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  1. Thread: Sekoma Fuel

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    Re: Sekoma Fuel

    There is a fuel station near the A2/A20 junction in Secoma. Spoke to Heather just now (see my post on Border closures) who confirms fuel is available
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    Border Closures - alternate accommodation

    Most of the smaller border posts exiting RSA have been closed and only Ramatlabama, Kopfontein and Martin's Drift open as far as I know.
    I was chatting to Heather Strumpher, who runs guest...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    What a great thread!
    I went to see a friend's load shedding installation - no power to geysers, stoves, ac units etc but still cost R 120 000 (about R 60 000 for the Lithium ion batteries). Not much...
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    I am humbled, Hedgehog - so pleased to share amazing experiences. Dum vivimus , vivamus!
    Stan, coming from you as the doyen of our forum, maybe I deserve those two stripes;D
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Some final images.
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Marie se Draai waterhole south of Nossub is also a good to spot "park off" and see what happens. We went early morning, but have seen comment that is a great late afternoon spot for photography....
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Cubitjie Quap waterhole is a good early morning spot a short drive north of Nossub Camp. Shortly after arriving a brownie appeared, coming north up the road, and had a good drink. Before he was...
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Keith has given details of the Polentswa Trail road conditions. think four years of drought and maybe more vehicles on the trail has taken its toll. From 4 years ago, when 4L was only needed once or...
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    Vetgat meets Vetkoek

    Yes, Vetgat meets Vetkoek. Chris and I stayed in Twee Rivieren to watch the SF against Wales in the bar. We have got a good tip for visitors to the camp. When your side has beaten Wales at rugby, or...
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    You are welcome to decypher what is going on!

    https://youtu.be/IwPnuunpQMM
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Dear Keith
    You are probably wondering what has happened to us! Per usual we have been travelling - but now have some time to reflect on our trip, pull out the photographs and cross examine some of...
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    Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Thanks Keith. We made a good team:) The vetgat Toere rocks!! What absolute fun and exhilaration cresting those dunes; although at times I really worried what would be damaged on the nomad with those...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Agree with shfish - Juvenile Tawny. Slit nostril, sturdy bill.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks guys, that snowy white plumage on chest and legs had me unsure. Not seen that before.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    What do you guys think?
    Images near Piper Pan waterhole CKGR.
    Size very large - chased a Bateleur off this perch.
    Underside totally white.
    Very fluffy white booties.
    Dark eyes - not yellow like...
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    Re: Ghanzi to Xade campsite travel time

    We just came out from Xade, so did what will be the last 25km you will be doing tomorrow. That was a little sandy and corrugated in places but easily do-able. look out for a couple of deep potholes...
  16. Deception Valley - looking back 4.5 Billion Years!

    Just got back from a two week excursion into the CKGR. Late August and early September was a great time for viewing the Milky Way and the night skies were incredible. I fiddled around with some...
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    Re: Do Not Start Overlanding Article

    My husband, Frank, totally related to your addiction - but in relation to me; a 62yr old female "bush-requirer" who is ill at home between trips!! I have some amazing solo trips into Mabuasahube and...
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    Re: Mapungubwe area bush camping

    tx most helpful:)
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    Re: CKGR on the way

    I was there a few weeks back and was most comfortable. Always stop here on way to CKGR from Johannesburg as next day not long till in the park. The only other option is Khama Rhino Sanctuary, but...
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    Re: Makopong Cutline to Mabua

    My info from the Strumphers at Cornwall lodge is that there are locked gates on that route as they are now private farms!! Perhaps someone needs to see if we can make a detour around the fences as...
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    Re: Ckgr updates 2016

    reminds me of 2 years back when our cruiser felt like an amphibian vehicle.

    Remember to keep to the "road" and do not be tempted to veer off unless you can see a well marked escape route!! if you...
  22. Re: Petition for water tap and dustbin removal Mabua

    Just a thought..........
    CKGR camps manage without laid- on water and I dont think the lions are as habituated as in Kgalagadi...
  23. Thread: Mabua Lions

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    Re: Mabua Lions

    To all those above, talking about provision of facilities in mabua; I wholeheartedly agree iro the A frames and provision of water. I was horrified on my last trip to see a guy at Mapat 2 had dug out...
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    Re: Take over this KTP trip - 16-28 March

    Hi;D I have a booking in Mabua from 29th March; so could be interested in using some of your booking for Kaa/Swartpan from about 23/ 24th. PM me if you still looking.

    Thanks

    Charlotte

    PS it...
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    Re: Reis verslag - Botswana (Mabua en KTP)

    Many thanks for your report;D

    I will be in Mabua 29th March and so was most interested in reading that you took the cutline off from Kokotsa/Khakea.

    How did you find the state of the "road"??...
  26. Thread: road to Mabua

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    Re: road to Mabua

    Hi Stranger;D

    I am going in to mabua end March, staying Cornwall; and wondering about the state of the Kokotsa cutline. Did you take it during your trip earlier this year? is it still very...
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    Re: Trip report Kgalagadi 2019

    Howzit!!!!!!;D you 2 really get up to lots of fun!!.... What a wonderful time. Did'nt realise you were a "birdie" type person.....

    I have a week booked at Leshoaloga in mabua at end March; might...
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    Re: Food for camping for a month

    My biggest problem is where do I pack my shebeen in the cruiser; it certainly has many hidey-holes - but a few cases of wine, etc etc and beers!!!!!!!!!!!
    We were recently away in Zambia/Malawi for...
  29. Re: Chewbacca (Chewie) does CKGR - A Vetgat Toure production

    Hi Keith, so lovely to relive the memories; especially thinking of my search for goat and the subsequent gauntlet of bringing it to Piper Pan:)
  30. Re: Chewbacca (Chewie) does CKGR - A Vetgat Toure production

    Well ! A great discovery this morning- a Vetgat Toure trip report. Thank you Keith.
    I see you mentioned "that" hyena from Red Rambuka a couple of years back. Campfire chat on this trip unearthed...
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    Piper Pan waterhole dry????

    We returned from our trip to CKGR end June visiting Passarge and Kori. The guys at the gate said that pump at Piper not working due to damage by elephants!!!!

    Does anybody know whether the pump...
  32. Re: Zambia and Zimbabwe border crossings ( INTERPOL )

    Some more thoughts on this, Elize.
    You may need to use the SAPS office at the testing ground where your vehicle is registered.
    So, Langlaagte for Joburg and Randburg registered cars. They asked...
  33. Re: Zambia and Zimbabwe border crossings ( INTERPOL )

    Many thanks to DonaldWA for your info. Frank went to Langlaagte Police station yesterday, to Office 2, ignoring the touts and came out in a jiffy with the Police clearance piece of paper!!
    ...
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    Re: Letiahau, Piper Pan and Xaxa January 2015

    Hi, I would agree with Pat 'n Wolf. Apart from the poachers, the elephants in the area were very irritated on one of our trips on that cutline and I would hate to be camping and have a visit from...
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    Re: Plagues of ants in CKGR

    Thanks so much for your feedback - all the way from New Zealand!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a community;D

    Amazing to think that the elephants were in Passage; guess down from Chobe; or possibly up from area...
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