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    Re: Posting photos of rhino

    The rule applied now in all conservation and academic papers is that NO locations of rhinos and other endangered species vulnerable to poachers are posted. GPS metadata etc is removed when it is...
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    Re: Sandwich Maker

    George Foreman are the best - they last forever, and you can do burger patties etc on them as well. We bought ours when our kids were in pre-school and it is still going strong 20 years later, gets...
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    Re: fishing reel repairs.

    Contact the guys at Fred Tuckers (Tucker's Tackle) in Diep River, Cape Town, 021 715 5626 or [email protected]
    They will either stock what you need, or be able to refer you to the right...
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    Re: Outlander locking solution needed

    Leave the key fob at home and just take the metal key with you - that's what I did when we had the Outlander and I needed to put the metal key in my wetsuit (ie lock the car with the fob, walk away,...
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    Re: Looking for a small bubble level

    It might help if you told us what you want it for.
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    Re: Cape Town eateries suggestions

    For excellent food combined with wonderful settings, two recommendations:
    Blowfish at Dolphin Beach Hotel, Blouberg - if the south easter is blowing, there will be hundreds of kite surfers out with...
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    Re: Tent advice

    My experience is to avoid nylon tents with room partitions like the plague, they are a huge hassle to put up, and are prone to tearing. We stupidly bought one for a two-month Mozambique trip and gave...
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    Re: Guest house with Long term option

    Pinelands, Mowbray, Rosebank, Rondebosch are all a short drive on the M5 to Paarden Eiland as well. Busy in rush hour, but out of rush hour it takes me five minutes from Little Mowbray to Paarden...
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    Re: Overnight camp

    Um, your geography is a little bit out. Paarl to Laingsburg via Knysna? Pretty route...
  10. Thread: Molteno?

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    Re: Molteno?

    Great place if you are into flyfishing for trout and Ouma rusks.
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    Re: Looking for a small bubble level

    Levelling a camera tripod? Professional video tripods have them built in.
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    Re: Hesitation on first Rev/pull away

    I know very little about the Pajero Sport having only just bought one (also a 3.2 diesel), but there may be a hint in this statement of yours: "... a little heavy on juice".
    We've found our Paj...
  13. Re: Where to buy 12v solar panel in South Africa/ Namibia?

    Hi Nick, Camp & Climb (two branches in Cape Town, forum member Dogbert) stock solar blankets. Have a look here.
  14. Re: Fishing in Cape Town area and surrounds

    Best thing to do is to join the Sealine fishing forum.
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    Re: Stopover outside CKGR

    Pete and Sue Morrie on the forum have a campsite which is near Letlhakane. Have a look here.
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    Yes. Exactly that. Best to practice fitting it to the rim in advance, and carry a tarp to do it on so that you don't get sand or other debris into the tyre (or watch a YouTube video, or even better,...
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    Just carry a repair kit and a spare casing, not the whole tyre and rim. Sod's Law is that if you don't, you'll shred a tyre and not be able to find a replacement.
  18. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    As mentioned, no problem self-driving around McBrides - get Chris to draw you a sketch map of the tracks.
    Re Ruaha - windy.com (our go-to weather site for very accurate weather - zoom in to your...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    I'm terribly sorry if I offended you. But my hands are as sensitive as your soul. I take my lead from the bikers, "all the gear, all the time", and that means leather gloves whenever handling...
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    Re: 2005 Pajero 3.2 DID LWB

    Hi Mike, and welcome. I've just been through the same exercise, and got some excellent advice from the Pajero fundis on this thread.
    We ended up buying a low kilometre 2010 Pajero Sport with the...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    If the shoe fits....
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    Best advice of the lot for overlanding, the snide, sarcastic, uninformed responses notwithstanding. Leather gloves are standard overlanding equipment for handling all equipment, working around the...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    To answer the OP's question, which is how long do the UNUSED components last - I don't have a definitive answer, but I buy new ones for every major trip, and keep the previous trip's bits and bobs as...
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    Re: Restoring Land Rover Costs

    Tip for those looking for genuine LR Series parts: Go on a road trip through East Africa and check in every village that has a vehicle spares duka (shop) - and there are lots of them. You will find...
  25. Re: Advice needed on planning to buy and build a 4X4 for my Bots and Africa trips

    Wow, that is a lot of kit and a lot of weight. I would seriously recommend that you do a shakedown trip with basic kit first, then decide what you actually need. We have never found a winch or...
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    Re: Solar Lights - Outdoor Home Use??

    Don't just look at what is on the shelves - they have all sorts of stuff not on display (the Cape Town branch, anyway), explain what you are looking for and then have a look at their catalogue.
  27. Re: KIA Service - Northern Suburbs, Cape Town

    Not quite Northern Suburbs, Pinelands - Car Smart in Ndabeni/Pinelands are excellent. They do all brands, but specialise in Renault and Kia. The owner, Andrew Kendon, is a great guy. They look after...
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    Re: Solar Lights - Outdoor Home Use??

    If you have an AC/DC Express anywhere near you, they stock a very good range of solar lights, Chinese generics but branded AC/DC - I have several which I use for camping, around the house etc,...
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    Re: Best all round suv.

    As a die-hard Land Rover person (see my signature) I have just sold my Land Rover 110 V-eight after 20 years and 160,000km of overlanding, and another 15 years of overlanding all over Africa before...
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    Re: Mushingashi

    Mushingashi is not easy to get hold of. Darrell Watt was in charge there, but I see when I Google his name that there is/was a case in the Lusaka High Court underway with him taking on Mushingashi,...
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    Re: Geyserwise vs Geyserworx

    We have had a Geyserwise system for years (since the early days of loadshedding) and their back-up service is excellent. The system is user-friendly and relatively simple to programme. Can't comment...
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    Re: What Roof Bars - Prado 120

    We have Thule on one of our vehicles and Holdfast (locally made) on the other, and both are equally good. The Thules are more expensive as they are imported from Sweden. Have a look at the Holdfast...
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    Re: Pajero Sport 2010 tyre question

    Thanks, I gather that, but my main worry is their durability and capability in remote bush situations, where tyres are one of the most crucial pieces of vehicle equipment. We'll be taking the Sport...
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    Pajero Sport 2010 tyre question

    Hi all, very chuffed and proud new owner of an immaculate 2010 3.2l Pajero Sport with just 124,000km on the clock. Took it away for the weekend, and did a mix of tar, gravel and a bit of proper...
  35. Re: January visit - where to camp in the rainy season?

    Some of my best times in Zimbabwe at the height of the rainy season have been in the Nyanga National Park, the Chimanimanis and at Bvumba Gardens (not sure if the delightful little campsite with its...
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