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.

The entrance to the resort. There is not 1 sign that informs you as to what is behind those gates.

The entrance to the resort. There is no sign that informs you as to what is behind those gates.

Information board next to th office.

Information board next to the office.

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.

Lay out of the resort.
Lay out of the resort.

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.

The security gate leading to the beach.
The security gate leading to the beach.

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.

My set-up from Monday to Thursday.
My set-up from Monday to Thursday.
My set-up from Friday to Sunday.
My set-up from Friday to Sunday.

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.

One of the 99 year lease hold homes. They can only stay in them for 10 months of the year.
One of the 99 year lease hold homes. They can only stay in them for 10 months of the year.
Some of the chalets.
Some of the chalets.

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.

None of the sites are grassed but do have trees for shade.
None of the sites are grassed, just hard sea sand, but do have trees for shade.
One of three smallish ablution blocks.
One of three smallish ablution blocks. 2 toilets and 3 showers.
One of the showers. No lock and nails for clothe hooks but pretty clean.
One of the showers. No lock and nails for clothes hooks but pretty clean.

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.


  1. Brendon Grobler on October 11th, 2009

    Jeez Pat, I hope it doesn’t get too windy there. All that sea sand could be a mare…

  2. pbdphoto on October 11th, 2009

    @Brendon the sand has been compacted over the years so that should not be a problem.

  3. Hanlie on October 12th, 2009

    It’s the tribal mind… a sign of insecurity. Very annoying!

  4. Erika on December 23rd, 2009

    We are camping in Dwarskersbos for the past 18 years !!! (Met my husband there 18 years ago) THIS IS THE BEST CAMPING SITE IN THE WORLD. The pictures above does not compliment it at all, you need to be there during peak season!! Everybody knows everybody, in fact I am driving up there tonight again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,can’t wait!!!

  5. pbdphoto on December 23rd, 2009

    Hi Erika – Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!! I am sure when the park is full it looks much better than just seeing the sea sand. I must be honest and say that I prefer grassed sites especially if I am just camping.

  6. Llewellyn on November 20th, 2010

    I was sitting next to a chap at the bar the other afternoonm having a cold 1 after work,and told him my idea for a holiday this year is camping,dont know where i am going but going i am.
    Westcoast never been,sounds like a lekker place,this chap pipes up “my mate go to DRARSKERSBOOM ” what!!! anyways thought the oke was talking rubbish, but i googled the place and i just have to be there.
    Looks really cool, checking for sites now

  7. Angelique on March 9th, 2011

    We had a beach house at Dwarskersbos for 20 years. Spend the best time of my childhood there. What a wonderful holiday atmosphere!! Went back there for camping in the caravan park and it is still as beautiful as always!! Great place!!

  8. George on July 7th, 2011

    Can Anyone give me a email address were I can reach the people.

  9. Shirley Pearce on July 26th, 2011

    Looking to park my caravan somewhere permanently, can anyone advise if there is something available, a stand or similar, where I can spend some of my retirement years, any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Shirley

  10. pbdphoto on July 26th, 2011

    Hi Shirley – are you looking for something at Dwarskersbos in particular or just anywhere?

  11. DEBBIE on August 26th, 2011

    I abolutely adore Dwarskersbos. These photo’s bring tears to my eyes as haven’t been there for many years. Spent many, many happy times there. Cannot wait to get back. Beautiful, awesome place.

  12. Jolandi on October 27th, 2011

    I am 32 year old, and are camping at Dwarskersbos for my entire life. First with my parents and know with my husband and children together with my parents. My mother is 56 and she is camping there since she was a child. When she was a child there wasn’t any caravanpark they were camping on the sea side without running water and electricity. I can just confirm that Dwarskersbos is the best holiday place EVERY. Everyone there are family and I had the beste times of my live at Dwarskersbos. I am planing to retire there one day and will hope my children will grow up and love this amazing place as much as their mother and grondmother. YOU GOU DWARRIES!!

  13. P-J Hannabus on November 4th, 2011

    I visited Dwarskersbos in October 2011. Nice sites, all level. Ablutions are basic and comfortable. Just drove through, security seemed good. Lovely shady trees, well worth a stay.

  14. S van Dtaden on November 24th, 2011

    Dwarskersbos is a culture, it’s not about the luxury or the camping sites, its about the people, the place!! It is the most amazing place! Sunset on the beach. the quite, the atmosphere especially around Christmas and New year. have been going there since i was 4 and still going with my children.

  15. Johann on December 15th, 2011

    I’m going there tomorrow.

  16. Johann on December 16th, 2011

    It is amazing! The people are wonderful and sites really nice! Will book for next year tomorrow.

  17. Renier Jansen van Vuuren on December 27th, 2011

    I’ve been here in veldrif for the past 5 days on holiday and I’ve been driving up to dwaskersbos everyday, it’s one awesome and neat place…..

  18. Henco on January 7th, 2012

    Daar is geen disepline in dwarskersbos.. mense speel muisic nes hulle will harde muisic en vieslike vloek musiek ek sal nooit weer in my lewe dar kamp…..

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