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    Re: Charging camera batteries in the bush.

    There are a number of solutions. I would opt for choosing more than one option to have some extra safety built in. You will hate it when in once the bush a battery fails and you can't take any...
  2. Re: Nata to Khama Rhino Sanctuary via Kubu in one day.

    Guess you have to ask yourself what the objective is: Travel or reach the destination?
  3. Re: BEWARE! Robbery at iHaha Camp Site 27/06/19

    Last time we camped at Ihaha (a few years ago) there was police driving around in a vehicle and army soldiers patrolling along the river on foot. The police visited our campsite several times to see...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Just saw these two impressions of the Jimny. They were done by Suzuki themselves! Both will be presented at the Tokyo Auto Salon on Jan 11th. Idon't care for the pick-up (but I am sure there will be...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    I love the little Defender ! ;D
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    Re: Mapping or chips

    There is a big difference between chipping and proper tuning. And there is a big difference in why owners would want a vehicle to be chipped/tuned. Others have described that before.

    My previous...
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    Re: What did you do with your Suzuki today?

    My 12 year old daughter made this t-shirt for me and gave it to me for Christmas.

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    The Jimny on top is my own Jimny.
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    Re: Shoes for the bush

    These are my favourite for in the bush, when not wearing sandals:

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    Unfortunate mine have lost their nice brown colour and have turned reddish. In a Botswana supermarket I picked up some...
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    Re: What is the difference

    My previous vehicle also had a (different) 1.4TSi engine and ran flawless for 120.000km until I traded it in for the new vehicle. Was also a 1.4TSi 125hp, tuned to 155hp. The present is a newer...
  10. Re: Platkar... What's the lightest on fuel, in the real world?

    No car. At least if it driven by a typical beer and braai loving South African... >:D
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    Re: What is the difference

    The 1.4 TSi engine (1395cc) in my regular vehicle has 183hp and 317Nm. Now that would be an ideal engine for a Jimny. Lots of power and readily available already at very low revs. And economical too.
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Me nothing. But Landrover took theirs out for a drive:

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    It seems to be the new long awaited Defender....

    https://www.topgear.com/car-news/first-look/its-new-land-rover-defender...
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    Re: Shoes for the bush

    Any decent leather boot will do. Durability and comfort will differ a bit. But that is also personal, you have to try them on to test it.

    Most boots however are ankle height and that means...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Higher priced? Yes! Higher specced? No!






    The high price is because of a special "luxury tax" we have on cars. It is based upon emissions, so cars like the Jimny score very badly and get...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Prices for the Jimny here in Holland have just been released. There will be three different versions and prices are:
    - Comfort: 26.999 euro -> R 471.346
    - Select: 27.999 euro -> R 488.804
    - Style:...
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    Re: Buying Pula?

    We had the same experience on our visit there two years ago.
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    Re: Buying Pula?

    I have never bought any Pula beforehand. Only used the ATM's in Botswana. Never had any problem or long queues and we always had decent rates. Normally we try to pay with credit card as much as...
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    Re: field guide courses

    I did the practical in (August?) 2008. In our group there was a guy called Serf Serfontein. Could that be you? But if I remember correct he was from Vrystaat though.
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Suzuki (and other manufacturers) do not produce (fan)belts themselves. They buy them from other companies. Those other companies often produce them not only for Suzuki but also for other suppliers....
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    Re: field guide courses

    Back in 1996 I did my FGASA training with Douwe van der Zee (the later FGASA CEO) at Drifters. Very nice two week training program. About ten years ago I was enrolled in a Masters program in Wildlife...
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    Re: Unfenced camp rules

    Hadn't seen that. :-[
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    Re: Unfenced camp rules

    I thought all Afrikaners walked barefoot. 8)
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    Re: Unfenced camp rules

    Great thread with sound advice!

    Maybe it would be nice to have another list of all the stupid things we have done in the past, ignoring all this advice and somehow still surviving.....

    I'll...
  24. Re: Bushlore does not provide police clearance certificate

    We had booked a Defender from Bushlore in 2016 to go to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Unfortunately it crashed the day before we arrived in South Africa. As I really (I mean REALLY) wanted a...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Just saw a news item about the big trade treaty the EU and Japan have signed. One of the things mentioned is that the 10% import taxes on cars from Japan will be lifted. But I am afraid this won't...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Don't want to start a discussion on this subject here, as this thread is about the new Jimny. But your remark about salaries is absolutely not true. It might have been many years ago but certainly...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Over here in Holland the present Jimny costs about R470k.......
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    What is this thing that broke off?

    This afternoon I wanted to go for a little drive with the Jimny. When I started it, I heard a sound that almost stopped my heart. It was a very strong metallic rattling. Almost like a metal box with...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Indeed, looks very nice !
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    I wonder how much is the same as present Jimny. That way some (aftermarket) accessories of the present version might be usable on the new one. That would be great.

    Love to see a new Jimny with 3"...
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    Re: Wood in Savuti camp

    When we were there, they had a few bundles for sale at the "shop". But these were tiny.

    At the "shop" there was very little for sale. They had a sign up that they had meat for sale. When we asked...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    I have a feeling there will be a steady supply of second hand (present model) Jimny's for sale on this forum in the next year or so.
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    It's July 5th, all the info and pictures:
    http://www.globalsuzuki.com/automobile/lineup/jimny/index.html
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Where were these pics of the Jimny interior taken? It is funny to see two very different meters.

    One has a speedo going to 140km/h and a rev clock going to red from 7000-9000 rpm.
    Japanese 600cc...
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    Re: Prado to Jimny 4x4ing

    My Jimny is the early version with G13BB engine. It is from 2000, so it has just reached maturity this year. ;D

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