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    Discovery 4 d3 in botswana was not a problem doing pans,...

    d3 in botswana was not a problem doing pans, moremi, kwai, savuti, chobe. in fact it was v v comfortable and capable. okay on the longer sandy stretches from savuti to ihaha the suspensions pings...
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    disco 3 SE tyre pressure

    my unloaded, daily use, disco 3 SE with general grabber ATs pumped as recommended by the inner-door sticker at 230 front/250 back - and the tyres always look a bit soft to me. What pressures do other...
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    the spar in serowe is excellent. we got good...

    the spar in serowe is excellent. we got good meat from there and it is sure to be open on a saturday, i would think
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    great to get the responses. here a couple more...

    great to get the responses. here a couple more pics... already lost that 'bush feeling'...
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    some additional pics...

    some additional pics...
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    Bots trip report June/July 2012

    Attached is our family trip report written by all members in rotation - some much more reluctant than others. The report contains absolutely no valuable information or guidance for future travelers. ...
  7. Thread: 3rd Bridge

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    yes. actually did see it happen. the first 'hit'...

    yes. actually did see it happen. the first 'hit' on the bridge happened one evening. party with 4x4 trailers... people stood around advising them to go slow. bridge was fixed. next morning ... the...
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    yep it was destroyed by a convoy of drivers with...

    yep it was destroyed by a convoy of drivers with 4x4 trailers who, to be honest, drove at the bridge like they were in a drag race. with the help of the camp staff we managed to reposition the logs...
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    Hi Paul We are just back from...

    Hi Paul

    We are just back from moremi-kwai-savuti-chobe. it is very dry. so no problems yet getting from Xakanaka to North Gate or to Savuti. The chanel is flowing and there is water at the top of...
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    i am about to be going to Botswana and am kitting...

    i am about to be going to Botswana and am kitting up. as an update, i have fitted a national luna dual battery at the safari centre in cape town. all seemed fine... but intitially the charge was...
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    i am also interested to hear if anyone knows the...

    i am also interested to hear if anyone knows the latest 'position' especially with fruit and veg - we will buy meat in maun. also what are the alcohol limits on wine and spirits?

    Brian
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    great. thanks all. will put the advice to the...

    great. thanks all. will put the advice to the test.
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    thanks mike. yeah that is what i would do....

    thanks mike. yeah that is what i would do. thanks, appreciated. Brian
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    disco 3 savuti/botwana sand

    hi all disco 3 owners - what is your advice for settings in the thick sands of savuti/chobe etc. obviously it is best to use the sand setting and DSC off, but does anyone have additional advice. i...
  15. Thread: wipers stolen

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    Discovery 3 i've had THREE sets of wipers taken off my D3 in...

    i've had THREE sets of wipers taken off my D3 in the city bowl/gardens area. this was about 6 months back. then i restorted to keeping them in the door holder and bringing them out when it rains.
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    thanks Todd. Safari centre sugguest a Varta (D41)...

    thanks Todd. Safari centre sugguest a Varta (D41) ... is this similar to the ones you suggest... it is a 75 A/h...?
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    Disco 3 Dual Battery/fridge

    how necessary is it to have a dual battery system in the D3 if you intend using a fridge (national luna 40L or similar)? and does the fitting of a dual battery in any way mess with the complex...
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    more pics

    some more pics attached, only because people have commented....
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    a paar meer photo's - if anyone is interested....

    a paar meer photo's - if anyone is interested. kgalagadi definitely gives you a LOT in a little time and if you like extremes it is a place to go.
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    a paar meer photo's - if anyone is interested....

    a paar meer photo's - if anyone is interested. kgalagadi definitely gives you a LOT in a little time and if you like extremes it is a place to go.
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    thanks kalahari safari - for the advice. we will...

    thanks kalahari safari - for the advice. we will organise.
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    thanks for the advice Hugo. but we will be...

    thanks for the advice Hugo. but we will be camping, not in the lodge - so this might effect the price... or not?
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    many thanks. it will only be one person flying...

    many thanks. it will only be one person flying out for a meeting and flying back. brian
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    Flight out of savuti to joburg

    Strange query for a 4x4 site. we are doing a botswana trip in june/july - pans-maun-moremi - savuti - chobe. one of our party needs to make an unmissable meeting in joburg and would need to leave...
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    more

    ok, you asked... a couple more. and that is it.
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    Discovery 3 is mud ruts the best for river crossings? i would...

    is mud ruts the best for river crossings? i would expect so.
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    pics again

    just a couple more, to finish... pics...
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    brown hyeana

    hi mistral - thanks i will look at the san parks web and post. meantime here some more (out of MANY) pics
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    pics

    yep. definitely some once in a lifetime sightings. still have not managed to put up pics - which i would like to do but the only icon that seems to refer to pictures is one that requires a url for...
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    photos

    hi Spook - i tried attaching photos but couldn't negotiate it - it asks for a url link or is there another way?

    Brian
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    Kgalagadi trip report, jan 2012

    Trip Report by all family members, alternating...
    DAY 1 Cape Town to Augrabies
    Managed to leave early enough in light Cape Town rain. Breakfast in Calvinia in a house with 1ft wide floorboards...
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    kgalagadi, summer, awning?

    how necessary/essential is an awning or gazebo for kgalagadi? we leave in a couple of days to camp 4 days at nossob then bitterpan then kalahari tented for one night at the end. never been to nossob...
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    thanks for the suggestions. via niewoudstville is...

    thanks for the suggestions. via niewoudstville is an option. will check out the suggested options. many thanks.
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    cape town to kgalagadi

    what is the best route from cape town to kgalagadi and what is a good overnight place? is there somewhere on the orange to camp? or does anyone have any other suggestions... small towns, any...
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    thanks for the fuel and advice re kubu. at this...

    thanks for the fuel and advice re kubu. at this stage my plan is to have 140L for the trip. but in our party of 3 vehicles we will have a spare 20L at least. I will also keep a look out closer to the...
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