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Question Looking for Overland vehicle in SA

Anybody completing a trip and ending in South Africa?

My wife and I are looking to leave on an overland trip around April 2008 and are looking for a vehicle to take us through Africa. We would prefer to buy it outright and do a round trip, but if you need the vehicle driven back to the UK/Europe (instead of shipping it) we would also be interested.

Any other comments on where to look out for a vehicle or any other random advice would be welcomed.

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Buying a vehicle for overlanding in Africa

This site will give you some leads.
luangwablondes | A guide for the overseas self drive, self sufficient, vehicle dependent visitor in Africa

There seems to be usually a couple always available fully kitted out.

There is a unimog that the owners would like someone qualified to drive back to London. Go to the forum and look in the classified section. That looks like the ideal vehicle for you.
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Thanks, site looks cool and have tagged it as a favourite! Unfortunately a few of the vehicle sales links weren't clicking through properly, but will definately keep an eye out there.

We are looking to be a bit more mobile than the Unimog and are looking more for a Landcruiser/Hilux or LR.
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look at

The Africa Overland Network Auto Trader SA - New Cars, Used Cars for sale online, Car Finance, Car Insurance & Car Prices

And search fro people who are selling UK reg vehicles in RSA.

Good luck. I will keep ears open
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classifieds

where is that link to the Mog? please.
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Toyota Hilux (Raider) double cab 4x4 2.4 Petrol, 1995, inc. all kit.

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SA registered (disk until 8/2008) with no carnet
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Good condition (300,000km) no mechanical problems.
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F ully equipped for overlanding:
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rooftop tent
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fridge
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hilift jack
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chair on the roof
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tools
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air compressor
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jerrycans - 4 fuel on the roof and 2 water

It's on Africa 4x4 Cafe site:
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There is also a SA reg'd buy back in Kenya soon that needs returning to SA.
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The mog is on the site luangwablondes | A guide for the overseas self drive, self sufficient, vehicle dependent visitor in Africa

Click to the Africa Forums section, General, and then open Classifieds.

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Thanks for letting me know about the bad links. I will check those out.
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:)

Great will check it out
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There is another Toyota Hilux (Raider) double cab now up for sale. this one a 2.8 Diesel, 1998.

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SA registered
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up-rated suspension
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bullbars (with Hi-lift jack points)
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2 spare wheels
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gear-lock
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immobiliser
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canopy anti-burglar mesh
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CD/radio player with Pioneer speakers
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150L long-range fuel tank
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55L internal water tank
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dual battery system
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roof-rack (with mounting points for gas cylinders, 2nd spare wheel, shovel & Hi-Lift jack)
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Hi-Lift Jack with base plate
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2 x Cadac No.10 gas cylinders plus stove top
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recovery kit (dymanic stap, tow stap, plus shackles),
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fold-away table and 2 chairs
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25L water jerry can
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jumper cables
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spares (including 2 x safari gas shocks, spare inner tube, radiator cap plus hoses, thermostat, exhaust repair kit, Epoxy putty)
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7 ammo/storage boxes incl one high-lid box
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2.5Kg fire extinguiser
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2 x warning triangles
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seed net
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hand axe, bow saw, shovel, resin puncture repair kit plus 2 x aerosol tyre repair kits
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kitchen equipment (including potje, braai equipment, knives, pans, plates, sealable plastic containers etc.)
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tool-kit including grease gun, ground sheet, padlocks, Haynes workshop manual,
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Info maps (Mozambique to Tanzania)
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220V DC/AC inverter (cigarette lighter fitting)
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heavy duty tyre air compressor.
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Quite a lot bigger than a Toyota

A converted M.A.N truck - Overland Truck for Sale

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Thanks, that 1998 2.8 diesel looks perfect!
Will look into that one, thank you!
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Hi,

I have a fully equipped 110 defender 2003 TD5 in storage in cape town. I drove the car to Malawi to fine tune it for a round africa trip. Due to a family problem I now have to stay in the UK so will reluctantly sell the car.

BTW, don't be put off by a newer car for carnet purposes because the SAAA issue carnets based on fixed value groups. I can help you with all that too (although you don't need one for any SADC country and all the other sub saharahan ones).

Briefly;

110 TD5 defender
2003
180k kms
EMU uprated suspension with dual shocks.
Bull bar.
Long range tank.
Built in water tank.
Engel fridge.
Full length alloy roof rack.
Howling moon roof tent.
Roller drawer system (this is superb and a must for long trips).
High lift jack.
Extinguisher.
Air con.
Dual battery with split charger.

Recently rebuilt gearbox and full service (cost £1,400).

Offers around R145,000 (£10,500)

Let me know if your interested.

Cheers
Mike
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Hi,
We have a troopie in great condition for sale in Europe if you would consider doing a North to South trip?
It has a valid carnet till april and registration until May. You can see photos and more details about it on our trip website Pippa & Flo's Adventure
Dont hesitate to get in touch if you are interested.
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Looking for a vehicle for our trip home. Where and how much? Oz reg I suppose?
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