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09 Jun 2020 @ 10:46:59 am
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Mountain Splendour?

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09 Jun 2020 @ 12:03:28 pm
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Mountain Splendour?

Amper....sy bure

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09 Jun 2020 @ 12:32:50 pm
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Wys jou net dat ek nie die Drakensberg-omgewing ken nie. Daarom lyk die vir my soos die Badplaas-omgewing.

Dan moet dit seker Dragon Peaks wees.

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09 Jun 2020 @ 13:01:21 pm
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Wys jou net dat ek nie die Drakensberg-omgewing ken nie. Daarom lyk die vir my soos die Badplaas-omgewing.

Dan moet dit seker Dragon Peaks wees.

Dis reg.....DRAGONS PEAK

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09 Jun 2020 @ 13:49:08 pm
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Aah, tricky. This is our proposed stop back from Kruger. Have seen the website but don't see Champagne Castle from this angle which threw me off the scent. This is close to the Boys' Choir territory, is it not?

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09 Jun 2020 @ 13:53:04 pm
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Aah, tricky. This is our proposed stop back from Kruger. Have seen the website but don't see Champagne Castle from this angle which threw me off the scent. This is close to the Boys' Choir territory, is it not?

Yes...Drakensberg boys choir is just outside the park next to the supermarket 

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09 Jun 2020 @ 13:55:41 pm
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On our last trip to The Baths in Citrusdal, we met a retired couple from Toti who recommended this resort to us. It is one of their regular getaway spots as its vistas are breathtaking. Lovely stuff!

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09 Jun 2020 @ 13:59:31 pm
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Awesome. May pull in for an acapella jam session when we visit there.....cool

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10 Jun 2020 @ 07:50:24 am
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Dis reg.....DRAGONS PEAK

Foto was geneem vanaf Falcon Ridge.....Hoogs aanbeveel om daar te gaan inloer tydens jou besoek aan die omgewing

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10 Jun 2020 @ 08:42:35 am
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Good to know. Ta.

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10 Jun 2020 @ 09:04:26 am
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Waar's ek nou??

 

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10 Jun 2020 @ 15:08:58 pm
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Victoria West? Memory is not what it used to be. Have seen this place while googling a Karoo trip which never materialised...

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10 Jun 2020 @ 15:43:47 pm
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Kambro Britstown?

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10 Jun 2020 @ 16:29:48 pm
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Spot-on Harv. Great overnight place. I've never camped there, but stayed over a number of times in their chalets. The road stall, where you can also enjoy meals, was voted 2nd best road stall a number of years ago by readers of Weg magazine.

If you stay over in the chalets, you are welcomed with a freshly baked farm bread on arrival. We never drive past Kambro, even just for a coffee, when we travel the N12.

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10 Jun 2020 @ 17:30:50 pm
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Good show! Maybe that proposed Great/Little Karoo holiday plan needs reviving. Carnarvon, Wlliston.Loxton, Vic West, Britstown, Bloem, Gariep, Nieu-Bethesda then R62 home. Thanks Chris!

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10 Jun 2020 @ 20:12:38 pm
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Spot-on Harv. Great overnight place. I've never camped there, but stayed over a number of times in their chalets. The road stall, where you can also enjoy meals, was voted 2nd best road stall a number of years ago by readers of Weg magazine.

If you stay over in the chalets, you are welcomed with a freshly baked farm bread on arrival. We never drive past Kambro, even just for a coffee, when we travel the N12.

Ek hou van daai brood idee.....baie oulik

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13 Jun 2020 @ 19:59:52 pm
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Another low-key spot...

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13 Jun 2020 @ 20:25:56 pm
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Harv - this time you've got me. I'm totally bowled. Montagu vicinity??

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13 Jun 2020 @ 20:46:54 pm
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Harv let me try. The Baths. I was never there but read an article in one of the camping magazines that matched your photos. Only my guess. 

Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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13 Jun 2020 @ 22:44:16 pm
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Harv - this time you've got me. I'm totally bowled. Montagu vicinity??

Montago Guano cave?

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14 Jun 2020 @ 12:04:24 pm
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En waar's die klein juweeltjie?

 

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14 Jun 2020 @ 13:36:50 pm
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Chris: Bullseye! Guano Caves, about 6kms out of town from Montagu on the R62. Cold and heated pools. Short walk down that path from campsite to 3 pools, braai pit and boma with wooden tables and benches. The cave is in that ravine, so a bit of a hike which I never did. Penned animals for the kids to get to know. 

 

 

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14 Jun 2020 @ 13:44:08 pm
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Vegetation doesn't look local. Karoo or Vaalieland maybe. Haven't the foggiest. River something north of Bloem?

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14 Jun 2020 @ 14:06:34 pm
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Mokala South of Kimberley? Looks jacked, like private reserve or NP...

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14 Jun 2020 @ 14:13:13 pm
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En waar's die klein juweeltjie?

 

Nossob?

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14 Jun 2020 @ 14:21:37 pm
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Yip - Motswedi campsite in Mokala National Park.

Never camped there myself, but stayed numerous times at Mosu Lodge when I still worked. It was the ideal base to work from when I visited customers in Douglas and Modderrivier.

Mokala - in my opinion one of the best National Parks in SA.

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14 Jun 2020 @ 15:11:25 pm
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Die mense wat al hier was sal gou die oord herken....restaurant op oord se uitsig oor die watergat. Lekker naby vir ons Pretorianers

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14 Jun 2020 @ 18:27:26 pm
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Met hierdie een kan ek nie "saamspeel" nie. Nie 'n "clue" waar dit is nie.

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14 Jun 2020 @ 18:35:13 pm
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Not a sausage...

Chris, that Mokala site is unfenced is it not? A bloke from my pub spent a few weeks there a few months ago. He can't speak highly enough of the place. He loves his solitude.

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14 Jun 2020 @ 19:04:05 pm
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Die mense wat al hier was sal gou die oord herken....restaurant op oord se uitsig oor die watergat. Lekker naby vir ons Pretorianers

Wilde raaiskoot - een van die Dinokeng kampe of dalk naby Cullinan?

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14 Jun 2020 @ 19:12:55 pm
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Wilde raaiskoot - een van die Dinokeng kampe of dalk naby Cullinan?

Ja Pieter....dis Tshikwalo game lodge in Dinokeng. Lekker kleinerige kamp. Olifante is lief om n draai te kom maak in daai omgewing.

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14 Jun 2020 @ 19:28:25 pm
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Ek het toevallig vroeër vanmiddig probeer kyk of n dagtrippie na Dinokeng die moeite / geld werd is.

