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    Default Willems Rus new owners.

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    I see on the Willems Rus website they have new owners. Last time I was there, actually last year this time the place was in the market and we actually jokingly planned to buy it the entire weekend.

    Anybody been there recently, did things change with the new owners for better or worse?
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    Hi

    The new owners are ontop of things. They respond right away when you try and book and spent some money to do some upgrades. We were there in November. Everything perfect except one thing. Before no music was allowed. Now music is allowed and we unfortunately had a large group playing loud music all night. I never complained about it and going again in Feb. hopefully someone complained and they stopped allowing this. Anyway one of my favorite camps in near pretoria
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    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    Hi

    The new owners are ontop of things. They respond right away when you try and book and spent some money to do some upgrades. We were there in November. Everything perfect except one thing. Before no music was allowed. Now music is allowed and we unfortunately had a large group playing loud music all night. I never complained about it and going again in Feb. hopefully someone complained and they stopped allowing this. Anyway one of my favorite camps in near pretoria
    That to me is a deal breaker. I've been there under the previous ownership, but if this music thing remains, I will certainly not go back.
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    Default Re: Willems Rus new owners.

    Please raise it with the new owners - they cannot change if you dont make them aware.

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    Default Re: Willems Rus new owners.

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    Hi

    The new owners are ontop of things. They respond right away when you try and book and spent some money to do some upgrades. We were there in November. Everything perfect except one thing. Before no music was allowed. Now music is allowed and we unfortunately had a large group playing loud music all night. I never complained about it and going again in Feb. hopefully someone complained and they stopped allowing this. Anyway one of my favorite camps in near pretoria

    Did they actually change the rules now to allow music or was this simply people who didn't follow the rules?

    Ja with the previous owners it was always a bit of a mission to get hold of the tannie by phone and she also wasn't very fast with emails, but she was always super kind and accommodating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    Please raise it with the new owners - they cannot change if you dont make them aware.
    Agree 100%. I will take it up with them an should’ve done so in November
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellie2 View Post
    That to me is a deal breaker. I've been there under the previous ownership, but if this music thing remains, I will certainly not go back.

    Agree, but as said if they actually changed the rules, it will be worth letting them know why you won't be going back. I certainly won't if it is the case.
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    Music will be a deal breaker for me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    Did they actually change the rules now to allow music or was this simply people who didn't follow the rules?

    Ja with the previous owners it was always a bit of a mission to get hold of the tannie by phone and she also wasn't very fast with emails, but she was always super kind and accommodating.
    The owners sleep onsite. They were building a house at reception for them when we were there. They are also planning to add a shop and softserve for the kids.

    They will respond to any email within minutes. Very good with admin and unless you have a online booking system thats what you need. Strong admin.

    I will take up the music issue with them and hopefully it will go back to the way it was. To me music in a camp site in the bush is a deal breaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    The owners sleep onsite. They were building a house at reception for them when we were there. They are also planning to add a shop and softserve for the kids.

    They will respond to any email within minutes. Very good with admin and unless you have a online booking system thats what you need. Strong admin.

    I will take up the music issue with them and hopefully it will go back to the way it was. To me music in a camp site in the bush is a deal breaker.

    I mailed them now, will see when I can get space.

    I saw in the past the music thing and noise in general can put a camp owner / manager in quite a tough position. Imagine trying to quiet down a group of probably semi drunk people 22:00 at night when their party is just getting lekker. Some people behave like pigs, they break things, they slash tyres etc. For this reason I won't complain about noise on the night, I'll rather complain the following day or when I leave. Sure they then can't really do anything about it, but at least you won't get your tyres deflated or slashed by the drunk idiot next door because he knows it's you who complained to the manager that he's making a noise.
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    Ja ek al n paar keur daar gekamp baie lekker plek en ja harde muskiek gaan baie mense ook nie meer daar kamp nie en ek self hou ook nie van harde muskiek by n kamp plek in die bos nie.

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    Hopefully they'll follow a place like Nkwe, told when you book, no music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    Agree 100%. I will take it up with them an should’ve done so in November
    Please let us know their response, Pieter. I liked Willemsrus, but one must keep in mind that it is a mainstream campsite and you could get all sorts. Some really only go camping to have a change of scenery from their normal party venue. Willemsrus also have 1 or 2 sites suited to large groups and that always makes me nervous.

    If they changed the rules to allow music, well I will not go back soon.

    If the no music rule is still in place, they must apply it. Simple.

    From next year we can camp mid-week, that does make a difference.
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    Default Re: Willems Rus new owners.

    yeah.. I agree. There should be no music. It is called Willems Rus afterall, and not Willems Disco
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    Hierdie musiekonderwerp is 'n klein probleem en ek glo sal vinnig uitsorteer word.

    Kom ons hou aan om hulle te ondersteun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Hierdie musiekonderwerp is 'n klein probleem en ek glo sal vinnig uitsorteer word.

    Kom ons hou aan om hulle te ondersteun.

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    Ek stem glad nie saam nie. Musiek en dronk parties is vir my 'n enorme probleem by 'n kampplek.

    As plekke besluit om hulle ondersteunig te soek van kampeerders wat geen respek het vir mede-kampeerders nie en NET kom kamp om te raas, dan is dit reg en dis hulle keuse. Ek kies dan om hulle nie te ondersteun nie.

    Elke ou maak maar sy besluite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    Ek stem glad nie saam nie. Musiek en dronk parties is vir my 'n enorme probleem.

    As plekke besluit om hulle ondersteunig soek van kampeerders wat geen respek het vir mede-kampeerders nie en NET kom kamp om te raas, dan is dit reg en dis hulle keuse. Ek kies dan om hulle nie te ondersteun nie.

    Elke ou maak maar sy besluite.
    Hi , ek dink jy verstaan Johan se boodskap verkeerd. Hy bedoel hy glo die musiek probleem sal gou uitgesorteer word. Hy se nie dat ons hulle moet ondersteun al is daar musiek nie. Wel dit hoe ek dit lees
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    Default Re: Willems Rus new owners.

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    Hi , ek dink jy verstaan Johan se boodskap verkeerd. Hy bedoel hy glo die musiek probleem sal gou uitgesorteer word. Hy se nie dat ons hulle moet ondersteun al is daar musiek nie. Wel dit hoe ek dit lees
    As 'n plek musiek toelaat gaan iemand musiek speel. Ek verkies om my naweke rustiger te spandeer.

    As 'n plek nie musiek toelaat nie, moet hulle daai reel baie streng, vinnig en konsekwent toepas.

    Dis my opinie en nie noodwendig reaksie op Johan se post nie. EN ook nie spesifiek gemik op Willemsrus nie!

    Laat ons hoor in watter kategorie Willemsruns nou val met die nuwe eienaars. Ek het die paar keer wat ons daar gekamp het, baie geniet en sal graag weer wou terug gaan.
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    Perspektief van die anderkant van die draad af:

    Verstaan asb dat die musiek kwessie nog glad nie bevestig is as n nuwe reel nie.

    Ons self is betrokke in die gaste bederf en ek verseker elk een van julle dit is klippe kou. Die nuwe eienaars het net een missie en dit is om n great ervaring vir die te gee wat die natuur geniet.

    Kom ons wees sensitief dat een ervaring die ouens kelder voor hul nog begin het.

    Ek self LOVE Willemsrus en sal self herhaadelik trug gaan.

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