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by Racing snake
Tue May 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: BF Goodrich All Terrain Tyres on Fortuner rims SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: BF Goodrich All Terrain Tyres on Fortuner rims

That is a serious bargain. They will touch on the tupper bumper. Brilliant if u have a replacement bumper.
by Racing snake
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Botswana
Topic: Campsite en route to CKGR.
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Campsite en route to CKGR.

Thanks Edge, Appreciate your input, will contact them. :thumbup:
by Racing snake
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Botswana
Topic: Campsite en route to CKGR.
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Campsite en route to CKGR.

Hi Guys, Looking for a decent campsite or B/B in the Letlkhane / Orapa / Mopipi area. Going to CKGR for the first time. Passage pan for the first night. Don't know the road conditions and want to have plenty of time to get there. Couldn't stomach Khama Rhino sanctuary again. Biggest ripoff ever if o...
by Racing snake
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Trail Reports
Topic: Botswana Jan 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

Re: Botswana Jan 2017

Brilliant report, Tony. Sounds like it was all action. Have wanted to do that route for a long time. What sort of costs are involved? Park fees etc. Chobe obviously. Any others. Are you running these trips as a commercial venture or are u just guiding a bunch of like minded individuals? We would be ...
by Racing snake
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2008 Toyota Hilux SRX 2.5 D4D D/C 4x4 - Lift, suspension, wheels, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 2068

Re: 2008 Toyota Hilux SRX 2.5 D4D D/C 4x4 - Lift, suspension, wheels, etc.

Eish George, been through the same dilemma. Use the bakkie every day as a work vehicle and yes, it is by far the slowest vehicle between robots. However when off road the motor comes into it's own. Been to Chobe, Moremi, Mabua, Hwange and many more. Standard 16" wheels and 245/70/16 AT tyres and nev...
by Racing snake
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: 1907 V8 Motorcycle
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: 1907 V8 Motorcycle

AND those beaded edge tyres would have pumped to about 50 Psi. Scary indeed.
by Racing snake
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: South Africa
Topic: West Coast Flowers
Replies: 37
Views: 3855

Re: West Coast Flowers

Thank you Eric. I will certainly check it out.
by Racing snake
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: South Africa
Topic: West Coast Flowers
Replies: 37
Views: 3855

Re: West Coast Flowers

we are keen on visiting the flowers next year. (2017) Where does one camp in the Springbok, Port Nolloth, Garies, Namaqua Nat Park area. I have numerous maps and charts of Bots and Nam but nothing on the Northern cape. If you've camped there before or know a farmer that will allow camping, please sh...
by Racing snake
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Zim: Reflective tape on bumpers.
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Zim: Reflective tape on bumpers.

I think I read somewhere that the reflective strips on front and rear bumpers now has to run the full width of the vehicle. Is this true? Thanks guys.
by Racing snake
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: CKGR campsites,
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

CKGR campsites,

CKGR is one of the few places in Bots that we have not visited. Which sites would you recommend we visit? Short trip, only 5 or 6 nights in the park.

Any advise would be appreciated.
by Racing snake
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Accommodation in Kasane.
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Accommodation in Kasane.

As it turns out Savuti was horrible. We left a day early and headed north towards Kasane. Came across Muchenji Chalets and Camping. What a find. Beautiful shaded campsites most with views over the Chobe flood plain. Top class ablutions plus a swimming pool. Bronwyn, the proprietor, produces the most...
by Racing snake
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Delta Deli, Maun.
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Delta Deli, Maun.

Just a quick update. They are still very much in business. The website doesn't work but the telephone number still does. Fellows name is Heindrich if I remember correctly. Portions are insanely big. All properly prepared, vacuum packed and frozen. Prices are very reasonable. Going back in December a...
by Racing snake
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Delta Deli, Maun.
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Delta Deli, Maun.

Hi Guys,

Has anyone ordered meat from Delta Deli recently? I've been trying to order by email and online. No response. The number on their website appears not to work.

Leaving tomorrow morning and am desperate.

