27 Jan 2015 @ 11:29:17 am
No, Brian, sorry I would not recommend Gamtoos Ferry for a holiday. Two to three nights will be OK, but there is very little to do and you could get bored there. Van Stadens I also do not recommend, the camp has been upgraded but there is still a lot to be done. Also, they allow (drinking and noisy) day visitors that take over the banks of the river completely. There rates are also quite high, not worth the money as far as we are concerned, and although we live in PE we (and none of our friends) ever camp there. These 2 camps are also quite a drive from St Francis Bay.
Dicko, you can go to Jeffreys Bay. Some people are concerned about security there but one does not really hear of any problems regarding that. The camp is enclosed on three sides and they have security at the gate, but from the beach side it is open. But it is a very nice camp and situated inside Jeffreys, where there is lots to do and see. They normally close their one ablution block out of season. You could get bad winds (if you are not lucky) so go prepared for that.
Oyster Bay is a very nice campsite and a very good choice. The road to the camp is a bit of a negative. The first piece of tarred road is not a problem. From Humansdorp you go onto the St Francis road and at the Kromriver Bridge you turn right. About 20 - 30 km before you get to the camp you drive on gravel road. This road is more than often in good condition, depending when it was last scraped, but at times it can be a bit rough. Very reputable people manage the camp, you could phone them and ask them the condition of the road.
Jeffreys and Oyster Bay are your only 2 choices if you want to be closer to St Francis. St Francis closed their camp last year and Humansdorp has a caravan park, which years ago was a gem, but now a total wreck.