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    Agree with Dup to some extent. We stayed at...

    Agree with Dup to some extent. We stayed at Paradise (RSV1) two weeks ago and had incessant noise from the staff and/or lodge. Generator, singing, partying… the site in itself is great, relatively...
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    1) It took us around 12 hours (all-in) from...

    1) It took us around 12 hours (all-in) from Ghanzi to Piper earlier this year. This included a shower and lunch stop at Xade gate. It's around 3 hours from Piper to Xade gate (70km or so, and you...
  3. Accommodation wanted 1 night: Nossob / Grootkolk / Gharagab

    We have finalized and paid for an itinerary that includes KTC, Grootkolk, Polentswa etc, but still have one opening (3 June 2013) where we are in search of a booking at either Nossob (ideally...
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    Wow. We were there a few weeks ago and it was...

    Wow.

    We were there a few weeks ago and it was one of the highlights (trip included CKGR, Moremi and KTFP) - as per similar reports/experiences elsewhere on this forum and in various magazine trip...
  5. Nossob to Kaa gate - no problem doing it in a day...

    Nossob to Kaa gate - no problem doing it in a day (it took us from around 6am to 2pm/3pm, albeit opposite direction and without trailer)

    Kaa gate to Hukuntsi - also no problem in a day. But it's a...
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    Echo that - we were there 20-27 March and it was...

    Echo that - we were there 20-27 March and it was extremely dry (and hot) - almost no rain since start of February, based on the rain chart at Matswere Gate. It was also pretty much devoid of game,...
  7. Thanks Kalahari Safari, We were originally...

    Thanks Kalahari Safari,

    We were originally intending to stay at Khumaga but changed it (now final and paid for) in favour of an extra night at Kori, where we'll be on the night of full moon.:)
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  8. Will do - of course! :) Must admit will be a...

    Will do - of course! :)
    Must admit will be a bit sad to be missing the Boteti 'crossing' but we exchanged Khumaga for an extra day at Kori in CKGR, leaving us with a bit of a journey to get to Nxai...
  9. lekhubu943, many thanks for your detailed reply....

    lekhubu943, many thanks for your detailed reply. It's gratefully received.

    Interesting on the T4A...

    I think we'll probably just follow your advice - head straight to Nxai (using the western...
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    @About Africa Thanks - yes, I had looked at the...

    @About Africa
    Thanks - yes, I had looked at the link prior to posting. The data at the link is from 14 November. By all accounts, much has happened since that date (maybe for Kalahari Safari's...
  11. Please could someone clarify and advise (am...

    Please could someone clarify and advise (am slightly confused by above statement, but think it refers to the track highlighted as being the best option)...

    1) As per tracks below, which is the...
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    Greetings all, Does anyone have information on...

    Greetings all,

    Does anyone have information on current diesel prices at Noordoewer and Windhoek respectively?

    Is the price at Buitepos on Namibian side likely to be higher than Botswana price?...
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    Hi Erin, You're a star. Many thanks, all...

    Hi Erin,

    You're a star. Many thanks, all resolved.

    Being Basecamp/Mac newbie (been using Mapsource for years) I was not as familiar with the Garmin MapInstall application.

    It turns out that...
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    Hi Erin, Thanks for your detailed reply and...

    Hi Erin,

    Thanks for your detailed reply and input - great to see T4A (as always) providing good customer service.

    Maybe I should just provide some background first then as much of your reply (I...
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    Hi Erin, Thanks for the above! While you're...

    Hi Erin,

    Thanks for the above!

    While you're on the line so to speak, please could you assist with a similar mac/T4A issue.

    I purchased the T4A mac version of the full set, have installed...
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    Thanks for the additional views and technical...

    Thanks for the additional views and technical input, much appreciated.

    The gearbox repair is being undertaken as we speak and I'll feed back if anything new or curious comes out of that. Pre-owned...
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    Thank you hgbosh and Mike! When the problem...

    Thank you hgbosh and Mike!

