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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Hi Henk

    Just visited Punda Maria - really enjoyed it.

    The camp was busy and in my view there are not enough toilets and showers to handle the volume. The top shower - not the one next to the...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Why I wouldn’t “upgrade” our pop up roof to the latest Z model ;D

    There are no diagonals across the windows looking out of the side of the van which obstruct the view
    The lifting mechanism on...
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    Re: Diesel heater for caravan or trailer

    Hi Craig

    I chatted to Jannie the owner of Bush Lapa to see if he would consider a Webasto or Truma heating solution as one of the options owners could tick. He said he would look into it but I...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    This is what the new system looks like - see attached images

    Personally, I think it is a really elegant solution to the showering on a BL but like everything it is not without its compromises
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Fantastic set-up. Thanks for showing us around in Buffels Bay.

    See you on the road sometime.
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    That looks awesome. Enjoy!
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    To answer the OP re BL popularity, things we love are


    Can go pretty much anywhere - I do accept that not towing in sandy, wet areas would be preferable but even without towing, you can still...
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    Our experience is the same.

    BL Kewer flat roof 320w panel on the roof. We like to set up next to a tree but never under it for the same reasons - bird droppings, sap from trees etc etc.

    Unless...
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    Re: Why are Bush Lapa's so popular?

    Just an observation on pricing.

    We looked at the Afrispoor option very carefully too. On the face of it, the Afrispoor was more expensive than the BL but when you added in various options, pricing...
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    Re: What Prado to buy now?

    ;D

    I wish the Prado were better priced here in SA. The price you paid in Australia would be considered an absolute bargain here. There is a huge premium between the Fortuner and the Prado in SA....
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    Re: Camping Site Recommendations Please.

    We are currently on a trip down the Garden Route and being in the area, popped in to Swartvlei for a look see. What a brilliant looking campsite. Fantastic location and views but not a single other...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    We went with the memory foam option when we bought, cos of all the issues around the ridge. We don’t feel the ridge at all with it, so happy campers :)
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    Re: What Prado to buy now?

    Black Prado, Beige Baobab - fabulous! Landcruiser with Bush Lapa. Congrats. Thatís a really awesome combo
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    Re: Swartberg pass

    If you are asking is it possible, in my opinion, yes providing it is not going to rain.

    It is only the descent into De Hel which could be scary if you suffer from acrophobia because it is very...
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite under water

    Hi Christa

    Itís a beautiful spot indeed.

    we set up camp here a little to the left of where the Conqueror was
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite under water

    We camped at Richtersberg in Sep 2019. Absolutely brilliant place. One of our favourites to be sure.

    I am absolutely gob smacked that a mountainous desert would receive this amount of water. I...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ford Everest...to pull the trigger or not...

    I thought I would sleep on it before responding.


    Your comments are disparaging and inappropriate to a forum whose very heartbeat is about sharing knowledge and experience and dare I say having...
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    Re: Bush Lapa owners list

    Hi Simon

    You can just ask them for it or better still pick a number but then you may have to wait a little bit longer.

    We love our Kewer . No regrets.

    2021 Happy New Year
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ford Everest...to pull the trigger or not...

    I bought a FJ Cruiser from a dealer - Gys Pitzer- in Pretoria in late 2019.

    The dealer principle mentioned to me that he no longer sold any Ford with over 100k kms on it without an extended...
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    Re: The mighty new 2021 Fortuner

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k5fSv3dKvF0&list=UUhz00vupzP_mNPIYD8GSmBw

    Ronny Dahlís review of the new Fortuner. Unbiased, educated opinion in my view
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    Re: Low Range - yes or no?

    Ive never done Baboons but itís reputation is well known. Towing a heavy off-road caravan would make it even more difficult. Wow, thatís impressive :o.

    When I was on Holgat, 2 blokes one towing a...
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    Re: Low Range - yes or no?

    I did Crombrink and Holgat passes in Nov20 in a Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD6 4x4 AT

    I used 4WD and selected S3 for much of the way Apart from one gnarly steep section on Holgat Pass, I never felt the...
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Congratulations! That looks like an awesome set-up you have there. Safe travels
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    Re: Bush Lapa Service

    So not really a service but related nonetheless, what do you all check between trips?

    To get the ball rolling, here is my list

    Wheel nuts - I’ve heard of a few stories of wheels coming off:o....
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    Re: Which seat covers?

    I fitted the Caprivi Heritage Range in the front seats only. The third row has been taken out and the second row is always folded down on a trip - it’s just the 2 of us.

    It’s looks to me to be a...
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    Re: Essential overlanding mods

    So I thought I would give some feedback and some food for thought.

    This weekend I went on a day trip with some mates to the Matroosberg. One of my friends has just got the new Defender so we...
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    Re: Bush Lapa Service

    The twice a year service is noted in the Owners Manual which does seem excessive. It was never mentioned when I took delivery.

    Martin also conveyed something interesting to me. It is not only...
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    Re: Cape Town to Northern KNP

    Thanks for your thoughts. I was beginning to think the same. We are headed for Doornkraal at Ithala. Any ideas on where we should go for a 1 nighter? This is not my country.
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    Re: Cape Town to Northern KNP

    Thanks for this. Would you recommend the R525 - Pafuri Gate over the R524 - Punda Maria?Exchanging people and livestock for potholes? Quieter but further?
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    Re: Cape Town to Northern KNP

    Decisions decisions!

    Zvakanaka looks awesome. But itís 1000kms from Gariep. On the other hand it is only 130kms from Punda Maria for early arrival

    Sondela is around 750 kms from Gariep but much...
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    Re: Cape Town to Northern KNP

    You beat me to it!

    Thanks for the confirmation on Gariep Dam Forever Resort and I had just spotted Dinokeng on iOverlander
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    Cape Town to Northern KNP

    We are planning a trip to Northern KNP in May/ June next year. There are just the 2 of us towing a Bush Lapa from Cape Town. We plan to enter the Park at Punda Maria as our first camp is at Punda...
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    Re: Why no FJ Cruiser diesel?

    The FJ is one of the best cars Iíve ever owned. If it were available in diesel, I would buy one in a heartbeat

    I never got used to the hunting for gears or the eye watering cost to refill, whilst...
  34. Re: Your Top 3 Tyre Choices (AT) : Size 285/75/16??

    Which Michelin's are you referring to? The Michelin LTX Force? I have heard good things about them from guys that use them regularly off-road - not for technical trails, more suited to overlanding.
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    Re: Overland Vehicle Mods

    Safari Centre in Cape Town could do the fitment of the airbags. We have the out of coil airbags which would be the same as the ones you fit on the Hilux. They are far more effective than the in coil...
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