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19 Oct 2017 @ 17:04:42 pm
Bridgid
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Are their any fulltimets that boondock and if so where
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19 Oct 2017 @ 17:25:41 pm
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The boondocks is an American expression that stems from the Tagalog word bundók ("mountain"). It originally referred to a remote rural area,[1] but now it is often applied to an out-of-the-way city or town considered backward and unsophisticated. It can also designate a 'mountain'.[2]
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19 Oct 2017 @ 17:32:39 pm
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What comes to mind is Billy Joe Royal's song "Down in the Boondocks".

The Happy Campers.
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19 Oct 2017 @ 18:05:48 pm
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I got that from Wikipedia!
Sounds just the ticket for me!!...
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20 Oct 2017 @ 04:44:45 am
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No thanks. Not even part time. Like my ablutions, security and amenities! 👍
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20 Oct 2017 @ 05:52:11 am
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What will we call it here in SA. (Without using any yankee terms)

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20 Oct 2017 @ 07:12:58 am
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Bosbly. Woon doks
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20 Oct 2017 @ 12:46:53 pm
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With all the crime in our country it will be impossible for me to get Susan to do that type of camping. It will only mean the end of my camping days.
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20 Oct 2017 @ 12:48:52 pm
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Boendoekampers ?
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20 Oct 2017 @ 12:56:13 pm
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Dit kan werk met Krimp Varkie.

Erens 'n plaas kry wat mens so kan gaan kamp. Kan net lekker wees. Probleem is ek ken nie meer mense met plase nie.

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20 Oct 2017 @ 17:04:26 pm
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Ek het weer verstaan soos op Facebook dat jy toer sonder besprekings. Maw jy ry en waar jy kom kampeer jy hetsy by oorde of vra 'n vriendelike grond eienaar en beloof hom dat jy net voetspore sal agter laat en niks anders. Mag verkeerd vertolk het. Jy werk dus jou reis plan uit maar doen geen vaste besprekings.
Lewe elke dag asof dit jou laaste dag is. Geniet alles wat jy doen. Vermy negatiewe en persone met wan-opvattings van die lewe.
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20 Oct 2017 @ 17:37:35 pm
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Derick ja dit klink vir my meer logies en maak meer sin. Ons wat buite seisoen kampeer in pensionaris tyd doen dit dikwels.
Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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20 Oct 2017 @ 22:01:45 pm
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The boondocks is an American expression that stems from the Tagalog word bundók ("mountain"). It originally referred to a remote rural area,[1] but now it is often applied to an out-of-the-way city or town considered backward and unsophisticated. It can also designate a 'mountain'.[2]

As die definisie waar is, is my huis in die boondocks en ons en die wa buite die boondocks.

Bridget, help asb iemand wat in boondocks is deur te sê wat verstaan/bedoel jy onder die woord "boondocks"?
Dan kan ons almal saampraat oor dieselfde bedoeling.
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06 Mar 2018 @ 10:20:36 am
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Hi All,
We've been caravanning in Australia for a few years. There is a term "free camping" here which refers to a facilities supplied by rural town councils to set up your caravan at a designated site near the town centre at no cost for a maximum period of, generally speaking, 48 hours. The facilities provided are very basic i.e. 1 or 2 taps, rubbish bins and a dump point for grey and black waste water. The idea is to let people stay free of charge while spending money in town for provisions, eating out and of course the bottle shop.
It works well here especially with the Grey Nomads (retired caravanners)
Hopefully the idea may take on in South Africa
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06 Mar 2018 @ 14:02:24 pm
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Hi Peter,
Welcome on the forum.
It looks like you are only new by comments, not as member.
Are you still in aussie land ?
Tell us about camping there..
I love camping all year round
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07 Mar 2018 @ 04:03:16 am
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Hello Oom Jeep,
Yes caravanning and camping in Aus is great, although we are still trying to find a place comparable to the Drakensberg resorts.
There is a very strong market for caravans here with, I guess, about 50 independent manufacturers. So there's lots of competition and I wonder how they all stay in business.
Even Jurgens have set up shop here, initially importing vans from SA, but now they are manufacturing here under licence.
Attached is a link to an article from our local outdoor magazine featuring the latest Jurgens solaris van.
Best wishes,
Petergjos
http://rvdaily.com.au/rvd/issue023/#79
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07 Mar 2018 @ 07:30:01 am
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Thanx Peter for the link.  It is surely a great van that Jurgens supply there.  That consept was implemented here in SA and due to lack of interest and other reasons on the maufacturing side was discontinued.

