Cape Town to Uganda and back

Tell us about your recent trip. Please add some photographs.
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Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:39 pm
Town: Stellenbosch
Vehicle: 2003 Hilux 3.0 KZ-TE
Real Name: Hugo

Sun May 21, 2017 1:14 pm

I joined this forum last year asking for helping choosing the right vehicle for a trip through Southern and Eastern Africa.

My wife and I bought a Hilux KZ-TE 2003, which was already kitted out with a snorkel, rock sliders, drawers, bosbreker, aluminium canopy, OME suspension, etc. Although there was some debate on the price most members commenting on the thread agreed that it was a good buy. After a month of planning we set off on our journey.

We're about to enter Kenya after more than 3 months and so far the Hilux has been amazing. Except for the wheel bearing that we had to replace in Zambia.

We keep a daily journal that we post on our website

I'm not sure how big the overlap is between this forum and (or whether that is a taboo around here??), but I also posted the journal there for those who prefer forum browsing above websites. ... a-and-back
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Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:16 pm
Town: Doornpoort Pretoria
Vehicle: Hilux 4.0 V6 4X4 Auto DC
Real Name: Dirk

Mon May 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Wow! Great journal Hugo.
Spent the most part of today reading from start to current,
and looking forward to the remainder.
You are truly blessed to have embarked on a journey like this.
Best of luck to the rest of your endeavors. :thumbup:
I got arrested for driving naked. I guess I shouldn’t have put four wheels, an engine, and a steering wheel on my bathtub.
I’m a do-it-yourself kind of lover.
” ― J. Kintz
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Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 10:09 am
Town: Klerksdorp
Vehicle: Hilux DC SFA, Hilux 2.7 DC, Hilux 2.7 SC, Prado 95 VX
Real Name: Eric
Club VHF Licence: HC101
Location: Klerksdorp, NW

Mon May 22, 2017 4:45 pm

Read it as well, absolutely gripping stuff and very well-written!


White Fang: 1999 2.7i DC Raider 4x4
Bull Dog: 1987 4Y-EFI 2.2 DC 4x4
Pra Dog: 1998 Prado VX 3.4
Hound Dog: 2000 2.7i SC 4x4

One Staffie, One Jack Russell, One Ring Neck Screecher, 17 Fish of questionable heritage

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