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    Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    Pat n Wolf
    Please help me out with regards to park fees not increased over a looooong time. I remember, not long ago, six to eight months ago, we used to pay per NIGHT in the park, thus arriving at...
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    Re: Some specific questions

    Kukonje should not be a problem. Did this trip in October without any hassles. Just be carefull when trying to reach some of the campsite in tall grass, I think campsite nr.two, many hidden obstacles.
  3. Re: May 2020 Botswana safari - will it happen?

    Have had the following feedback from both SKL and Kwalate. No refund, which I accept, but can use for future bookings, within a time frame, of up to April 2020. Thanks to the above providers.
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    Re: Border posts open or closed?

    Tx, I managed to get hold of the SA side and they say they are open, in this case, Tcheck Republic, citizen to return to SA.
  5. Re: Namibia border closed for leasure travel ??? Help needed

    Thanks Irwin
    Border is open for in this case, Tcheck Republic citizen leaving Namibia to SA.
    Correct telnr for Nakop, SA side border name +27 (0) 545710008 Just spoke to them on the phone.
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    Re: Border posts open or closed?

    Urgent info please.
    What is the name of the border post when crossing from Upington to Namibia (Keetmanshoop) , as well as a possible telnr to contact, as I have a friend that will be leaving from...
  7. Re: Namibia border closed for leasure travel ??? Help needed

    Urgent info needed
    what is the borderpost's name that joins upington's main road to namibia (i think to keetmanshope), and does anyone know if this is open for europeen travellers travelling back to...
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    Re: Border posts open or closed?

    I am trying to find out for friends from Finland who has this complete trip booked and paid for, including the booking of a vehicle.
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    Re: Border posts open or closed?

    Question:
    Trip starts at two rivers, then Rooiputs, Polentswa, Matopi, Mabua and on to Maun with eventually leaving (Hopefully) at Martinsdrift, which is currently open.
    1) If two rivers is...
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    Re: Mabuasuhebe Campsites

    Definitely changed by some idjit. Happened in Deception valley as well, (Deception1 and 2, as per gps, 3 and 4 changed due to three being a crappy site, 5-7. as per gps.
    DWNP, I am sure, will not...
  11. Re: Tsumkwe region with kids / road ahead to Mata Mata

    There is a nice san village north of Tsumkwe on the road to Sikereti, (Kaudom). Nice campsite although primative in the respect, longdrop and bucket shower. They do have a demonstration at night, at...
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    Re: Homebuilt overlander

    Ek beny jou vaardigheid en deursettingsvermoee! Ek self is n gewese ambagsman, maar jy is uit en uit "VAKMAN" soos van ouds, (kaalvoet en al, he- he.) As ek verby kom, gaan ek beslis n draai by jou...
  13. Anyone going to Zim and need $ to exchange for R's

    Pm me if you want to get $ for R's. I am pta close to Menlynn
    Rudy
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    Re: Zimparks booking nightmare.

    Thank you very much for this info. Highly appreciated.
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    Re: Campingtrip Kenya

    I will sit on my hands to not get into any arguments within the 4x4 community, as so often happens lately!! What I will say, being an ex Dutchie myself , if it means, when I have the knowledge about...
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    Re: Actual Situation in Zimbabwe

    Will be able to tell you more on Thursday, should you still be interested. My friend from Check Republic will be returning from Mana Pools and give me the latest update situation. You can PM me, if...
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    Re: R350 000.00 What would you buy?

    Raider 4x4
    I am advertising, for a friend of mine, a 2013 Amarok on the classifieds with little kiplos and excellent condition. Only snag, not automatic. You can contact me should you be interested,...
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    Boteti river lodge (Old Tiaans camp)

    Just returned from a trip too Botswana's parks and stayed over at Boteti river Lodge, used to be (Tiaans Camp) for those that do not know.
    I am not sure whether it has been mentioned on the forum,...
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    Re: Currency in Zim

    See thread, Zimbabwe update for more info
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    Re: Currency in Zim

    Hi. You can still pay in dollars at any of the parks. Paid in dollars at Matopos three weeks ago, just after the announcement was made. I would suggest you pay with credit/debit card at the fueling...
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    Dragonlord. That is correct, you pay with dollars at any of the Zim Parks offices for your accomodation and fees. The problem with me was, no where else was I allowed to pay in dollars, ie shops,...
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    I also tried several times to contact Main Camp before the time, and even at Sinamatella, to find out whether diesel was available at Main Camp, without any reply. Departing from Guvalala platform,...
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    Just returned on the 14th this month after a two and a half week trip in Zim.
    I got caught in Hwange when the announcement was made, no dollars, only bond notes and Swipe.
    Unfortunately I was...
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    Re: Self drive Bots into zim

    Chisarira park is Ideal, either at Mucheni gorge or Mucheni view. You will not be disappointed , i am doing it next week.
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    Re: Matusadona

    Totally agree with Mike. Four hours by road from the Binga/Karoi turnoff, 70Km. Booked three nights and four days, but left Matusadonna after the second night. Again, my priority was wildlife...
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    Re: Best place to get meat for Nxai pan

    Read somewhere on a thread of a new butchery opening up in Palapye, just can't find the thread, and the butchery;D, but will also be doing the road through Francistown to Gweta Xnai instead of via...
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    I have always been under the impression that Khumaga and Xnai pan were part of the same Makgadigadi pans park. Shows you, never to old to learn. I will be packing up at Xnai pan on the 25th on my way...
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    Will this be transferrable between parks, ie. you leave CKGR at nine and arrive at Moremi say, at four in the afternoon.
    Will they charge for one day, or two days, being different parks?
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    Re: Hwange : How to book ?

    Hi there. When I spoke with Anniemagret from Zimparks, I was told that booking for 2020 is not open yet, but you must send your booking to them now as they keep it on record, and once they open for...
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    Re: Mounting solar panels on your roof rack

    Just completed mine myself. You are more than welcome to come and have a look, even if it's just for ideas. I am in the east of pta near Menlyn. pm me or contact me on my cell, 082 double five 245...
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    Re: Any trailer builders on the forum?

    I know its a bit far from you, but have a chat to Pieter from Bush Nest in Pta. +2782 9244 0 seven six. he does an excellent job on his bush caravans and trailers.
  32. Re: What did you accidentally bring back after a camping trip?

    A couple of years ago, when Mogoto campsite was not to well known, I crossed the Khwai river just outside Mogoto camp to follow the cutline towards the main Mababe / Maun road. Arriving back home,...
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    Difficult to get a proper answer as the reception staff are seldom seen or at the gate, but it seems that the majority of tourist's still utilise the old Sikereti camp. although no facilities.
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    Re: Damaged 90l luna

    You could try Johan Prinsloo in pta. He repairs fridges. 012-3653722 or cell 082 nine 0three 99seven one.
  35. Re: Border crossing into Zimbabwe at Pandamatenga?

    Used Panda borderpost many times, maybe fortunate but always pretty quiet. Suppose time of day could be an influence. Never been searched for food from Bots to Zim, but have been in Bots from Zim,...
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