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  1. Re: Query re possible March 2020 Zambia Trip

    To answer three of your questions:
    1 Unless things have changed dramatically, Kabula wins hands down - when I was last at Ngonye, it had little shade, was next to the main road, and was fairly...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Wow, look who popped up out of the woodwork. That is one of the biggest leaps to an unfounded conclusion I have seen in a long while.
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    Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Rule number 1 is to keep it simple. Don't be tempted by all those lovely looking things at Outdoor Warehouse that are actually useless for a mobile overland trip - most of them are designed to be...
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    Re: KhoiSan (Bushman) visit

    Get in touch with the Kuru Art Project in D'Kar http://www.kuruart.com/
    Not sure what the current status is of the project, but in the past, I have spent a couple of days walking and tracking with...
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    Re: Assitance Required Namibia

    PM Kurt and Silke (Sandbug on the forum) at Caprivi Houseboat Safaris.
  6. Re: Mining in LZNP - could be massively damaging!!

    My take on it:

    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2019-10-29-man-friday-lower-zambezi-on-borrowed-time-as-mining-gets-the-nod/
  7. Re: Query re possible March 2020 Zambia Trip

    I'm with you 100% on the "green season", my favourite time of the year. As far as I know, Mvuu just outside LZNP stays open all year, so that is still an option, and with the current drought...
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    Re: Cederberg burnt out Disco

    I presume that whoever bought the Discos was fired? Putting a Disco to work in an open cast mine instead of a Cruiser bakkie is like using a sports car to run a plumbing business instead of a Datsun...
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    Re: Cederberg burnt out Disco

    Yawn, another potentially useful thread goes south because of this atavistic urge of some Toyota and Land Rover drivers to engage in a pissing contest.
  10. Re: Query re possible March 2020 Zambia Trip

    Unless the situation has changed since I was last there, only two or three lodges stay open year round - most close down from late November until late March/early April, so it is worth checking....
  11. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Thanks Estee, useful stuff.
    For those who may have missed them, some years back I posted two stickies in the Overland section on survival, and Estee also contributed to the threads:
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  12. Re: Query re possible March 2020 Zambia Trip

    I don't want to rain on your parade, but March is (depending on how you look at it) either the worst month, or the best month, to be in Zambia. It is the height of the rainy season, so large parts of...
  13. Re: Advice sought for trip in September 2020

    With only two weeks in hand, a first time visit to Namibia, no camping and limited budget, I would make several major changes:

    1.Leave Cape Town - overnight in Springbok. Why? You can easily make...
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    Kingsley's early (unsponsored) trips (Cape to Cairo along the Waterways of Africa etc) were all done in Toyotas when he was paying his own way, with limited sponsorship. I first met him in Kenya on...
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    It's worth repeating, so I'll repeat it: if you're travelling outside of South Africa, stick with Toyota.
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    Hi, and welcome to the forum. If you are not mechanically adept, stick with Toyota for travel outside the borders of South Africa.
  17. Re: Anyone travelling Khaudum NP in october?

    Hi, I would advise going south-north, and calling in at the MET office in Tsumkwe and getting emergency numbers from them. The numbers I have are +264(0)66 258 846 and +264(0)66 258 847, but these...
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    Re: Sandwich Harbour

    You can self-drive to Sandwich Harbour (permits from the MET office in Swakopmund) but you have to be very careful of your route - make sure you know which is the correct track to follow, I have seen...
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    Re: Marc April 2020

    Can you be a bit more specific? How long do you want to spend in Maputo? I'm also not sure what you mean by the northern suburbs.
  20. Re: Safe and more affordable areas in Cape Town?

    Re Cape Town traffic - if you want to live in Cape Town, you have to realise that it has become like any other major city in the world, the CBD is no longer the only CBD. Cape Town is now essentially...
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    Re: Labour Lawyer - Cape Town

    Matthew Walton and Associates in Westlake. 021 702 0541
  22. Re: Selfdrive Zimbabwe - Botswana - Namibia

    Hi Vincent,
    Great idea, but two provisos:
    1) I would start and end in either Johannesburg or Windhoek, as your options for car hire of a fully-equipped vehicle are better there - have a look at the...
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    Re: Namibia in December

    Couple of points to bear in mind:
    1) Coastal towns will all be full to bursting and booking is essential.
    2) Inland spots will mostly be empty, but I would book at popular spots like...
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    Re: Choppies Shakawe

    Edit: Apologies: I read the header as Kasane, not Shakawe - but if you want the contact details for Spar, Kasane, here ye go!



    Try the Spar:

    Kasane
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    Re: Maun to Vic falls / Livingstone

    If you want a night or two of relative luxury in Vic Falls, have a look at Africa Albida's Lokuthula Lodges (self-catering) in the amazing grounds of the Vic Falls Safari Lodge...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    That is the longest post I have ever seen that says...... absolutely nothing.
  27. Re: Safe and more affordable areas in Cape Town?

    Can't answer for the whole of Cape Town, but I live in what should qualify as a high crime area (Little Mowbray) because it is close to a major through route (Durban Rd-Klipfontein Rd-Raapenberg Rd...
  28. Re: Thank you for letting me play in your sandbox

    Emmie, I have absolutely no clue what you do for a living, it's all geek to me, but welcome anyway!
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    Deadfall trees are as much a part of the ecosystem as still standing dead trees - I have deliberately created several sites in my garden with piles of wood from alien trees I have removed to create...
  30. Re: Safe and more affordable areas in Cape Town?

    Anywhere on the South Peninsula - Kommetjie, Scarborough, Fish Hoek, Simon's Town etc. When the south easter is blowing, you have a choice of multiple surf spots, the Hoek, Dunes, Kakapo, Long Beach,...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    A "dead" tree is not dead, it is habitat. This was an act of eco-vandalism and Mariepskop should ban this group from ever going there again. It's a short leap from this to the kind of eco-vandalism...
  32. Re: The Namib 100 - Hiking into the Forbidden Land

    Thanks Merwe, great report, great hike. Watch out Erns, there's a new writer in town!
    I have explored Sandwich Harbour on foot many times, and it is a magical place (and had the privilege of camping...
  33. Re: Safe and more affordable areas in Cape Town?

    I'd stay in George, George 8)
  34. Re: Safe and more affordable areas in Cape Town?

    Nonsense. Southern Suburbs police precincts have some of the lowest crime reporting rates in the country. Cape Town's rep for high crime (murder and assault GBH) is because of the very high levels of...
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    Re: Zambia 2019

    Katoyana is a lovely spot. Drives from there in any direction will lead you straight to the migration. The lions move around, check with African Parks, they will know where they were last seen (and...
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