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    Re: Kgalagadi and camping in Botswana Side

    Where do you intend entering and exiting?
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    Re: LukeHawk's Fortuner Diary

    A socket to be precise. ;D
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    Re: What Camping Shower

    I looked at the Whisperlite, other than price it was very similar to the Fire Maple and as I was taking a bit of a chance on liquid fuel stoves I went for the cheaper option. As I said before I still...
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    Re: What Camping Shower

    Not really on a 10day trip we only had to refill the 750 ml cannister once and I did this when fuelling up the car so I guess I was going to be smelly anyway.;D
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    Re: What Camping Shower

    Quality is not bad at all but I must admit I would have bought the Coleman but for some reason the courier costs were more than the cost of the stove.
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    Re: What Camping Shower

    Sure I bought mine from Loot.co.za but this seems to be the cheapest price...
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    Re: What Camping Shower

    At recent trip to Kaa we changed some of our set up and one change we made was to move away from gas to a liquid fuel stove. Because it is very easy to carry fuel for this as in our case we used...
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    Re: New Pathfinder

    If we add the new Defender to the mix I am seeing a trend to this shape which I thought the Japanese designers would avoid.
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    Re: New Pathfinder

    Hmmm.....
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    Re: Inverter for camping/mobile set-up

    Haven't seen it mentioned but would a pure sine wave inverter not be a requirement?
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    Re: Kgalagadi Botswana from SA

    Correct, in April we had our passports just in case we produced them simply to prove nationality that's all. No entry stamps nada. Enjoy!
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    Re: Kgalagadi Botswana from SA

    The border post is closed and the procedure is effectively run by Botswana dept of wildlife and parks, so no immigration procedures. You need a PCR test not older than 72 hours and they perform...
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    Re: 265/65R18 Offroad tyres

    The latter actually doesn't surprise me, if you have a propensity in terms of where and how you drive to pick up punctures I can understand why the compromise sways in the favor of BFGs. Having said...
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    Re: 265/65R18 Offroad tyres

    Got you, everything is a compromise in my case it was to match the following parameters



    80% tar versus off road.
    90% of off road would be gravel road.
    60% of the non gravel off road...
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    Re: Kgalagadi - Bots and Sa

    You might have a better chance of getting a booking at Polentswa as opposed to Nossob, drive time from there to Mabuasehube is around 8 hours which is a bit more palatable.
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    Re: 265/65R18 Offroad tyres

    I fitted the Pirelli AT Scorpions to my Fortuner, done 7000km so far which included a trip to Swartpan Campsite in the Kaa region of the Kgalagadi. Off road it performed more than adequate, on road...
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    Re: Show us your Mountain and Road Bicycles

    This is Black Betty, she has 140mm of travel I have a low enough count of brain cells to try and use every mm. Our current relationship is rather strained as we haven't spent any time together thanks...
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    Re: Namaqua 4X4 - best Campsites ?

    Groot Melkboom is no where near what it once was just a burnt out tree and the campsite is now an unpleasant dust bowl. Ramansdrift was by far our favourite on the first section nive grass and...
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    Re: Overlanding in a Fortuner

    We travel 2 up in a Fortuner with a very large Ridgeback at first we left in the 2nd row seats but no longer these come out and we now remove them in 30 minutes. I actually believe that with a well...
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    Re: Tentco chair

    Check if the height suits sitting at a standard table.
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    Re: Drop fridge sliders, are they the answer??

    Mine looks very similar to the one Uys built except the tray and frame to the slider is aluminium. The droppers and the handle is 44 x 3 mm steel with small bearings at the pivot points, you also ...
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    Re: Drop fridge sliders, are they the answer??

    I made my own for the 40l Engel, first prototype was easy for me to operate but not for the wife. A slight change to the position of the gas struts, plus a lengthening of the levers on the handle...
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    The only difference between Bots entry as opposed to Twee Rivieren is that you only need a PCR test on entry for the latter. If you enter via Bots you will need tests on exiting as well. Things...
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    Re: GoPro battery's

    Try these guys https://xtremexccessories.co.za/products/replacement-battery-hero-4-1160-mah
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    Re: Our first overlanding trip

    Personally I would consider hiring a kitted out vehicle for your first trip, they're generally well set up and you get to learn what you like or don't like before spending money on your own set up. ...
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    Re: Camping in snow

    Trying to plan something similar for the family to see snow.
    https://discoversutherland.co.za/so-when-does-it-snow-in-sutherland/
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    Re: Rooftop Trailer Tent Setup Times

    I must admit we have been eyeing the clam shell RTT option because it allows for that quick set up overnight only option. I estimate that it would cut our set and pack up times by a further 30...
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    Re: Rooftop Trailer Tent Setup Times

    Our standard time for setting up our RTT is 45minutes from stop to a lit braai and packing up around 60minutes from end of coffee or breakfast. We spent time working out which sequence is quickest...
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    Re: Jackery 500 vs Flexpower lithium444

    In my case the Dc to Dc was charging a separate system but the spinoff was that it allowed the alternator to provide more than enough power to cigarette lighter to charge the 444 as well as the 120ah...
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    Re: Jackery 500 vs Flexpower lithium444

    In my case charging the 444 while driving problem was related to the smart alternator issue however, when I installed my Victron Dc to DC for my 120ah Lithium the smart alternator override solved...
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    I think you need to decide whether you align with preservation or conservation, the former dictates that you don't eliminate problem animals ignoring the fact that the potential for the animal to...
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    Re: Van Zyl's Rus road

    It's about 150km from Van Zyl's to Askham and if the road conditions are the same as we had it three weeks ago that will take you about 1hr 45 mins, Twee Rivieren is another 75km which will take...
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    Re: Covid - 19 pcr test under 24 hours

    Lancet are definitly an option the testing capacity countrywide is about 40k per day we currently running on about half of that so you shouldn't be too concerned about volume rather focus on the...
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    Re: Covid - 19 pcr test under 24 hours

    Ampath did our tests at 11h00 and we had our results by SMS at 22h00 and we collected the certified copy the next day at 09h00. The testing is not done where the samples are taken, they're mostly...
  35. Re: Fuel consumption calculation for overlanding (planning stages)

    Use that short trip to gather real life consumption information and treat it like gold, it could save you a mountain of heartache. Here are my planning parameters for my 4.0l Fortuner, note this is...
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