The valley of the Gamtoos River in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape is the western gateway to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. Less than one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth and even less from Jeffrey’s Bay, a short way from the village of Patensie en route to the Baviaanskloof, there lies a tranquil bush camp in thick indigenous forest offering tented accommodation – Tia Ghee. Tia Ghee is catered and fully equipped so as to make it as straightforward an experience as possible.
Tia Ghee is the Khoi for “secluded” and no word could describe it better. Although less than three and a half kilometers from the tar road, this bush camp is in such forested terrain at the foothills of the Elandsberge that you could be in the middle of nowhere if it was not so conveniently located.
In this natural forest the only sounds to be heard are the birds calling, the breeze rustling the leaves of the trees, occasionally the distant bark of a baboon and the chuckling of the stream which runs right through the camp (when there has been rain).
All sorts of life are abundant here. The emerald spotted wood dove is frequently heard, the Knysna Loerie may sometimes be spotted feeding on the fruits of the trees and forest buzzards are almost certain to be seen, to name just a few. Impala, Nyala, and caracal also inhabit the forest and keen eyes can sometimes spot a bushbuck, even on the very fringes of the camp itself.
What is Tia Ghee?
“It is a tented camp, it is quite, it is remote, it is rustic, it is in a forest, it is basic, nice and comfortable, just what we needed. No TV, no cell phones and no electricity”.
Those who enjoy South African trees and wildflowers will enjoy exploring the forest with its Yellowwood, Wild Fig, Forest Eelder, Stinkwood, Sneezewood, Cape Ash, Wild olive, Plumbago and many more.
This is the place to come if you enjoy peace and tranquility and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With no cell phone coverage, you can’t be disturbed by your phone or anyone else’s.
Tia Ghee is also ideal as a stopover on your way to or from the Baviaanskloof.
For team building or a “bosberaad” with a difference, Tia Ghee makes the ideal setting for up to 25 persons.
South African Camping Trend Stocks
For many years, camping has been growing in popularity in South Africa. The corona pandemic has accelerated this process. Mzansi flee in nature when hotels are closed and crowds pose a risk of infection. In 2020, over 40% more mobile homes were registered in South Africa than in the previous year. Passionate campers, on the other hand, require not only their travel trailers, but also a lot of camping accessories.
Because the end of this trend isn’t in sight, let’s take a closer look at the camping trend in this article. We’ll go over five stocks that investors can buy to profit from other people’s vacations according to the Retail Forex Trading in South Africa.
Equity Lifestyle Properties REIT (WKN: A0DNDJ)
An American REIT, Equity Lifestyle Properties, is also among the most exciting camping stocks. After all, it is the leading REIT in the camping sector in the United States.
Other resorts, harbors, and prefabricated house parks are also part of the REIT’s portfolio. Equity Lifestyle Properties REIT has already grown to a respectable size, with over 400 properties in its portfolio and over 4000 employees.
Dometic (WKN: A1437L)
The Dometic Group is a Swedish manufacturer of caravan installations. Doors, cooling systems, sanitary facilities, and minibars are among the many products available.
The Dometic Group’s own line aims to make camping trips more comfortable and to outfit the motorhome. The Dometic Group is globally positioned, with over 20 plants in Europe, Asia, and America.
Thor Industries (WKN: 872478)
When you think of camping stocks, the first thing that comes to mind is Thor Industries of the United States. It is the world’s largest mobile home manufacturer. The company now has a market capitalization of just under $8 billion.