This is the long explanation of how the listings on Gone Camping works. Read it carefully. A strict policy to allow only listings on roads less travelled will be kept, in case of doubt listings will be removed.

Member - Venues

The primary goal of Gone Camping.

This is a restricted category of listings only available to paying members. Non members cannot even see the option of Member Venues.

Members will consists of both owners and campers. Owners wanting to make their facilities available to the small group of campers who cares about the silence and unspoiled beauty he can offer, but the owner do not want to advertise commercially and therefore spend a lot of money on facilities.

It is not for the weekend camper who wants to "enjoy nature" while boozing, fishing, braaiing, noise polluting the place with his latest CD of Stoutgat Treffers in the boombox and perhaps even his mobile satellite dish to watch the game. There are more than enough places catering for that within less than an hour from most towns.

In this category, owners and members can submit venues. Any member that submits a venue, also agrees to act as a custodian for that venue and follow up on a six monthly basis, that the venue details are correct and that it is still available. If this info is not confirmed to be correct, the listing will expire.

To qualify as a member venue, the following are required:

  1. Absolute seclusion. You and your family can be on your own.
  2. If you are there, you cannot see a tarred road on the way to the horizon.
  3. You must have travelled at least 10 km gravel to get there.
  4. It is not recommended road for a normal caravan.
  5. Preferably a cell phone signal should be so intermittent at best, that you will consider other alternatives first in a life threatening emergency.
  6. Electricity if there must be, for powering lights at night. Nothing more.
  7. No development other than little house, shelter or toilet.

Commercial Venues

Commercial venues are for those owners who offers facilities close to or exactly in line with the goals of Gone Camping, but they advertise actively and their listing can fairly easily be found on the Internet.

The owner pays for advertising on Gone Camping, but listings will be scrutinized to see if it meets our goals.

These listings are open for public view and are considered to be the entry points for people who are thinking to break from the norm and see new worlds.

The commercial venues will therefore need to perform that integral function to let people make the mind shift.

To qualify as a commercial venue, the following are required:

  1. Campers should have their space either with large open areas in between, or well shielded stands. 10 stands at the very most.
  2. You must have travelled at least 10 km gravel to get there.
  3. It is not recommended road for a normal caravan.
  4. Preferably a cell phone signal should be so intermittent at best, that you will consider other alternatives first in a life threatening emergency.
  5. Electricity if there must be, for powering lights at night. Nothing more.
  6. A zero-tolerance policy for noise makers.
  7. Basic camp site facilities. Maybe a pool in hot dry ares. No holiday resort type stuff.

National / Provincial Parks

National Parks usually offers great service. However, most of their camping sites are rather large.

There are however one or two camps withing National or Provincial parks that are small and intimate.

Our listings therefore focus on individual camps.

The "Wilderness" camps offered by National Parks, are not listed due to the high prices.

To qualify as a National or Provincial Parks venue, the following are required:

  1. Campers should have their space either with large open areas in between, or well shielded stands. 5 stands at the very most.
  2. You must have travelled at least 10 km gravel to get there.
  3. It is not recommended road for a normal caravan.
  4. Preferably a cell phone signal should be so intermittent at best, that you will consider other alternatives first in a life threatening emergency.
  5. Electricity if there must be, for powering lights at night. Nothing more. No electricity at stands.
  6. A zero-tolerance policy for noise makers.
  7. Basic camp site facilities. Maybe a pool in hot dry ares. No holiday resort type stuff.
 

Farm Stalls

If there are any farm stalls that actually makes a living and is not on a tarred road, we would love to hear from it! Any person can submit details to the webmaster. A photo or two and accurate GPS coordinate is mandatory.

Members only can create listings and is responsible for updating the listing, but it can be viewed by the public. Call it a "community service" by members.

If a non-member want to submit a worth while listing, he can email details and photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Places to Eat

Again, this is simple.

If it is part of any Franchise, it cannot be listed.

If the salad was not fresh and the pie was dry, rather don't list it.

We are looking good fresh food in any price bracket and that tannie with her famous delicatessen - the type that makes it worth driving a detour for.

No big cities. Measured on Google Earth, no more than 5 km from tip to tip in any widest direction including the townships.

Members only can create listings and is responsible for updating the listing, but it can be viewed by the public. Call it a "community service" by members.

If a non-member want to submit a worth while listing, he can email details and photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..