The Springbok Caravan Park

There are 2 caravan parks in Springbok. The one I mentioned in my first post here is the Kokerboom Motel and Caravan Park and the other is The Springbok Caravan Park. Both are situated just outside of Springbok but that is where the similarities end.

The Springbok Caravan Park is by far the more popular of the two and the main reasons are position – not smack bang next to the national road – and the really nice clean, well functioning  ablution block. The manager is a young guy who seems to keep a beady eye on what is going on, not like many of the other park manager who don’t seem to give a damn, and they are upfront about what is and is not tolerated regarding noise after 10pm. The rules of the park are in bold typed notices stuck up in the ablution blocks for all to see and read.

The Entrance.

The Entrance.

As you can see there is a laundry which has 3 washing machines and a tumble dryer. I got the impression that some of the residents of Springbok also make use of these facilities. I did 2 loads of washing for R20.00 and had my ironing done by one of the friendly ladies who would only charge me R35.00 for the lot. The door on the right is to a small self-contained flat which is also for hire.

The Ablution Block.

The Ablution Block.

Everything was keep nice and clean, toilet paper was supplied – it took me about 2 days to get out of the habit of taking my own – and the showers not only had plenty of hot water,  hooks to hang your things on but also had sliding shower doors so that all your goods did not get sopping wet. What a difference compared to the other parks  I had been to previously.

Well maintained and clean swimming pool

Well maintained and clean swimming pool

Popular section of the park. Check out the back drop!

Popular section of the park. Check out the back drop!

The  set up closest to the camera on the right hand side had a rig worth over R800,00.00.

My set-up.

My set-up.

If I had to criticise one thing it would be that I thought the sites were a bit cramped and close to one another.

They also have chalets/rondawels most of which were occupied all the time I was there.

They also have chalets/rondawels most of which were occupied all the time I was there.

Old converted ox wagon.

Old converted ox wagon.

Spoke to a young couple who slept one night in it and they said it was fine but a bit cramped.

View of caravan park.

View of caravan park.

This shot was taken mid morning so many of the campers had already left.

I enjoyed my 5 day stay at the Springbok Caravan Park. A lot of people only come in for one night on their way to or from Namibia or the Richtersfelt but there were a few, like myself, who used it as a base for a few days to explore Springbok and it’s surrounds. If I had to rate it out of 5 stars I would give it 3½.

7 Comments

  1. Hanlie on August 13th, 2009

    It certainly looks very well-kept. And bonus on the washing and ironing!

  2. pbdphoto on August 13th, 2009

    For me the best park so far!

  3. justBcoz on August 13th, 2009

    Gosh, that definitely looks like the best park you’ve been to so far. And awesome you got your laundry done 🙂

    An R800k camping setup? Jeez, that’s crazy – did you check it out? I want photos!

  4. pbdphoto on August 13th, 2009

    @JustBcoz The set up was a Mobile Home that had a lot of extras put in plus a trailer that was used to transport a small 4×4 around. No other pix I’m afraid.

  5. Eulindi on June 13th, 2010

    We are looking to stay over for 3 nights and explore the area, but cant decide between Springbok, Namastat and Kokerboom camp sites?
    We are 3 families touring Wes Coast (did Namibia last year) and the websites for these places (ex springbok) is very deceiving. Any recommendations?

  6. pbdphoto on June 13th, 2010

    Hi Eulindi – Don’t know the Namastat site so can’t comment. Of the other 2 my choice would be the Springbok Caravan Park.

  7. Eulindi on June 15th, 2010

    Thanks so much 🙂



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