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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Thanks Henriza, it will be an escapee (escaped from someoneís collection) and as such wonít be eligible for the SA birdlist.

    I think youíre correct with Violet Turaco, beautiful bird.
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    Re: Dinokeng Misleading Marketing?

    Patience people.

    You canít start a reserve and stock it to capacity straight off the bat. Well you can if youíre mega rich and want mega management headaches with what to do with your surplus...
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    Re: Cross Border Phones in Botswana

    If you have an extra phone take that. Load it with local airtime and use it as a hotspot.
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    Re: BFG k2 vs Cooper ST Maxx vs Maxxi Razr at811

    Iíve had both the Coopers and BFGs. I prefer the BFG, but I canít give you a factual reason why, they just feel better.

    Have never tried the Maxxis as there seem to be a lot more stock issues...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    Probably worse conflict in CAR route than Tigray.

    Why donít you loop around Lake Victoria and head home a different route?

    I think the dream of reaching Cairo is pretty much dead in the water...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    Budget on between 1,000 to 1,500 per couple per day, exclusive of the purchase price of the vehicle and major repairs.
  7. Prime booking for sale - spend New Year's in the CKGR

    Morning All,

    Due to unforeseen circumstances our party won't be able to take up our booking in the CKGR over New Years. I have booked the following:

    29,30,31 December 21 Piper's Pan 1...
  8. Thread: Roberts Bird app

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    Re: Roberts Bird app

    Trudie,

    Go to Bird Guide > Options > Name > Afrikaans name
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    Re: Is it possible to drive to Oddball's Camp?

    It may be the track used by staff and maintenance to access the camp. I doubt the route is open to anyone, and at that time of year the delta should be quite full.

    If they are staying at Oddballs...
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    Re: Hekp for KZN/GP Members..........??

    Keith, Iím staying with my gf on the other side of Hillcrest. We have been able to get food and fuel pretty easily:

    Checkers Stockville Rd was very well stocked on Friday afternoon but no red...
  11. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Correct, it doesnít have a 6th.
  12. Thread: Ineos Grenadier

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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    Are you seriously suggesting your 200 with IFS has better flex than a vehicle with solid axles?

    Have you driven that track? If not, how would you know yours is better?
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    Re: Kruger (Berg en Dal) to Durban/Ballito

    N2 open all the way from Piet Retief to Durban. Fuel readily available in Pongola yesterday.
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    Re: Travelling from KZN to FS

    Don’t be silly, that route takes you through the rural heart of Zululand. Greytown and Wartburg area has big crap on at the moment.

    Edit - he would also have to go through Tongaat which is a...
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    Re: Travelling from KZN to FS

    N2 is closed at Hluhluwe and Pongola. You cannot get through Ging or Eshowe.

    Tell your dad to sit tight, Umdloti is safe.
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    Re: A Lion in my Tent - Mabuasehube

    Kaa is / was a hunting concession, which will also explain that behaviour.
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    Re: A Lion in my Tent - Mabuasehube

    Totally agree. If everyone actively chased the lions out of camp and made them feel uncomfortable you wouldnít have a thread like this. Get in your vehicles and ram the lions out of camp. They need...
  18. Thread: Ineos Grenadier

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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    I've not seen one Puma owner that has kept the third row seats, waste of time and space.

    Edit - not available in the 76 or G either, as far as I'm aware.
  19. Thread: Ineos Grenadier

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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    Steering wheel looks much better in black.

    Thank goodness the sunroof is an option. More pics in the link below.

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/965911/2022-ineos-grenadier-interior-revealed/
  20. Thread: Ineos Grenadier

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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    Very clever, theyíre putting real thought into this - modern simplicity.
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    Re: Rules Kgalagadi Bots side

    Kudus,

    Just use your brains please. Don't think, for example, that if you are at Rooiputs (and by definition on the Botswana side) that you can wander away from the camp for a hundred metres and...
  22. Thread: Sodwana Bay Lodge

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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    Does anything have any current info regarding BLF and Sodwana Bay Lodge? I've heard that BLF have lost all interest and it's business as usual.

    Not interested in staying there, more interested in...
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    Re: Driving to Botswana

    Unfortunately I expect you know the answer already - no leisure travel in and out of Gauteng, sorry.
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    Re: Etosha through the lens of my daughter.

    Wow
  25. Thread: Movement Permit

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    Re: Movement Permit

    General consensus is that it isn't required for travellers. This is based on the fact that none have been asked for it.
  26. Thread: 79 DC 1HZ vs V6

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    Re: 79 DC 1HZ vs V6

    50/50 mix between 1HZ and V6 in my area. No V8ís for gameviewers, the anti-poaching guys do use them though.
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    They shouldnít be using it for anything in that environment.
  28. Thread: 79 DC 1HZ vs V6

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    Re: 79 DC 1HZ vs V6

    My V6 Dc in normal driving I work on 6km/l, when towing never better than 5km/l (I don't tow often).

    Neither of your choices are great tow vehicles for big loads. The V8 would be miles better.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Brown-hooded Kingfisher
  30. Thread: Ineos Grenadier

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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    Iíd be very surprised if it came in at 2.6 tons. I canít see it being more than 2.2 tons, but with all things about this project letís wait and see.
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    Re: Zimbabwe border posts open for tourists?

    You'll never get a refund out of Zimparks, Stan. Simply a lack of funds. At best you may get a rollover, best of luck.
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    Re: Medical Rescue Insurance when Overlanding

    Bruce,

    I don't bother. My broker tells me I'm covered for SADC (in my case Discovery) and what I hear from Stan and others is that in the case of a medevac they won't listen to my pleadings...
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    Re: Travelling after covid

    Don't worry Bostoe or Donlux - the same guy had this to say in another thread:

    "So you guys have never left your house over the past yearÖ because of COVID? One sneeze and that could be it for...
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    Re: Travelling after covid

    Are you crossing a border or staying in one of the Bots camps?
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    Re: 265/65R18 Offroad tyres

    Ironically you just described the BFGís best points, and why it stands above the rest in that application.
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