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Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« on: November 30, 2020, 08:09:20 am »
Not sure if folks have seen this. Spare a thought for Joe and Ruth. This must have been very traumatic. I'm posting this here only as a show of
support for them and to make people aware that it seems no place in this land is safe anymore. Also my sincere condolences to the victim's family.

It's one of my favourite places in the area (along with Highside) and I hope they can survive this mess. Strongs to them.

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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 08:31:02 am »
My hart huil  :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 08:33:27 am »
Sad story, but a very kak article that seems to want to place the blame on Uncle Joe for not making a absolutely beautiful bush setting into a guarded prison.
 
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 08:39:21 am »
I also thought that. If we wanted burglar bars and armed guards we could've just stayed home in Gauteng.

Sad story, but a very kak article that seems to want to place the blame on Uncle Joe for not making a absolutely beautiful bush setting into a guarded prison.
 
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2020, 09:07:01 am »
Read the article and I have to say that the "attack" on the owners is clearly unwarranted. No burglar bars can save you from bullets. :'(
 

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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2020, 09:17:30 am »
Sad story, but a very kak article that seems to want to place the blame on Uncle Joe for not making a absolutely beautiful bush setting into a guarded prison.

Agreed. Dis kak!
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2020, 09:20:52 am »
I was there 2 weeks ago with the 2nd group ride after lockdown and Joe is fantastic host, known him for many years.
This is very sad and. unfortunate and probably happened because they were the only people in the camp? I think the golden rule in SA is to always expect the worse everywhere and be prepared for it as much as you can.
I will keep on supporting Joe and go back there as soon as possible.
I have no respect for the local media and try not to support them ever !!

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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2020, 09:39:21 am »
Sad story, but a very kak article that seems to want to place the blame on Uncle Joe for not making a absolutely beautiful bush setting into a guarded prison.

Agreed. Dis kak!

Agree. No fault of the owners
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2020, 10:55:38 am »
Sad story, but a very kak article that seems to want to place the blame on Uncle Joe for not making a absolutely beautiful bush setting into a guarded prison.

Agreed. Dis kak!

Agree. No fault of the owners

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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2020, 11:36:45 am »
It's incidents and opportunistic crimes like these which will simply kill what is left of the tourism industry.

Strongs to the owners, I hope that this doesnt sink their life savings.

I also hope that there will be complaints about how this article was written.. shoddy to say the least,
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2020, 12:53:56 pm »
It is reality that the onus is on the owner of any SA travel destination to safeguard his patrons.

Otherwise it is goodbye patrons.

It is simply part of the impossible to rescue SA scenario.
 
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2020, 01:08:45 pm »
It is a disgusting state of affairs that all law abiding citizens find themselves in this prediciment.This appauling ANC government should be charged in an international court for all its misdemeanors.Enough said.
 
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2020, 01:37:41 pm »
ONLY one to blame here is our Govt that let Crime Stats soar to the horrific level it currently is, with no hopes (plans) of it getting better in the foreseeable future.

A bush camp or rustic camping is exactly what it is.

NONE of us want to go for a breakaway and lock yourself in behind alarms/fences/bars anyway - rather then just stay home.

This is tragic.

Not just the terrible Murder, but also the way we are forced to live.

Even more tragic.........is that we are getting more and more "used"  to this, up to the point where we all just accept this kak we all find ourselves in.
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2020, 02:25:32 pm »
It is reality that the onus is on the owner of any SA travel destination to safeguard his patrons.

Otherwise it is goodbye patrons.

It is simply part of the impossible to rescue SA scenario.

This is the problem.

I agree an owner should take reasonable precautions. But at the level of crime in this country, that risk is shared and not just on an owner.
If I decide to book accommodation in the bush, I assume some of the risk as well. I for one don't want to sit in a cage and look at the veld.
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2020, 02:56:05 pm »
And this is the tragedy of the day and a bigger problem at large. My family and I for the last 3 years go camping over Christmas and new year however with current happenings this now appears not too be the safest option it once used to be. The lockdown has created an additional 2 million unemployed people and counting. Of this 2 million + some will resort to opportunistic thuggery. Even the simple task of driving to these once Oasis's of peace is fraught with the potential of violent service delivery protests enroute. Even the national roads are a warzone with the current truck attacks. Its a fukup. Bottom line is dont let your guard down. Keep your loved ones close and If you are armed stay armed and be prepared. Thats just how life is for us at the moment.
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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2020, 03:17:18 pm »
And this is the tragedy of the day and a bigger problem at large. My family and I for the last 3 years go camping over Christmas and new year however with current happenings this now appears not too be the safest option it once used to be. The lockdown has created an additional 2 million unemployed people and counting. Of this 2 million + some will resort to opportunistic thuggery. Even the simple task of driving to these once Oasis's of peace is fraught with the potential of violent service delivery protests enroute. Even the national roads are a warzone with the current truck attacks. Its a fukup. Bottom line is dont let your guard down. Keep your loved ones close and If you are armed stay armed and be prepared. Thats just how life is for us at the moment.

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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2020, 03:45:21 pm »
Holy crap. I have stayed over at Joe's place plenty over the last few years. That is horrendous
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2020, 04:02:20 pm »
F&%K!!! :angry4:
 

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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2020, 04:31:14 pm »
And this is the tragedy of the day and a bigger problem at large. My family and I for the last 3 years go camping over Christmas and new year however with current happenings this now appears not too be the safest option it once used to be. The lockdown has created an additional 2 million unemployed people and counting. Of this 2 million + some will resort to opportunistic thuggery. Even the simple task of driving to these once Oasis's of peace is fraught with the potential of violent service delivery protests enroute. Even the national roads are a warzone with the current truck attacks. Its a fukup. Bottom line is dont let your guard down. Keep your loved ones close and If you are armed stay armed and be prepared. Thats just how life is for us at the moment.

 :thumleft: shoot first, make sure there are no witnesses, get rid of the evidence..... it worked well for the maffia...... :peepwall:

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Re: Tragedy at Bush Boys Adventure Camp
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2020, 06:56:07 pm »
Got the news Sunday morning and have been in a bit of a haze since then. Iíve probably stayed with Joe and Ruth in  20 -25 times in the last 3 or 4 years. On several occasions it was just me and one or both of my young daughters.

My heart goes out to Joe especially who has done so much for adv biking in our part of the world. Heís seen more than his fair share of tragedy. I sincerely hope that this will not damper his enthusiasm for what he is trying to achieve at Bush Boys.
 
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