Good morning to you all,
My wife & I want to set up our caravan at a resort in Mossel bay after I retire at the end of the year, but would like to stay at Arena caravan park in East London for the fist the first year.
I understand that a person can select a stand, and arrange with the owner to have a structure built up to the front of the van. This includes a lounge/dinning area, and stoep. if at all possible I will want a cover built over the van to protect it. This will be for my cost.
Anybody have any advice of how to go about this please?
I can just suggest that you contact them yourself and speak to them directly.
Then you will know what their exact position is.
Also Contact Yellow Sands, which is situated at the mouth, of the same river,
with a much bigger area in which to keep yourself intertained,
as well as the sea in which to swim and fish and long walks on the beach.
There is also a place to launch boats, if that is your thing.
Before moving your life anywhere for a full year, I would suggest that you visit both places, speak to both owners and make a decision on your findings.
No good having an unhappy first year of retirement...
I personally do not have any experience in this regard. I do remember years ago that the owner of Umhlanga Rocks Caravanpark stayed in more than one caravan in the park.
They never built strucktures to replace the tent but did cover the caravans they lived in with large sails. This protected the tents and caravans from the elements. They did however replaced the ground sheet with either sement or tiles and in some cases proper carpets.
Realy was a cosy environment to live in. I would keep to the basics and just ensure that the Van and tent is protected as far as possible. Get a more permanent solution for the ground sheet like raised sement slab. (Will keep out water)
We camped far and wide over the years and I have not seen any "semi-permanent" structures in any park. A practice like this can end up in a caravan park losing is holiday feeling an admosphere. Best is to contact the owners of the park directly.
There are several of these structures at Ou Skip caravan park.