Watter kampe kan jy aanbeveel vir kamp? Ek het gelees van geraas naby een van die kampe, maar kan nie onthou watter een dit is of waar ek dit gelees het nie.

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Ek het toevallig vroeër vanmiddig probeer kyk of n dagtrippie na Dinokeng die moeite / geld werd is.

Watter kampe kan jy aanbeveel vir kamp? Ek het gelees van geraas naby een van die kampe, maar kan nie onthou watter een dit is of waar ek dit gelees het nie.

De Rust is die een waar jy lawaai van lokasie en hoofweg hoor. As jy rustig natuur wil geniet is Willemsrus goeie opsie. Ons het Elephant waterhole ook geniet, maar met tent gegaan....pad nie 100% vir padwa nie. Dinokeng resort het weer baie om te doen vir kinders, is net buite reservaat. Almega is ook netjies...ook buite reservaat self

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14 Jun 2020 @ 19:46:45 pm
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Thanx vir die info, sal bietjie gaan loer.

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14 Jun 2020 @ 19:51:27 pm
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Thanx vir die info, sal bietjie gaan loer.

Ek wou as hulle oopmaak by Tamboti vreugde gaan inloer het, maar met daai verhoogte selfdrive prys en conservation fees raak dit rof.....R490 bo op jou kampeer prys wat dit R1000 n dag maak. 

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14 Jun 2020 @ 21:18:25 pm
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Genade, dit is bietjie rof ja surprised

 

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15 Jun 2020 @ 07:25:19 am
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Ek het slegs ervaring van Almega. Gesien vanuit 'n netheids- en geriefsoogpunt kan ek net sê: "Puik!" Ons het verlede jaar 2 nagte daar oorgestaan oppad wildtuin toe.

Harv - yes, Motswedi camp site (like Mosu- & Lilydale Lodges) in Mokala, is "unfenced". Just a low (about knee-high) single electric wire around the camp to keep the more dangerous game (buffaloes and rhinos) out of the camp.

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15 Jun 2020 @ 08:45:51 am
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Ek het slegs ervaring van Almega. Gesien vanuit 'n netheids- en geriefsoogpunt kan ek net sê: "Puik!" Ons het verlede jaar 2 nagte daar oorgestaan oppad wildtuin toe.

Harv - yes, Motswedi camp site (like Mosu- & Lilydale Lodges) in Mokala, is "unfenced". Just a low (about knee-high) single electric wire around the camp to keep the more dangerous game (buffaloes and rhinos) out of the camp.

It is amazing that the single wire keeps the large animals out. I have seen at one of the lodges in Sabi Sabi how the elephant stands on the other side not daring to cross.

 

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15 Jun 2020 @ 10:27:24 am
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Daar waar jy kamp in die skadu van appelkoosbome - en die ganse voortdurend kom bedel vir kos. Na my mening een van die bestes in die Wes-Kaap.

 

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15 Jun 2020 @ 14:30:41 pm
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Nice Chris, another must try, no idea....

 

This thread is certainly showing lots of future options, thanks all ....

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15 Jun 2020 @ 14:40:03 pm
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Montagu. One of my top 5. The Kotzes run Silwerstrand in Robertson too. They know their oats....

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15 Jun 2020 @ 14:56:26 pm
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Top 5 in no particular order:

Letaba, Bonnievale River Lodge, The Baths, Lake Pleasant, Montagu.

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15 Jun 2020 @ 15:05:17 pm
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Harv - It is obvious one cannot corner you with campsites in the Western Cape. Montagu it is indeed.

Let's go a bit outside South African borders, but popular among South Africans.

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15 Jun 2020 @ 16:06:17 pm
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My achilles heel. Never travelled outside the borders. A potshot: Etosha or Caprivi? Flat as a pancake as far as topography goes....

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15 Jun 2020 @ 18:07:16 pm
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Lyk vir my soos die watergat by  Namotoni in Etosha.

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15 Jun 2020 @ 18:58:21 pm
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Jy's reg Jan - Namutoni.

In other words - Harv, you were correct about Etosha.

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15 Jun 2020 @ 22:40:17 pm
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A fluke.

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16 Jun 2020 @ 06:25:33 am
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Waar?

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16 Jun 2020 @ 07:17:59 am
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Huh-uhh. Jy slaan my vir 'n 6. Brits-omgewing - raai ek.

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16 Jun 2020 @ 12:43:16 pm
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Huh-uhh. Jy slaan my vir 'n 6. Brits-omgewing - raai ek.

Ja...dis Brits omgewing

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16 Jun 2020 @ 14:05:09 pm
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Out of my league. No idea.

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17 Jun 2020 @ 12:07:40 pm
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Huh-uhh. Jy slaan my vir 'n 6. Brits-omgewing - raai ek.

Ja....dis Dube naby Brits. Een van die heerlikste velde om in te stap en wild te gaan kyk....die wild is volop

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17 Jun 2020 @ 12:48:37 pm
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Die enigste oord in Noordwes wat ek ken is ATKV Buffelspoort - waarvoor ek nogal lief is. In my werksdae het ek by twee of drie geleenthede by Aeroden Lodge oorgeslaap in die chalets. Nooit by laasgenoemde gekamp nie, maar dit wat ek destyds daar gesien het van hulle kampeer-staanplekke, is baie netjies. Ek sou met 'n geruste hart daar gaan kampeer.

Al ander oord in Noordwes waar ek al oorgestaan het (slegs vir 1 aand oppad noorde toe) is Rietspruitdam. Inderwaarheid was ek twee keer daar - my eerste en my laaste keer. Beslis nie "my-cup-of-tea" nie.

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17 Jun 2020 @ 13:07:12 pm
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Toe ek hierdie foto's geneem het, het ek weliswaar nie daar gekamp nie (alhoewel ek dit al verskeie kere gedoen het). Maar waar bevind ek my? Maklike een.

 

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17 Jun 2020 @ 16:43:11 pm
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Letaba?

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17 Jun 2020 @ 17:57:01 pm
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Letaba!

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17 Jun 2020 @ 18:31:14 pm
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Yip - Letaba. In my opinion one of the most beautiful camps in Kruger.

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17 Jun 2020 @ 20:40:00 pm
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My favourite campsite in the park too. Never tried Balule, Maroela or Tsendze though.

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17 Jun 2020 @ 20:49:02 pm
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And this?

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Sorry! Double posted the previous place...

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Wild guess....Silwerstrand?

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No. But also on the Breede....

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Bonnievale?

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Correct. Riggton Farm Resort,1km away from Bonnievale River Lodge (earlier in this thread) on the opposite bank. There is an open grass site beyond the trees with brick braais for caravans. Worth a visit in my opinion. Wel gedaan!

