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Optimus Prime
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Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:00 am

Can any tell me whats the latest needed to enter Bots .
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Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:11 am

Hi OP

I cross back and forth in Bots quite often, and I keep my SA plates on my car.
As long you are the registered owner of the car, you will need 110 Pula (in cash).. which is made of BWP20 one year permit, 40BWP for a one time entry permit (which is valid for the lenght of your stay) and BWP50 for short term third party insurance (valid for 3 months).

If you dont have cash, dont worry, most of the major borders posts have a bureua de change as you cross over from the SA

Some border posts are stricter than other but with fior the most part we get through without a hassle..

Just be careful about the amount of alcohol you bring with you (booze is major expensive here now, about R50 a sixpack of Hansa), they can sometimes get a bit sticky with that and tensd to confiscate it.

Most of the bigger border posts are now also 24hours ie Kopfontein/Tlokweng (take a right turn in Zeerust past Madikwe game reserve) or the border post just outside mafikeng on the N4

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Botswana Bob
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Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:15 am

Oh Yeah current bwp/zar exchange rate is 1BWP = 1.0800 ZAR

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Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:26 am

Optimus Prime wrote:Can any tell me whats the latest needed to enter Bots .
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Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:03 pm

My yota gaan altyd saam ,
thanks botswana bob
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Botswana Bob
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Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:10 pm

Sure anytime....

If there is anything else, just give me shout

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Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:38 pm

Malcolm, sorry, what is the petrol and diesel price currently in Bots? Compared to ZA?

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Botswana Bob
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Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:04 am

We have just had a fuel increase last week.... 72 thebe p/l on petrol and 65 thebe p/l on diesel

New prices

1ltr unleaded BWP 6.20 (somewhere around there) = R6.70
1ltr diesel BWP 5.50 = R5.94

I cant remember the exact numbers but they are roughly around those levels

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Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:08 am

Many tx :thumbup:

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Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:32 pm

Botswana Bob wrote:New prices
1ltr unleaded BWP 6.20 (somewhere around there) = R6.70
1ltr diesel BWP 5.50 = R5.94
Now thats unbelievable, and you get your fuel from sa!? :roll:

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Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:41 pm

Shamrock wrote:
Botswana Bob wrote:New prices
1ltr unleaded BWP 6.20 (somewhere around there) = R6.70
1ltr diesel BWP 5.50 = R5.94
Now thats unbelievable, and you get your fuel from sa!? :roll:
Yeah, not that heavily taxed this side... but then when u see the quality of some of the roads... you wouldnt mind paying a bit extra to get some better roads

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