Transkei trip December - possible?

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by Tim S, 30 Mar 2010.

  1. Tim S

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    Hi all,

    It's doubtfull my wife can get leave this December so I'm thinking of a quick trip to the transkei in December / January at the end of this year. I'm from CT and would like to know if anyone (from CT) would be interested in joining me if I do go. My idea is to drive there and camp somewhere for about a week or so. My son and daughter will probably come with which leaves space for 1 to 2 people in my vehicle. We could share some costs (petrol etc) and a second vehicle is also an option but nothing more. I have a 4x4 trailer which sorts the kitchen and sleeping requirements. The problem is we need to book shortly and if it works out we can have a cool collection trip.

    Clearly this is just talk and also not for 100 people. I hope by asking I don't start an invasion. So lets see.

    I'm almost affraid to ask, but is anyone interested....
     
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    I WOULD LOVED to have gone, Tim - but I will have to see closer to the time. It's a wee bit early for me. As I do not know how my finances would be closer to the time. (Earning commission does do this type of thing).

    Once my Jeep is repaired, and I bought another 4x4, I would definitely love to join (well - me and my wife)
     
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    Yes, it is something you'd sell something to be able to do.
     
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    A quick question, Tim. Is camping space (or parking space) so limited that you hve to book now already?
     
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    Another thing - where exactly in Transkei were you thinking of going?
     
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    Hi Jacques,
    We went last year and when we booked in April, the place was full. For the first week and we had to find another camp site. The area is very bussy over December but starts emptying after new year. So considdering this, it would probably be easier to get a camp site after new year on short notice as this time I only want to go for about a week or so.
     
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    There are quite a few spots but one must try to be quite central. Anchorage Hotel has a camp sites just behind the hotel which is very nice with ablutions and electricity (for pumps). The ocean is 100m away with great diving to be had right there as well.
     
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    Tim, this just a post to say that I will NOT be coming with you :lol:


    sorry, couldn't resist...

    ...would've liked it though ;)
     
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    Hi Tim

    Been to anchorage... was about 10 years ago tho... but an awesome little place right on the coast with breathtaking views as the wild coast is well known for .
    Provides great fishing and they have decent camp sites too...
    not sure what its like now tho...
    PS Long drive too.. if you in JHB
     
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    Hi Shauno,

    I was there in Dec/Jan and before that I also went some 15 years ago last. It has not changed much. It's like time does not exist there until the day arrives that you have to return. If I could. I'd go every year.
     
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    Tim - do you know if there is any places that refill's SCUBA cylinders?
     
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    No I'm sorry Jacques, but I've got a mattress pump.... :)
     
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    LOL - I think that it will take SOME PUMPING to fill up a 15 litre cylinder up to 200 bar - using a mattress pump only! ;) LOL! ;)
     
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