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    Re: Update on Jabari my Fortuner

    Vehicle looks awesome. Have a great trip. Hope you will post a trip report or similar.
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    Re: Which TPMS to get ?

    Keith, thanks, that's a pretty good price. I don't see anything about an alarm on the web page. Can you set a low pressure alarm?
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    Re: Why is the SWAGS tents not so popular here?

    Personally, for that price I don't see the point. The ones on stretchers/stilts look cool but I can't get past the price tag.
  4. Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe to operate one-stop border post in 2024

    Saw this too. It's really good news.

    Wish it would be sooner than 2024 as we have 2 trips planned to Zim this year :rolleyes:
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    Re: Camping inside Zambezi/Vic Falls National Park

    Has anyone camped here recently?

    We are heading through in December 2020. Wondering what the best sites would be for riverside camping and bank fishing.

    We are self sufficient, but toilets...
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    Re: Chizarira Musings Nov 2019

    Heading there this December. Thanks for the info and the map. Looks like Mucheni and Gorge View are the places to stay.

    Would you recommend one over the other?
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    Re: Rooihoek best sites.. question?

    Yes. You should.

    The picture below is site 6, not a great photo but you should get an idea of the size relative to the Landcruiser. Braai stand on the right. I didn't take any photos of the other...
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    Re: Rooihoek best sites.. question?

    Welcome.

    Just to be clear, I mean the natural pool in the river - the Allen Hydrant Pool.
  9. Re: Accommodation recommendation Gweru & Masvingo

    Antelope park is nice.

    I don't know any other options worth considering.
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    Re: Rooihoek best sites.. question?

    We were there in December. If you want to be close to the pools then site 1 is the closest. Basically 1, 2, and 3 are close to the pools, and you get further as the numbering increases. We had site...
  11. Re: Waterberg Wilderness Reserve - a genuine safe and real 4X4 experience

    Can confirm it's really nice spot for a weekend get away. Seems that not many people know about it. I think in time it will become very popular. We were there last weekend again. The campsites are...
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    Re: roundtrip Zimbabwe september 2020

    Cash: US$ is king. You should be bale to transact anywhere with US$. If you want to convert to local currency then you must ask about the rates just be fore you leave, the rate can change...
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    Re: Divundu to Epupa Falls

    Can confirm that Hakusembe is a great spot.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JShh2whUiyI

    Nice campsites with private bathroom, right on the river. Option to have meals, drinks etc at the lodge as...
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    Re: So close my hart nearly fell through my ###

    I have one. Simple and does the job. Takes a bit of trial and error to set the alarm temperature just right. So far so good, saved me once on a long uphill pass.
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    Re: Etosha - never again

    We camped at Etosha a couple of yeas ago. Over-crowded. Ablutions terrible. Noisy. A lot of people not respecting the individual camp boundaries. Very unpleasant experience with rude staff on the way...
  16. Re: DETAILED DESCRIPTION ROAD KAROI to CROSSROADS

    This is very useful for our trip planning for Dec this year. Thank you.
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    Re: Drotsky' Cabin Or Guma Lagoon Camp?

    Tedx2,

    I hope you will give feedback when you've done your trip. I've fished the Caprivi for about 10 years running (skipped one year to try Lower Zambezi near Kafue, and also missed 2019), and...
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    Re: Need advice on a camera!!!

    Canon SX70 (70x optical zoom) also good. SX50 is also good but older so you will get one cheaper if you're looking for a second hand cheapie instead of investing new. The performance of the two...
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    Re: Going camping - Tent advice

    Lots of good advice already given, a couple of key points to add:

    1. A tent with a roof vent makes a big difference in keeping ventilated when it's hot and windless. I would definitely recommend...
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    Re: Kgalagadi in December

    Was in KTP in December last year for 4 days. One day at Twee Rivieren and 3 days at Mata Mata. Both camps have swimming pools, shops, fuel stations.

    There is more shade at the Mata Mata camp...
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    Re: Gearbox question.

    Watching the same channel. Must say that I did not know this about push starting in reverse. Lesson learned thanks to Paul Marsh and Andrew St Pierre White, can't remember which episode it was...
  22. Re: Driving through Botswana to Namibia at night, good idea?

    Donkeys on the road are almost certain, amongst other animals. Especially if it rains and there are pools of water in the potholes. Oh, and potholes.

    Not worth the risk. Personally, I wouldn't do...
  23. Re: Wanted: Camping with mountain biking close to GP

    Mountain Sanctuary Park. Has biking and hiking trails. I haven't mountain biked there so cannot say much about the bike trails from personal experience but it does have a nice swimming pool, and...
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    Re: Please identify - fruit from Botswana

    Strychnos spinosa aka Monkey Orange, aka Monkey Fruit, aka Natal orange.They grow quite widely in southern Africa including KZN, Limpopo, and the Eastern Cape. I've seen them in Zimbabwe, Zambia,...
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    Re: Best route to Hwange from Kruger

    Driving via Beitbridge-Bulawayo definitely quicker. No issues with Zim cops at present. I will be in Zim in a couple of weeks so will advise if I find otherwise.

    Fuel situation in Zim getting...
  26. Re: DEC trip - West Coast, Cederberg, Tankwa from GP

    Did a similar trip in 2017 Dec - 2018 Jan. Wish I had filmed that one but alas.



    Kalahari Water in Keimoes is a great stopover to breakup the trip, and relatively close to Augrabies for a day...
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    LC 80 maintenance - Joburg

    Hi there,

    Recently bought the vehicle second hand and trying to sort out various niggles. Would be good to have a regular go-to person/workshop for maintenance. Recommendations appreciated.
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    Re: South Gate camping

    Some clips of Moremi south gate camp about 4 minutes in to this vid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mxIbQOi4Os
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    Re: Caprivi strip what to expect?

    Also Bwabwata is quite nice if you drive into the park along the Okavango. Was there last year and was pleasantly surprised at the wildlife inside the park as well as how quiet it was, there were...
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    Re: Caprivi strip what to expect?

    Bwabwata is quite nice if you drive into the park along the Okavango. Was there last year and was pleasantly surprised at the wildlife inside the park as well as how quiet it was, there were very few...
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    Re: Caprivi strip what to expect?

    Have stayed at Shametu near Divundu. They have nice camping sites with own ablutions and thatch lapa as well with sink, hot water etc that is very convenient. If you are so inclined they also have a...
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Excellent photo, you caught the eyes really well. Well done 👍🏽
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    Re: Fuel from Gweta - Makgadikgadi - kubu

    I would suggest a jerry can too just be on the safe side.

    Not sure which airport you are talking about but if it's O.R.Tambo then the sites you are intending to stay at are actually about 3 hours...
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    Re: First real camping trip. Advice needed.

    As mentioned before, having sufficient space is going to be difficult, especially with the roll-up mattresses for 4 people. You'll probably want a cooler box, and camping chairs x 4. Travel bags for...
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    Re: Gauteng to Weskus road trip advice

    Depending on how set you are on your trip itinerary, I suggest the following:

    1. Namaqua NP - Consider staying 2 nights if you haven't been there before. Consider Augrabies as mentioned above as a...
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