20km noord van Britstown is die Kambro kamp met chalets. Dis ons rusplek wanneer ons noord OF suid ry. Die kamp se geriewe is uitstekend. Die chalets is van die pragtigste wat jy kan kry. Jou vuur is gepak en daar is ook Blitz en vuurhoutjies. In die somer maak die lugversorger jou nag heerlik koel, maar ons het ook al daar gestaan teen minus vier grade. Die winkel voorsien wegneem-etes (wildspastei) en jy kan ook heerlik in die restaurant eet. Dis n unieke snuistery-winkel.
Julle manne moenie hierdie plek, langs die pad, verby ry nie.
Ek skryf dit ook in my rondry boek
Die eienaar, Wilma Strauss, en gasvryheid is sinoniem. En as jy in die chalets bly kry jy nog 'n vars tuisgebakte broodjie ook met aankoms.
Ek nog nooit met die karavaan daar oorgestaan het nie, maar hulle kampeerplekke en ablusies is uiters netjies.
Dankie vir die waardevolle inligting.
Rooidam Cottages effe suid van Kambro, is ook pragtig. Dis nou as jy van die noorde af kom. Privaat ablusie, opwasgeriewe en gasstoof. Daar word ook hout en blitz voorsien. Gasvryheid van eienaars uitstaande! Stukkie grondpad heel haalbaar vir padkaravane.
Dankie vir die deel van inligting t.o.v. Rooidam Cottages. Ek het gou op hul webblad gaan loer - lyk na 'n lekker rustige Karooplaas. Ek let op dat hulle is sowat 1 km vanaf die N12, 10 km suid van Britstown. En hulle kampeerplekke beskik elk oor privaat-ablusie - een van my vrou se voorkeure.
Thanks for the info this will suit me for my tour back towards Gauteng via Strandfontein from Swellies 😃
Thanks Danie we are booked there for Sunday night.
Danie dankie vir deel
On Sunday morning just after 6h00 we travelled from Muldersdrift via the R28, Krugersdorp highway, till the N12, which we followed to Three Sisters joining the N1.
The R28 was double laned, but with robots etc a little slow but traffic was light. N12 was free flowing with appropriate overtake lanes.
Entering Potch is a '1 Stop' with clearly marked bus and caravan and trailer parking, impressive.
Potch was my military service stomping ground so good to pass through, although not quite the same.
Kleksdorp was a nightmare. The round is disintegrating...seriously bad.
The road between Klerksdorp and Wolmaransstad had some serious potholes. Closer to Wolmaransstad they are repairing the road so it was better.
The main road through Wolmaransstad is non existent. A gravel portion is the smoothest. Very, very sad.
Bloemhof was surprisingly ok.
Doing zigzags through Kimberley waiting at a robot....click click.... there was an attempt to open the passenger door. Fortunately our doors are always locked and windows closed (and tinted).
I understood that the Kimberley route would be quieter esp on a Sunday, but there were many trucks going slowly on the route.
Kambro communicated via Whatsapp, giving basic details and sharing their food options which we ordered before getting there. Excellent.
Checking in was efficient and friendly.
Our stand was partly grassed, tree branches a little low for standard caravan and some potential hazards for a Exclusive. So getting in and out around the site was done very carefully (I have a history of scraping against obstacles)
(wood for campers is for sale at the shop)
The ablutions were by far the best that I experienced on our almost 3 month tour.
So unfortunately the Kimberley route will not see me in a hurry, if it did Kambro will definitely be high on the option list.
Richard, thanks for the update - making me think twice about getting my van (same size as your Excl) into Kambro. Sad to here the road conditions through Klerksdorp & Potch. Pleased you got through Kimberley ok, sounds like its becoming another Umthatha. One always needs to be aware and vigilant while travelling.
Brian please don't be put off with my parking experience.
The front of the stand has plenty of maneuvering space. When booking just ask for a easy access stand ( which I didn't).
The stand has a 'border wall' about 6cm high, which you don't want your wheels/tyres to touch. The front of stand was open. Left hand side has a wall incorporating braai, power point( blue socket), light and switches. The back wall is reeded with a post support on the right ( a watch out for point). The right hand side provides a channel gap with trees further to the right, the obvious parking spot. The front right hand corner has a low post with a handy light. I parked unhitched as the caravan was basically level. The arrangement appeared to be, drive in on right with van door onto the stand. Exit by driving around the stand and come out on the left side. I choose not to attempt clearing the van on the back post so reversed out, keeping off the 'border wall' and the light. So precision was required.
Richard, ah ok so with movers should be a doddle 👍
Dankie vir die terugvoer.
Kambro stands are basically level and as Richard said, you can park unhooked and go forward around to exit on the other side of your stand.
When you do the booking, ask a stand for a big caravan.
Ablutions 100% up to standard.
We went for a nice stroll on the farm road between the Karoo bossies - very nice clean and fresh air.
The road conditions at Wolmaranstad is a nightmare as we passed through after rain meaning you could not judge the size of the potholes or mini swimming pools on the road. My Exclusive got stuck in one of these donga's entering Wolmaranstad from Bloemhof side and I had to pull the van out of this hole.
Thanks for the pics Chris, we were in number 3 the 4th pic. Sadly the tree in the middle is only half that size now. The grass was a bit patchier than your pic. To get the van past that post on the right I would probably have had to have driven over some bushes behind the stand. I was parked very close to the brick wall border.
Yes, absolutely Brian. Movers will make it a breeze.
Fond memories of when they opened. Friend and I were first vanners there and luckily my pal was an Eskom HT techy as the power plugs were back to front with live prongs coming out of the wall 😢😢
Ek het 'n paar weke gelede van Pretoria na Kambro gery via die N12. Om Potch en Klerksdorp te vermy ry regaan met die N14 tot aan die buitewyke van Ventersdorp en draai dan links af op die R30. Na omtrent 45km draai regs op R507 na Hartbeesfontein. By T aansluiting draai links en eerste pad weer regs na die graansilos toe. By die graansilos, Eenheidstraat draai links. Hierdie pad sluit aan by die N12 tussen Klerksdorp en Wolmaranstad. Hierdie roete is ook op die AA se Road conditions and distance calculator webblad te kry. Daar is ook 'n maklike pad deur Kimberley wat vir my goed werk.
En dan wil ek ook net bevestig dat ek nooit by Kambro verby ry sonder om daar oor te slaap en hulle gasvryheid en lekker karooskaap tjoppies te geniet nie. Buiten die vuurmaakhout en blits by die chalets is die ander plus punt vir my daai vars broodjie en vars melk in die yskas.
Veilig ry !