Blog : Local camping spots

Escape to Augrabies

Escape to Augrabies

You know when you were in school and adults used to tell you they wished they were still in school and you thought they were out of their minds to want to be a kid again? The last few months I have become that bitter adult wishing I was back in school. Things got heavy and just like that spaghetti bridge you had to build in Grade 8, it only took one tiny bit of weight added for everything to snap and fall to the floor.

Everything came tumbling down on me last week and we got in the car and ended up meeting up with friends who went on a rowing trip on the Orange River. We met in Augrabies. The smallest little town that I had on my list of places I wanted to visit this year. 

I knew I wanted to see it, but I didn’t think I would fall in love.

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World’s worst Campers.

World’s worst Campers.

My brother in law and I thought it would be fun to go camping for a few days this holiday.

We figured we had two tents, a Land Rover and the rest we would just figure out. Since masses flock to the beaches, the Klein Karoo seemed to be the perfect choice. Quiet, cool stops along the road and not too far.

 

The next day my sister played Tetris with our luggage and managed to fit 4 adults, 2 kids and all our baggage in the back of the Landy. The road was cold and rainy and the cool temperature was welcomed. We drove through the Huguenots tunnel and took a right onto Route 62.

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