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  1. Thread: Write off?

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    Re: Write off?

    Nee, nee, die bakkie is allergies vir bome.
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    Re: Overlanding or camping ??

    Overlanding is when the journey is more important than the destination (Philosophically speaking)

    Edit: As an example, and since Kruger was mentioned, a few years ago we did a trip from Cape Town...
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    Re: Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) met BL

    On the day of snowfall, and until the weather clears, it is still drivable in a good 4x4 with decently knobbly tyres. But when the weather clears and the top part gets sunshine, the snow melts a bit...
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    Re: Classic Land Cruisers

    I simply cannot see it surviving in the city for long, so it will stay on the open plains where it lived free all its life.

    It sometimes sit there for many months, currently I have not seen it...
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    Re: Classic Land Cruisers

    It's a pretty decent shooting bench for sighting in
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    Re: Classic Land Cruisers

    My only complaint about it is that it absolutely NEVER gets one puncture at a time, ALWAYS two or even three! It lives in a ROUGH neigbourhood with plenty sharp rocks and sticks, especially when we...
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    Re: Classic Land Cruisers

    But it is also a very good people carrier when all the game viewing benches are installed. It makes a good jungle gym for the kids too.
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    Re: Classic Land Cruisers

    If I need to load a ton of rock and get it across impossible terrain to fill up flood damaged dongas, the Cruiser is the go-to workhorse
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    Re: Classic Land Cruisers

    I must admit that, unlike with women, I am not a very monogamous type when it comes to 4 wheel drive vehicles. I have an old Cruiser, a Defender and a Wrangler. The Cruiser lives on the farm, the...
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    Re: A Lion in my Tent - Mabuasehube

    I must be the only person on this forum who went there and never even saw a lion. Feeling a little left out.
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    Re: Defender Rust and dent repair Cape Town

    Seven Landies in Paarden Eiland
  12. Thread: Malaria meds

    by DJR
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    Re: Malaria meds

    The reason medical doctors usually recommend the drug made under controlled conditions and to precise standards by the pharmaceutical company over a herbal homebrew, is just that! Precise dosages,...
  13. Thread: Malaria meds

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    Re: Malaria meds

    Just listen to Stan!
  14. Thread: Malaria meds

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    Re: Malaria meds

    Talk to your GP or a travel savvy one, work out which malaria prophylactic is the one for you, maybe even try it beforehand to make sure it does not give you unwanted side effects, then TAKE it...
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    Driving an automatic. Any general advice?

    I have never driven a car with an automatic gearbox and recently bought a Jeep Wrangler. I must admit that I found it awkward and unfamiliar at first, but I am starting to enjoy it. For the past 25...
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    Re: Restoring a 115yo Lady

    Ross Demolition - The biggest breakers yard for any kind of building material. (I've only been to the Landsdowne one)

    Just be careful when buying old timber that you have it treated for beetle...
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    Re: Name of route in southern Richtersveld?

    The route as shown in red is not difficult, except for one short and very rocky part where it runs along the river. There you have to climb over some rocks and work through a few narrow spots where...
  18. Thread: Calitzdorp Spa

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    Re: Calurz dorp spa

    Yes, I remember, but we never stayed there. My grandfather farmed close by, so whenever we visited, that was where we stayed and we only visited the baths for the day. My memories are from the late...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Personally, I feel that statement should come from the University management.
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Very early on it was reported by SANParks that it started as a fire from a place where the homeless or vagrants "camped" on the mountain. As much as I like conspiracy theories adding spice to life,...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Tony, for what it's worth, my son, who is majoring in Bio, tells me that word from his lecturers is that the herbarium survived. It is early and I'm sure that it still needs to be assessed, but in...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    In the Jagger, but elsewhere too. Over decades UCT have spent an absolute fortune on installing modern fire code hardware to their old heritage buildings that were built before such things even...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Good,I'll take away the word "claim" and change it to "insinuate". Personally I think that makes it worse.
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Ask all you want, just do not make unsubstantiated insinuations (edit) that you have no proof for. The Jagger library and especially its valuable collections of Africana is partly underground and in...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    I do not call people names easily, but you really made me the moer in with your idiotic comment!

    I live RIGHT here, below Mosters Mill, I have been in the thick of it today and UCT is my...
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    Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    If you have to pitch your own camp where there was nothing, whether it is just a ground sheet and a sleeping bag, a two man tent that you have to crawl into on all fours, put up a campers' awning...
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    I have seen a shovel tied with ratchet straps, handle facing forward and up, "bowl" of shovel under the jockey wheel, work as a handy skid plate to winch a trailer out of soft sand.
  28. Thread: Tieties baai

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    Re: Tieties baai

    Yes, April - May is a good time, but there were some reports of theft and even robberies of campers at Tietiesbaai over the last few years.
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    Defender Re: Kitted out Defender vs towing a kitted trailer

    I have had Defenders for the past 25 years and used them for traveling most of Southern Africa while my children grew up. I never managed to find the ONE ideal camping / traveling / adventure /...
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    Re: Defender TD 5 as daily driver

    It looks like a series 3. Not a Defender, not a Td5, that was only made much later. I doubt it is a Tdi either.

    Personally, I have used a Defender 110 Td5 for my short daily commute for the past...
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    Re: Defender 2.8i ECU swap

    Why are people suddenly posting Greek on the 4x4 Forum?
  32. Thread: Swartberg pass

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    Re: Swartberg pass

    There is simply NO excuse to not do the Swartberg Pass. Do yourself a favour before you go and read up a bit about the history of the pass, its builder and the engineering. It is a historical...
  33. Re: Universiteit van Stellenbosch klasse weer aan die gang?

    Yes, insist on a Covid escape clause.

    I live on UCTs doorstep and have 2 student sons there at the moment. Several of their friends got burnt this year with landlords refusing to let them out of...
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    Re: Best suited ground tent type - strong winds

    Ripstop canvas dome tent with steel poles (and 4 extra guy ropes and 4 extra large storm pegs if you want to make it stand securely in places like Luderitz in kite surfing season.)
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    Re: My 2A Forward Control

    So sorry to hear Tickford. I think your plan is good. A journey is always a good thing. And yes, please continue posting. I, for one, always enjoy seeing what fellow Landy people get up to on the...
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