Go! Camp & Drive - - Letters - GE­ORGE MARAIS Polok­wane

For the past 15 years we’ve been camp­ing with our off-road trailer and be­fore that with a tent. Some­thing struck me, es­pe­cially at the SAN­parks. We ar­rive at places like Ma­pun­gubwe, Satara and Shing­wedzi to spend a few days there. It’s time to choose a stand and on one of the nice shady stands there’s noth­ing more than a foldup ta­ble and a camp­ing chair. You as­sume it’s peo­ple with a mo­torhome or a rally tent on the car who’s camp­ing on this stand and they ob­vi­ously went some­where on a day trip. If you’re camp­ing like this you don’t need all that shade dur­ing the day, and chances are good that they are go­ing to stay only a few nights be­fore head­ing off again. Peo­ple who are go­ing to be spend­ing more time on a stand can ben­e­fit more from the shade on a stand like that. I sug­gest peo­ple at SAN­Parks build stands specif­i­cally for mo­torhome own­ers. They can add a few power points and even paved ar­eas to make it more en­tic­ing. I un­der­stand that we are all equally en­ti­tled to a stand, but maybe we can try to ac­com­mo­date each other?

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