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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    That is great news nightshift. We will be visiting Gonarezhou and Hwange in July for a 3 week trip. Our only concern at this time is the availability of petrol and diesel as we exit Gona on our way...
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    Re: Ongeluksnek and Maphooaneng passes

    Thank you all! I now have a pretty good idea of how to approach the trip with Resthaven a likely base.
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    Ongeluksnek and Maphooaneng passes

    Your advice please!

    I would like to (around Easter) break away from Port Edward area and drive the above passes. It appears as if there is no border control with Lesotho if travelling fom south to...
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    Ongeluks nek and Maphooaneng passes

    Your advice please!

    I would like to (around Easter) break away from Port Edward area and drive the above passes. It appears as if there is no border control with Lesotho if travelling fom south to...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    [QUOTE=Chris B;4092038]

    Yes Chris we were 2 boskrieke with the same mods and both used the van's spare wheel on the Cruiser at some point in time close to Luanda and both arrived safely back in...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    I obviously meant LC200 !!;D
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Spot on, Problems of the past have been solved for a while already. My LC220 rims (17") with 2,5 ton axle on Baobab so far without problems but limited km though, Boskriek with same after 20 000km...
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    Re: Bush Lapa owners list

    Hilux please add:

    BL1601, Baobab,3 bed,prev boskriek 780,Andries & Hannelie Brink, Stofstreep2,South Africa,Gauteng, Pretoria, Baileys Mucleneuk,Toyota LC 200

    Thanks
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    Re: Your top multi day 4x4 routes

    Interesting thread!
    I have done both 4x4 routes in the KNP and please don't expect a challenge of any kind. I will definitely not recommend the KNP routes if you are searching for a challenge.

    In...
  10. Re: Advice on Great Zimbabwe (ruins) visit

    Thank you for the great feedback!
    It is clear that the area deserves a 1 night stop over and I will change our trip accordingly.
  11. Advice on Great Zimbabwe (ruins) visit

    I wish to visit the ruins enroute from Gonarezhou to Hwange via Buluwayo. Although we will overnight in Bulawayo I would like to know if it will be enough time if we stop over for 2-3 hours at the...
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Sorry CarloG but I missed your post. No coordinates but the only campsite at the top of the pass
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Ek het dieselfde conversion gedoen om my boskriek en 200 Cruiser op dieselfde bande te kry. Het Angola gedoen 6 maande terug en geen probleme gehad nie. Bushlapa het my 2 weke gelede gebel om hubs te...
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    Best satelite phone?

    I would like to know what is being regarded as the top sat phone on the market at present. The most important factor being the best reception where ever you are.

    Your views will be appreciated.
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    Re: Camp security

    Any positive feedback on the use of kamp-oog?
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    Re: Camp security

    Thanks for all the valuable contributions and references and ideas.
    I did not want to name the camp site as I was informed by them that they are in the process of erecting spotlights to lit up the...
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    Re: Can I run my fridge overnight?

    Lou07, in my books there is only one way and that is the right way - leave your car battery for what it is intended for and get yourself an alternative power source to run other equipment.
    It is not...
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    Camp security

    My family recently camped at a neat camping facility in the Limpopo province about 90 minutes from Pretoria. We were robbed of all valuables after going to bed at 11h00. The most disturbing fact was...
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    Re: Camp Kwando or Nambwa camp?

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. I think we wil give Nambwa a try....
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    Re: Camp Kwando or Nambwa camp?

    The 4th week will be through the Caprivi and obviously the above question relates to the Caprivi ;D
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    Camp Kwando or Nambwa camp?

    Iam planning a 3 week trip through Bots in July 2018 and will say over for 1-2 days in the camp kwando/Nambwa region. Are there any members that can share their preference between theses 2 camp sites?
  22. Thread: Campsites

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    Re: Campsites

    You can't go wrong with Kalahari Rest Lodge
  23. Re: Towing a trailer/caravan through Doodsakker

    Axelmo,
    I am sorry that I only pick up your thread now but for what it,s worth we did Angola in Aug/September with a group of 4 - all towing off road caravans ( 2x boskrieke,1xConqueror companion...
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Bennie,

    whilst on the normal bad roads (gravel and potholed tar) I had my vehicle tires on 1.8 and my BL on 2.2
    In sandy areas and through the death acre we went to 1.1 all around.
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Not so sure. With my homework to date I think the BF's will get the nod the next round. Expected more from Coopers both from a product and after sales service perspective.
    I think the AT will be...
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Climbingnut,
    Of the 10 tires 4 guys had one each and one unfortunate mate got 6! only 4 of 10 on the vehicles while 6 were on the Conquerors. The type of damage ranged from normal punctures, 2...
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Good questions Nys!
    BL did well and never got stuck in the sand but I have again learned that with these debates one important matter are the key to the final answer and that is driver capability....
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    Re: Bush lapa owner questions - help

    Had no problem to date with fridge slide but also got a telescopic arm (similar to tent poles) made by Romeo from All Outdoors which I use when standing more than one day in the same place. Done as a...
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Donovan, I went with my Coopers st max with about 15000 km on the clock. I posted a thread last year under the tyre section titled " if you think Coopers, think again" and will not open that debate...
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    Angola Trip Report Aug 2017

    I have submitted a visual trip report on our recent trip which can be found in the Trailers,caravans,towing section and titled "Caravan through Angola's death acre"
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    I have compiled a brief trip report as promised and ended up converting it to be more of a visual journey. It probably rates average at best but gives some idea of our route and experiences and...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    As trotse eienaar van boskriek 780 het ek na ons onlangse Angola trip n paar aspekte geidentifiseer wat ek sal wil aanspreek op die Boskriek waarvan die grootste punt die behoefte is aan groter...
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Dangermouse I will see if I can get around to place a brief trip report with further photo's when I return from my business trip abroad middle Sept. I will aim for 30 Sept - watch this space....
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Yes David we were 4 diesel 200 VX cruisers ranging from a 2009 to a 2015 model. Two were towing BL boskrieke, one a Conqueror Commander and the other a Conqueror Companion. Our guide Martin did not...
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    Re: Caravan through Angola's death acre

    Stan we did follow that route indeed, very tough towing and took 2 full days from Kunune mouth to Ruacana border post. The team of 4 were however ready for the challenge and we did not forget to also...
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