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    Re: Camping spots close to Gaborone

    I am led to believe that MOKOLODI Nature Reserve is an exciting prospect....camping there
    in July.
  2. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Ons het sopas vir Mei 2022 bespreek...besprekings maak oop by call centres 1 Julie in jou geval...online bookings eers 2 Julie...Nossop kampering was reeds vol binne 15 minute ( 07 h 45), vir die...
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    Re: How smooth is your 10 speed Automatic?

    Hi,

    And there I thought I was the only one......I have the new Bi-Turbo Everest and if it was a manual , I
    would have sworn that the clutch is slipping......The pull away is like an old toppie...
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    Re: Botswana Border Posts

    List under Botswana section....heading “ Border posts in Botswana “...post #5
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    If the school holidays give you enough time , and you can find space , September would be my call
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    100% agree with you, skip RSA entry completely....enter and exit at East Gate. That link road is not worth the time or effort. Save time and get extra 2 nights in camp...we prefer Mpayathutlwa
  7. Re: GT Libra vs. Imagine Trailvan vs. Invader Quattro

    A mate of mine recently got a CHOBE TEC caravan......new model in their range....might
    be worth looking at.
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    Re: Central Kalahari National Park

    Good morning, We have just made our final payment to BOTSWANA FOOTPRINTS for our trip to CENTRAL........Seamless
    booking, easy payment..........waiting for vouchers to be delivered via courier....
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    Re: Rooiputs and Mpaya

    Just returned from 4 nights at #6 Rooiputs.....no water available....did not check
    other sites.
  10. Thread: Covid Testing

    by FransBR
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    Re: Covid Testing

    We have just returned from Rooiputs, in / out at Twee Rivieren. The official position is that you would require
    a 72hr valid PCR test for entrance procedures at the Botswana desk, and we promptly...
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    Re: Camping accommodation near Ondangwa/Eenhana

    Hi Erwin,

    Would you be able to advise me on the road conditions between Eenhana and Rundu ? On my
    maps there appear to be some gaps in the road, especially the last 50 km on the C45 travelling...
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    Re: A positive Mozambique experience

    I can relate to your experience.....14 days of bliss at Jeff's Palm Lodge....we knew the borders will be problamatic,so we planned properly and all safe back in RSA. We had a wonderfull time and will...
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    It is there....Gazette nr 43577

    Paragraph 4
    (b)
    (e )
    (iv)
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    So I finally got to drive the New Defender in Stellenbosch.
    I have to declare that I am a firm believer that this is the real Discovery 5 so
    my comments are based on the comparison to the Discovery...
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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.....

    F
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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...
  20. 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
  22. 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 ...
  23. Re: Moremi May 2020 - Trip Details / Questions / Pictures / Report

    Looks a bit like my adventure as well....
  24. 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...
  29. 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.......
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  35. 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
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