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    Re: Kruger - Satara and Talamati

    Mike was there much coming to the camp waterhole at Talamati, or is there still too much water around?
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Just a day or two ago I was reading this account of the The Turkana Bus from 1981. Might interest some to read this account -...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Thanks chf. It seems such a very long time ago that we were there 8-).
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    Re: Botswana with kids

    I second the statement that there are many experienced hands giving excellent advice here on children in unguarded, potentially dangerous wildlife environments.

    Andrew, at 11 and 13 years your...
  5. Re: Zambia and Zimbabwe border crossings ( INTERPOL )

    Nicko, we are due to go to Zim in a few month's time (Covid allowing). I then do plan going into this issue of police clearance again with our local police vehicle theft and clearance unit. My...
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    Re: Wildcoast Meander

    Merwe, thank you for your very positive feedback and very evocative photos. Those that don't go won't know :).
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Most of us will go through this type of rebelliousness in our own homes with our own children. These phases need to be handled with great forethought, I think.

    Most of us would earlier have gone...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Many young people around the world are young, angry and frustrated and go through the phase of romantically imagining themselves as anarchists and revolutionaries, to varying degrees. In a healthy...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    Searcher my mate, can I just suggest that you take a deep breath and step back for a while. Emotions are running too high for a dispassionate and logical discussion of this tragic and ongoing fire. ...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    I am truly saddened. I spent my late teens and earlier twenties getting up to great fun and unspeakable mischief in those very localities.
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    So the previous post covers Avian Flu and poultry.

    What about red meat because as far as I can tell there is no foot and mouth outbreak at present. Is Botswana confiscating red meat at SA/Bots...
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    Re: Canvas spare tyre cover with storage

    Just be very wary of carrying too much weight at the rear of the vehicle because of the pendulum effect. Weight behind or on the rear spare tyres applies forces far towards the rear. The canvas tyre...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Katrin, Karen Provision Stores (KPS), in nearby Hardy, certainly carry lovely cuts of excellent Kenyan beef as well and that is where many expats seem to shop. Just ask for directions from where you...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    My 2C worth.

    Shoprite are removing themselves from many entrepreneurial forays north of the South African borders. This has unfortunately been the case with some of the other large South African...
  15. Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    Ja Elize, die van het genoeg nou gesloer :).
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Would I be able to find Soy milk powder at the Carrefour since I don’t drink milk?
    Stan, would that be an item I could buy at a Spar or Woolies in ZA and then bring it with me to Kenya? Definitely....
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    Re: What's the attraction of an iKamper?

    Sponsored influencers in my opinion need to declare their conflict of interest each time they post information on the sponsored product. That is if they are concerned in any way about their future...
  18. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    Do you not think one needs to differentiate between camping and caravanning? Not simple.
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    Re: Travel to Victoria Falls

    Do Zimbabwe locals have any sort of inkling on when border posts might open for private vehicles?
  20. Re: TRIP REPORT Feb 2021, Kruger - north during lockdown.

    Plesier Ben. Bly om te verneem dit gaan nog goed met julle :).
  21. Re: Uganda into Kenya Point of Entry for Visa

    The wet season in Uganda and around Mt Elgon is from September to November and March to May so January should be pretty safe. However you need to think carefully about actually committing to the...
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    Re: Morgan Bay to Hole in the Wall

    Mapuzi is indeed a lovely area, shady. Getting to it with a caravan would indeed be a challenge in the wet, but the real challenge is getting out in the wet with or without a caravan. Some steep...
  23. Re: Uganda into Kenya Point of Entry for Visa

    There are three fairly commonly used border posts between Uganda and Kenya. Choose as follows-

    If coming from the north (Karamajoa, Kidepo NP or Mt Elgon area), there is the Suam Border Post. It...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    I must add to the chorus supporting Chris Handschuh at Jungle Junction. He, his family and his staff have been involved in the business of overlanding for many a long year and there is little in the...
  25. Re: TRIP REPORT and photos. Short visit to MOUNTAIN ZEBRA and ADDO NPs 2021

    Thanks for the input Greg and Valodia. I would like to think that the more info this thread has on Addo and Mountain Zebra the better. I am no expert on them at all.

    Greg, I have had a look at the...
  26. Re: TRIP REPORT and photos. Short visit to MOUNTAIN ZEBRA and ADDO NPs 2021

    Thanks you for your welcome observations Danman. I note you live in PE (or whatever now), I have very little perspective on what is offered to visitors to the Woody Cape, Zuurberg, Nyathi, Kabouga &...
  27. Re: TRIP REPORT and photos. Short visit to MOUNTAIN ZEBRA and ADDO NPs 2021

    [QUOTE=Sally King;4614903]Thanks very much for this comprehensive report. We will be staying in both these parks in two week's time. IMHO it appears that your Stanley's Bustard is, not a Ludwig's,...
  28. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    As normal it seems, many of the responses revolve around semantics :).

    ".......when overlanding" replies are very different to when camping ones.

    When overlanding one is forced by necessity...
  29. Re: TRIP REPORT and photos. Short visit to MOUNTAIN ZEBRA and ADDO NPs 2021

    Thanks for your response John. Addo and Mountain Zebra certainly make a very good package as a trip and the variety is there too. That was the point I was hoping to emphasize.
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    Thanks for all the kind replies. I see the report PDF has viewed about 130 times. It is my view that the Eastern Cape and its varied destinations warrants more visitors and I hope this report will...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Katrin, the two Tsavos cover a wide area and the animals are seasonally spread out in differing areas, but there are plenty of them and the parks are lovely. The two campsites are also good. The...
  32. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    The more years one travels and the longer the journeys, so one realizes the less one carries the better.
    Especially the really messy stuff like a portable braai.
    There must be exceptional camping...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Hi Katrin, good to see you are up and about again.

    TRAVOS........ I am not sure to what you are referring. Perhaps the traverse from South to North Luangwa? This I have yet to actually do although...
  34. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    In 10 months travelling through Africa never needed or wished for a portable braai. I cannot recall a single campground stopover where we were not able to find somewhere to light a fire on the...
  35. Re: Upington to CKGR route - accommodation tips

    I would be very interested to get some detail on what your stay in CKGR was like?

    Could you also please confirm that there were no restrictions on red meat being transported across the...
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