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  1. Thread: Kasane PCR tests?

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    Re: Kasane PCR tests?

    there you go:
    https://diagnofirm.co.bw/testing-facilities/covid-19-laboratory/
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    Re: Trip Report - Khutse 2021

    @RossJ
    Thank you for that contribution - you have convinced me to go in September. Next question: Is the track North to Xade really so bad that we should rather drive the huge loop via Kang? Fuel...
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    Re: Trip Report - Khutse 2021

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have been hankering to pass through Kutse for years, but everyone else tells me that there is nothing there. Brilliant pics too.
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    Re: Central Kalahari National Park

    Thanks Stranger. I am just about to start booking, and you have cleared the fog and confusion.
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    Re: water tank solutions - water bladder

    There you go: Front Runner R1345.
    I must say I am in awe of your energy. We also did the South America thing, but if my wife wants a hot shower in the bush, she has to boil a kettle. Keep it...
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    Re: water tank solutions - water bladder

    I have a plastic 40L saddle tank, which has been behind the front seats since about 2014. It acts as a raised floor on which we stack our dirty boots, our lunch making kit (between the seats where we...
  7. Thread: Canvas dome tents

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    Re: Canvas dome tents

    it's your lucky day!!! I have a Tentco Senior Wanderer sitting on a shelf right here in Somerset West,
    Unused since I bought my RTT about 6years ago. Complete with 2 stretchers and luxury...
  8. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Thanks for that. Fortunately I am a reliable insomniac. Aside, why is it that accommodation bookings are universally considered to be women's work? It's the same in our family.
  9. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    We haven't been to Kgalagadi for 5 or 6 years, but decided to make a booking yesterday. Nothing available between now and 01 October other than unusable isolated nights here and there.

    Is this...
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    Re: Problems with Hannibal Tents in Cape Town

    Report on spy mission:

    - The coordinates on Google Maps lead you to an empty field.
    - The street address takes you to 4x4 Megaworld !
    - The nice young lady told me that Hannibal is bankrupt, but...
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    Re: Problems with Hannibal Tents in Cape Town

    I will be going almost past the place this morning so will try and talk to to him. ( I hope he is not a bid aggressive guy :-\ )

    Will report back
  12. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    Stan: Thank you for a most enjoyable and informative read, particularly your 36 hour rain saga. We are off next week for 3 weeks in Namibia, and I have just finished reading your views on Food and...
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    Re: Basecamp/Google Earth "Training"

    Please add me to the list
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    Re: Rooftop Tent advice

    I have a Fredlin Hoist type rig hanging in my garage, which I used for years to lift my Wild Earth Hardshell tent off solo, and store it hard up against the roof trusses. I have a camper now, so...
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    Re: Tent for Skeleton Coast

    I have a Senior Wanderer + two stretchers which has been lying in the attic ever since I got an RTT a few years ago. If you are interested, PM me.
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    Re: Tankwa Karoo Nasionale Park

    This tire pressure question is a knotty one. A few years ago there was a similar thread about the "Tire-eating roads" in this area and the conclusion was that you should keep your pressures fairly...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks Keith. Your description is just as fascinating as the pic.
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Keith: Thank you for the photo of that absolutely astonishing plant with the orange trumpet flowers. Any idea what it is? We were up there looking at flowers the previous week (Niewoudtville and...
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    Re: Trip Report - LD over, we head north/west.

    Thank you so much for this enjoyable report. I think that I will go and fill my water tanks, just feel that I am getting closer to the desert.
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    Re: Trip Report - LD over, we head north/west.

    Looking forward to more. Subscribed
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    Re: Cameras in basecamp

    I'm also groping my way through the latest version of T4A. I think that the cameras indicate Viewpoints, i.e. places where you can stop and take your own photo. With regard to the lists, a list...
  22. Thread: Garmin Nuvi

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    Re: Garmin Nuvi

    It's yours if you can figure out a way to bridge the gap between JBG and Somerset West. Any ideas? Our local Post Office is right in the middle of the Taxi terminus, and I'm not keen on going ...
  23. Thread: Garmin Nuvi

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    Re: Garmin Nuvi

    This thread jolted me into remembering that I have a working Nuvi 2259 lying in my bottom drawer. I put it there when I bought a Montana in 2015. It even has an old T4A on it.

    Free to a good...
  24. Re: Trip Report: Tankwa, Cederberg, West Coast & Northern Cape

    Thank you Frans, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I must go and find the other report that you refer to.
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    Re: why do drum brakes still exist?

    Years ago, when disk brakes first appeared, the arguments for keeping drums on the rear included that this is the Parking Brake. The low pressures involved meant that you could operate this via a...
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Wat se jy Elize. Sal ons mekaar Julie maand op Foz de Cunene Kry?

    Julle mag voor ry
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    Re: Blinkgat camper-First Impressions

    Unless you need your bakkie for a daily drive, I recommend going the Full Monty Blinkgat camper. Drop the roof 5 minutes. Fold the chairs and put through the door on the floor. Bundle up the...
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Ek geniet rerig jou skryf styl. Ek het so 'gestress' gevoel dat ek hom halfpad deur moes 'pause' en n koffietjie gaan maak voor ek verder kon kyk.
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Wonderful. Just my kind of country, and I completely understand the pleasure of solitude.
    Keep posting, not all of us respond every time.
  30. Re: Looking to join a self-drive group to tour Botswana 2020 (or 2021)

    JACKAROO, I support your plans completely. When we had just acquired a 4x4 a few years ago we were also clueless about off road travel. My found an organised trip which spent 5-6 days taking us...
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    Re: Marrow bones on toast

    My mother occasionally used to do this for a Sunday night supper, and I really enjoyed it as a child.
    But, after 50+ years of relentless pro-lettuce propaganda, I wonder if I could even bring myself...
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    Re: Blinkgatproducts Camper op Toyota

    Hello Elize!
    This unit looks very similar to the one you built for us, and I thought I should let you (and other interested readers) know that we are very happy with it. We have been living in it...
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    Re: Overlanding vs Offroading: The difference

    Thanks Tony
    Since my own newly modified overlander is now on the water heading for the Americas, I read this with keen attention!

    Signed up for the site as well
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Having just changed my Hilux set-up from an RTT to a Blinkgat Camper conversion, it looks as if my previously basic electrical system must be improved by increasing the service battery capacity. ...
  35. Re: "full size" slide on camper on Nissan Navarra/Ford Ranger

    This is an exciting project, and I think you are going to get an enormous amount of satisfaction out of it. However, everybody is so damned positive about it that I thought it was time for some...
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