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    Re: Richtersberg Canpsite

    Apologies for being slightly off topic, but can anyone tell me if the 12 campsites at De Hoop are numbered? Or do you just park off wherever suits you? Does SANParks supply braai units at the sites?...
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Kudus, probably more important than anything mentioned yet, ensure your panels are standing at the correct angle to the sun. I seldom see panels at the recommended 30 degrees. In my experience,...
  3. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Thanks RonS.
    Everybody else seems to think there are both options. Perhaps you were there more recently than others?
  4. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Hi All
    Do the units at Bitterpan have individual braai areas or is it only the communal braai area?
    TIA
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    Re: Suzuki GV bash plates

    Back to my original question - who in Cape Town can fit the plates, I am not into crawling under the car, I may never get out again.[/QUOTE]

    Killarneyracer
    I've got the 2.4 and had my Stofpad...
  6. Re: Me again.. Mounting camp fridge in back, any antishock used

    I feel that short sharp vibrations could have the tendency to rattle something loose or worse, break something in the fridge. I've placed mine on a rubber floor mat, the one that looks like a waffle....
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    Re: West coast holiday suggestions please

    I'm not sure of your reasons Jadranko, but I agree with you. If you want to witness the rape of our coastline just go to Paternoster.
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite

    Thank you Keith, very kind of you!
    So in other words one must just be sensible like anywhere else in the country - don't leave valuables visible, etc.
    Regards,
    Fish
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite

    Sorry this is a bit off topic but I think it unnecessary to create a new thread for my basic question...
    I'm visiting Richtersveld in September. I have decided to get there via Alex Bay. Port...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    Killarneyracer, I have a 2018 GV Dune and have accumulated quite a bit of sand driving since I bought this car!
    I remember being in the same dilemma as you with regard to HT tyres on my first trip....
  11. Thread: Tankwa Access

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    Re: Tankwa Access

    No, or certainly not the last time I was there in late 2019.
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    Re: A Lion in my Tent - Mabuasehube

    This is abnormal HUMAN behaviour!!! Don't habituate wildlife - these campers are in their vehicle FFS, chase the lions out of camp! What do these folk think these lions are going to do with the next...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    We're also seeing quite a few of them in the Cape Town southern suburbs recently. Wonderful to see these magnificent birds gliding through suburban skies!
  14. Re: First Gen Suzuki Vitara mechanic in Cape Town

    Where in Cape Town are you Uli169? I have a recommendation in the South Peninsula if that's convenient for you.
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    Re: Recommendation on Accommodation near Keimos/Upington

    Ikhaya Lodge, camping or self catering at Keimoes.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Juvenile African Harrier Hawk would be my guess.
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    Re: A Lion in my Tent - Mabuasehube

    This is actually quite sad because it will probably end in tragedy for either man or beast. If only those "uninformed " visitors could use some common sense.
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    Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara

    Lorgat94, the big question is, do you really need a low range 4x4? If you have no intention of ever doing a route requiring low range, perhaps you should just be looking for another softroader? Don't...
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    Re: Ithala

    Hi Fellow Fish Hoeker Theo!
    Just to add to Leeubok's comments, about 18 months ago we did just what you are planning at Ithala. Of course a lot could have changed since then but we were quite...
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    Re: Rooiputs Booking for Sale

    Unfortunately I was too late:(. To whoever got this booking, if you change your mind, please give me a shout!
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    I thought people use Jeyes fluid to deter lions from chewing their tyres?
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    Re: Camp sites Brandvlei/Krnhardt area

    De Oude Herberg in Kenhardt is our usual stopover. Not camping, but basic rooms that will cost you marginally more than camping. Braai facilities are available in the front and back gardens.
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    Re: Defy tumble dryer

    You don't say whether the thermostats were allowing continuity or not?
    It sounds to me (as an ex-laundrette owner) that one of the thermostats is faulty. Figure out with your multimeter which...
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    They can stuff more campers in if they do not allocate sites. Simple.
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    Sorry to shift from hyena's, but we were rather amused by this warning sign at Orpen Gate a few years back;D
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    There're a lot of strong comments offered here but does anybody actually know the facts FROM BOTH SIDES??
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    Re: Disputing a ridiculous CoCT water bill?

    The same thing happened to my MIL about a year ago. This little old lady had used about 60000ltrs all on her own in one month according to CoCt. The months before and after were about 3000l in usage....
  28. Thread: Tieties baai

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    Re: Tieties baai

    Probably a good time to go to Titties Baai from a wind point of view, but there have been some unsavoury incidents there in recent times. Are you going in a big group?
  29. Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    @Scar, I can only agree with your 2nd gripe ( but then my GV is a 2018). Exactly as you describe, you have to rev like hell in first to get going up a hill. But where I find this gearing very handy...
  30. Re: TRIP REPORT and photos. Short visit to MOUNTAIN ZEBRA and ADDO NPs 2021

    Very informative and helpful as usual. Thank you Stan!
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    Re: Calling local Suzuki GV owners

    Hi Simon
    If you're in Cape Town at some stage, I'd be happy to let you take my Dune for a test drive.
    Fish

    Edit. Just seen you looking for a Summit.
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    Christa, what I'm saying is unless SANParks puts in those improvements, they are not going to generate sufficient funds to keep this reserve as a going concern. I would also love to see NO facilities...
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    Christa, I understand your feelings regarding upgrade of roads, waterhole improvement, etc. However, we have to be realistic. These are the things that draw numbers to the park and the park needs the...
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    Moxy Dunn
    I won't point fingers at the management of the Park - it's a complex park to try and run. It's more about the adopted policies of SANParks regarding the Kgalagadi TP.
    There appears to be...
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    Poll: Re: The Kgalagadi is overrated

    I have literally just got back today from 2 weeks in the Kgalagadi Park.
    I'm feeling a bit depressed. Not depressed at ending my holiday, but depressed at what I've just witnessed in KTP ( RSA...
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