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    Re: BorderX Extreme

    I have seen this caravan in real life in Centurion and it looks even better than on paper….nice wide
    entrance door , great awning…..and the manufacturer is open for modifications during
    the build…I...
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    Re: Ihaha Campsite advice

    Hi Henk,

    I cannot help with 1 & 2…….but…:

    * # 7. Very open, small….and no shade
    * # 8 . Probably the best….big …with lots of shade….short walk to ablutions….but….
    very close...
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    Re: Best route to Mabua?

    I kind off agree with Mike….your detour through Kimberley and up the A2 will probably
    lead you to Sekoma, from where you would have to use the cut-line route to the gate. You
    will probably have to...
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    Re: Khwai Community

    Hi there,

    Yes we did……everybody so focussed on the COVID issues , paid no attention
    to anything else…no road blocks , no stops even at vet fences going North.

    Traveling South, we had to exit...
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    Re: Khwai Community

    Hi Dupie,

    Recently returned from Botswana trip…..
    1. We had no issues with meat/veggies travelling north….south will be an issue if stopped
    2. No restrictions on movement, waved through at all...
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    Re: Covid Rules when visiting the Kgalagadi

    Good morning, if you enter and exit at Twee Rivieren, you will only need one PCR test on entrance day. Botswana will complete
    rapid test anyway on arrival. Then you are free to travel within the...
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    Re: Cross Border Phones in Botswana

    This is exactly the solution….works really well….

    …...purchase local simcard at most garages
    ……register by following the instructions on simcard packaging
    …..purchase additional airtime...
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    Re: Latest on travel restrictions in Bots

    That is correct….rapid test on all arrivals in Botswana….15 min wait for results….hopefully then you are good to go. If test is positive, isolation for 14 days ….and they will select the place….not...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Hi Dylan, that would be great….interested in condition of gravel roads for towing as well as
    sections of the C20 that are now tarred.

    Please send info through when you have a moment after the...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Good morning, we are travelling to Gobabis in October this year and was wondering about road conditions on the route noted by you above. Could you advise on this option compared to the tarred road...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    Hi there, then the battle is half won….agree with all posts on tyre pressure….one word of caution..having just completed that trip, do not underestimate the portion of road between GHOHA gate and...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    Good morning, I have to ask…..are you towing, or just the vehicle?
  13. Re: Kgalagadi Botswana - routes & road conditions

    I hope that someone can answer some questions that I have about Kgalagadi, Botswana side, please:


    How far is it from Kang to Mabuasehube Gate? Does the route take you all the way to the SA...
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    Re: Camping spots close to Gaborone

    I am led to believe that MOKOLODI Nature Reserve is an exciting prospect....camping there
    in July.
  15. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Ons het sopas vir Mei 2022 bespreek...besprekings maak oop by call centres 1 Julie in jou geval...online bookings eers 2 Julie...Nossop kampering was reeds vol binne 15 minute ( 07 h 45), vir die...
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    Re: How smooth is your 10 speed Automatic?

    Hi,

    And there I thought I was the only one......I have the new Bi-Turbo Everest and if it was a manual , I
    would have sworn that the clutch is slipping......The pull away is like an old toppie...
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    Re: Botswana Border Posts

    List under Botswana section....heading “ Border posts in Botswana “...post #5
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    If the school holidays give you enough time , and you can find space , September would be my call
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    100% agree with you, skip RSA entry completely....enter and exit at East Gate. That link road is not worth the time or effort. Save time and get extra 2 nights in camp...we prefer Mpayathutlwa
  20. Re: GT Libra vs. Imagine Trailvan vs. Invader Quattro

    A mate of mine recently got a CHOBE TEC caravan......new model in their range....might
    be worth looking at.
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    Re: Central Kalahari National Park

    Good morning, We have just made our final payment to BOTSWANA FOOTPRINTS for our trip to CENTRAL........Seamless
    booking, easy payment..........waiting for vouchers to be delivered via courier....
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    Re: Rooiputs and Mpaya

    Just returned from 4 nights at #6 Rooiputs.....no water available....did not check
    other sites.
  23. Thread: Covid Testing

    by FransBR
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    Re: Covid Testing

    We have just returned from Rooiputs, in / out at Twee Rivieren. The official position is that you would require
    a 72hr valid PCR test for entrance procedures at the Botswana desk, and we promptly...
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    Re: Camping accommodation near Ondangwa/Eenhana

    Hi Erwin,

    Would you be able to advise me on the road conditions between Eenhana and Rundu ? On my
    maps there appear to be some gaps in the road, especially the last 50 km on the C45 travelling...
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    Re: A positive Mozambique experience

    I can relate to your experience.....14 days of bliss at Jeff's Palm Lodge....we knew the borders will be problamatic,so we planned properly and all safe back in RSA. We had a wonderfull time and will...
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    It is there....Gazette nr 43577

    Paragraph 4
    (b)
    (e )
    (iv)
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    So I finally got to drive the New Defender in Stellenbosch.
    I have to declare that I am a firm believer that this is the real Discovery 5 so
    my comments are based on the comparison to the Discovery...
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    Looks more like the Discovery Sport on the right....not the D5...#11



    "This is part of the problem, the New Defender is more Discovery than Defender and the new Discovery is more Range Rover...
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    Re: Kgalagadi to Mabua road prep.

    I agree with all the posts above, but I have to emphasize that the corrugation of the road is not for the faint hearted...we sustained damaged to all three vehicles in our group on that route.It
    was...
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    Re: Zero freezer 2nd hand

    If you have space to pack it....and you stay is extended to a few nights in one spot, it is still a go-to option for me...many
    times my ZERO had to save the camp mates from dead batteries.....

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    Re: CKGR after LOCKDOWN: Trip Report.

    Thank you Pat, we cannot wait to get back there in 2021. Just a question on your evaluation of the campsites....what is
    your thoughts on CKSUN02 vs CKSUN01 as preferred campsites ?

    Tx

    Frans
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    Re: KTP Rooiputs und Polentswa bookings

    You can also contact Kelly at Botswana Footprints....bookings will probably open in August 2020




    QUOTE=jpsp61;4342323]A big hello from Switzerland

    I am planing a trip to the South of...
  33. Re: List of OFF Road Caravan/Trailer Manufacturers

    Have a look at the new BORDER X ( EXTREME ). It ticks all the blocks in my book. No clutter, easy set up and lighter than most.

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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    This weekend first time at BALIESGAT , Ceres
  35. Re: Mabuasehube to Nossab travel and camping advice

    Good day, putting plans together for a trip which includes the Kgalagadi, South Africa and Botswana. Will be towing the Comfortvan. Some advice please:



    Road from Nossab Camp to ...
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