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Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Shelly Beach September 9th 2013

Hi All, we are back at Lalanathi camp after 6 weeks in Richards bay, Lalanathi is really such a nice park, it feels like home from home and the owners feel like family, such a kind and helpful family not like we experienced in Richards bay, when we arrived there they had put someone else on the site we had booked a month in advance and had a confirmation letter, this did not happen to us only, after speaking to some campers it sounded like it happens all the time, their answer to me was plain and simple, nothing we can do about it now so find another site, I will not be going back there again, but not all was bad as we met up with some of our old traveling buddys and it was ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Shelly Beach May 8th 2013

Hi folks, its been a while but we are are still going strong, we are back in sunny and warm KZN at a park near shelly beach (port shepstone area) called Lalanathi, realy a nice park. The owners took over this park 2 years ago and are really doing a good job,lovely green lawns and plenty trees, a nice little pool and close to a beutifull beach, the hole familly gets involved and interact with the campers every day,one or more of the familly (dad mom and 2 sons) just pop in to have a chat. Once again i find the parks in Kzn are more helpfull than anywhere else we have been, it seems standerd practice for these people to put up your tent and help set up camp as soon as you arive, at ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Mossel Bay March 9th 2013

Hi to all, hope you are all well, well so far this year has been very rustig, we managed to do a long overdeu trip to Cape Town to see some family and friends, I managed to pop in and see the famed Derick and Margeret Sinden from the Trekkers out door recreational club, good to see you guys again, also saw some of my old brewery buddys,( i call them the legends ) Hans and Mark, thanks buddys for putting me up and putting up with me, we had a joll, and then all our children with who we had a enjoyable time with. On the home front not a lot happening, took a bit of a break from our break and spent a week end in a real back to basics camp site on ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Nature's Valley January 7th 2013

Hi to all of you, hope you all had a happy festive season and we wish you all the vey besst for the new year. On our side all is going well, Wanda is doing well with her new knee and we are healthy. We met up with some friends that we met here 2 years ago, it was like meeting family that you havent seen for a while, well we spent xmass together and had a ball, xmass lunch like you couldnt balieve, leg of lamb gammon tonque and all the trimmings, realy nice. Still not sure were to from here exept we will be traveling up country towards Palabora, still have to work out a route. On the lighter side (or not so light side) we have beeing having a lot of problems with ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Mossel Bay October 24th 2012

We are back in klein brak at riverside resort where we started this years travels from,looking back we have had a good year (not the tire) and met a lot of new friends, saw some interesting places and experienced lots of diferent cultures, spending a month in old transky where the bottle stores are all open on sundays but you cant get medicines at a pharmacy after 1 on a saturday, ( who needs medication if the bottle store is open in any case) to living in luxuary in Mauritius, it was all good. Our travels took us from here to Addo then up to east london and on into the transky, from there up the kzn coast up to Richards bay and the all the way back via Bloemfontein Graaff reinet and back to mossel ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Salt Rock October 17th 2012

Mauritius, well been there and back, what a nice place, and friendly helpfull people, beutifull oceon and good food and very nice local beer and rum, but be carefull of the rum, real jungle juice. I think i must be totaly pickled now i spent so much time in the warm water, on my first snorkling trip (thay take you out in a glass bottom bout to go snorkling) i got so exited i dove into the sea with my goggles in my hand and forgot to to take my specs of, well after some real nice snorkling we got back to the beach and i started looking for my specs, well like most men i had to blame Wanda for loosing them. The hotel has a beach crew that assists with all the water sport ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Scottburgh September 10th 2012

Hi all, hope you are all well, here we are still enjoying the outdoors and putting up with the funny weather, some real hot summer days and then storms, but all is well.We recieved our new tent and am verry happy with it. We are staying here at Mac nicolls till the end of the of the month and then to salt rock carravan park for a week , then we are off on a well deserved holliday to Mauritius for a week, as some of you know we were planning on attending our caravan clubs nagm in Bloemfontein but due to a mixup with our flights we will no longer be able to do that. Mac nicolls is still a great park and really enjoing it here, thay have a heated pool and Wanda and ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Scottburgh August 15th 2012

Hi All, we have started our migration south again as the middle of the winter has gone, not tthat we had much of that up here in KZN. Well we are now at Mac Nicols caravan park at Bazley beach just south of Scottburgh, this park has won the best park award in the past and it is not diffycult to see why, realy the besr park we have been to, the park is owned by caravaners themselves and thay know exactly what needs to be done to keep campers happy, when we arrived at our site after booking in there were already 4 staff members waiting to put up our tent and then a lady arived with tea, good stuf Mac Nicols. The down side is our tent is shot and needs replacing at a ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Richards Bay July 29th 2012

Hi all, we had a nice time at Richards bay but it is time to move on again, this time to Mac Nicols caravan park at bayzlys beach on the KZN south coast. Once again met up with some friends we met at Klein brak, nice to see them again. we went on a boat ride in Snt Lucia with a lot of the people here in the campp site, some real big crocs and hippo in the lake, some pics att. Another challange arised and i really did not enjoy it after all the peacefull months, the Hyundai clutch packed up and i had to have it replaced at a nice price of only R 22800.00, a warning to all terrecan owners, this clutch comes with the flywheel witch is a type of torque absorber ... read more
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Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Richards Bay June 18th 2012

We are sailing we are sailing. Yes my friend took us sailing yesterday, what a wonderfull experiance, i could quite easely do that for a life, the water was just right, not to rough but with a little swell and just enough wind to get us going. Rod started building this yaught in 1992 when i was still living in Richards bay, and finaly launched the bout in 2002, the first night the bout was out on the water it caught on fire and most of the interriar was destroyed, well he was insured and soon the boat was ready again. Thanks Rod, it was good.... read more
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