We stayed at Calitzdorp Station for one night. The price is R75.00 per night per person, and electricity costs R25.00 per night. They offer a 10% discount on the daily rate (excluding the electricity) for pensioners.
The stands are reasonably level and are nestled below a high cliff that provides morning shade - there are very few shade trees on the sites. The ablutions are adequate and were clean during our visit. The access is easy, except that the sites are beyond a fairly narrow section that is overhung with trees - we did manage with our Motorhome. There are water taps, but the water is not clear, although apparently safe for drinking.
While the area is lawned, there are a LOT of devil thorns, so keep your shoes or plakkies on.
We enjoyed the novelty of this resort, and feel that it is a good overnight stop, or a longer stay might be enjoyed by those who would patronise the local cellars - renowned for their Port.
Be aware that there is a popular Pub on the site, but that it only operates during the weekend.
Michal thanks for th feedback on this one
Looks nice. How did you find it? When we used R62 to return home in Jan I made a point of looking out for interesting campsites and did'nt spot it. Must be going blind...
That's one of the fun things about Google - we typed in "Calitzdorp camping" and it was one of the resorts listed. We often look beyond the usual sites like Safari.now and similar. Some towns have quite effective tourism information websites, which may not have much detail on resorts, but at least list them so that one can investigate further.
We're at Jongensfontein now - it was a word of mouth recommendation by the Proprietor of a "Tuisnywerheid" in Ladismith...
...and good grapes if you there at the right time.
Have heard of Jongensfontein...on my list but the missus battles with sinus, so anyplace not grassed is a problem...Probably get a slap from admin here, but it does serve a different market, so maybe not, suggest you try the website budget-getaways. W.Cape only and lots of out-of-the-way places listed.
@ Duncan, welcome back, you have been very quiet..
The Jongensfontein stands are all well covered with surprisingly good lawn - bearing in mind that it is virtually on the beach. The clientele is mostly retired people at the moment and the weekend just past - but I do not know what busy times would be like. It is very peaceful now...
We know Budget Getaways well - we used to have our getaway listed before the farm was sold.
Whaaaat?? You had your own?? Now you tell us!!
Yip, but we had self-catering cottages - not camping. If you look for Berg en Dal in the Koue Bokkeveld on Budget Getaways, that was us - but the property has since been sold twice, and it is not the same anymore. The farm was on a narrow dirt road that could be challenging, and it was before the current off-road caravan craze began.
One of the neighbours to Berg en Dal - Suikerbossie - does offer camping on a beautiful riverbank. There is no electricity, but the setting is really special.
Thanks for your list of resorts - you have helped us to add to our list. We're at Montagu Guano Caves - leaving for home tomorrow to hibernate from the mad holiday rush...