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    Re: Add what you want to my outlander

    If it's the newer model with the two jump seats in the boot, consider removing them for extra space. With the second row of seats flat, we can fit up to eight ammo boxes in the rear of our Outlander...
  2. Re: JHB -> Botswana -> Zambia -> Tanzania -> Rwanda

    Agreed with WW that you need to factor in delays - I would head to Lake Tanganyika as speedily as possible, and chill there (as you are) but a bit more speedily. Travel hard at first, then ease off...
  3. This is why I love overlanding through Africa

    Great article by my old friend, Gavin Hartford - they are four months into an epic overland trip through Africa in their Land Cruiser.
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    It was a Toyota Tazz, and yes, that was overlanding.
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    Methinks this post got lost in translation... you mean other vehicles (other than Landies) don't get punctures?
    You must have a very big drawer system if you have "several different spares" in there...
  6. Re: Lesser known Dive spots on the East Coast (Moz/Tanzania)

    I doubt it. A while since I have been there, but most of the really spectacular diving is accessible snorkelling.
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    Re: What camera to take on trip

    As a photo-journalist, when I travel for work, my standard kit when limited by factors like flying in light aircraft or choppers, hiking, or shooting in urban surroundings, is one body with an...
  8. Re: Lesser known Dive spots on the East Coast (Moz/Tanzania)

    Nacala Bay, speak to Ian and Picolien at Libelula Lodge about the reefs they dive, including "The Toilet". https://divelibelula.com/
    The coral reefs off Msimbati, just north of the Mozambique border...
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    I haven't read all the posts in this thread, so this is probably a repeat of what has been said already.
    I use the term overlanding very specifically: it is completely self-sufficient,...
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    Re: Liuwa Plains NP to Lusaka via M9

    As above, tar all the way, albeit heavily potholed around Kaoma. If you're driving after dark (highly inadvisable) be very vigilant - there's a fair amount of game on the road through Kafue, and also...
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    Re: Kaokoland fuel and camping?

    Take all your wood in with you. Yes, there is deadfall wood in the river beds and on the banks, but it provides an essential habitat for a wide range of wildlife. So buy bags of wood at the last...
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    Re: Malawi August 2020

    The Nyika Plateau is one of my favourite places in Africa, but essential to have a guide (I think it is now compulsory) if hiking, because as mentioned there are both elephants and lions present, as...
  13. Re: Etosha July 2020:- Eat Sleep Drive Repeat

    Is that 10 days all inclusive, or 10 days in Etosha? Helluva drive if it's 10 days inclusive. But anyhow, have a look at this trip report of mine on a much longer trip to Etosha, it may help - the...
  14. Re: Which campings/route to choose for remote travelling with young kids in SA & Nami

    And another update (Freek called me earlier today), their fridge has packed up, so they have to backtrack to Worcester or Cape Town to get it fixed as their rental company can only get a replacement...
  15. Re: Pula? ATM? Cash vs. Credit Cards? Currency questions?

    Good idea to carry a Visa as well as a Mastercard. Hedge your bets, and always have a wad of cash as backup. American Express is not widely accepted.
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    Re: Antique piano restoration

    I would chat to an expert like Paul Tizzard http://www.paultizzardpianos.co.za/ or Ian Burgess-Simpson https://www.ianburgess-simpson.com/ before doing anything. They will be able to give you an...
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    Re: Kaokoland fuel and camping?

    Did anyone mention DON'T CAMP IN RIVERBEDS in March ;D
  18. Re: 4x4 self drive hire - insurance does not seem to cover write-off

    I'm confused - the speed limits posted by Asco are correct for Namibia (60 game parks - (it's actually 40 on minor roads); 80 gravel (except where signposted otherwise); 120 highway). Go over 80 on...
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    Re: Car Drowning in Remhoogte

    Expensive mistake: rental companies specifically exclude water and river crossings from their insurance, AFAIK. Silly mistake as depending on the amount of rain upriver, those rivers drop just as...
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    Re: Fresh Meat Shopping

    There's a supermarket at the big petrol station (Puma?), but we got good meat at the Spar in Ausenkehr, and there is also a Tops liquor store there (last time I was through).
  21. Re: Good electrician in Cape Town- recommendations please

    James White-Phillips 0 eight 3 746 145 eight. Based in Little Mowbray, he does a lot of City contracting, rewired our 90-year-old house, does all our work.
  22. Re: What are the rules about taking Fruit, vegetables and meat into Zambia from Namib

    Depending on the rains, late May could still be very wet. I have had the River Road to Nanzhila completely impassable in late June before. Advisable to have a backup route in place.
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    Re: Bradt guides

    I think it's probably because many foreign tourists start their journeys here....
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    Re: Bradt guides

    Exclusives Cavendish and Constantia both had the Zambia guide in stock when I was last in them a week or two ago.
  25. Re: What are the rules about taking Fruit, vegetables and meat into Zambia from Namib

    AFAIK, there's no foot and mouth restriction at the moment, but I may be wrong. The fruit fly regs are strict, so you may be forced to ditch fruit and veg, but that's not going to cost you too much....
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    Re: Bradt guides

    Strange, the Exclusives main outlets in Cape Town all stock Bradt guides - the branches elsewhere should be able to get stock from them, just ask.
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    Re: Series 2a Speedo

    Correct, but I had a bush mechanic who adapted one for my SIIA and it flipped out the speedo.
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    Re: Shakawe to Savuti (around the top)

    Hi Thomas, this has been discussed before - as far as I know this is not doable. There are several concession areas there (hunting concessions, not sure what their current status is now that the...
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    Re: Series 2a Speedo

    Make sure you have the right speedo cable - as far as I remember, the Series III cable if fitted will cause the SIIA or SII speedo to go wobbly and erratic above certain speeds.
  30. Thread: Moz newbie

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    Re: Moz newbie

    Hi Theo, any time between the post-Easter school holidays and the June/July SA school vacs is good - cooler temperatures, lovely weather, no big crowds. Avoid SA school holidays like the plague.
    You...
  31. Re: most beautiful route from Rehoboth to camping Klein Aus

    The route described above by Guido is beautiful, but I wouldn't try and do it in one day. If you are pushed for time, go straight to Klein Aus on the tar roads and save the scenic routes for the next...
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    Re: Air rescue Kgalagadi national park.

    Yes, but.... When we travel, we do carry medical basics like syringes, drip kits, sterile gloves etc - not for us to use, but for medically trained people in remote areas to use on us (or others) if...
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    Re: Air rescue Kgalagadi national park.

    So the short answer to your question is that there is no dedicated Kgalagadi air rescue service. All the travel insurance packages include an air rescue option if medically justified - we use...
  34. Re: Which campings/route to choose for remote travelling with young kids in SA & Nami

    You should be fine with a guide, but just always be aware when walking in the bush with kids that predators, lions especially, see small kids as prey, much more so than adults. The lion population in...
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    Re: Khaudum - Disgrace and Poachers Paradise!

    I have not heard any reports of an increase in poaching in Khaudum. Anthrax is endemic in the area, and worse as the dry season intensifies so it is quite possible the elephant died of it. As pointed...
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