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    Re: Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Cape Town

    Hi there,

    No real “easy “ routes…..we travelled from Khama through Gabarone to Lobatse , and then through the Ramatlabama
    border post to Vryburg….then straight to Cape Town via Kimberley

    Hope...
  2. Re: Route advice - Kubu Island, Xakanaxa, Khwai Maghoto and Savuti - May 2022

    Good day,

    We are travelling to Botswana next week for a 2 week trip:


    Kubu Island - 1 to 2 May. Travelling from Khama Rhino sanctuary.
    Xakanaxa - 4 to 6 May.
    Magotho, Khwai - 7 to 8 May....
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    Re: 2023 Mabuasehube trip

    Jip , this was my question as well. We have learned the hard way , that Mabua is a trip on its own and we
    skip the whole Kgalagadi leg completely. That 270km transit road is a vehicle breaker and...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79

    I would look at Winelands 4X4.....speak to the owner Dewald....in SW
  5. Re: Substantial voltage drop when Compressor kicks in

    Hi Chris,

    My experience was the same on my Snomaster ...it had nothing to do with the battery. I tested a brand new Snomaster
    in Outdoor Warehouse , with a brand new , fully charged battery ,...
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    Re: Ex Conqueror Fan

    " So now I am officially finished with Conqueror . We are now forced to sell this piece of rubbish and go and find another brand where, if we fork out R400K +, we actually get a quality product and...
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    Re: 2.0 Bi-Turbo 10-Speed auto teething problems

    It would appear that the slippage is less when you put boot to the pedal and gun it…. or when you go to manual sport selection….but I drive around in a sleepy town , not the city , so then
    the pull...
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    Re: 2.0 Bi-Turbo 10-Speed auto teething problems

    Ek verstaan dit ook so…..maar waarom die probleem net in 3de rat ? Ek ry al baie lank outomatiese karre , en nog nooit hierdie issue gehad nie. Gaan ry bietjie ‘n Q7 of Discovery…dit is hoe gearbox...
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    Re: 2.0 Bi-Turbo 10-Speed auto teething problems

    Presies….net so…..en ek dog dit is net ekke…..so wat nou….is dit nou normaal of is die
    slipping torque converter ‘n real issue ?
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    Re: 2.0 Bi-Turbo 10-Speed auto teething problems

    Hi Willem, jy is wel reg….:)….maar dan spring hy van 1ste na 3de ….en dan klink dit soos ou ballie( of 16 jarige ) wat op die clutch ry…..as hy eers daar vat , loop hy soos ‘n droom….ek sit nou al...
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    Re: 2.0 Bi-Turbo 10-Speed auto teething problems

    No failure yet…..but highly irritated by the lazy 3rd gear when pulling away…..the Everest keeps on defaulting to that gear…whether towing or not , 3rd gear sounds like when a manual’s clutch...
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    Re: Central kalahari help please

    Good morning, all valid comments so far….but if your plan is to go to Maun , then your
    trip could look as follows :

    Kang - Ghanzi ( the entrance road is 10km before Ghanzi…perfect overnight spot...
  13. Thread: North Gate

    by FransBR
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    Re: North Gate

    +1
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    Re: Central kalahari help please

    We have just returned…I would opt out of your first choice…no water at Passarge and Xade is a gate camp…for the
    next two options, Kori & Sunday is at least 100 km from Piper….and since you are...
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    Re: Kgalagadi Bots side

    Correct, our experience as well…
  16. Re: Best route and border post to Mabua gate from Cape Town

    Good morning , we left Somerset West at 05h00 and settled in at Lavender Lodge by
    17h00. Little bit of traffic through Kimberley , but otherwise very doable. It is a long drive to Mabua from Cape...
  17. Thread: Tuning my V6

    by FransBR
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    Re: Tuning my V6

    Good morning,

    I am about to pull the trigger on the Stage 2 vdL conversion on my LC 79…What is you
    experience sofar?
  18. Thread: Fires in CKGR

    by FransBR
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    Re: Fires in CKGR

    Can agree with this point. Hell of storm in Central on Thursday evening….extreme wind
    and rain…..We covered CKGR from Xade gate , all the pans , and out at Tsau gate…..wild experience.
  19. Re: Best route and border post to Mabua gate from Cape Town

    Good morning,
    We travelled from Somerset West to Vryburg on the first day. Overnight at LAVENDER LODGE
    in Vryburg. Early start there to reach Ramatlabama, eazy crossing
  20. Re: covid testing in kasane or near Khama rhino sanctuary

    Good morning,
    We just returned from Botswana. Tested in Ghanzi on Friday morning…..picked up
    our printed results in Kanye on Saturday morning, on the way to the border . Also
    received the results...
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    Re: BorderX Extreme

    I have seen this caravan in real life in Centurion and it looks even better than on paper….nice wide
    entrance door , great awning…..and the manufacturer is open for modifications during
    the build…I...
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    Re: Ihaha Campsite advice

    Hi Henk,

    I cannot help with 1 & 2…….but…:

    * # 7. Very open, small….and no shade
    * # 8 . Probably the best….big …with lots of shade….short walk to ablutions….but….
    very close...
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    Re: Best route to Mabua?

    I kind off agree with Mike….your detour through Kimberley and up the A2 will probably
    lead you to Sekoma, from where you would have to use the cut-line route to the gate. You
    will probably have to...
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    Re: Khwai Community

    Hi there,

    Yes we did……everybody so focussed on the COVID issues , paid no attention
    to anything else…no road blocks , no stops even at vet fences going North.

    Traveling South, we had to exit...
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    Re: Khwai Community

    Hi Dupie,

    Recently returned from Botswana trip…..
    1. We had no issues with meat/veggies travelling north….south will be an issue if stopped
    2. No restrictions on movement, waved through at all...
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    Re: Covid Rules when visiting the Kgalagadi

    Good morning, if you enter and exit at Twee Rivieren, you will only need one PCR test on entrance day. Botswana will complete
    rapid test anyway on arrival. Then you are free to travel within the...
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    Re: Cross Border Phones in Botswana

    This is exactly the solution….works really well….

    …...purchase local simcard at most garages
    ……register by following the instructions on simcard packaging
    …..purchase additional airtime...
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    Re: Latest on travel restrictions in Bots

    That is correct….rapid test on all arrivals in Botswana….15 min wait for results….hopefully then you are good to go. If test is positive, isolation for 14 days ….and they will select the place….not...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Hi Dylan, that would be great….interested in condition of gravel roads for towing as well as
    sections of the C20 that are now tarred.

    Please send info through when you have a moment after the...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Good morning, we are travelling to Gobabis in October this year and was wondering about road conditions on the route noted by you above. Could you advise on this option compared to the tarred road...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    Hi there, then the battle is half won….agree with all posts on tyre pressure….one word of caution..having just completed that trip, do not underestimate the portion of road between GHOHA gate and...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    Good morning, I have to ask…..are you towing, or just the vehicle?
  33. Re: Kgalagadi Botswana - routes & road conditions

    I hope that someone can answer some questions that I have about Kgalagadi, Botswana side, please:


    How far is it from Kang to Mabuasehube Gate? Does the route take you all the way to the SA...
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    Re: Camping spots close to Gaborone

    I am led to believe that MOKOLODI Nature Reserve is an exciting prospect....camping there
    in July.
  35. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Ons het sopas vir Mei 2022 bespreek...besprekings maak oop by call centres 1 Julie in jou geval...online bookings eers 2 Julie...Nossop kampering was reeds vol binne 15 minute ( 07 h 45), vir die...
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