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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    We spent 7 nights at a site near our home in Brisbane called Neurum Creek Bush Resort. It rained for 5 days and our solar system did a fantastic job of keeping us going. The entrance road to the...
  2. Re: Leaving quality Solar Panels outside in Light rain

    I have recently purchased a 200w Renogy Eclipse Solar Suitcase. These are 2 x 100w foldable setup and weigh 15kgs so very solid. They are highly rated, pretty expensive and water rated at IP66. We...
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    Re: Nata camping rates

    For October/November 2022 my agent has invoiced me BWP260 for 2 x pax camping at Elephant Sands and has invoiced me BWP170 for 2 x pax camping at Nata Lodge. I never checked directly with the sites...
  4. Re: TRIP REPORT - Kenya - 23 days - Maasai Mara/Triangle, Tsavo East/West & Amboseli

    Some fantastic cat photos there. Hope you can remember all the details of your sightings by the time you get to write your Trip Report ;D
  5. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Thank you for all the responses to my query. In our 2023 plan we are wanting to spend 4 nights with the McBrides, probably late October/early November. Whilst we would be happy to partake in their...
  6. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Just finished reading your post about McBrides. Are you able to do any self drives around McBrides or are all viewings done with the McBrides or their staff?
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Travelled away for a few days camping at a Bush Retreat, never took my camera but Linda had her P&S. There were a few birds which we managed to photograph. We hope the IDs are accurate in the...
  8. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Thanks for the Busanga update. Certainly another venue to add to our growing list of must do parks when we return to Africa. Your excellent videos are giving us itchy feet, can't wait to get back.
  9. Re: YouTube Series - Botswana 2021: Khwai, Moremi, Nxai - Filming Wildlife in 8K

    Like many Saffers you fellows are most ingenious. Rather than braving the elements in a predator filled park I would have slept in the car and undertaken repairs in the daylight. Congrats on a great...
  10. Re: YouTube Series - Botswana 2021: Khwai, Moremi, Nxai - Filming Wildlife in 8K

    Great to watch such high quality work, thanks you, for now that is as close as we can get. We have a trip to Botswana planned for October/November 2022, we hope that is allowed to happen.
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    Hi Frans, we always get told how hardy the Bushlapas are but no-one really wants to test them to those extremes, well done :o
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    I assume it would be better to completely disconnect the battery, that way even the Victron shunt would not impact upon the lithium.
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Just a sort of follow up to some previous comments on this thread. When Covid hit we made a rapid 48 hour dash to get from South Africa, to Zimbabwe and back to Australia. We thought this may be a...
  14. Thread: Fridge moving

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    Re: Fridge moving

    We had the same problem in our Bushlapas, the 90 litre NL is smaller than the fridge slide and it moved around. Simple solution for us was to place two blocks of timber between the back of the NL and...
  15. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Great to follow your trip Andrew, loving your blog. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to hearing what happens in the black cotton soil in your next post ;D
  16. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Yes, I'm aware of that but sometimes practicality overrules the best way of doing things. The solar panel I am using is oversized for the job that it is doing and within 2 hours this morning my...
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    Hi Pat, many thanks for all the help you give so readily to fellow forum members, greatly appreciated. It must be very frustrating dealing with DWNP, they want to charge first world prices but offer...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    As I said, don't fully understand. Certainly not your cynical guess, he actually had a 7m premade cable available and rather cut 8m off a roll that had more than 50m on it, he made it up in front of...
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    Hi Pat, sorry to trouble you, any feedback on the above? We are staying in both Chobe and Moremi during our stay. On camping and daily fees Chobe and Moremi are linked together at a rate higher than...
  20. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    He did give me a technical reason as to why I should not buy a 10m but I'm a retired accountant, it went way beyond my understanding. I just nodded my head. Actually this is the second time I've been...
  21. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Hi Grumbles, yes my thoughts exactly. With the current setup it charges exceptionally quickly, I'm certain there will be times when 13m would be great and get us out of a spot of bother. If necessary...
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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Thanks Henk, I know that is the ideal but at present I'm just experimenting to see what I get. For practicality my easiest setup is to have the MPPT on the back of my panels. As you can see from the...
  23. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Just a quick update to those that helped last month with my MPPT query. We are into our first trip and the first use of our folding panels. Just to recap we ended up with a Renogy 200W folding panel...
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    Re: Victron100/15 MPPT Or 75/15 MPPT

    So, our first trip and the first use of our folding panels. Just to recap we ended up with a Renogy 200W folding panel (2 x 100W), then wired straight into a Victron 75/15 Smartsolar (this is...
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    Re: Victron100/15 MPPT Or 75/15 MPPT

    Victron MPPTs are compatible with lithium, I'm not certain about other brands
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    Re: Victron100/15 MPPT Or 75/15 MPPT

    Just an update on my situation. My order for the Ratel 4i through an agent fell through as the agent stuffed up. However I was able to buy a demo model 4i from an alternate agent for a very...
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    Thanks so much for all your time and trouble Pat, greatly appreciated. I received an invoice from my agent last night, he has spoken to DWNP and is clearly very confused, I will await your further...
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    Re: 10 days in Malawi - what would you do?

    We lived in Thyolo, a tea growing area near Mount Mulanje, for 4 years (1991-1995). The company I worked for had a staff cottage at the lake, we were encouraged to go there as often as possible, we...
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    Sorry to trouble again. On another thread on the forum there is speculation that the new DWNP fees do NOT apply to the KTP sites, I'm assuming that this means the DWNP Mabua sites plus Rooiputs and...
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    Re: Condition of Camp Sites in Mabuasehube

    I'd be very interested to find out what the fees are, many thanks.
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    Re: Condition of Camp Sites in Mabuasehube

    I wish you were correct but I don't think you are. Please see the new fee structure from DWNP attached. DWNP have acknowledged that there is a slight typo error, under Category B there is no mention...
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    Re: Tanzania 2021 Trip Report

    Thoroughly enjoyed "living" your trip, greatly appreciated.
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    Thanks for helping Pat, that saves me about BWP3,000 for our October/November 2022 trip, very grateful indeed
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    That is correct Pat, but doesn't address the question here;



    under "Category A Parks/Reserves (Moremi/Chobe)" there are three different headings "Citizen", "Resident/SADC" and "Non Resident"...
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    Re: Review - Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

    I used Tireguard supplied by a member of this forum, Abraham, [email protected] /zero82 926 zero585. I used them non- stop for 9 months, no problems with sensors. They were mounted externally...
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