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    Re: Malawi Members

    They used to hold a 4X4 event every year in Dzalanyama Forest Reserve.
  2. Re: Does anyone need a vehicle brought from East/Southern Africa back to SA?

    Hi Joseph,

    Just seeing your note. I'm sorry your travel plans have been interrupted.

    From my end, it is looking like travel in the area is going to be very difficult before August /...
  3. Does anyone need a vehicle brought from East/Southern Africa back to SA?

    Hey everyone,

    I'm currently in the USA due to COVID but will be flying back to SA once things start to open up. I work for an environmental foundation and have a bunch of site visits I need to do...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Hey Clive, is the sound reduction at 100/110kph meaningful?
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    Re: WTB: Series II/IIA

    Thanks, all

    Gary, I'll be in touch.
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    WTB: Series II/IIA

    Hi everyone.

    After years of 'thinking', I'm ready to invest in a series truck.

    Looking for a driver's quality, original, Pre 1968 Series II /or IIa '88 (not a restoration). Must have period...
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    Looking for Puma or late ROW front seats. Used or New.

    In Cape Town.
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    Re: Malawi August 2020

    To add to Tony re Nyika.

    You can wild camp in the park overnight but must take a ranger. I think we paid $20 per day for our group of 3 (last year). Ranger was very professional we had some good...
  9. Re: Malawi northern border information & road condition wanted.

    All the major companies should be in Mzuzu. I usually go with Prime Insurance (forget where the Mzuzu office is).
  10. Re: Malawi northern border information & road condition wanted.

    Yes on clearing at Isoka and getting Third Party in Mzuzu (you might be able to buy insurance in Rhumpi).

    This road isn't very populated and I don't think wild camping is an issue. There is a...
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    Re: Border Requirements

    You can extend two times (max 90 days). Cost to extend was 10k MK + whatever carbon tax is when I last did it (2019). No problem getting someone else (not the owner) to do the extension for you, just...
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    Re: Vehicle Storage in Malawi

    The owner of Mabuya camp (Tom) in Lilongwe does it.
  13. Re: New Years camping suggestions / brainstorm

    Cool. We've booked Steenkampshoek camp.
  14. New Years camping suggestions / brainstorm

    Hi everyone.

    This is my first year living in CT and I've thought (somewhat last minute) that it might be nice to take a drive out somewhere beautiful to camp over the new year.

    I think...
  15. Re: Zambia off-mainroads advice request

    Hi Claude, On your fourth question: I drove the northern M14/D790 road coming from Malawi (Nyika NP) to Isoka last June. Note that there is a (very) small immigration hut on the Malawi side...
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Land Rover here please

    Recognize the truck from the USA defender forum. Cape Town for a trip? Give a shout where you're here.
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    I have an extra Little Back Box EMS IV still in its plastic. Asking R1200, about 20% less than I paid.

    In Cape Town.
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    Edit. will repost soon.
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Maybe tashtego can remark, but I think the Mulanje Mountain Trust works with the trad authorities to make it quite hard to develop around the mountain (outside of town). Mulanje is one of the gems of...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    For anyone interested: https://www.agdevco.com/our-investments.html

    This organization is partially funded by DFID (UK Aid) but their objective is to invest in profitable ag and processing business...
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    I think this is a fair assessment. Tourism in Malawi seems to be oversaturated, to me. I think there are some middle-of-the-road facilities outside of the parks. But they are old, run-down and poor...
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    Re: Thoughts on this Series 1

    Thanks for the imput everyone
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    Thoughts on this Series 1

    On gumtree: https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-classic-vintage-cars/parow/landrover-series-1-short-wheel-base-1957/1005952204930910084219909

    These rarely come up so just curious to hear thoughts. Look to...
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    Re: Is this it?

    ^ I think this accurately reflects a lot of American buyers' opinions.

    No one is going to be afraid of the tech in the USA and comparatively speaking, the new Defender's interior is pretty...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Rather than google, I'll ask here:

    Will the commercial model offer 'Infotainment delete' as an option?
  26. Re: Good overland / rest camps from Windhoek to Cape Town

    Probably going to take 3 days to make the drive so I can work in the mornings. Also, my vehicle is slow ;)
  27. Re: Good overland / rest camps from Windhoek to Cape Town

    Thanks, Gryskat

    Anything on the SA side?
  28. Good overland / rest camps from Windhoek to Cape Town

    Hey everyone,

    I'm driving down to Cape Town from Windhoek next week. Looking for recommendations for nice, clean rest camps along the way. I have a rooftop tent and prefer to camp.

    Only other...
  29. Re: Engine cut out / 300 tdi. Troubleshoot help

    Hey guys. I was able to get the truck started and at a steady idle after 20min thanks to everyone's help here. Shortly after posting, two nice South African's (and forum members) stopped a towed me...
  30. Re: Engine cut out / 300 tdi. Troubleshoot help

    Does not
  31. Re: Engine cut out / 300 tdi. Troubleshoot help

    Ok now starting without the wire to the injector pump. Super strange. Running quite rough on idle
  32. Engine cut out / 300 tdi. Troubleshoot help

    Hey all,

    On the side of the road (safe) but looking for some quick input.

    Thumbing through the manual right now but engine cut out at about 100kph. Have oil. Didnít overheat. Full battery and...
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    IR Gun Recommendations

    Hi everyone.

    Back in the states next month and would like to pick up a simple IR temp gun to take back with me to Zambia. Can anyone recommend a quality brand that's not too expensive?

    Will...
  34. Re: TIP Botswana ... request for info

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    Disregard
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    Defender Re: Buying a defender in 2019

    Also, why not a Kalahari / ROW Tdi? Late-model chassis with TDI 300. Best of both worlds (plus you get the vents).

    If I had to buy another defender right now and had the cash, I'd search SA for...
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