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    Re: Shopping on route to Mabua

    To add to your planning the border post at Bray opens at 08h00 and closes 16h00, it's a bit busy around opening and closing but there's virtually no queues between those times. You have camping...
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    Re: Shopping on route to Mabua

    I read your post as Mabua then Polentswa in that case.
    Pretoria to Mabua via Lobatse 752km
    Pretoria to Mabua via Bray 761km
    You'll save that time at the border post.
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    Re: Shopping on route to Mabua

    I would recommend going through the border post at Bray, Kgalagadi Wholesales is on the left just after you enter Botswana. You can get just about anything you need there with arguably the best...
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    Re: Tiguan or BMW X3?

    I have owned 4 BMW X3s from the 2.0d to the 3.0d, awesome cars and not one problem in close to 750 000km between them. While under motorplan it was really cheap to run, BMW'S motorplan has been the...
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    Re: Bakkie Bed Rack (for Kayak transport)

    I agree with you, I have been canoeing for almost 40 years now and have transported canoes on gutter mounted load bars on a variety of vehicles over the years never had a problem. The only time I...
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    Re: Tax rebates on Solar Systems?

    Doesn't look like you have to register as a reseller, this is an extract from the NERSA guidelines.

    12. EXCLUSIONS
    The guidelines allow the following persons or businesses to be excluded from...
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    Re: Tax rebates on Solar Systems?

    The cost of solar without storage is lower than Eskom it is around 0.80 - 0.90c /kwh if you add storage (battery) you are getting to around R2.10/kwh but this is coming down fast. A question does...
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    Re: Tax rebates on Solar Systems?

    The landlord has the right to charge his tenants for the electricity they use, but he can't charge more than what he pays for it. So if you are the landlord you can charge for the solar power used...
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    Re: Tax rebates on Solar Systems?

    Only to your municipality if they have the authority to "wheel" the electricity. But there are moves to change this.
    https://www.itweb.co.za/content/raYAyqoVw8mMJ38N
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    Re: Tax rebates on Solar Systems?

    If it is for your company and below 1 Mega watt yes.
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    Re: Tax rebates on Solar Systems?

    I currently write off 100% of my solar installations as a cost using 12b no problem but this is for a company. I think you are looking for advice as an individual taxpayer and I am not sure if 12b is...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    A few years ago we were mountain biking through the rice paddies in Chiang Mai in Thailand. The heat was 40 plus and combined with the humidity it was oppressive. We decided at lunchtime to seek some...
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    Re: Gonarezhou in December

    I'm not sure that it's the northern side that would be problematic this is an extract from their website.
    "Mabalauta and Chipinda areas are open throughout the year. During the rainy season...
  14. Re: Limpopo Crossing at pafuri Border Post to Gonarezhou

    We crossed the Limpopo at the Power lines on the way to Gonarezhou and via Pafuri on the way home at the end of September. It's dry and sandy but very easy in a 4x4 on the way back we didn't even...
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    Re: How to pitch Tentco Windbreaker

    You need to turn the pole around the sharp bit goes through the eye that you see in your pic. The rubber base on the pole is the bottom you will also see an eyelet which is the peg point for the...
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    Re: Lithium 444 first impressions?

    My 444 runs my 40l Engel for 12 hours plus with about 30% capacity left, this was last week in Gonarezhou and the fridge was set to -3 deg. The 150watt solar panel gets it to full recharge in 5 to 6...
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    Re: Hilux V6 performance and fuel

    All I know from my V6 Fortuner is that the criuse control saves on fines at the expense of extra fuel consumption. This is one of the worst cruise controls I have encountered.
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    MediaRelease: Re: Planning a MTB trip from PTA to CPT

    I would have a look at the Munga race route, at least it gets you from Bloemfontein to Wellington mostly on gravel roads but beware you will have to adjust this route because there are sections that...
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    Re: Rat problem

    We like beer;D
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    Re: roof top tent hoist build bearing help.

    Sliding gate wheels have a recess that will pinch the rope, rather use garage door pulleys. I have done this with a 500kg handwinch, works like a charm I just have to fine tune the lifting harness.
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    I view this a bit like taking malaria tablets, you might not need them and there are many people that don't take them. But somehow taking them is the sensible thing to do.
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    Re: Dunlop? Or not?

    My 2016 Fortuner has these on and at 54000km I can't complain, we've done Mabua and Moz over landing trips. I have decided to run them until they need replacing which at a guess is in a out 20000...
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    Re: Rooftop tent buy, bedding stays inside?

    I've got the Howling Moon Stargazer and it closes with an extra eggshell mattress and bedding inside, we take out the pillows though.
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    Re: Pafuri, Mapai en Vilanculos

    Does that crossing allow you to pick up the powerlines route to Gonarezhou?
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    Re: Windhoek grocery store order ahead?

    They have Pick n Pays there try their website, I think it used to be Model. The other grocery chain is Woerman Brock.
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    Re: Kruger self satering with small kids

    The chalets are absolutely fine, clean and reasonably equipped. Not too many camps offer the chance of game viewing from the chalets the closest would be Olifants where you can view the river from...
  27. Re: Long term camping in Kruger Park - how is it done?

    You'll have cancel your original booking but usually the office like Pretoriuskop in your example will do this for you.
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    Re: Mana Pools or Gonarezhou NP?

    We're there from 22nd to 28th September.
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    Re: Recycling Battalion

    One of the investment projects that I am looking at entails making diesel out of plastic waste. The technology is sound but onboarding the municipality is the sticking point. The interesting thing...
  30. Re: Long term camping in Kruger Park - how is it done?

    I agree but I just did it as check. As for how you book I quite like the idea of booking at 5am while in my pyjamas and stealing the site that you want when you phone at 7h30;D
  31. Re: Long term camping in Kruger Park - how is it done?

    Hmm.. not so sure I just checked I can book for 31st July 2020 for Nossob as we speak.
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    Why not online?
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    I spoke to a couple that camped next to us in Shingewedzi they live in Hermanus and spend 4 winter months in the Kruger, they book roughly 11months in advance. They seldom have a problem with...
  34. Re: KTP exit via Mabua to Gaborone via Khokhotsa?

    Mostly thick sand but we averaged about 60km when we did it in May this year, but there is a new section of about 20km where thanks to undulations we were reduced to 30km. We travelled in a Fortuner...
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    Re: Kgalagadi current conditions

    Was there in May and it was very dry with few animal sightings, even the birders were complaining. Mabua and Kaa area looked better but not by much and it will be a lot worse now. I have decided to...
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