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Re: Why would the wilderness camps only have 4 units each?

Unread postby picnic » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:57 am

Very good argument Son godin. :thumbs_up: We are also 3 persons in our family. :wink:

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Re: Why would the wilderness camps only have 4 units each?

Unread postby JABES » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:07 am

Hi
I can totally understand your problem Son godin. I have 3 children and had to take up camping because very few acomodation is available for more than 4 people. Love the camping so much now that it is my first choice. For me to get the same experience as in the wilderness camps, i now have to book on the Botswana side. I still think a Tsendze style camping site North of Nossob will prove to be very popular. Polentswa and Rooiputs are very nice and booked out far in advance.

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Re: Why would the wilderness camps only have 4 units each?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:05 pm

arks wrote:Perhaps the fact that I'm a single woman, both outnumbered and with no heavy hitter(s) to 'defend' me, had something to do with the utter indifference that I encountered? :whistle:


Don't be so modest arks. You are a formidable opponent in any situation. :roll:
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Re: Why would the wilderness camps only have 4 units each?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:12 pm

judik wrote:Where was that picture taken lion queen?


Hi judik,

It was at Rooiputs, which is just on the Botswana side of the park, just off the road from 2R to KijKij, on the Nossob road.

It is an unfenced campsite with just a few A-frame structures and rudimentary ablution blocks, and from time to time there lions, leopards and humans scare each other witless!
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Re: Why would the wilderness camps only have 4 units each?

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:39 pm

Rooiputs... and without any guardian :lol:

same problem for me, I have to buy for 2 people... I am alone
but I can share... one or two nights picnic :lol:
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Re: Why would the wilderness camps only have 4 units each?

Unread postby Son godin » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:59 pm

Hi ann-marie and picnic, just let me know when you want to go. My plans are to book for 1 - 15 Dec 2013. So if you interest to share one unit let me know. Rest asure LO will not sleep away from his parents.

The only problem with picnic is that we need to book nearly the whole camp in case we wil be sharing with him. :lol: :lol: :lol: At least if I complain about noisy neighbours you will know who they are.

In reality I will most likely join Jabes at Rooiputs and Polentswa. What is the max number of people per site in Botswana. :hmz: If its 8 lets share then. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Why would the wilderness camps only have 4 units each?

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:03 pm

I don't want... I will be... see on meet and greet :wink:
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Re: Why would the wilderness camps only have 4 units each?

Unread postby picnic » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:31 pm

:lol: Son godin. I'm not noisy. :naughty: Except when at Urikaruus, and that is because the floors make the noises. :lol:
I really don't know how many persons are allowed per stand at Rooiputs.

@Anne-marie, one person staying alone also have to pay the full price. :hmz: Looks to me uneven numbers only pay more. :lol:

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Rooiputs for SA side

Unread postby Gryskat » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:21 pm

I wonder if it will ever happen that the South African side get a camp like Rooiputs?

No need for water, just a long drop and a tree!!!!!

Eish...that will be nice

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Re: Rooiputs for SA side

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:25 pm

Grysgat, not a bad idea 8)
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Re: Rooiputs for SA side

Unread postby Stark » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:48 pm

:hmz:

Seems like a niche market that SANParks could look to service, with what appears to be a minimal investement and minimal impact on the environment. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Rooiputs for SA side

Unread postby Gryskat » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:51 pm

I always go to either Nossob, Grootkolk or any of the other camps in the park....... and then to Rooiputs........

It is just special to be totally alone, bar some other campers, and be self suffiecient.

If Sanparks make a camp like this, they can charge a premium rate for this, I for one will be more than happy to pay a few extra bucks for a Rooiputs feel.

The impact on the environment can also be limited by not providing water..............a long drop can surely not be that bad for the environment.

I am sure KG will know more regarding a issue like this, and why it can/can’t be done.

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Re: Rooiputs for SA side

Unread postby bucky » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:07 am

Something near melkvlei perhaps.

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Re: Rooiputs for SA side

Unread postby picnic » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:21 am

Good idea. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Rooiputs for SA side

Unread postby Dreamer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:46 am

Hmn.... Melkvlei good idea Bucky!! Wonder if the same squatter eviction laws apply as in the city??? :):):)Seems so many other shocks are coming our way we may as well add this one to the list too! (Please don't get excited folks... This is a tonque in cheek comment!! :))
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