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Loadshedding South Africa

LOAD SHEDDING SOUTH AFRICA

I would love to know what other hosts in South Africa does when load shedding happens. It is 2x a day for 2 hours and in some places up to 4 x a day. It is not good for our business at all. I do candles, oil lamps and gas bottles and gas stove top for my self-catering apartment. My guest BBQ weather permitting and go eat out, mostly.  would love to hear your thoughts guys. xx 

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M Adamopoulou

Moira do you mean you dont have electricity for a couple of hours???

3 months ago
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Moira

Morning love Yes. 4 x a day for 2 hours. We are in the dark from 2 to 4 for every morning, 10h30 - 12h30 2 - 4 pm, then 20H00 - 22h30 . It is so scary as I am so worried I miss last minute bookings. It is as quiet as it is already

3 months ago
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Katerinka12

Moira, you should receive sms message, just allow Booking to send you sms?

3 months ago
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Moira

I do but it has twice happened that even our cell provider network had no reception xxx but we hanging in there. tx M

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Hi! Moira today is a very warm sunny day. When sun shines so nice problems seem to slip away easier...

We have similar problems sometimes but not so often. Its drastic trying to make business not having the essentials.

In the summertime we face problems with water. Its very hard trying to explain to guests that they cannot have a shower after swimming...

Country problems... try to live with them....

Dont worry be happy....

3 months ago
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Katerinka12

These things are out of your control, so the guests should be understanding. As an option you can set autoresponder, so at least the guest can come while you are being surrounded by romantic candles :)

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Yes, yes, yes.... I love romantic candles. Try to make guests to love them also...

After all life is full of surprises and experiences.

We lived 15 years without having electricity network in our country home, spending amazing weekends with family and friends. Our house was surrounded by beautiful candle and lamp light. Even kids enjoyed it, but you cant live like that forever, nowdays. Not to mention that before the house was built we lived in a trailer... To tell you the truth I miss it sometimes, so many memories, it was fantastic....

3 months ago
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Moira

Woww M STRONGS TO YOU TOO. Never Knew xx Yip its all we can do. Just some overseas visitors that say they wish they were informed by there travel agents...........But nothing will stop us we will keep giving our best. TRUE Katerinka xx

3 months ago
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Moira

I love your spunk Maria it's my kind of life too!!!! We traveled Africa in our Landrover. It has its own double bed that you just push up...................I miss the campfires and sleeping in the bush!!! Thanks for sharing xxx BEST MEMORIES EVER

3 months ago
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Beverley Kroutz

Hello Moira

I have been experiencing the same problem (South African) but I purchased 6 Rechargeable LED lanterns and guests have been very happy and accepting. of the situation.

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Moira thanks to you best memories ever... Your guitar is marvelous... My son is a new composer and plays guitar....
Take care my dear....

3 months ago