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One of my favourites....

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Lower Sabie

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No-one had a go at the spot prior to Riggton yet. Probably equidistant from Cape Town and Vaalieland. Probably further from Durban....

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Lower Sabie

πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘spot=on

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Sorry. That should read "post Riggton".

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Seems it's game over folks. Last one was Augrabies. Smell you later.....stay safe. sealed

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Seems it's game over folks. Last one was Augrabies. Smell you later.....stay safe. sealed

Sorry Harv....I didn't saw your last one.....that's why I posted the Lower Sabie one...... Apologies 

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I was under the impression that both posts' photos were from Riggton. 

Having a closer look now, I recognize Augrabies' camp site - where there is more baboon and monkeys than humans. Last time I was there, even the main door leading to Reception and the shop was kept close with a notice on it: "Please keep doors closed because of monkey problem".

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One of my regular overnight places. On one of my stay-overs I had a real nuisance visitor to my caravan. I had a problem to chase him out. He most probably had an eye on the brandy bottle in front of him.

 

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One of my regular overnight places. On one of my stay-overs I had a real nuisance visitor to my caravan. I had a problem to chase him out. He most probably had an eye on the brandy bottle in front of him.

 

Ek het noudie dag gegoogle vir plekke oppad Stormsrivier toe....dink ek het hierdie plek raak ge-Google.....is dit Forever Gariep?

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Einste Geert.

Ons staan gewoonlik by die sogenaamde "luukse staanplekke" - met privaat ablusies.

Die gewone staanplekke is ook baie netjies met 'n mooi versorgde ablusieblok. Laasgenoemde is egter in die een hoek van die kampeerterrein - 'n hele ent van die gelyk staanplekke nader aan die oewer. En die staanplekke nader aan die ablusieblok is ongelukkig taamlik skuins.

Maar in die geheel gesien - 'n netjiese oord.

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Die Gautengers ken waarskynlik hierdie park. Ons het dit al enkele kere as oorstaanplek gebruik hetsy op pad wildtuin toe of op pad terug. Dit is gewoonlik in die wintermaande. O dêmmit - hier het ons al koud gekry.

 

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Sorry about the confusion between the photos, Chris. Also struggled to find the thread. Thought is was being shut down. Augrabies seemed to have the baboon issue under control in 2018 when we visited. They regularly trapped the leaders and moved them along, but the vervets felt the wrath of my catty a few times after stealing our chips. They learnt their lesson and stayed away after that.....

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Chris: That pied crow/starling knows it's good stuff. Heh heh heh! Looks like KWV....

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One of my regular overnight places. On one of my stay-overs I had a real nuisance visitor to my caravan. I had a problem to chase him out. He most probably had an eye on the brandy bottle in front of him.

 

We have overnighted there twice. Second time we had a refurbished unit which was superior to the first time.

But, most stands seem to be sloped. Tree branches were too low for a standard caravan.

Both times we arrived in the dark so battled a little  to get in.

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Harv - you are correct about the brand of the brandy - KWV.

But the photos on my last input was taken at Klub Koppisol outside Vereeniging. A neat resort, but oh, it can get cold there in winter.

Something I did not like was the very early (loud) prayer calls from the nearby mosque. To me not a nice way to be woken early on a cold winter morning. But please - I respect anybody's religion and the culture and traditions accompanies it.

And during the last visit, for some or other reason we did not feel safe - especially when the gate guard came around early evening and told us he's knocking off and gave us his mobile number in case of problems.

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Die Gautengers ken waarskynlik hierdie park. Ons het dit al enkele kere as oorstaanplek gebruik hetsy op pad wildtuin toe of op pad terug. Dit is gewoonlik in die wintermaande. O dêmmit - hier het ons al koud gekry.

 

Dit lyk na n heerlike oord....sal graag n keer daar wil inloer vir n naweek, maar dis die Vrydag JHB verkeer wat my in ander rigting dwing. Daai braaiers lyk of dit nie vir my sal werk nie....gelukkig is my losstaande een altyd byderhand

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Geert - die paar kere wat ons by Klub Koppisol oorgestaan het (elke keer in die winter), haal ons maar ons "Smokey Joe trick" uit - een van die redes hoekom ek nooit weer sonder 'n Weber Smokey Joe wil wees nie. Ek het dus nog nooit hulle geboude braai's gebruik nie.

Ek steek my brikette aan en kuier in die karavaan met ietsie om die innerlike, vir die koue wat daar buite wag, te versterk. Ek en ma kuier om die 'dinette' tafeltjie terwyl ons 'n pot Rummikub speel - met 'n waaier-verwarmertjie wat die karavaan lekker snoesig maak.

As dit by braaityd kom, gaan sit ek in die karavaandeur se kosyn en skuif die Smokey Joe nader sodat dit binne "sit-bereik" van my af is - amper tussen my bene. Met dit hitte van voor af en die waaier-verwarmer se hitte van agter af, braai ek alte lekker terwyl ek en ma nog lekker met mekaar kan gesels.

Die Smokey Joe was al menige keer 'n "life saver" as dit by braai kom. Enkele jare gelede toe ons in Namutoni (Etosha) in 'n chalet gebly het, het dit daar die een aand water geval asof die hemel se sluise oopgemaak het. Ek het my Smokey Joe onder die chalet se stoep-afdak aangesteek en heerlik gebraai terwyl daar nie 'n teken van 'n ander braaivuur in die kamp was nie.

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Hierdie was ook net 'n een-nag oorstaanplek gewees. Die ouens daar bo uit die noorde sal dit dalk herken. Ek het al 'n mate van negatiewe kommentaar oor die plek gelees, maar ons het dit netjies en aangenaam gevind. Ek sal graag weer daar gaan oorstaan - dalk selfs langer kamp.

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Hierdie was ook net 'n een-nag oorstaanplek gewees. Die ouens daar bo uit die noorde sal dit dalk herken. Ek het al 'n mate van negatiewe kommentaar oor die plek gelees, maar ons het dit netjies en aangenaam gevind. Ek sal graag weer daar gaan oorstaan - dalk selfs langer kamp.

Swembad met tuin lyk bekend....Mabalingwe?

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Dis hy Geert. Dit was al in 2006 - vandaar nog die blou Mazda 2.5TD. En sedertdien dreig ek om weer Mabalingwe toe te gaan, maar as ek my kom kry dan eindig ek by Klein-Kariba op.

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En ken julle dié een? Die foto's mag dalk 'n bietjie té kripties wees.

