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13 Oct 2017 @ 21:49:07 pm
Malcolm
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When you go into a small town is it difficult to find a parking that can accomodate the combonation. Also in the caravan parks is it safe to leave the van and go shopping etc.
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14 Oct 2017 @ 07:01:52 am
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Hi Malcolm what I normally do in a small town, is find the SPAR or which ever chainstore there is, and park in two parkings my vehicle in one and the van in the other. I normally stay at the van while the wife dose the shopping. At the caravan park, I allways get to know the cleaning staff make "frends" with them and when I go somewhere I ask them to keep an eye and allways either give them a few bucks or bring something back for them for there effort. (a 2lt cold drink or such) 

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14 Oct 2017 @ 08:14:46 am
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Ons gaan doen gewoonlik nie inkopies met die wa gehaak nie. Ons sal eers na die oord gaan en alles opslaan en daarna na die winkels toe gaan om inkopies te doen. Met veiligheid in die kamp....ons sal nie sommer in n oord bespreek wat "dodgy" lyk of al n reputasie het van onveilig of waar gereeld diefstal plaasvind nie. As jy onseker voel oor n sekere oord kan jy altyd hier vra hoe dit daar is...lede deel graag hul ervarings
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14 Oct 2017 @ 10:23:43 am
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Bake Frankie, Jan n men's die "ratings" Anbar met resort van veiligheid en die badkamsts ens?
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14 Oct 2017 @ 10:25:42 am
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Baie dankie jammer die sel verander die teks
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14 Oct 2017 @ 10:26:57 am
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Back Packer: is it normally safe to leave the van in the resort unattended?
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14 Oct 2017 @ 10:50:22 am
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As See Liefhebber mentioned above, make sure you only go to resorts where there is security. But then safety is relative there may be security at a resort, but then the workers or other campers or people in the area could get into the resort and do dammage or steal. If one dose the necessary to secure ones posessions, like put all loose theings like chairs ketels etc away in the van when you go away all should be safe.

We have often camped in the Kruger, Eiland and other resorts where we have left the van for a day and nothing was dieturbed or taken. This is where the relationship between us and staff was established, believe me they do keep an eye if you ask them.

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14 Oct 2017 @ 12:48:58 pm
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hi all, my name is Lena)) I am a new member here )) thanks for your post , nice to meet you all here, in this web site
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14 Oct 2017 @ 12:54:33 pm
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Hi Lena01 welcome here, all the way from Aus

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14 Oct 2017 @ 15:43:10 pm
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We also do our shopping before we leave or after setting up our camp site.
If we go to an unknown resort, we normally take the mobile alarm with, but touch wood, we never had problems with the unwanted.
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14 Oct 2017 @ 17:33:36 pm
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We normally take enough supplies for 2 days so we can settle camp before we have to go shopping.
This site gives a very good idea of camp security in the ratings part. It also helps to read the recent comments on a park, or as was said above, just ask on this forum, you will very soon have enough info to take your decision.
Go for it! Camping is life.
Jesus saves all who do the will of the Father Matt 7:21-23
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14 Oct 2017 @ 21:30:00 pm
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When you go into a small town is it difficult to find a parking that can accomodate the combonation. Also in the caravan parks is it safe to leave the van and go shopping etc.

Malcolm I think this is a matter of choice. We take most food stuff along but if there is a supermarket close by we will set up camp 1st. Otherwise I would also stay at the caravan while Sue does the shopping. At times I might drop her off and look for parking that suits. Sometimes I stop at a garage with space for trucks refueling. There is normally drivers resting as well. I like to stop every hour when travelling with the caravan.

 

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15 Oct 2017 @ 16:37:57 pm
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Hi
Gaan dit ook oor stop langs die pad vir n ontbyt of n koffietjie.
Eenstop by Colesberg het nogal n gawe parkering vir so n geval. So ook is daar talle ander. Kroonstad se Shell garage.
I love camping all year round
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16 Oct 2017 @ 06:42:06 am
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Ek kyk maar rond en som die situasie op. As daar klomp mense net rond staan en niks doen nie sal ek maar 'n ogie oor die wa hou. Anders stap ek saam en pak my eie pakkie chips in.
Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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