New Member From South Africa

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  1. Froggy

    Froggy Read Only Funster

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    Hi.

    I'm a new member to your Forum and I'm from South Africa.

    I would like to learn from all you people and see how you do your camping, compare to us in South Africa.

    We were camping with a caravan for about 30 years and about 3 years ago I bought a old Taxi (Mercedes Sprinter 412) and it took me about 14 months to convert it into a campervan for 2 people.

    We camp 1 weekend per month and 2 longer camps during June and December holidays.

    It would be nice to chat with members on this Forum.

    Harry & Yvonne

    P.S.
    Sorry about spelling & grammer, my first language is Afrikaans
     
  2. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome.

    I have visited South Africa a couple of times and loved what I saw. There must be some amazing places to camp.
     
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    Welcome to Fun, enjoy, nothing wrong with your spelling or grammar:thumb:

    Peter
     
  5. Phill D

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    Hi Froggy and Welcome:thumb:
     
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    welcome to motorhome Fun, I am sure that we will be interested how you're camping goes on in Africa as well must be a wonderful country to explore ::flyingwelcome:
     
  7. pappajohn

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    Hi Froggy en welkom.

    I dont think camping in South Africa is much different to here in the UK.

    i had a few weeks tent camping on the Garden Route between Cape town and Port Elizabeth a few years ago and from memory, of which i have many, your campsites were very much the same as ours....except much warmer :Laughing:

     
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    Thanks for your warm welcome words :Smile:
     
  9. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    Welcome Froggy:thumb: I have also camped in Africa, somewhere between Randburg and Sun City (long drive:Sad:) but worth it:Smile: I remember waking up and seeing an Ostrich wandering round my tent:Eeek: it doesn't happen so much here:Rofl1: Enjoy the Fun.


    :Cool:Rob&Jane:Cool:
     
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    Welcome Froggy!

    Great to have a new Funster from the southern hemisphere!:thumb:

    I would guess the first difference you will find is that when camping in Europe, a gun is only an optional extra!:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi and :welcomefunster:

    Margaret & Bill (in the south of Scotland):BigGrin:
     
  12. Froggy

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    It is funny the camping sites are the only real save places where you dont need a gun. :Smile: Their security is normaly very high. Electric fencing, guards, etc.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Fun! :welcome:
     
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    things have certainly changed over the years.

    the camp sites i used were very 'open plan' with just a regular fence, gate and no (visible) security.

    but i believe the country in general has become more 'dangerous' and security conscious over the last 20 years....though car-jacking and taxi-war was rife.

    real shame as i loved the country as it was.
     
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    Hi froggy,welcome to the place of interest, and enjoy ya traveling down there:thumb:
     
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    only one free post left froggy....after that you become a 'read only' member. :Sad:

    if you want to subscribe i believe you can pay via paypal which will of course convert rand to pounds.

    cost would be around 150 rand per year.

    Jeez, thats changed a bit as well.......i was getting around 5 rand to the pound. :Eeek:
     
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    Hi fogy and welcome my first language is English and I can’t spell in it ether:Rofl1: let alone try Africans have fun be safe
     
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    Howzit

    Hallo en welkom
     
  20. Froggy

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    Hi PappaJohn.

    I do not want to become a "read only" member. It seems that there can be some FUN on this Forum "lekker" fun (a Afrikaans word)

    I will see if I can get somebody in the UK to transfer the 10£ you need for me to stay a active member and then fix-up with them for the payment from this side.

    I do not use a credit card and do not know any thing about Pay Pal.

    Will keep "uncle" up to date with my UK deal.

    Standby

    Harry.

    P.S.
    I know this is my last post for a while, till I get my 10£ in you acount.
    10-4 Till later
    Enjoy your camping
     
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