 

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Dis hy Geert. Dit was al in 2006 - vandaar nog die blou Mazda 2.5TD. En sedertdien dreig ek om weer Mabalingwe toe te gaan, maar as ek my kom kry dan eindig ek by Klein-Kariba op.

Ek was laas daar in 2001....het toe met n tent gekamp. Daar was heelaand torre of miskruiers onder ons tent gewees wat dan kort kort krapgeluide teen tent se onderkant maak soos hulle rondbeweeg. Dit was nie n baie lekker aand nie. Van daai tyd het ons nooit weer daaroor gesels om soontoe te gaan nie. Miskien maar weer oorweeg. Dis egter redelik ver uit vanaf N1 om net te oornag. Ek weet nie of u al daar was nie, maar Sondêla is miskien ook n goeie opsie vir oornag en is basies langs die hoofweg.

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Nee Geert, was nog nooit by Sondela nie. My suster-hulle praat met groot lof oor Sondela.

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Nee Geert, was nog nooit by Sondela nie. My suster-hulle praat met groot lof oor Sondela.

Ek was self baie lanklaas daar. Ek weet nie of hulle dit nou nog doen nie, maar as jy daar aankom kry jy n gratis sak hout, gratis sak ys en komplimentere kaartjies om op hul trekker en sleepwa n wildsbesigtigings toer te gaan doen. 

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En ken julle dié een? Die foto's mag dalk 'n bietjie té kripties wees.

 

Witsand. Het die pad aangedurf met die Classique teen 10 km/uur. Net oor die 4 ure geneem van waar jy van die teerpad afdraai tot by die oord.

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I would haveguessed Kalahari and Red Sands (not that I know of such a site)

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Witsand. Het die pad aangedurf met die Classique teen 10 km/uur. Net oor die 4 ure geneem van waar jy van die teerpad afdraai tot by die oord.

Jy's reg HM. Maar jy't vir wragtig baie kans gesien om met 'n Classique daardie pad aan te durf. Ons het in 2007 in een van hulle "grand" huise (teen 'n uitstekende mid-week tarief) gebly vir 2 nagte op pad Kgalagadi toe.

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Richard - I'm taking a wild guess - Tshipise?

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Correct Chris, empty in October, one morning we were down to 2 campsites occupied.

It is full 300 odd sites during winter.

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I've been to Tshipise once - only as a stop-over for one night, on my way to Punda via Pafuri gate. But it was during peak season and we battled to find a site for the night. I plan to do the same route next May (if we can go camping then😷).

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Geert - die paar kere wat ons by Klub Koppisol oorgestaan het (elke keer in die winter), haal ons maar ons "Smokey Joe trick" uit - een van die redes hoekom ek nooit weer sonder 'n Weber Smokey Joe wil wees nie. Ek het dus nog nooit hulle geboude braai's gebruik nie.

Ek steek my brikette aan en kuier in die karavaan met ietsie om die innerlike, vir die koue wat daar buite wag, te versterk. Ek en ma kuier om die 'dinette' tafeltjie terwyl ons 'n pot Rummikub speel - met 'n waaier-verwarmertjie wat die karavaan lekker snoesig maak.

As dit by braaityd kom, gaan sit ek in die karavaandeur se kosyn en skuif die Smokey Joe nader sodat dit binne "sit-bereik" van my af is - amper tussen my bene. Met dit hitte van voor af en die waaier-verwarmer se hitte van agter af, braai ek alte lekker terwyl ek en ma nog lekker met mekaar kan gesels.

Die Smokey Joe was al menige keer 'n "life saver" as dit by braai kom. Enkele jare gelede toe ons in Namutoni (Etosha) in 'n chalet gebly het, het dit daar die een aand water geval asof die hemel se sluise oopgemaak het. Ek het my Smokey Joe onder die chalet se stoep-afdak aangesteek en heerlik gebraai terwyl daar nie 'n teken van 'n ander braaivuur in die kamp was nie.

Jy vertel dit so lekker...πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

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I would haveguessed Kalahari and Red Sands (not that I know of such a site)

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Ek sal nog eendag graag n draai wil maak by hierdie oord

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Jy's reg HM. Maar jy't vir wragtig baie kans gesien om met 'n Classique daardie pad aan te durf. Ons het in 2007 in een van hulle "grand" huise (teen 'n uitstekende mid-week tarief) gebly vir 2 nagte op pad Kgalagadi toe.

Het amper omgedraai na die eerste km. Besluit om aan te ry na ek alles wat oop en toe kan maak in die wa met duct tape vas te plak. Gereeld stil gehou en alles nagegaan om seker te maak niks kom los nie.

Het op die staanplek in jou foto gestaan. Elke aand het die muskeljaatkat gekom om saam te eet.  

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Nog 'n lekker oord om by te kuier. Ken jy dit? Daar waar die mikstert byevangers só mak is dat hulle langs jou op die tafel in die karavaan kom sit en jou kaas van jou roosterbrood af pik - of daar waar die bosvarke snags jou vullisdrom kom omgooi.

 

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Nog 'n lekker oord om by te kuier. Ken jy dit? Daar waar die mikstert byevangers só mak is dat hulle langs jou op die tafel in die karavaan kom sit en jou kaas van jou roosterbrood af pik - of daar waar die bosvarke snags jou vullisdrom kom omgooi.

 

Lyk soos Ebb and Flow by Wilderness.

 

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Net soos jy sê HM. Een van daardie lekker rustige plekke (Desember-vakansies uitgesluit). Dit is naby die see, bied uitstekende staproetes in die inheemse woude, kano's te huur waarmee jy ver in die Touwrivier kan oproei, wonderlike voëllewe en, en, en....... Ons kamp graag daar buite-seisoen.

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Kom ons beweeg weer 'n bietjie noord - Bela-Bela omgewing. Dalk nie 'n maklike een nie. Ons het in 2014 hier oorgestaan vir een aand - op pad terug vanaf Eiland Spa huis toe. Dit was 'n Saterdagaand en die meer bekende plekke in daardie omgewing wou gehad het ons moes vir die hele naweek bespreek. Oulike plek gewees. Die ou makkerige njalabul wat daar rondgestap het was nogal mooi. Interessante pypwerk in die badkamers gewees.

 

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Lyk lekker rustig daar in die bosveld. 

Wag vir die Gautengers vir die een. Kom Geert!

 

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Geert - jou ou doring!! San Cha Len is dit gewis.

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Geert - jou ou doring!! San Cha Len is dit gewis.

Ek ken basies die plek net vanaf n paar fotos, maar het nog nie daar my tentpenne gaan ingeslaan nie. Sou jy die plek aanbeveel vir n naweek wegbreek?

