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  1. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Phew Del, that sounds like plenty PT but interesting. Please report back on your return from CKGR.
  2. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    The 76 series 4,2D is indeed thirsty. I have a 185L long range tank, but all the major camps in Kruger have fuel stations - at something of a premium price. I needed to fill up in the park, but made...
  3. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    For some idiotic reason I find myself unable to edit my PDF as linked in my original post. I would like to provide the information on driving distances covered on the last page of the PDF print.
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  4. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    Thanks John for a feelgood post and also Tony, your return to “The Game Reserve” is long overdue. Start in the north!
  5. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    Tony I dare to say that you will be amazed how little some things have changed, really olde worlde and not just from lack of maintenance. Underrated!
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    Re: Hi community!

    Bon jour and bienvenue. It is always fantastic to have those from foreign shores adding their perspective. There are also far too few women contributing. Make yourself at home and please be an active...
  7. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    Thanks, in fact a whole pint:rolleyes:.
    Your query has induced me to research properly. There are two species of bush babies in South Africa. The commoner is the thick-tailed bush baby. Less common...
  8. TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    This report will mainly be of interest to those newer to camping and the Kruger NP. However visiting and mainly camping in Kruger during the recent extensive rains and times of travel and social...
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    Re: Baviaans Report

    Thanks Marius, love Baviaans.
  10. Re: Tyre advice for Landcruiser 76 series wanted

    No tubes I would think, you cannot repair their punctures yourself with the widely used tyre puncture repair kits and plugs.
  11. Thread: Zanzibar

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    Re: Zanzibar

    Botswanadreams, there must be plenty to tell about being in a special campsite at Lake Ndutu in February during the peak wildebeest calving period. Please share all with us deprived and frustrated...
  12. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    I have a vague recollection of a dramatic death.

    I remember seeing the green Penduka International truck carrying all their camping equipment on my first visit to Moremi in about 1993 I think....
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    Re: Basecamp/Google Earth "Training"

    Always have been wanting to learn more about Basecamp/Google Earth and routing. Purely self taught and am sure there are very many useful tricks that I am ignorant about. Add me please!
  14. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Yes Rod, Isak Barnard.

    Of further interest concerning the Barnard family, their ancestor was the famous ivory hunter and poacher Stephanus Cecil Rutgert Barnard, better known by his Shangane...
  15. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Of interest will be this Facebook report posted today. See this link on the DriveBots Facebook page. You will probably have to join the group first if already a Facebook subscriber.
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  16. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Del, Penduka Safaris are still operational and still run by the same Barnard family, the son Willem is running the show now. Perhaps try contacting Willem via www.pendukasafaris.com Please let us...
  17. Re: Namibia's fairy circles mystery finally solved

    Interesting link thanks Tony. I think the jury may still be out.
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    Re: Rubber duck trip down Orangeriver

    Piet du Toit, like all others contributing on this thread, I am so pleased you survived this ordeal. Thanks for posting, lessons to be learnt by all of us. Keep well!
  19. Thread: Nxai pans

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    Re: Nxai pans

    In total agreement.
  20. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Contributing my thoughts on this very pertinent thread, rather late but have been away (locally :)).

    I too am really itchy to do some extensive overland traveling again in Africa. Would have...
  21. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    My personal views: Hope they help.

    Vehicle fuel. A 180l tank is pretty good and I think will give you up to a 1,000km range. For our long trip we also carried 4 jerry cans - another 80l and only...
  22. Re: How are you documenting your travels?

    With the type of trip you describe you must surely be using Tracks4Africa as your GPS program and Basecamp as your laptop operating system :confused:? On Basecamp you can map out your daily route and...
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    Re: The Kruger National Park picture thread

    I will also post some pics as we have succumbed to cabin fever and are leaving for Kruger on Sat (6/02) for 19 days, mainly camping and towards the north. Plenty of vacancies when booking. Please...
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    Re: What would you choose as your overlander

    Sorry Johan, not wanting to be contradictory but for the record we experienced exceptionally few (if any) African campsites that did not allow vehicles or trailers onto their campsites. This was a...
  25. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Tron, in fact I completely agree with your post. However, back and forth from south to north and then almost back again, might not be everybody's cup of tea.

    Sorry if I have caused confusion for...
  26. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    There have been some more excellent and relevant posts.

    As the African version of the Covid pandemic is proceeding, there is indeed a risk of interference in travels. Whether it be border...
  27. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    I agree completely with Ortelius. These are amongst the best months to visit both Liuwa and Kasanka. Just in case the rains are less than usual look at booking camping in the north of Liuwa as well,...
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    Re: Moremi advice please

    I agree with Pat, I would divide my time between Third Bridge, Xakanaxa and Savuti. Would definitely not consider leaving out Savuti, but such are opinions, they will differ.

    I have never stayed...
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    Re: Quick trip | Maltehohe Lilies

    Thanks Gert, have been past these lily fields but never when flowering. Hopefully sometime?
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Not sure why you have had difficulties, I (of all people) was accepted as a member at first attempt a couple of years ago. Worth while trying again methinks. There is much you could contribute.
  31. Re: Comments on Bundutop rooftop tent on a 2003 Prado VX

    Grips, really the Alucab units are as durable as hell. Incidentally they can also be mounted slightly to the rear, or even forward I think, to give you room for packing things like wood, jerry cans,...
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    Riekertb, if you are looking for optimal months to explore Zambia, I would not look at arriving in Zambia before the beginning of June. This is because after anything like an average rainy season,...
  33. Re: Comments on Bundutop rooftop tent on a 2003 Prado VX

    I inspected a fitment of semi-flexible solar panels at the workshop of R and D Offroad (https://www.randdoffroad.com/) in Brackenfell, Cape Town a couple of years ago and had quite a detailed chat to...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Personally I would not do a prolonged East African trip until 2022, because of unpredictable Covid regulations and localized flareups, until vaccination is more common place and I myself had been...
  35. Re: Comments on Bundutop rooftop tent on a 2003 Prado VX

    I am very happy with solar panels mounted on my Alucab RTT. As already said, the panels charge as you move about in the sun and later in the afternoon/evening can park in the shade. One does need to...
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