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 Post subject: "Overtime!"
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:26 pm 
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Something that we experienced in KNP, but never in Addo until now, is how some campers simply ignore the check-out time on their last day (even if Addo is VERY generous as far as that goes). They simply depart at their leisure. More than once, we've had to take a less desirable plot, just to notice that someone starts breaking down camp in the afternoon! This is really so unfair to newcomers. We even had a neighbour who had one night's reservation only. He went to the office to tell them that the camp isn't full, even when he was informed that there is no chance of an extra night......he ignored it all and stayed another night....just like that!
What happened to honesty and camp-etiquette? Just saying.


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 Post subject: Re: "Overtime!"
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:22 am 
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Sajvv perhaps the incident of your neighbour in the camp is the exception and not the rule :hmz: as what he did was dishonest.

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 Post subject: Re: "Overtime!"
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:35 am 
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Unfortunately this does seem to be happening more and more often. One excuse that we've heard is that they want to go out for a game drive early before leaving and don't have time to break down until they get back. Fair enough but why can't the breaking down of camp start the day before? or take your tent/trailer/caravan with you on a drive?
Just goes to prove that it takes all sorts to make the world ............. and inconsiderate people are one of them!

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 Post subject: Re: "Overtime!"
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:07 am 
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This past Easter W/end we booked in Friday at around 2pm (usual time) till Monday at MZNP and a family came in with no booking nothing demanding an overnight stay. I overheard the receptionist mention that the reserve was fully booked yet he still had the cheek to ask for a patch of grass anywhere. I was also informed that there were many overnight stayers over that w/end which I find rather unfair to people who would like to stay there over the entire week-end. I myself struggled to find accommodation all because of people that just pass by and I spoke to a gent from JHB that had to stay in 2 different cottages and at the camp site just to be able to stay there over the Easter w/end. Maybe there should be a minimum nights stays over the holiday seasons.


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