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    Re: Kgalagadi in December

    ANY month is the right month to visit KTP; the sightings and the type of vegetation (or lack thereof) will be determined by the specific time of your visit.We are regulars in the Kalahari: be it icy...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    My 2c worth:
    - use a reflective sheet over your tent but use pool noodles or a blow-up beach ball to create a space between your tent and the reflective cover. You will be amazed by the change in...
  3. Re: Upington Camping - Security and Recommendations

    To generalise is quite an over-reaction; we will end up going nowhere if we assume that this will happen in allour towns.

    My son stay in Upington, therefor we try to (and usually succeed) in...
  4. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Thanks for sharing Pedro - you report brings back a lot of memories, and an urge to plan another visit!Regards
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Thanks GMan; I really love your report!
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Hi CallaI recommend that you direct your questions directly at Heinz - even it is in connection with your tow-vehicle.I have had my trailer for a couple of years now, and Heinz was always very...
  7. Re: Diesel in Askham on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning?

    Yes, I can confirm that the Agrimark fuel station is open until 21:00 at night - and that they are cheaper than the Agrimark in Upington!
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    Re: Long range fuel tank

    Agree that it is a very convenient addition to your vehicle.I had my 2010 Isuzu's one fitted at Safari Centre. It is a huge tank (80 odd litres) - unfortunately the spare wheel had to be relocated to...
  9. Thread: Be careful

    by Vlakvarkie
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    Re: Be careful

    Wel gedaan en dankie dat mens weet dat daar nog mededeelsaamheid en dankbaarheid in sommige dele van die mensdom is!
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    Re: Trip report Kgalagadi 2019

    Great report Stranger. Your writing style is quite enjoyable and amusing.

    We camped on the exact same spot in Mata Mata as you in December. (The tap was leaking then, but it seems the repair has...
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    Re: Is this DC to DC controller good

    I bought one at 4x4Direct and have been using it very successfully the past year.
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    Re: fridge or chiller

    The Dometic CF50 is exactly the same as Waeco. It is an excellent fridge.My son bought one a year ago and he only have good things to say about it.It is available on Takealot TODAY for R5299 - an...
  13. Re: Dome tent - Replace shade cloth door zipper with velcro?

    Have the zipper replaced at Cristy's Sports in Diepriver, Cape Town.I had my trailer tent's cover zip (7m long) replaced for under R500 recently.
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    Re: DIY camping trailer.

    Bloot my eie ervaring met Allu tubing en Connect It blokkies: daai laste hou verseker. Ek het al twee laastelsels vir my Isuzu bakkies gebou en hulle HOU! Kgalagadi se paaie kon hulle nie breek nie...
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    Re: Advice about Augrabies

    Were there in November 2018 - did see monkeys in camp; but they did not pose any threat.
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    Re: Richtersveld advice please

    The temperature is normally VERY hot in summer, but in April it will be moderate. You may even expect a thunderstorm or two.
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    Re: Richtersveld advice please

    I have done it with my Metalian Maxi.....NO PROBLEM!
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    Re: Firewood for Witsand & Kgalagadi

    There is a guy in Upington that sells good quality thorn braaiwood (R50 for a large bag or R20 small bag). His bakkie is parked on the open field just past the Engen on Swartmodder Street.In the...
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    Re: Bad tasting water in caravan water tank

    For the guys in the Cape Northern Suburbs: Hose Solutions in Stikland also stock the Food Grade pipes.Regards
  20. Re: Home built camping trailer - work in progress.

    Truelly a work of art Johan. Wel gedaan!
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    Re: Kokerboom Trip Report Part 1

    We have been to most of the places you visited during your trip; to re-live it through your eyes and story makes it quite memorable! Thanks again Peter!
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    Re: Noordkaap toer 2018

    Dit was 'n lekker-lees-en-saamtoer-verslag. Baie dankie!
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    Re: Kgalagadi from South africa with one 4by4

    As far as I know, all camps are fully booked for that period (I will be there then). In answer to your questions: (1)all routes on the RSA side of KTP is quite OK for a single vehicle. (2) Yes it is...
  24. Re: Fianally Short Trip Report Kgalagadi September 2018

    Great read...thanks for sharing. The picture of the African Wildcat is a stunner.
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    Re: Upington Camping Site

    Fully agree with all the above from Oom Peter. Although I have never stayed there (my son, AlecJ, is an Upington resident; we therefore stay at his place). Not only is it a safe place to overnight,...
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    Re: Kgalagadi trip report - September 2018

    Thanks for the nice trip report Paul. Our visit in December is now in plain sight.
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    Re: Kaokoland Trip Report - Aug 2018

    Wel gedaan Johan; en dankie dat jy jou reis met ons gedeel het. Ek sal ook planne moet maak om terug te gaan soheentoe.
  28. Thread: Takealot

    by Vlakvarkie
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    Re: Takealot

    Hi JadeCheck the Daily Deals on Takealot daily; my son bought the 50l Dometic there in May for R4999. Otherwise, also check the Camping section on the Forum classifieds. There are Engels, National...
  29. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Ons het 'n paar jaar gelede die 4x4 trail gedoen, en ek het my kampwa vir die duur daarvan by Nossob se vulstasie gestoor. Hulle had geen problem daarmee nie.
  30. Re: Very short Kgalagadi trip report and some photo's

    I have bad news Carel...it won't be your last!
  31. Re: Very short Kgalagadi trip report and some photo's

    Thanks for sharing; nice report and pictures. I am drooling, but I suppose December is not too far ahead: 3 days Nossob; 3 x Mata and 3 x TR.
  32. Re: Reis verslag. Mei 2018 Botswana Zambezi & Kavango

    Dankie dat jy jou reis met ons gedeel het Gert.
  33. Re: Reisverslag met baie fotos - Junie 2018 Namibie

    Dankie Elize!Pragtige reisverslag...ek kon heerlik saamtoer!
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    Re: Takealot Dometic special today

    The Dometic CF50 is again a daily deal today - 26 June 2018 - on Takealot (for R5299)
  35. Thread: Gas Fills

    by Vlakvarkie
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    Re: Gas Fills

    Hi Alain

    Your best bet is probably Afrox in Windhoek (as the European bottles differ from the RSA ones).

    Regards
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