A neighbour’s tent pegs on your stand, a wet floor in the ablution block, a radio or TV at full volume, or a braai drum full of ash. Tell us what you absolutely cannot stand when you’re camping.
When previous campers leave the place dirty, with rubbish and booze bottles lying everywhere except in the bin.
For me it’s the music loud enough for the entire campsite to hear. Take people into consideration! And also, if the rules state that no music is allowed but it doesn’t get enforced.
Just one thing annoys me: those little black kick bikes with plastic wheels on tarmac. Especially before sunrise. Everything else I can handle.
When you spot an open stand and the neighbour comes over to say “Sorry, I’m keeping this spot for my friend”.
Eben de Swardt
A neighbour who burns more lights at night than at Ellis Park.
Drunk teenagers that try to create an outdoor nightclub on their stand. I hate conflict so I rather just don’t return to the same place.
Ropes and string that’s tied up from tree to tree for washing. It looks very unneat.
Naughty children who throw tantrums all day long. And their mom and dad seem oblivious to it all.
Jan van Staden
Campers who look at me like I’m something the cat dragged in and who don’t greet.
People who don’t clean the ablution facilities after they’ve used it and expect others to tidy up after them.
Norman du Plooy
Cigarette butts from the previous campers. And people who smoke around and in the ablution facilities.
My biggest gripe are pool pumps that stay on all night long. Have you ever noticed how peaceful it is when they’re switched off?