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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:29 pm 
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Not good news at all!!!
Hopefully nobody was injured? :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp
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Very bad news indeed. Hopefully they can rebuild before the December holiday season starts.

I really hope no one was injured and I'm very glad that they managed to contain the fire before all the units was destroyed.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp
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I'll pop over next week and make some photos....

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp
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Distressing - this park needs help

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp
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Can we take it no one was staying in the units at the time? And that no one was hurt?

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 Post subject: Re: Fire at Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp
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We visited yesterday and reconstruction of the camp was underway. The museum section remains unaffected and works as normal, and was worth the short detour.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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Update:

We stayed in #5, so less than 10 meters away from #7, but we didn't get a single whiff of the tank. And we were downwind from it.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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This is the view from the Highlands Mountain Retreat.


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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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DuQues wrote:
Update:

We stayed in #5, so less than 10 meters away from #7, but we didn't get a single whiff of the tank. And we were downwind from it.


Hi Duques,
Just a quick and late reply.
I'm glad to hear that. They obviously fixed the problem (as should be). I intend to go back soon.
Was the area around the resort still very black from the veld fires when you were there? I presume the vegetation has started growing back.
I want to go back at a time when all is green around there (and also when it is white! I love snow and cold weather).

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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Im planning a trip to golden gate. Any do's and dont.
Im lookong for gps waypoints aswell for the golden Gate Park

Please help me

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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Hi Louis
Quote:
GPS Coordinates:
West Gate
28.57871 (X_coord)
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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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Thanks Boogatspook.

Im looking for the gps points for the "Farm House (GH6)
" at Glen Reenen Rest Camp.
More information on this accomodation will be welcome as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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Hi,

Can someone please tell me what kind of temperatures to expect day and night at Highlands Mountain Retreat in December? Does it rain a lot in Golden Gate at this time of year? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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Hi Nightjar, I haven't stayed at the Mountain Retreat yet, so can't tell you the temp at night but I think it would be a lot cooler than the day. Day temp can be anything between high twenties to low thirties.
Golden Gate falls in the sumer rainfall, and its weather can be very unpredictable, especially sudden thundershowers in the afternoons. If you planning on doing the day hiking trails in the afternoons, my advice will be to keep an eye on the weather.


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 Post subject: Re: Golden Gate: INFO
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I have seen photos taken of snowfalls in December in an adjacent areas , be prepared for the unexpected .

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