Camping Trips and photos: -

10-07-Kruger Park
10-02 Sabie tubing
09-12 Skukuza, Kruger Park

09-06 Kruger Park.

09-04 Hazyview / Kruger

09-03 Kontiki
09-02 Berg en Dal

08-11 SARL Field Day

08-10 Madikwe
08-08 Scout Bootcamp
08-08 Badplaas
08-04 Wilderness
08-02 Sabie
08-01 Pilanesberg
07-11 Pilanesberg
07 10 Emerald Casino
07-09 Ezemvelo
07 08 Safubi River Lodge + kuir

07-08 Nelspruit Scouting Centenary

07-05 Rand Air Show
07-04 Berg-en-Dal
07-03 Kontiki
07-02 Sabie
06-12 Berg-en-Dal
06-07 Swadini
06-04 Letaba - Kruger National Park
06-04 Cape Town
06-03 Kontiki
06-02 Sabie
05-12 Loskop Dam
05 12 Magoebaskloof
05-09 Loskop
05-09 Eden Park
05-08 Berg-en-Dal
05-07 Swadini
05-05 Atlanta
05-04 Dragon Peaks
05-03 Berg-en-Dal KNP
04-08 Loskop Dam
04-07 Swadini
03-12-Witbank Dam
03-11 Mabalingwe
03-09 Berg-en-Dal / Pretoriuskop
03-06 Klein Paradys Nylstroom


The Chamberlain's Electronic Scrap Book.

Camping stories and photo's.

Photo taken on Bridge over crocodile river after just leaving Malelane gate from Kruger Park.


Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, then the ones you did.

So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream....

               - Mark Twain -


27-05-2007 Updated

Well, time has come to update the front page of our web site (The old one is here). Things have changed to some extent, but the joy of caravanning is still there.

One of the changes is where we go. In the previous home page, I said we liked to visit different resorts. Times have changed and find that we now go to places where we have had really good times. Two in particular are Swadini and Berg-en-Dal. Swadini in the middle of winter is lovely. The weather is very mild and is a great escape from the cold Johannesburg winters.

As for Berg-en-Dal, the Kruger is my favourite place and Berg-en-Dal is literally 4.5 hours down the road which is an absolute pleasure to drive. Exceptionally well kept roads, scenic and quick.

Main change in our life to date is a new Car. I finally decided to get my dream car which is a VW Caravelle. The model is the 7 seater 128kw manual TDI. To say the kids (now teenagers) were over the moon is an understatement. The two seats immediately behind the driver / passenger seats make life for them awesome. The seats have arm rests, they recline, they swivel so you can face backwards and finally, are fully moveable on a rail system so that you can have as much leg room as possible.

As mentioned in my previous home page, my Volvo used to have power. Although the X-Trail was on 96kw it was good for towing, but nothing like the Volvo at 128kw. The Caravelle also has 128kw but 400nm of torque. I have not yet had the opportunity to tow the caravan, however, during the last weekend of April 2007, we will be heading to B&D again and the bus will be put through its paces. Driving around town however tells me that I am going to be realy satisfied.

Update: - read "Berg-en-Dal Apr 2007 to hear about the Caravelle towing".

Biggest worry? Well, John is in his matric year and next year we do not know what is happening. He may be working, he may be overseas, college, varsity, who knows. Basically, will he be coming on our regular holidays? A friendly word of warning. They grow up quick and one day will be out the nest. Enjoy the times you have with the kids around. It is very quiet around the house when they are out partying!

Anyway, as mentioned in this site, enjoy what we have to show you. You are welcome to e-mail me at any time.

Many regards,

The Chamberlain family.

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