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 Post subject: Re: Extra car??
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:06 pm 
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Looked into this previously. To ensure you hire a car with a tow bar you have to go through a specialist rental place, same for hiring a trailer. Both of which make it more expensive. Also coming from the UK it's more difficult to source those types of rentals.

We can hire a little car really cheaply.

Would be open to getting any contact of people who will hire this sort of equipment cheaply in the J'burg area.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra car??
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:53 am 
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I would say an extra car is not necessary.

I have hired an X-Trail in the past and there is plenty of space.
I have also hired a Toyota Fortuna which is even bigger, so maybe consider that?


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 Post subject: Re: Extra car??
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:05 am 
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Hi Gemma T

I am not sure they will charge you any extra for an extra car. We have been camping once where we visited people so we had two cars at the camp site and there was no charge. We just try to stop the second car so that it was in no ones way even leaving it one night at the extra parking there where you get together for the night drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra car??
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:17 pm 
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Thanks Yoda, but if there's 4 of us we will definitely need an extra car...as we've had to use half the backseat previously when there were 3 of us.

I'm awaiting a response from reservations to let me know how much they will charge.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra car??
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:52 pm 
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Hi Gemma

We have camped with 2 cars on a couple occasions. We have always clearly stated that we have two cars and as such have 2 permits but we have never been charged anything.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:47 pm 
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Thanks Spargish :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Extra car??
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We camped last week in Satara with an extra vehicle on the site and the charge was R 15 per night extra. It very tricky for the camps to police this so they rely on honesty.


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 Post subject: Re: Extra car??
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Hi.

I think you have a good idea. Although I have driven the X Trail for many years and never had space problem but I never camped so i might not know much.

But your plan seems perfect of hiring 2 cars, always worthwhile just in case a few people want to stay asleep in the morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Extra car??
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:49 am 
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Gemma T wrote:
Thanks Yoda, but if there's 4 of us we will definitely need an extra car...as we've had to use half the backseat previously when there were 3 of us.

I'm awaiting a response from reservations to let me know how much they will charge.

Thanks


Ok, well I guess you know if you need an extra vehicle. :thumbs_up:


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