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    Re: Brief Trip Report

    Where only in Hwange for 3 nights and all 3 nights camping at the Shumba Picnic Site camp is very run down, for example the toilet seat in the gents loo is broken and has clearly been like this for...
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    Brief Trip Report

    Just back from a 3 week trip to Kalagadi Namibia Botswana and Hwange. Mata Mata area of Kalagadi very dry and saw very little game. No red meat allowed from SA into Namibia searched at Mata Mata...
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    Re: Amarok 4x2 Off-road and Sand?

    Thanks for the helpful input much appreciated:)
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    Amarok 4x2 Off-road and Sand?

    Hi All - I have a Amarok D/C 2,0 Bi Tdi 8 speed auto 2WD with a diff lock and I was wondering if you could do a Botswana trip in this vehicle, to say the Central Kalahari, which would involve a fair...
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    Re: Touareg or Cayenne?

    Build in the same VW factory in Bratislava in Slovakia, to the same quality audit standards??;D
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    Re: Baviaanskloof - A brief trip report

    Roy, I am sure you are a very good driver and handle your 4x2 very well but for the average driver like me and many others and having driven the road through the RESERVE SECTION from West to East 2...
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    Re: R337 from Cradock to Willowmore

    The R337 is used by local farmers all the time, is a typical EC gravel road, good after the odd grader has worked on it and some bad patches after heavy rain. These roads are not for low vehicles and...
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    Baviaanskloof - A brief trip report

    Just back from a trip through the Baviaans, some brief feedback. We came from the N 9 Uniondale/Willowmore road side and took the Vaalwater/Baviaanskloof road, through the spectacular Nuwekloofpas,...
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    Re: Baviaanskloof and a Camptech Offroad Trailer

    I am also looking for an update on the Baviaans road from somebody who has done it in the last few months, I am told it has got much worse over the last year? Is it just another bad EC gravel road or...
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    Re: 1HZ Service/Oil Change Intervals

    Thanks for the very helpful input, you can always rely on this Forum for good advise and input. Thanks again;D
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    Re: 1HZ Service/Oil Change Intervals

    Service book says every 5000kms but just interested what others are going, given that fuel and oil has improved over the last 10 years?
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    1HZ Service/Oil Change Intervals

    I have a 2003 Landcruiser Pick-up 4,2D with the 1HZ motor and use mainly 50pp diesel and good engine oil, what are the views on changing engine oil and oil filters every 5,000kms? Can this now be...
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    Thanks for the help.;D

    Thanks for the help.;D
  14. Thread: CKGR March 2015

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    Well done, thanks for the report. Off to the CKGR...

    Well done, thanks for the report. Off to the CKGR on Saturday, can't wait!
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    Buying Meat in Gabs - Good Butcher?

    Going to CKGR within the next few weeks and plan to stock up with meat in Gaborone, any recommendations on the best place to buy meat in Gabs. On a previous trip was a bit disappointed with meat from...
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    Did Mana Pools and Matusadona in 2013. You will...

    Did Mana Pools and Matusadona in 2013. You will not make it from Mana Pools to Matusadona Campsite on the Lake, in 1 day, we tried and had to overnight at the Rangers Post at the Park entrance boom,...
  17. Thread: May

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    21st May to about 9th June- Khama Rhino, CKGR,...

    21st May to about 9th June- Khama Rhino, CKGR, Maun, Khwai, Savuti, Linyati, Kasane, home.;D
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    Hi Sylvia We did Tanzania from late Jan. to...

    Hi Sylvia

    We did Tanzania from late Jan. to end Feb., 2014 and never made one booking at all private campsites and campsites in National Parks, we arrived at the gate and got nice campsites. In...
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    I assume you chaps have read, An African Trilogy...

    I assume you chaps have read, An African Trilogy by Peter Matthiessen which includes 3 stories, The Tree where man was Born, about a series of journeys in East Africa, African Silence, which recounts...
  20. Have been on the Wild Coast for a few weeks, so...

    Have been on the Wild Coast for a few weeks, so not following the Forum.We visited NCA/Serengeti in early Feb. 2014, see trip report on the forum. We made no prior bookings but spent 2 nights at the...
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    Battling to get hold of Mokolodi, they don't seem...

    Battling to get hold of Mokolodi, they don't seem to reply to emails, will have to try phoning.

    Any suggestions re meat in Gabs will be welcome, normally use the 1st Mall as you come into town...
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    Thanks a lot for the help, I have sent them a...

    Thanks a lot for the help, I have sent them a mail.;D
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    Gabs Self Catering

    We are a group of 4 vehicles, 8 people travelling to the CKGR in May, will travel from Mokala NP to Gaborone to stock up. Any suggestions for clean/well priced B&B or Self Catering in or around...
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    Plus 1 for all the camps mentioned above

    Plus 1 for all the camps mentioned above
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    We did Dondoma to Karatu and on to Serengeti in...

    We did Dondoma to Karatu and on to Serengeti in early 2014, lovely route they are working on the road and should be nearly finished by now. We stayed at the Old Farmhouse, Kisolanza Farm, great spot...
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    Thought some Toyota diehards might take the...

    Thought some Toyota diehards might take the bait;D No Dakar car is anything like the standard brand but de Villiers has done very well, as he did in the Toureg [also far from standard];)
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    Dakar

    Oops looks like the Hilux will again be beaten by a Mini in the Dakar, at least Mitsubishi and VW could win this thing and did not have to eat the dust of a Mini of all cars ???
  28. Thread: Amarok Sales

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    Hi Johann, seem to have repeated myself, thought...

    Hi Johann, seem to have repeated myself, thought my post had not appeared, must be getting old?>:(
  29. Thread: Amarok Sales

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    Sales volumes are a complex issue, influenced by...

    Sales volumes are a complex issue, influenced by many things other than the popularity of the vehicle. The Hilux and Ranger are manufactured in SA and are thus critical to the viability of the Toyota...
  30. Thread: Amarok Sales

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    The 3 litre Hilux, 1 litre coke and 750ml Bols...

    The 3 litre Hilux, 1 litre coke and 750ml Bols boys better get used to smaller engines, even Formula 1 has moved from a 2,0L V8 - 7 speed to a 1,6L V6 turbo engine with an 8 speed box and the cars...
  31. Thread: Amarok Sales

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    Firstly both the Ranger and the Hilux are build...

    Firstly both the Ranger and the Hilux are build in SA and the Amarok is imported from Argentina/Germany which means from $/Euro based countries. I hear VWSA makes no money on the single cab, as a...
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    I was told by a very reliable source that VWSA...

    I was told by a very reliable source that VWSA makes no money out of the single cab, because of the exchange rate, so they are not pushing single cab sales at all, they are not doing any fleet deals...
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    Entry and camping fees for Serengeti ARE payable...

    Entry and camping fees for Serengeti ARE payable with both Visa and Master card at the Park gate. Visa is however more widely accepted in East Africa.Card is not accepted for payment in the...
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    Was in South Luangwa in March this year and park...

    Was in South Luangwa in March this year and park entry for the day [opening to closing time] was K396 for 2 people and the vehicle , not sure if this was a SADC rate? Stayed at Track & Trail Camp and...
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    Rene, from January to March this year I did...

    Rene, from January to March this year I did Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi in a ZA registered vehicle. I did not have a carnet, just got a TIP at each border and had no problems. Also did...
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