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Old 24 Sep 2012
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Storing a vehicle in Southern Africa

We're reviewing our plans as we may need to break our journey and spend some months back in UK. We're curenntly in northern Namibia and are considering leaving the vehicle (Unimog) either here or somewhere in SA for 6 to 9 months before heading north again.

Has anyone any experience doing this - what are the issues? (the current carnet is good to next May but would have to be extended somehow)

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No issues at all, I have used U-Store it a couple of times, there is one right next to the CPT airport.
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I have stored my landorver outside windhoek near the airport on a farm. They have about 90 vehicles in their lock ups and prices are very reasonble, they also have a camp site and will drive you to the airport. If you want their info let me know
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Was just about to recommend the Trans Kalahari Inn ( referred to above) when I read your post. Also camped there.

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Thumbs up Southernmost point of Africa...

I'm 30km from the Southernmost point of Africa - Cape L'Agulhas, if you get here, give me a call - we can make a plan....
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Hi frenchian
I was looking for some storage near Joburg and I faund this 2 addresses
- Abound : Storage Facilities Johannesburg | Furniture storage facility Gauteng tested by a french traveller and it was ok, but for a Land Cruiser
- The Country Park - Muldersdrift, www.countrypark.co.za, It s an hotel / camping with storage facilities : open air storage at a cost of R150 per monthand thay have aswell carport facilities
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Storage in Souther Africa

Two places I can recommend for Cape Town

1) Roverland R300 / month. Also good for servicing your car too - we have used them
2) car shipping from South Africa | Camping in Cape Town | Cape Town Backpackers | vehicle storage Cape Town | Freight forwarder South Africa | overland Africa | African Overlanders | accommodation in Cape Town offer similar service - also a camping and shipping. Responsive and professional

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Thanks to all for your suggestions, I found a facility near Windhoek where I've been able to store it in a closed, locked, alarmed, securised building for reasonable money.

My only query at the moment is the Cross Border Charges (Mass Distance) - we've got a x-border permit (3 months) that runs out in December. Normally we would pay the Mass Distance Charge on exiting the country, but we won't be exiting.... I understand that I can get a new Cross Border permit in Windhoek when I return, but will not having paid the Mass Distance part upset this somehow?

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We have never paid any charges when exiting Namibia and just bought a new Cross Border permit when we next arrive.

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Ah yes, I should have refreshed the fact that it's a truck and therefore the Mass Distance Charges apply to it (not to less than 3.5t I think). It's the MDC that worries me, not the Cross Border Charge.

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