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26 May, 2022 @ 19:46:45 pm
BrianB
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So yesterday we officially became full timers again 😀. We are currently at Van Zyl's Rus for the next month or so.

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26 May, 2022 @ 20:33:10 pm
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We planning on staying there in the first half of next year, overhall, whats it like there.

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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27 May, 2022 @ 09:48:19 am
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George, this is a very well run privately owned park. All stands are level, paved with grass surrounds. Only one smallish ablution block however it copes very well. We have been here previously over the holiday season when the park was full, no problems whatsoever. Currently about 25 sites occupied. I'm sure you will enjoy it here. 

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27 May, 2022 @ 10:06:23 am
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Thanks Brain, would you perhaphs have an email adress for them as they dont seem to have much online, i would like to start making the nesseccary inquirys.

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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27 May, 2022 @ 11:36:43 am
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George here are the details:

Van Zyl's Rus Karavaan Kamp

Lee Van Zyl:  0219031991

e-mail: admin@tjvanzyl.co.za

 

 

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27 May, 2022 @ 11:45:01 am
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They have certainly made lots of improvements since we were there about 10 years ago.

Your stand and setup is really neat Brian. Enjoy!

The Happy Campers.
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27 May, 2022 @ 11:45:22 am
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Thank you.

two roads diverged in a wood and i took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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27 May, 2022 @ 11:49:22 am
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They have certainly made lots of improvements since we were there about 10 years ago.

Your stand and setup is really neat Brian. Enjoy!

Thanks Hendrik, left the tent walls off as she has to go for a service early next month. 

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27 May, 2022 @ 11:54:36 am
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You will need the tents walls for the coming Cape winter. Brrr!

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27 May, 2022 @ 13:50:18 pm
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Yip early morning was quite cold here today. But the van is well insulated and heated so no problem inside. 😀 Having said that its' a beautiful day today, nice and warm before the expected rain this weekend.

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02 Jun, 2022 @ 14:29:56 pm
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Geniet die fulltime kamp myne sterk oppad

Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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09 Jun, 2022 @ 09:43:51 am
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Geniet dit Brian! 

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Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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09 Jun, 2022 @ 12:14:49 pm
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Lekker Brian, julle moet dit geniet en stuur groete.

Wat gaan jy maak met die tent ?

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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27 Jun, 2022 @ 14:12:19 pm
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We moved today from Van Zyl's Rus to Yzerfontein  todayYzerfontein

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27 Jun, 2022 @ 16:02:20 pm
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We moved today from Van Zyl's Rus to Yzerfontein  todayYzerfontein

You must enjoy, Brian.

Here in Limpopo is it quite cold early mornings and at sunset.

Our main basis is Modimolle and we wait for more sun and then we can take a get away for a month or 2.

Maybe:-

- Weesgerus.

- Mphitse - Mphitse.

- Klein Kariba.

- Mabalingwe.

- Thabazimbi's area.

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27 Jun, 2022 @ 17:38:16 pm
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Snug as a bug in a rug! 

Well protected from the elements Brian.

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27 Jun, 2022 @ 18:36:55 pm
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We moved today from Van Zyl's Rus to Yzerfontein  todayYzerfontein

Enjoy Brian!

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Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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27 Jun, 2022 @ 21:40:33 pm
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Thank all, it's also lovely and warm here. No wind at all today. we will be here for a week then off to Leentjiesklip for a month. Really enjoying our time on the road again.

Sunset today

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28 Jun, 2022 @ 06:48:09 am
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Lekker Brian, julle moet dit geniet en stuur groete.

Wat gaan jy maak met die tent ?

Tks Willem, we went to Howling Moon however no one could help us there as the designer was up at the Sondela expo. So we will go see Romeo when we get back to Pta.

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04 Jul, 2022 @ 15:46:32 pm
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This morning we relocated to Leentjieklip we will be here for a month. 🤙

 

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04 Jul, 2022 @ 16:11:55 pm
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This morning we relocated to Leentjieklip we will be here for a month. 🤙

 

Sjoe....dis darem mooi daar. Geniet dit Brian!

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04 Jul, 2022 @ 17:07:10 pm
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Dit lyk darem lekker. As dit vir my bestem is sal ek dit ook eendag kan doen. Nog so 4 jaar oor. 

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04 Jul, 2022 @ 18:06:26 pm
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Tks Willem, we went to Howling Moon however no one could help us there as the designer was up at the Sondela expo. So we will go see Romeo when we get back to Pta.

Not my fan, hope you get sorted.

Julle moet dit geniet daar Leentjieklip, waar volgende ? 

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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05 Jul, 2022 @ 01:19:35 am
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Dit lyk darem lekker. As dit vir my bestem is sal ek dit ook eendag kan doen. Nog so 4 jaar oor. 

Dankie Geert  ons sal, geniet dit altyd hier by Leentjies. 👍

Not my fan, hope you get sorted.

Julle moet dit geniet daar Leentjieklip, waar volgende ? 

Willem - Ja, Romeo made the setup we currently have and he did a good job for us so I'll check in with him again.

Van hier af gaan ons na Kleine Paradys (Piketberg) toe vir n paar dae en dan het ons gedink Elandsbaai by die Hotel maar ek hoor nou ons sal nie die wa daar kan in kry nie. So ons moet ander plek soek in plaas van Elandsbaai. 

