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    Re: Rooftop tent buy, bedding stays inside?

    I've got the Howling Moon Stargazer and it closes with an extra eggshell mattress and bedding inside, we take out the pillows though.
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    Re: Pafuri, Mapai en Vilanculos

    Does that crossing allow you to pick up the powerlines route to Gonarezhou?
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    Re: Windhoek grocery store order ahead?

    They have Pick n Pays there try their website, I think it used to be Model. The other grocery chain is Woerman Brock.
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    Re: Kruger self satering with small kids

    The chalets are absolutely fine, clean and reasonably equipped. Not too many camps offer the chance of game viewing from the chalets the closest would be Olifants where you can view the river from...
  5. Re: Long term camping in Kruger Park - how is it done?

    You'll have cancel your original booking but usually the office like Pretoriuskop in your example will do this for you.
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    Re: Mana Pools or Gonarezhou NP?

    We're there from 22nd to 28th September.
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    Re: Recycling Battalion

    One of the investment projects that I am looking at entails making diesel out of plastic waste. The technology is sound but onboarding the municipality is the sticking point. The interesting thing...
  8. Re: Long term camping in Kruger Park - how is it done?

    I agree but I just did it as check. As for how you book I quite like the idea of booking at 5am while in my pyjamas and stealing the site that you want when you phone at 7h30;D
  9. Re: Long term camping in Kruger Park - how is it done?

    Hmm.. not so sure I just checked I can book for 31st July 2020 for Nossob as we speak.
  10. Re: Long term camping in Kruger Park - how is it done?

    Why not online?
  11. Re: Long term camping in Kruger Park - how is it done?

    I spoke to a couple that camped next to us in Shingewedzi they live in Hermanus and spend 4 winter months in the Kruger, they book roughly 11months in advance. They seldom have a problem with...
  12. Re: KTP exit via Mabua to Gaborone via Khokhotsa?

    Mostly thick sand but we averaged about 60km when we did it in May this year, but there is a new section of about 20km where thanks to undulations we were reduced to 30km. We travelled in a Fortuner...
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    Re: Kgalagadi current conditions

    Was there in May and it was very dry with few animal sightings, even the birders were complaining. Mabua and Kaa area looked better but not by much and it will be a lot worse now. I have decided to...
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    Re: Fuel between Pafuri and Vilanculos

    The majority of the route is actually reasonable gravel roads although there is thick sand just after Machaila for about 20km but nothing to worry about. I actually had a good look at the Funae fuel...
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    Re: Fuel between Pafuri and Vilanculos

    We did this route in September last year driving a 4l Fortuner. We filled up in Punda Maria including 2 x 25l jerry cans and we only used the one can. There is a fuel stop in Mabote...
  16. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    You really shouldn't go there it's not that nice but if you really have to go the R81is the better route.
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    Re: Rietvlei Dam campsite

    They breach these far too often especially at night. In my opinion it's an accident waiting to happen. But hey it makes the camping just that bit more exciting;D
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    Re: Rietvlei Dam campsite

    No hippos? We sighted them close to the fishing area while paddling on Saturday.
  19. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    Hey they could be watching National Geographic;D
  20. Re: Karoo national park 4x4 vehicle required?

    Managed to do all of the 4x4 routes in my X3 except for Pienaars, we did that last year in the Fortuner. On reflection the Fortuner managed Pienaars in high range throughout but the X3 would have...
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    Re: Zim dollar back forex now "illegal" in Zim

    This is an email exchange today regarding the forex issue and the bank confusion

    Hi
    I trust you are well. Thank you for your email.
    Barclays was bought by First Capital Bank so the transition...
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    Re: Taking meat into Botswana

    Don't bother taking meat into Bots there's plenty of roadkill to choose from. Try early morning it's usually fresh from the night before and avoid the donkey it's damn tough.;D
  23. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    We're booked for Punda 2 nights in September at the start and end of our trip to Gonarezhou. The first night is on the 21st the Saturday of the long weekend and I have just seen that the camp is...
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    Poll: Re: Bush Rash What do you do?

    How much does that cost?
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    Poll: Bush Rash What do you do?

    So I recently picked up some bush rash on a trip through Mabua /Kaa, not unexpected and nothing too serious. However I was wondering how you approach the issue. My decision was to buy a second hand...
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    Re: Zim dollar back forex now "illegal" in Zim

    https://www.fin24.com/Economy/zim-dollars-only-finance-minister-ncube-bans-foreign-currency-20190624

    Watch inflation run amok again!
  27. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    We have had 3 leopard sitings over the years on the Letaba river drives east of the camp it could be a nice little drive from Tsendze and back. Good luck, brownies are as scarce as leopards in the...
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    Re: Fuel Consumption - Hilux 2.8 Auto

    I have a 4l Fortuner so my consumption is not relevant to this thread but the one gripe I have about the vehicle is how terrible the criuse control is. It often gets "stuck" 3600 rpm at 125km/h...
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    Re: Shingwedzi camp site on fence

    In October last year I saw park officials actually check whether you were on the site you paid for and a site with 2 vehicles were asked to move, so there was some control. Whether they apply this...
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    Re: Limpopo Crossing at Pafuri

    We'll be crossing in September and I don't expect any water if you look at the Water Affairs website http://www.dwaf.gov.za/Hydrology/Unverified/UnverifiedDataFlowInfo.aspx you will note zero flow at...
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    Re: Trip report Kgalagadi 2019

    Stranger is watching the cricket so I'll answer as best I can. The southern most route via Bosobogolo you can do solo and yes staying over at Matopi makes it easier, we did this route last month and...
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    Re: Driving to Mabuasehube

    Let me guess, your entire route planning is done with fuel consumption and fuel stops the key parameters?:'(
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    Re: Driving to Mabuasehube

    :-[Thanks I fixed that.
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    Hi Mike thank you so much for this I think I have identified the problem the information on the invoice differs from yours the swift code given to me is BARCZWHXX, I am going to try yours and see if...
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    I have just returned from a 10 day trip to Botswana and our next adventure is 10 days in Gonarezhou. Our accommodation forum is going to cost 4 times compared to Bots for similar wild camping...
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