Lamberts Bay Caravan Park

Although I did not stay at Elands Bay Caravan Park I did take a drive through to go and have a look and am  going to include it in this post as I have found out that both parks have the same contact person and telephone numbers and are therefore connected.

Lets start with the Lamberts Bay park. I had been warned by quite a few fellow caravanner’s to avoid this park as it is not good and judged on value for money has to rank up there with the worst I have stayed at thus far. They charged me R100.00 per night and to be honest if it had not been that I wanted to spend a few days exploring Lamberts Bay itself I would have moved on after 1 night.

The entrance to the park.
The entrance to the park. Not exactly inspiring.
The office area. All bars and no information brochures. Very unfriendly.
The office area. All bars and no information brochures. Very unfriendly.

Some of the more than 268 sites.
Some of the more than 268 sites. It is a huge park and I would hate to stay there in season.
Some more sites and that is my set-up. Did not bother putting up the tent. More sites and that is my set-up. I did not even bother putting up the tent.
They have 40 sites with private ablutions which cost even more.
They have 40 sites with private ablutions which cost even more.
Shower in the general ablution block. I would love to know when those shower curtains were last changed. I felt unclean even after a shower.
Shower in the general ablution block. I would love to know when those shower curtains were last changed. I felt unclean even after a shower.

Old unkempt crazy golf course.

Old unkempt crazy golf course. It just looks so messy.

So close yet so far.

So close yet so far.

One of the major selling points is that the park is right next to the sea but as you can see there is no way you can get to it!! Surely there must be keys, that they could take a deposit for, so that patrons could go for a walk on the beach?

Overall I thought the park was pretty poor considering what they were charging. If I had been paying R60.00 a night I would not have felt so ripped off.

Elands Bay Caravan Park.

Elands Bay Caravan Park.

Onto Elands Bay Caravan Park. As I said both parks fall under the same management and it shows. I did not stay here and personally never would but I did read some comments on the internet by someone who did. “Terrible camp-site – neglected – poor maintenance” and from what I saw he was spot on. The writer did also say that the site had great potential and I felt the same about the whole of Elands Bay.

A not exactly inspiring site!

A not exactly inspiring sight?!(pun intended}

Everything just looked so neglected.

Everything just looked so neglected.

The ablution block. To be honest I could not force myself to go inside.

The ablution block. To be honest I could not force myself to go inside.

View of the beach from near the park.

View of the beach from near the park.

I agree that there is huge potential both for the caravan park and for Elands Bay in general and from some of the things I was told there will hopefully be some major changes in the near future.  Just by the way I found another small caravan park about 4 km’s from Elands Bay that is great and charges the same price per night, R100.00, with a private ablution block. I will write a post on that soon.

2 Comments

  1. Hanlie on August 28th, 2009

    Poor management is evident! These places obviously has a lot of potential. Maybe hubby and I should buy a caravan park and manage it!

  2. pbdphoto on August 29th, 2009

    Hi Hanlie most of the private parks are okay it is the municipal parks that are bad.



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