Look how cheap it is overseas
In earlier years I travelled across the country and also visited some of our neighbouring countries. I was, therefore, up to speed with accommodation costs, as well as camping tariffs. Today I’m retired and you look at costs differently. A month or three ago my wife, Tina, and I bought a travel package to Thailand. Accommodation was a week in a fancy hotel, and with the flights it cost R8 200 p.p. We decided to stay a bit longer and found a spot in a small, neat hotel at R165 p.d. We explored the area on a scooter that cost only R80 p.d. Even eating out wasn’t expensive compared to prices at home. We’ve camped all over, from Jeffreys Bay to Saldanha Bay. The accommodation in our Thai hotel was cheaper than in many of the campsites, and that in off-season. Addo was the most expensive. To camp these days comes at a premium, even if you only consider the water and electricity you’ll be using.