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  1. Thread: Touareg choice

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    We have done quite a bit of offroading and...

    We have done quite a bit of offroading and overlanding in the last couple of years to a number of remote areas with the Pajero, however due to the first "pienkvoet" arriving earlier this year I do...
  2. Thread: Touareg choice

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    Thanks all for the input so far. Its very...

    Thanks all for the input so far.

    Its very interesting to see the comments leaning towards the V10. The vehicles are very much the same in terms of specs (facelift, rear mounted spare, terrain tech...
  3. Thread: Touareg choice

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    Touareg choice

    Just out of interest, which of these 2 would you pick? (Considering fuel consumption, running costs etc)

    VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI
    2008
    150 000 km
    Full franchise service history
    R260 000

    or
  4. How recent is the article attached? I am also...

    How recent is the article attached?

    I am also not aware of any of the 2 fees mentioned.
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    +1 .... I will also go back to Mitspro any day...

    +1 .... I will also go back to Mitspro any day based on my experience
  6. Thread: Moamba to Magude

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    We travelled on the upper route just before...

    We travelled on the upper route just before Easter and the road condition was not bad. However my FIL used the upper road on the weekend and with the rain last week it was quite wet. Not sure what it...
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    With regards to Morrungulo you should be fine,...

    With regards to Morrungulo you should be fine, the gravel from just outside Massinga to Morrungulo is usually not bad (especially in winter when its dry). Most of it is hard with few softer sand...
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    @Witklipbank Baie dankie ons sal die Warmbad...

    @Witklipbank
    Baie dankie ons sal die Warmbad pad aandurf. Hoop jul het lekker gekamp laasweek, ek sal laat weet of ons ook gelukkig genoeg was om die leeus op te spoor.
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    Thanks for the advice Fanatic! Hopefully the...

    Thanks for the advice Fanatic!

    Hopefully the N1 through Pta doesnt look too bad this afternoon...
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    I am off to Marakele later today, looks like from...

    I am off to Marakele later today, looks like from Centurion its almost the same distance either way (Bella bella vs Brits/Thabazimbi).

    What will be the shorter route time-wise?
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    Kyk gerus ook na Morrungulo, baie mooi kampplek...

    Kyk gerus ook na Morrungulo, baie mooi kampplek en ook basies op die strand.
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    We did Maun to Popa Falls in half a day in...

    We did Maun to Popa Falls in half a day in December (left Maun at just after 13h, arrived at Popa falls and set up camp before dark). Tar road in okay condition, 2 vet gates if I remember correctly....
  13. Thread: Mozambique Trip

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    I agree with all the comments posted already -...

    I agree with all the comments posted already - sound advice.

    Only things I could add are to be careful when driving through villages with regards to pedestrians (especially close to bus stops -...
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    Vlak vark, I am very sorry to hear about your...

    Vlak vark,

    I am very sorry to hear about your incident. Having stayed in Matola for more than a year (came back to SA a month ago) I can point out that the registration paper has recently become...
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    We were at Sunday pan less than a month ago, dry...

    We were at Sunday pan less than a month ago, dry when we got there but we had rain every afternoon, leaving most roads on/along the pans with some mud at the time we were leaving. If the rains we had...
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    228 000km 2005 Gen3 3.2 DiD

    228 000km

    2005 Gen3 3.2 DiD
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    A few pics of our trip. Thanks to my wife, she...

    A few pics of our trip.

    Thanks to my wife, she was the photographer.
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    Got back from a wonderful trip over the previous...

    Got back from a wonderful trip over the previous weekend. Thank you to everyone for their contributions and advice.

    We were blessed and had a trouble free trip - what an awesome experience! Cant...
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    RichardT, I phoned a week ago, will phone Kubu...

    RichardT, I phoned a week ago, will phone Kubu Island again tomorrow for an update on the road conditions. Hopefully it will be okay.
  20. Thread: Fuel in Moz

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    Vlak Vark, 1. The petrol quality is okay, I...

    Vlak Vark,

    1. The petrol quality is okay, I have not had or heard of any issues. Stick to the big/newer stations and you will be fine.

    2. I have been able to pay with my VISA debit and VISA...
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    You should be fine. As mentioned above - plan...

    You should be fine. As mentioned above - plan about 4h for the drive.

    Not sure when you will be travelling. The road condition is usually not too bad at the start of the holiday season, but with...
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    Thanks for the comments and concern guys, I...

    Thanks for the comments and concern guys, I appreciate it. We will give some more thought to our route and see how it can be adjusted. Based on the mentioned current road conditions, how long is a...
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    Thank you Kalahari Safari for your comments and...

    Thank you Kalahari Safari for your comments and advice.

    We gave lots of thought on the two long stretches of our trip - Sunday pan to 3rd bridge and 3rd bridge to Popa falls as we knew that it...
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. Regard - I...

    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    Regard - I can understand that any lodge wouldn't just give water for free, I guess I thought I might find a place where it wouldn't cost me too much, and might...
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    Botswana trip advice Dec 2012

    We will be going via Botswana to visit family in Namibia in December. I have followed various threads over the past few months with great interest which assisted a lot in our planning. It will be a...
  26. Thread: Trip info?

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    Hi, your GPS should be able to guide you from...

    Hi, your GPS should be able to guide you from Ponta to Vilanculos, the road from Ponta to Maputo is gravel, but with newish maps you should be okay. You van always take a paper map with for backup....
  27. Goba shouldn't take you longer than Oshoek (20...

    Goba shouldn't take you longer than Oshoek (20 min per side), and if it is quiet as it usually is it could take you 15 minutes through both. 80km/hr average should be achievable in Swazi, just be...
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    We were there a month ago and from the Mozambican...

    We were there a month ago and from the Mozambican side no fresh fruit or vegetables were allowed, although we were assured it would not be the case when entering Swaziland from SA. So I am not aware...
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    Hi Sean, I might be mistaken, but as far as I...

    Hi Sean,

    I might be mistaken, but as far as I know the Touareg also has a large towing capacity (3ton + ). As you mentioned in your original post, maybe also worth a look?

    From what I have...
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    Met my Pajero het ek verskeie kere getoets en...

    Met my Pajero het ek verskeie kere getoets en gevind dat my brandstof verbruik beter is met 500ppm as met 50ppm. Dit is nogal vreemd vir my, aangesien my Hilux wat ek voor die Pajero gehad het beter...
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    Hlane Royal National Park trip report

    So SWAMBO and I decided to visit Hlane Royal National Park on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of May. We saw a special on the Big Game Parks website and booked self catering accommodation for both...
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    December in Moz is great, as long as you know...

    December in Moz is great, as long as you know what to expect (busy,hot etc)

    Xai xai can be a good stop over, also look at Bilene - there are also a few places to camp (note that you have the lake...
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    It is an easy choice for me, take the Pajero The...

    It is an easy choice for me, take the Pajero
    The 3.2 DiD is a very proven and reliable engine, and combines great with the auto box. I have heard of very little problems with the auto box or the...
  34. I have travelled down to Ponta from Matola, and...

    I have travelled down to Ponta from Matola, and will be able to give you some advice on the road conditions from Boane to Bela Vista and down to Ponta.
    The bridge at Boane was out of order for a...
  35. Thread: New user: PduP

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    New user: PduP

    Introduce yourself
    Name

    Pieter du Plessis
    Family details

    Married, no kids yet
    Vehicle details

    2005 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2DiD GLS LWB A/T
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