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Hello,
My wife and me will start our next trip to South-Africa in Feb 2015.
We will arrive in JoBurg and then we have to go as soon as possible to Bethlehem.

Before we went back to Germany, we arrived from Kenya, where we had our travel-base for a lot of years.
In Botwana we found out, that our sleeping bags are not warm enough. The water in our coffee machine got frozen and we nearly too :thumbdown:
Our ground tent is after a contact with baboons in Mana Pools NP a little bit modified :confused: and we need a new one.

Is there a nice shop on the way to Bethlehem? Last time I did not see one.

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There are many places that can offer you a replacement tent in the Jo'burg area, but there is also a lot of tents that are imported into SA from various countries.

I would recommend visiting Tentco in Boksburg ( just East of Jo'burg - very close to OR Tambo Airport ). They have a good selection and fair prices.

Here is their website

http://www.tentco.co.za/
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I also think you should go to Tentco.

I work next to the airport as well.
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There is a oudoor wearhouse just 3km away from tentco in boksburg ....between the two you can get everything you need from thermal underwear to solar kits ect ....they have a big display and the website is not bad also just have a look and let us know if their is something that you cant find :thumbup:

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I visited tentco and Yes, I found something, that I can't find :surprised:

The OZTent.

I saw it some weeks ago in the Kruger-NP. The fast and easy set up was amazing.
Unfortutely it was used by 2 chinese people, so I could not ask, where to buy.

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Hmmmm.... OZ TENT is a very nice product. The agents or distributors seem to be another big franchise store called 4x4 Megaworld. They are also close to the OR Tambo airport. Here is their info. I know the OZTENT camp chairs are very nice and comfortable. Not sure about the tents, but assume they are quite good too.

http://www.oztent.com/oztent

4x4Megaworld
Meadowdale Value Centre
c/o Dick Kemp St and Hyperama Link Street
Meadowdale, Edenvale
Gauteng
Tel: +27 11 454 2875
Fax: +27 11 453 1611
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Frank
Look in sa 4x4 there is someone advertising them do you read it online ??? Iam on my phone but iam sure one of the guys can post a link for you???

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I found one in gumtree
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-camping-gear ... 0413652909
I wrote an e-mail. I think, the transport to Bethlehem might be a problem.

You mean the www.SA4x4.co.za forum?

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