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    Re: Vehicle Police Clearance

    In 2013 Centurion vehicle branch (does not exist anymore) would not give me a Private Vehicle Certification without the vehicle being data-dotted and after that would not think about giving me a...
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    Re: Vehicle Police Clearance

    The administrators should make this a sticky in the Zambia or Zimbabwe Forums. There are piles of information and discussions on the subject in those forums, especially Zambia. The short answer is...
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    Grips, Being from Kathu you know these roads well. In May coming back from KTP I wanted to use the tar on the Botswana side, so I went through the border at Middelputs, then to Van Zyls Rust and then...
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    Re: Was Lead Crystal a Scam ?

    I have had my Deltec LC 100 Ahr in the back of my Cruiser since beginning 2013 and have done Tanzania (once) and Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kgalagadi a couple of times with some really poor roads....
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    travellers cheques-where to cash

    I discovered some travellers cheques from a previous trip I did some years ago and phoned the bank to cash them. According to the bank they do not handle or cash cheques anymore. It is Thomas Cook...
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    Re: Pula bank notes

    When in Botswana in July 2019 they would not accept Pulas that one of my sons still had from a previous visit. When going through some old travel files I discovered some old Pulas that I never used,...
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    Re: Phoenix insurance Zambia

    We also bought at Phoenix at Chirundu. Their office is about 200m from customs buildings. They also close for an hour at lunchtime. Just remember to phone the numbers on their website to make sure...
  8. Re: Falling deeper and deeper in Love with Beautiful Zambia - Kafue NP and Busanga Pl

    Frank, Do you know how many vehicles and persons per campsite? Is it one vehicle, two persons?
    I see from Safari Vacations the lodges on the Plains are generally more than US$1000 pppn (R15000!) for...
  9. June/July 2019 Botswana, Zimbabwe,Zambia trip.

    Because of all the info I obtained here I must give some feedback of the June -July trip.We left on 14 June at about 05:00, travelled Lephalale,Vaalwater and arrived at Martins drift at 9:00. Cleared...
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    Re: Maramba Lodge Zambia

    Agree with Tony's evaluation. We camped there beginning of July 2019.
  11. Re: Preferred route Pretoria -Groblersbrug/Martins Drift

    Lekhubu943, Thank you.
    So it is Stockpoort- Makwate-Machaneng-Seleka-west of Sherwood (about 92 km)? Is the road usually in a reasonable condition?
    I drove Middelputs- Van Zylsrust- Hotazel about...
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    Re: Camping in Kariba Town

    Overlander2000, Thank you. We plan to be in Kariba Arr 22 Dept 23 and Mana Arr 23 Dept 26 June 2019. We managed to get bookings for the lodges at Mana Pools. I always wanted to stay there just once,...
  13. Re: Preferred route Pretoria -Groblersbrug/Martins Drift

    Anyone knows the present condition of the Stockpoort -Mahalapye gravel road. 80 km/hr?
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    Thank you all. I will then take the Vaalwater- Lephalale route. Dungbeetle, unfortunately I won't be able to buy biltong (meat) in RSA. It will also be too early. Any recommendations for biltong and...
  15. Re: Preferred route Pretoria -Groblersbrug/Martins Drift

    Thank you DC. We are two vehicles, not towing. I suppose Groblersbrug border is better than Stockpoort because it is all tar.
  16. Re: Chirundu Border procedure August 2018 arriving from Zimbabwe

    Very good information. I have made a copy! We are now probaly entering at Vic Falls ,back through Kariba and out again through Chirundu.
    Hope it will be more easy through Chirundu with a multiple...
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    Re: Border crossings Zimbabwe/Zambia.

    WillH, Thanks for this. It is now the first time I hear Interpol is also at Kazangula and require the Stolen Vehicle Certificate. We plan to enter at Vic Falls and then out again at Kariba and into...
  18. Preferred route Pretoria -Groblersbrug/Martins Drift

    I plan to leave for Botswana at about 05:00 on Friday. Which is the preferred route? Through Bella-Bella-Vaalwater- Lephalale or via Mokopane. T4A shows the Lephalale route.
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    I have now have my meat order at Palapye Spar confirmed. Apparently there are three Spars but one butcher supplies all. His name is Norman and his tel nr 0026771530997 (why more numbers I do not...
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    Re: Roys Camp to Livingstone.

    Tunshiyanshia (what does this difficult name means? Just curious -you don't have to answer).

    Thanks again. We last camped at your place in 2013 when Tom Jenkins was still there. We then took the...
  21. Re: Rivercruise in Kasane while camping at Ihaha

    TRON, Thank you. We are staying at Senyati with the specific purpose of doing a road trip in the Chobe park along the river road with our own vehicles in the morning after paying the park fees for...
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    Re: Camping in Kariba Town

    Any more recent information on Warthogs and Lomagundi camping. We just want to stay over one night on our way to Mana Pools. Four adults and two primary school children. We stayed at MOTH (2008?) but...
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    Re: Roys Camp to Livingstone.

    Tunshiyanshia,Thank you very much for this valuable information, We are then going to enter the Spinal Road from the M9 at about 12:00 and travel to Hippo Bay camp. The next morning to Dumdumwezi to...
  24. Re: Rivercruise in Kasane while camping at Ihaha

    Is there a way to book a ride along the river road in Chobe at Kasane. I remember reading that they limit the number of visitors and we will be there during the RSA school holidays. We will be...
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    Re: Border crossings Zimbabwe/Zambia.

    ELU, Directions and information really appreciated!
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    Re: Border crossings Zimbabwe/Zambia.

    I am still working on the " checking slip stolen status" certificate in Pretoria.
    My normal contact say that they do not know such a document.
    Does anyone know where one obtain the Vehicle...
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    Re: Border crossings Zimbabwe/Zambia.

    Does anyone know where one can obtain a "Checking slip stolen status" from the police in the Pretoria area.
    I will also get a Vehicle Clearance Certificate (VCC). WillH when will you be able to...
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    Border crossings Zimbabwe/Zambia.

    Can the moderators make this subject a sticky as information on this subject is important but it is scattered all over all the pages of the Zambia/Zimbabwe threads.

    It is well known that Chirundu...
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    Re: Phoenix insurance

    Can one do it the Phoenix way at the Vic Falls border as well. I do not want to waste time in Livingstone because it will be a long day of driving through Zambia to avoid the Binga -Kariba road and...
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    Re: Roys Camp to Livingstone.

    We are now planning to enter south Kafue from Roys Camp at about 11:00 and drive the Spinal Road to Hippo Bay Camp. We camp and leave early to exit Kafue at Dumdumwezi before 11:00 and then on to...
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    Sticky: Re: Zambian FX & Diesel Price

    For paying for fuel should we get ZMW from an ATM and pay with ZMW? From what I remember they do not take US$.
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    Re: Drivin Hwange to Kariba Town

    This is the wrong thread but there are such a number of knowledgable persons helping here that I want to pose the question.
    From 2013 we always made sure that we had Police Clearance Certificates...
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    Re: Meat in Tsabong

    Farmgirl, Look at the thread in the sticky and also one of the recent threads. There is a lot of information by myself and others. I got excellent meat pre-packed and frozen in Bray and others from...
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    Re: Drivin Hwange to Kariba Town

    I do not like border crossings but I think the safe option now is to drive back through Hwange Town and cross into Zambia at Vic Falls. Then overnight at the Moorings and cross to Kariba the next day...
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    Re: Info on Kariba

    Anyone with information on the current dam level of Kariba dam?
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