Dwarskersbos Holiday Resort.
I wanted to call this post Dwarskersbos Caravan Park but to be honest there is not one sign anywhere that says caravan park, in fact I drove past the entrance 4 times before I found out that this was the caravan park.
What I don’t understand is that it says no pets and yet there were 2 dogs allowed, one being the yapping little pooch next to me. Actually I think the owners made more noise than the dog by shouting and screaming at the poor thing continuously.
There are 121 camping sites, 5 rondawels, 12 chalets and also 23 holiday type houses on 99 year lease hold. Sites 1 to 10 are closest to the sea in fact the gap between sites 2 & 3 is a gated entrance which is keep locked at night.
Security is pretty good but I think they need to sort out some method of keeping the gate locked during the day – maybe keys for people staying there - to stop anyone from walking in from the beach.
I could not believe it when I got back to camp on Friday afternoon to find 2 tents, 4 adults, 2 young children and a very yappy little dog on site 3 right on top of me, bearing in mind there were about 90 other sites they could have chosen. It has been painful to say the least. The shouting and screaming at the poor dog, the smoke from the fire blowing into my caravan and one guy snoring so loudly it sounded as though he was in my caravan.
The chalets don’t look to bad and range in price from R261.00 out of season week days to R450.00 in season over weekends. There are also luxury chalets which are about 50% more expensive.
I was surprised to see quite a few of the people staying in the chalets, which have their own toilets and baths, making use of the campers ablution blocks and making quite a mess.
Overall I would give the caravan park a rating of 3 out of 5 but at R107.00 per site per night it is not that cheap. There is a new manager,Fritz, who has only been there 4 months and from what he has said to me I think there will be improvements in the future.