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    Re: Botswana not how it used to be..

    I self drove Chobe and Moremi in 1998. Sure, the facilities were completely basic but the isolation and rustic campsites never bothered us. Savuti had a long drop for ablutions and just a tap for...
  2. Re: Good Year Wranglers - I am more than a little worried....

    Haha! I challenge you to run your Passat on the Northern Cape Karoo gravel roads. This week we had constant WhatsUpp messages asking for anyone coming from Oudtshoorn to please bring two 18 inch...
  3. Re: EMERGENGY / NOODGEVAL - Missing Australian self drive visitors... Vermiste klient

    Have you checked this one:

    Mediclinic Swakopmund
    Physical Address:
    Franziska van Neel Street,
    Swakopmund, Namibia

    Postal Address:
    Po Box 1157, Swakopmund, Namibia
    T +264 64 412 200
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    Re: Not all Light Bulbs are made equal?

    Voogie, seeing that you have a Ford ranger, I suggest you read the CANBUS thread before messing with lights on your vehicle. The computer does not recognise LED's and registers a failure switching...
  5. Re: Good Year Wranglers - I am more than a little worried....

    What are LT Spec tyres? I have had Goodyear Wrangler AT's for years and this is the third set on two vehicles. No problems and I live in the Karoo with plenty dirt roads with groot skerp klippe. Been...
  6. Re: 12V Battery Charger gives you a small electric shock on the charge leads?

    How wet or sweaty are your hands?
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    Re: Mud guard chains

    Most hardware stores stock chain in various sizes.
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    Re: Introducing Juan & johan

    Welcome and enjoy.
  9. Re: Weskus Weekend Elandsbaai/lambertsbaai route and early flowers?

    Maybe drive from Velddrif to Aurora, Redelinghuys and then Elandsbaai. Dirt roads but platkarable.
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    Re: South African Food

    Correct. But thick Salmon steaks are dirt cheap in Germany. Pork is also cheap as is Turkey. When you go to Germany let them treat you to Salmon steak with Lachsane accompanied by spaetzle. Something...
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    Re: Emergency Fire Starting

    Thanks. Still can't see the writing. Maybe you could have just written Clicks?
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    Re: Emergency Fire Starting

    That's Glycerine in the pic. Where do you buy Pottasium Permanganate?
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    Re: Emergency Fire Starting

    Where do you buy Pottasium Permanganate? Last time I asked to buy Ammonium Nitrate for use as a fertiliser I got funny looks and I though I was going to be investigated.
  14. Thread: Hi All

    by Olyfboer
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    Re: Hi All

    Welcome and enjoy Pote.
  15. Re: The must have meats on a Braai or it isnt a Braai, Braai Thread

    A family member got a new boyfriend. We get invited to a braai at their house in Moreesburg. Naturally I go to the famous Lategans Butchery and get some great wors, steak and chops. braaibroodjies,...
  16. Re: Water flowing into the parched Okavango Delta!

    My mistake. I meant the Thamalakane River.
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    Re: Southern Namibia

    I can recommend Amanzi River Camp about 20 km west of Noordoewer on the Orange river.. The sites have lawn with big trees and each is individually cordoned with electricity. There is a restaurant and...
  18. Re: Water flowing into the parched Okavango Delta!

    When the water reaches the dry Boteti river that forms the southern border of Maun, the entire town goes on a party frenzy. It usually reaches Maun in August.
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    Re: Road Trip, Man passes and SAN Parks

    The time for the two routes will be the same. Ouklof is slower but cuts off a lot of distance.
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    Re: Erindi Campsite

    The campsites are excellent. Every one is under trees on lawn and each campsite has its own private bathroom, shower, wash up and fridge. Each campsite is separate from the neighbours. The reserve is...
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    Re: Traditional Afrikaner Food - what is it?

    Belgian. The origin of the pomme fritte (Slap chips). Available with hot bread and optional mayonnaise. Anywhere in Flanders.
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    Re: Driving habits Good and Bad

    I didn't say all would fail. You only need one to fail after that collision. The gearbox and crankshaft being the most likely to be damaged and failure being in the near future as the damage will be...
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    Re: Driving habits Good and Bad

    Did you bother reading my signature to see which vehicles I use? You are my crumple zone.
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    Re: Driving habits Good and Bad

    On a steep incline yes. Otherwise why? In 40 years of driving I've never had a handbrake fail or a car roll away. What happens if someone rear ends the parked vehicle? Diff, propshaft, gearbox,...
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    Re: Road Trip, Man passes and SAN Parks

    An alternative to the Theekloof pass (Tar) is the Oukloof pass (Dirt) which leads directly to Beaufort West past the Karoo national Park. Turnoff and signposted 1 km out of Fraserburg on the R353....
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    Re: Another "new one".

    Welcome Gerrie. Plenty of stuff on the forum. Feel free to ask.
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    Re: N. Cape flower season

    The ground is wet after Tuesdays rains. The mud cakes onto the soles of your shoes so it has penetrated. Some pools along the roads. I'll inform when the first flowers open.
  28. Re: Balance pipe on auxiliary wing tank TD5 Defender

    Once again, instructions written that don't match the parts and no explanations.



    Where, in another part of the instructions:



    Looks like you're going to have to ask someone local.
  29. Re: Balance pipe on auxiliary wing tank TD5 Defender

    Explain the purpose of the "balance" pipe and where it is connected?
  30. Thread: Dave Bruce

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    Re: Dave Bruce

    What do you consider off road but not extreme?
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    Re: Ford, CANBUS and modern stupidity

    This headlight problem is common with the Ranger. The police here have only brights on these vehicles and have to use blues, parks and flashers when another vehicle comes from the opposite direction...
  32. Thread: "Old" gas

    by Olyfboer
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    Re: "Old" gas

    I get my gas from the local farmers co-op. They don't fill bottles and only swap. The bottles are filled by the supplier (Total). I am presently using a brand new 19kg bottle. The gas burns blue but...
  33. Thread: Quiver trees

    by Olyfboer
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    Re: Quiver trees

    Quiver trees tend to grow on the northern side of mountain slopes in the Northern Cape. There is a Quiver Tree forest near Niewoudtville and plenty accommodation there.

    Pic of My Isuzu Frontier at...
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    Re: Border entry Namibia and other heads up.

    Thanks. I was there Feb 2017 and don't remember that being the price.
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    Re: Border entry Namibia and other heads up.

    When did that happen?
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