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Cobham Nov with our Skipper

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01 Dec 2019 @ 20:12:08 pm
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Just come back from 5 nights and days at Cobham (Himeville Kzn) and everything was green despite low rainfall. Temperature during the day was 35 deg which was high for us and we only swam in the nearby rock pools (400m) away twice for fear of sunburn.

Still our favourite camp site in SA despite no electric sites and basic ablutions, although there are hot showers.

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02 Dec 2019 @ 05:50:33 am
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The surrounding mountain looks great.  What do you use to run the fridge on seeing there is no 220V.  In the 35 degrees you surely had to drink something cold.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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02 Dec 2019 @ 08:32:16 am
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Lyk of dit baie mooi kan wees daar.

Darm is daar groot koelte bome en baie koelte.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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02 Dec 2019 @ 09:07:33 am
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Wow...looks nice. Seems like this resort is not listed on this site?

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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02 Dec 2019 @ 10:28:57 am
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We camp with a Hebcooler for meat and milk etc and it lasts cool for 4 to 5 days although not frozen. You can make meat last by alternately packing it between layers of newspaper and blue ice bricks. We have been doing this at Cobham for the last 20 years and have coped very well.
The luxury of ice blocks is not something that worries us as that is more glamping style of camping (not knocking those that like luxuries like ice) as we keep things simple even when there is electricity. For lights we use a rechargeable silicone based lantern which lasts about 5 days if only used for an hour or 2 each day, and a Bushbaby led lamp with replaceable batteries. Most evenings are spent around a fire we use for braaing and eating using head lamps and enjoying the night sky without lights the rest of the time.At Cobham you are allowed to make a fire with the wood they sell at the reception and a night around a fire is quite mesmerisingand destressing.
 
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02 Dec 2019 @ 11:01:09 am
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These are our best camping find. The blue silicone lamps are the most useful camping item we have come across and they are rechargeable with a cell phone charger or the inbuilt solar charger. The Bushbaby lamp is useful in that you can replace batteries when you do not have a charger and power.

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02 Dec 2019 @ 17:17:02 pm
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Greetings Paul, you stir the memories of camping with nothing but gas lamps to illuminate your site and tent, a battery torch to help you find a handy bush or tree, as well as to find supplies in the cooler box. Cooking on a small gas stove, and sitting around a camp fire until the last flames had reduced to nothing more than a few glowing embers.

Wow !!! We have become soft and dependant on a few must have  luxuries.

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02 Dec 2019 @ 18:29:05 pm
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We mostly camp without electricity and mostly at Cobham. It takes us more back to nature and if my knees were better i would hike more in the mountains with our friends who are still physically fit. It really gets one back to nature. Sitting around a fire built on the ground at night also is a return to the old ways. Definately not glampers with Tvs solar panels and battery back up electrics. Have succumbed to the luxury of the Skipper tent trailer with chairs and tables though.

This last week saw a man with his matriculant son who had the 2 pap tents, a gazebo and no chairs or gas. Too old for that.

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02 Dec 2019 @ 18:55:24 pm
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Just come back from 5 nights and days at Cobham (Himeville Kzn) and everything was green despite low rainfall. Temperature during the day was 35 deg which was high for us and we only swam in the nearby rock pools (400m) away twice for fear of sunburn.

Still our favourite camp site in SA despite no electric sites and basic ablutions, although there are hot showers.

What are the camping rates like ?

 

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02 Dec 2019 @ 18:58:24 pm
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R80pp but pensioners get R14 discount during the week.

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02 Dec 2019 @ 20:40:47 pm
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It really sounds great, in a great way, One of our biggest advances in later years was the use of a cooler box with dry ice which we purchased from the local ice cream factory. This allowed us to keep things frozen as well as to freeze a few trout to take home. 

I'm not sure how I would handle all of this now however.

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