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    Re: Share your DIY Camping gadgets

    Dis nou n bakgat idee.....kan ons dit maar 'copy'? Dis seker nie geregistreerde patent of hoe? Wil net een vir myself h. Ek ry al jare so 'n los winch met n staalkabel soos daardie, saam;...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    Going through McCarthy's Rest on Tue: 7th. They used to be very strict on fresh meat there; still the same? Also what do they do about Corona Virus? Check temperature, or what?
    Thanks
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    Re: KTP Rooiputs und Polentswa bookings

    NDM Travel Agency-Botswana <[email protected]>
    Get hold of Mr Maille, or Chawa. I have made use of their service many times.
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    Re: May 2020 Botswana safari - will it happen?

    Tht was exactly my gripe: I asked them and they did not even answer me!! But thanks for posting this; perhaps it was all a storm in a teacup.:confused:
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    Re: May 2020 Botswana safari - will it happen?

    You forget that most bookings to camps in Kgalagadi are made months and up to a year in advance. Anyway these 'agents' are on the ground in Botswana and SHOULD have first-hand information, it is...
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    Re: May 2020 Botswana safari - will it happen?

    What I find most annoying is that these 'Booking Agents', of which there are many in Bots, who are very keen on taking your money, do not provide any real customer service. No use asking them if they...
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    Re: May 2020 Botswana safari - will it happen?

    I like it that your "corporation" will be appreciated; but seriously - what will happen? I have bookings for 4 days only, starting the 17th, in Kgalagadi........so are they going to keep me there,...
  8. Re: BFG underinflating caused delamination of sidewalls?

    Different strokes for different folks, as they say, but really 0.9 to 1.1 bar in Kgalagadi?! Those calcrete patches around mpayathutlhwa pan etc., will finish off any tyre at that pressure. (or lack...
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    Re: Ford Ranger 3.2 T6 Turbo

    What on earth caused that?!
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    Re: McCarthy Rust border, SA side, accommodation?

    This is quite an old thread it seems, but I have a question: is there any accommodation at McCarthy's on the SA side, camping or otherwise, so one can get to Tsabong early, en-route to Mabua gate?...
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    Re: Kaa game viewing 4x4 trail with a trailer.

    Easier if you stay over at the gate (Kaa) if coming from Nossob; it's a long trek and some sandy dunes to cross. To do it all the way to Sisatzwe in one go is going to be stressful - to say the...
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    Re: outsurance insurance

    Well.....if it is that difficult to get them to sell their product to a potential customer; How easy do you think the claims process will be??
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    Re: outsurance insurance

    After reading the -generally - good comments on Outsurance here, I decided to visit their website; asked for a quote. Got a call early next morning from a young lady, who started asking the necessary...
  14. Re: Moremi May 2020 - Trip Details / Questions / Pictures / Report

    It so happens we are also going to Moremi in May: 2 couples; 2 vehicles (Ford Ranger & Pajero Sport) 2 ground tents; couple of jerry-cans exra fuel to see us through from Maun to Muchenje........we...
  15. Re: Khama Rhino sanctuary campsite numbers help, please

    Thanks, that's why I asked: These places always advertise one price but then add on all sorts of extras.
  16. Re: Khama Rhino sanctuary campsite numbers help, please

    Can someone please give an indication of campsite fees, for budget & planning? Appreciated.
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    Re: Waarom kamp julle nog ?

    Stem nie heeltemal saam met die bottel 'Klippies' teorie nie; dit hang darem af wat jy kry en waar jy kamp: het pas besluit R333/persoon/nag plus park en voertuigfooie is teveel vir kamp in Etosha,...
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    Re: Etosha - never again

    Just checked today as we were (note: 'were') planning a trip in Feb: Campsite R333/person/day; park fees: R60/person/day; Vehicle R10/day. So for the 2 of us it amounts to R796/day For camping!!...
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Is that one of those 'Wizz-Tents'? how do you like it?
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    Re: Angola Border fees.

    Gaan jy iewers n 'Trip report' opsit? Dan kyk ek daar. Belangrikste is maar: wat en waar is die mees interressante plekke (Is die wild rrig maar skaars)? Is kampeerplekke, met of sonder geriewe,...
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    Re: Angola Border fees.

    Wou jou bedank vir die inligting; maar die "Thanks" knoppie het verdwyn. Is besig om met vriende te praat oor 'n moontlike trip Angola toe so teen Julie 2020. Sal nog info oor moets en moenies baie...
  22. Re: Bad Shot - The now legal Elephant hunt in Botswana

    Better idea to 'cull' a few million people. It is people, after all, who are the cause of all of earth's ills: confrontation, war, bloodshed, climate-change - you name it. Yet only people are allowed...
  23. Thread: Snorkel or not?

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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    Here's another simple fact: every time an airstream changes direction it loses energy. So any bend in the path of the airstream (any flow of air) adds resistance to the airflow, reducing the amount...
  24. Thread: Snorkel or not?

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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    Been to many places in Botswana, Namibia etc., umpteen times; with different vehicles: No snorkel ever - no problems ever!
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    Re: T4A User Questions

    It's on T4A: 'Traveller's Africa: 180504' Was told by T4A to re-load the Streetmaps, so they also thought it was on Streetmaps; now they are not coming back to me.
    Just checked; it actually shows up...
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    Re: T4A User Questions

    This seems like quite an old thread but I'll try it anyway: T4A shows a little flag about 5mm square with a 4 on it, whenever I get near to any 'point of interest'. Problem is when there are many...
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    Re: Fishrot corruption two ministers "Resign"

    So what else is new in Africa?
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    Re: Reliable Bots booking agency

    Definitely NDM Travel Agency-Botswana <[email protected]>
    Lady there by name of Chawa - very helpful and friendly - try them; but they can only get what is available.
  29. Thread: Fuel at Muchenje

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    Re: Fuel at Muchenje

    Aaah, that helped.......thanks
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    Re: Fuel at Muchenje

    Geez; 124 views and not a single reply; doesn't anybody know?
  31. Thread: Fuel at Muchenje

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    Fuel at Muchenje

    Some advice please - when travelling from Savuti north toward Ngoma bridge; is there still fuel available at Muchenje? I know there used to be a while ago but then I read somewhere that it was no...
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    Re: LimarSat Satellite Phone Rental and Sales

    Can you quote some rates?
  33. Thread: Bloodhound 2017

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    Re: Bloodhound 2017

    Looks like some real activity on Hakskeenpan eventually with the 'Bloodhound' SSC trials? I plan to drive there, leaving here on Wednesday; hopefully be able to find campsite at Molopo Lodge, I...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    magnificent!!
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    Even at Swartpan campsite 2 (Kgalagadi), when we were there earlier this month, I saw vehicle tracks and dragmarks from way out of the bush, where people have dragged dead trees to the campsite for...
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