone get to be so unreasonable !
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    Re: Fracking in NE Namibia & western Botswana

    I really get angry when I read that there is still this insane drive to prospect for oil and gas reserves. I mean, what the hell ! Don't these people see what fossil fuels are doing to the planet ?...
  25. Re: campingsites FOR hwange - MANA POOLS JULY / AUG 2021

    https://africageographic.com/stories/coal-mining-in-hwange-national-park/

    Chinese are planning to mine coal in Hwange !!! get there soon or else it'll be gone - forever! Join any and all protest...
  26. Re: Middelburg - Graaf-Reinet overnight recommendations

    Maybe have a look at the karoospace.co.za website. They have articles on farm stays throughout the Karoo. Also, lekkeslaap.co.za have plenty
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    Re: Exploring the Southern Cape

    That Hermanus area is lovely. A friend lives there and we often spend time with him, but often is relative, as we live in Bloem. Lots more exploring to be done when next there. Enjoy !Mildly jealous.
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    Re: Kgalagadi Trip Report - November 2019

    With your great photos you've proved that if you put in the hours you get the results - mostly anyway ! I've thoroughly enjoyed reading and seeing - thanks for taking the time to put it all together.
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    Re: Kgalagadi Trip Report - November 2019

    Thanks again John and Linda, you've had amazing sightings and experiences. Thanks for the superb trip report and the equally good photos. Much appreciated.
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    Re: Defender steering wobble

    Replace the steering damper
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    Re: Cape Town vehicle licence renewals

    As far as I'm aware, all license renewals, for vehicles and drivers licenses, have been extended to end of January 2021 ?
  32. Re: Namibian Trip: Report 27th September – 31st October 2019

    Thanks John and Linda for a thoroughly enjoyable report. Easy reading, great photos and super informative. Much appreciated. Read your Kgalagadi report yesterday and this one today. Great stuff.
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    Re: Moremi Camping May 2021

    I suggest you contact NDM in Maun ((I had quick service from them in 2018/19) as booking agents, but maybe you need to decide which places you want to camp at first, although they should also be able...
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    Re: Is the extra cost worth it?

    My plea to everyone buying tyres (or anything else for that matter) PLEASE buy locally manufactured products wherever possible. We need to support each other and stop sending our money to foreign...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    For those who haven't started converting their Landy for overlanding, and want some ideas, have a look at between2safaris.com - apart from the conversion ideas, amazing photos of their travels in...
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