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  1. Re: Third Bridge, Moremi - Aerial Footage (DWNP authorised)

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Liuwa Plains & Kasanka Nov 2019

    Thanks Malcolm. Towing through the Liuwa tree islands is definitely not something I would like to do!
  3. Re: Is a thermo electric cooler suitable for fruit and veg?

    Thermo electric cooler is useless for most things, but even worse for fruit and veg because of the constant temperature fluctuations (depending on ambient) inside it. For a long trip, best is to buy...
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    Re: Chances of Malaria in Etosha

    I am NOT a medical professional, but Stan is - take his advice. Etosha is a malarial area, and December is high risk. The last time I was in Etosha was over Dec/Jan and the mosquitoes were bad in...
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    Re: Tarp vs Gazebo- advice appreciated

    CD Fox at 80 Hout St in the CBD have a great selection of rope at reasonable prices, or Cape Bag and Twine in Woodstock. Cape Bag & Twine also sell Ripstop canvas by the metre.
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    Re: Editing MP4 video

    Windows Movie Maker is fine for amateur edits, just takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it. Most of the freeware is a waste of time and only allows limited actions unless you upgrade and pay.
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    Re: Fuel at Muchenje

    Try the search button: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/320328-Puma-Filling-Station-in-Muchenje-now-OPEN-again-(9-SEPT-2019)?p=4224613#post4224613
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    Re: Tarp vs Gazebo- advice appreciated

    In years of travelling all over Africa, we've found that an awning attached to the vehicle is the best solution (although it can be a pain if you are wanting to do regular game drives). Our awning is...
  9. Re: Seeking information about the Busanga Plains, North and South Luangwa in Zambia

    As Ortelius says about Busanga and Luangwa. Busanga the camps will stay open until the first rains, which can be as late as mid-December, but can be as early as mid-November. Mostly they start...
  10. Re: Access for vehicles blocked at Jonkershoek

    My reading of that notice is that it is only access to the plantation, which is a relatively small section of the 10,000 or so hectares, and which is controlled by MTO (Mountains to Ocean) that is...
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    Re: "Beginners" Tent

    The earlier Campmaster tents were much better than the ones now available, mass production is taking its toll. They are fine for weekend camping in organised campsites, but while I look after my...
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    Re: "Beginners" Tent

    Hate to be a naysayer on the Campmaster tents, but they are no good for sustained use. I have bought a couple for short trips/events and they don't survive tough conditions. The poles are too...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Fortune, what a man: completely off topic, but here's a tribute I wrote to Fortune in 2004 after he was killed:
    There is a special breed of men and women who live in Africa. They are the...
  14. Re: Checking interest - Would anyone camp here:

    Hi Ortelius, not really - he could well be in the bush with no reliable internet connection.
  15. Re: Elephant poaching on the rise in Botswana

    People, it is always important to check the sources of "news" reports.
    First, the EWB figures are not new - they come from a couple of years back and there was a hot debate around the issue at the...
  16. Re: Who does really good custom ripstop canvas work in Cape Town?

    I haven't used Shorty, but I can vouch for Christys in Diep River - they built my very first rooftop tent that I designed 28 years ago, and we lived in it for two years, no problems. Since then, they...
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    Re: Query re possible March 2020 Zambia Trip

    To answer three of your questions:
    1 Unless things have changed dramatically, Kabula wins hands down - when I was last at Ngonye, it had little shade, was next to the main road, and was fairly...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Wow, look who popped up out of the woodwork. That is one of the biggest leaps to an unfounded conclusion I have seen in a long while.
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    Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Rule number 1 is to keep it simple. Don't be tempted by all those lovely looking things at Outdoor Warehouse that are actually useless for a mobile overland trip - most of them are designed to be...
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    Re: KhoiSan (Bushman) visit

    Get in touch with the Kuru Art Project in D'Kar http://www.kuruart.com/
    Not sure what the current status is of the project, but in the past, I have spent a couple of days walking and tracking with...
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    Re: Assitance Required Namibia

    PM Kurt and Silke (Sandbug on the forum) at Caprivi Houseboat Safaris.
  22. Re: Mining in LZNP - could be massively damaging!!

    My take on it:

    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2019-10-29-man-friday-lower-zambezi-on-borrowed-time-as-mining-gets-the-nod/
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    Re: Query re possible March 2020 Zambia Trip

    I'm with you 100% on the "green season", my favourite time of the year. As far as I know, Mvuu just outside LZNP stays open all year, so that is still an option, and with the current drought...
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    Re: Cederberg burnt out Disco

    I presume that whoever bought the Discos was fired? Putting a Disco to work in an open cast mine instead of a Cruiser bakkie is like using a sports car to run a plumbing business instead of a Datsun...
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    Re: Cederberg burnt out Disco

    Yawn, another potentially useful thread goes south because of this atavistic urge of some Toyota and Land Rover drivers to engage in a pissing contest.
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    Re: Query re possible March 2020 Zambia Trip

    Unless the situation has changed since I was last there, only two or three lodges stay open year round - most close down from late November until late March/early April, so it is worth checking....
  27. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Thanks Estee, useful stuff.
    For those who may have missed them, some years back I posted two stickies in the Overland section on survival, and Estee also contributed to the threads:
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    Re: Query re possible March 2020 Zambia Trip

    I don't want to rain on your parade, but March is (depending on how you look at it) either the worst month, or the best month, to be in Zambia. It is the height of the rainy season, so large parts of...
  29. Re: Advice sought for trip in September 2020

    With only two weeks in hand, a first time visit to Namibia, no camping and limited budget, I would make several major changes:

    1.Leave Cape Town - overnight in Springbok. Why? You can easily make...
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    Kingsley's early (unsponsored) trips (Cape to Cairo along the Waterways of Africa etc) were all done in Toyotas when he was paying his own way, with limited sponsorship. I first met him in Kenya on...
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    It's worth repeating, so I'll repeat it: if you're travelling outside of South Africa, stick with Toyota.
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    Hi, and welcome to the forum. If you are not mechanically adept, stick with Toyota for travel outside the borders of South Africa.
  33. Re: Anyone travelling Khaudum NP in october?

    Hi, I would advise going south-north, and calling in at the MET office in Tsumkwe and getting emergency numbers from them. The numbers I have are +264(0)66 258 846 and +264(0)66 258 847, but these...
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    Re: Sandwich Harbour

    You can self-drive to Sandwich Harbour (permits from the MET office in Swakopmund) but you have to be very careful of your route - make sure you know which is the correct track to follow, I have seen...
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    Re: Marc April 2020

    Can you be a bit more specific? How long do you want to spend in Maputo? I'm also not sure what you mean by the northern suburbs.
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