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Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 17:15
by georgeb
Afternoon everybody

I had the privilege of being part of a tour group with URI Adventures as guides, doing the Luderitz to Walvis Bay desert tour through the Namib recently. The Nissan contingent consisted of two 4.8's and believe it or not a stock standard Navara 2.5.

Here we go with a few pic's and stats:
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Joubert Patrol - Buffel
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Brittnell Patrol - Ratel
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Heidelberg Navara
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Day 1 - Hartbeespoort to Grunau - +- 1200 km's - average consumption 4.9 km/l

Had to take on some very necessary juice in Kuruman...
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Kuruman
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Overnight at the Withuis outside Grunau - R600.00 per Unit.


Day 2 - Grunau to Luderitz via the Canon Roadhouse- +- 400 km's - did not calculate the consumption
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Canon Roadhouse
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Canon 2
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Overnight at the Luderitz Nest Hotel - quite pricy at R1, 910.00 per room B&B
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Luderitz Nest
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To be continued....

Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 18:20
by Rhett
Very nice George! I'm very interested in more fuel figures if you have more. I'm doing a similar trail in December with my 4.8 so it will be good to get an idea of consumption.

Did those figures include sand roads too?

Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 19:21
by iandvl
Dankie vir die fotos, George. Het gesien op Facebook dat U duine gedoen het. Daai is op my bucket list. Wag om die verderer stukkies te lees. :)

Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 19:58
by Pieter B
Lyk soos 'n baie lekker trippie. Daai dakrakke het maar lekker gekreun onder die gewig van daai jerry kanne :lol: :lol:

Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 20:03
by georgeb
Rhett wrote:Did those figures include sand roads too?
Evening Rhett

Day 1 from Harties to Grunau - all tarmac. No fuel in the Jerry's or water in the tank on top - heavy loaded inside the car...

Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 20:29
by georgeb
Day 2 continues....

On route to Luderitz we stopped over at the Seeheim Hotel...
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Seeheim 1
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Seeheim 2
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After arriving in Luderitz it was time for the Jerry can's. I took on 284 litres of fuel between the fuel tanks and the Jerry cans - 200 litres of fuel and 50 litres of water on the roof rack.



The "formal" kick-off of the tour was a dinner sponsored by the Organisers at Ritzi's
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Kick-Off dinner
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For those who wonder what happened to the spare wheel - here you go...
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Sparewheel
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 20:49
by Picasso
Hi George

I am as well eagerly following your report.... very nice so far ! :thumbup:


The location of the spare wheel you have just confirmed... but why inside and not on the door ? :think:

Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 07:10
by Herrie
Ek is bly dat julle dit geniet het daar! :thumbup:

Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 07:56
by georgeb
Picasso wrote:The location of the spare wheel you have just confirmed... but why inside and not on the door ? :think:
Morning Henning

My opinion is that the normal location of the spare wheel on the back door is the only flaw in the Patrol setup. I am using one bigger tyre size and I have seen that when driving with that big tyre on the back door - even on tar roads - the cabin lights now and then flashes due to the back door shaking under the weight of the tyre with the door.

A friend of mine's Patrol rear door cracked with the normal size wheel on it, so that is why I have removed it from my back door.

Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Posted: 28 Sep 2016 08:21
by ricster
Very lekker report George !!!

Fuel consumption??........ppppppppptttt...... who cares, its a Patrol that can go anywhere..... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: