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Our VERY first camping!!

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23 Nov 2014 @ 17:41:35 pm
nyiko81
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We never camped before, me wife and our 3 sons.....on the 22-11-2014 was our very first time and what a nice time it was, the experience was amazing though strong winds and night rain nearly spoiled the mood but we hanged on and made it through without any problems.

Our new tent stood the test of time we got it for R1999 at GAME store on special it included 2 camp chairs for kids 2 sleeping bags and an extra small side tent, our trip as they always say 1st camp close to home was an 85km away journey at TAU RAORA lion park, the park is between klerksdorp and coligny in the NORTH WEST private owned farms

It wasnt an easy thing to set up a tent in strong winds especialy first timers but we managed to pop it up for our boys, later on at night heavy rain plus the sound of roaring lions!! it was an experience of a decade lol, a start of good things to come enjoy the photo galleries.

Tau raora camp sites very clean with superb ablutions the only downfall could be the road 35km stretch of gravel road whereby you get a bumpy piece of gravel for approximatly 2km

Tinyiko J Maluleke
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23 Nov 2014 @ 17:48:55 pm
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Lekker man.
Get yourself a little book where you can write down some memories of every trip, it's nice to read through later on and you can make notes of what you forgot and must get for the next camp.
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23 Nov 2014 @ 17:50:41 pm
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Thank you im gonna do that SIR

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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:02:00 pm
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Welcome Tinyiko. I hope you enjoy the camping. It looks like the family are smiling and are enjoy the camping experience. There will be good and bad camping days. Sometimes when it rains while camping, people will think camping is bad, but that is part of camping. Make a list every time you go camping of stuff you need, but remember to keep it to a minimum. Enjoy your camping.
Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:06:37 pm
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THANK YOU 

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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:10:25 pm
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Geluk met julle eerste kampervaring,die kinders het die kamp beslis geniet,lekker kampe in die toekoms, deel julle ervarings met ons.
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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:17:05 pm
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Looks like you guys enjoyed it
"Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
-James Baldwin-
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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:17:29 pm
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Welcome to the wonderfull world of camping.
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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:23:55 pm
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Welcome to camping, the more you camp, the more memories you and the family have.
Life is a journey , God created this and we need to enjoy it from day to DAY
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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:34:54 pm
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You're in deep trouble I'm afraid, You have been infected with the same sickness all of us have...

From here on, there's no cure, you gonna die infected...

You got bit by the outdorsing bug......

Worst of all youve infected your entire family as well with this lifelong desiese..

Common symptoms are:-

The inability to go past camping supply stores without popping in.

Wet swetty palms when you go into camping supply stores, accompanied by an insane desire to spend lots and lots of money.

Persistant calander watching for holidays and potential holidays

Depression, usually every third weekend.... Sleepless nights planning your next trip....

Oh and awhole lot of other symptoms.. Just ask

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:45:18 pm
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Tinyiko welcome to the forum 

 

Sitnievasnie is 100% correct Laughing

One of the reasons I camp permanently I can cut a few of the symptoms out. Although I still get excited when deciding on where to go next Laughing

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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:52:24 pm
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indeed this going to be a lifetime addiction

camping is cheap and it takes out stress easily
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23 Nov 2014 @ 18:53:28 pm
nyiko81
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You're in deep trouble I'm afraid, You have been infected with the same sickness all of us have...

From here on, there's no cure, you gonna die infected...

You got bit by the outdorsing bug......

Worst of all youve infected your entire family as well with this lifelong desiese..

Common symptoms are:-

The inability to go past camping supply stores without popping in.

Wet swetty palms when you go into camping supply stores, accompanied by an insane desire to spend lots and lots of money.

Persistant calander watching for holidays and potential holidays

Depression, usually every third weekend.... Sleepless nights planning your next trip....

Oh and awhole lot of other symptoms.. Just ask

Tinyiko J Maluleke
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23 Nov 2014 @ 19:09:41 pm
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Geniet die kamp dit bly maar lekke
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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23 Nov 2014 @ 20:22:58 pm
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Welcome, looks like a good time was had by all. Ja, it's tickets now, camping stores will see to it that you part with many hard earned Rands.
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23 Nov 2014 @ 20:34:16 pm
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Welcome to the club and WELLDONE! It just gets easier from now, get out there and enjoy!

