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    Re: Anyone been stopped at a speed trap near Gobabis?

    Whether the speed was well within the 120 km zone or just on the edge of it is not the point. The point is that the speed device patently had the wrong speed shown on the screen - and the reason for...
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    Anyone been stopped at a speed trap near Gobabis?

    At the beginning of August I travelled with my wife and daughter and three grandkids to Windhoek in a convoy of two cars entering Namibia at Buitepos. I use my Garmin GPS in conjunction with the...
  3. Prado 120 petrol stops running - cannot establish fault

    I have a 2004 Prado 120 petrol model that has done over 275 000 kms. Hitherto it has given extremely good service and I am extremely happy with the car.

    A year ago I had a head gasket replaced...
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    Re: Prado 120 4x4 Mechanics - ENGAGING DIFF LOCK FROM TIME TO TIME

    Another item to note is to every once in a while to make a point of engaging the diff lock. This is to lubricate the mechanism so that the seals do not dry out and go hard.

    I was not aware of this...
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    EToll Summons - Lawyers

    I don't regard the e-tolls as a fair system at all. I used those same roads for many years before they were upgraded. Having said that I am all for the user pays and am prepared to pay myself - but...
  6. Re: Returning for visit to 3rd Bridge - Moremi for first time in 30 years

    Thank you very much both of you for your prompt and informative responses.

    Really appreciated!

    Del
  7. Returning for visit to 3rd Bridge - Moremi for first time in 30 years

    We have booked a campsite at 3rd Bridge for a week in September 2018 so would be grateful for current information as to the facilities at the campsite.

    Where does one get firewood? Is it available...
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    Re: Bundutec fooftop tent

    Thanks for the post and info.

    Can you leave your bedding and some clothing in the closed unit?
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    Re: Head on collision, but no airbag deployment

    I fear Toyota may have a problem with airbags not deploying generally!

    The company I worked for had, over a time span of two years, six Hilux Bakkies written off in in accidents - not one of the...
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    Re: Never again Zimbabwe

    Our group of six vehicles was stopped in a road block on the A10 a few kms short of the junction with the A 4 north of Runde. We were ordered to each pay a US$ 10 fine for driving a dirty car -...
  11. Thread: crazy ellie

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    Re: crazy ellie

    Thanks for the heads-up Eddy.

    Am planning a trip to 3rd Bridge, have often camped (ground tent) with ellies about but never had a hint of a problem - some walking so close I could hear the grass...
  12. Thread: 2008 Prado Value

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    Re: 2008 Prado Value

    Hi Anton,

    Just to give you an idea I bought a 2009 series 120 Prado VX petrol - white with no frills - that had 160 000Km on the clock for R 290 000 in May this year. I have since added a tow...
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    Re: Alternatives to Malaria Tablets

    We, as a family, have been going into Malaria areas, almost annually, for the past 30 years. Initially we took malaria tablets - which was fine until I could not fly my aircraft because of the side...
  14. Thread: Mice ethics

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    Had a problem with mice or rats chewing the...

    Had a problem with mice or rats chewing the wiring and rubber hoses in the engine compartment of my old 110 Landy several years ago.

    A used car salesman advised that I should simply spray...
  15. Thread: Kalahari Video

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    Great movie Mattie Did you buy the rights to...

    Great movie Mattie

    Did you buy the rights to the music or did you simply load it onto your video? Interested as I do the same thing but the background music and copyright issues are my concern. Is...
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    I live in Bryanston near the Sandton Clinic. Have...

    I live in Bryanston near the Sandton Clinic. Have had a problem with these Carpenter bees drilling holes in the rafters holding the carport roof up. Sprayed doom into their holes which kept them at...
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    I concur with Stan's advice both in respect of...

    I concur with Stan's advice both in respect of the availability of camping sites at this late stage as well as the middle-mannetjie for very long stretches of soft sand tracks.
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    Hi Artrad, Did the Rus en Vrede 4 x 4 route...

    Hi Artrad,

    Did the Rus en Vrede 4 x 4 route (which I think is the one you are talking about) August last year. Entered from Baviaanskloof side at the Rus en Vrede farm (had to pay a fee here) to...
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    Hi Debra, We are in a party of six vehicles...

    Hi Debra,

    We are in a party of six vehicles planning to arrive at Nyamepi Camp Wednesday afternoon 20th August departing from there for Matusadona on 25th August along the same road you intend to...
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    Bought 3 different sizes of those long-handled...

    Bought 3 different sizes of those long-handled KANGO pots in Zim years ago (See that Outdoor Warehouse now stocks these too) and cut off the handles close to the pot so that one pot fits into the...
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    I have the same model Prado - bought new in 2004....

    I have the same model Prado - bought new in 2004. Did not like the recommended low tyre pressure and have used 2.4 bar all round for normal driving going to 2.8 when loaded. On 3rd set of tyres -...
  22. Any problems with taking pre-cooked meals into Zimbabwe?

    A group of us comprising 6 vehicles is planning a trip across Kariba to Mana Pools late August this year. We are hoping to take a number of pre-cooked meals with us to facilitate late night arrivals...
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    Google Kamerkloof Guest House and ask them - Nick...

    Google Kamerkloof Guest House and ask them - Nick should know
  24. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    I read somewhere some time ago that the sand (not...

    I read somewhere some time ago that the sand (not ambient) temperature exceeds 70 degrees and goes down to minus 11. December will certainly not be in the minus 11 degree bracket.
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    Travelled to Vanzylsrus, through into Bots at...

    Travelled to Vanzylsrus, through into Bots at Middleputs (40 kms reasonable dirt road to border) and on to Bokspits on a wonderful tar road about 150 kms re-entering RSA at Bokspits a month ago. Took...
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    Depends on your priorities. I was in the same...

    Depends on your priorities.

    I was in the same boat many years ago yearning to have my own 4x4. I would have had to spend a year's gross salary to buy one at the time. Then opportunity presented...
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    Twee Rivieren

    Hi, I see you are from Secunda so will probably route close to JHB on your return.

    For what it's worth, came back to JHB from Kgalagadi last week.

    Left Mata Mata at 7:00 am and after exiting...
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    I knew that as Kubu Island on Sua Pan that lies...

    I knew that as Kubu Island on Sua Pan that lies north of Mmatshumo. Also Ok - road quite rough in places but check what the water situation on the pan is like before going there. If there is water do...
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    I'm not familiar with a place called Lekhubu but...

    I'm not familiar with a place called Lekhubu but the rest of the places are on main tourist routes so if you stick to the main tracks you're OK. There are many people travelling these roads nowadays...
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    I don't know the vehicle but you are going to hit...

    I don't know the vehicle but you are going to hit very heavy deep sand in many places along that route and if your VW does not have 4x4 capability I suggest you will stay there. Dropping tyre...
  31. Sounds like a nice trip - beautiful countryside...

    Sounds like a nice trip - beautiful countryside especially Seweweekspoort. When going down Bosluiskloof to the dam, say Hi to Foxie Ledeboer from me - that is if he is there at the dam wall when you...
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    I had the AO roof rack - use the term "had"...

    I had the AO roof rack - use the term "had" because my vehicle was totally w/off in a serious accident in November last year.

    What appealed to me was the fact that the main slats on the AO...
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    Had this done to my VX Prado at SAC in Kyalami in...

    Had this done to my VX Prado at SAC in Kyalami in the hope that it would improve fuel consumption. But after this intervention the vehicle struggled to start and it frankly did not do anything to the...
  34. Hi Stan, I do not recall another campsite...

    Hi Stan,

    I do not recall another campsite but the one that we stayed at is on the southern side of the main track about 7 kms from that "artificial" waterhole that is closer to Deception from...
  35. Hi Stan, Many years ago we camped at...

    Hi Stan,

    Many years ago we camped at Lethiahau on the advice of someone who knew the area well. His comment was if you want to see lions go camp there. There were two sites close to each other on...
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