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  1. Thread: Gannaga Pass

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    Re: Gannaga Pass

    I did the pass a few weeks ago on the motorcycle and landed up cutting my tyre… pass and lodge were great.636916
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    Re: Stopover Calvinia or Carnarvon

    Travelled thru both towns a few weeks ago, Calvinia has more accommodation options.
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    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    Pity they can’t even spell ‘Announcement’ correctly on their official notice!
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    Re: Crossing Lesotho

    I did this route earlier this year on my motorcycle. Covid tests going in and coming back into SA. Lots of roadworks, but absolutely stunning scenery. Had planned to stay at Kate’s Lodge, but it was...
  5. Re: Best Route, Cape Town McCarthy's Rest, Tsabong, Mabua Gate

    Google Maps suggest these routes ….https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210930/461b2823d901c3b110762f77ece92664.jpg
  6. Re: Best Route, Cape Town McCarthy's Rest, Tsabong, Mabua Gate

    You just need to decide on whether to do the R355 gravel road from ceres to calvinia, or to travel via the tar road via Clanwilliam. The rest of the way to the border is mostly tar.
  7. Re: Best Route, Cape Town McCarthy's Rest, Tsabong, Mabua Gate

    Just add Upington into your heading and you have your route….
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    Re: First bots trip

    My 2c… it’s do-able, but why not go from KRS via Kubu to Maun? One day in Maun…. Shopping + Fuel…no makoro trip or flight? I would do one day less at Chobe and use it elsewhere, maybe Savuti?
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    Re: Tankwa in a sedan

    Just keep an eye open for snakes at Elandsberg….we had a yellow cape cobra wanting to come inside.
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    Re: Tankwa in a sedan

    We stayed at Elandsberg recently. While there we drove around the park and up / down the Gannaga Pass a few times. You don’t need a 4x4….. a normal high clearance 2x4 bakkie or SUV will do perfectly....
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    Re: Air suspension for towing

    Get it installed. I have a set on my FJ for when I towed my echo 4. It will keep the caravan nose above the middlemannetjie when towing in sandy areas. Also keeps the vehicle and van level.
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    Caravan license visibility

    Hi Jaco

    Trailer and caravan licenses that are attached externally are often stolen. I used to place the license on the side window of the caravan and then inside the door of the off-road trailer....
  13. Re: (1st Time) Namibia 18 Day Trip: November 2021

    Open up google maps around that area and you will see the options available.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    Jors, your FJ should also have an aircon button to deal with the heat [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]
  15. Thread: grens

    by vnielsen
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    Re: grens

    I travelled across Lesotho in April. Entered on a Friday PM by Sani Pass and exited on the Sunday AM by Maseru Bridge. Did a R300 covid test on entering Lesotho and a R300 test on entering SA.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    Beautiful….

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  17. (1st Time) Namibia 18 Day Trip: November 2021

    Have you booked any of these places yet? If not, you can easily make the border from CT, leaving you with more time later in the week.

    Luderitz, shark island is closed. You don’t want to camp at...
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    Re: Urban Cruiser questions

    Take the new Jimny, it has 4x4, the urban cruiser is nice for shopping malls.
  19. Re: Namibia Emergency Contact Telephone numbers.

    Hehe, this post gave me a chuckle…. a few years back we were traveling solo thru Kaokoland and got nicely stuck in the Hoarusib for a few hours. Wanting to justify the cost of a sat phone to swambo,...
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    Done it a few times with my loaded FJ and a fully loaded echo4 in tow. No problems other than the sound of a running tap… of fuel being pumped into the engine with that sand...
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    Re: Trailer top tent extra storage ideas

    You may battle it condensation up in the roof area, especially with all the heavy breathing during the colder months…
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    Mabuasehube Solo Camping

    Hi Kyle, all our ‘solo’ trips to Mabua has just been the missus and I. The tracks to and in Mabua see daily traffic, so if you do have a problem, help won’t be too far away. Basic bush awareness is...
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    Re: When wild camping...

    I agree fully that this behavior is unacceptable, but be careful about publishing video of people on social media without their consent.
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    Re: When wild camping...

    You singing to the choir here….. this should be submitted to the local magazines for publication.
  25. Thread: Kaokoland

    by vnielsen
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    Re: Kaokoland

    We did this trip just before lockdown started. No permits were needed. We passed a number of people along the route wild camping. I recall seeing notices in the Hoanib to say no camping in the river...
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    Re: Planned Namibia Trip September 2021

    Namibia is open for travel, subject to compliance with C19 protocols. We recently covered 7000km traveling around the country. Veterinary controls can be impact on your proposed routes.
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    Re: Khaudum National Park in July 2021

    Sounds identical to our experience a few years back….bucket list…ticked.
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    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    Just a correction…it was Coastway Tours. No police certificate. They took us to the Elizabeth Bay security gate next to Kolmanskop. Had to do a breathalyzer test, goodness knows why…we were driving...
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    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    Yes you can. We did it a few weeks ago. Booked through Luderitz Safaris. Because of covid, you drive in your own vehicle and follow their guide. Each vehicle has a radio. Prices are also drastically...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    While there are sandy patches in the Moremi, your main sand will be in the Savuti area. The sandridge road on a hot day can keep you busy… Your challenge may be the height of your Suzuki, rather than...
  31. Re: Accommodation between Upington and Namibian border

    Okiep Country Hotel.
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    Re: How much 4x4 with an offroad-caravan?

    Ja, maar ons is nog jonk en sterk. Die OP is bietjie ouer….
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    How much 4x4 with an offroad-caravan?

    Only you can answer that….what type of off roading do you intend to do? Most off-road caravans will easily tow perfectly on gravel roads and sand tracks. Many off-road caravans have been towed...
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    Re: Recommendation on Accommodation near Keimos/Upington

    Oranjerus is perfect
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    Re: Jors Malan Videos

    Not the Orange River, but a water crossing in the Moremi, taken from inside the FJ.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210703/afef448a7cf3aee2151f341a12f805f8.jpg
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