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  1. Re: Fishing in Cape Town area and surrounds

    Best thing to do is to join the Sealine fishing forum.
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    Re: Stopover outside CKGR

    Pete and Sue Morrie on the forum have a campsite which is near Letlhakane. Have a look here.
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    Yes. Exactly that. Best to practice fitting it to the rim in advance, and carry a tarp to do it on so that you don't get sand or other debris into the tyre (or watch a YouTube video, or even better,...
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    Just carry a repair kit and a spare casing, not the whole tyre and rim. Sod's Law is that if you don't, you'll shred a tyre and not be able to find a replacement.
  5. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    As mentioned, no problem self-driving around McBrides - get Chris to draw you a sketch map of the tracks.
    Re Ruaha - windy.com (our go-to weather site for very accurate weather - zoom in to your...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    I'm terribly sorry if I offended you. But my hands are as sensitive as your soul. I take my lead from the bikers, "all the gear, all the time", and that means leather gloves whenever handling...
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    Re: 2005 Pajero 3.2 DID LWB

    Hi Mike, and welcome. I've just been through the same exercise, and got some excellent advice from the Pajero fundis on this thread.
    We ended up buying a low kilometre 2010 Pajero Sport with the...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    If the shoe fits....
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    Best advice of the lot for overlanding, the snide, sarcastic, uninformed responses notwithstanding. Leather gloves are standard overlanding equipment for handling all equipment, working around the...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    To answer the OP's question, which is how long do the UNUSED components last - I don't have a definitive answer, but I buy new ones for every major trip, and keep the previous trip's bits and bobs as...
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    Re: Restoring Land Rover Costs

    Tip for those looking for genuine LR Series parts: Go on a road trip through East Africa and check in every village that has a vehicle spares duka (shop) - and there are lots of them. You will find...
  12. Re: Advice needed on planning to buy and build a 4X4 for my Bots and Africa trips

    Wow, that is a lot of kit and a lot of weight. I would seriously recommend that you do a shakedown trip with basic kit first, then decide what you actually need. We have never found a winch or...
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    Re: Solar Lights - Outdoor Home Use??

    Don't just look at what is on the shelves - they have all sorts of stuff not on display (the Cape Town branch, anyway), explain what you are looking for and then have a look at their catalogue.
  14. Re: KIA Service - Northern Suburbs, Cape Town

    Not quite Northern Suburbs, Pinelands - Car Smart in Ndabeni/Pinelands are excellent. They do all brands, but specialise in Renault and Kia. The owner, Andrew Kendon, is a great guy. They look after...
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    Re: Solar Lights - Outdoor Home Use??

    If you have an AC/DC Express anywhere near you, they stock a very good range of solar lights, Chinese generics but branded AC/DC - I have several which I use for camping, around the house etc,...
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    Re: Best all round suv.

    As a die-hard Land Rover person (see my signature) I have just sold my Land Rover 110 V-eight after 20 years and 160,000km of overlanding, and another 15 years of overlanding all over Africa before...
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    Re: Mushingashi

    Mushingashi is not easy to get hold of. Darrell Watt was in charge there, but I see when I Google his name that there is/was a case in the Lusaka High Court underway with him taking on Mushingashi,...
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    Re: Geyserwise vs Geyserworx

    We have had a Geyserwise system for years (since the early days of loadshedding) and their back-up service is excellent. The system is user-friendly and relatively simple to programme. Can't comment...
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    Re: What Roof Bars - Prado 120

    We have Thule on one of our vehicles and Holdfast (locally made) on the other, and both are equally good. The Thules are more expensive as they are imported from Sweden. Have a look at the Holdfast...
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    Re: Pajero Sport 2010 tyre question

    Thanks, I gather that, but my main worry is their durability and capability in remote bush situations, where tyres are one of the most crucial pieces of vehicle equipment. We'll be taking the Sport...
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    Pajero Sport 2010 tyre question

    Hi all, very chuffed and proud new owner of an immaculate 2010 3.2l Pajero Sport with just 124,000km on the clock. Took it away for the weekend, and did a mix of tar, gravel and a bit of proper...
  22. Re: January visit - where to camp in the rainy season?

    Some of my best times in Zimbabwe at the height of the rainy season have been in the Nyanga National Park, the Chimanimanis and at Bvumba Gardens (not sure if the delightful little campsite with its...
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    Re: Lower Zambezi National Park

    Yes, it is a possible option, but I think that in May, at the end of the rainy season, the only viable option will be to go back via Lusaka. One good rain and both those routes will be wiped out!...
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    Re: Lower Zambezi National Park

    The only alternate route from LZNP to South Luangwa is the Leopard's Hill road, which is very tough going, although I believe some upgrades are either underway or planned. Have a look at forum member...
  25. Re: New Member Introduction - Overlanding with family for the next 12 months

    Welcome to the forum! There is a wealth of info on especially Namibia, Botswana and Zambia under the appropriate sections, including detailed trip reports.
    Be aware that you are heading straight...
  26. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    They opened a dealership in Gaborone in February, there are two in Zambia, and service centres/dealerships in Moz, Zim, Namibia and eSwatini. That was the tipping point in favour of a Mitsi for us.
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    Re: Second Hand 4x4 | What to Buy help?!

    For R300k, you can get a very nice Pajero Sport. Seems to tick all your boxes, plus has proper low range, centre diff and rear diff lock. After looking long and hard, and comparing all the options,...
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    Re: Which Pajero? Educate me please

    Update on this thread - this is what I just posted on my other thread re Pajero vs Pajero Sport:

    Many thanks to all who replied on this thread, incredibly useful.
    So we have taken the plunge and...
  29. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Many thanks to all who replied on this thread, incredibly useful.
    So we have taken the plunge and are buying this vehicle. Yes, it is 11 years old, but it has just over 120k on the clock and is in...
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    Re: Kogel Bay Resort Camping

    Kogel Bay seems to attract a bad rap because it was a "coloureds only" resort under apartheid and that tradition has, by and large, been continued post-apartheid. Actually, it is a fantastic campsite...
  31. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Both. Overlanding mainly in southern Africa, done the big rough stuff in various Land Rovers in southern, Central, East and north-east Africa for many years now, time to scale down a bit as the bones...
  32. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    I'm really not fussed what a vehicle looks like - it's what it can do or can't do offroad that counts.
  33. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Yup, I also spotted that - also means it has a better departure angle as the towbar doesn't hook up.
  34. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Thanks, please email me your guy's details - tonyweaver(at)iafrica(dot)com
  35. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Thanks, given that I don't (and never will) tow, this looks like a reasonable vehicle, 2010 model, 124k on the clock, and just around the corner from me:...
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