We carried on walking another 5kms over some sand dunes and it became clear we were no longer heading south to the coast but rather east. Groenriviersmond accommodation is situated about 60kms west of town and 3kms from the south entrance of the namaqua national park. Groenrivier function centre is the perfect blank canvas venue to start planning your ideal wedding with complete creative freedom. If you are also like me and will never camp again, borrow as much as you can from friends, keep an eye on craigslist, and watch for sales at mec and atmosphere and rei for my american readers because hiking the trail can get pretty expensive, awfully quickly. Best campgrounds in oregon, washington, and the pacific. Stienstra provides a range of outdoor options that appeal to campers with kids, pets, or recreational equipment, as well as those looking for a beachfront, natural. May 25, 20 camping in california and the pacific northwest means sites leading to walking trails, lakes and state parks with dazzling views, writes tom stienstra. Official online bookstore of west coast university.
If youre still on the fence on where to go, weve put together a short list of arguably the 10 best campgrounds on the west coast. The spoornet loop continued north towards doringbaai, but from there our coast hugging quest was under threat. Namaqua national park northern cape 2020 all you need. The amusingly named bay on the west coast is a favourite when it comes to rough and ready camping next to the sea. The dogs and cats are playful and add to the relaxing and peaceful feel of the farm. The cost is r0 per site 16 people for the sites with an enviro toilet.
I know i will look back on this as a highlight of the west coast experience precisely because of and not. Groenriviersmond farm accommodation offers the best experience to discover the wondrous beauty of the namaqualand flower kingdom. Groenrivier delwers camp and skilpad, namaqua national park, garies 8222 south africa. Accommodation south african national parks sanparks official. Then there are those families who spend thousands on new 4x4s and camping equipment. I would like to find available places and make a booking through your agency.
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Kleinberg accommodation is centrally located within the hub of proposed and current developments taking place in the area. A backtonature kind of camping experience that isnt distracted by modern conveniences. Only 200kms from cape town, elands bay is the perfect place to unwind with peaceful surroundings and an endless long beach.
West coast route relax in south africa on the western coast. There a lapa with braai facilities and an entertainment area for camping groups and functions. Anyone who can tell me if it is just as good as the other coastal sites. Tracks4africa padkos groenrivier campsite namaqua coastal. A road trip up the west coast off the n7 getaway magazine. Finally it was agreed that our convoy of three camper vans would head for the west coast of france in a few months to. Other attractions include miles of hiking and biking trails and the farm is quadbike friendly, endless display of namaqualand wild flowers, namaqualand wildlife in our conservancy, minutes from the coastline, uncrowded land of wideopen spaces and broad horizons, dusky dolphins found on the west coast, water birds like the flamingos, and a. Van zijl guesthouses nieuwoudtville we invite you to come visit us in nieuwoudtville, the bulb and flower capital of the world. Gentle annie seaside accommodation west coast, new zealand. The other camps are inside past the boom at the office. Groenriviersmond accommodation is situated about 60kms west of town and 3kms from. The new dawn had us packing again for a southward journey past the groenrivier estuary and onwards to doringbaai, lamberts bay, elandsbaai and velddrift before reaching our destination of the west coast national park and the tropical blue waters of the langebaan lagoon.
From the 1st of september 2011 conservation fee will be applicable and camping will only be. Holiday resorts and camping sites in the western cape. Accommodation near groenrivier function centre located on a farm, groenrivier function centre is just outside of riebeek west, an hour and quarter from cape town. Jan 24, 2019 for more remote camping, there are plenty of spots along the west coast where you can wildcamp right on the oceans edge, with only the swish of atlantic rollers for company, and regular whale sightings and spring flowers from late july through september. With its distinct rugged west coast edge, the campsite at tietiesbaai provides a diverse range of campgrounds to suit the tastes of every outdoorsman, even if cold showers and no electricity are. Check out all special offers and discounts on offer. Ablution facilities include showers with warm water. Be that as it may, this west coast hamlet brims with characters and attractions. Visitors can enjoy selfcatering accommodation at the skilpad rest camp or enjoy various camping options along the coast. Apr 19, 2016 perfect surf breaks, incredible campsites overlooking the mighty pacific ocean, and rugged beaches littered with old growth driftwood beg for an extended camping road trip along the west coast. Namaqua national park is probably best known for the famous flowers that the west coast boasts after good winter rains in the region. Stienstra provides a range of outdoor options that appeal to campers with kids, pets, or recreational equipment, as well as those looking for a beachfront, natural springs, or island retreat. The weather is warming up and its time to start planning your trip, so check out some of our favorite camping spots on this list and make one of your.
