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  1. Re: Trip to Zimbabwe / Advice for driving back to Johannesburg

    Remember Stockpoort closes at 18h00

    If you make it the Stockpoort Lodge at the gate on the SA side can be a good option for you.

    Johan
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    Re: Overnight near Stockpoort

    Stockpoort Lodge (RSA- side) at the border gates (http://www.stockpoortlodge.co.za/)
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    Re: Self drive Bots into zim

    Yun, looking at all the info on your thread and the fact that you are not camping, consider:

    The way north: Brits to Francistown sleep at Woodlands
    Cross over to Zim at Plumtree and sleep at...
  4. Re: Help please with Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary May/June 2020

    Apologies for my silence I was out of range for a few days
    Thanks for your input, JGN.
    Now I have more questions: If we do cross at Panda, that looks as though we will have to backtrack to...
  5. Re: Help please with Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary May/June 2020

    Possible itinerary: Kasane/Maun
    1. Arrive Kasane ~ May 10?? Airbnb
    2. Kasane pick up 4x4 & stock up. Senyati Camp
    3. Chobe ~ Ihaha
    4. Chobe ~ Ihaha
    5. Kasane. Stock up. Chobe river boat...
  6. Re: Looking for a National Parks Booking Contact in Zimbabwe

    I talk to "Noel Manyerere" <[email protected]>

    He responded to my emails last week
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    Re: Dijara Camp and Tshaa Camps in Khwai

    Stay at Maghoto, good game on the river and closer to N-bridge if you want to enter the park. Take your own bush shower and spade and cubicle for a veld loo. Both other camps were great at the day,...
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    Re: Reference needed please!

    I have always used Botswana Footprints but switched to NDM after Tara left. NDM completed my reservation for 2019 excellently. Payment was easily made via PayPal. You can contact Kay at NDM Travel...
  9. Thread: Etosha bookings

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    Re: Etosha bookings

    You can do it on-line on the NWR website (a bit of a roundabout routine to get to the application though, you can see availability as well, or otherwise phone their Cape Town Office.
    Johan
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    Re: Drinkwater on the way to Mabuasehube.

    Drinkwater

    Another option is to cross at Bray (closes 16h00) and overnight at Cornwall. Jannie has a great bush camp with donkey shower and flushing loo! His water is sweet. I supplemented my...
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    Re: Drinkwater on the way to Mabuasehube.

    Were there in April as well. We had berg winds with high temps we were glad that we took enough sweet water with. I split my water into drinking water and wash water. The drinking water I hauled...
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    Re: Alternatie to Khama Rhino en route to Kubu

    Coy

    Last year we camped at Masama Lodge and camping before you get to Serowe on the right-hand side.

    E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.masamalodge.com

    Contact person A.K....
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Thanks Bigal I had the same knee-jerk, also the general shape of the head and the body?

    Regards

    Johan
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Thanks a million the plot thickens, but we are down to two very likely candidates.

    Johan
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Thanks a million. Johan;D
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Dear All

    Any idea what this is? Photographed in Mabua, April, 2017.

    Regards

    Johan442605442606
  17. Thread: Stockport border

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    Re: Stockport border

    Just remember Stockpoort closes at 16h00. Bots does not accept ZAR id the forex office is open. Best to get Pula before you leave. It saves time.

    Johan
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    Re: Kgalagadi - Swart Pan area

    Alwyn

    Was there June 2015 and camped at Swartpan #01. At the time the borehole collapsed and it was not fixed then. I have not seen any reports that the water had been fixed. The dry tap was at...
  19. Thread: Camping in Maun.

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    Re: Camping in Maun.

    I will certainly camp at Sedia Hotel camp site again.
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    Re: Botswana Kalagadi trip

    Marilyn

    Give us an idea what you have decided?

    Regards

    Johan
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    Re: Botswana Kalagadi trip

    Marilyn

    You are most likely to exit at Kaa and go to Hukuntsi to get fuel etc.

    You are coming from Mabua so you have been there.

    For doing your own thing consider 2 to 4 days at Swartpan,...
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    Re: advices for a travel in Botswana... from Italy!

    Patrizia

    Good decision to sleep stay over in Xa, do two nights. I also suggest that you stay at least one night in Savute (book early) on your way to Kasane. It is a long (read slow) drive from...
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    Re: Paying for fuel in Namibia

    Just back from a trip up the coast and Damaraland:
    -Not all filling stations take credit cards, they have signs up stating the banking costs are too high
    - Walvis Bay, the first station we went to...
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    Re: Mpayathulwa and Mabuasehube now privatised

    Come on Christian price differentiation is alive and well in Europe as well, if not the price then the period of validity.

    Colosseum ticket: Combo ticket, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine,...
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    Re: Cape Town to Vilanculos, which way?

    Give us a report please
    Johan
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    Re: Posts along Hunter's Road

    I have generated the attached information form older posts and PMs that I have received from members who have posted some information.

    The info I confirmed was:

    The entrance/exit in the south...
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    Re: Joburg to Mana pools

    Make sure that passports are stamped correctly at the point where you enter Zambia, a group was stranded on the Zambian side of the dam wall for being in the country 'to long' with the threat to...
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    Re: Mana Pools - VIRGIN

    Hi Don

    I was in your boots last year this time as well. I then sussed out the game count is normally arranged around full moon, so that will help to pinpoint that event in September 2017. The...
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    Re: FLowers trip Aug 2016

    Bogaards


    It is pot luck if one plans in advance with variables such as did it rain, did it rain enough, when did it rain and where did it rain?


    So the name of the game is take your chances...
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    Sticky: Re: BOCRA Two way radio Legalities

    I have had no response form Bocra for more than two weeks now.


    Johan
  31. Thread: BnB Gaberone

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    Re: BnB Gaberone

    If I need to be in town I stay at Staywell Suites, see

    http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/accommodation/staywell-executive-suites

    For reviews see
    ...
  32. Thread: Business Visa

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    Re: Business Visa

    Jip JTF the Business Visa applies to the following actions only:

    The business visa in Namibia is defined as the visa issued to people looking for prospects to set up formal business in Namibia,...
  33. Thread: Business Visa

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    Re: Business Visa

    There seems to be three types of Visas applicable with tourism visits exempted for South Africans.


    This is how I was informed by a Nam source dealing with this matter:

    Work Visa for short...
  34. Thread: Maps for Botswana

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    Re: Maps for Botswana

    I have just updated my Veronica Roodt's Bots maps from Netbooks http://www.netbooks.co.za/Main.asp?D=%7BE903D40B-0A37-4CA9-B6F9-DECE51A178CC%7D&PageType=SearchResults

    Chobe ZAR 81.00
    Moremi...
  35. Thread: Zimbabwe in April

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    Re: Zimbabwe in April

    Elsieken



    We were in the Highlands area twice in the last 3 years. You can consider, our trip Sept 2015 included Mana Pools, Nyanga, the Vumba and Gonarezhou

    Chimanimani - The Frog and...
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