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05 Jul, 2022 @ 11:27:49 am
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Probeer Vensterklip net buite Elandsbaai, en nabei alles. Ons is daar Desember

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05 Jul, 2022 @ 14:26:08 pm
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Danie dankie sal beitjie gaan loer op die internet vir hom. Sou iets met 'n see uitkyk verkies. 

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05 Jul, 2022 @ 14:45:03 pm
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Elandsbaai self is nie meer so veilig nie hoor ek, en Desember kry mens nie maklik plek nie en die pryse is nie pensioen vriendelik nie

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07 Jul, 2022 @ 08:55:20 am
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Elandsbaai self is nie meer so veilig nie hoor ek, en Desember kry mens nie maklik plek nie en die pryse is nie pensioen vriendelik nie

I spoke to someone here at Leentjies who has a semi permanent site in the Municipal park and he says the opposite regarding the security there. Has not had any problems to speak of and apparently SAPS knows all the locals and are quite active around the town. We only looking to stay 4-5 nights. Going to take a drive up to check for myself if I can get the van in at the hotel site. 

Meanwhile here at Leentjies they seem to be having hot water problems - not sure if it's due to the excessive load shedding where the geysers cannot get properly heated before the next round. One or two shower with Luke warm water the rest have none and the geyser has to start from scratch when the power comes on and then we have also had a few days of 4hr continuous shedding which makes the problem worse.

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07 Jul, 2022 @ 14:33:21 pm
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Brian while you are there, check out the entrance at Ventersklip, I was a little concerned whether the Exclusive would get around the corners etc.

Danie, you have an Exclusive, did you get in ok?

Thanks for the heads up re Kleine Paradys. Did not know about them, and they are just 56 km from home.

I am sure you are aware of Strandfontein, which is built around the caravan parks.

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07 Jul, 2022 @ 15:11:45 pm
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Brian there are 2 campsites on top of Piekernierskloof, Piekernierskloof Mountain Resort and down the Paleisheuwel road is Koningskop Campsite.

We have not camped there but drove through the Piekernierskloof MR, and past Paleisheuwel.

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07 Jul, 2022 @ 17:43:51 pm
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Have not been their, booked for Desember. Will check with the owner. Will be staying at Strandfontein Nov

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07 Jul, 2022 @ 21:00:08 pm
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Brian there are 2 campsites on top of Piekernierskloof, Piekernierskloof Mountain Resort and down the Paleisheuwel road is Koningskop Campsite.

We have not camped there but drove through the Piekernierskloof MR, and past Paleisheuwel.

Does Piekenierskloof MR have camping facilities ? Cannot find any on their website.

Strandfontein - Yeah stayed there for a month good facilities.

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07 Jul, 2022 @ 23:41:44 pm
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Yes, above the shops, on top of the mountain.

Sorry, it appears to be Kardoesie...., checked on satellite view...

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08 Jul, 2022 @ 13:01:15 pm
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Looks great Brian. Enjoy you long stay.

Richard, are you going to Kruger again this year?

Groete,
Paul
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08 Jul, 2022 @ 16:03:19 pm
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Looks great Brian. Enjoy you long stay.

Richard, are you going to Kruger again this year?

Hi Paul, with the cost of fuel it is unlikely that we will get to Kruger anytime soon.

Perhaps Kgalagadi and/or hopefully closer ie Bontebok / Garden Route.

Just started discussing possibilities with Rusty.

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09 Jul, 2022 @ 06:15:45 am
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Yes, above the shops, on top of the mountain.

Sorry, it appears to be Kardoesie...., checked on satellite view...

Ah ok thanks, did not know about that campsite. 

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11 Jul, 2022 @ 11:11:56 am
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Hi Brian,

We popped into the caravan park at Kardosie a couple of weeks ago, after breakfast at the restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised. It was extremely neat and clean. It has views for miles/kilometres!!  However being on top of the pass I think you may get the wind and it can get chilly. There are one of two sites that you could get shelter from the hedges. There was actually a Dethleffs parked up there!

Also went down the road to Koningskop. Also a neat campsite with a couple of new ablutions blocks that appear to have just recently been completed. Still fresh cement and paint smell!! It is however about 20km off the N7 but tarred all the way.

 

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12 Jul, 2022 @ 20:35:11 pm
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Hi Brian,

We popped into the caravan park at Kardosie a couple of weeks ago, after breakfast at the restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised. It was extremely neat and clean. It has views for miles/kilometres!!  However being on top of the pass I think you may get the wind and it can get chilly. There are one of two sites that you could get shelter from the hedges. There was actually a Dethleffs parked up there!

Also went down the road to Koningskop. Also a neat campsite with a couple of new ablutions blocks that appear to have just recently been completed. Still fresh cement and paint smell!! It is however about 20km off the N7 but tarred all the way.

 

 

Wow we have camped around quite a bit since we have purchased our Dethleffs and not once camped near / with or seen another 😖 maybe one day when I'm old 😀. Any idea of which model it was?

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14 Jul, 2022 @ 11:42:23 am
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Any idea of which model it was?

Sorry Brian. Quite honestly didn't look. However if memory serves me correctly it was one with silver grey sides. Just appeared to be parked/stored up there.  Checked the dash cam and as always that mornings recordings have just been deleted!!

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15 Jul, 2022 @ 19:57:30 pm
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Thanks John.

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18 Jul, 2022 @ 14:43:03 pm
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Sunsets here at Langebaan are amazing.

 

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