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    Default how do you find a campsite?

    myself and a group of friends used to camp one a year in November. we found a camp place that work for us and we have been going there every year for the past 3-4 years (camp Cloe)

    i want to start camping more often but it seems like quite a chore to research camp sites, and can get a bit overwhelming.

    i would love a site thats quiet, needs a bit of 4x4 to get there, but then also has electricity and water when you get there. (a big ask i know)

    my camping setup is min and i will keep it that way.

    so how do you guys find camp sites? word of mouth? online? throw a dart at a map and see whats there??

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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Try the WEG camping guide?



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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Easiest way....go onto Google maps in the area you might want to go and then search "camping"....that will give you like 90% of places.

    The rest either 4x4 forum (who is going camping this weekend), Youtube, word of mouth, T4A, iOverlander. Whenever we meet other campers we always ask what their favourite campsite in SA is, found some great 1s that way.
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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2 View Post
    ....so how do you guys find camp sites?
    Facebook! Not sure what area you are in, but the WC is full of lekker places to go.
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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Drive into Baviaankloof and see where the power lines are going, then keep the eyes open for a turn-off which has no gate.

    Follow to the end of the road, turn into the side track and "voila", here is your camping spot, power, ablution, water and solitude.

    Can be done from either side
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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...bush-camp-list

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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2 View Post
    myself and a group of friends used to camp one a year in November. we found a camp place that work for us and we have been going there every year for the past 3-4 years (camp Cloe)

    i want to start camping more often but it seems like quite a chore to research camp sites, and can get a bit overwhelming.

    i would love a site thats quiet, needs a bit of 4x4 to get there, but then also has electricity and water when you get there. (a big ask i know)

    my camping setup is min and i will keep it that way.

    so how do you guys find camp sites? word of mouth? online? throw a dart at a map and see whats there??
    search on youtube. Nowadays almost every campsite has a review there.
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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2 View Post
    myself and a group of friends used to camp one a year in November. we found a camp place that work for us and we have been going there every year for the past 3-4 years (camp Cloe)

    i want to start camping more often but it seems like quite a chore to research camp sites, and can get a bit overwhelming.

    i would love a site thats quiet, needs a bit of 4x4 to get there, but then also has electricity and water when you get there. (a big ask i know)

    my camping setup is min and i will keep it that way.

    so how do you guys find camp sites? word of mouth? online? throw a dart at a map and see whats there??
    You can take a look at the MapStudio Camp & Caravan guide, quite useful with GPS coordinates, short description, iconography legend that will tell you what to expect (and help search for what you're looking for).
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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2 View Post
    myself and a group of friends used to camp one a year in November. we found a camp place that work for us and we have been going there every year for the past 3-4 years (camp Cloe)

    i want to start camping more often but it seems like quite a chore to research camp sites, and can get a bit overwhelming.

    i would love a site thats quiet, needs a bit of 4x4 to get there, but then also has electricity and water when you get there. (a big ask i know)

    my camping setup is min and i will keep it that way.

    so how do you guys find camp sites? word of mouth? online? throw a dart at a map and see whats there??

    Tracks4Africa trip planner. Switch on the camping layer to see all campsites.

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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2 View Post
    myself and a group of friends used to camp one a year in November. we found a camp place that work for us and we have been going there every year for the past 3-4 years (camp Cloe)

    i want to start camping more often but it seems like quite a chore to research camp sites, and can get a bit overwhelming.

    i would love a site thats quiet, needs a bit of 4x4 to get there, but then also has electricity and water when you get there. (a big ask i know)

    my camping setup is min and i will keep it that way.

    so how do you guys find camp sites? word of mouth? online? throw a dart at a map and see whats there??

    Download iOverlander app....easy to use, lots of info, lots of reviews, generally will indicate if ther is electricity, water, wifi, restaurant, pool, etc etc...some photos as well.

    The app is free to use and covers the whole globe. I use it often, especially in Namibia.

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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari Safari View Post
    Drive into Baviaankloof and see where the power lines are going, then keep the eyes open for a turn-off which has no gate.

    Follow to the end of the road, turn into the side track and "voila", here is your camping spot, power, ablution, water and solitude.

    Can be done from either side
    Give us some more clues please?
    - turn left or right?
    - how far in (preferably from the north side)

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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Hi

    This map by Glen Purdon is extremely well documented:
    https://goo.gl/0CWfno


    Hope this helps!
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    Default Re: how do you find a campsite?

    Watch youtube for campsite reviews. Then you get to see what it looks like as well. Follow channels you relate to. I trust “Get out go” and “travel gigolo”

    Life is too short to visit the same place over and over.

    I once made a reservation based on a travel magazine before the interweb was so integrated in our lives (2009). What a terrible experience. Clearly the writers were paid for the review or didnt actually visit the camp.

    “Ongerepte natuur” can also refer to rotting animal carcasses strewn across the veld. So dont trust a cleverly written article.

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