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Offline Zohan

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Botswana license requirements?
« on: September 22, 2008, 12:47:39 pm »
Howdy

Does anyone perhaps know what Botswana requires in terms of a bike license?  I have just recently acquired my learner's license.  Will this suffice?

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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 01:09:32 pm »
This topic has been done to death already, short answer - NO.
A learners is NOT valid in Botswana or any other country around SA, some will tell you otherwise, phone their Embassy if in doubt.
If you can keep your head in the midst of all this confusion, you don't understand the situation!
 

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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 01:13:22 pm »
Adventurer is correct. A learners will NOT be accepted
Even though the border officials do not always check for licences, the police at the innumerable checkpoints do. So I wouldn't even TRY to go with a learners only.
 

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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 02:46:24 pm »
I went with a learners only to Mozambique.

I can honestley say that a learners is not valid outside SA, but I did manage to bribe the police with Oros and a few left over bread bunns.

I was just lucky.
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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 03:12:18 pm »
This topic has been done to death already, short answer - NO.
A learners is NOT valid in Botswana or any other country around SA, some will tell you otherwise, phone their Embassy if in doubt.

+1 big time and don't even think of giving the cops in Bots any sh%t. You will spend time in a small room talking about how you messed up a good holiday.  ;)  ;D
 

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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 03:16:51 pm »
Yip, I was with Jabo and it was a fight! Eventually meant that they f-up our sand ride togehter!!  :dousing:
 

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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 04:54:11 pm »
I rode a bike here for 5 years without a license at all and did not cost me too may bribes either. hehe
 

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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 05:06:53 pm »
so you also said no when asked if you wanted a reciet for the "fine".  ;) ;D
 

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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 05:53:53 pm »
Yep. I agree. Do not mess with the cops or speed limits in Botswana. They Will lock you up and forget about you.
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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2008, 06:49:02 pm »
so you also said no when asked if you wanted a reciet for the "fine".  ;) ;D

there you go Mark, you know the tricks already.
 

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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2008, 10:27:37 am »
Thanks for the input, Guys! Much appreciated.
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Re: Botswana license requirements?
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 10:45:50 am »
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