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    If you want it on the google map, for the moment I think just post it here then I'll add it. If someone else wants volunteer to help, I can add some additional editors too . My map is fairly rudimentary though, only name, GPS coordinates, basic description and URL. I could probably add more items like phone no. etc. but for full functionality (like adding pics) best is probably to add it to T4A's platform.

    As much as I like the idea of a separate forum map I think this can quickly become a full time job

    Edit: Okay, so I figured out how to add pics as well if needs be :P

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    Great thanks
    How do we add info to your map

    As eg. see you have some questions on De Voetpadkloof (Bush camp) - I have some details and photos to share if interested
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    Thank you very much Christoff for your initiative and Johan (Groenie) from T4A for the offer to engage (btw the A3 T4A book map are so far very informative) and all the members that contribute from sharing so far .
    I know it is sometimes difficult to disclose information for protection reasons , a lot of people like ourselves sometimes just seek bare basic nature with quietness whether it is bush , mountains , sea , open plains or sand within our borders

    I accept there is e a lot of crossover camping category sites with lots of grey areas of discussion like eg Hermit’s Wood (10 campsites) which is not that “secluded ‘ as it is close to Goodersons resort and close where hikers start there hikes , but still excellent while Lotheni also consists of 14 sites, more apart from each other and Highmoor (7 camp sites) with no real bush and trees but can be still quiet or not .

    The experience of just camping is very dependable whether you visit in or out of season , fellow neighbour campers personal living habits and attitude comparing to oneself or expectations

    The term ‘bush camping “ and ‘wilderness camping’ which means basically the same thing , I was just pondering about the real meaning and it is open for discussion maybe in another thread not to hijack this one .

    “Wild camping’ - No designated spot , no facilities although permission should normally granted from the chief of land eg Lesotho or paid trail eg: Grootmelkboom Namakwa Echo Route – normally no ablution and electricity facilities

    Bush camping “ - in a natural habitat whether it is a bush environment or open habitat whether there is no facilities or some ablution/water facilities

    Wilderness camping “ - Where camping area is not secluded and in natural habitat where predators and dangerous animals can roam freely through the camp eg Mabuasehube - can have basic ablution and electricity or not

    Secluded” camping - where stands is secluded by distance and or bushes with spacious distance from neighbour campers , and where neighbour campers is not in immediate sight and hearing distance

    "Solitude camping " No other neighbours campers nearby within sight or hearing distance

    “Off the grid camping” – No electricity -

    “Informal campsites’ - No designated camping stands but overall limit

    ‘Glamping’ - luxury ablution and lapa facilties per stand with spacious distance from neighbour campers
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    You can add

    Eastern Cape Ė Balloch , 2big sites , ablution no electricity
    Steepside , informal sites with ablution no electricity
    Karoo - Finchleyfarm 1 site , ablution elctricty on request
    Porcupinerestcamp , 3 sites , ablution , no electricity

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    Zwakala is awesome. You can remove the question mark.

    We stayed there in March for three days. Didnít see another soul. Beautiful walk along the river. Very relaxing.

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    Please add Owl Camp, Platbos:

    https://www.platbos.co.za/platbos-owl-camp.html

    Near Gansbaai in the Western Cape. Stayed there for two nights last month. Totally secluded and quiet. Lovely place.
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    Please add Porcupine Rest Camp, Seweweekspoort, Swartberg, Northern Cape:

    http://www.porcupinerestcamp.co.za/

    3 quiet secluded camp sites. She does run a little restaurant but it is far from the camps and didnít bother us at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diversions View Post
    The two "exclusive" camp sites (numbers 17 and 18 ) at Bonamanzi in Hluhluwe are well worth a visit. (Well they were the last few times that we went there but things change rapidly these days).

    Edit: These two sites are remote from all the other camp sites (and each other), totally secluded with water and electricity but no noise or fence. Each of these sites has its own basic but private ablutions.
    We used to love Bonamanzi. But the last two times we were there, even though we were on one of the secluded sites, we had hooligans in the nearby tree houses who insisted on blasting music till late at night.

    Bonamanzi itself is awesome But it now seems to attract the Durban weekend warriors - not that I have anything against Durbanites.