Jurgens SA way forward needs still to be seen since the change of ownership.

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11 Mar 2018 @ 12:15:10 pm
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Hi there Good Campers,
I think the question has not yet been answered. Are there safe places in this beautiful country where one can boondock, where our fellow campers often stop on their journeys and where some basic's are found ie water,refuse bins etc Motorhomers shouldn't have a problem though as everything they need is already on board their vans.
Foe example, why can't one boondock in Namaqualand when viewing the world's greatest flower show. It will be heavenly to simply stop just where you want, where the flowers are in abundance and camp out under the stars for a whole week in complete safety and no cost(in safety of course.....'n bietjie mooilik hier in goeie Suid-Afrika,of hoe??.
Full timers should unite and occasionally camp together like this???
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13 May 2018 @ 13:45:12 pm
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Free camping - NOT in South Africa.
BUT
I did have a thought though - why do farmers not rent out their land for like R50 a night.
Maybe we need to find a few more farmers who are prepared to do this.
OR
start writing to municipalities around the country and requesting free camp spots.

The immediate problem would be that the sites would immediately be overrun by squatters so it would have to be a relatively closed club.

The more that do it the more attention we will get.
Old enough to know better, young enough not to care
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13 May 2018 @ 14:01:57 pm
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Go check out a site called COUCHSURFING. There is one in SA.
Maybe find out if there is driveway surfing.
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13 May 2018 @ 14:14:06 pm
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Batibat, you need to give your name at least, very difficult to talk to a Batty Bat.
We farmers are pretty worried about allowing campers, if they dig a hole and plant a post, they have squatting rights.
BTW, saw a nice converted vw combi camper at our "shopping mall" yesterday. Gave my details to the owner if and when she decides to sell.
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13 May 2018 @ 14:25:16 pm
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Batibat, you need to give your name at least, very difficult to talk to a Batty Bat.
We farmers are pretty worried about allowing campers, if they dig a hole and plant a post, they have squatting rights.
BTW, saw a nice converted vw combi camper at our "shopping mall" yesterday. Gave my details to the owner if and when she decides to sell.

My name is Donee' pronounced Bati-bat
Nice to meet you Herman

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13 May 2018 @ 18:13:37 pm
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Not that much state land out there

Interesting document about the state audit

http://www.ruraldevelopment.gov.za/phocadownload/Cadastral-Survey-management/Booklet/land%20audit%20booklet.pdf
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09 Sep 2018 @ 11:48:52 am
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Dit is koud hier in Kempton Park so ek hou my besig deur ou ‘drade’ deur te lees. 

 

Ons het einde 2015 by Groenriviermond in die Namakwa resevaat gekamp. Op die laaste staanplek teen die ligtoring. Daar is n hek wT lei na ‘n kampplek teen die see op niemandsland wat blykbaar aan mynmaatsjappy of regering behoort.  Die mense kamp met eie krag en water en los die omgewing soos hulle dit gekry het. Als is gratis en verniet.....

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09 Sep 2018 @ 11:50:18 am
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Dit is koud hier in Kempton Park so ek hou my besig deur ou ‘drade’ deur te lees. 

 

Ons het einde 2015 by Groenriviermond in die Namakwa resevaat gekamp. Op die laaste staanplek teen die ligtoring. Daar is n hek wT lei na ‘n kampplek teen die see op niemandsland wat blykbaar aan mynmaatsjappy of regering behoort.  Die mense kamp met eie krag en water en los die omgewing soos hulle dit gekry het. Als is gratis en verniet.....

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09 Sep 2018 @ 11:52:19 am
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Dit is koud hier in Kempton Park so ek hou my besig deur ou ‘drade’ deur te lees. 

