Look how cheap it is over­seas

Go! Camp & Drive - - Letter - WILLY PITTNER Eden­vale

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.

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