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Offline krazy-eyes

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2012, 01:04:01 pm »
as far as roadside camping goes, there is no better place for it than namibia or botswana. simply drive till the sun sit's low, pull off the road, and camp in a suitable spot. out of view is always best for privacy (and safety, not that safety is much of an issue there).

mozambique, malawi, zim, etc is more densely populated, but still no problem. it's nearly impossible to find a spot far away from people or villages, so the best thing is to find a nice looking/small village and camp there. it's always nice to see them smile form ear to ear when you ask if you can spend the night. to them it's an honour to have you , and usually they even bring you food.

in SA it's probably not as safe, but there are still many many places remote enough to go unnoticed and un-hassled like the karoo, northern cape, parts of mpumalanga, etc.

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2013, 11:35:26 am »
it would be nice to do a camp out in the open , blow up doll and i are really thinking of doing it 

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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2013, 02:56:28 pm »
On our way back from a caving trip in Bots we ran into trouble with very muddy roads and time constraints - found a lekker spot and set up camp. The following day we discovered we were about 100m from the local chief's house - He was quite chuffed that we had chosen that spot to camp  :thumleft:
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2013, 11:21:36 am »
A bit of common sense and making sure you cant be seen from the road makes it able for you to camp almost anywhere...  As long as you make sure to leave nice and early and your bike doesnt sound like a thunder storm arriving on a clear day 

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Re: Re: Camping next to road
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2013, 04:21:44 pm »
Jip, the basics have pretty much been covered here.

One point I'd like to add is keep an eye on your bike's tracks if you're in a sandy area. I've come across stealth camp sites around here where people pulled their bakkies off the road to camp. I got there during the day so the camper/s had left already but I still follow the tracks each time.

The first thing that comes to mind when I see tracks going off the road is a car accident (It won't be the first time - people drive like idiots on gravel roads).
Had I drove during the night I'd have bumped into them for sure. Now my intentions there were to help out if it was an accident, but equally if some affirmative shopper saw the tracks he'd follow them for different reasons.

Leaving great big bike tracks in the veld might go unnoticed by city folk, but every bushy will definitely know about your camp. :imaposer:
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Re: Camping next to road
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2013, 02:05:36 pm »
Need to get away from the side of the road go in bout 40m at least so nobody can then ride over you
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