On a positive note, the weather on 1 and 2 january 2018 was lovely which allowed for a good camping experience, relaxing and enjoying the sea air, view, the rolling of the waves as the tides rose and receded plus the variety of birds etc. Werner rontgen, adventurer extraordinaire, is the guide for our. Coast to coast rv resorts and campgrounds by good sam. We are planning a quick trip up the west coast this weekend and hope to spend a. If you are looking for west coast holiday accommodation, safarinow has a selection of selfcatering, guest house, bed and breakfast holiday accommodation in west coast and surrounds. Although we endeavour to keep our information as up to date as possible, this is not always possible due to the high volume of listings on our database. The west coasts best campgrounds for beach camping mike oreilly 06. Oct 29, 2012 there are however a number to choose from which have stone fireplaces and a loo. Drive your rv anywhere along the pacific coast, from mission bay near san diego to orcas island near the canadian border, and youll understand the spirit of traveling the west. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Groenriviermond akkommodasie in garies book n stay.
From the west coast to the garden route and everywhere inbetween, the western cape offers a diverse landscape with some of the best camping spots for all to enjoy. Make sure that you take all your own supplies like drinking water, food, wood etc. The complete guide to more than 1,800 rv parks and campgrounds in california, oregon, and washington is the definitive reference for anyone planning an rv vacation, daytrip, or scenic travel along the western coast of america. Camping is on level ground with 10 power and numerous tent sites, all on grass and with established plantings for shelter. Groenrivier guest farm is situated on the outskirts of town and very close to the groenrivier ruins. This region has some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country and some truly awesome campgrounds. There are 9 coastal camp in total, most comprising a number of actual campsites and all of which can only be accessed by 4x4 vehicle. The private bridal suite incorporates an ensuite bathroom and attention to fine detail is evident. Exhaustively compiled and deftly organized by tom stienstra, west coast rv camping. Your adventure starts here with moon travel guides.
Campers have to book in at the groen river office, about 3km from the campsite. Testimonial archives van zijl guesthouses nieuwoudtville. Barbeque facilities as well as an entertainment area is on offer for our visitors. An enchanting venue set in beautiful gardens groenrivier is ideal for a romantic wedding or a getaway conference. There is also no shade, electrical power points, no showers, no warm water or laundry. The 10 best west coast camping of 2020 with prices. Pitch your tent on the sand and unzip to views of seals, bald eagles, and the quillayute needles, a halfdozen surfbattered islets. If you turn east the road will take you to springbok, turning west will take you further on the. The house is located within walking distance of the beach. The complete guide to more than 2, 300 rv parks and campgrounds in washington, oregon. The groenrivier campsites are close to the lighthouse.
Garies is situated along the n7 highway and is renowned for its massive display of spring wildflowers. Camping is absolutely one of the best ways to experience the majesty of the west coast. Kleinzee hondeklipbaai spoegrivier groenrivier koiingnaas. The complete guide to more than 1, 800 rv parks and campgrounds in california, oregon, and washington foghorn outdoors s. Organized by maps and areas, not a laundry list like other rv guides. Here you will experience a rustic atmosphere, views of the valley and the mountains, an unhurried pace and country hospitality seldom found in the city. Selfcontained, private holiday homes, backpacker lodge, camping ground, walking tracks and cowshed cafe. With summer around the corner, you may already be in full planning mode for your next camping adventure. Tracks4africa padkos groenrivier campsite namaqua coast. The coastal camps, as they are known, consists of a number of camping sites between the spoeg river mouth and the groen river mouth. Coast to coast rv resorts from good sam the largest network of rv resorts and campgrounds across north america offering full service camping facilities and planned activities for families of all ages. The complete guide to more than 2, 300 rv parks and campgrounds in washington, oregon, and california moon outdoors 5th ed.
Groenriviermondcampsitenamaquanationalparknamaqualand. How far south of groenrivier are you talking about. With so much on offer, you can take your family and head off for a day trip, enjoy a braai, picnic or an intimate weekend getaway. There a lapa with braai facilities and an entertainment area for camping. Groenrivier camp site is a mere 5 minute drive from the shops for that item you forgot. Stem met daai een willie, het nog net n paar ander plekke wat ek nog moet sien, voordat ek ons land beginne toer. The complete guide to more than 2, 300 rv parks and campgrounds in washington, oregon, and california moon outdoors stienstra, tom on. I know i will look back on this as a highlight of the west coast experience precisely because of and not despite of the lack of ablutions, power, water and connectivity to the outside world. Standing at the centre core of area 3 is the adventure play area that caters to people of different age groups, from toddlers to young adults. During the flower season, in spring, we host a temporary luxury camp at the coast that is run by a private operator. Camping in california and the pacific northwest means sites leading to walking trails, lakes and state parks with dazzling views, writes tom stienstra. This area in north west namaqualand, northern cape, south africa, is a haven for the explorer, the adventurer, the nature lover, the 4x4 enthusiast and the overlander accommodation ranges from allocated but undeveloped camp sites, through selfcatering chalets to luxury lodge accommodation. Mar 31, 2016 the new dawn had us packing again for a southward journey past the groenrivier estuary and onwards to doringbaai, lamberts bay, elandsbaai and velddrift before reaching our destination of the west coast national park and the tropical blue waters of the langebaan lagoon. I like the idea that it is not on top of each other like boulderbaai for instance.