Thanks,
Brian.
by Racing snake
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CT to Mabua and back in 10 days
Replies: 31
Views: 3526

Re: CT to Mabua and back in 10 days

Brilliant trip report Thys, thank you. After a report like this I'm going to have trouble getting a booking for a couple of years, at least. Seriously, it is a beautiful part of the world and the lions make it that little bit more interesting. A lion sleeping against your front wheel livens things u...
by Racing snake
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Hwange in the wet season.
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Hwange in the wet season.

Brilliant, thanks.
by Racing snake
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Hwange in the wet season.
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Hwange in the wet season.

Hi Vian,

Can you remember where Deteema dam is located? I've got a really dodgey map from them and it's not shown.
by Racing snake
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Hwange in the wet season.
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Hwange in the wet season.

Thanks Vian, I will look at those sites. They sound like just what I'm looking for.
by Racing snake
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Hwange in the wet season.
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Hwange in the wet season.

Which waterholes did you camp at? Mandavu dam was quite nice when we there.
by Racing snake
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Good Service
Topic: Gabriel / Northgate tyre & exhaust.
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Gabriel / Northgate tyre & exhaust.

In 2013 I had Gabriel Safari shocks fitted to my SRX. At the time the Salesman included an extended warranty into the purchase price. Was still very reasonable. After almost three years of travel to places like Mabua, Vic falls, Caprivi and numerous trips to the slate quarries in Northwest, the rear...
by Racing snake
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Hwange in the wet season.
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Hwange in the wet season.

Thanks Vian, We visited there a few years back, also in the dry season. Yes, game is sparse but so are tourists. Not like in its heyday in the early 70s.
by Racing snake
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Hwange in the wet season.
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Hwange in the wet season.

We are in the initial phase of planning a trip to Hwange in Dec. Emailed Zimparks and they suggested we avoid Robin's camp in the wet season due to excessively muddy roads. Read an article about a couple that got stuck and spent the night in the vehicle before being recovered by staff the next morni...
by Racing snake
Mon May 30, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Bots.
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Hunting in Bots.

Thanks guys. Must be loosing millions.
by Racing snake
Sun May 29, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Bots.
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Hunting in Bots.

I was just chatting to a buddy of mine in Aus who happens to be a keen hunter. The topic of hunting in Botswana came up and I had to admit that I don't know if the hunting ban is still in place.If so I feel for the hunting concession operators.
by Racing snake
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Camping in Kasane -Botswana
Replies: 14
Views: 1235

Re: Camping in Kasane -Botswana

What are you going to do in Kasane for five nights? Toooooo long. Having said that I love it there.
by Racing snake
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Camping in Kasane -Botswana
Replies: 14
Views: 1235

Re: Camping in Kasane -Botswana

A friend has campsites with ablutions at Mechunje. A couple km south of Ngoma gate. I can dig out contact details, if this works for you.
by Racing snake
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hiluxer's that you meet unexpectedly!
Replies: 125
Views: 20289

Re: Hiluxer's that you meet unexpectedly!

Quinton. Are you following me? First my gold Fortuner in the early hours of the morning now my Silver Hilux, on a Sunday nogal. Seems I can run but I can't hide. Lol.
by Racing snake
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: angola 2015 quito Cuanevale
Replies: 19
Views: 2518

Re: angola 2015 quito Cuanevale

By the time Ops Modular happened I was finished with the army but I still get a lump in my throat when I see pics like this. Again, thank you for honoring our SADF boys.
by Racing snake
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Bots Maart tot April 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Re: Bots Maart tot April 2016

Hey Stephan, That looks like a great trip. Proud of your (both of you) Vasbyt after your setback earlier. Water in the delta should be high so should be interesting. Just a pity the Savuti channel has dried up. Used to be the best game viewing ever. Enjoy the trip and be safe.
by Racing snake
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Savuti channel.
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Savuti channel.

Thanks guys,

That's a huge disappointment. Been there a couple of times and it was spectacular. Now taking some friends from the UK in Sept. Doubt it will be anything like before.
by Racing snake
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Savuti channel.
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Savuti channel.

