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30 Jan 2020 @ 09:34:31 am
Vidor
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Hi Everyone, thanks for allowing me to join this forum.

I have been camping twice in my life, but basically a fri/sat night with some friends who introduced me to camping.

This weekend I will be going on my first "real" camping trip. I have gathered equipment over the months.

I will be going to Mahai in the Drakensburg, and hope to have a wonderful time. The reason I chose this campsite, is because my whole life I have always wanted to see the Drakensburg Amphitheater. I can't wait. I ahve looked at past posts on Mahai and it seems to be a great place.

 

I will post some updated photos of the campsite upon my return.

 

Regards, D.

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30 Jan 2020 @ 09:36:59 am
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Welcome on the forum. Hope you enjoy your camping trip. May there be many more.

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30 Jan 2020 @ 09:46:36 am
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Welcome Vidor. The Drakensberg is awesome. Enjoy!

The Happy Campers.
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30 Jan 2020 @ 12:20:08 pm
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Welkom Vidor op die beste kamp forum in die land 👍

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30 Jan 2020 @ 12:36:42 pm
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Welkom hier. Geniet jou eerste avontuur.

 

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

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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30 Jan 2020 @ 12:45:18 pm
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Douglas welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of camping. Have a wonderful time at Mahai and enjoy the hikes. Looking forward to your photos. 

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30 Jan 2020 @ 13:24:48 pm
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Welcome. This is going to be the first of many. Enjoy Mahai...

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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30 Jan 2020 @ 18:38:46 pm
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Welcome on the forum Vidor. May all work out well. You seem to have taken time to get all the things you need. May you remember this camp for ever because of the enjoyment. 

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30 Jan 2020 @ 19:04:50 pm
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Welkom Vidor en kamp n hond uit n bos daar by die berge

Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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30 Jan 2020 @ 20:57:56 pm
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Welkom,as jy iets van kamp  wil weet,hier sal jy die beste advies kry.Geniet jou eerste kampsessie

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31 Jan 2020 @ 07:33:28 am
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Welcome from me as well.  I hope you have a fantastic trip the first of many more to come.  Will you be by yourself or are there a missus traveling with?

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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31 Jan 2020 @ 10:59:29 am
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Douglas if you are moderately fit you must go via Kwakwa to the parking lot and do the hike up the chain ladder to the top of the Ampitheatre. It takes about 3 -4 hours if i remember right. Being a new camper you are probably young enough to do it.

Its something that should be on a persons bucket list like going up Sani Pass and swimming with the dolphins in Saldana bay. We actually hiked up and camped in the snow overnight and nearly died of hypothermia it was so cold.

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31 Jan 2020 @ 11:18:01 am
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Hi, thanks everyone for the welcoming messages and information. I will be travelling with my partner. @PaddyandPaul, that is one of my plans, to go to the top of the Amphitheatre. 

 

Well, I guess not all new campers are young :D

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03 Mar 2020 @ 15:31:04 pm
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Hi, as promised (bit late) some photos taken in February of Mahai Camp Site and the mountains around it.

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03 Mar 2020 @ 16:33:59 pm
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Hi, as promised (bit late) some photos taken in February of Mahai Camp Site and the mountains around it.

Dankie vir die deel. Hopenlik was hierdie jou 1ste van baie! Darem pragtig groen daar. Kampeer terein lyk so lekker rustig en stil....eks gewoond aan Desember bevolking. As jy weer berge toe wil gaan, oorweeg Monks Cowl....dis ook pragtig daar met Dragons Peak daar naby....ook deel van kznwildlife. Ek het fotos hier geplaas in Januarie. Kon julle darem afkoel in die Cascades? 

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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04 Mar 2020 @ 06:35:10 am
Vidor
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Hi Relaxed Camper.

 

Ja, ek wil weer gaan volgende jaar, sele tyd.

Dit was baie ontspannend en stil, en selfs nadat ons elke dag ongeveer 18-20 km gestap het, was daar nog meer staptogte wat ons misgeloop het. Die truuk was om vroeg, 06:00 die laaste, te vertrek om die laataand-storte te mis. Ek sal ook na Monks Crowl kyk, altyd meer 'n fan van die berge as die strand. ja, dit was baie lekker om in die kaskades af te koel.
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04 Mar 2020 @ 06:49:35 am
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Hi Relaxed Camper.

 

Ja, ek wil weer gaan volgende jaar, sele tyd.

Dit was baie ontspannend en stil, en selfs nadat ons elke dag ongeveer 18-20 km gestap het, was daar nog meer staptogte wat ons misgeloop het. Die truuk was om vroeg, 06:00 die laaste, te vertrek om die laataand-storte te mis. Ek sal ook na Monks Crowl kyk, altyd meer 'n fan van die berge as die strand. ja, dit was baie lekker om in die kaskades af te koel.

Monks Cowl is baie dieselfde idee as Mahai. Ook n vertrek punt van baie staproetes....so jy bly lekker op vertrek punt

 

Click op onderstaande link om na fotos en terugvoering van Monks Cowl te gaan

https://www.caravanparks.com/35.Caravan-Camping-Forums-Monks-Cowl-Terugvoering.htm?forumaction=1&loadcategory=2522&loadpost=250063920&highlight=Monks%20Cowl%20-%20Terugvoering#ForumsAnchor

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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