From the magnificent coastline of namaqua national park to the seemingly endless vistas in skilpad, your heart will fill to overflowing. This is the heart and most active zone of west coast park. Whether you are looking for a traditional camping experience, or prefer something more tailored to your needs, top 10 has a range of campsites that will suit all tastes. Our fully equipped luxury selfcatering house consists of 5 bedrooms with 5 separate bathrooms. Namaqua national park south african national parks sanparks. Awardwinning author tom stienstra covers over 1,800 rv parks and campgrounds in the latest edition of moon west coast rv camping.
Garies is considered as one of the main tourism centres during spring time. The noncampers guide to hiking the west coast trail. A linear park comprising 50 hectares of park land, the park runs parallel to west coast highway. With so many amazing west coast campgrounds to choose from, it was quite a chore to narrow the list down to 10 campgrounds. Abbotsdale is a settlement in west coast district municipality swartland municipality in. Come and relax in front of the cosy fireplace and soak up the atmosphere. Along the sonoma coast, salt point state park boasts scenic, short hiking trails at bluff trail and stump beach trail, gerstle cove marine reserve and, of all things, abalone diving just not in the protected reserve. Nestled at the centre of the west coast park, the grand lawn is an ideal location for large scale schoolcorporate events ranging from marathons to family days and carnivals. Do you plan to truly drive up the coast,near the ocean or do you mean the states on the west coast which might include land mountains or other places. Hemmed in by rugged headlands and bookended by natural arches with keyhole views, olympic national parks broad second beachreachable by a quick 0. Enjoy a great feed of whitebait at this traditional west coast pub.
Groenriviersmond also offers overnight facilities for tour groups ranging from 2 to 60 persons. The atmosphere is peaceful and you will forgot about the stress of the city life. Cast your eyes east and west, north and south and you will come across a floral kingdom that is hailed as one of the most spectacular in the world. Day 5 elands bay and the west coast elands bay is a small town on the west coast of south africa that has managed to maintain the laidback and chilled lifestyle for which the west coast is so well known. Pick your way between them on short nature trails, keeping an eye out for the worlds smallest species of tortoise, the namaqua speckled padloper.
The owners have sheep, chickens and cattle on their farm. Bounded by the tasman sea, the mighty mokihinui river and nikaufringed native bush, it is an excellent place to set up base and be rejuvenated and recharged. Kleinberg contractor accommodation is a located along the r27 gateway route into the west coast region, 120km from cape town and with excellent exposure and easily accessible. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Groenriviersmond farm accommodation garies, garden of. Camping stands are r225 five per stand and the twosleeper cottage is r650 per night contact. We are a full on information center with free wifi.
The complete guide to more than 2,300 rv parks and campgrounds in washington, oregon, and california moon outdoors. Camping south of groenriviermond 4x4 community forum. Groenriviermond accommodation in garies book n stay. Each site has its own private facilities including a shower, washbasin and toilet. Enjoy the ultimate camping vacation at one of the top 10 holiday parks on the west coast. The karoo business listings here you will find a full listing of businesses in the karoo. A history of wild men, gorillas, and other hairy monsters in california, oregon, and washington state. Tankwa karoo national park west coast national park aiaisrichtersveld transfrontier park. Caravan and camping resorts accommodation caravan parks. Yes you have to book in advance for the camping sites.
Are you thinking about camping in or near large cities to save money. It is such a special thing to do with friends or family. I have been to bouldersbaai 3 years back for 8 days and also been at korringkorrel and bamboes. The bed and breakfast room is ideal for those just passing through and. Groenrivier is a wonderful country venue set in the heart of one of the capes most beautiful valleys, riebeeck west. Please visit the covid19 corona virus south african resource portal. The complete guide to more than 2, 300 rv parks and campgrounds in washington, oregon, and california moon outdoors. Awardwinning author tom stienstra covers over 2,300 rv parks and campgrounds in moon west coast rv camping. A trip up the west coast in 4x4s offers days of skinnydipping and. Melkbosstrand selfsorg is situated in the coastal village of melkbosstrand. Search for caravan parks accommodation, camping sites accommodation and holiday resorts accommodation in south africa and southern africa. We arrived in lamberts bay wondering where to go next. West coast rv camping moon outdoors book by tom stienstra. The groenspoeg river section can be entered at the groenriver where a marine.
However, there is much more to this lovely park than the floral carpets in winter. Please note that the tracks4africa content is researched continuously and the data is updated regularly. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living area, wellequipped kitchen and garage. Do note that the event coordinator has to bring in own generators for the supply of electricity.1219 591 489 472 955 1543 719 1148 777 714 281 193 414 1329 352 1363 1379 1237 924 1290 1379 873 535 449 349 719 1019 1145 648 1184 904