Has anyone been to Savuti lately? I heard that the Savuti channel has dried up again. Any truth to the rumor?
by Racing snake
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Accommodation in Kasane.
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Accommodation in Kasane.

I've stayed in the Kasane area 4 or 5 times before. First at Chobe river lodge (Camping) and lately at Senyati. Looking for an alternative where: 1) Chalet. 2) They don't charge dollar rates. 3) I can park my vehicle close by to clean out and re-supply after a bit of camping. Senyati was always a go...
by Racing snake
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Lexus Rat Trike
Replies: 22
Views: 2493

Re: Lexus Rat Trike

I've always said "there are three things in life that I just don't understand. Jazz, Harleys and Tatoos." Now there's four.
by Racing snake
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: 4x4Direct
Topic: Gobi-X
Replies: 7
Views: 1660

Re: Gobi-X

I don't see a removable port to drain the engine oil?????
by Racing snake
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Overland/Multi Day Trip Help
Replies: 31
Views: 2917

Re: Overland/Multi Day Trip Help

Giovann. Namibia is the easiest "foreign country" to travel in. It's easy, same as visiting the Northern Cape. Every thing works, the few locals or friendly and there's fuel and food available everywhere. Roads are generally very good. Most of their dirt roads are better than the Free State Tar road...
by Racing snake
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: N4 highway heading to Botswana.
Replies: 3
Views: 258

N4 highway heading to Botswana.

We are leaving for Nam on Saturday morning. Going up the Trans Kalahari highway. Have heard that there are major roadworks in the Zeerust area. Can anyone confirm this and would it be advisable to go via Koster and Swartruggens?
by Racing snake
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: BF Goodrich AT tread depth.
Replies: 1
Views: 173

BF Goodrich AT tread depth.

Can anyone tell me the tread depth of the above tyre, new?
by Racing snake
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Recovery points.
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Recovery points.

Hi Johno,

I've looked at the problem a bit and it seems that any recovery point will be behind the Tupper bumper. Don't know how one gets past that ugly piece of plastic without cutting it away. Maybe not a bad idea.
by Racing snake
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Worn gaslift mounts.
Replies: 0
Views: 1682

Worn gaslift mounts.

The mounting brackets on my Fortuner's rear door gas lifts appear to be badly worn. I haven't disassembled one yet but it appears that the gaslift is riveted to the bracket. Anyone had this problem? The vehicle has only done 118000km. Admittedly a lot of it on corrugated roads in Nam and Bots.
by Racing snake
Wed May 27, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Vaaldam. Ons nuwe septic tank
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Vaaldam. Ons nuwe septic tank

The mind boggles. Not at the complete stupidity of the ruling party but at the apathy of the Witwatersrand population. 67 members of this forum have opened the thread and not a single comment. People! This is the source of the drinking water for almost all of Gauteng. The filtration and chlorination...
by Racing snake
Wed May 06, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Waar was jy in die weermag?
Replies: 176
Views: 7897

Re: Waar was jy in die weermag?

74 Kimberley 11 Commando. 75/76 Ops Savanah. Later Ondangwa, Ruacana and Etengwa. Will nie weer nie. These days I go there in my own car, not in a Flossie.
by Racing snake
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Air helpers; do they help??
Replies: 33
Views: 4646

Re: Air helpers; do they help??

