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    Re: National Luna repairs In George?

    Take it to Norman at LA Sports Garden Route in the industrial area in George - he does NL repairs.
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    Re: Camping at Mongu

    I am not aware of any facilities that have opened recently. Where are you approaching Mongu from (and where are you going to), because there are much better locations to camp than in Mongu if one can...
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    Re: Mpika shops

    The best stocked supermarket we found in Mpika is called GM Trading. You will get a reasonable selection of non-perishable goods there. Directly across the road from this was a very nice bakery. You...
  4. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    Kabula to the new camp would definitely be possible if you get going early from Kabula and if the time from Kalabo is max 3.5 hours as per the information they have given you. It will be a stretch if...
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    Re: Local knowledge Naxi to Rakops

    The track shown in the OP's message is the legal Phuduhudu entrance gate road. It links with the old track and only joins the Boteti further south.
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    Re: Security through Beitbridge?

    Your best option would be to try and park so your vehicle is in clear view of the emigration offices, even if you have to wait for a gap, then select one of the people who will approach you to look...
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    Re: Local knowledge Naxi to Rakops

    I would take the route through Makgadikgadi NP for the simple reason that you get to explore more of the national parks. I had no problem with the route (note: I do not tow) and found it easier than...
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    Strictly speaking Khaudum campsite is the only place you will be allowed inside the park. The gate guard told me that Sikereti will be operational from later this year but I doubt it. Have a...
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    Re: Etosha Road advise

    I went through at the end of June and the first 25km from Olifantsrus to Okaukuejo is really bad (corrugations), but after this is it is just fine and I agree not worth going out Galton Gate, which...
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    Re: Tips for 4X2 trip in Naminia

    You will manage everywhere except at Sossusvlei, where you will need to use one of the 4x4 shuttles to take you the last few km's to the dunes. This last stretch is too sandy for a 2x4. The shuttles...
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    Re: Malawi December 2018

    Great advice

    As indicated, S Luangwa will be a mess with the rain. The Nsefu sector will be particularly difficult as the main track through also becomes tricky with rain. If it has rained a lot -...
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    Re: 76 recommenced battery

    Yes, I have been very happy with the Deltec 650 (90 Ah) on my Cruiser (and the Deltec 1251 - I think 105 Ah, as auxiliary). 3 years is about what you get on 70 series batteries - it is a big motor...
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    Re: Notes on a recent trip to Uganda

    Thank you for the very useful and comprehensive information.
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    Re: Zambia Update

    I think most of us are aware of the importance of the fees and it is not about trying to get away with paying as little as possible. The weak Rand means that the park entry fees are an important part...
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    Re: A gemsbok in the office..

    Now that's amazing!
  16. Re: Johannesburg to Nairobi and back Part I

    Thanks for the report. This part I find very interesting because I have seen the signs from the road but it does not get much airtime for tourism. I will make a point of turning in next time.
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    Re: Zambia Update

    The gate entry staff have always attempted to pull the stunt of making you pay for two days when overnighting. Strictly speaking, that is what the DNPW documentation says, but it is well understood...
  18. Re: Central Kalahari: Best campsite at Sunday Pan?

    They are all (1-4) great sites, I would take any of them. The down-side of 3 is that the track passes right on the edge of the campsite, and people taking a drive up for the view can spoil the...
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    Re: Camping and Trail in Goerge area

    The Montagu Pass is in great condition at the moment, one can drive it in a car. It is has just received new surfacing and I can't see conditions changing that drastically before your visit. It is...
  20. Re: Moremi - end of December/beginning of January

    I personally find it most unpleasant to drive many parts of Moremi if there has been a lot of rain. Those huge holes in the road fill up with water and you have no idea how deep they are, and...
  21. Re: Where have the jacarandas gone in Mzuzu?

    In South Africa it is only a category 3 invasive, which means that new plantings may not take place but existing plants can be retained (because it has a low invasive status and has value where it is...
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    Re: Trip report: Zambia 2018, August 2018

    Many thanks for the very useful information Ortelius!
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    Re: Zimbabwe camping

    Yes this is correct, you book directly through them for Robins Camp.
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    Re: Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    Haha - those bags must come from the Essenwood Spar. Made as tough as the people who shop there!!
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    Re: Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    Yes, I worked in Richards Bay for 4 years and that wind can be something!

    Hopefully the picture came through. The carabiner on the black strap side goes over the top of the pole and the hole at...
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    Re: Wanted: Single Hankook 265/65R17

    Have sent a PM
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    Re: Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    Riaan, I also find it to be more handy than the bulky usual gazebo. I never use it attached to the vehicle - I find that most impractical with the moving sun. Even though it is sturdier than the...
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    Re: Tankwa Karoo R355

    The most scenic routes are the Ouberg and Gannaga routes. Ouberg is the most impressive mnt pass of the 3, but Middelpos is certainly a most interesting little village to have ticked off - so it...
  29. Re: Tsolwana Game Reserve and surrounding area

    We used to go there often - it was great. My information is a little outdated, but I believe that it now falls under Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism. There is some information on...
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    Re: Northern Kafue-self driving

    Kobus, we also had a fantastic drive to the Busanga plains from Lufupa when camping was still available there. It is a real shame that this option is no longer available. We drove from Kafwala Rapids...
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    Re: Namibia / Botswana Trip report

    Thanks Merwe - great humour thrown in!!
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    Re: Liuwa to Kafue

    Katayona to the pontoon is 2.5-3 hours - from Katoyana towards the edge of the park is mostly a good track, one can travel at a reasonable speed (we never exceed park speed limits), thereafter it...
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    Re: Liuwa to Kafue

    Driving from Katoyana to Mapunga is possible in a day without over rushing it. We left Katoyana at first light (July - 06h30) and with stopping for fuel and supplies at Shoprite in Mongu arrived at...
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    Re: Tankwa Karoo R355

    One would not use the road in from Middelpos (and out again) just to avoid punctures - you would take it because it is part of your planned overall trip route and for scenery etc. The puncture risk...
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    Re: Nxai pan latest conditions updates, please

    Yes that is right. Site 1 is a bit closer to the ablution (slightly more East) than indicated, but further into the bush, almost in line with site 7. Site 1 is a wonderful site - the most private of...
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