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Utrecht Balele Municipal Caravan Park
KwaZulu-Natal, Utrecht
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10 days camp at Balele

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31 Dec 2013 @ 11:53:34 am
Dorian
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We have just got back from Balele where we spent a magic 10 days camping there. Here are some pics of our stay.

Entrance to Balele Game Reserve and Caravan Park at Utrecht

 

The ablution block, basic, but was always nice and clean 

 

There was always such nice sunsets over the dam

 

This was our view from the tent down to the dam, park empty at this time but filled up quickly by the long weekend

 

Our setup with tent and all..... home from home

 

Another shot of our camp

 

We took a drive to the top of the mountain and you can get a magic view of the dam and caravan park below.

 

We have booked for next year again, a wonderful place to come and relax.

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31 Dec 2013 @ 13:56:46 pm
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Thanks for sharing Dorian. When we lived in Newcastle we used to go there for weekends and day visits. What was the game viewing like?

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31 Dec 2013 @ 17:45:56 pm
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Dorian, looks nice there thanks for sharing.

 

Don't forget to rate the park 

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02 Jan 2014 @ 09:20:15 am
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So relaxing thats what I enjoy about camping how far is this from Joburg ( Roodepoort) and what are the road conditions
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02 Jan 2014 @ 10:36:04 am
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Hey Hendrik, we saw game every time we went into the park. Lots of giraffe. The roads in the park are not the best. A normal car can do the front section but you will need a vehcile with some ground clearence to do the mountain route.

Hey Dick, Utrecht is about 25km Vryheid side of Newcastle on the R34. I come from the other side (Empangeni) so I can't comment on the roads towards Joburg?  

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02 Jan 2014 @ 12:36:29 pm
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Hi all,
These pics certainly brought back memories!
We used to use Balele as a stop over en-route to Cape Vidal and on the return.
Ablutions were always clean and the camp fairly well maintained.
When towing a caravan however watch out for the speed humps (in some places they a more than just ridges) especially as you turn off from the Newcastle road to Utrecht on the railway line bridge and those at the Vryheid/Dundee road T junction, they are the reason we do not travel that road anymore.
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07 Jan 2014 @ 09:32:46 am
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Hi Dorian.

We have also just returned from Utrecht Balele. Dot and I with our two grand children spent two weeks therte. 22nd Dec to 3rd Jan.

Please do a Resort Customer Feedback report on Balele.

Click on the "Rate" link at the top of the this string.

Regards.
This is how we spent the last fifteen years - working our buts off!
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