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    Hi, just saw this on Facebook and don't find reference to it anywhere on the forum.

    Normally, I'm the last person to take anything on fb serious, but we're planning a solo camping trip through the South in March. Namibia has always been seen as a "safe" destination. Yes, I know, crime is everywhere these days and you always have to be vigilant.


    Was this an isolated case? Is there more to the story? Or is there reason for concern?

    So looking forward to my trip, but I'm a bit rattled now ....
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    The neigbourhood watch and Rubicon Security is very good in Henties and I am sure these basteds will be caught quickly.

    However, Namibia is still Africa and we also have the same social evils as any other African country. This is not the first time people have been robbed in Henties, however it is the first time I know of that it happened to campers and in Bucks. Henties residents will be extremely mad and will do something about this (I know, my Dad is one).

    Don't worry about your trip. But do not treat Namibia as some isolated island in Africa. take the usual precautions:

    1. lock up your valuables in your car
    2. don't let things just lie around for prying eyes
    3. close up shop when you go to bed
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    While he is cutting open the rooftop this might make contact with him .
    Nice long reach .
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    with the economy in the state it is in now and retrenchments going at the rate they are going now this will not be the last tourist to get a very negative impression of our beautiful Namibia this festive season.
    be warned this is the beginning. tourist are seen as rich as they can afford to drive around in foreign countries and they will become the victims more and more.
    they know that no tourist is even allowed to carry a firearm, so they are soft targets.
    our police does not treat theft etc as serious crime, they don't even send someone out to investigate anymore.
    so prepare to defend yourself, that kierie/assegaai/wielpapsteker is a good idea until you land a good one and the bastard drops dead next to your tent, then you are the criminal and he is the victim.
    so take some precautions like a few empty beer cans on a string around your camp etc so you have an early warning when someone with bad intentions gets near your camp.
    someone sold a little device that fires hilti caps as soon as someone moves the tripwire. sound like a gun shot and will wake everyone around you and hopefully scare the bad birds away.
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    Google Bang alert.

    Not good news though, hope they are OK
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    Cattle prod / taser ?

    Would that have helped ?
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    Gee vir daai wagte bees prodders!

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    Iklwa: Shaka Zulu's spear!

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    Ons het 2 weke gelede daar gekamp , was 1 aand die enigste kampers.Ongelukkig is daar geen waarborge nie en moet jy maar altyd paraat wees en voorbereid wees om jouself en geliefdes te beskerm.
    Ons sal weer daar bly maar sekerlik versigtig wees , sulke onwelkome gaste sal definitief tweede kom.
    Glo ook eienaar sal alles in sy vermoee doen om kampers se veiligheid te verseker.
    Maak kennis met jou bure en kyk uit vir mekaar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggi View Post
    Iklwa: Shaka Zulu's spear!

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    Iklwa (spear of the Zulu tribe) was a spear names for the sound it made when stabbing into the enemy (ikl) and the sound it made when it was pulled out (wa).
    This always sleep with me , nice long reach .
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    "until you land a good one and the bastard drops dead next to your tent, then you are the criminal and he is the victim."

    While our laws regarding defence is quite questionable or rather how they are applied , if you kill the guy while he was trying to get into your tent while your in the tent, you will get away free if your lawyer is competent.

    The law states if anyone is a threat to human life you can use any means necessary to neutralise the threat without endangering more lives. this is not verbatum.

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    we once bought a little device (very cheap) in Bangkok that sounded if you move past it. They use it there to tell them when somebody enters their shop. Something like that and a can of pepper spray should be good enough to make them go away. Does anybody know where one could get such a devic ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudu View Post
    we once bought a little device (very cheap) in Bangkok that sounded if you move past it. They use it there to tell them when somebody enters their shop. Something like that and a can of pepper spray should be good enough to make them go away. Does anybody know where one could get such a devic ?
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    Goeie more!!….. julle manne is n bietjie vroeg. Ons stalletjie wat gaatjies in ore, naeltjies en neusringe doen maak eers 7:30 oop.

    Maar ek kan solank vir jou die gaatjies inskiet en jy kan later terugkom vir die jewellery…..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalmachine View Post
    Goeie more!!….. julle manne is n bietjie vroeg. Ons stalletjie wat gaatjies in ore, naeltjies en neusringe doen maak eers 7:30 oop.Maar ek kan solank vir jou die gaatjies inskiet en jy kan later terugkom vir die jewellery…..
    'n Antwoord soos die help nie die saak nie…kom gee bietjie raad en se dan vir ons wat sal jy doen? Soos 'n hond op sy rug bene oop?...nie almal wil so werk nie. Ek dink glad nie 'n knop kierrie of 'n baseball bat of 'n bietjie pepper spray is enigsens oorbodige selfverdedegings meganismes nie. Dit kan inteendeel goed geargumenteer word dat die boonste metodes baie sag is (nanny state) teenoor wat die mense en die boere van ouds gedoen het met 'n skelm.
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