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    Re: Car Drowning in Remhoogte

    Expensive mistake: rental companies specifically exclude water and river crossings from their insurance, AFAIK. Silly mistake as depending on the amount of rain upriver, those rivers drop just as...
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    Re: Fresh Meat Shopping

    There's a supermarket at the big petrol station (Puma?), but we got good meat at the Spar in Ausenkehr, and there is also a Tops liquor store there (last time I was through).
  3. Re: Good electrician in Cape Town- recommendations please

    James White-Phillips 0 eight 3 746 145 eight. Based in Little Mowbray, he does a lot of City contracting, rewired our 90-year-old house, does all our work.
  4. Re: What are the rules about taking Fruit, vegetables and meat into Zambia from Namib

    Depending on the rains, late May could still be very wet. I have had the River Road to Nanzhila completely impassable in late June before. Advisable to have a backup route in place.
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    Re: Bradt guides

    I think it's probably because many foreign tourists start their journeys here....
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    Re: Bradt guides

    Exclusives Cavendish and Constantia both had the Zambia guide in stock when I was last in them a week or two ago.
  7. Re: What are the rules about taking Fruit, vegetables and meat into Zambia from Namib

    AFAIK, there's no foot and mouth restriction at the moment, but I may be wrong. The fruit fly regs are strict, so you may be forced to ditch fruit and veg, but that's not going to cost you too much....
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    Re: Bradt guides

    Strange, the Exclusives main outlets in Cape Town all stock Bradt guides - the branches elsewhere should be able to get stock from them, just ask.
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    Re: Series 2a Speedo

    Correct, but I had a bush mechanic who adapted one for my SIIA and it flipped out the speedo.
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    Re: Shakawe to Savuti (around the top)

    Hi Thomas, this has been discussed before - as far as I know this is not doable. There are several concession areas there (hunting concessions, not sure what their current status is now that the...
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    Re: Series 2a Speedo

    Make sure you have the right speedo cable - as far as I remember, the Series III cable if fitted will cause the SIIA or SII speedo to go wobbly and erratic above certain speeds.
  12. Thread: Moz newbie

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    Re: Moz newbie

    Hi Theo, any time between the post-Easter school holidays and the June/July SA school vacs is good - cooler temperatures, lovely weather, no big crowds. Avoid SA school holidays like the plague.
    You...
  13. Re: most beautiful route from Rehoboth to camping Klein Aus

    The route described above by Guido is beautiful, but I wouldn't try and do it in one day. If you are pushed for time, go straight to Klein Aus on the tar roads and save the scenic routes for the next...
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    Re: Air rescue Kgalagadi national park.

    Yes, but.... When we travel, we do carry medical basics like syringes, drip kits, sterile gloves etc - not for us to use, but for medically trained people in remote areas to use on us (or others) if...
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    Re: Air rescue Kgalagadi national park.

    So the short answer to your question is that there is no dedicated Kgalagadi air rescue service. All the travel insurance packages include an air rescue option if medically justified - we use...
  16. Re: Which campings/route to choose for remote travelling with young kids in SA & Nami

    You should be fine with a guide, but just always be aware when walking in the bush with kids that predators, lions especially, see small kids as prey, much more so than adults. The lion population in...
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    Re: Khaudum - Disgrace and Poachers Paradise!

    I have not heard any reports of an increase in poaching in Khaudum. Anthrax is endemic in the area, and worse as the dry season intensifies so it is quite possible the elephant died of it. As pointed...
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    Re: Game Reserves Through Africa

    FYI, African Parks, which manages Zakouma, is an NGO started and based in South Africa.
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    Re: Feb/ March Southern Africa Trip

    Hi Michelle, I would post that question separately under the Moz section - Mike (MozGuide on the forum) is the expert on the area.
    Last reports I have is that the road via Cuamba to Nampula is...
  20. Re: Which campings/route to choose for remote travelling with young kids in SA & Nami

    Great trip - as you know, it is very hot and it is the rainy season (although the rain usually comes in thunder showers and is over quite fast). Outside of South Africa, it is low season for...
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    Re: Best self inflating matress

    Carmaquip or First Ascent Dream Deluxe - the Carmaquips are sometimes in short supply, First Ascents are superb.
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    Re: Feb/ March Southern Africa Trip

    Great trip, but fairly rushed - you may want to reconsider going into Namibia first and then backtracking to SA and Pretoria, rather use the extra days further north.
    Nyika is amazing all year...
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    Re: help wanted for 3 week itinerary

    Just remember that the first weekend in July is a four-day long weekend in Zambia, so any camps within driving distance of Lusaka (and that includes South Luangwa) get booked up fast. So make sure...
  24. Re: Vaccination and Medication for Overland trip Zim, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia

    Malaria prophylaxis is essential. Other than that, consult a travel clinic/doctor, who will probably advise that it is preferable to ensure that your tetanus, rabies, typhoid, hep A etc are up to...
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    Re: LENS FILTERS opinions

    Our cameras (SLR and pro video) work hard and so do the lenses. A UV filter costs a couple of hundred rand, a new lens front element or a new lens many thousands. So all my lenses have UV filters...
  26. Re: Bad Shot - The now legal Elephant hunt in Botswana

    With all due respect, the above is nonsense. Namibia's community conservation programme has hunting as a core element of its policies, and Namibia now has more game than at any time in the last 100...
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    Re: Very bad experience with NDM

    Indeed. I battled to understand Nakoma's very convoluted post, so trying to make his/her bookings must not have been easy, particularly with all the changes (if I understood the post correctly).
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    Re: Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    It's low water season there, but plenty of water going over the main fall still, despite some pretty weird reporting on it (note to BBC etc, Vic Falls is always dry at this time of year, the water...
  29. Re: Third Bridge, Moremi - Aerial Footage (DWNP authorised)

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Liuwa Plains & Kasanka Nov 2019

    Thanks Malcolm. Towing through the Liuwa tree islands is definitely not something I would like to do!
  31. Re: Is a thermo electric cooler suitable for fruit and veg?

    Thermo electric cooler is useless for most things, but even worse for fruit and veg because of the constant temperature fluctuations (depending on ambient) inside it. For a long trip, best is to buy...
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    Re: Chances of Malaria in Etosha

    I am NOT a medical professional, but Stan is - take his advice. Etosha is a malarial area, and December is high risk. The last time I was in Etosha was over Dec/Jan and the mosquitoes were bad in...
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    Re: Tarp vs Gazebo- advice appreciated

    CD Fox at 80 Hout St in the CBD have a great selection of rope at reasonable prices, or Cape Bag and Twine in Woodstock. Cape Bag & Twine also sell Ripstop canvas by the metre.
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    Re: Editing MP4 video

    Windows Movie Maker is fine for amateur edits, just takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it. Most of the freeware is a waste of time and only allows limited actions unless you upgrade and pay.
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    Re: Fuel at Muchenje

    Try the search button: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/320328-Puma-Filling-Station-in-Muchenje-now-OPEN-again-(9-SEPT-2019)?p=4224613#post4224613
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