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Many people are ready to unwind after a long and tiring year. And nothing says “relax” and “festive season” quite like a camping trip with loved ones. While the road trip is all about padkos and playlists, camping is about enjoying long and lazy days, relaxing next to the caravan. To make sure you don’t run into any disappointments, start caring and maintaining your caravan, jet ski and boat batteries long before your road trip shifts into gear. Unlike household batteries that can be used to power more than one device, car and leisure batteries are not interchangeable. Car batteries…

Name: Vikash Singh Give us some background on this image: On a recent visit to Gariep Dam I was treated to an evening lightning spectacle. I used my Canon SX500IS with and exposure time of 15 seconds.

Name: Quinton Locke Give us some background on this image: Caravanning at Umlalazi Nature Reserve up the North coast and being the only caravan in the open park for the entire weekend. No people, no sounds but the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and fish splashes.

Name: Arnoldus Schoeman Give us some background on this image: ‘n Storie van ‘n ander donker aard … Ek en my vrou Antoinette, het in die Kruger gekamp – ons geliefde kamp plek. Ek skrik een oggend hier by twee uur wakker en hoor ‘n helse geraas – klink soos ‘n leeu. Ek voel langs my my vrou is nie in die bed nie en sy gaan nooit sonder my badkamer toe nie. Ek skrik my yskoud – sit my koplig aan en leopard crawl uit die tent uit. Iets moes met haar gebeur het – sekerlik het ‘n leeu…

Name: Antoinette Schoeman Give us some background on this image: By hierdie kampvuur word tot laat aand gekuier en dit diep in die bosveld waar ons die wilde diere se geluide kan waardeer – God se Tempel Natuur kan besigtig – sien hoe die sterretjies vir ons GROOT KAMPERS EN BUITELUG WESENS knipoog – ons dien die son ondergaan en somtyd sien ons hoe die dag breek vroeg in die oggende. Hier word kampstories vertel – speletjies gespeel – wyshede van kamplewe uitgedeel en sommer net LEKKER LEKKER gekuier! Winter of somer die donkerte bly maar lekker om daardie kampvuur!

Name: Jenni Lane Give us some background on this image: There were mating lions right near camp, while watching them another male muscled in…….suddenly lions were exploding all over the place. I clicked a few shots……and found this later when reviewing.

Name: Paul Oosthuizen Give us some background on this image: We were sitting chatting on the banks of the Chobe river during a 2 week tour around Botswana. The eerie noise of breathing and chomping about 10m behind us in the dark. Deadly silence followed and I dared to turn around and take this snap without a flash. Once we recovered and lit up the area, it was a Buffalo bull that joined us for supper.

Name: J Steyn Give us some background on this image: I heard some scratching sound come from my garden outside but couldn’t see anything at first. So I grabbed a torch and saw this chap…then went to grab my camera! I has only seen this animals in books until I moved to Swaziland.

Name: Jacqui Give us some background on this image: We decided to go on short night drive after a German couple we met told us they had spotted lion about 10 minutes away. It was only our second night so we were quite fresh and in an adventurous mood! As you can see it was well worth it!

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