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    Re: Waterfall campsite Porterville

    They have something of everything. We did a motorbike trip in April and had the entire 4x4 kamp for ourselves. Most people use the main camping site (spacious, flat and next to big lawn). "Die...
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    Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT - good choice ???

    After the previous set of Wrangler AT/SA's on my Navara I replaced them with the Wrangler Adventure. I am really happy with them as they are excellent on tar (dry and wet) and very good off road. I...
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Baruch's in Mossel Bay: https://www.baruchscoffee.co.za/

    Personal preference is 50:50 Blue Mountain:Espresso.
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    Re: Solar geyser - Retrofit or not?

    We had ours retrofitted about 7 years ago and it's working fine. The geyser is below the roof so it is a pumped system using a Geysermax controller. The power supply in the Geyserwise packed up...
  5. Re: Garden Route / Karoo road trip - esp. Rooiberg Pass

    If you have plenty time, you can consider going Plathuis, Platdrif, through Anysberg Reserve to Touwsrivier and the N1. I did this route in December and spotted nice wildlife (gemsbok etc) in the...
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    Re: Eskom penalty tariff rumour?

    My sentiments exactly. The thing is this might be a municipal issue more than an Eskom issue (unless you are provided by Eskom directly of course). Imagine a municipality reducing load shedding and...
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Love that place!
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    Re: Mesuring sunlight with an LDR ?

    Reviving an old thread but I find this interesting and need to test my logic. I am digging up 25 year old physics from the memory bank...

    Say I have a 5V, 0.85W panel. Maximum range is 170mA. ...
  9. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Looks like a very cool gadget and I love things like this but sheez it's expensive.
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    Sticky: Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Having been through this process 5 years ago...

    You don't need a large vehicle. I used the driving school's Polo and their empty trailer. From what I gather, the trailer needs to be rated for...
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    Re: New alu/ steel canopy: Cape Town

    I don't think they actively advertise. PM Heinz Modricky on this forum.
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    Re: New alu/ steel canopy: Cape Town

    Update:

    Heinz contacted me and said he wanted his guys to look at the canopy so I dropped by their factory. Their main canopy builder said he can fix it but it won't be perfect and the design...
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    Re: South Africa banning 50ppm diesel

    Actually not. The refineries are privately owned and it will cost them a fortune to upgrade to European standards of fuel. That is why this "requirement" has been talked about for more than a...
  14. Re: Greg Minnaar World Champion at 39 for the 4th Time

    Yip, 18 years ago. Some of his competitors weren't even born yet.
  15. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    Unlikely. He runs 2 to 3 projects at a time and knows where in CT to get the best of everything. If you want to ask him, drop me PM and I'll forward you the details.
  16. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    In my (limited) experience, references are very valuable. The first time we built about 10 years ago I got a few quotes and went with a guy a colleague recommended. The second time we built, I...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Karoo Park for quick getaway
  18. Re: Grondpad vanaf Durbanville tot anderkant Baviaanskloof

    Ja, ek dink nie dit sal probleem wees nie. Ek het dit paar jaar laas gery maar sover ek weet is die toestand nog goed. Low range sal help om dinge stadig te kan vat maar dit is nie vreeslik tegnies...
  19. Re: Grondpad vanaf Durbanville tot anderkant Baviaanskloof

    From Heidelberg you can take the Gysmanshoek pass over the mountain and then stick next to/ north of the mountain to the R327. This bring you close to Herbertsdale but before you get there, head...
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    Re: The "New" Navara...

    Well, the benefits of the YD25 motor:
    - It is tried and trusted over a long time and has a reputation for reliability
    - It should be cheaper to build than more modern engines, so a lower sales...
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    Re: Kgalagadi: new rules?

    That's exactly what I'm doing at the moment. In fact, they alerted me to the fact that one is limited to 4 consecutive nights.
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    Re: Kgalagadi: new rules?

    Everytime I've phoned DWNP I got the sense that there is this one guy with a book keeping track of reservations. You can actually hear him leave through it. If you get hold of him, luck is on your...
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    Re: Kgalagadi: new rules?

    Nope, no reason given. Only that it is a new rule. I only asked for KTP specifically but don't think the other parks they run would be any different.
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    Re: Kgalagadi: new rules?

    I'd happily update the title but don't know how. Hopefully being in the Botswana section helps a bit to clear up the confusion.
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    Re: Kgalagadi: new rules?

    So I just phoned DWNP and they confirmed that one may not book more than 4 consecutive nights at a camp.
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    Kgalagadi: new rules?

    So a local booking agent tells me that:

    1. DWNP doesn't allow more than 4 consecutive nights at the same camp. This is news to me as we had 8 nights at Rooiputs just last month.
    2. One can't...
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    Re: Bush Lapa Miskruier review

    Throwing a spanner in the works: an alternative to consider is the Boabab 2: https://www.bushlapa.com/boabab2sleeper

    Just saving the effort of wrangling the matress in position will already be...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    My dad bought a 2002 Xplorer in January and they love it pretty much for the reasons you list above. The bed is always made and the shower set-up is actually very convenient (having been a sceptic...
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    Re: New alu/ steel canopy: Cape Town

    I have to give some background. Yes, my current canopy is a Metalian. It was in fact the very first one they built for a Navara and at a very good price. If I remember correctly, it was also one...
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    Re: New alu/ steel canopy: Cape Town

    R&D Offroad in Cape Town is the dealer for Bushtech but they were the most expensive quote received thus far.
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    New alu/ steel canopy: Cape Town

    The canopy on my Navara is on its way out (long story) and needs replacement so I'm shopping around. I received quotes from RLD, Bushtec, Wild, LEDFly and GZ (Kanopi is not getting back to me). For...
  32. Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Having driven those roads last week, I suspect these bakkies and platkarre were brand new a year ago. Those roads PUNISH a vehicle.

    PS: I'm referring to the last 20km to the gate. The roads in...
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    Re: Best town in WC to invest

    Chat to DanieG. He lives in Stilbaai and should be able to tell you exactly.
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    In English given how important this is:

    You have to put chocks behind the wheels to keep it from rolling backwards. The brake is only effective to keep it rolling forward and disengages when...
  35. Help needed: axle for 2002 Jurgens Xplorer

    I need some help/ guidance. My parents are currently in the Richtersveld and broke the axle on their 2002 Jurgens Xplorer. What's the best place to source a new one?
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