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    Re: Mushingashi

    Mushingashi is not easy to get hold of. Darrell Watt was in charge there, but I see when I Google his name that there is/was a case in the Lusaka High Court underway with him taking on Mushingashi,...
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    Re: Geyserwise vs Geyserworx

    We have had a Geyserwise system for years (since the early days of loadshedding) and their back-up service is excellent. The system is user-friendly and relatively simple to programme. Can't comment...
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    Re: What Roof Bars - Prado 120

    We have Thule on one of our vehicles and Holdfast (locally made) on the other, and both are equally good. The Thules are more expensive as they are imported from Sweden. Have a look at the Holdfast...
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    Re: Pajero Sport 2010 tyre question

    Thanks, I gather that, but my main worry is their durability and capability in remote bush situations, where tyres are one of the most crucial pieces of vehicle equipment. We'll be taking the Sport...
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    Pajero Sport 2010 tyre question

    Hi all, very chuffed and proud new owner of an immaculate 2010 3.2l Pajero Sport with just 124,000km on the clock. Took it away for the weekend, and did a mix of tar, gravel and a bit of proper...
  6. Re: January visit - where to camp in the rainy season?

    Some of my best times in Zimbabwe at the height of the rainy season have been in the Nyanga National Park, the Chimanimanis and at Bvumba Gardens (not sure if the delightful little campsite with its...
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    Re: Lower Zambezi National Park

    Yes, it is a possible option, but I think that in May, at the end of the rainy season, the only viable option will be to go back via Lusaka. One good rain and both those routes will be wiped out!...
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    Re: Lower Zambezi National Park

    The only alternate route from LZNP to South Luangwa is the Leopard's Hill road, which is very tough going, although I believe some upgrades are either underway or planned. Have a look at forum member...
  9. Re: New Member Introduction - Overlanding with family for the next 12 months

    Welcome to the forum! There is a wealth of info on especially Namibia, Botswana and Zambia under the appropriate sections, including detailed trip reports.
    Be aware that you are heading straight...
  10. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    They opened a dealership in Gaborone in February, there are two in Zambia, and service centres/dealerships in Moz, Zim, Namibia and eSwatini. That was the tipping point in favour of a Mitsi for us.
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    Re: Second Hand 4x4 | What to Buy help?!

    For R300k, you can get a very nice Pajero Sport. Seems to tick all your boxes, plus has proper low range, centre diff and rear diff lock. After looking long and hard, and comparing all the options,...
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    Re: Which Pajero? Educate me please

    Update on this thread - this is what I just posted on my other thread re Pajero vs Pajero Sport:

    Many thanks to all who replied on this thread, incredibly useful.
    So we have taken the plunge and...
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    Many thanks to all who replied on this thread, incredibly useful.
    So we have taken the plunge and are buying this vehicle. Yes, it is 11 years old, but it has just over 120k on the clock and is in...
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    Re: Kogel Bay Resort Camping

    Kogel Bay seems to attract a bad rap because it was a "coloureds only" resort under apartheid and that tradition has, by and large, been continued post-apartheid. Actually, it is a fantastic campsite...
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    Both. Overlanding mainly in southern Africa, done the big rough stuff in various Land Rovers in southern, Central, East and north-east Africa for many years now, time to scale down a bit as the bones...
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    I'm really not fussed what a vehicle looks like - it's what it can do or can't do offroad that counts.
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    Yup, I also spotted that - also means it has a better departure angle as the towbar doesn't hook up.
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    Thanks, please email me your guy's details - tonyweaver(at)iafrica(dot)com
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    Thanks, given that I don't (and never will) tow, this looks like a reasonable vehicle, 2010 model, 124k on the clock, and just around the corner from me:...
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    Which is the better diesel engine to go for in terms of spares back-up and reliability? The 3.2 or the 2.4/5 (I see both 2.4 and 2.5 advertised)? The 3.2 is obviously heavier consumption, but not by...
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    Thanks all, the search continues....
  22. Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Hi Pajero owners, my search for a Pajero continues - as I mentioned in my previous thread, I know nothing about them, so please educate me. I see plenty of Pajero Sports for sale, at much lower...
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    Re: 10 days in Malawi - what would you do?

    Re bilharzia: Couple of things you can do to minimise infections - never swim with an open cut, never swim near a village or near reed beds, try and swim where there is reasonable wind movement to...
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    Re: 10 days in Malawi - what would you do?

    I would head for Nkhata Bay - haven't been there recently, but Mayoka Village is a lovely spot with accommodation ranging from camping to chalets to family cottages. Also has a restaurant. Good...
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    Re: 10 days in Malawi - what would you do?

    Hey Corey - congrats on the newborn toto! From Luangwa it's an easy hop and a skip to Vwaza Marsh and the Nyika - the Nyika is spectacular in the early December/January rainy season as the...
  26. Re: Road trip Hermanus Cedarberg Kimberley

    Get the Slingsby map (there's a touring and a hiking map) of the Cederberg/Tankwa - they're sold at Cape Union Mart or Outdoor Warehouse, among others.
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    Re: Camping in the rain and sun.

    Nobody told our awning that, just as well.
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    Re: 1969 Landy Series with Chev conversion

    Digging into my memory banks, I do seem to remember about issues with Bell housing compatibility, but can't recall details. I imagine that would have been sorted in a vehicle of that vintage.
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    Sand bags.
  30. Re: Beginner Birding Binoculars - Which to buy?

    Definitely 8x - don't be seduced by higher magnification, the difference in shake is very noticeable. You also want the wider field of vision for picking up and tracking birds (and game etc).
    Vortex...
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    Re: Storage - RTT, roof-rack, awning

    If you have space in your garage above the vehicle, look at installing a Fredlin Hoist - https://www.facebook.com/Fredlin.cc/
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    Re: Camping in the rain and sun.

    I designed it, and Christy Sports in Diep River did the canvas work.
    Edit add: In some of the heavier rain storms, I've often thought that it would have been worth incorporating a pluggable screw...
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    Re: Camping in the rain and sun.

    Thanks, taken at Twiga camp at Tiwi Beach south of Mombasa - our base for several weeks as we explored the southern Kenyan coast. It was taken during the Kaskazi monsoon season - the north wind...
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    Re: Camping in the rain and sun.

    We lived in our Land Rover for two years through multiple monsoon rain storms and successive rainy seasons in East and Central Africa, and have stuck with exactly the same basic shelter design for...
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    Re: Overlanding full time....

    Hi Dallas,
    My advice would be to keep it as simple and as unkitted as possible. The 110 (it's not a Defender, by the way, that came after the 110 designation) lends itself to a simple setup. The...
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