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Ebb and Flow: the guinea fowl jumping in my lap to steal some braai food, the louries pretty conspicuous considering they are shy by nature, African fish eagle calls and sightings and as you say, drongos, eating off plates and by hand! A paradise for sure....

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Ek ken basies die plek net vanaf n paar fotos, maar het nog nie daar my tentpenne gaan ingeslaan nie. Sou jy die plek aanbeveel vir n naweek wegbreek?

Geert - ek reken as jy net rustigheid vir 'n naweek-wegbreek soek, is San Cha Len 'n goeie opsie. Die bietjie wat ek daarvan gesien het (slegs 'n oornagplek gewees) is dit nie die tipe van plek vir kinders (of volwassenes) wat altiwiteite verlang nie.

Persoonlik sal ek lekker daar kuier vir 2 of 3 nagte. Dit wat ek gesien het, was netjies.

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Ebb and Flow: the guinea fowl jumping in my lap to steal some braai food, the louries pretty conspicuous considering they are shy by nature, African fish eagle calls and sightings and as you say, drongos, eating off plates and by hand! A paradise for sure....

Harv - Ebb & Flow is surely a bird lover's paradise. It is the only place where I've seen a pair of Narina Trogons. We went rowing upstream on the river with a rented cano - to the very furthest point where you can row. There we used the small pontoon that you have to operate yourself to cross the river. We then walked up to the waterfall. While walking, we saw bushbuck and baboons. Rowing back to camp, I suddenly saw the bright red of the lower breast of two birds, hiding in a thicket. I had my binocs with me, but not my bird book. I could only ID then once we returned to the caravan. That was a special birding moment for me.

I also have a photo somewhere of a drongo eating out of my wife's hand. Gee, how I long for that part of our country now.

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Sal moet kophou van wat reeds geplaas is.

Ongelukkig net die twee fotos. Goeie plek om te kamp as jy iets wil leer van die Britte, Zulus, Voortrekkers en Boere. 

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Ek skiet 'n wilde raaiskoot - Kwa-Rie by Dundee?

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Naby. Hierdie is op 'n plaas nie te ver van die Bloedrivier Erfenisterrein. Baie slagvelde in die omgewing. Nog 'n wenk.

 

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Dis 'n deel van ons land wat ek glad nie ken nie. Ek het ook maar net gelees van Kwa-Rie en dan weet ek daar is klaarblyklik 'n kampterrein by Bloedrivier. Maar daar stop my "kennis" van dié omgewing.

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Jy is reg Geert. Ek self was lank laas daar. Baie rustig met n bass dam en naby aan die slagvelde vir die wat daarin belangstel.

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Hierdie een kan dalk 'n bietjie moeiliker wees. Daarom gee ek 'n leidraad - dit is in die Beaufort-Wes omgewing.

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Wagon Wheels?  Narina trogons! you lucky fish! never seen one myself. Is Battlefields or Kwa-Rie better situated for trips to Rorke's Drift, Blood River site an Islwandla? Will one day cover all 3 drives or do I need 2?

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Nope. Not Wagon Wheel, but between Beaufort West and Three Sisters.

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Chris is dit nie Steenbokkie nie? Ekself was nog nooit daar nie maar volgens jou aanwysings kan dit daar wees.

 

 

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Piet - nee, dit is The Vale. 'n Netjiese plek sowat 30 km uit Beaufort-Wes - rigting Drie Susters. Dit is 'n gasteplaas met netjiese akkommodasie-geriewe. Hulle bied ook aandetes aan (waarvan ons nie gebruik gemaak het nie).

Hulle "kliphuise" se kombuis- en badkamergeriewe word tot beskikking van kampeerders gestel. Jy parkeer dus jou wa voor die huis se ingang en gebruik die badkamer en kombuisie. Baie netjies ingerig.

Lekker plaasatmosfeer met skape wat blêr, hoenderhaan wat vroegoggend kraai, ganse wat "gesels" en, en, en .....

Ons het vir 'n verandering daar oorgestaan in 2017 - op pad noorde toe. Maar ek moet sê, Karoo Nasionale Park sal my eerste keuse bly. Laasgenoemde is tradisioneel ons eerste en laaste oornagplek as ons tussen die Kaap en die Laeveld reis met die karavaan. Baie keer nie net 'n oornag-staanplek nie - soms breek ons die reis daar sommer vir 'n week (soos verlede jaar). En as ons kán kamp teen daardie tyd, is ons weer daar eerskomende 2 - 11 Oktober.

The Vale is egter 'n uitstekende alternatief. BAIE beter as Steenbokkie.

https://www.thevale.co.za/

 

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Dankie Chris. Susan se neef hulle slaap gewoonlik daar in n huisie oor as hulle van die Kaap af opkom of teruggaan. Hulle praat met groot lof van die plek. Ek was nie bewus dat jy met die karavaan ook daar kan oorstaan nie. Dankie vir die inligting. Dit gebeur soms dat ons net nie Karoo park kan haal nie. Ons het dan maar by Travalia oorgestaan,maar ek verneem nou dat hulle nie meer karavane toelaat nie.

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Piet - Travalia het twee karavaan-staanplekke. Alhoewel ek nog nooit daar met my karavaan oorgestaan het nie, bly ons menige kere daar oor as ons sonder karavaan reis.

Hulle het 'n klein ablusiegerief - netjiese skoon badkamer wat deur mns en vroue gebruik word. Daarom laat hulle net een groep toe per nag. As dit m.a.w. net jy en jou vrou (of familie is) laat hulle nie 'n tweede groep toe nie.

Daar (by Travalia) kan jy waaragtig lekker eet in die aand in hulle eetkamer of jou braaipak met lamstjops, wors, roosterbrood en slaai bestel as jy nie jou eie vleis saamgeneem het nie. En soggens bied hulle padstal 'n uitstekende ontbyt.

 

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Shot Chris! The Vale looks a definite option on my "2 Karoos" trip without Wildcard option. Will Google it shortly.

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Wagon Wheels?  Narina trogons! you lucky fish! never seen one myself. Is Battlefields or Kwa-Rie better situated for trips to Rorke's Drift, Blood River site an Islwandla? Will one day cover all 3 drives or do I need 2?

My opinion is Kwa Rie is better situated. Talana Museum is just out of town and is a must. At least two days otherwise it will be a rush. The restuarant there does a Sunday lunch to die for. Booking essential. 

From there you can also visit the battlefields around Newcastle and Volksrust. (Majuba) Need another day.

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Thanks for the advice Hendrick. Kwa-Rie it is!

