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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:56 pm 
These people are trying to plan a trip! Kindly meet me on another thread of your choice...

You see, goddard, women = difficulty unless handled strictly.


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well I think this clearly illustrates that a sense of humour will most likely be the most useful thing to take with on such a trip,(beside one's sense of adventure of course) dont you? *smiles sweetly*

handled strictly? good grief I didnt realise you were born in the century BEFORE last :shock:


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Once again, I read all the comments and must say, I cannot agree with some! Richprins my SO and I have been together for almost 25yrs and have survived being apart for long times before. The only difference is this time its ME setting off on an adventure.
I do realize that I might not make the year, but hey, go with a possitive mind and enjoy every minute you can. I have been going to the Park for the last 30 yrs and so far have never had enough at the end of a 10 day stay....
I do like the idea of a campervan, just park and sleep, but as said previously my SO will have a heart attack if I now ask for that on top of the thousands required to live this dream...so will have to stick to original plan of huts, but will take a tent etc with me incase of non availability at camps.
I will have to start taking equipment, clothes etc to S.A at least the year before the start of this due to weight restrictions on the plane, unless I freight some items, but too costly
Once again, thanks to all who have given me some great advise. :D

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Nobody said this -
Make sure you get an economical vehicle !!!

Seriously though , check out some caravan websites , and even mail them versus the buying and selling of a small caravan .
You could probably buy one for R40k and sell it for R35k on the way out , they hold grand value .

R300 per night saving is not to be sniffed at .
(300x300 = R90000.00)


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Mgoddard wrote:
I will have to start taking equipment, clothes etc to S.A at least the year before the start of this due to weight restrictions on the plane, unless I freight some items, but too costly


Are you sure you need to? I would just pack a suitcase with a few clothes; shorts, tops and some warm stuff. Add a book or two and buy the rest in SA.


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A bachelor needs clothes to last a year , who is going to do the washing ?
300 pairs shorts , 60 jeans , 350 shirts etc etc


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Just tell me if you would need a driver. This will free you up to watch....... well everything.

If needed I am more than willing to help

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The caravan idea does sound reasonable.

If you happen to get into a non desirable position, you do have the freedom to move off.

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As a woman alone I wouldn't go for a caravan but a campervan sounds excellent :)
I would also plan to be in the north of the park during school holidays, Dec-Jan, Mar-April and June-July so if had a year I think I would go from top to bottom twice to see the different seasons and also to try to avoid the crowds.
Go for it and have a wonderful time, sounds like my idea of heaven.
Women are far more adventurous than men, we marry them so we must be :wink: :lol:
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, or is it out of sight out of mind :roll:


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 Post subject: Small piece of vital info
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:16 pm 
OK, mgoddard!

25 years is superb!

I retract my warnings and pessimism...

Now I'm just jealous.

If it happens, you may be the ultimate record holder for "bona fide" tourism time in Kruger - placing responsibility as pioneer upon your shoulders!

(Just trying to help youngsters)


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After reading all the comments again, my SO and I have decided that I should buy a little caravan...not too fancy, giving me the essentials..it would kill two flies at once..enjoy my stay and save money by selling it upon my exit..I dont think its that difficult to tow it down and as I intent staying a one camp for about 2 weeks, it should not be a problem.
The most difficult part of this whole experience is going to try and convince SAB to sponsor my drinks :D , as I cannot afford to have a case a day for one year :o Any suggestions on how to approach them :?:

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Autumn Harvest is cheaper :wink:

How do you manage without SAB where you are living?

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Mgoddard wrote:
The most difficult part of this whole experience is going to try and convince SAB to sponsor my drinks :D , as I cannot afford to have a case a day for one year :o Any suggestions on how to approach them :?:

Perhaps you could tell them you are doing a year long project on how to keep beer at the ideal temperature in the bush :wink:
If you need any help, just call :lol:


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How do you manage without SAB where you are living?


Ok, but do not get any Castle or Hansa here....we drink Fosters (Australian Brand) or Oranjeboom (Dutch Brand), but at R280 per case quite costly :( ...thats why I have a case a day in S.A. :D

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 Post subject: Staying in Kruger for 1 year
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Hi Mgoddard.

Staying in Kruger for 1 year is only a dream.
Many people would love to do that, but there is a speed hump in the road.
Having worked for the SA government in an overseas mission for eight and a half years, i had a lot to do with visas.
Illegals have no trouble at all in achieving their dreams.
Legals face huge barriers in achieving their dreams.
Unless you have SA citizenship,you will have to show that you have unlimited funding behind you. You will find that you will have a battle on your hands to achieve this dream.
I hope that your dreams come true, but be prepared. I don't want to see this happen to any forumites. :cry:


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