"Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by Lisbeth » Wed May 17, 2017 10:38 am

mikef wrote:
Agreed - but if 10 of me wished to do this we could potentially occupy the whole front which is currently allowed. I do believe areas might need to be identified for longer term occupation which would then apply to everyone.
Very unlikely and only theory O** The tents at Pretoriuskop are there!!
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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by mikef » Wed May 17, 2017 11:17 am

You are right - which is why the outcry. 0/*

The issue to me is that the current rules appear to allow this and will need to be revised to protect the KNP camping experience as we know it. Any long term occupation has the potential to impact on other campers - if there is only 1 great site and I hog it for 6 months that removes it from the normal usage pool. I would love to be able to spend more time camping - unfortunately current circumstances do not permit this. O/

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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by Richprins » Wed May 17, 2017 11:21 am

A friend suggested that nothing stops one from going to sit amongst these tents and enjoy the view! :twisted:
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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by RobertT » Wed May 17, 2017 12:40 pm

mikef wrote:
Lisbeth wrote:
mikef wrote:instance my desire to spend 6 months full time camping in the park? If they try to prohibit reselling of accommodation they will be closing down the safari industry.
You only have one tent, Mike and do not occupy the whole front.
Agreed - but if 10 of me wished to do this we could potentially occupy the whole front which is currently allowed. I do believe areas might need to be identified for longer term occupation which would then apply to everyone.
With the making an area for longer term accommodation as they are saying they are looking at, then new ablutions etc would also need to be constructed for the longer term accommodation, more staff quarters and at the end of the day will mean more vehicles on the roads in already high volumes of vehicle areas and more traffic.

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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by Bushcraft » Wed May 17, 2017 2:23 pm

Check out G@amespotters post at the end of the page in the link below. Something very "fishy" on the go O/

https://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtop ... 6&start=45

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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by Lisbeth » Wed May 17, 2017 4:41 pm

The SPF is far behind AW when it comes to information. We also knew the name of "Tented Adventures" quite some time ago. Of course there is something fishy going on, that is nothing new either. It has been expressed in this topic more that ones.
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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by Bushcraft » Wed May 17, 2017 8:57 pm

Lisbeth wrote:The SPF is far behind AW when it comes to information. We also knew the name of "Tented Adventures" quite some time ago. Of course there is something fishy going on, that is nothing new either. It has been expressed in this topic more that ones.
O**

Post 1 on page 1 is a link to the SPF :-?
Bushcraft wrote:What's the opinion on the below O** If I was big into camping at Pretoriuskop I would have a large pelican about this 0*\

https://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtop ... 48&t=97876
I didn’t realize the below was on the forum
When you request a reservation with Tented Adventures, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation. On the confirmation letter, you will see that the deposit must be paid to Kwikfab Projects (Pty) Ltd. The questions is: who runs and who is owner of Kwikfab Projects (Pty) Ltd?
Upon extensive research, it is clear that Kwikfab Projects (Pty) Ltd is an alternative name for Tented Camp Adventures (Pty) Ltd
A CIPC search shows Mark Lawrence Gordon as the single director and company secretary of Tented Camp Adventures (Pty) Ltd. The physical address is somewhere in central Johannesburg. A quick glance at the address on on Google maps shows it is NOWHERE a professional company but an address that simple meets the requirements of the law.

This leaves us with the question, who is Mark Lawrence Gordon?
The Lowvelder is talking about Jonathan Cohen as the managing director :-? I think there's a fair amount of information and links to be made in G@mespotters post. Maybe it's all here and I can't find it 0:

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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by Lisbeth » Wed May 17, 2017 9:19 pm

Certainly G@amespotter's post is much more exhaustive than anything we have here. We have bits and pieces and guesswork, but certainly the topic has been on here for quite some time now.
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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by H. erectus » Thu May 18, 2017 7:14 pm

From what I understand we are experiencing unfair business
relationship and practice here!! I suggest we forward and query
with our allies, legal experts on this one!!!
Heh,.. H.e

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Re: "Commercial Tents at Pretoriuskop "

Post by Richprins » Thu May 18, 2017 7:24 pm

Agreed, H.! Meetings coming up! \O
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