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Ek het nie teruggekyk op hierdie draad om te sien of hierdie oord al hierso ge-"feature" het nie. As dit wel die geval was, vra ek om verskoning.

Ons het met ons 2017-trip noorde toe, hier oorgestaan - en dit nogal as goeie oorstaan-opsie ervaar (dalk selfs vir 'n dag of twee langer).

 

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Waarskynlik vertel die twee foto's nie genoeg nie. Of ek het te min inligting gegee.

Aan-die-Oewer by Orania. Netjiese park op die oewer van die Oranjerivier. Die ablusiegeriewe is baie basies, maar uiters skoon. Nogal interessant gewees om die dorpie van nader te beskou.

Die pad tussen Hopetown en Orania is baie begaanbaar vir sleep. Ek moes die volgende dag voor 13:00 by 'n apteek kom (dit was Saterdag) en ons het toe na Vanderkloof gery - interessante dorpie aangrensend aan die Vanderkloofdam. Hier was ook eens 'n netjiese oord waar ons eenkeer in 1998 oorgestaan het. Maar dit het sedertdien verval in 'n plek waar geen ordentlike mens wil gaan kamp nie.

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Is dit binne die grense van Orania self?

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Is dit binne die grense van Orania self?

Ja, dit is. Jy draai by die dorpie in, ry deur die strate tussen die huise deur tot by die oord teen die rivier. Dit is letterlik aangrensend teen die dorp.

Alhoewel ons dit nie self beproef het nie, het ek verstaan dat die oord klaarblyklik oor 'n baie goeie restaurant beskik.

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Ken julle dié plek? Die ablusieblok is a "give-away" vir diegene wat al daar gekamp het. Dit het al amper een van ons standaard oorstaanplekke geword op ons reise tussen die suide en die noorde. Niks om oor huis toe te skryf nie, veral in die wintermaande wat ons normale oorstaantyd daar is, maar ons het nog altyd baie veilig daar gevoel.

 

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Colesberg? Never been myself. Just a punt along the N1!

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Calvinia? Similar ablution but no greenery in sight when were were there (May 2018).

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Further north Harv. I drove from Aan-die-Oewer (off the N12) to join up with the N1 at Bloemfontein to travel to this resort. Oh #€=&, but it can get cold here.

By the way, the road from Orania to Bloemfontein via Luckhoff, Koffiefontein and Petrusburg is a very reasonable route to tow.

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OK. Territory I never covered before. The ablution reminds me of Calvinia, Richmond or even Ficksberg, but the vegetation was never that green.

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Don't see a dam so not Potch. Parys Eastco though I've never been to either......

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Maselspoort? Golden Gate next stop?

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How green was my valley?

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That last one was Aldam Resort between Winburg and Ventersburg (10 km off the N1 by tar road).

I reckon it will be great place in summer - on the shores of the Allemanskraal Dam and bordering the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve. We only know it from one night stay-overs in winter. Gee - it can be cold then.

We've stayed in their fixed accommodation on occasion - and that is extremely neat. Unfortunately it cannot be said about the caravan park's ablutions (well - in winter when there are very few campers). We are booked in one of their chalets, en route to Kruger for our short November vacation that should have taken place during the past May already. We'll be coming from Kimberley's direction to join up with the N1 again at Bloemfontein - our two nights prior to Aldam will be at Mokala Nat Park's Mosu Lodge.

Most probably we will stay over with the caravan again at Aldam next May (possibly late in April) en route to Kruger again. My name is written on that stand next to the ablution.

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How green was my valley?

Is that perhaps Glentana?

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Behoort maklik te wees. Was onder bespreking.

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Behoort maklik te wees. Was onder bespreking.

Nie maklik vir my nie.

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So iets oor die dorp waar die kampplek is. Union Glass het hul fabriek net buite die dorp begin in 1906. Naam is verander na Talana Glass en later weer verander na Consul Glass en het in 1997 produksie gestaak. 

 

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Behoort maklik te wees. Was onder bespreking.

Watse provinsie is dit geleë?

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Watse provinsie is dit geleë?

KZN.

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Korrek Geert. Moeite werd om 'n paar aande oor te staan op pad see toe of terug via die N11.

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Korrek Geert. Moeite werd om 'n paar aande oor te staan op pad see toe of terug via die N11.

Ek het bietjie ge-Google oor hierdie plek....lyk regtig baie aangenaam en goed versorgd. Hoe is hierdie pad op foto na Noord kus?

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Well played Chris. Yeah Glentana it is. Heard of Aldam before but clueless as to what most of the north eastern resorts look like. I just have a flyer geographically of places I've read about. Though I must say, there are a few resorts I've learnt about on this thread that will define my last long trek for sure.

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Well played Chris. Yeah Glentana it is. Heard of Aldam before but clueless as to what most of the north eastern resorts look like. I just have a flyer geographically of places I've read about. Though I must say, there are a few resorts I've learnt about on this thread that will define my last long trek for sure.

Lyk pragtig daar by Glentana.....goed versogde oord

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Limpopo

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Geert: Glentana really is a beaut. Chris can back me up on that. Just over the trees on the dune to the right of the brick path is a long, beautiful beach that is accessible as you leave the gate. Sheltered in a ravine from the wind, it is probably my favourite "beach" resort of all. Give it a go! Between Hartenbos and George...

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Huh-uh Geert. Daar slaan jy my weer vir 'n ses met daardie laaste een.

T.o.v. Glentana - Dit is 'n netjies-versorgde oord. As ek reg onthou, behoort dit aan dieselfde eienaars as Buffelsbaai Karavaanpark.

Ons was eenkeer buite seisoen (Oktober 2016) daar vir sowat 10 dae. Hulle laat troeteldiere buite-seisoen toe (met vooraf reëlings). In daardie deel van die "wêreld" gee ons gewoonlik voorkeur aan ATKV Hartenbos, maar laasgenoemde het 'n bietjie vol bollie geword t.o.v. enige troeteldier - ons het 'n African Grey. Aag, en ek het begrip daarvoor, want oom Koos en tannie Bettie hou nie daarvan om te luister daarna as Stoffel die ou Toyota-advertensie se kenwysie ("Alles loop reg, altyd reg, Toyota") fluit nie - hulle ry waarskynlik 'n ander "brand" voertuig. Nee - op 'n ernstige noot, ek weet sommige mense hou van geen diere daar waar hulle kamp nie. En ek respekteer dit.

