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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:09 am 
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Hi all :D

I'm ready to leave, packed and prepared! It looks like my backpack is goona weight around 16kg :whistle: Lets hope we don't get too many blisters. The weather looks fine (excellent actually) as it will be 29/30 degrees, and partly cloudy :dance: No rain predicted, so lets hope the best!

First night, we will stay in Letaba, then drive down to Olifants on the morning of 1 April :dance: After the walk, 3 nights in Mopanie to rest a bit :twisted: :tongue:

Hope to chat soon, and thanks again :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Are you taking a chair ?

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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ndloti wrote:
Are you taking a chair ?

And a Dros menu and waiter?
:whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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ndloti wrote:
Are you taking a chair ?


Jip...... :lol: 1,3 KG and all are laughing at me but IT'S STILL GOING WITH!! :tongue: (LITTLE Natural Instinc hikinh chair) :dance:

On Saturday, we met up @ Dros randburg, nice meeting Chris....and the naughty RiverRat :twisted: Nice meeting RR :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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1.3 kg!!! Look around and you can still get a Cadac 3-leg stool weighing 400g ...that's almost a kilo off! And they're only about R40...I'd willingly pay another forty to cut my load down by a kilo for 4 days.

Hehe..and if you take the legs off it and leave them at home that'll leave you with only 60 grams to carry :wink: lol

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Maybe tie it to your rear end so the backpack is lighter ?

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Have a great walk all of ya. :mrgreen:

Travel safely and come back and tell us all about it.

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Leave KNP alone. Go build a hotel someplace else. Reserves are for the preservation of wildlife.

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Riverrat wrote:
1.3 kg!!! Look around and you can still get a Cadac 3-leg stool weighing 400g ...that's almost a kilo off! And they're only about R40...I'd willingly pay another forty to cut my load down by a kilo for 4 days.

Hehe..and if you take the legs off it and leave them at home that'll leave you with only 60 grams to carry :wink: lol


Don't worry RR, I'm made of steel :twisted: I,m not old like the ........ :tongue:

Yes, Ndloti, exactly what i'm gonna do!

BunnyHugger wrote:
Have a great walk all of ya. :mrgreen:

Travel safely and come back and tell us all about it.

Will do BH, I'll try my best.

OK guys, I'm off to Pretoria, and from there to Palaborwa :thumbs_up: Have a good one :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Hi there :D

Just quick: We had a unforgettable tremendous fabulous Backpack Trail, encountered elephants, LOTS of buffalo, 6 lions and a leopard on foot....all very close!!!!! (all nice pics)

Also saw lichtenstein's hartebeest (with pic) and serval kitten (with pics) OH YES to both! and many more fabulous stuff. Too much to name, but definately one of my favorite trips in Kruger!!

Unfortunately, I have 2 tests next week, so anyone watching 'my' topics for trip reports etc: hold on to 16 April, from then on I should have enough time. We had an excellent group, and all enjoyed it to the fullest! Thanks again for Donavan Terblance and Julie Wolhuter. :dance: :dance: Exceptional guides :clap:

For those who missed it: It's THE ULTIMATE, and after having done this trail, I'm sure MANY MANY more will follow :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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That is quite some list of specials , GS , I am glad you had such an enjoyable experience .

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Can't wait for the 16th to start reading TRs! :popcorn: Glad the trip was such a success.


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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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All the best with the exams GS...... :thumbs_up:
Have made a note for the 16th in the diary :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Hi there :D

Finally, I have started my Trip report. Have a look here:
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=30671&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=30


And Zorro :) It took a while but here it is!
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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
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Hi to All....

And especially to the guys and gals that did this walk.... I am now even "greener" than before.... Thank you for remembering.... I needed my name in the Olifant river sand... at least... thanks for remembering.... I will definately join you next time....

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 Post subject: Re: Forum Olifants River Back-pack Trail
Unread postPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:02 am 
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Seeing that with close to 32 000 views, and 478 posts, this topic has proved to be very successful. I want ask the mods (You CC?) to close this topic (lock).

In June/July holidays, I will spit through it, see what pages we can delete/keep, so that it still stays informative as to the planning of such backpack trail. There are numerous tips on equipment, etc.

Thanks everyone for contributing, and for the fun :clap:

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