    Sad to say, we wonít be back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTolbos View Post
    #6, #11, #12, #13 and 14 of Bruintjieskraal (in the mouth of Baviaanskloof) is pretty rustic, although most of them have a flush toilet and either a Ďdonkieí or gas geyser for hot water in the shower. But if you donít like a hot shower you can swim in the river ;p On those numbers you are on their own and you donít see your neighbors.

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    Then thereís a couple of more rustic campsites in the Gamtoos valley and Baviaanskloof that is very rustic. You can see the neighboring stand, although I have yet to see other people there since the campsites are either unknown or are not advertised at all.
    We stayed at site 11 last month. Loved it.

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    I've loaded all the bush camps listed on the map now (unless I can't find GPS coordinates) and added semi bush camps for ones that don't fit the profile 100%

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Yt...1z&usp=sharing

    I'm going to take away the text section at the beginning of this post otherwise I have to maintain two lists. I will add pics / video over time

    PS. Thanks to @MonkeyPeeler (Tertius) for helping with a lot of the info!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trudie View Post
    Ons was so 2 naweke terug by Riverside Paradise. 'n Pragtige plekkie met baie skadu en reg langs die rivier. Die karavaan staanplekk is nader aan die ablusie en daar is krag maar rivier kamppeek is sonder krag met 'n volledig toegeruste kombuis. Die vuurvliegies kuier in die aand en daar is otters en 'n likkewaan waarna jy kan loer in die dag. 'n Staproete (sirkel) van so om en by 5km belowe die mooiste uitsigte en lei jou tot by die lawa rock pools. Voels in oorvloed. As dt nie 'n boskamp is nie, is dit baie naby. Ek kan dit regtig aanbeveel. Net so entjie noord-wes van Cullinan
    Geen selfoon opvangs behalwe bo op die koppie met die stap roete. Spoel toilette in silwerskoon ablusies met warm storte en 'n bad. 3 kleiner campsites en 'n groter area waar 4-5 karavane kan staan of tente. Vars drinkwater oral oor. 3 Karavaan staan plekke met krag maar nie langs die rivier. Groot swembad. Volledige kombuis met vries en yskaste met krag. Hoop dit help met die tekort aan info.

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    Thanks Christoff / Tertius, this is very informative.
    The data displayed at every campsite is handy.
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    http://www.porcupinerestcamp.co.za/
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    Christoff

    For Devoetpadkloof Bush camp the following info

    Shared open air ablution + flush toilets + potable water + hot water (gas geyser)
    No of sites not sure probably around 12 - 15 if I remember correctly
    Electricity with only 3 or 4 of the sites
    No braai facilities
    Game (non dangerous) roam free through camp
    Some sites with reasonable shade - no grass cover
    Mobile signal available
    Nearest town - Middelburg (MP) 40km - Loskop dam (10km)
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    Thanks! It's under bushcamps

    Just FYI as well folks, if you're looking for something specific but you're unsure of the location or whether it's on the list, you can search as well (top left, little search icon):
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damdan View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapiture View Post
    Loved it. The toilet just takes some getting use to.
    You mean like this one at Tierkloof (Namakwa Eco Trail) ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    You mean like this one at Tierkloof (Namakwa Eco Trail) ?
    Oops

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    Moved to different thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoff View Post
    Don't want to hijack my own thread, let me know if I should start a new one?

    If you haven't seen, I've started doing campsite review videos (non-commercial) for the same reason I started this campsite map. I'd like to know what you guys think and more importantly what you would like to see in a campsite review (the map, some text info and a video)?

    So please have a look, like (or smash it) and subscribe!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJ...0CTfYWN_TeS5nw

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    I think - off topic with all due respect.

    The idea (which I like and as I understand it) - was to create a database / information source for WILD / BUSH / BASIC campsites.

    I would suggest a separate thread.

    No offence intended only MY point of view.
    Answering the call of the wild is just so much beter than answering the telephone.
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    None taken, that's why I asked

    PS. It will only be the sites on this list though


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    I think - off topic with all due respect.

    The idea (which I like and as I understand it) - was to create a database / information source for WILD / BUSH / BASIC campsites.

    I would suggest a separate thread.

    No offence intended only MY point of view.
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