Fandango’s One-Word Challenge – Camp

I am joining in on this week’s One Word Challenge

Thanks to Fandango for the word Camp

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

I love to travel.  This involves being able to adapt to staying in hotels, guest houses, self-catering cabins, etc.   I have stayed in some pretty awesome places from simple to luxurious but CAMPing is what I enjoy most.

We used to do rooftop tenting which was amazing fun, but we now have an off-road caravan which combines luxury with simplicity.

While staying luxurious accommodation where you don’t have to think about cooking, cleaning or laundry can be great for a short time, I still prefer to CAMP.  I just love my caravan.

Caravan rigIMG_4111


Of course, you need to be very organised before you set off on a caravan camping holiday.  Over the past few years, I have it just about down to a fine art.  Packing up to go is easy.  I have two picnic baskets – one for the flask, mugs, tea and coffee, etc.  Another for breakfast/lunch needs.  All these things live in those baskets and there’s no need to rush to pack caravan crockery into them each morning.

The caravan is perfectly equipped for our needs and so when we pack up it’s just a matter of making sure we have food and clothes.

Then the actual camping is just fabulous.   Not even cold and rainy weather can spoil it.  We have air-con in the caravan, a table to sit at if it’s raining and a cozy double bed to snuggle into.



The places we go camping are usually warm and dry though and I just love sitting out in the evenings, sipping an excellent Cape wine, watching the sun go down while the fire burns down for the Braai!


In South Africa, we are privileged to have awesome game reserves to visit. Camping ranges from glamping luxury to rustic unfenced sites where the wildlife could wander through at any time!   One just needs to be aware and one is perfectly safe.





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