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Offline Derik

Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2012, 08:05:41 am »
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2012, 08:40:17 am »
It was a long time before I found even a gate in the fence so I could get off the road. 

yup, it amazes me how many fences there are in SA... even in the friggin karoo.

There is a fencing act that stipulates you need a fence around any property.

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2012, 09:36:14 am »
If you stay there for 24 hours you're starting a squatter camp ;)
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2012, 10:32:25 am »
If you going to camp next to the road, I assume it will be in a very deserted area. So why worry? Drive off the road behind a hill so no-one can see you. We did this through Africa.

I did the same through whole of Africa, even Namibia, just make sure no-one can see you from the road.

I slept in the Sahara just there in the dunes where I was riding, obviously no road there and at 2 that night a truck with supplies luckily missed me and the bike with a few meters.
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2012, 08:08:07 am »
If you ask a farmer to camp next to a drinking trough on his farm I am sure he wouldnt mind. Looking at making that a chapter in my book, Called " South African Wild Camping"
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2012, 08:45:43 am »
I work mate enjoys hiking and sleeps often in remote areas, what he did was take a battery powered door chime, the ones you get a any hard ware and set it up with a trip wire around his camp site, gives you a heads up to any one coming to do so affirmative shopping
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2012, 10:07:57 am »
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2012, 10:16:58 am »
Most hardware shops sell a battery based infrared sensor alarm. I have one in my camping kit, that I place outside at my bike. It does seem to work quite well.
 

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2012, 10:43:56 pm »
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Offline Derik

Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2012, 08:41:07 am »
Lyk meer soos bos oorlog, sal kyk na infra rooi sensors. Hierdie myne kan dalk net droogmaak in een van die sakke op grondpaaie....
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2012, 02:49:08 pm »
i once camped (with my landy) next to the road out of desperation.

i was on my way back from malawi (via zambia and botswana) when darkness fell. my plan was to push through to joburg in one go from the border, but at around 7pm i was totally exhausted. i was alone with no one who could help drive, and far from any official campsites.

exacerbating the problem was that although i was between ellisras and vaalwater , which is wild african bushveld, there was just fence for km after km preventing me from getting off the road and out of view.

but then i found a cellphone tower, which had an open gate. it was the perfect spot - far enough off the road, out of view, and didn't constitute "trespassing" as much as going onto someone's farm.
 

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2012, 10:17:30 pm »
I don't know of even 1 farmer in our area that will not let you camp on his farm as long as you are careful with the campfire.
I can almost guarantee you that if you drive into a farm house and ask to camp a night anywhere in SA you will be welcome and invited for a cup of coffee the next morning. Just be careful of those dogs, nowhere to run on a bike.....
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2012, 10:34:21 pm »
Die dorpe waar ek kamp is net so leeg en kak soos langs die N1... O0

Personally... Camping the night without a fire is like kissing your sister... its still lekker... but something doesnt feel quite right.... :deal:
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2012, 05:42:02 am »
As ek mag Hijack?

Dit was net vir my baie opvallend dat die kind se kop soos die hond se gesig lyk! (ja basterbrak)

Tragies die mense se omstandighede en dan tel ek nog 4 babas/kleuters ???
 

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2012, 10:05:27 pm »
I recently camped about 10km outside Grunau in Namibia, just across the railway line running parallel to the road. It was perfect! We were there from about 3pm to 10am the next morning. The tent wasn't visible from the road but my bike was as i couldn't fit it through the tunnel under the rails, although my buddies XT did fit through.
 

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2012, 06:00:28 am »
That looks awesome!
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2012, 07:15:50 am »
If you going to camp next to the road, I assume it will be in a very deserted area. So why worry? Drive off the road behind a hill so no-one can see you. We did this through Africa.

I did the same through whole of Africa, even Namibia, just make sure no-one can see you from the road.

I slept in the Sahara just there in the dunes where I was riding, obviously no road there and at 2 that night a truck with supplies luckily missed me and the bike with a few meters.
The same happend to me more or less. It was Geniel de Villiers this time on a early morning practise run in the Sahara desert in Tunisia... My in my donder geskrik die oggend.
 

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2012, 08:16:51 am »
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2012, 04:19:53 pm »
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2012, 05:07:26 pm »
Unless your camp site doesnt look anything like this. You shouldnt have a problem.

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