Leentjiesklip Caravan Park

Langebaan has 3 caravan parks – one right in the centre of the town and two next to the lagoon. I had a look at the one in town on a couple of occasions and have never actually seen anyone staying there which is quite surprising as it is very sheltered, the sites are grassed and the ablutions did not look too bad. Of the two on the lagoon I would definitely choose Leentjiesklip.

Leentjiesklip Caravan Park.
Leentjiesklip Caravan Park.
Good security at the entrance.
Good security at the entrance.

There is no security from the beach at the front but I did not see anyone who was not supposed to be there. It would be a real shame if they did have to  put up a security fence.

Park office.
Park office.

The manager of the park was very friendly and helpful. After chatting to him and other mangers of municipal caravan parks it sounds as if they have an extremely frustrating job trying to get funding and approval for general maintenance and staff.

My set-up which was as close to the lagoon as I could get.
My set-up which was as close to the lagoon as I could get.
Typical area of the park.
Typical area of the park.

As you can see some of the top stands have level concrete areas but all the stands below the road are grass. It does blow pretty hard and there is not much shelter on offer.

One of two ablution blocks.
One of two ablution blocks.

The ablution blocks are not bad and I know that they are busy improving them for the upcoming season.

There are also sites that have their own private ablutions but are quite expensive.
There are also sites that have their own private ablutions but are quite expensive.

Childrens play ground.

Children's play ground.

Permanent residents?

Permanent residents?

There are a number of permanent residents who live in mobile homes within the park boundaries. I put the question mark there as there is talk  that in the not too distant future the municipality is going to sell out to developers. To be honest I think that this area is better than many of the areas that have already been developed and has the best beach frontage to the lagoon. It will be very sad but I think inevitable.

The beach area i front of Leentjiesklip.

The beach area i front of Leentjiesklip.

Tried fishing off those rocks a couple of times with no luck.

Came across this diver on one of my evening walks who had just speared a 2kg Blacktail fish.

Came across this diver on one of my evening walks who had just speared a 2kg Blacktail fish.

This is the way to go camping - pure luxury.

This is the way to go camping - pure luxury.

Also a great way to catch up on some work!!

Also a great way to catch up on some work!!

Met up with Deon, closest to the camera, and Hannes catching up on some work. Deon is Managing director of a company called Omnilog in Krugersdorp and bought the motor home as he has to travel a lot to see clients and feels it more cost effective to flying and having to stay in hotels. Besides that he loves camping.

Sunset over the lagoon.

Sunset over the lagoon.

This is a photograph I took the last time I was at Leentjiesklip a few months ago.

All in all I have enjoyed my two stays at Leentjiesklip Caravan Park and it will be a sad day when they close the park. Maybe sense will prevail and it will survive but I seriously doubt it.

10 Comments

  1. Hanlie on November 5th, 2009

    It looks lovely! It will be a pity if they sell out, but as you say, it’s bound to happen…

  2. Velda on December 12th, 2009

    That’s a sad story, really!!! where do we go camping / caravaning now?????

  3. pbdphoto on December 12th, 2009

    Hi Velda – To be honest they have been talking about this for a couple of years but I fear once the economy improves it will happen

  4. Gregory Despain on January 11th, 2010

    Excellent post, couldn’t agree more. I found your post through Yahoo.

  5. Bev on January 13th, 2010

    Me and my friends often camp at Leentjies, Closing the park – no wonder management is doing NOTHING to improve sites, upgrade private bathrooms, care for lawns, clean overgrown drains, etc.. Can see the deterioration over the past years.

  6. pbdphoto on January 13th, 2010

    Hi Bev – I also think a lot of what should be done is not because municipalities are just nor prepared to spend money on maintenance and improvements and that’s not just at Leentjies. Can you imagine what the value of that property will be when things improve in SA!!

  7. Fazlin on March 17th, 2010

    Spent a very enjoyable weekend with all my family end of Jan 2010 @ Leentjiesklip.Although a little bit neclected, WHAT A LOVELY PLACE. Camp was enjoyed by all, from 7 month old grandson to 69 year old great granny, from the lazy parents to the keen, enthusiastic, energetic young fishermen. The wind however chased us away the Sunday after breakfast. IT WILL BE A REAL PITY SHOULD THIS CAMP CLOSE DOWN. Looking forward to many more camps at Leentjiesklip (weather permitting) till further notice.

  8. Diane Norton on March 29th, 2010

    hi, we would like to make a booking for our family to stay at the caravan park, from Monday 29th march to wed night 31st march… they are in fact at the caravan site waiting for the management.. plse call 0832127045 urgently

    thanks
    Diane

  9. pbdphoto on March 29th, 2010

    Hi Diane – Sorry but I have nothing to do with any caravan park. I just write a blog!

  10. P-J Hannabus on August 30th, 2010

    Thanks, best pics I’ve seen of Leentjiesklip yet! They will help me make up my mind of which site to choose. By the way, Pelican park , over at Velddrif, only open the caravan section from sometime in November!



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