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23 Nov 2014 @ 21:20:26 pm
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Welcome to camping! Nice pictures!
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24 Nov 2014 @ 05:25:22 am
Adriaan Oosthuysen
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I aggree with the above, its addicted, like a type of drug that does not affect the body, the only thing this drug do, is calming the body down to a very relaging state, and the medicine with camping that calms you down is the bush Tv, if you sit next to the fire and you watch the flames, you are relaxed. And the stars, the fire and the quietness, that is the addiction, enjoy that.
Life is a journey , God created this and we need to enjoy it from day to DAY
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24 Nov 2014 @ 07:27:42 am
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You must start looking for a caravan, it will only be a matter of time, all of us started with tents,injoyLaughing

How great is our GOD
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24 Nov 2014 @ 08:12:56 am
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Welcome Tinyiko. Looks like you have been affected also!!Wink

December 2014 Camp
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24 Nov 2014 @ 08:34:03 am
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Thanks to you all i feel at home here
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24 Nov 2014 @ 10:03:43 am
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I remember you started asking questions a while ago. Congratulations on your first camp. Most of us started off like you and progress with time and as finances allowed. Every time you camp it becomes easier and more enjoyable.
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24 Nov 2014 @ 10:28:38 am
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Wondeful Tinyiko, we are always happy to hear about new campers who join our wonderful world of freedom, relaxation, adventures, beautiful nature and splendid times for the whole family. Especially for your children it will always remain to be beautiful memories. Let us know about any new places you go to and keep on enjoying. Regards Colin & Freda from the windy city.
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24 Nov 2014 @ 10:38:40 am
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Colin i will definately do that
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24 Nov 2014 @ 11:01:53 am
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Forgot to mention, your children are cute. And you equipment looks very nice. Where is the braai fire?
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24 Nov 2014 @ 11:22:59 am
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Tinyiko, Welcome to our wonderful world of camping madness. As Warren (Sitnievasnie) says, you are now addicted.

Enjoy!

Regards.
This is how we spent the last fifteen years - working our buts off!
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24 Nov 2014 @ 12:17:52 pm
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Good man!

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24 Nov 2014 @ 12:20:25 pm
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Colin it wasnt easy to even put up a braai stand we had a gas one but because of the wind we couldnt
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24 Nov 2014 @ 15:10:57 pm
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Great pics Tnyiko.....welcome to the real world of camping each one will be different to the next..enjoy your kids while you can.
Hie gan os alwee
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24 Nov 2014 @ 15:12:00 pm
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Welcome to the camping fraternity.

To guard against wind and rain , look around now already for a suitable caravam...Laughing

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24 Nov 2014 @ 15:15:33 pm
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Welcome camping is fun in any weather.

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24 Nov 2014 @ 15:23:16 pm
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Colin it wasnt easy to even put up a braai stand we had a gas one but because of the wind we couldnt
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24 Nov 2014 @ 15:28:40 pm
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Allie thanks
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24 Nov 2014 @ 17:46:16 pm
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ooh i forgot to mention rates R80/adults per night R30 for kids a night
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24 Nov 2014 @ 20:39:03 pm
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Tinyiko, you will also find out , with this addiction of camping, your children will never forget anything of your camping, and the advantage of playing around camping sites and mingle with other kids, they will look forward to everytime you go away, that they will meet other kids and play.
Life is a journey , God created this and we need to enjoy it from day to DAY
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25 Nov 2014 @ 06:53:50 am
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Congrats on the first camp trip. I alway say that if the first one had bad wheather the rest could only become better.

You will find that this is actualy "QUALITY" time spent with the family.

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25 Nov 2014 @ 11:51:39 am
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Sir Leon dankie
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26 Nov 2014 @ 12:27:50 pm
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Hi Tinyiko, thank you for your feedback - looks like your family enjoyed it - your boys seemed very excited by the expedition! Could you please tell us more about the place you camped at (things like what is there to do, etc) and if you have time, fill in the resort feedback as it helps when other campers are looking for a place to go to. When I asked my now grown-up children what they liked and remember most about their childhood years- they said they enjoyed the camping the most and remember them fondly - amazing what effect it has on your children. Happy camping Pat
Slower and lower is better than higher and faster!
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26 Nov 2014 @ 19:38:42 pm
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Hi Tinyiko, welcome to the camping scene. I hope you and your family enjoy many trouble free camping trips. It's a great way to relax and have quality family time.

Louis
In my swakheid, maak Hy my sterk. Sy guns sal my volg al my dae.
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27 Nov 2014 @ 10:49:54 am
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thanks a lot there are swimming pools but not heated indoor ones,kids can interact with lion curbs and the farm has many lion about +-70 and caracals,jackals and crocodiles its a private owned farm.

phone 0186730640

Tinyiko J Maluleke
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