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  1. Re: Looking for Nxai Pan recommendations late December

    IF the summer rains haven't come by the time you arrive, then the following should be relevant.
    There are two more-or-less parallel roads leading from the park entrance gate to the South Camp...
  2. Re: Mountain Passes & gravel routes George area (Grondpad)

    Have a look at the website mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za - lots to choose from.
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    Re: Taken wood into Botswana

    With the serious problems being caused by the Shot Hole Borer Beetle its not wise to take wood from one area into another. This is in to control its rapid spread. So from an environmental aspect,...
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    Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    Fabulous !! Love it.
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 buying tips

    You could also arrange for Dekra to perform a full evaluation of the vehicle and give you a report - about 6 pages if I remember correctly. Cost around R2000 for a 3 hour inspection that covers the...
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 buying tips

    You could also arrange for Dekra to perform a full evaluation of the vehicle and give you a report - about 6 pages if I remember correctly. Cost around R2000 for a 3 hour inspection that covers the...
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 buying tips

    Considered a Subaru Forester as another option ?
  8. Thread: Flowers 2019

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    Re: Flowers 2019

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/299445-N-Cape-flower-season

    Have a look at this thread
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    Re: Braaiwood into KNP

    https://www.knysnaplettherald.com/News/Article/General/nano-attack-beats-the-borer-beetle-201908150203

    Interesting article seen last week, about a local control measure developed by some guys near...
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    Re: Softroader to Khadum possible?

    I would recommend that you also check the track width of your Q7 compared to a Hilux / Land Rover / Ranger. I think (guessing) the Q7 track width might be wider and that will cause it to really...
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    Re: Polentswa Bee Problem

    And anything sweet - like an open can of cooldrink !
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    Re: Mankwe Bird Hide in Pillanesberg Burns Down

    And with all the water right there ! Ai tog.???
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    Re: Manbua to Namibia via Mata Mata ?

    Surely you can exit Botswana at Two Rivers and enter RSA at Twee Riveren - their two countries offices are in the same shared building as far as I can remember from 3 years ago. I know that one MUST...
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    MediaRelease: Re: Gonarezhou Zimbabwe June 2019

    Thanks for your report and the great video. Have considered visiting that part of Zim, but am out of by the cost of just getting across the border and the fabled roadblocks. Well done for getting...
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    Re: Must-read new book on the Kaokoveld

    Thanks Tony. Just called Exclusive Books in Bloem, they have stock @ R267 / copy. Cheaper than Amazon working on an exchange rate of R14,20/ $.
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    Re: 1st time 4x4 buyer

    For more peace of mind, you can arrange with Dekra (roadworthy testing place) to do a technical inspection of the vehicle you're interested in. It costs around R 2000, takes them about 3 hours and...
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    Re: Best place to get meat for Nxai pan

    We traveled the road from Nxai Pan to Nata recently and I would definitely not want to travel that stretch of road at the end of a long day and especially not in the late afternoon (driving into the...
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    Re: Weekend Getaway ideas - rustic cottages

    Have a look at www.karoospace for ideas on farm stays.
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    Re: Knysna 4x4 Elephant Trail

    Louvain 4x4 route. Its is quite a tough one, do some local research before deciding, and obviously get permission of the land owners.
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    Re: 1HZ Service/Oil Change Intervals

    Take your old oil to a motor workshop who re-cycle their oil. Just ask if they will just add it to their own used oil that gets collected at regular intervals. Check that they are genuine re-cyclers...
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    "Slow" navigation responses

    I've just returned from a 2 week trip to Botswana. I have a new Zumo 360 GPS with T4A (October 2018 release) installed. While in Moremi - in the Xakanaxa area where there are a myriad of game viewing...
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    Re: HELP NEEDED - Port Alfred GV Breakdown

    This may be a useless suggestion, but I've seen it done on a VW Combi many years ago. The drive shafts of the Combi are of equal length, so when the CV joints started to make a noise, my friend...
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    Re: Pajero Sport Thread

    Thanks everyone for your discussion points, really appreciated your inputs. I'll have to leave it for now, and possibly have another try at it in May sometime as we are away from tomorrow and then to...
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    Re: Pajero Sport Thread

    The budget won't accommodate a new 2,4 unfortunately. I'm sceptical and resistant of buying a vehicle in the hope a re-mapping can solve the problem. What does it do to cure the turbo lag ?
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    Re: Pajero Sport Thread

    Thanks again, maybe I'll try a manual version if I can find one to test drive, but I'd like an auto. They are few and far between here in Bloem, but there's no rush to change. Alberton is bit far to...
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    Re: Pajero Sport Thread

    Thanks for your response Hendel1986, much appreciated. I'm NOT a speedster by a long way, and currently driving a Hilux 3,0 D/Cab 4x4, though not an auto, but the two a poles apart afraid to say....
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    Re: Pajero Sport Thread

    Good morning the Pajero Sport owners. Please tell me of your experience driving an automatic 2015 2,5 model. I tested one yesterday and was quite disappointed with the poor acceleration, in normal...
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    Re: This is getting out of hand

    That slogan is getting very tired and irksome now. Its time is loooong gone. Maybe they're also sick of it and are taking the mickey out the Jeep and LR folk who still have it.
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    Re: 2007 LC 76 Gearbox - what to Check?

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/312844-Best-10-seater-4x4-for-bad-gravel-and-tar-roads

    Hi Petri, in this thread it is explained what happened with their LC gearbox and what...
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    Re: Masaai Mara - through my lens

    Great photos - thanks for sharing them.
  31. Thread: Gatvol

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    Re: Gatvol

    The conversion to renewable energy is (for me) as much for the benefit to the environment as it is about being independent. If we all just keep on banging the economics of the conversion then one...
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    Re: Rakops to Sunday Pan 1-4 April

    https://www.weather-atlas.com/en/botswana/maun-climate

    For what averages are worth, here is a link to Mauns' weather. I know Maun is quite far from CKGR, but I doubt there exists similar data for...
  33. Re: Advice Sought For Botswana April/May 2020

    Kukonje Island south-south-west of Nata - on the south east edge of Sowa Pan. No facilities. We are going there in May this year. Access is dependent on how wet the rainy season has been and how late...
  34. Re: Whale tries to 'swallow' South African tour operator

    With the emphasis firmly on "Plank" :mad:
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    Re: Temporary Road Closure

    Polite and firm - maybe some of our contractors / government departments could grant us this courtesy ? Ha.
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