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    Dinokeng reserve open??

    Hi guys:) Anybody know if Dinokeng is now open for camping?

    I saw on Dinokeng facebook that places are allowed to open if they so wish.

    We really really need to be doing a bit of different...
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    Re: Gravel road Van Zylsrus to Askam

    Thanks Moskam, maybe i will survive it! Since i have a preference to gravel roads on my travels i have had to contend with missing parts on the cruiser - including 2 headlights, an aerial and...
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    Re: Gravel road Van Zylsrus to Askam

    Many thanks for your advice:)
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    Gravel road Van Zylsrus to Askam

    Hi guys:)

    Anybody out there can advise on the state of the gravel road between Vanzylsrus and Askam? Along the Kuruman river. Is it hellishly corrugated??

    Many thanks
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    Change of bookings due to COVID

    Hi there:)

    Just to let you know that the DWNP, and the 2 ladies managing the reservation desk, were very helpful in taking note of my booking for May and for August and will change them to 2021....
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    Re: Garth Owen-Smith RIP

    Thanks Mike - that is my best "Lockdown" travel adventure. Looking forward to the days we can just pack and go! I hope Garth's legacy lives on an we can get there and experience it all soon.
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    Re: Some specific questions

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing We are allowed a little leeway;D
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    Re: Garth Owen-Smith RIP

    Thank you for a great tribute, Tony.
    An Arid Eden has pride of place on our book shelf!
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    Re: Some specific questions

    Hi Guys
    Peter, I hope things work out for you. Unless the economy starts opening up soon, what ever the health costs, it is going to be devastating for all of us.
    Planning is a great way to spend...
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    Re: Letiahau, Piper Pan and Xaxa January 2015

    Hi Peter
    It is nice to share.
    Those Namaqua doves are still driving me crazy but I have the occasional partial successes:). When I get it right, I will post!
    When you do pass through Xaxa be sure...
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    Re: Some specific questions

    [QUOTE=mvcoller;4368290]T4A shows two possible villages on the route. Both numbers 6 & 14 on the map are indicated as villages. As far as I know only the bushmen would (and could) have villages here....
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

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    Re: Some specific questions

    Thanks Ross
    Also went through 2011 - so must have forgotten about it!
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    Re: Some specific questions

    Hi Peter
    I think you need to consider some"ifs and buts".
    Such as where you start in Kutse for the journey, what time of year/seasonal conditions.
    We have only done it once with some very...
  15. Thread: Sekoma Fuel

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    Re: Sekoma Fuel

    There is a fuel station near the A2/A20 junction in Secoma. Spoke to Heather just now (see my post on Border closures) who confirms fuel is available
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    Border Closures - alternate accommodation

    Most of the smaller border posts exiting RSA have been closed and only Ramatlabama, Kopfontein and Martin's Drift open as far as I know.
    I was chatting to Heather Strumpher, who runs guest...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    What a great thread!
    I went to see a friend's load shedding installation - no power to geysers, stoves, ac units etc but still cost R 120 000 (about R 60 000 for the Lithium ion batteries). Not much...
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    I am humbled, Hedgehog - so pleased to share amazing experiences. Dum vivimus , vivamus!
    Stan, coming from you as the doyen of our forum, maybe I deserve those two stripes;D
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Some final images.
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Marie se Draai waterhole south of Nossub is also a good to spot "park off" and see what happens. We went early morning, but have seen comment that is a great late afternoon spot for photography....
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Cubitjie Quap waterhole is a good early morning spot a short drive north of Nossub Camp. Shortly after arriving a brownie appeared, coming north up the road, and had a good drink. Before he was...
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Keith has given details of the Polentswa Trail road conditions. think four years of drought and maybe more vehicles on the trail has taken its toll. From 4 years ago, when 4L was only needed once or...
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    Vetgat meets Vetkoek

    Yes, Vetgat meets Vetkoek. Chris and I stayed in Twee Rivieren to watch the SF against Wales in the bar. We have got a good tip for visitors to the camp. When your side has beaten Wales at rugby, or...
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    You are welcome to decypher what is going on!

    https://youtu.be/IwPnuunpQMM
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Dear Keith
    You are probably wondering what has happened to us! Per usual we have been travelling - but now have some time to reflect on our trip, pull out the photographs and cross examine some of...
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Thanks Keith. We made a good team:) The vetgat Toere rocks!! What absolute fun and exhilaration cresting those dunes; although at times I really worried what would be damaged on the nomad with those...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Agree with shfish - Juvenile Tawny. Slit nostril, sturdy bill.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks guys, that snowy white plumage on chest and legs had me unsure. Not seen that before.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    What do you guys think?
    Images near Piper Pan waterhole CKGR.
    Size very large - chased a Bateleur off this perch.
    Underside totally white.
    Very fluffy white booties.
    Dark eyes - not yellow like...
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    Re: Ghanzi to Xade campsite travel time

    We just came out from Xade, so did what will be the last 25km you will be doing tomorrow. That was a little sandy and corrugated in places but easily do-able. look out for a couple of deep potholes...
  30. Deception Valley - looking back 4.5 Billion Years!

    Just got back from a two week excursion into the CKGR. Late August and early September was a great time for viewing the Milky Way and the night skies were incredible. I fiddled around with some...
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    Re: Do Not Start Overlanding Article

    My husband, Frank, totally related to your addiction - but in relation to me; a 62yr old female "bush-requirer" who is ill at home between trips!! I have some amazing solo trips into Mabuasahube and...
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    Re: Mapungubwe area bush camping

    tx most helpful:)
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    Re: CKGR on the way

    I was there a few weeks back and was most comfortable. Always stop here on way to CKGR from Johannesburg as next day not long till in the park. The only other option is Khama Rhino Sanctuary, but...
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    Re: Makopong Cutline to Mabua

    My info from the Strumphers at Cornwall lodge is that there are locked gates on that route as they are now private farms!! Perhaps someone needs to see if we can make a detour around the fences as...
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    Re: Ckgr updates 2016

    reminds me of 2 years back when our cruiser felt like an amphibian vehicle.

    Remember to keep to the "road" and do not be tempted to veer off unless you can see a well marked escape route!! if you...
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