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 Post subject: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:07 am 
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One of the most beautiful sights on this planet - a sunset at Rooiputs:

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But sadly if you turn around and look east you see this... the beginning of construction of the lodge. What you see here are the stilts on which the buildings will be constructed. It is campsite 6's A-frame on the foreground :cry: :cry: .

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Does anybody know if they will keep the camp sites or is this now to become a destination for the rich only?

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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Hi Weskusklong

Did you ask Botswana about it,

You think they will close the Rooipoets camping site

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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
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Just spoken to someone on the Botswana side because we are camping there early December. They are constructing 12 chalets and the camping area will still be there.


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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
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BB is putting it politely - I would like to use much stronger language @@##$$%%&*!
I am crying crocodile tears at this! :( :evil: :evil: We were soooo looking foward to booking our first Rooiputs camping experience for next year

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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
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ruthp we feel the same way. :(
We are also sooooo looking forward to our first trip to Rooiputs and now it feels as if someone has taken a huge needle and burst our bubble. :evil: :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:58 pm 
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While I understand the feelings of all you dedicated campers, for me, not being a camper, the possibility of Rooiputs also having a few chalets is very appealing :whistle: But I do see that it means the end of Rooiputs 'as you've known it' :(

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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:21 pm 
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@ arks the construction on the photo is definitely not that of rustic chalets as on the SA side, but rather of a huge main building catering for what lodges do - spa, restaurant facilities etc. There are smaller constructions going up a bit further away - which are most probably the chalets/rooms then. So I'm sorry but I don't share your optimism. I doubt if this will go without the addition of power generators as well. It sits high on a dune looking over Rooiputs. We campers don't want to see a lodge at Rooiputs, and I'm sure the lodge dwellers won't like to see campers while enjoying their sunset from their luxury dwellings so lets see how long they keep the campsite functional :evil: They could have constructed it a bit further away from the campsites.

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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
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Ja, WKK, I DO see your point :( I'd not realised that it was meant to be a whole lodge complex. :roll: Seems rather bad planning?

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Does anyone have building plans for the new site? :hmz: It would be interesting to know what they have planned. :?


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So they must of solved the water problem as well, :doh:

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:twisted: Just when you get your hopes up..............why o why......... :wall: :wall: :wall: :evil: :twisted: :evil:


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Sitting in my Office and following the Rooipoets last moments(like we know it) I realized how grateful we are..

We experienced it, :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Rooiputs- Is this the end?
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O.M.W.!! every time I leave the park I'm afraid something like this is going to take place in my absence and I can't wait for next year's leave to come and find the park as I left it :)
until now.... sad but reality
And it surprises me. I learned from South Africans living in Botswana that the whole 'lodge' thing is not working anymore, no buns to put in the empty beds. Overrated prices and some times lack of service, new regulations etc etc and still building new ones....


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