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  1. Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    That's very strange.

    The LEDLENSER product I purchased carries a 7 year warranty...
  2. Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    I got myself a LEDLENSER MH8 at the end of last year.

    I wanted a powerful, rechargeable headlamp, but without the massive power pack which usually come with it.

    The MH8 is exactly that. 400...
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    Re: FJ almost completed photos

    Your setup and installation looks super neat and practical. Definitely a job well done!
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    Thanks for the tips. Will definitely have a look at those suggested YouTube channels.
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I really want to get a Bialetti as soon as budget allows - definitely on the wish list - but for now I'm using a Woolies Fialetti Moka Pot. It works...but it leaks at the joint between the top and...
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    I'm well familiar with Witsand. That's basically where I first learnt to fish. Will try head back that way sometime soon.



    The plan, Corona willing, is to head to the Transkei in Easter. Would...
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    So you can't do this at the post office?

    This worries me a bit, because when travelling inter-provincial one that not always plan passing through cities and on week days. So it puts a massive...
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    You can tell by the massive Whoopi Goldberg smile how chuffed I am!!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200311/f8638d2bb65c0ed3d41becd39d653c42.jpg
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    Also excuse my ignorance, but what are the regulations regarding permits for fresh water fishing?

    I know for salt water you need to get a permit from the post office and that is then valid for a...
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    A bit far from East London, unfortunately.

    However, I'm planning a trip to the Transkei over Easter. Looking forward to some river/river mouth/sea combination fishing. That's why I'm trying to get...
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    Thanks for the input. Will go and look around for a few forums.



    I always thought of Fly Fishing as a bit of a rich man's fishing sport - not sure why. Maybe because if you go for great kit the...
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    Thank you. Will definitely go check them out!
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    Re: Reviving a love for fishing

    Thank you for this detailed feedback and input on gear! Greatly appreciated.
  14. Re: Driving along the outer edge around South Africa (along the coast and border)

    This looks like an absolutely EPIC trip! Man, what an adventure.

    Enjoy every moment, would love to follow it. Do you have an Instagram handle or are you planning on posting a trip report...
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    Reviving a love for fishing

    When I was little, I always use to go fishing with my dad and then leading up to my 20s I even did a solo fishing mission or two. Witsand was always one of my favourite sports.

    Earlier this year I...
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    Re: Portable Solar Unit

    Nice and practical setup Acydebyte! Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Portable Solar Unit

    This is exactly the type of thing I was thinking of. Thank you!
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    Re: Portable Solar Unit

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Would be great if you guys are able to share a picture or three of the setups.
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    Portable Solar Unit

    I'm looking at customising a portable solar "unit" (comprising of a Solar Power Charge Controller and then a Solar Panel) that can be moved between the trailer and the vehicle as trips dictate.

    I...
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    Re: 3.0 D4D Overlanding

    Thanks for the great input and mini review LMR!

    Nice to hear the feedback from both vehicles on a side by side comparison and with the trailer for good measure.

    When you're towing, are you just...
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    Re: Jurgens XT65 Bigger Wheels

    I’m not necessarily worried about load. More about the tyre getting shred to pieces when traveling remote areas were it won’t necessarily be “graded” dirt roads...
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    Re: Jurgens XT65 Bigger Wheels

    That's what I was afraid of...

    My issue with the 14 inch is that the availability of an offroad type tyre is almost non-existent. So now you're stuck with the road tyre. Not sure what your...
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    Jurgens XT65 Bigger Wheels

    Has anyone fitted or tried to fit bigger wheels to a Jurgens XT65?

    I know it comes standard with 14s but it would just make a lot more sense to me if one was able to fit 15s to it. Will also allow...
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    Re: 3.0 D4D Overlanding

    This is true without any reasonable doubt. Defenders are one of the greatest overlanders ever, proven over and over.

    I do think that their die HARD suspension and ample ground clearance play a...
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    Re: 3.0 D4D Overlanding

    Are their vehicles standard, from an engine/performance point of view?
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    3.0 D4D Overlanding

    Thanks for the feedback and input Candyman.



    This I totally agree with and can contest. I use to have a Ranger D/C a long time ago. And that was my biggest gripe with it. I didn’t have a fancy...
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    Re: 3.0 D4D Overlanding

    Don’t get me wrong...I like the Fortuner. I think it’s a great allrounder. However I have often felt that some extra space would be great.

    From a power perspective, overtaking could sometime...
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    3.0 D4D Overlanding

    So I’ve really been considering selling my Fortuner. I have 2 gripes; space and power. Or actually the lack of both.

    With my platkarre I use to go down the “warm maak” avenue but I would like to...
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    Re: Forum members on Instagram

    You'll find me at https://www.instagram.com/rboshoffza/

    I don't post as often as I would like, but I'm trying.
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    Good deal on a fridge

    Good Dometic fridge deal on TAL today for those in the market...

    https://www.takealot.com/dometic-cf-50-compressor-fridge-freezer-bundle/PLID32842563
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    Re: Malgas Pont

    My profile photo was actually taken at that exact pont...some 11 or so years ago...
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    Re: Malgas Pont

    That's the plan! Just don't want to drive all that way and get to a motor...
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    Malgas Pont

    With the closure of the Malgas pont looming ever closer, does anyone have an idea on a date or whether the old ferry is still operational till the end of October?

    Thinking of a last nostalgic trip...
  34. Re: New Retro Style Caravans - Is there not a HUGE Market here??

    “Retro” teardrop trailers are actually very popular in America. Especially with overlanders.

    One of the brands that make some great looking and functional teardrop trailers is Timerleaf...but at...
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    Re: Richtersveld route advice

    Hi Keith,

    Thank you so much for the detailed feedback and update on current state of the roads. Much appreciated!
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