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    Re: 4 x 4 rentals

    Bushlore have a good rep, book well in advance, demand is heavy.
  2. Re: Where to go for 1 week 4x4 trip from Franschoek departing &where to rent a car?

    Definitely the Cederberg, via Tulbagh, Ceres, Op-Die-Berg etc. Buy a copy of Slingby Maps' Cederberg map available at most outdoor shops and book sellers - they do a hiking and a touring map, with...
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    Re: sleeper wood fireplace mantel

    Sorry to add to your worries, but we built a house with a railway sleeper mantelpiece and it also started smouldering - in a thatched house! Maybe put a vermiculite shield underneath it?
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    Re: Kariba camping / lodge

    Hi Basie, some good recommendations in this thread:
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/290675-kariba-Camping
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    Re: Malaria precautions for Zimbabwe

    Just to clarify this, artemesian should never be taken as a prophylaxis - from the NICD's guidelines on malaria (citing WHO):
    "The artemisinin derivatives are pivotal for the effective treatment of...
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    Re: LPG question

    The higher the altitude the lower the boiling point - sea level is 100degC, and if I remember correctly, it drops by around half a degree C for every
    150m of altitude. On top of Mount Everest it...
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    Re: First Time by Myself

    Perhaps a useful analogy here would be that when I am travelling in Europe or other regions, I like to spend a few hours every day relaxing at a restaurant, enjoying the food and the view, otherwise...
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    Re: JERRY CAN COLORS

    Depending on the border post, whatever the customs guy says is true is true.
    But I do think that was sales talk... ask the salesperson how many borders he has crossed.
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    Re: Malaria precautions for Zimbabwe

    Zambezi is high risk all year round. Take the meds.
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    Re: Mozambique - Zabora

    Hi Andrew, try Googlng Zavora instead of Zabora.
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    Re: First Time by Myself

    With your time frame, I would concentrate on one part of the country only - stick to the north, cut out Mabuasehube, they are at opposite ends of a pretty big country. Try and spend at least two to...
  12. Re: Luiwa plains, kafue, kasanka - november 2022

    Agree with the above - as far as I know, the Kazungula to Sesheke road is still in very bad shape, so rather cross at Sesheke.
    Re Kafue camp sites, have a look at KaingU and Kasabushi, both lovely...
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    Re: Advice - Pajero Sport

    We bought a 2010 3.2 last year and incredibly happy with it. The big attraction (among many others) of the 120kw engine is that it is pretty agricultural and can run on any grade diesel, it's not...
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    Re: 20ltr vs 25ltr plastic jerry can

    As the man says.
    20l of petrol or diesel spilled in the back of your vehicle or on your roof can properly ruin an overland trip. With petrol, be very careful of static build-up and make sure the...
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    Re: Deflating Tyres - How?

    Matchstick works for me.
  16. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Wonderful report as always, Andrew and Jenny - we had exactly the same butterfly experience, and also fell in love with Ishasha - here's what I wrote at the time:

    It was well after sunset, we had...
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    Re: Kitting out a 4x4

    You, maybe, but the OP is very specific, and none of these applications would justify fitting a water tank or a long range tank - "The vehicle will be used on weekends away camping.
    4x4 trails...
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    Re: Kitting out a 4x4

    For fuel? Aikona!
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    Re: Kitting out a 4x4

    Built in water tank is generally a useless piece of equipment unless you are planning a Sahara crossing. Rather use Pioneer plastic jerry cans, 10l or 20l from Makro etc. Good drinking water is...
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    Re: where is piere st wight

    To answer the OP's question, here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Piers_on_the_Isle_of_Wight
  21. Re: Care for Antique Stinkhout furniture...

    We have several antique stinkwood, yellowwood, Oregon, ironwood etc items of furniture. We only use teak oil, never wax products. Can be either the clear teak oil or the reddish one, sold...
  22. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Great stuff as always, did a catch up as I missed a few posts: Good to hear that Richard Barnley is still going strong, we stayed in a house he shared with others on the edge of the Ngong Forest back...
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    Re: Sleeping bag for teenager

    Just a minor correction - As far as I know, CapeStorm and First Ascent were both bought by AllSport which is part of Sportsman's/Outdoor Warehouse. They seem to push First Ascent more than they do...
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    Re: Sleeping bag for teenager

    The First Ascent Amplify 1500 is my go-to bag - extreme rating is down to minus 10, but it is very comfortable as a summer bag, just unzip and use it as a duvet. And it is light enough (1.5kg) to...
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    Re: Sleeping bag for teenager

    Ignore all others and go straight for First Ascent. They make excellent bags and are local, so there is backup if any problems.
    Best to get one that is isn't too extreme on the cold weather rating,...
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    Re: Stepping out your car in the NP's

    Whatever you choose to do, always be situationally aware:

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  27. Re: Where to buy BFG or Coopers in Zambia or northern Bots/Nam?

    I have previously bought replacement Coopers in Otjiwarongo - tyre dealer in the main street, next to a little coffee shop, can't remember the name but prominent. I doubt you'll have any luck in...
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    Re: Firewood Supplier - Cape Town

    Naah, he was a wood fetcher, not a wood bringer...
    Beware of bluegum - shot hole borer infestations are a higher risk than other woods. We stick with black wattle or rooikrans. CapeNature and others...
  29. Re: Long term Vehicle storage Cape Town or surrounds ?

    Hi, these guys are the only ones I know of: https://www.africanoverlanders.com/
    I know nothing about them, just seen them favourably discussed on the Overlanding Africa Facebook site.
    They have...
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    Re: Camp kitchen

    Here's a picture of ours...

    https://d3ni7gfisywg43.cloudfront.net/images/article/29890-0-F.jpg
  31. Re: Is this an Juvenile tawny eagle...or something else?

    It would also be highly unusual for Steppe Eagle to be in the Kgalagadi, just a bit too far south west. My two cents is juvenile/sub-adult Tawny.
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    Sticky: Re: Crossing borders made easy

    Not necessary - there is always a separate queue for trucks and light vehicles. Go straight to the front. Re downloading docs, sorry, can't help - Google is your friend.
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    Re: Serengeti migration changes behaviour

    Hi, can I suggest you post a new thread requesting information - it is years since I self-drove the Serengeti, my more recent trips have all been fly-in visits for work. There are several members who...
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    Re: Family sized RTT

    We had an Echo four person RTT and our two kids grew up in it, wild camping all over southern and East Africa. No difference in packing up time between that and a standard RTT, but it helps to have...
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    Re: Zim to Zambia

    Hi, two-and-a-half weeks is plenty of time to do both Liuwa and South Luangwa. When are you doing the trip, bearing in mind that although southern Zambia is in a drought cycle, Liuwa is not...
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