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Re: 4X4

Unread postby picnic » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:24 am

Scipio I think you've got that one the wrong way around. :lol:

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby Scipio » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:31 am

picnic wrote:Scipio I think you've got that one the wrong way around. :lol:


Sorry Okie, I'll rephrase..

It doesn't count if you tow the Isuzu Down a dune at Campsbay for a pose. :thumbs_up: :tongue: :thumbs_up:

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby okie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:45 am

Sordwana bay lagoon , 1963 . Those days an Isuzu was still a moped :whistle:


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7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby Scipio » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:48 am

Eish Okie, that pic brings back memories. My first Landy was a Series Landy, and I went everywhere with it. :clap: :clap: Great pic. :thumbs_up:

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby okie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:53 am

Scipio , and that one took us everywhere too - it was a life-time away :wink:
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7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby picnic » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:57 am

:thumbs_up: Okie.

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby okie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:32 am

Another one , at Nine Mile reef - note the other Landy's in the back-ground .
We used to swim out through the surf to do snorkeling on the two reefs , the first one about 400 meters offshore , and the other about 800 meters out .
Nowadays they have "guided " tours with scuba from boats .



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Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

Next :
3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby picnic » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:03 pm

:thumbs_up: Okie nice :cam: of good memories.

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:12 pm

Okie , thats how I remember Sodwana - though since when I first visited back in 1976 it had probably been modernised & expanded compared with your pictures . In 1976 Mbazwane was the closest store , no electricity , a handfull of divers with their own compressors ... good memories .
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Re: 4X4

Unread postby okie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:20 pm

Ndloti :) You are bringing back more memories . Mbazwane was also the closest store in 1963 :) with a single sand-track leading into the bush to the sea . We were probably the very first divers diving there - Sodwana bay , nine mile reef with it huge sand dunes , 14 mile reef , Mbibi which you could only reach driving on the beach at low tide , and where you had to "storm " the dune at very high speed , and even help to push the Landy uphill , then around the back of the dunes visiting Lake Sibiya - the largest natural fresh-water lake in South Africa .

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Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

Next :
3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:19 am

Last time I was there during easter weekend 1996 I stayed in a rustic chalet at Baya camp at lake Sibaya , very peacefull indeed - drove a Mitsubishi Colt V6 and went to Mbibi for a day and also spent the day at a spot about 30 min drive south of Sodwana .
These days Sodwana is so overcrowded you need a permit to access the beach .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby okie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:15 pm

ndloti wrote:These days Sodwana is so overcrowded you need a permit to access the beach .


I believe there is even a Protea hotel or something :big_eyes:

I prefer to remember what I experienced , rather than to regret what I may see if I go again :cry:
Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

Next :
3 - 6 Sept 2013 - Punda.
7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
11 - 13 Sept 2013 - Balule .
14 - 17 Sept 2013 - Satara .

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby picnic » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:12 pm

We hired a Triton 3.0(petrol) 4x4 for the weekend, well with the overall bakkie there are nothing wrong. :D
Comfy ride,drive soft on gravel roads and handling on tar is very good. But the fuel avg. was a 7km/L :doh: (530km was on tar with a avg. speed of 110kph and 670km was an gravel with a avg. speed of 40kph)
Don't think I'll buy one of them. :hmz: Maybe the 3.2(diesel) version could be a more economical choice. :hmz:

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby Scipio » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:23 pm

Picnic, did you take it into any offroad situations? :hmz:

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Re: 4X4

Unread postby picnic » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:26 pm

No Scipio (4x4 use 1km in total) :thumbs_up:


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