Alhoewel ons enkele kampeerders was, het ons nooit onveilig gevoel nie. Jy't wel nie 'n see-uitsig vanuit die kamp nie, maar jy hoor die see alte duidelik. Die kamp is in 'n klein klofie geleë wat uitstekende beskerming teen wind bied. Die strand is slegs sowat 100 meter vanf die kamp se ingang. Toe ons daar was, was slegs die ouer ablusieblok oop. Alhoewel nie modern nie, was dit ten alle tye netjies. Ek sal enige tyd teruggaan Glentana toe as Stoffel weer daarp aandring om saam te gaan.

Ek heg nog 'n foto of twee aan.

 

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Dis Sondela. Met aankoms kry elke staanplek n gratis sak ys en sak hout en dan kan elkeen ook op die wildsbesigtigings toer gaan op daai trekker sleepwa. Lekker naby aan die N1....vir die manne wat oorstaan oppad noorde toe. Hulle tariewe is egter aan die hoë kant {Miskien is daai ys en hout toe nie "gratis" niewink} Lekker wildsbesigtiging....ook baie populer vir die kampeerders met fietse 

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'n Wilde raaiskoot - Doringlaagte, Montagu?

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'n Wilde raaiskoot - Doringlaagte, Montagu?

Weskus ...

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Rondeberg??

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Rondeberg??

Netso... Laaste kampplek voor die Kaap...oppad huistoe uit die Noord Kaap en Namakwaland🌝

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Ek het al baie keer by Rondeberg se indraai verby gery as ons jaarliks Hentiesbaai toe gaan. En nog net goeie dinge oor dié oord gehoor. Ons het een aand in die Karoo Nasionale Park langs die eienaar van Rondeberg gekamp - met sy baie 'fancy' woonwa (kan nie meer onthou watse fabrikaat en model dit was nie - maar nie 'n algemene wa nie). Ek kan onder andere onthou dat dié 'fancy' wa het outomaties ge-"level" en het in die algemeen indrukwekkend vertoon.

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Hierdie is seker die netjieste woonwapark waar ek ooit was. As daar 5-sterre aan 'n netjiese oord, wat aan alle vereistes voldoen, toegeken word - moet hierdie een minstens 6 sterre kry.

 

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Hierdie is seker die netjieste woonwapark waar ek ooit was. As daar 5-sterre aan 'n netjiese oord, wat aan alle vereistes voldoen, toegeken word - moet hierdie een minstens 6 sterre kry.

 

Bass lake lodge. Stem saam....pragtige fasiliteite. Ons was hier die laaste naweek voor lockdown. Sal net daarvan hou as hul bietjie meer by hul swembad area doen en miskien take aways daar bedien

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Geert - ek kan my nie werklik uitlaat rondom aktiwiteite rondom die swembad-area nie, want ons was die enigste woonwa-gaste wat op 'n Sondagaand slegs oornag het (en ons het baie veilig gevoel).

My enigste negatiewe opmerking is die pad daarnatoe. Eerstens verpes ek die berugte Moloto-pad en tweedens was die stuk gruispad van net meer as 2km tot by Bass Lake Lodge se ingang in 'n baie swak toestand. Die Sondagmiddag was die Moloto-pad nie te rof nie. Maar o wee, die Maandagoggend was dit 'n perd van 'n ander kleur.

Maar waaragtig - hulle staanplekke en hulle ablusiefasiliteite is van puik gehalte.

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Ons het slegs een nag hier oorgestaan, maar ek het sommer verlief geraak daarop:

 

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Ons het slegs een nag hier oorgestaan, maar ek het sommer verlief geraak daarop:

 

Dit lyk of ek ook hierdie een sal geniet....sal dophou waar dit is. Is dit ook oppad KNP toe?

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25 Jun 2020 @ 17:49:03 pm
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Dit is in die park Geert.

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Krokodilbrug?...daai groen daar agter lyk soos die suikerriet plantasies

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Ek het bietjie ge-Google oor hierdie plek....lyk regtig baie aangenaam en goed versorgd. Hoe is hierdie pad op foto na Noord kus?

Geert. Die pad oor Tugela Ferry is nie woonwa vriendelik nie. Het die pad al met 'n motorfiets gery en het baie draaie en is smal. 

Ry eerder aan na Ladysmith en die N3. Kan ook oor Vryheid, Melmoth ry maar is 'n draai.

 

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25 Jun 2020 @ 18:33:42 pm
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Would guess Malelane. Rondawels with no safari tents. Plan to stay there to begin my tour of the "circus" (southern KNP) as it is known. Also with the new conference centre and such on the way to Berg-en-Dal, the rondawels here look as if they've also been given the "modern" look.

Soet wees!
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Krokodilbrug?...daai groen daar agter lyk soos die suikerriet plantasies

Amper reg - Malelane kampie. Soos reeds gesê, het ons slegs die een aand daar oorgestaan voordat ons wildtuin-vakansie inderwaarheid vanaf die volgende dag afgeskop het.

Ons was gelukkig om hierdie relatief gelyk staanplek vir die aand te kry. Die meeste staanplekke in Malelane is maar teen 'n skuinste en skaduwee is skaars.

Ek het al gelees van negatiewe ervarings t.o.v. geraas van oorkant die rivier (plase en naby-geleë suikermeul), maar ons kon regtig nie kla nie.

My seun en vriende was 'n paar jaar vantevore in 'n rondawel in Malelane. Terwyl hulle die aand buite om die vuur gesit het, het 'n groot mamba verby hulle geseil en in die "gulley" buite hul rondawel verdwyn. Hy't my gebel om te verneem of 'n slang deur die pype in hul rondawel kan inkom. Hulle het 'n ongemaklike, maar gelukkig 'n probleemvrye nag gehad.

Ek wou weer 'n keer in een van die rondawels gaan bly, maar die bestuurder by Malelane-hek, waar jy vir dié kampie moet inboek, het ons meegedeel van verbouings en opgraderings in die kamp. Ons het dit toe maar geruil vir Pretoriuskop. Maar ek wil nog weer teruggaan.

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Geert. Die pad oor Tugela Ferry is nie woonwa vriendelik nie. Het die pad al met 'n motorfiets gery en het baie draaie en is smal. 

Ry eerder aan na Ladysmith en die N3. Kan ook oor Vryheid, Melmoth ry maar is 'n draai.

 

Dankie Hendrick

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Amper reg - Malelane kampie. Soos reeds gesê, het ons slegs die een aand daar oorgestaan voordat ons wildtuin-vakansie inderwaarheid vanaf die volgende dag afgeskop het.

Ons was gelukkig om hierdie relatief gelyk staanplek vir die aand te kry. Die meeste staanplekke in Malelane is maar teen 'n skuinste en skaduwee is skaars.

