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    Re: Central kalahari help please

    Good morning, all valid comments so far….but if your plan is to go to Maun , then your
    trip could look as follows :

    Kang - Ghanzi ( the entrance road is 10km before Ghanzi…perfect overnight spot...
  2. Thread: North Gate

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    Re: North Gate

    +1
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    Re: Central kalahari help please

    We have just returned…I would opt out of your first choice…no water at Passarge and Xade is a gate camp…for the
    next two options, Kori & Sunday is at least 100 km from Piper….and since you are...
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    Re: Kgalagadi Bots side

    Correct, our experience as well…
  5. Re: Best route and border post to Mabua gate from Cape Town

    Good morning , we left Somerset West at 05h00 and settled in at Lavender Lodge by
    17h00. Little bit of traffic through Kimberley , but otherwise very doable. It is a long drive to Mabua from Cape...
  6. Thread: Tuning my V6

    by FransBR
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    Re: Tuning my V6

    Good morning,

    I am about to pull the trigger on the Stage 2 vdL conversion on my LC 79…What is you
    experience sofar?
  7. Thread: Fires in CKGR

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    Re: Fires in CKGR

    Can agree with this point. Hell of storm in Central on Thursday evening….extreme wind
    and rain…..We covered CKGR from Xade gate , all the pans , and out at Tsau gate…..wild experience.
  8. Re: Best route and border post to Mabua gate from Cape Town

    Good morning,
    We travelled from Somerset West to Vryburg on the first day. Overnight at LAVENDER LODGE
    in Vryburg. Early start there to reach Ramatlabama, eazy crossing
  9. Re: covid testing in kasane or near Khama rhino sanctuary

    Good morning,
    We just returned from Botswana. Tested in Ghanzi on Friday morning…..picked up
    our printed results in Kanye on Saturday morning, on the way to the border . Also
    received the results...
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    Re: BorderX Extreme

    I have seen this caravan in real life in Centurion and it looks even better than on paper….nice wide
    entrance door , great awning…..and the manufacturer is open for modifications during
    the build…I...
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    Re: Ihaha Campsite advice

    Hi Henk,

    I cannot help with 1 & 2…….but…:

    * # 7. Very open, small….and no shade
    * # 8 . Probably the best….big …with lots of shade….short walk to ablutions….but….
    very close...
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    Re: Best route to Mabua?

    I kind off agree with Mike….your detour through Kimberley and up the A2 will probably
    lead you to Sekoma, from where you would have to use the cut-line route to the gate. You
    will probably have to...
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    Re: Khwai Community

    Hi there,

    Yes we did……everybody so focussed on the COVID issues , paid no attention
    to anything else…no road blocks , no stops even at vet fences going North.

    Traveling South, we had to exit...
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    Re: Khwai Community

    Hi Dupie,

    Recently returned from Botswana trip…..
    1. We had no issues with meat/veggies travelling north….south will be an issue if stopped
    2. No restrictions on movement, waved through at all...
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    Re: Covid Rules when visiting the Kgalagadi

    Good morning, if you enter and exit at Twee Rivieren, you will only need one PCR test on entrance day. Botswana will complete
    rapid test anyway on arrival. Then you are free to travel within the...
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    Re: Cross Border Phones in Botswana

    This is exactly the solution….works really well….

    …...purchase local simcard at most garages
    ……register by following the instructions on simcard packaging
    …..purchase additional airtime...
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    Re: Latest on travel restrictions in Bots

    That is correct….rapid test on all arrivals in Botswana….15 min wait for results….hopefully then you are good to go. If test is positive, isolation for 14 days ….and they will select the place….not...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Hi Dylan, that would be great….interested in condition of gravel roads for towing as well as
    sections of the C20 that are now tarred.

    Please send info through when you have a moment after the...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Good morning, we are travelling to Gobabis in October this year and was wondering about road conditions on the route noted by you above. Could you advise on this option compared to the tarred road...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    Hi there, then the battle is half won….agree with all posts on tyre pressure….one word of caution..having just completed that trip, do not underestimate the portion of road between GHOHA gate and...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    Good morning, I have to ask…..are you towing, or just the vehicle?
  22. Re: Kgalagadi Botswana - routes & road conditions

    I hope that someone can answer some questions that I have about Kgalagadi, Botswana side, please:


    How far is it from Kang to Mabuasehube Gate? Does the route take you all the way to the SA...
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    Re: Camping spots close to Gaborone

    I am led to believe that MOKOLODI Nature Reserve is an exciting prospect....camping there
    in July.
  24. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Ons het sopas vir Mei 2022 bespreek...besprekings maak oop by call centres 1 Julie in jou geval...online bookings eers 2 Julie...Nossop kampering was reeds vol binne 15 minute ( 07 h 45), vir die...
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    Re: How smooth is your 10 speed Automatic?

    Hi,

    And there I thought I was the only one......I have the new Bi-Turbo Everest and if it was a manual , I
    would have sworn that the clutch is slipping......The pull away is like an old toppie...
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    Re: Botswana Border Posts

    List under Botswana section....heading “ Border posts in Botswana “...post #5
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    If the school holidays give you enough time , and you can find space , September would be my call
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    100% agree with you, skip RSA entry completely....enter and exit at East Gate. That link road is not worth the time or effort. Save time and get extra 2 nights in camp...we prefer Mpayathutlwa
  29. Re: GT Libra vs. Imagine Trailvan vs. Invader Quattro

    A mate of mine recently got a CHOBE TEC caravan......new model in their range....might
    be worth looking at.
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    Re: Central Kalahari National Park

    Good morning, We have just made our final payment to BOTSWANA FOOTPRINTS for our trip to CENTRAL........Seamless
    booking, easy payment..........waiting for vouchers to be delivered via courier....
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    Re: Rooiputs and Mpaya

    Just returned from 4 nights at #6 Rooiputs.....no water available....did not check
    other sites.
  32. Thread: Covid Testing

    by FransBR
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    Re: Covid Testing

    We have just returned from Rooiputs, in / out at Twee Rivieren. The official position is that you would require
    a 72hr valid PCR test for entrance procedures at the Botswana desk, and we promptly...
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    Re: Camping accommodation near Ondangwa/Eenhana

    Hi Erwin,

    Would you be able to advise me on the road conditions between Eenhana and Rundu ? On my
    maps there appear to be some gaps in the road, especially the last 50 km on the C45 travelling...
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    Re: A positive Mozambique experience

    I can relate to your experience.....14 days of bliss at Jeff's Palm Lodge....we knew the borders will be problamatic,so we planned properly and all safe back in RSA. We had a wonderfull time and will...
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    It is there....Gazette nr 43577

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