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Xamarin, Lamberts Bay

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22 Apr 2014 @ 11:56:48 am
AndrewPhilip (sadly leaving SA)
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Spent the Easter Weekend at a campsite I have been wanting to visit for ages. Xamarin is actuallt located on the Panorama Golf Course at Panorama Park just outside Lamberts Bay.
(I popped into the main Lamberts Bay park for a look and boy, am I glad I opted for Xamarin!).
There were a few downsides that I should get out of the way.The first is contacting them. It is very difficult to get anything in writing, and the numbers on the website are not for the person who runs the camping. There are self-catering chalets and a winery on the opposite side of the road, as well as the restaurant (closed for repairs) and club house. The same family owns everything but different people have different areas of responsibility. So, if you want to book, the person to speak to is Zander, cell 0727088555, email zandersmith83@gmail.com. Cell reception is spotty at best, and down where we were there was none at all (what bliss!!!).
When we arrived on Friday morning there was no-one around, so we got directions from someone exiting, and made our own way in. The people that we joined had however been met, and escorted in. Zander was also around a lot during the day.
The road down to the campsite is sand, and is OK if you take care and go slowly. It’s only about 500m. If going with a caravan you MUST advise at the time of booking as the site sizes vary a lot, and some have very tough entries to get a caravan into.
There is wildlife around so you have to close the gates behind you, and the main one out to the road poses a challenge when leaving. It is at the top of a short but steep ramp. As there is a speedbump at the bottom of the ramp you take it from a standing start so I had to abuse my clutch a bit!
Now for the good stuff!!!
The park is gorgeous! The grass is lovely and lush, and the sites for caravans are big, and all the sites are located between boulders on a steep hill. Each site has private shower/toilet/basin. These vary markedly, as some are situated between boulders and as such are open to the elements, etc. It’s why I did’nt post bathroom pics as they are all different. We were a large group and had a large open area at the end of the camp with 4 bathrooms and a wash-up area. We also had a small, protected corner with beach sand. Considering that there were 6 kids all below 6yrs, this was very popular!
There is a small plunge pool, with a bigger one below it (currently being repaired). Rock braai areas are at each site. There is a 9 green/18 hole course opposite a small stream. Some holes tee-off from above the camp onto a green surrounded by water. We heard a lot of Plopping sounds! Sheep, Cows, Geese, Springbok, Zebra and more roam about the course and camp, and horse-riding and 4x4 driving is available. They have gone to great lengths to make all buildings and structures blend in.

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22 Apr 2014 @ 14:44:49 pm
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Andrew thanks for the feedback and photos. We missed this resort while we were in the area actually drove right past the entrance without even realising it was even there Embarassed. Although it sounds as if I get in I may never get out Laughing

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22 Apr 2014 @ 16:45:05 pm
AndrewPhilip (sadly leaving SA)
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Can think of worse places to get stuckWink

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22 Apr 2014 @ 17:31:55 pm
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Glad you had a good time Andrew. The camp grounds look really nice.
In my swakheid, maak Hy my sterk. Sy guns sal my volg al my dae.
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22 Apr 2014 @ 19:15:04 pm
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Andrew, despite the hiccups, glad you enjoyed, looks lekker!!!
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23 Apr 2014 @ 04:20:26 am
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Hi Andrew, glad you had a good time. While there, did you do any golfing or 4x4ing?
Regards ELNOR (Else & Norbury)

Happy camping
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23 Apr 2014 @ 05:26:14 am
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Thanks Andrew. I googled the place and I see that it only mentioned self catering cottages. I am always looking for somewhere new that is not too far from CT.

What where the rates?

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23 Apr 2014 @ 11:52:45 am
AndrewPhilip (sadly leaving SA)
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@ Norbury, I had a few clubs in the car so I mucked around a bit on the 2 holes closest to my site. Flipping hard, but then I am a c@#p golfer! Unfortunately no on the offroading.  It's basically beach sand and the middle-mannetjies were pretty high. The 4wd system on my car is not bad, but no way did I have the ground clearance I needed!

@ Alex, strange that, I founds the camping on their website. We paid R800 for the weekend for our site, think the rate just went up to R250 pspn. Still good value. 

There is a little dam next door where we did a spot of fishing as well. Apparently some other campers pulled out some Tilapia. Catch & Release.

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13 Jun 2016 @ 12:07:13 pm
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Middag almal, ons beplan Xamarin oor Desember, was iemand op die forum dalk meer onlangs daar? Terugvoer sal baie welkom wee dankie julle.
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