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    I would.love to go as well. Thanks Ernest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernesto View Post
    I would.love to go as well. Thanks Ernest
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    I have updated post #3. Please reply if you have any questions.
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    Just a reminder that this trip is not trailer friendly, and will not be suitable to soft roaders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Just a reminder that this trip is not trailer friendly, and will not be suitable to soft roaders.
    So in other words, no Discos allowed right...
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    Please ensure that you have the following:


    • You must as said before, be totally self sufficient .
    • Water and food for 4 days - at least (remember water is very, very important)
    • You must have your own recovery gear.
    • If you have anything less than 60% profile tyres please try and bring 2 spares
    • You must have a enough fuel for the whole trip and after getting out of the river the nearest fuel is about 30 to 50 km away ( depends where we leave the river)
    • You MUST have a first aid kit. - In 2014 I burned my hand very badly on the first night and if I did not have the right gear, it could have ended very badly for me.
    • Wood... bring your own wood (one bag per day) The wood also works very well as recovery gear.
    • If you have a 2 way radio bring it, vhf uhf what ever
    • Pumps and deflators - We will be deflating quite low, due to the sand of the riverbed - and after the first few boggs you have, you will deflate even more. So be prepared, because there are no pump stations available close by when we need to exit the river.
    • Once we have stopped you can crack a beer.. not while we are driving please.


    I will add to this post as we go along[/QUOTE]

    SO TO ADD- and I know many of you if not all of you know this already.

    1. A spade, not just for digging or closing trenches, but for digging that hole when you go have a Bog and for covering the bog and bog paper when are you done.
    2. A camping shower is also nice, but I know some guys that don't bother for 4 days..hehe
    3. About 40lts of water is enough for 2 ppl for 4 days. I am sure the alcohol will make up for the rest of your hydration- (after a days drive) But you can never not have enough water if you have the space to pack more.
    4. A radio is nice, but if you are on license free, maybe hang back and give 1 to the Pilot man so can chat and get updates from him if necessary. They don't work on ORRA. I know some Pilot guys hate having other radios in there vehicles to look after and it's cluttersome.
    5. Biltong and cigars, yeah, the type you share.
    6. I cannot even begin to re iterate Andrews reminder, make sure your tyres are correct.
    7. 2 or 3 bags of wood is good to bring, it has rained in that area, so we don't know how the logs are and sometimes finding a nice dry log is scarce.
    8. So yes, you must be self sufficient as Hedgehog has mentioned above, but remember, these trips are about camaraderie, where some of the best friendships have been forged. We don't leave a man hungry and we don't leave a man behind... Oh and I don't drink, but you don't leave him thirsty either...
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    Thanks for the info im also still in for the trip
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    Who is bringing SWAMBO and a little one?
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    Swambo and Swambo light

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2l2h2r1 View Post
    Swambo and Swambo light
    Hi Peter. Yoh I got confused with that PM, but I eventually got there. Pease check the list if it is correct now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Hi Peter. Yoh I got confused with that PM, but I eventually got there. Pease check the list if it is correct now...
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    Last edited by Hedgehog; 2020/06/26 at 07:06 AM.
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    Yo,I hope I can make it.....those videos have got me wanting to start packing!
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    Can you please add Johan Jansen on the list as well?

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    What would be the best route to Giyani?

    Pretoria - Pietersburg - Mooketsi - Giyani?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rechardt View Post
    So in other words, no Discos allowed right...
    I did the River Trip with the 4x4 Action Group in 2018 in my as good as standard Disco 2 Td5 Auto without any problems. Pete was there with his orange Disco 3 too and we had a great time. What model Disco do you feel won't be able to make it down the riverbed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    I did the River Trip with the 4x4 Action Group in 2018 in my as good as standard Disco 2 Td5 Auto without any problems. Pete was there with his orange Disco 3 too and we had a great time. What model Disco do you feel won't be able to make it down the riverbed?
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    Forgot he knows you...... Ha ha ha ha.
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    I think Rechardt was being sarcastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    Forgot he knows you...... Ha ha ha ha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thabogrobler View Post
    What would be the best route to Giyani?

    Pretoria - Pietersburg - Mooketsi - Giyani?
    It is the shortest, but depending on the weekend, not always the quickest.

    But the other routes are considerably longer.
    So it’s best just to plan for the delays at the toll gates
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