    When the problem initially manifested itself my first advice was to change the gearbox oil - perhaps it had deteriorated to such an extent that it was no longer...
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    Range Rover - L322 -Transmission problem

    Greetings all,

    As the subject heading says - this relates to a faulty Range Rover transmission - 2003/4 model MkIII (L322). I would like your advice - or rather confirmation on what has been...
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    They did the southern stretch (Bosobogolo Trail)...

    They did the southern stretch (Bosobogolo Trail) via Matopi where I don't think trailers are prohibited. Trailers certainly are strictly prohibited (and with good reason) on the northern Mabuasehube...
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    Yip, replacement/mod was apparently done by the...

    Yip, replacement/mod was apparently done by the dealer at the same time as the engine was replaced. Don't have an invoice, but a call to the dealer had him check his records, and he could confirm...
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    These are great for charging your...

    These are great for charging your cellphone....and not much more! :)
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    Hi Audi2landy, I'm not sure whether you refer...

    Hi Audi2landy,

    I'm not sure whether you refer to standard Disco 12V powerpoints or whether they were aftermarket installations. If the latter, then I assume proper cabling was used that can handle...
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    Audi2landy, there's some advice in this thread...

    Audi2landy, there's some advice in this thread that you best NOT follow! :-X

    Ideally you REALLY should consider installing a dual battery system, either something manual or with a NL dual...
  24. Thread: Nuvi 760 @ r3900 ?

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    I paid R3,400 for this unit at Makro in December...

    I paid R3,400 for this unit at Makro in December last year. Since then the ZAR has strengthened so there's little reason why it should be much over R3k. And it has apparently been discontinued (still...
  25. Excellent (!!), informative account of your trip....

    Excellent (!!), informative account of your trip. Would have loved to see a few pics. Thanks for the pointers - I was there last in the 90's and this brings back memories.
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    Gosh, here I am offline for a few hours and I get...

    Gosh, here I am offline for a few hours and I get such useful feedback. Thank you to all of you!

    I'll certainly consider at LR centre, Gerrit and Elrico (and possibly Garth in Mowbray), as well as...
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    Landrover Service in Cape Town

    I'm looking for a competent automotive service center (Cape Town) that would be able to service a Landrover Defender (1996 TDI). The vehicle has only 100k on the clock and has been serviced...
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    Defender John, I think Thabo is being a bit sarcastic - he...

    John, I think Thabo is being a bit sarcastic - he sounds like a true LR believer and uses the vehicle for its intended purpose!
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    Hi Wulfe - many thanks!! The details on this...

    Hi Wulfe - many thanks!!
    The details on this mod/replacement/recall came off a US or UK site (can't remember for sure now), but I agree, since the vehicle was probably manufactured in the UK and...
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    Anyone that can assist please? Or offer advise on...

    Anyone that can assist please? Or offer advise on a similar scenario? Thanks! ;)
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    Thanks Discobob! I think the major difference...

    Thanks Discobob!
    I think the major difference here is that the vehicle is out of warranty - except for the engine, which was replaced with a brand new engine a short while ago (but this is obviously...
  32. Thread: Moremi or Chobe?

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    Uys, both are probably equally 'safe'! The route...

    Uys, both are probably equally 'safe'! The route from Kasane to Savuti might be less travelled, especially the northern route via Linyanti. Moremi is "well-travelled". Perhaps the one exception would...
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    Range Rover MK3 L322 front diff recall?

    I would be very grateful for any enlightened reply and advice!

    My dad has a Range Rover 2003 model, TD6 3 litre diesel. I have read on a number of occasions that there was a recall for the front...
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    I've only ever used Mapsource on vista, no...

    I've only ever used Mapsource on vista, no problems, except...
    I use a computer with 8gb of ram, a very fast processor and vista ultimate 64bit. I am amazed how SLOW mapsource is, especially when...
  35. Thread: 2700i D/C 4x4 2000

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    It depends. After-market modifications on a...

    It depends.

    After-market modifications on a standard road car usually tend to decrease the value of a car. Buyers don't like it and will stay away. They want it stock-standard, but like it if it's...
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