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cruisn06 20-04-19 11:54 PM

Around Africa in A shorty
 
Good evening,

As some of you know I started building a 07 NS shorty wagon for a weekend warrior, and as usual I have a blow out. anyways, why not actually use it as it was intended, like going around Africa.

In January I put the little beast in a container and headed to work in the DRC, end of march it finally arrived in Maputo.

Ill try to keep the writing to a minimum and let the pictures tell the story.

The ship leaving port while I enjoyed the process of getting it out. I shipped to maputo to avoid a carnet, basically you mention carnet in OZ and people try to charge bulk coin for any paper work.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d479a9cf_k.jpgIMG_5679 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

And finally on the streets in Maputo!!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...08938916_k.jpgIMG_5694 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr


We quickly made a run for ponto for a night to get sorted:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...89d9180a_k.jpgIMG_5699 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

Where I found a giant snail:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9e8d0120_k.jpgIMG_5698 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

Heading out:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bcf4b191_k.jpgIMG_5711 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

The we headed onto the Maputo special reserve, no cats here though:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bb7c866c_k.jpgIMG_4156 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...fcda2fe2_k.jpgIMG_4206 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d7004ad4_k.jpgIMG_4161 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e9e1b580_k.jpgIMG_5725 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6a111c04_k.jpgIMG_5729 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

Dinner and camp:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...754fbce2_k.jpgIMG_5735 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...37090c42_k.jpgIMG_5738 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...65bf39f0_k.jpgIMG_5739 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

We had a short deadline this time so we only headed north of Maputo about 60kms to a place called Lugar De Cel, stunning place. and had it to ourselves. the managers were great.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...48e708a4_k.jpgIMG_5780 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a3294e72_k.jpgIMG_5781 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

Found this guy:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e19280a8_k.jpgIMG_5783 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...11b46ee8_k.jpgIMG_5795 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

20kms of sandy track south lead us to El Paso where we had lunch
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...7f2f6d80_k.jpgIMG_5803 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...59eb70d7_k.jpgIMG_5805 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

Leaving the area:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...011d618b_k.jpgIMG_5819 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...94c526f7_k.jpgIMG_5824 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

We aired up jsut to air down again with a short cut straight across the country.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...229073f6_k.jpgIMG_5826 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...61e38538_k.jpgIMG_5827 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

Those photos are the nice exit and entry roads.. it went to sand track and tight bush
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3f0ceb91_k.jpgIMG_4305 (2) by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

but then we headed into town for a feed, found a great spot in the market.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...136b38b2_k.jpgIMG_4318 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

And into South Africa!!!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ab4dc9ed_k.jpgIMG_4330 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...997f01e0_k.jpgIMG_5849 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

And thats all for now:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...27e7ce0d_k.jpgIMG_5860 by Matthew Allen, on Flickr

aussieintas 21-04-19 02:12 AM

Great pics bud, enjoy the trip.

NJV6 23-04-19 06:00 AM

Great. Thanks for the write up, keep it coming

El_Freddo 23-04-19 10:37 PM

Well I totally didn’t see that coming after your build!! That’s insane! So many questions as to how you did this.

One I’ll ask though, you don’t need local registration, or is there something you had to do to meet local requirements? I love that you have the WA personalised plates “wrong turn” - you’ve certainly got that right!

Enjoy! I’m sure I’m not the only one to say I’ll be looking forward to your updates!

Cheers

Bennie

cruisn06 24-04-19 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El_Freddo (Post 606281)
Well I totally didnít see that coming after your build!! Thatís insane! So many questions as to how you did this.

One Iíll ask though, you donít need local registration, or is there something you had to do to meet local requirements? I love that you have the WA personalised plates ďwrong turnĒ - youíve certainly got that right!

Enjoy! Iím sure Iím not the only one to say Iíll be looking forward to your updates!

Cheers

Bennie

No local rego required. I can drive everywhere on my WA plates. its gets a lot of attention. a little to much sometimes.

its hilarious because the last cop that stopped me did 2 laps around the wagon before asking where my rego was.

The next update will be in june or july. I have to run back to OZ for a few days to finish a few item, then off to Armenia for break. then another 6 weeks in the Congo before the poor girl gets any use.

cruisn06 23-05-19 01:27 PM

Small update I guess, we have changed our plans and instead of small jaunts and locking it up, we have commited to at least 4 months of straight travel starting july 4th. How Exciting! Just need to finish a bit of packing in oz, finish work and gone.



In the mean time though I have had the wagon sent to Mitsi Tech in Joburg for some routine maintenance as now we are doing a larger trip with more time away form the cities and after my stint in Moz I found that getting parts would be a little trickier than i figured. Just having a few basics done, wheel bearings as a precaution, sway bar links, and a few small touch ups.



The girl gets collected:

https://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k...psesuhldxv.jpg



And into it:

https://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k...psif2ypd7m.jpg

surf54 23-05-19 10:31 PM

Wow, overlanding doesn't get much better than that scenery and vehicle wise.

Your shorty looks to fall in love with my wife just said.
Besides functional it just looks good with that ARB Sahara and OL rear bumper.

Keep the good stuff coming!

gerbek1 25-05-19 02:18 AM

Wow, Good luck. You chose the right guy to look after your Paj at Mitsi-Tech. Arnold Venter really knows his stuff.



Pajero SWB 2014 3.2DiD

cruisn06 25-05-19 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by surf54 (Post 608317)
Wow, overlanding doesn't get much better than that scenery and vehicle wise.

Your shorty looks to fall in love with my wife just said.
Besides functional it just looks good with that ARB Sahara and OL rear bumper.

Keep the good stuff coming!

Thanks mate, We really like the wagon.

As for the rear bumper, I built it myself actually.
https://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k...psw0yvse0s.jpg

surf54 26-05-19 08:36 AM

Quote:

As for the rear bumper, I built it myself actually.
Possessing craftsmanship is not for sale :)


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