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    Sticky: Re: Useful info for Namibia

    Anybody know how well stocked Aussekehr would be to purchase our meat (incl chicken) and wood
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    Re: Ihaha robberies....again?

    We've just returned from our Botswana holiday and sad to say there was another robbery at Ihaha. Folks in the site next to ours had their tent sliced open with a blade and bags stolen (with...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    I know it probably varies from border post to border post but are we likely to get goods like butternut, potatoes, carrots, cabbage and the like confiscated when we cross over at McCarthy's rest?...
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    Re: Botswana Booking Agents

    Zahn at Umkulu travel assisted us with our BNP bookings and has been fantastic

    M: +27 (0) 82 082 6715
    E: [email protected]
    W: www.umkuluadventures.com
    W: www.thegrowcery.co.za
    W:...
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    Re: Looking for a cancellation in Hwange end of June

    We're hoping to go to Hwange entering from pandamatenga in late june. Got a provisional booking at Jambila picnic site for one night and zimparks says everything is full and that is the last booking....
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    Re: Hwange National Park

    Has anybody visited Hwange in the last few weeks? We're pencilling in 1 to 2 nights at Hwange in late June and are wondering if it is worth the risk of arriving with no bookings. We'll be 2 families...
  7. Re: Hwange National Park - Trip Report September 2017

    Thanks for the comprehensive information
    question regarding booking for Hwange vs just arriving: is there always availability of campsites? We're planning a visit June/July next year the cost when...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    Just got back from Botswana. Most vet controls didn't check at all, border at Tshabong asked about raw poultry products and we kept topping up our supplies with locally bought produce (were a bit off...
  9. Re: Total disregard for water issues in Cape Town \ surrounds

    We had 24mm in durbanville so rainwater tanks full. Up to 80mm forecast for Tues/Wed which will be great (just got to batten down the hatch for the forecast 110km/h gusts and 12m waves) - can't help...
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    Re: Tow bar height Toyota GD-6

    The plate touches the bumper before even trying to put the bolts through (could take a hacksaw to the bumper :p)

    - that sounds like a better idea, will take it to a local engineering firm and see...
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    Tow bar height Toyota GD-6

    The ball height on our 2016 Toyota double cab is about 450mm but the tow hitch height of our Echo trailer is 600mm which results in the trailer being in a very nose-down towing position. According to...
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    Re: Hilux/Fortuner GD series problems...

    So given that this vehicle appears to be relatively bomb-proof, would 2016 Toyota owners advise auto or manual? (vehicle would be used for off road holidays including richtersveld, kgalagadi,...
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    We want to but Reeds wanted a pay in of R85 000...

    We want to but Reeds wanted a pay in of R85 000 to trade the faulty year old for a new (by the time canopy, tow bar, window tinting,... is replaced it's well over R100 000).
    Workshop is unable to...
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    So the car comes back with the "faulty brake...

    So the car comes back with the "faulty brake switch" replaced. While on our way to Ladismith, the ABS light comes on again. Phone the workshop who say according the GM, it is a faulty module that...
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    So the vehicle went in for testing for ABS light...

    So the vehicle went in for testing for ABS light and after 2 days they weren't able to replicate the problem. Light came on the next day so went straight to Williams Hunt with the light still on,...
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    Hi DTBA It is the 3l and the noisy gearbox was...

    Hi DTBA
    It is the 3l and the noisy gearbox was evidently only in the 3l 4x4 (strange they have different components).
    After sales appears to vary hugely from one dealership to another - never even...
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    I missed this thread due to the original post...

    I missed this thread due to the original post being in afrikaans.

    We had our first isuzu kb6 from reeds in May 2014 which is after your episode. It made the same noise you describe and they...
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    Got hold of invoices - only parts replaced were...

    Got hold of invoices - only parts replaced were the front cover for the gearbox (with description "The gearbox cover is worn. Removed gearbox prop shaft and 4x4 prop shaft. Fitted new cover for the...
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    Thanks Brosdoring. Going to book the vehicle in...

    Thanks Brosdoring. Going to book the vehicle in with another agent to get the ABS light issue resolved and will get a copy of the invoice from the clutch/gearbox repair. Maybe I can get a better idea...
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    2014 DTEQ 300 4x4 - where to from here?

    We purchased our first Isuzu 300 lx double cab 4x4 May last year. The gearbox made some unsettling noises so the vehicle was replaced after 3000km. All was good and well with our new bakkie but after...
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    A bit of a late response to your query but we...

    A bit of a late response to your query but we purchased the DTEQ 3l 4x4 in May 2014. The gearbox made some strange noises between 2000 and 2500 revs (didn't appear to affect the functionality at...
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    Ditto on the ice breaker - hubby and I have a...

    Ditto on the ice breaker - hubby and I have a left and right one so can join if we want. We've camped in temperatures as low as -8 and they're still going strong 15 years later having worked hard (5...
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