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As julle ophou met advertensies oor strond soos "Rehidrat" kon julle al terug gewees het....

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That unruly bunch wanted beer and beer only...

Oh, it will catch up with them, just about where you guys bank left along the Kunene

I'm with the former bunch Hardy, perhaps not even a starkers Victoria Principal in her prime years will beat a cold beer ..... but, if such is r e a l l y not available in the wiiiiiiiide omtrek then some rehidrat will have to do - but only as a means to extend life so as to be able to get to the cold beers at the end of the day mind you!  :P
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That unruly bunch wanted beer and beer only...

Oh, it will catch up with them, just about where you guys bank left along the Kunene

I'm with the former bunch Hardy, perhaps not even a starkers Victoria Principal in her prime years will beat a cold beer ..... but, if such is r e a l l y not available in the wiiiiiiiide omtrek then some rehidrat will have to do - but only as a means to extend life so as to be able to get to the cold beers at the end of the day mind you!  :P

As a mix for the brannas... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Watse cheap seegritz rook julle?
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As julle ophou met advertensies oor strond soos "Rehidrat" kon julle al terug gewees het....

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Veilig om te glo dat oom nie in die' goed glo nie? Ek verskil - en glo dat dit regtig baie help.  :thumleft:
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Watse cheap seegritz rook julle?

a Friend of mine living in Namibia called me the other day and said that he sold a vehicle to a company in Windhoek.
When they paid him the owner of the company gave him 50 cartons of Marlboro Gold, under the impression that he still smokes.
He quit smoking about a year ago, so it was passed on to me.
Should last for the trip.
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Law, requirements and being a legal tour operator in Namibia.

To become a legal and approved tour operator in Namibia is a tricky, and lengthy business.
You have to apply at three different departments of the Namibian government and each one of them take their time with the process.
Each vehicle and trailer that you use needs to be inspected and approved, and each staff member needs to be vetted (police clearance, etc)
You pay almost ten grand per vehicle and 3 grand per staff member to get the licence. Couple that with work visas of three grand per visa (per staff member) per tour to really make things interesting.
You also have to prove why you are using SA staff and not Namibian locals, and that can be more difficult than you would think. We only received our certification in 2019 but have been operating under a temp licence before that. I believe they are now clamping down on illegal businesses and have heard that a German operator that was deported back to Germany, together with all his guests , without their bikes last week. This is a messy affair and I hope that there will be an amicable solution.


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Law, requirements and being a legal tour operator in Namibia.

To become a legal and approved tour operator in Namibia is a tricky, and lengthy business.
You have to apply at three different departments of the Namibian government and each one of them take their time with the process.
Each vehicle and trailer that you use needs to be inspected and approved, and each staff member needs to be vetted (police clearance, etc)
You pay almost ten grand per vehicle and 3 grand per staff member to get the licence. Couple that with work visas of three grand per visa (per staff member) per tour to really make things interesting.
You also have to prove why you are using SA staff and not Namibian locals, and that can be more difficult than you would think. We only received our certification in 2019 but have been operating under a temp licence before that. I believe they are now clamping down on illegal businesses and have heard that a German operator that was deported back to Germany, together with all his guests , without their bikes last week. This is a messy affair and I hope that there will be an amicable solution.


Edit - Heard now that it was only the operator and his staff that was deported. The bikes (rented in Namibia was confiscated)
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Vir 'n derde taal doen jy donners goed.   :biggrin:   :peepwall:

Voorspoed vir die trip en hoop als loop voorspoedig.   :deal: 
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Vir 'n derde taal doen jy donners goed.   :biggrin:   :peepwall:

Voorspoed vir die trip en hoop als loop voorspoedig.   :deal:

Dankie Louis - wen jy met die paspoorte

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Hierdie is n verskriklike klompie onkostes tussen die regering en die voertuie se onderhoud. Skielik lyk die toere nie net goedkoop nie, maar ook sommer onmoontlik goedkoop as mens dink dat daar nog bo op al die goed nog klompie meer toer spesifieke onkostes is.
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Hierdie is n verskriklike klompie onkostes tussen die regering en die voertuie se onderhoud. Skielik lyk die toere nie net goedkoop nie, maar ook sommer onmoontlik goedkoop as mens dink dat daar nog bo op al die goed nog klompie meer toer spesifieke onkostes is.

Nee verseker - maar, dit is verseker die lekkerste werk wat jy kan doen.
Op ń ernstige noot - Diens intervalle en bande op die Unimog is darem net eenkeer ń jaar.
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I have a vague suspicion that we will have rain in Northern Namibia this year.
@Rickus sent me a message that suggests he feels the same.
Most of you have only ever seen the Kaokoland when it is dry.
Have a look at what can happen if the clouds gather over our stomping ground
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« Reply #75 on: March 12, 2021, 11:25:18 am »
Vir 'n derde taal doen jy donners goed.   :biggrin:   :peepwall:

Voorspoed vir die trip en hoop als loop voorspoedig.   :deal:

Dankie Louis - wen jy met die paspoorte

Watter ander taal praat jy?  Moenie vir my se jys n Rus nie! :patch:
 

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« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2021, 11:27:02 am »
Vir 'n derde taal doen jy donners goed.   :biggrin:   :peepwall:

Voorspoed vir die trip en hoop als loop voorspoedig.   :deal:





Watter ander taal praat jy?  Moenie vir my se jys n Rus nie! :patch:

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Oh wow, no better time to experience this part of the world. 
 

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Vir 'n derde taal doen jy donners goed.   :biggrin:   :peepwall:

Voorspoed vir die trip en hoop als loop voorspoedig.   :deal:

Dankie Louis - wen jy met die paspoorte

Gesort dankie, sal seker volgende week al gaan optel.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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