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18 Apr 2020 @ 13:30:28 pm
Bushbaby
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The question  I have that as the virus could be around for 12 to 18 months and according to Prof Karim nothing will be the same again and that includes caravanning .

Lets take the ablution block used be all ,how are we going to sanitize the shower ,toilet etc after each persons use,this is a nightmare . We can come up with simple answers but if you think of it carefully ,simply washing your hands with definitely not be enough.

I feel there must be answers so maybe someone can help,what surprises me is  that the industry has not come with a set of guidelines ,after all there future depends on it.

We have cancelled our KNP trip and my wife has told me bluntly until this epidemic is resolved no caravanning.We are both in our 70,s and are  vulnerable .

Now and in the future distancing must be observed ,no hand shaking .hugging etc .Lets think of those safari vehicles and the present seating arrangement ,its a no no,I could go on.

Already a number of retail outlets and hospitals  have been closed due to the virus ,imagine a caravan park being closed or a camp in the KNP .

To ghastly to imagine ,so lets hope a vaccine is found soon AND  available in South Africa.

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18 Apr 2020 @ 15:07:32 pm
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Harry, things will definitely never be the same again but that is life, continuous change is the only certainty. And death.

We retired in 2018, purchased an Exclusive and have been camping almost permanently since then. Well until 27 February when I snapped my Achilles tendon followed by Covid-19.

In a camp site I believe social distancing is more prevalent than at home, especially if you live in a complex or flat. When camping the only time we have to get into proximity with others or where others have been, is at the ablutions and shops. With the Exclusive, which has a bathroom, we only visited the ablutions for no 2. We shower and do all the rest in the caravan bathroom. We truly feel more vulnerable at home than when we were camping because when we have to go out the number of people, population density, you directly or indirectly come into contact with is much higher. No wonder Gauteng followed by Western Cape & KZN have the highest Covid-19 infections. These provinces are the most densely populated.

We can’t wait for our next camping trip to get away from this highly populated area.

Groete,
Paul
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18 Apr 2020 @ 16:19:27 pm
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I agree that the camping environment is more secure. When the President announce the lockdown i was at Badplaas with a few campers. My family thought we were better in a camp than outside. We could have opted to be locked there if there was such an option because we felt more secured. Remember it was during the school holidays and many have postponed thier bookings after the State of emergency was declared. However i believe camps will no longer be full as it was but will be safe. Once lockdown is over i will be placing my first booking immediately. 

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18 Apr 2020 @ 16:30:02 pm
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This is a question we also considered and I must say, at this stage we would not consider camping even if the lock down is lifted and probably long after that.   This virus I think will have the effect of sensitising us all to such an extent that what was acceptable in the past, will no  longer be the case, perhaps even never again.  We will probably shun people and may even become somewhat like hermits.  I shudder about thinking of flying with hundreds of people confined to a small space and with the air being recirculated.  We were planning a trip to Europe in September, but now we would not consider it even if we are paid for it.  At this stage the virus has such psychological effects on us even if we only really hear about it.  How much more once deaths becomes a daily reality for us.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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18 Apr 2020 @ 17:08:03 pm
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Hi Fred I agree ,we came back early  a month ago after visiting our children in NZ and Australia .

Return journey 2 + 14 hours in a tube ( a FULL 747) having to use the toilets etc. Than the stress at home to see if you have been infected or not . So far so good.

Not ever again , I am finished with flying and caravanning  for some time to come.

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18 Apr 2020 @ 20:42:19 pm
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My kinders in Frankryk sou nou Julie kom kuier het, die in Saudi Arabia sou Augustus kom.

Nou moet ek wag tot volgende jaar, dis as als reg is.

 

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

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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19 Apr 2020 @ 06:08:49 am
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Well according to the WHO you more likely to die of other less obvious and more lethal means than the scamdemic virus!!! Caravanning and the outdoors are more likely to save your life or even extended it!!! Maybe it’s the lies they want us to believe - evidence proves otherwise. Fact is we are all going to die - but how? - we don’t know! - so stop worrying about how your are going to die and concentrate on enjoying what life you have remaining - by the grace of God - go caravanning and get outdoors!!!!

Slower and lower is better than higher and faster!
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19 Apr 2020 @ 06:52:13 am
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Well according to the WHO you more likely to die of other less obvious and more lethal means than the scamdemic virus!!! Caravanning and the outdoors are more likely to save your life or even extended it!!! Maybe it’s the lies they want us to believe - evidence proves otherwise. Fact is we are all going to die - but how? - we don’t know! - so stop worrying about how your are going to die and concentrate on enjoying what life you have remaining - by the grace of God - go caravanning and get outdoors!!!!

As mens na daai getalle kyk was dit amper 60,000 mense vir 95 dae. Vandag sit ons met oor die 160,000 covid19 gevalle.....meer as 100,000 sterftes in 14 dae. Wys mens die tempo waarmee Corona sterftes toeneem

Eerste 95 dae van 2020 gemiddeld 623 sterftes per dag. Laaste 14 dae gemiddeld 7,253 sterftes per dag. 

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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19 Apr 2020 @ 07:30:55 am
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https://youtu.be/K_b4hEZDJkE

 

Slower and lower is better than higher and faster!
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19 Apr 2020 @ 09:50:29 am
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If you warried you died, if you don't warry you also dies, so why you warried.

 

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

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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19 Apr 2020 @ 23:14:01 pm
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Well according to the WHO you more likely to die of other less obvious and more lethal means than the scamdemic virus!!! Caravanning and the outdoors are more likely to save your life or even extended it!!! Maybe it’s the lies they want us to believe - evidence proves otherwise. Fact is we are all going to die - but how? - we don’t know! - so stop worrying about how your are going to die and concentrate on enjoying what life you have remaining - by the grace of God - go caravanning and get outdoors!!!!

These are very worrying times and these statistics show that there are a lot more areas that we should be equally, if not more concerned about than just Covid 19.

Problem is,  we are only concerned with what touches us directly. 

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27 Apr 2020 @ 12:29:51 pm
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I have not checked in here for a while.  I have been scouring all the documents on the lock down that I could find and it looks like campsites will only be able to open at level 1 anyway and this could be a long time in coming.

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27 Apr 2020 @ 13:27:57 pm
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