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  1. Day visits and off-grid camping in the rooiklippies conservation area south of kleinz

    Although I joined the SCC I haven't yet managed to spend any time on Rooiklippies. I also lived in London many years ago and never visited the Tower :)

    Maybe the information will help somebody...
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    Re: mcdougalls bay caravan park

    Drove out to the caravan park today. Security confirmed they are opening on 1st Dec.

    OK that's the good news.

    Work progresses at a pace that makes a snail look supersonic. Only the original 6...
  3. Re: A simple question - Syapse inverter / charger

    Thanks for the reply. Would the following MCB (I learnt a new TLA today ;D) do the job between battery and inverter?

    Found it at...
  4. A simple question - Syapse inverter / charger

    Well at least I hope it is

    First a declaration. I can wire a plug but that's about the limit of my electrical knowledge:)

    A couple of weeks ago I had to travel down to Cape Town. While there I...
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Peter, IMHO those are a couple of the best shots I’ve seen in a while. Great colour, DOF and composition. Thanks for sharing
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    Re: Lesser than R5k hybrid inverter

    Busy paying some school fees in this topic. Just purchased an Axpert look a like (Synapse is the brand) Was told in answer to my questions about connecting to AC power that I could plug it into a...
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    Re: Lesser than R5k hybrid inverter

    Just bought one as well so thanks for the heads up. How intrusive is the fan noise? Desktop pc loud or office air con loud?
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    Re: mcdougalls bay caravan park

    Some pics of the caravan park.

    Looks like they are painting all of the chalets inside and out. New geysers and I would hope the same for ablutions buildings, although the communal washing up one...
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    Re: mcdougalls bay caravan park

    Interesting mix of responses. I'll take a drive over there in the next couple of days and post pics.

    Suffice to say I have "no skin in the game" just see several questions about accommodation out...
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    mcdougalls bay caravan park

    I see the local municipality have announced the caravan park will be open for December bookings.

    Haven’t seen the renovations but happy to take a drive over there and take some pics if anyone...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi Ross

    I hadn't heard of the hydrogen project, but out this way there is a never ending stream of rumours about developments that never quiet get off the ground. 60kms north of Port Nolloth are a...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    October, Christmas is just around the corner, my brothers' birthday in 6 days' time and still no un-escorted access on Alexkor property. What's a man to do?

    Well I can follow the norm for...
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    Re: The "parking rules applied" thread

    Jaeger Defender and his older brother enjoying a day at the coast😁630629
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks Keith, but the reality is that I only use YouTube to get videos into this thread. I suspect most would find the short clips, viewed without their back story, as a little bit missing in...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Since my last post a country has fallen, an election postponed and then re-instated, floods and fires have wreaked havoc and a former president has fallen terminally ill at short notice and yet life...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    JFH, I can vouch for the effectiveness of crows when it comes to cleaning up carcasses.

    Had a similar incident last year with a dead seal pup. Camera placed in expectation of BH images only to...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Holding thumbs is for the dogs!

    Why oh why do people design stuff as they do? I bet 99% of all designers never ever have to work on the end product themselves.

    Jaeger Defender now has two...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Ha ha 😁I was going to write an update over the weekend but spent it out in the veld and now for the past 3 days I’ve been fighting the good fight with MTN over a contract that they are unable to...
  19. Re: R43 Google says route has limitations and or restrictions. Some local advise plea

    Couple of long days in the saddle but all round a successful trip.

    Doc says I have enough functioning grey cells to last another year and looks forward to seeing me in 2022. SWAMBO is happy, her...
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite

    Not sure of where the Spar is. It was next to Vespetti restaurant[/QUOTE]

    OK got it. Still there but fenced off now. It’s used for small gatherings and such like. For future travellers, I doubt...
  21. Re: R43 Google says route has limitations and or restrictions. Some local advise plea

    Hi Francis, yes accident on horseshoe bend . They cleared it fairly quickly and being a stranger in town I thought it best to just sit and look at the mountains and grass. We don’t see a lot of...
  22. Re: R43 Google says route has limitations and or restrictions. Some local advise plea

    Running late so went the “Garmin fastest route”. Making good time until I met up with a traffic jam going into Sir Lowreys pass😩

    Oh well, it’s a pretty enough place to get delayed.
  23. R43 Google says route has limitations and or restrictions. Some local advise please

    Hi, I'm traveling down to Hermanus on Monday. Thought I'd take the scenic route rather than driving through Cape Town.

    Google maps says the R43 has limitations and or restrictions.

    Am I likely...
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite

    @shfish. We have a bit of a challenge with illegal diamond diggers and with it an uptick in petty crime although nothing like you see in the metropolitan areas.

    If you are stuck or really...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Ian, this is a vaccinated post. It proves it works, there will be no mention of you what or you know who ;D

    Short update from yesterday. First the GPS coordinates were wrong. Although they show...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi RobS. It’s unlikely that you would get to the cameras even with GPS locations. They are on Alexkor diamond property , SANP protected areas or well off the beaten track.

    However if you have...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Stan, in keeping with an increasing trend on the Forum of members seeking irrefutable proof or peer reviewed evidence on just about any statement, comment or general opinion posted by others I have...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Next episode is coming to a browser soon ;D
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    Re: Security camera/trail camera?

    Just be careful with what you buy. I recently finished a series of tests using trail cameras that were being deployed for exactly what you are looking at.

    3 things to watch out for.
    trigger...
  30. Non lethal predator management possibility

    I “found” Dr Peter Apps on a Facebook forum. His work on predator conflict management makes for interesting and exciting reading. Seems like there may well be a win win scenario developing.

    The...
  31. Re: Weather warning for the Northern Wes Kus

    4 days of hot east wind with plenty of sand blowing around, thankfully not the apocalyptic sand storms that were forecast.

    Jaeger Defender tucked up in the garage for now. If I need to go out I'm...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    It's been very much and up and a down month with more down than up.

    To begin with I've had to pull my cameras out of the Kleinsee seal colony. Mine security are having a battle with illegal...
  33. Weather warning for the Northern Wes Kus

    Posted on FB by one of the SANP rangers. Be careful if you are travelling out this way during the week.

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    Re: Springbok - Caravan Storage

    Hi PRA

    Thanks for the PM with size details. It will fit in my front yard so no problem there.

    As far as roads are concerned it really is the luck of the draw. Route from Port Nolloth to...
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    Re: Springbok - Caravan Storage

    Hi PRA,

    Does Port Nolloth count as “surrounds” If so I can probably host your caravan in my garden but need to know dimensions
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