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  1. Re: My Cookshack - Barbeque Area now complete Correction

    Thanks for posting and well done Mike.

    At our age it is a problem learning new techniques but even a bigger problem is remembering what you learnt, for the next time it is needed.
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    Re: Matusadona September 21 report

    And well done to you Mike, for keeping your finger on the pulse. I love Matusadona and think it should form part of more Zimbabwe itineraries.
  3. Re: TRIP REPORT: Cape Town to Kruger and back on some roads less travelled.

    Indeed, would love to cross paths and chew the fat a bit!

    Thank you for the very positive input.
  4. Re: TRIP REPORT: Cape Town to Kruger and back on some roads less travelled.

    Pedro just to affirm that this report is most enjoyable and well worth the trouble you are taking over it. Thank you. Wish more would find the energy to share their experiences in one form or the...
  5. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Fantastic Caldriver, I think you have got your timing dead-right.

    Please spoil this forum with regular updates of all the interesting experiences to which you will be fortunate enough to be...
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Thanks Andy, these updates on old favorites are invaluable.
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    Re: Route from Morgans Bay into Natal

    If going to KZN from the coastal Eastern Cape, I always have, and will continue to take the N2 via Mthatha. The very wise words of advice from those in the know as posted earlier on this thread, need...
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    Re: Trip Update, we are in Botswana

    Bud, people vary, but most sensible people would advise avoiding any shenanigans to pay lesser fines. This is simple bribery and corruption in many cases and is not the way people would behave back...
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    Re: Trip Update, we are in Botswana

    Hi Bud and Mary. You can buy graphite powder in puffer bottles for the locks. Lubricates very well without gumming up with dust. Can get it from most locksmiths. We even lubricate our camping zips...
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    Re: Namaqua Flower Hike report

    Thanks for reporting Merwe. Looks very appealing and this sort of enterprising tourism warrants further support.
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    Re: Elizabeth Bay "Ghost" Town Visit

    Over the years and beginning some years ago, we have visited all three sites and enjoyed all three. The guided self-drive tour through Kolmanskop is very interesting but quite touristy as mentioned...
  12. Re: Trip report: Liberia by public transport

    Dave please continue informing us of new reports. Very interesting and beautifully written.
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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    I am confident of the statement that the predatory big cats are aware of our human presence, long before we are even remotely aware of them. Also that if they so chose, there would be very many more...
  14. Re: A trip report of our travels around South Africa during Aug - Sept 21

    Yes Mike I agree, the farm Papkuilsfontein with its lovely stone cottages and camping with beautiful flowering bulbs and also a great farm-style restaurant, is truly one of the highlights of flower...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    I think Kali has different priorities and tolerances to ourselves. We have no problems with rustic camping.

    I hope there will be a more detailed report forthcoming in due course?
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    Re: Kruger adventure 2021 July/August

    Johan, could not agree more. As much as we enjoy the really wild and isolated African wilderness areas, so that does not preclude our enjoyment of the busier South African parks such as Kruger and...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    I agree with Malcolm that 3 nights at Kubu is one too many.

    I disagree with Malcolm about the difficulty in getting to Ihaha. I would far rather camp within the national park at Ihaha than on its...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Agree that Moremi and Chobe are the natural inclusion, be lengthened by two or three(especially) weeks.

    1, Maun. Spend 2 nights here to replenish meat (Delta Deli at Riley's garage, also Meat...
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    Re: Botswana trip report

    Thank you Christoff, always enjoy your well-practiced filming, editing and commentary.
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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    Thanks for reporting Pat.

    Yep wild animals can be so unpredictable and we need to keep being reminded that in places like the CKGR, we are visitors in their environment.
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    Re: Meat into Botswana

    I have bought plenty Botswana meat over the years. From most of the well known butcheries/stores.

    For fillet steak, boerie, venison, mince, difficult to beat the Bots purchases especially when it...
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    Re: Ihaha Campsite advice

    numbers 1 and 10 are good camps on either end, with only one set of neighbors, good river views, enough shade and when we were there were the most private sites with good views. Then there were no...
  23. Re: New National Park established in the Eastern Cape

    The less use the better for a sanctuary in my part of the world! No need for city slicker maintenance!
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    Re: Crooks Corner - Kruger North

    Here, (as in the photo above) at Crook's Corner and at nearby Pafuri picnic site the birding is great for those rarer species only found in the far north of SA. Often the camp attendants in the past,...
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    Re: Crooks Corner - Kruger North

    Yes Tina, been open for some time, lovely drive.
  26. Thread: Ruaha

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    Re: Ruaha

    I have been getting the strong impression that those afraid of independent travel to the rest of Africa are diminishing quite rapidly, especially the slightly younger generation.
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    Re: Borders open?

    Free self-drive tourist travel to the rest of Zimbabwe is not being allowed yet from Kazangula and Vic Falls, as far as I can establish.

    It would appear that some isolated risk-taking persons...
  28. Thread: Ruaha

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    Re: Ruaha

    How lovely to be able to read a new trip report about a Zambian and Ruaha trip during these times. A stout effort, thank you ;D.
  29. Re: T4A - hows that new atlas coming along?

    The editors have been busy with the greatly upgraded new version for a few months now and I imagine should possibly be released this year. They have been looking for representative photos.

    Should...
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    Re: Borders open?

    Borders by road are only open for those that can prove they are travelling for business or commercial reasons. Not open by land for tourists.
  31. Re: Technical skill required to become an overlander?

    I am also white collar and lack any depth of technical experience and expertise.

    This has not prevented me from overlanding far and wide.
    I believe in routine daily vehicle checks, inspections...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    :o:);D
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Thanks Mike, we had a lovely stay at Tashinga about 10 years ago. Just the road conditions to it from the Binga-Karoi road!!!!!

    I am sure all the planned developments you detail, will only enhance...
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    Re: Unacceptable behavior if true

    I get no pleasure whatsoever in confronting people aggressively online and just wish some people would get the message that their presence or participation is generally unwanted.:cool:
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    Re: Unacceptable behavior if true

    :)
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