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  1. Re: Will you buy an LC 200 VXR now or wait for the 300?

    I am not in the market myself but I know of a couple of late model LC200 owners that bought the 2019 or 2020 LC200 as they think the 300 will not be the vehicle that they want, especially for...
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    Re: New Butchery

    I bought some biltong there June 2019. They only had 4 pieces left and I selected two! I could not find any other place for biltong in Palapye.
  3. Re: Using a lithium ion battery in a national luna box.......

    As Kortgat mentions this discussion is about a LiFePO4 battery and not a Li ion.
    The other problem I have seen mentioned is that the OEM alternators in vehicles are not designed to deliver 40 Amp DC...
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    Re: Zimbabwe Borders

    Sorry for my stupid error. I just noticed it.
    TIP and Carnet go together as it relates to import of the vehicle into a country as does insurance and COMESA. We bought the insurance from Goldmans...
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    Re: Zimbabwe Borders

    Until about two or three years ago you could buy insurance for Zim and Moz at the AA or at Outdoor warehouse. Now only for Moz.

    The COMESA will be very nice. For long trips we would pay for a TIP...
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    Re: Murrum road driving

    I am also an old "padmaker" and has never heard the word murrum (but I never worked on roads in East Africa).
    One word (Americanism) that I just wish people on the forum will drop is DIRT ROAD. It...
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    Re: Murrum road driving

    Why must you move over to the right to let vehicles pass if it is East Africa?
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    Re: My Touareg failed me

    Thinus, not to knock any brand. What would you have had to do (on hindsight) if this happened in say Liuwa Plains or even Moremi with the Touareg (or even the VX 200). I have a VX100 TD which is...
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    Re: Testing 2nd hand deep cycle battery

    My lead crystal Delco is now more than 7 years old. I had it tested with the normal load test they do at the battery shops and they said it should be replaced. I then asked on the LCCSA forum and...
  10. Re: Converting Slides and Negatives to Digital

    I did a lot of searching and the best to me-for a reasonable price- seems to be the Kodak Scanza at US$ 159 and the Wolverine F2D Mighty.
    The Epson Perfection V280 scanner get good reviews but the...
  11. Re: Trip Kgalagadi to Mabuasehube and back to Gauteng April 2020 holiday

    mvcoller, as you say it was probably a shortage of water because in March 2018 we camped there as well with campers from no 1 coming to collect water almost every day.
  12. Re: Trip Kgalagadi to Mabuasehube and back to Gauteng April 2020 holiday

    Lesoloago 2 also has water. Four lionesses almost caught me in the shower May 2019 and my brother had to save me by driving to the open entrance. They were so close I could not even run to the "safe"...
  13. Re: Converting Slides and Negatives to Digital

    MikevR,
    I see that I have asked exactly the same question in the thread "Please advise-How to save old pictures?" that you did in this thread.
    Did you make any further progress?
    I must make an...
  14. Re: PLEASE advise - How to save old Pics???

    Any more information on this subject will be appreciated. At Kodak and these places it is R3-5/slide.

    We have the three eras: 35mm black and white or colour negatives for printing photos, the...
  15. Re: When can we go camping 4x4ing again? Or even camping?

    Thanks IceAge. This is a game viewing farm with the about 30 houses spread over a 4000ha area. So it is more "safe" from a isolation perspective, but I accept that it is difficult to cater for every...
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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    I bought a " special" no-name at Safari Centre" for R600 about 15 years ago and used it extensively on my annual or bi-annual safari trips. Never had a problem. Then two years ago on the coast of...
  17. Re: When can we go camping 4x4ing again? Or even camping?

    What is the best guess for a time when crossing Provincial Borders will be allowed. I have access to a game farm in Mpumulanga where you are completely isolated ( only one other one other person...
  18. Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    A guy that gives very good advice is Torchguy from Somerset West. He has a very good web page with a lot of information. I have some good Fenix torches (Awesome tools) and Nitecore chargers. My son...
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    Defender Re: Rain water as coolant.

    Does different engines nowadays all require different proportions of antifreeze and also different types of antifreeze? I have a 2010 Mercedes with < 100 000 km's and a 2001 Landcruiser VXTD with 260...
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    Re: Gas and paraffin lights

    Now you mention the Aladin lamps. I forgot about them as I was busy with my camping stuff. I inherited two of them from my parents. I still studied for my matric exam in the small town where we lived...
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    Re: Kasanka & Bangweulu Wetlands

    Thanks zoneout and TRON.
    I just thought they were getting on in years (like myself) and I expected them to move some or other time. The wife told me it took them years to get the farm and to...
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    Re: Kasanka & Bangweulu Wetlands

    Bit off the topic. Are the original owners (also the developers) of Mutinondo still running the site? We were there in 2010 for three days (lovely place) and then again in 2014 just for a stopover.
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    Gas and paraffin lights

    Is there still uses for e.g. Cadac type gas lights for camping or other activities?
    I am cleaning up and was wondering whether they still have a use or are used. I bought some when I started...
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    Re: ZAMBIA 2018, a late trip report

    Les Marseillais. Thanks for the report. You really had a proper and interesting visit to SLNP.
    Does the Avon bug guard work for Tsetse flies and where did you buy it?
  25. Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Nowadays there are so many stories of people being harmed or robbed when they stop to help. This is obviously not the case in this instance or generally in remote areas.
    I, however, think a couple...
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    Re: Gonarezhou rates 2020

    Thanks RobH. I have camped twice in Gonarezhou and I just wanted to make sure. In Zim it is advisable to travel in groups. I think a single traveller at Mana will have to pay US$ 100 for a one...
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    Re: Nice cheap product.

    Last time I bought rechargeable 18650's (3 years ago) they were more than R300 each. Can the batteries be replaced with charged batteries? I have good chargers and use 18650's in Fenix torches and...
  28. Re: Advice on campsites Kafue & Lower Zambezi

    Mapunga has some nice campsites on the river. It is the only campsite place I know of where you can reach the Busanga plains and spend reasonable time there if you leave at sunrise and return before...
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    Re: Gonarezhou rates 2020

    Mike, Does that mean one person pays $45 and two $60 (USD) at Chipinda camping?
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    Re: Vehicle Police Clearance

    In 2013 Centurion vehicle branch (does not exist anymore) would not give me a Private Vehicle Certification without the vehicle being data-dotted and after that would not think about giving me a...
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    Re: Vehicle Police Clearance

    The administrators should make this a sticky in the Zambia or Zimbabwe Forums. There are piles of information and discussions on the subject in those forums, especially Zambia. The short answer is...
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    Grips, Being from Kathu you know these roads well. In May coming back from KTP I wanted to use the tar on the Botswana side, so I went through the border at Middelputs, then to Van Zyls Rust and then...
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    Re: Was Lead Crystal a Scam ?

    I have had my Deltec LC 100 Ahr in the back of my Cruiser since beginning 2013 and have done Tanzania (once) and Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kgalagadi a couple of times with some really poor roads....
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    travellers cheques-where to cash

    I discovered some travellers cheques from a previous trip I did some years ago and phoned the bank to cash them. According to the bank they do not handle or cash cheques anymore. It is Thomas Cook...
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    Re: Pula bank notes

    When in Botswana in July 2019 they would not accept Pulas that one of my sons still had from a previous visit. When going through some old travel files I discovered some old Pulas that I never used,...
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