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by smalles
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Visa Angola
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Visa Angola

Thanks Johan - My latest info is that Switzerland is one of the approved countries where one can get the visa at the border.
by smalles
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Visa Angola
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Visa Angola

Hello All
Does anyone have any experience with the application for a visa for Angola. We plan to be there in June 2018.

My wife has a Swiss passport anf I have a RSA passport. I looks as if a RSA does not need a visa as from Dec 2017 but I have to confirm this.


Thanks

Les Small
by smalles
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Moving back to SA
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Moving back to SA

Van Zyls is not as bad as people say it is. We overnighted at the campsite at the top and went down early in the morning. While you are there why not have a look at the dry river beds - Hoanib, Hoearusib and Khumib. They were very good. We always found a campsite outside of the river beds and then s...
by smalles
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Moving back to SA
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Moving back to SA

Hello Hennie We were there in 2015 and tried to get in from the north but the truck carrying the building materials for the new lodge had messed up the sand tracks so much that it was low-range 15kms/hr. We had to diff-lock front and back to get out of the track when we met the truck on the track. C...
by smalles
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Moving back to SA
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Moving back to SA

Thanks Hennie - Lovely country and good people. Any ideas on our planned trip?
by smalles
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Moving back to SA
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Moving back to SA

Hello All
We are planning to move back to SA from New Zealand after being away for over 35 years. We plan to settle in Sedgefield and our next trip will be Botswana (Mabuasehube) through Namibia (Khaudum) and then into Angola.

Any suggestions and thoughts will be welcome.
by smalles
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Beplan trip vir 2017 suide van Namibia
Replies: 21
Views: 1835

Re: Beplan trip vir 2017 suide van Namibia

Hello Fanus My Afrikaans is nie so goed nie! Two places that I can recommend: Hardap Dam - good facilities and have a tour of the fish farm. Really interesting. Brokkaros Crater - This is to the west of Tses. Two abandoned campsites. Really quiet and remote on the top of the volcano. Fantastic spot....
by smalles
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Suspension modification - Knysna/George
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Suspension modification - Knysna/George

Hi Edge Thank you for the info. I sort of understand a bit more now and can now "Speek ds Speek" and use words like "Load Hog" with the suspension guys. I feel that the simple solution of beefing up the existing springs would be OK. The vehicle survived super potholed Chinese deviations in Tanzania ...
by smalles
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Suspension modification - Knysna/George
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Suspension modification - Knysna/George

Hi All We live in New Zealand and love Africa. We have a Hilux 2.5 TD DC stored in Sedgefield/Knysna at the moment. The vehicle has an Alucab canopy and Generation3 popup fitted which puts a lot of weight on the rear. The back springs are just about horizontal but have survived a 4-month, bush-bashi...
by smalles
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Suspension expert in Knysna/George
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Suspension expert in Knysna/George

Hi All We live in New Zealand and love Africa. We have a Hilux 2.5 TD DC stored in Sedgefield/Knysna at the moment. The vehicle has an Alucab canopy and Generation3 popup fitted which puts a lot of weight on the rear. The back springs are just about horizontal but have survived a 4-month, bush-bashi...
by smalles
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hunters Road - Botswana
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: Hunters Road - Botswana

Thanks for the reply. I have Ben's phone number so I will give him a call. We are off on a camping trip to the South Island here in New Zealand this week. Be away for a month so will take up the information trail when I get back. We are planning a trip to Tanzania in June and the Hunters Road is par...
by smalles
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hunters Road - Botswana
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Hunters Road - Botswana

Hi Guys (and Gals)

Does anyone have any info on the Hunters Road along the Bots/Zim border. We plan to travel it in June.

We will start from Elephant Sands, overnight at Panda Rest Camp or along the route and then up to Kasane.

Thanks

Les Small
by smalles
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Les Small - Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Les Small - Newbie

Thanks to all for the warm welcome!!
by smalles
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Smalls in Africa - SA-Moz-Zim-Bots-Nab
Replies: 0
Views: 1537

Smalls in Africa - SA-Moz-Zim-Bots-Nab

Hi Guys - Here is the link to our trip : SA - Transfrontier (Moz) - Gonarezhou - Mana Pools - Hwange - Chobe - Hunters Road - Moremi - Kwai Community - Savute - Mudumu - Mangetti - Khaudum - Etosha - Epupa Falls - Van Zyl’s Pass - Marianfluss - Puros – Hoanib River Bed - Skeleton Coast - Nuakluft - ...
by smalles
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Les Small - Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Les Small - Newbie

Hi All Live in New Zealand and plan a trip to Southern Africa mid 2016. Did a 6 month trip in 2014, SA- Moz - Zim- Bots- Namibia and back to SA. Vehicle was a Landcruiser Troopy. I intend to purchase a Hilux for the next trip because I feel that the right Hilux would do just about everything that th...

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