Ons het einde 2015 by Groenriviermond in die Namakwa resevaat gekamp. Op die laaste staanplek teen die ligtoring. Daar is n hek wT lei na ‘n kampplek teen die see op niemandsland wat blykbaar aan mynmaatsjappy of regering behoort.  Die mense kamp met eie krag en water en los die omgewing soos hulle dit gekry het. Als is gratis en verniet.....

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09 Sep 2018 @ 12:05:30 pm
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Ek soek steeds na die RSA definisie van "boondocking"

Die enigste definisie was deur Steamer

The boondocks is an American expression that stems from the Tagalog word bundók ("mountain"). It originally referred to a remote rural area,[1] but now it is often applied to an out-of-the-way city or town considered backward and unsophisticated. It can also designate a 'mountain'.[2]

Ek vermoed wat dit is maar sal graag seker wil wees van die konsep.

Bridgid?

Any chance on defining your meaning of "boondocking" for me please?

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29 Mar 2019 @ 15:32:33 pm
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Bridgid, here is a search on the subject: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=boondocking

Generally, it means camping in a totally remote area, without facilities. . . off-grid, in other words.

I would say

Boon = remote

docking = parking/staying for a while

Other than that, I'm planning a national tour mostly between camp sites and resorts, but I'm absolutely going to squeeze in some boondocking  to test my van's stealth, kit and configuration.

Yes, it's really not the safest thing to do in South Africa but I strongly trust my intuition about what any spot "feels" like. If you don't feel comfortable, move on and find another spot.

"The higher goal a person pursues, the quicker his ability develops, and the more beneficial he will become to the society. I believe for sure that this is also a truth." ~ Maxim Gorky
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30 Mar 2019 @ 22:23:35 pm
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Trudi

In essence, I understand boondocking as such, but it is still based on a foreign concept (Australia?)

What I am after, is a definition, applicable to South Africa and only applicable to south africa.

To date, none of the definitions has made that grade.

Unless the other members agree that we accept what Trudi offers as a definition, I am still seeking.

The problem I have is that the international concept of boondocking includes no fees charged.

Now find that official place, that is remote and do not charge for using the facility in RSA, and I will submit.

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31 Mar 2019 @ 16:47:48 pm
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Trudi

In essence, I understand boondocking as such, but it is still based on a foreign concept (Australia?)

What I am after, is a definition, applicable to South Africa and only applicable to south africa.

To date, none of the definitions has made that grade.

Unless the other members agree that we accept what Trudi offers as a definition, I am still seeking.

The problem I have is that the international concept of boondocking includes no fees charged.

Now find that official place, that is remote and do not charge for using the facility in RSA, and I will submit.

I think it will be a nigh impossible task to find a South African definition because, to my knowledge, there is neither such existing system, neither an inclination for South Africans to offer or use such a concept.

You mentioned how great it will be to have such a system locally, and I fully agree. It will, however, I think, not be widely used.

In a country where some believe even a person's blood pressure can be stolen, and others live in daily fear of threats real or perceived, such a proposed systems needs an "angle".

If, hypothetically, a person could propose such a system - to persons having the land available - as a means to have extra eyes on the property, it could actually be a security feature of sorts for them.

Just thinking out loud here. . .

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31 Mar 2019 @ 17:16:02 pm
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I think it will be a nigh impossible task to find a South African definition because, to my knowledge, there is neither such existing system, neither an inclination for South Africans to offer or use such a concept.

You mentioned how great it will be to have such a system locally, and I fully agree. It will, however, I think, not be widely used.

In a country where some believe even a person's blood pressure can be stolen, and others live in daily fear of threats real or perceived, such a proposed systems needs an "angle".

If, hypothetically, a person could propose such a system - to persons having the land available - as a means to have extra eyes on the property, it could actually be a security feature of sorts for them.

Just thinking out loud here. . .

Similar discussion in another threat some time ago referred to the then rights of occupation that will legally come into play.

So, following your last note, the principle of boondocking will therefor not be applicable to RSA.

What a pity!

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