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The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« on: August 28, 2009, 08:45:19 PM »
Well, Uncle Stennie and myself, took the kids and their cousins to the local camp spot, Hohenfels. Just a mere 20 minute drive out of Oranjemund,along the Orange river, one encounters a thick forest of very tall tree's...... Being here feels like being in a Jungle in the tropics, very surreal, with plenty of wildlife and the ever present Namib Sandsea in the background........

Well we camped for three nights, had an awesome time, saw the monkey's and swam in the river..... Why more Oranjemunders don;t go camping here on the weekends, confounds me......

Some incredible sunrises also.......


In no particular order , here are a few snaps....

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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 08:46:39 PM »
Those tall tree's just blew me away....
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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 08:48:04 PM »
.... and yes, that potjie tasted as good as it looked!

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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 08:50:22 PM »
One cannot describe those early morning sunrises..... the sounds that go with it..... the wild geese..... a fish eagle........ the morning mist just lingering, as the river, as smooth as a mirror slides on by.....
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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 08:53:04 PM »
Now, that toilet was darn interesting,  only one path in through the bush and viola.... here it was, a magic throne, a simple longdrop toilet, At 02h00 in the orning, I must say, that one felt like one was on a movie set, kinda like the blairwitch project......

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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 08:58:14 PM »
And the last few..... ( I have other snaps that I wish to use in another topic.... but that will be next week!)

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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009, 09:10:16 PM »
I am telling everyone that is reading these posts, YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE NEXT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   meanpuff......
But  bravo to the older men for the delicious dinners that we seemed to have so many braai's for!


We all enjoyed the great moments but I am not sure we'll be keeping any moments about the toilets!!!

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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 09:58:23 PM »
Congrats to you all for what looks like a very enjoyable few days at Hohenfels Camp Site.

It's a pity that we were not able to join you as we know how peaceful it is , having camped there a few times many years ago.

It is certainly looking more greener there than what it was.

Glad that you all enjoyed it...............
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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009, 06:05:25 AM »
Wow, you guys are lucky to have such a great camping site away from people, and it looks so clean!  You wont find that in the cities!  Wish I could go with!
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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2009, 06:37:02 AM »
When you have time Bertie, let us know, the N7 North.......

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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2009, 09:26:38 AM »
It looks absolutely stunning guys and sounds like ye had the best time.....pick me up along the way next time - promise there's not much minding in me  sorriso2

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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2009, 03:59:18 PM »
Great pictures. I can still smell the river and the sand...
Thanx for the invite, maybe it'll be quicker if I borrow Paula's broom?
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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2009, 11:00:19 AM »
Looks like fun was had by all.... Thanks guys, brought back lots of good memories of our camping days at Beaufallon days...  36_1_72
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Re: The Great Hohenfels Camp - August 2009!
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2009, 12:11:48 PM »
A question, if you don't mind.
How cold is the river water? It is still winter here.
The campsite looks amazing. Is it where we used to have Girl Guide camps back in the 70's?
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