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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    Looks more like the Discovery Sport on the right....not the D5...#11



    "This is part of the problem, the New Defender is more Discovery than Defender and the new Discovery is more Range Rover...
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    Re: Kgalagadi to Mabua road prep.

    I agree with all the posts above, but I have to emphasize that the corrugation of the road is not for the faint hearted...we sustained damaged to all three vehicles in our group on that route.It
    was...
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    Re: Zero freezer 2nd hand

    If you have space to pack it....and you stay is extended to a few nights in one spot, it is still a go-to option for me...many
    times my ZERO had to save the camp mates from dead batteries.....

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    Re: CKGR after LOCKDOWN: Trip Report.

    Thank you Pat, we cannot wait to get back there in 2021. Just a question on your evaluation of the campsites....what is
    your thoughts on CKSUN02 vs CKSUN01 as preferred campsites ?

    Tx

    Frans
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    Re: KTP Rooiputs und Polentswa bookings

    You can also contact Kelly at Botswana Footprints....bookings will probably open in August 2020




    QUOTE=jpsp61;4342323]A big hello from Switzerland

    I am planing a trip to the South of...
  6. Re: List of OFF Road Caravan/Trailer Manufacturers

    Have a look at the new BORDER X ( EXTREME ). It ticks all the blocks in my book. No clutter, easy set up and lighter than most.

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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    This weekend first time at BALIESGAT , Ceres
  8. Re: Mabuasehube to Nossab travel and camping advice

    Good day, putting plans together for a trip which includes the Kgalagadi, South Africa and Botswana. Will be towing the Comfortvan. Some advice please:



    Road from Nossab Camp to ...
  9. Re: Moremi May 2020 - Trip Details / Questions / Pictures / Report

    Looks a bit like my adventure as well....
  10. Re: Advice needed: Towing a caravan on the Botswana side of Kgalagadi?

    We did the trip in reverse from Mabua in 2018 , and frankly I will not do it again. The damage to our vehicles from the
    bumpy road just did not justify the effort. The road was an axle breaker at...
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    Re: Drotsky' Cabin Or Guma Lagoon Camp?

    Hi John and Linda,

    Have you considered Shakawe Fishing Lodge ? Campsites right on the river with nice views,boats
    for hire and restaurant and pool at the lodge.

    Just an alternative

    Frans
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    Re: Our annual migration to Kasane/Chobe

    We just returned from a trip to CHOBE and we did notice an alarming increase in elephant fatalities. We
    came across 7 carcasses in the park, mainly young bulls. We did inquire about the possible...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    This was my exact thoughts….this is the real Discovery 5...Love it
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    Re: Camping in Moremi

    I agree with Roberto,

    You would probably spend a night in Maun to stock up with fresh supplies.....then it is an easy day
    to Third Bridge for 3 nights......and then 2 nights at Kwai ( North Gate...
  15. Re: From Monamodi Camp (Mabuasehube) to Mata Mata in one day!

    I agree with stranger....the Mabua - Nossop road is a car-breaker.....you might think it is just sand, you would be wrong...it is the worst
    corrugated,shaking , eroded road ever to see a sunrise, no...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    18 months of waiting....finally a weekend at Dwarsberg, next to the Holsloot river in Rawsonville.......
  17. Re: Advice: Kasane to Cape Town with a camping trailer through Chobe

    Hi Dave,

    Not a lot of time, and lots of driving.



    Two nights in Senyati or Ihaha ( preferred )
    Two nights in Savuti
    Three nights Khwai River ( North Gate )
    Arrive day 8 in Maun
  18. Re: Advice: Kasane to Cape Town with a camping trailer through Chobe

    Hi Dave,

    All the roads in Namibia and Botswana are do able towing a trailer.....some might take you a bit longer, and will
    require some off road skill vis-a-vis tyre pressure and momentum , to...
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    Re: Trip report Kgalagadi 2019

    Now THAT is how you write a trip report.
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    Re: Botswana Trip Planning

    I would not attempt this.......road from Sehithwa broken.
  21. Re: Botswana trip - where to hire Sat Nav and GPS

    We use Shana Coetzee at SAT4RENT in Johannesburg

    Mobile : +27 82 822 9549
    Website : www.sat4rent.co.za
  22. Re: Looking for recent reports on Mabua and Mapaya

    Hi Theo,

    The comments in #3 above still holds true......Mpaya was the only pan with water in Oct this year...Lion visits
    every day at both number 1,2

    My only caution would be the southern...
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    Re: Tshabong - info needed

    Maak seker die klein "Arrival/Departure vormpie is volledig en korrek in gevul.

    PS

    Die suidelike roete vanaf Mabua na Nossop was 'n nagmerrie....as jy Frans90 se Kaa report van gister lees noem...
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    Re: Mabuasehube Trip 2019

    Two pictures of the last proper dune before Nossop.......4 tracks to choose from.....all four pretty nasty in the heat of the day
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    Re: Mabuasehube Trip 2019

    Photo on top right hand corner is close....see more erosion than the corrugation in the other photos......middle and sides were a lot higher....photo 5 and 7 on the bottom could be considered "...
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    Re: Mabuasehube Trip 2019

    We have just returned from KTP and completed the road between Mpaya and Nossop ( bottom track ). To be honest, I will not do that trek again....out of 4 vehicles ( two with trailers ), all 4 were...
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    Re: Rooiputs and Polentswa - Do DWNP double book?

    Hi there,

    That should never happen......the person that books the site has exclusive use of that site for his party, and there are limits to the size of said party. No
    other single or multiple...
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    Re: Botswana "Virgin" trip

    Option 2 will work....and I agree....2 nights Khama...1 night Kubu...BUT...if you are going to tackle the Moremi/ Savuti road , I see
    no point in returning back to Maun( unless I am missing...
  29. Re: Mabua - Which is the better - Mabua 4 or Mpaya Extra Stand

    Just returned from Mpaya #1. Lions around all day and night....greeted us with a walk through the camp while we were still setting up....visits every night with loud roars...best wilderness...
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    Re: Road trip Nossop to Mabuasuhube

    Hi there, we returned today, having completed the road from Mabua to Nossop. I will not sugercoat it....the road is horrible....all four vehicles were damaged during the trip....axel failure, shocks...
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    Re: Botswana "Virgin" trip

    Hi there,

    If it was us , we would skip Central Kalahari on this trip......


    Keep Khama
    Go to Kubu
    Sleepover in Maun
    Third Bridge( Moremi) for 5 nights at least
    Back to Maun
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    Re: Botswana "Virgin" trip

    Hi there,

    The trip is in all aspects do able, but depending on your motive for the trip I would caution that, when you are combining a Central Kalahari trip with a Moremi trip and want to visit ...
  33. Re: Fianally Short Trip Report Kgalagadi September 2018

    Thanks for the report. Great trip from the looks of it.....We are off to Mapaya / Nossop / Polentswa on Friday.....cannot
    wait

    Frans
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    Re: Rooiputs camping Botswana

    Hi Wim,

    Practically there is no "Botswana" side to drive at Rooiputs. The camp site is 500 meters from the main Kgalagadi road between Twee Rivieren and Nossop and is situated on the Botswana side...
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    Re: Mabu to Molopo Lodge

    Hi there,

    I see no reason why this can not be done. We are doing the reverse from Molopo to Mabua in October. Good tar road
    after Tsabong .

    Regards

    Frans
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