Extra!

Sometimes, you’re forced to get out of the car in big-five territory, for a little extra (unplanned) adventure, like I had to here in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park 😀

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51 thoughts on “Extra!

  1. tgeriatrix

    Oh, oh, I remember having to do this when living in your country – one changing the tyre, the other one on the oulook. I didn’t have the guts to do crap the camera…. Thanks for reminding me!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Under normal circumstances you’re only allowed to get out of the vehicle at “designated” spots, though in the case of small breakdowns that can easily and quickly be fixed by yourself, like a puncture, the authorities will understand that it was the best available option.

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        1. de Wets Wild Post author

          These little “biscuit” spare tyres on modern vehicles is a major shortcoming, compared to the older models, in my opinion. But I suppose it discourages less responsible people from driving around without a spare for too long.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      We try to take it all in our stride Rob, but yes, we first have a good look around before getting down to the dirty business. Welcome here at de Wets Wild!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Most of our vehicle insurance in SA come with road-side assist options Seeker, and we also have the Automobile Association of South Africa (AASA) that could come to your assistance if you really need it. But no self-respecting South African man is going to phone someone else to come and help change a tyre, even out in the bush with lions prowling around. Terribly proud and stubborn of us, I know 😉

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        1. de Wets Wild Post author

          We do have the insurance for in case something really major happens and leaves us stranded somewhere in a deserted wilderness – we just hope and pray that when that happens, we’ll have cellphone signal (highly unlikely in a deserted wilderness…)

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks Drake! Absolutely true, experiences like these add a little extra spice and variety to our trips into South Africa’s wild places. Everytime we pass that spot now, we think back to that tyre-change (and keep an extra sharp look-out for that sharp-edged rock!)

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