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Re: To Camp or Not to Camp?! Whats your vote...

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:16 pm

As long as you stay off the electric wires :twisted:
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:20 pm

None in this camp, so I am OK anyway!!!
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Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:23 pm

That's your 'speciality', Deebs :slap: :lol:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:24 pm

Well lets put it this way 'thyssie, I am not scared of electric fences :|
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Unread postby Andreas_79 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:12 pm

I really like camping but beeing from overseas it is a bit complicated. Actually it is too much effort in my opinion. You cannot take the whole camping gear with you on the flight due to luggage restrictions.
We tried it in April and we were far away from comfortable camping. We actually upgraded after a few nights.
You have to think about a tent, sleeping mattresses, sleeping bags, chairs, cutlery, crockery etc.
Of course you can buy everything in SA (to buy or to rent is more or less the same price) but as you cannot take everything with you on the way back camping won´t be cheaper than accomodation.

My compromise now is staying in Safari Tents. All you need to bring with you from overseas is cutlery and crockery.
Another alternative could be a 4x4 with a tent on the roof. You can get these cars fully equipped which means that cutlery, crockery etc. is on board.
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Unread postby twigga » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:27 pm

To Camp! :thumbs_up:

Hearing a lion's roar at night is special, but to hear it from insight a tent with only a thin little canvas to protect you.........Eish priceless!
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Unread postby TheunsH » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:33 pm

I agree 100% with you Twigga! :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:39 pm

Safari tents give you the camping feeling without the work. And you can hear the nocturnal sounds.
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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:43 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Safari tents give you the camping feeling without the work. And you can hear the nocturnal sounds.

Exactly :clap: :clap: :clap:

If you have a tight budget like I do - camp :lol:
If you have a bit more - safari tents :thumbs_up:

Although you cannot get safari tent accom in all areas :hmz:
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:53 pm

cheetah2111 wrote:Although you cannot get safari tent accom in all areas :hmz:

Just the best ones....
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Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:54 pm

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted:
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Unread postby MATTHYS » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:58 pm

Oh YES, Val ! :lol:

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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:05 pm

Shap Matthys :thumbs_up:

Croc Bridge
Lower Sabie
Tamboti
Letaba
Shingwedzi
Punda

all have safari tents as memory serves me :hmz:
Probably more camps than that, but thats off the top of my head :hmz:


Bush Baptist wrote:Just the best ones....

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Unread postby MATTHYS » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:11 pm

I have only been (for the first time this month) been in the ones at LS, Cheetah but....I am a converted 'camper' now 8) .
It was SUPER :dance: :dance: !
Even though I must have awoken our neighbours (or perhaps the whole camp :redface: ) when I nearly stepped on more than one mouse @3am one morning :slap: .
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:54 pm

I loved our Safari Tents at Punda. We sleep with the windows open. Each night two bushbabies would come by - how wonderful to watch their antics.

One year we took a cheap Game tent to camp in. I love looking at the stars at night and if there is good moon light, the bush, so we sleep with just the fly net closed. We were on the fence at Punda, at the waterhole. Our tent had two doors, the back one locked with a little lock. SO happened to be sleeping very peacefully that night. Snoring away. An ellie came to drink - it sounded as if he was IN the tent :shock:

I decided the Punda fence was NOT ellie proof :|

I decided that Ellie could get very annoyed with snoring sounds from our tent (drops from ellie's splashes were falling on the tent after all)

I woke SO - quick, we have to move. Not out the back, thats locked. Out the front - before the ellie stomps this snoring tent to bits.

We moved. Fast.

There we were, at 2am, in our night outfits :shock: :| , sitting in the Punda birdhide waiting for the ellie to drink, wash, drink, splash, drink and then move off.

I LOVE camping.
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