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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Agree with shfish - Juvenile Tawny. Slit nostril, sturdy bill.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks guys, that snowy white plumage on chest and legs had me unsure. Not seen that before.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    What do you guys think?
    Images near Piper Pan waterhole CKGR.
    Size very large - chased a Bateleur off this perch.
    Underside totally white.
    Very fluffy white booties.
    Dark eyes - not yellow like...
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    Re: Ghanzi to Xade campsite travel time

    We just came out from Xade, so did what will be the last 25km you will be doing tomorrow. That was a little sandy and corrugated in places but easily do-able. look out for a couple of deep potholes...
  4. Deception Valley - looking back 4.5 Billion Years!

    Just got back from a two week excursion into the CKGR. Late August and early September was a great time for viewing the Milky Way and the night skies were incredible. I fiddled around with some...
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    Re: Do Not Start Overlanding Article

    My husband, Frank, totally related to your addiction - but in relation to me; a 62yr old female "bush-requirer" who is ill at home between trips!! I have some amazing solo trips into Mabuasahube and...
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    Re: Mapungubwe area bush camping

    tx most helpful:)
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    Re: CKGR on the way

    I was there a few weeks back and was most comfortable. Always stop here on way to CKGR from Johannesburg as next day not long till in the park. The only other option is Khama Rhino Sanctuary, but...
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    Re: Makopong Cutline to Mabua

    My info from the Strumphers at Cornwall lodge is that there are locked gates on that route as they are now private farms!! Perhaps someone needs to see if we can make a detour around the fences as...
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    Re: Ckgr updates 2016

    reminds me of 2 years back when our cruiser felt like an amphibian vehicle.

    Remember to keep to the "road" and do not be tempted to veer off unless you can see a well marked escape route!! if you...
  10. Re: Petition for water tap and dustbin removal Mabua

    Just a thought..........
    CKGR camps manage without laid- on water and I dont think the lions are as habituated as in Kgalagadi...
  11. Thread: Mabua Lions

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    Re: Mabua Lions

    To all those above, talking about provision of facilities in mabua; I wholeheartedly agree iro the A frames and provision of water. I was horrified on my last trip to see a guy at Mapat 2 had dug out...
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    Re: Take over this KTP trip - 16-28 March

    Hi;D I have a booking in Mabua from 29th March; so could be interested in using some of your booking for Kaa/Swartpan from about 23/ 24th. PM me if you still looking.

    Thanks

    Charlotte

    PS it...
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    Re: Reis verslag - Botswana (Mabua en KTP)

    Many thanks for your report;D

    I will be in Mabua 29th March and so was most interested in reading that you took the cutline off from Kokotsa/Khakea.

    How did you find the state of the "road"??...
  14. Thread: road to Mabua

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    Re: road to Mabua

    Hi Stranger;D

    I am going in to mabua end March, staying Cornwall; and wondering about the state of the Kokotsa cutline. Did you take it during your trip earlier this year? is it still very...
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    Re: Trip report Kgalagadi 2019

    Howzit!!!!!!;D you 2 really get up to lots of fun!!.... What a wonderful time. Did'nt realise you were a "birdie" type person.....

    I have a week booked at Leshoaloga in mabua at end March; might...
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    Re: Food for camping for a month

    My biggest problem is where do I pack my shebeen in the cruiser; it certainly has many hidey-holes - but a few cases of wine, etc etc and beers!!!!!!!!!!!
    We were recently away in Zambia/Malawi for...
  17. Re: Chewbacca (Chewie) does CKGR - A Vetgat Toure production

    Hi Keith, so lovely to relive the memories; especially thinking of my search for goat and the subsequent gauntlet of bringing it to Piper Pan:)
  18. Re: Chewbacca (Chewie) does CKGR - A Vetgat Toure production

    Well ! A great discovery this morning- a Vetgat Toure trip report. Thank you Keith.
    I see you mentioned "that" hyena from Red Rambuka a couple of years back. Campfire chat on this trip unearthed...
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    Piper Pan waterhole dry????

    We returned from our trip to CKGR end June visiting Passarge and Kori. The guys at the gate said that pump at Piper not working due to damage by elephants!!!!

    Does anybody know whether the pump...
  20. Re: Zambia and Zimbabwe border crossings ( INTERPOL )

    Some more thoughts on this, Elize.
    You may need to use the SAPS office at the testing ground where your vehicle is registered.
    So, Langlaagte for Joburg and Randburg registered cars. They asked...
  21. Re: Zambia and Zimbabwe border crossings ( INTERPOL )

    Many thanks to DonaldWA for your info. Frank went to Langlaagte Police station yesterday, to Office 2, ignoring the touts and came out in a jiffy with the Police clearance piece of paper!!
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    Re: Letiahau, Piper Pan and Xaxa January 2015

    Hi, I would agree with Pat 'n Wolf. Apart from the poachers, the elephants in the area were very irritated on one of our trips on that cutline and I would hate to be camping and have a visit from...
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    Re: Plagues of ants in CKGR

    Thanks so much for your feedback - all the way from New Zealand!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a community;D

    Amazing to think that the elephants were in Passage; guess down from Chobe; or possibly up from area...
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    Plagues of ants in CKGR

    We will be in CKGR mid-June staying at Passarge 2. Our last experience in 2017 was a plague of ants that were intent on attacking us wherever we walked or sat - and they could bite!!!! It seemed as...
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    Re: Bigfoot long delay for vouchers

    Also had to wait for a long time; but it was due to their internet problems. I finally recieved my voucher via email 2 weeks ago
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    Re: Pandamatenga Border Post

    Thanks for your replies. Did you drive on the road through Matetsi? is that where the potholes are? Can you remember how long the drive from the border to the main Wange/Falls road.

    Many thanks
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    Re: Pandamatenga Border Post

    Just read your post and would be really interested in how you found the road from Pandamatenga to Vic Falls thru the Matetsi!!!

    We will be going to Zambia in August and had hoped to go that way;...
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    Re: Desparate for competent auto-electrician

    Thanks for your info:)

    Do you have the address and perhaps the phone number. I am not familiar with the area. Tx
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    Desparate for competent auto-electrician

    i have a 2002 Landcruiser 105 that is suffering from electric problems related to central locking and an auxilliary battery monitor . I had a buzzer put in to remind me to turn of lights on opening...
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    Millions of ants in CKGR

    On our last visit to Passage camp 2, we were absolutely plagued by ants that were totally intent on attacking us, foot of chairs, table legs, anywhere we walked and inadvertantly stepped on an ant!!...
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    Re: CKGR Ticks in the millions

    Any idea how to control the plagues of ants in Mabua and CKGR at Passarge 2 ?? In both cases we had to change camps as we could not even walk from the tent to the car or even braai - as soon as you...
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    Re: Trip report - no rather a photo report

    So special. And those brownie shots - they are my most favourite animal. Am so envious.

    And of course I knew Keith would be blown away by the pictures - especially the one clearly showing its...
  33. Re: Is it wise to go to Mabua - CKGR solo with no 2nd pair of eyes

    I have done the CKGR and Khutse and Mabua on my own and loved every minute!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even after I ripped 2 tyres on road to Khutse and were assisted by Bots police to put both spares on and taken...
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    Re: Kalahari August 2017

    Hello Stan
    Thank you for your comments.
    We also transported a mouse from CKGR to home in April 2016. He was around our garage for a while until we finally dispatched him in a mouse trap. Very sad....
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    Re: Kalahari August 2017

    Hi Peter
    Dainfern Square P&P. I will look next time I am there to see if they still have stock.
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