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    Re: Heavy rain on Garden Route

    Any news on water heading for the Kouga dam? Dis the rains extend to its catchment area?
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    Re: Second Hand 4x4 | What to Buy help?!

    I'd be interested to know which way the OP is leaning towards after all the wise council he received...;D
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    Re: Recommendation - Oka Swamps Travel and Tours

    Jeeezz bra can you stop spamming all the Botswana threads!!!!!
  4. Re: Camping in Kasane and boat trips on the Chobe

    Kalahari Tours alao had their own jetty. Plus one for staying at Senyati and just using an operator from the various jetties. (We were very happy with Kalahari Tours)
  5. Thread: Coalitions

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    Re: Coalitions

    Very interesting developments in Ekurhuleni (my new Metro when we move on Friday). Without any agreement, the EFF and ActionSA voted with the DA for the DA candidate.

    AMC/IFP coalition falling...
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    Re: New platkar ordered - Suzuki Baleno

    Third service completed two weeks ago. On 27000km.

    Then on Tuesday the driver window mechanism went kapoet. Just dead.

    I booked the car in for yesterday, diagnosis made (mechanism murtoe), part...
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    Re: Takla vs Escape Covers

    I am happy with my Escape Gear. Had them in my Trailblazer and now again in my Isuzu.

    Can't comment on Takla.
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    Re: Second Hand 4x4 | What to Buy help?!

    Then, just because I owned one and it was such a great car, give the 2.8 Chevrolet Trailblazer a serious consideration. That 2.8 motor is as sweet as they come - powerful and economical.

    I still...
  9. Re: Groenman's 2021 Transkei Wild Coast Trip Report

    Hi Derik. Unfortunately I have no idea. We traveled the area without any additional permits, but not sure of the stretch you are referring to.
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    Re: Kruger Park Maps/Guide

    I always get the latest one of these at the gate. Available in various languages.

    https://www.honeyguidepublications.com/maps/
  11. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    Nice booking you have there, but I agree adding Tsendze.
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    Re: "On the Road" fees

    Plus 1 for Bramley or Kyalami. My total admin costs for my Baleno (including full tank of fuel/ was R2000.
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    Re: Second Hand 4x4 | What to Buy help?!

    What made you decide to drop the Rio and to replace it?

    Space? A bad road? A destination you wanted to visit that you couldn't?

    I have previously suggested the X-trail in a similar case as...
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    Re: Bought an Isuzu

    Congrats and welcome to the Isuzu family
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    Re: Overnight pet friendly

    Haha sorry, I was going to recommend Erin Farmhouse...
  16. Fortuner Re: Buying advice for a reliable used SUV/Bakkie

    Agree that looks like a winner.
  17. Re: 24 days overlanding in Botswana for the first time!

    So Jakkals have you booked? Keen to see your final itinerary.
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    Re: March 2022 Botswana Trip Help!

    Eish, only saw after typing a full reply with my thick fingers on my phone that the OP was in September already and just recently followed up by an agent looking to score a deal...
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    Re: March 2022 Botswana Trip Help!

    Hi Michelle and welcome.

    All you need to do is read this thread:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/347941-24-days-overlanding-in-Botswana-for-the-first-time!

    My suggestion...
  20. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    Yes. As long as you load it on your Ranger in a pink shirt...
  21. Fortuner Re: Buying advice for a reliable used SUV/Bakkie

    Haha the SUV vs Bakkie is an age old debate.

    Just go with what you prefer.
  22. Fortuner Re: Buying advice for a reliable used SUV/Bakkie

    Then seriously consider a bakkie as well. Look, you'll still be fine with a SUV, but a bakkie is just easier.

    If you do go the bakkie route, just make sure you get a proper dust seal kit, it's a...
  23. Fortuner Re: Buying advice for a reliable used SUV/Bakkie

    Nice, detailed post. Hopefully some Fortuner owners will be along shortly with some detalied feedback on your specific points.

    As far as alternatives go:

    - Many people swear by the Mitsubishi...
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    Re: Ugh. Not another tire thread

    Seems like there might be stock at Errols Tyres:

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    Re: Stay over - JHB - St Francis - JHB

    For overnight, we really enjoyed staying at Erin Guest Farm recently. Just outside Middelburg. The seperate chalets / cottages were nice, but what made it was the food! Really good.
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  26. Re: 4x4 with roof top tent rental best company

    Bushlore
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    Re: What is the best Starting 4x4 Trailer

    Andre the more I look, the more I think this might be your answer!
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    Re: What is the best Starting 4x4 Trailer

    So of course AT tyres are better, of course a lift is better, and bashplates will give you more peace of mind. But we did a hell of a Botswana trip in 2017 with a stock standard Chevrolet Trailblazer...
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    Re: What is the best Starting 4x4 Trailer

    I don't know to be honest, but since Challenger went under there's not much competition. (I think they were resuscitated and have new owners). They made a Challenger Nomad which was maybe a better...
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    Re: What is the best Starting 4x4 Trailer

    Trust me, your stock 4x4 bakkie can do most things you can think of for normal overlanding. You don't need all those gadgets, lifts, upgraded suspension, bash plates etc etc to travel Namibia or...
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    Re: What is the best Starting 4x4 Trailer

    Have a look at the Venter Savuti (or the Savuti XL if you want to add a fridge).

    You don't have to fit a tent right away, and it can be used both off road as well as a normal December holiday...
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    Re: SUV advice needed

    As a former Trailblazer owner - this is a great buy if you want to go bigger. It's a fantastic car.
  33. Thread: tyres.co.za

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    Re: tyres.co.za

    Marketing.

    Google "tyres online" and they will be the first hit. Also the most basic, but best web address. Great testimonials on their website, slick online order process and boom. For anyone who...
  34. Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    Here you go:

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  35. Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    Lots of comments here, but if nothing else, I love the look of the new Defender. It will never be a "real" Defender, but that's the modern way I suppose.

    Anyway, to cut to the chase, I bought a...
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