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    Re: Etosha - never again

    We camped at Etosha a couple of yeas ago. Over-crowded. Ablutions terrible. Noisy. A lot of people not respecting the individual camp boundaries. Very unpleasant experience with rude staff on the way...
  2. Re: DETAILED DESCRIPTION ROAD KAROI to CROSSROADS

    This is very useful for our trip planning for Dec this year. Thank you.
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    Re: Drotsky' Cabin Or Guma Lagoon Camp?

    Tedx2,

    I hope you will give feedback when you've done your trip. I've fished the Caprivi for about 10 years running (skipped one year to try Lower Zambezi near Kafue, and also missed 2019), and...
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    Re: Need advice on a camera!!!

    Canon SX70 (70x optical zoom) also good. SX50 is also good but older so you will get one cheaper if you're looking for a second hand cheapie instead of investing new. The performance of the two...
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    Re: Going camping - Tent advice

    Lots of good advice already given, a couple of key points to add:

    1. A tent with a roof vent makes a big difference in keeping ventilated when it's hot and windless. I would definitely recommend...
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    Re: Kgalagadi in December

    Was in KTP in December last year for 4 days. One day at Twee Rivieren and 3 days at Mata Mata. Both camps have swimming pools, shops, fuel stations.

    There is more shade at the Mata Mata camp...
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    Re: Gearbox question.

    Watching the same channel. Must say that I did not know this about push starting in reverse. Lesson learned thanks to Paul Marsh and Andrew St Pierre White, can't remember which episode it was...
  8. Re: Driving through Botswana to Namibia at night, good idea?

    Donkeys on the road are almost certain, amongst other animals. Especially if it rains and there are pools of water in the potholes. Oh, and potholes.

    Not worth the risk. Personally, I wouldn't do...
  9. Re: Wanted: Camping with mountain biking close to GP

    Mountain Sanctuary Park. Has biking and hiking trails. I haven't mountain biked there so cannot say much about the bike trails from personal experience but it does have a nice swimming pool, and...
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    Re: Please identify - fruit from Botswana

    Strychnos spinosa aka Monkey Orange, aka Monkey Fruit, aka Natal orange.They grow quite widely in southern Africa including KZN, Limpopo, and the Eastern Cape. I've seen them in Zimbabwe, Zambia,...
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    Re: Best route to Hwange from Kruger

    Driving via Beitbridge-Bulawayo definitely quicker. No issues with Zim cops at present. I will be in Zim in a couple of weeks so will advise if I find otherwise.

    Fuel situation in Zim getting...
  12. Re: DEC trip - West Coast, Cederberg, Tankwa from GP

    Did a similar trip in 2017 Dec - 2018 Jan. Wish I had filmed that one but alas.



    Kalahari Water in Keimoes is a great stopover to breakup the trip, and relatively close to Augrabies for a day...
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    LC 80 maintenance - Joburg

    Hi there,

    Recently bought the vehicle second hand and trying to sort out various niggles. Would be good to have a regular go-to person/workshop for maintenance. Recommendations appreciated.
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    Re: South Gate camping

    Some clips of Moremi south gate camp about 4 minutes in to this vid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mxIbQOi4Os
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    Re: Caprivi strip what to expect?

    Also Bwabwata is quite nice if you drive into the park along the Okavango. Was there last year and was pleasantly surprised at the wildlife inside the park as well as how quiet it was, there were...
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    Re: Caprivi strip what to expect?

    Bwabwata is quite nice if you drive into the park along the Okavango. Was there last year and was pleasantly surprised at the wildlife inside the park as well as how quiet it was, there were very few...
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    Re: Caprivi strip what to expect?

    Have stayed at Shametu near Divundu. They have nice camping sites with own ablutions and thatch lapa as well with sink, hot water etc that is very convenient. If you are so inclined they also have a...
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Excellent photo, you caught the eyes really well. Well done 👍🏽
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    Re: Fuel from Gweta - Makgadikgadi - kubu

    I would suggest a jerry can too just be on the safe side.

    Not sure which airport you are talking about but if it's O.R.Tambo then the sites you are intending to stay at are actually about 3 hours...
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    Re: First real camping trip. Advice needed.

    As mentioned before, having sufficient space is going to be difficult, especially with the roll-up mattresses for 4 people. You'll probably want a cooler box, and camping chairs x 4. Travel bags for...
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    Re: Gauteng to Weskus road trip advice

    Depending on how set you are on your trip itinerary, I suggest the following:

    1. Namaqua NP - Consider staying 2 nights if you haven't been there before. Consider Augrabies as mentioned above as a...
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    MediaRelease: Re: Gonarezhou Zimbabwe June 2019

    Nice report. Thank for sharing this. Planning to do Zim in 2020, so appreciate all the info.
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    Re: Tiger fishing in Caprivi December 2019

    I've been fishing the Caprivi area since 2010. Like everyone says the fishing has been on downward spiral. The only productive area seems to be the Kasai Channel that links the Zambezi and Chobe at...
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    Re: Helmets:Shoei vs Shark vs Schuberth

    Personally have had Shark and Shoei helmets, and happy with both. For me comfort, weight, and wind noise are the determining factors.

    If you don't already know about it then check out the link...
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    Re: Vic Falls to Caprivi Suggestions

    Ditto the above. Much nicer drive through Botswana, and the border posts are small and quick.

    Fuel shortages have started again in Zim. Long queues in Harare. I received this feedback today.
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    Re: Border entry Namibia and other heads up.

    Very nice camp sites at Canyon Roadhouse on the D601, about 30km from the main Fish River Canyon viewpoint. Water and electricity at each site. Very nice ablutions. Basic supplies and fuel onsite as...
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    Re: Rear Camera Recommendations

    Thank you for the advice. Your note on the view angle is particularly informative. I will also consider a camera on the front.
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    Re: Rear Camera Recommendations

    Thanks. Will check it out.
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    Re: Rear Camera Recommendations

    Okay thanks, will avoid wireless then.
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    Re: Rear Camera Recommendations

    Thanks Hunter. Any idea what the make is?

    Maybe I should have asked what brands to avoid.
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    Rear Camera Recommendations

    Hi all,

    Looking to install a camera on the back of our 80 series LC. My plan is to be able to use the camera for reversing but also for rear view when driving full loaded. Prefer to do this DIY,...
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    Re: Do Not Start Overlanding Article

    Nice article Graeme.

    We do a few small jaunts through the year and a 3 week trip once year. We're planning to head to the USA for a 2 month trip through some of the western states (dates not yet...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Great reports Gman. We have a few of those spots still on our to-do list. Thanks for the info 👍🏽
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    Re: Tiger fishing in Hakusembe River lodge

    I've done a lot of tiger fishing on the Zambezi, but only tried twice on the Okavango. Once at Shankara with success, and once from Hakusembe with no success. Both times from pontoons tethered to the...
  35. Re: NWR Sesriem & Torra Bay. Are these prices correct?

    Stayed at Torra Bay in December 2018 for 2 nights. Paid R460 per night for two people, so yes R230 ppn is correct.

    NOTE: This price does not include a site with electricity. Extra R55 a day. The...
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