We have bee at Richards Bay for the last 3 weeks and now off to Karridene on Tuesday for a month .
Brain dont know Karridene where is it.
Next to ATKV Natalia on Southcoast Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Willem, Karridene is In Ilova just outside Durban Kzn on the South Coast.
Hi Brian, Hope your enjoy Karridene we camp there often for a weekend break, just to get away.It is almost on our doorstep. Value for money. When in Kzn you should give Queensburgh Caravan Park a visit, just to check it out. You have to drive through the residential area of Queensburg to get there. But when you get there is is very secluded and exceptionally maintained.
Do you, during this wunderlust of yours, do bookings in advance or do you just arrive, book and stay?
You probably need to book just in case Clubs have taken over. I know towards the end of next month Penny Pinchers will be at Karridene for a week at least and they have some sixty vans there. Marg is absolutely right about Queensburgh. It is secluded yet right on the doorstep of the City. You really dont realise the city and surrounding suburbs are right there. Peter and Corrie are excellent hosts and we as a Club, Trekkers, (including Marg) go there on a regular basis. The sound of the river on your doorstep with ducks etc plus rabbits running around and eagles flying overhead is magic. Our grandkids love it.
The only pre booking we did was over December (Kwa Rie) and the only other one is basically the Botswana rally. We usually decide in the last week of our stay wherever we are and then phone ahead. After Karridene we start heading towards Botswana brobably via Goldden Gate for two weeks.
I phoned on Friday to arrange for Karridene. Seems thay may want me to move halfway through the month, due to Penny Pinchers taking most of the sites. I will join Penny Pinchers while I'm there if I have to - that is if they can arrange one site where I don't have to move.
If i have to move then i may just move on to another resort - maybe Queensborough although i want to be close to the sea as when we move away it will be many months before i get near the sea again.
Marg and Allan I'll try go past Queensborough while I'm down there
If you have to move and you want to be close to the sea, I suggest you go down to Ifafa which is only about 50kms south. It is right on the beach with a tidal pool plus a pool in the complex. They also have a very good restaurant on site with good food and prices. The ablutions are top notch. Our Club, Trekkers, will be down there for the weekend 22 - 24 Feb and I will probably go down on the Sunday before. Can only recommend.
Hi Brian, Neill and I have driven down to Ifafa on a Sunday and eaten in the restaurant and checked the place out. Twice we have wanted to go and camp there and something has come up. It is one of the placed on our" to do list". Looks great. Clean and right on the beach. There is a tidal pool and fresh water pool, very good restaurant and bar. The must go to place right on the beach. One good thing about Ifafa is you don't have to cross the railway line to get to the beach, which is a hugh plus. A lot of the South Coast KZn parks you have to cross the railway line to get to the beach.
We were at Karridene 2 weeks ago. We did not go down to the beach but were told that the storm had washed away a lot of the beach and you could not get down onto the beach. We did not see it ourselves so don't know how bad it is.
We have arrived at Karridene and they have given us site 44 for the month - we don't have to move.
Marg you are correct the beach has been washed away. We will probably have to drive to one to swim in the sea
Thanks for your answer above. I Wish I could do what you do. Enjoy!!!
Brian is sitting on the beach at Warner Beach right now, and has nothing to say with regards Karridene.
Hi Brian, are you still at Karridene. We are all hitched up and almost ready to go to Ifafa. Just waiting for Neill to get back from work. I will let you know how it was and if I remember I will take a few photo's
Yes we are still here till the 5th Feb
This is a pic from the the end of the beach access -
Now with the river right in front