Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

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Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby Camp » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:27 pm

Went there this last weekend. I met the new owners who had bought it three weeks ago. The previous owners (a charity of sorts, apparently funded by overseas body) just up and left. The new owners did not even know of the campsite until they received some calls of the gate, and had heard that there was some climbing. Strange circumstances. He did not know what to charge for camping, so I told him. (R40)

If you are going there, call Neil 0824169194 (Owner - lives in Barberton) or his brother Wim from the area whose is "managing" 0828545678

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby gripit » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:05 pm

Thank you for the feedback. Any idea if they plan on keeping it open for climbing ?

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby Camp » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:42 pm

Seems so. I took some time explaining the attraction/value to climbers and so on. He seems very keen.

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby wayne » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:19 pm

Thanks for the info, planning to go there this weekend!

Just spoke to Wim on the phone, R40 pp per night camping

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby Camp » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:58 pm

Please give me a report on the condition of the campsite/ablutions. Neil had said that they were going to be doing repairs and upgrades.

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby Liz » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:36 pm

Hi, went there on the last weekend in Feb. The campsite and ablutions were neat and clean. There was enough warm water as well as toilet paper. I would just recommend you bring your own braai grid, since there was only about one decent one available, wood can still be bought at the gate for R5 a bundle. I spoke to the owner and apparently the farm is for sale at the moment, for about R 10 000 000.

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby Camp » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:19 pm

R10 Mill is not to bad. A bit of canned hunting can recover a bit of that, and the local community need some grazing lands. Not a bad business option.

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby JonoJ » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:26 pm

Camp wrote:....A bit of canned hunting can recover a bit of that, .....
:pukel:

Oi!!! We'll chuck you in a cage, armed with a stick, and send some lions in for some fun. I'd say R500 a ticket for spectators would be reasonable. :twisted:

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby proze » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:34 pm

Camp wrote:...the local community need some grazing lands...

Yes, we definitely need hoards more skinny nguni cattle overgrazing the crap out of everything causing massive erosion. It's worked so well all over our country! :thumleft:

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby dirktalma » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:31 pm

Just spoke to Wim on the phone. They're selling the place within a week so their not taking any bookings for chalets or camping for the next two weeks

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby Montie » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:51 pm

Awesome, Climbing and hunting in the same day, Perfect ! ! !

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Re: Eagle Mountain aka Mt Everest access

Postby Liz » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:14 am

I sure hope the new owners will be climber friendly!


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