Best of Getaway funny signs: lavatory humour

Posted on 8 February 2013

It’s amazing how many people go to considerable lengths to tell other people wacky things on boards – and often get the message so delightfully wrong doing it. Hundreds of these memorable signs have been spotted, photographed, and sent in by Getaway readers as they journey through these hilarious, poignant, silly, ridiculous and often bewildering signs.

Getaway magazine looks back over the twenty-odd years of publishing to bring you this Best of Getaway Funny Signs collection. This definitely doesn’t mean that these funny signs have all been seen before. In recent years travel has become easier and more and more Getaway readers have explored an ever-increasing footprint across the planet, meaning the repertoire of funny signs pictures have grown to include some never-seen-before corkers.

Here is a selection of the funniest toilet-related signs


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Lany Olivier stopped for a break at the Olifantsnek rest stop, during a recent trip to Sun City in the North West, only to find this strange sign in the toilet. We wonder how many people might consider that a challenge.



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Barry Lunderstedt noticed this hawker selling ‘multi-purpose’ mielies on the side of the road in Kokstad.



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Brendan Stevens found this one on the toilet seat in the men’s toilet at Eikendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. That’s right, in the men’s. Clearly most of the patrons of this establishment enter with drastically impaired judgement and as Brendan suggests, it may very well have something to do with all that wine tasting.



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This sign at the golf clubhouse in Dordrecht, Eastern Cape, could be deemed shocking news. Taken by Charl Strydom.



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Anatomy for mariners. Taken by JJF Meyer in Guinjata Bay, Mozambique.

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You can win a copy of Best of Getaway funny signs by submitting your own funny roadside signs. Click here to find out more.

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