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  1. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    Awesome report as usual Stan!

    I was interested to hear you refer to the thick-tailed bush baby as rare? My experience has been that they are fairly common unless the specie I know of as a...
  2. Thread: Nxai pans

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    Re: Nxai pans

    Between Baines and South camps I would take South Camp. One can very easily view the baobabs on the way in or out as you virtually go right past them. Yes one loses the sunrise / sunset over the...
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    Re: Best RTT for 2021?

    Another light clamshell

    https://www.customleisuretech.co.za/product/quick-pitch-roof-top-tent

    +-50kg including mattress
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    Re: The Kruger National Park picture thread

    A couple from our August trip, our photos tend to be more along the lines of proof of what we saw rather than any artistic skill. I do apologize for seeing some of these on a tar road, I understand...
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    Re: Best RTT for 2021?

    Asking which is the best RTT is a bit like asking what is the best car.

    It depends on your priorities. If price is the determining factor its probably Tentco seeing as they are the cheapest. If...
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    As someone who is vertically challenged I hate setting up awnings so I would be interested to know which caravan offers an easier set up?

    BL seems to offer the best option but their vans are...
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    Re: KNP: Lower Sabie camp closed

    For a thread entitled KNP there sure is a lot about fixing broken records::)
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    Re: Isuzu or Ranger

    One year and 60k km younger, R21 000 cheaper I would definitely go for the Ford
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    Re: National Luna 90 Liter Twin Cooling issues

    I disagree, both my fridges have no problem getting down to -20. I don't set them this low when on a trip but running on 220v before leaving and whilst driving I'll turn the temp down and they will...
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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    That is a very old image, if I recall it was actually in Aus somewhere?
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    Re: Bottle Hydraulic Jacks

    For those of us who buy a tool like a hydraulic jack for a once a year emergency Adendorffs can seldom be beat. Decent quality at good prices
  12. Re: Beginner bird finding checklist for Kgalagadi

    I'm not sure if Newmans still does the book but they used to have a Birds by Colour version which was excellent for a newbie birder like my wife. If the bird had black and white speckles you could go...
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    Test Driving a Caravan

    I might be in the market for a small caravan or trailer and will be going to look at 2 in the course of the week. Aside from personal preferences on tent set up etc what should one look out for?
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    Re: National Luna - 220v Side Issue

    This thread must be fake news. I'm reliably informed that National Luna fridges cannot have issues.


    I rest my case::)::)
  15. Re: Looking to buy older 4x4 vehicle. Need advice.

    Wife and 3 kids and you aren't concerned about NCAP ratings ..... okaaaaaay:o

    Bullbars etc do little to nothing in an MVA.
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    Re: Will I enjoy it/is it worth it

    Why not rent one for a weekend to see if you do enjoy it?

    It seems bizarre to fork out caravan money having never camped? Unless you enjoy paying school fees
  17. Re: Looking to buy older 4x4 vehicle. Need advice.

    Sorry to be that guy but if you can't afford the repayments on a new polo you can't afford a 4x4:(

    Everything is more expensive with large 4x4s. Tyres, batteries, oil changes etc heck even a car...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    I would recommend sticking to just 2 campsites.

    My advice would be 3 nights Kori or Sunday Pan (CKSUN03 /04 have fantastic views). Both would give fairly easy access to the other so you would be...
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    Re: hunting vs camping in Botswana

    Firstly it seems you have an ethical/moral problem with hunting. If this is the case but you still eat store bought meat then lets just all agree to move along because there will be no reasoning with...
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    Re: Will I enjoy it/is it worth it

    Something to keep in mind is that if you are 33 you probably don't have an EB license necessary to tow a caravan or reasonable sized trailer.
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    Re: Will I enjoy it/is it worth it

    I'll confess I am NOT passionate about camping at all! But I am passionate about the second part of your post which is why we "put up" with camping. I would NEVER go to an Aventura or ATKV or any of...
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    Re: Will I enjoy it/is it worth it

    The other thing is that comfort is always a trade off against cost and set up time / weight.

    Some of the monster caravans are probably very comfortable but towing them is a mission. Then there is...
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    Re: Will I enjoy it/is it worth it

    You pretty much wont get away from ablutions in the world of camping. If that is a non-starter then I would say camping / caravanning is probably not for you.

    It will also depend where you want to...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    Also beware of over-analyzing the trip. Provided you do some research as you have done you will almost certainly have a fantastic time. Each person commenting has a slightly different thought process...
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    Re: Good quality every day handyman toolset

    The Mastercraft sets are nice but I think once one gets into the realm of looking at micro screw drivers etc you have to accept that there wont be an all in one kit.

    I have this one which has most...
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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    This is a short summary from https://isimangaliso.com/newsflash/south-africas-largest-wetland-rehabilitation-project-achieves-important-milestone/

    Background InformationFor several decades, dredge...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    I agree with Stan. For me Khama is a bit overrated, their rates are very high for not fantastic facilities. Its a relatively small park and you could virtually drive the whole place in 2 game drives....
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    Re: Snowmaster vs National Luna 230/12v

    Exactly!

    Driving along I can check that the fridge is functioning properly without pulling over and scrambling around the canopy to see what is happening.

    Even better is the remote alarm if the...
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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    Im not sure Isimangaliso can open the mouth from a legal perspective.

    Some years ago the cane farmers sought an order compelling Isimangaliso to open the mouth to prevent the river rising and...
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    Re: Snowmasrer 21L travel buddy fridge-freezer

    I concede I havent seen the 21l in person but generally the size difference between 20l and 40l is fairly small seeing as the compressor is the same on both units. The compressor is what actually...
  31. Re: Ford Ranger 2013 DC 4x4 3,2 Fuel Consumption

    My auto gets around 11l/100km in town and drops to around 10l on a long journey.

    With RTT it goes up to between 11 & 12 wind dependent.

    Driving the thick sand in Makgadigadi & Nxai pan I had...
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    Custom Leisure Tech (& I'm sure others) make a RTT which can work either as a normal clam shell or pop up at both ends to give a similar effect to the Tommy camper. I wonder whether this could be...
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    Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Nope he has said he is building another troopy
  34. Re: Kruger Summary of Favorite/Recommended Camp Locations

    ::)::)
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    Not sure about recently but his source of the Okavango trip is definitely more than a month. Other trips I can think of are his trip to Malawi with his daughter, possibly the Canning trip, close...
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