Ek het al gelees van negatiewe ervarings t.o.v. geraas van oorkant die rivier (plase en naby-geleë suikermeul), maar ons kon regtig nie kla nie.

My seun en vriende was 'n paar jaar vantevore in 'n rondawel in Malelane. Terwyl hulle die aand buite om die vuur gesit het, het 'n groot mamba verby hulle geseil en in die "gulley" buite hul rondawel verdwyn. Hy't my gebel om te verneem of 'n slang deur die pype in hul rondawel kan inkom. Hulle het 'n ongemaklike, maar gelukkig 'n probleemvrye nag gehad.

Ek wou weer 'n keer in een van die rondawels gaan bly, maar die bestuurder by Malelane-hek, waar jy vir dié kampie moet inboek, het ons meegedeel van verbouings en opgraderings in die kamp. Ons het dit toe maar geruil vir Pretoriuskop. Maar ek wil nog weer teruggaan.

Eish....ek is net so bang vir n slang, dink ek sou ook onrustig geslaap het die aand. Ons laaste kamp voor lockdown by Bass Lake het my seun en ek in die veld gaan stap toe ons amper op n boomslang trap so dik soos my pols. Ek het myself yskoud geskrik. Daai aand was dit maar mooi kyk en flits skyn as ons ablusies toe geloop het. Ons wou ook nie weer die volgende dag weer in die veld gaan stap het nie. Daai slang het nog lank in my gedagtes gebly....

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Steeds in Noord Natal

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25 Jun 2020 @ 20:58:41 pm
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Eish....ek is net so bang vir n slang, dink ek sou ook onrustig geslaap het die aand. Ons laaste kamp voor lockdown by Bass Lake het my seun en ek in die veld gaan stap toe ons amper op n boomslang trap so dik soos my pols. Ek het myself yskoud geskrik. Daai aand was dit maar mooi kyk en flits skyn as ons ablusies toe geloop het. Ons wou ook nie weer die volgende dag weer in die veld gaan stap het nie. Daai slang het nog lank in my gedagtes gebly....

Geert - dan gaan jy nie maklik 'cope' hier waar ons woon nie. Agter ons huis is fynbosveld - 'n proteaplaas teen die Kogelberge. Ek het nie geweet dat boomslange so lief is vir fynbos nie. Ons kry van tyd tot tyd 'groot menere' in ons tuin. Gelukkig is 'n boomslang 'n baie "docile" slang. Ons probeer hulle maar verwilder as hulle te na-aan die huis kom, maar as jy weer sien is ta maar terug. Die groot mannetjies - hier by ons pikswart bo en geel-groen onder - is besonders mooi. Ek was ongelukkig eendag verplig om een dood te maak. Ek sal 'n foto van hom plaas. Ek voel tot vandag sleg daaroor. Maar dit was hy of Stoffel - ons African Grey.

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Geen idee nie. Ek gee maar net n rowwe raaiskoot....keuse sonder rede. AMCOR DAM?

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Nee. Heelwat groter as Amcor Dam maar jy is in die regte omgewing.

 

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25 Jun 2020 @ 21:31:05 pm
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Midmardam??

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Chelmsford - KZN Wildlife?

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Chelmsford - KZN Wildlife?

Korrek Geert. Die naam is nou Ntshingwayo Dam omtrent 30 km van Newcastle.

Was baie lank terug daar so ek kan nie kommentaar lewer oor die kampplek nou dae nie. 

Goeie oewer en boot hengel vir die wat lyn nat maak.

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Korrek Geert. Die naam is nou Ntshingwayo Dam omtrent 30 km van Newcastle.

Was baie lank terug daar so ek kan nie kommentaar lewer oor die kampplek nou dae nie. 

Goeie oewer en boot hengel vir die wat lyn nat maak.

Ek het nou al by 3 verskilkende KZN wildlife oorde kampeer.  Nie een het nog teleurgestel nie....baie standaard.

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Die ouens wat al gaan blomme kyk het in Namakwaland, mag dalk hierdie klein juweeltjie ken. Ons het weliswaar nie daar gekamp nie (op pad Namibië toe verlede jaar), maar in hulle vaste akkommodasie oorgebly. Maar hulle het netjiese kampplekke en onberispelike ablusie-fasiliteite.

 

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Jislaaik Chris julle bly in "fancy" plekke. Geen idee nie maar is baie netjies. Vertel iets van die omgewing vir 'n wenk.

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26 Jun 2020 @ 11:09:26 am
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Hendrick - kom ek sê sommer waar dit is. Kroon Lodge in Kamieskroon. Watter bakgat plek!

Ek was nie bewus van hierdie netjiese plek nie, totdat 'n Kampforum-vriend van my (Koos Mol - en sy vrou Irene) daar oorgestaan het vir 'n paar aande om die omgewing, o.a. Namakwa Nasionale Park, Hondeklipbaai ens te verken. Koos het net goeie woorde vir Kroon Lodge gehad toe hy verslag gedoen het op Kampforum.

Verlede jaar het ons saam met my seun (en gesin) 'n kort Namibiese toertjie onderneem tydens die Mrt/Apr skoolvakansie. Hy't voorgestel dat ons mekaar in Grünau ontmoet, maar dit sou te ver wees vir my en Ralie om op een dag te ry. Ek soek toe 'n geskikte oorslaapplek op Lekkeslaap - en sien toe Kroon Lodge raak. Ek het dadelik gedink aan Koos Mol se verslag oor dié plek en sommer daar plek bespreek. Dit is waaragtig netjies.

Die staanplekke is nie groot nie. Ek kan onthou dat Koos genoem het dat hy maar moes meet en pas om sy Sensation Vee ingepas te kry. Maar elkeen, soos op die foto gesien kan word, is met 'n pale-heining afgeskort, beskik oor sy eie geboude braaiplek en opwasbak vir skottelgoed. En soos reeds genoem, is die ablusie-geriewe baie netjies.

Hulle het ook 'n klein winkeltjie op die perseel wat net die basiese dinge soos ys, hout ens verkoop. Maar hulle bedien ook soggens ontbyt indien jy dit daar wou nuttig.

Die plekkie waarin ons gebly het, is klein met twee enkelbeddens, 'n badkamer, yskassie, koffie- en teefasiliteite, 'n braaiplek en opwasbak op die stoep. Ons het nie eetgerei saamgeneem nie, maar die eienaars het vinnig vir ons netjiese eetgerei (kosteloos) gestuur toe ons daarvoor vra.

Ek het 'n resensie van Kroon Lodge op hierdie webblad se "Resort Ratings" gedoen. Uit en uit sy geld werd.

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