Wimpie. I would have thought that any vehicle with increased spring tension would behave like that. If one increases the spring tension buy adding extra leafs or air helpers then the damping of the shocks should be increased. Problem then is driving without a load when the damping will be to severe,...
by Racing snake
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Jerry can history
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Jerry can history

Brilliant Allan! Thanks for posting this article. Makes very interesting reading. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Racing snake
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Botswana 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2117

Re: Botswana 2015

Book at least one night at Third Bridge or Xakanaka in Moremi. Savuti is an absolute must. 2 nights minimum. Campsite #1 if possible. Rushing through there is a sin. It's also a very long haul from Kwaai to Kasane. No point in going that route if you're not going to stop over in Moremi and Savuti. L...
by Racing snake
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bostoe angola 2015- Operasie 53
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Bostoe angola 2015- Operasie 53

Thank you Andre and team for honoring our lost brothers. Never will they be forgotten.
by Racing snake
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Immaculate Prado 90 V6
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: Immaculate Prado 90 V6

Any idea if it's petrol or diesel?
by Racing snake
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mercedes pickup on way by 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Mercedes pickup on way by 2017

Not your average entry level pickup, for sure.
by Racing snake
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Diff, Gearbox, Transfercase breather Extensions
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Diff, Gearbox, Transfercase breather Extensions

My 2007 Fortuner certainly did not. Diffs and transfer box are very easy. Unscrew the existing breather, screw in a swaged / hose nipple and connect the pipe. There are a number of threads on this forum. Gearbox breather however, is another saga. The standard breather is pressed in to the top cover ...
by Racing snake
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Botswana & Kgalagadi trip
Replies: 17
Views: 2288

Re: Botswana & Kgalagadi trip

Ben I agree with Edge. Rather do Chobe, Savuti and Moremi than Caprivi. Far more offroad driving but doubt weather you'll get booking at this late stage. Also maybe you want to see Caprivi and not Botswana, again. :thumbup: We were at Elephant sands in November. Ellies were spectacular but there was...
by Racing snake
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Botswana in August
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Botswana in August

You should have no problems in August. Correct tyre pressures on cars and trailers should do it. The river crossing before Kwaai can vary. Take the short detour and avoid the crossing on the main road. In November last year it was dry. Bookings are essential. August is high season in that part of th...
by Racing snake
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bots/Namibia December 2014 Trip Report
Replies: 40
Views: 2670

Re: Bots/Namibia December 2014 Trip Report

Lekker Wayne. Keep it coming. Ngepi sure is a lot of fun.
by Racing snake
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Diesel in Tshabong.
Replies: 0
Views: 605

Diesel in Tshabong.

We are going to Mabuasehube for the first time. How reliable is the fuel supply at Tshabong?
by Racing snake
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: LM Radio Petition - Please Sign!
Replies: 22
Views: 1202

Re: LM Radio Petition - Please Sign!

I,m in.
by Racing snake
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Upcoming Dec trips (Sien jou dalk oppad)
Replies: 16
Views: 1365

Re: Upcoming Dec trips (Sien jou dalk oppad)

There you go Steve, telling it like it is. Enjoy, especially the builders Warehouse part. :lol:
by Racing snake
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: broken name tag help?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: broken name tag help?

Before you do anything radical try hot/boiling water. Softens most sticker adhesives.
by Racing snake
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I've learned..................
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: I've learned..................

Certainly not drafted by a teenager. :lol:
by Racing snake
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Zambia Kwachas
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Zambia Kwachas

Thanks guys. Yes, I also heard that buying forex at the border is the easiest. We need Kwachas to cross the border so will have buy some or all on the Bots side. Thanks again for the input.
by Racing snake
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Zambia Kwachas
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Zambia Kwachas

We are off to Liuwa plains in two weeks. Went to our local bank to buy forex only to be told that S. A. banks don't trade Kwachas. They suggested that we take US Dollars and buy Kwachas in Botswana. It would be most unfortunate if we arrived in Francistown and the banks there do not have Kwachas. Bu...
by Racing snake
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Hiluxer's that you meet unexpectedly!
Replies: 125
Views: 20289

Re: Hiluxer's that you meet unexpectedly!

Quinton. That would have been me in the Fortuner. Going to meet 000OMS at the auction in Krugersdorp.
by Racing snake
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An overlanding history
Replies: 14
Views: 1632

Re: An overlanding history

A fantastic report. Thanks for sharing. Things were so much simpler then.
by Racing snake
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: YAMMMM !
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: YAMMMM !

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a work of art. Very pretty and I'll bet it performs to.

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