The first Happy Campers camping weekend of the 2016/2017 summer season was spent camping at Bosfontein Caravan Resort. Bosfontein is situated approximately 14 kms outside of Bela-Bela on the road towards Modimolle. The resort was developed on a small farm just off the Eersbewoon road and it’s clear from the moment you arrive at the resort that the owners, Deon and Martie Beukes, spent a lot of time and effort in designing a resort that’s family friendly and convenient.
It is not a very big camping ground with only 53 camping stands of which most have a paved area where you can park your caravan or tents. We camped on stands 18, 19 and 20, with 18 being split up into two stands, which is ideal if you’re camping with another family. In fact, we found these stands perfect for our group, which consisted of four families. It was short walk to the ablutions from where we camped and the pathways were adequately lit up at night. All stands have its own power point (10amp caravan plug) and braai as well as a water tap. Our stands didn’t have any grass but it’s understandable given the fact that we’re in the middle of one of the biggest droughts South Africa has seen in many years. Huge trees provide ample shading in the camp sites.
The entertainment facilities consists of two big pools, one of which is heated and undercover, as well as playground area for the kiddies. The teens quite enjoyed the pool table and putt-putt that’s on offer. If your family is the sporty type, there is a lovely mountain bike, jogging and hiking 25 kms trail that runs throughout the farm. They also have a limited range of small game on the resort such as bush bucks, nyalas, wildebeest and kudu and the area is a bird watcher’s dream. You can go on a game drive with their game viewer or you can go on the tractor and trailer like we did. It’s highly recommended as we saw a lot of game and lot more of the beautiful farm itself.
The ablutions are some of the best we’ve seen so far with a special kiddies bathroom in the ladies section. Their showers were carefully planned with hooks for your dry clothes and towels as well as a small wooden bench to lift your bathroom stuff from the floor.
It’s a family resort which means it’s quite busy and noisy with small children around you all the time. If you’re like us and you enjoy peace and quiet, I would suggest you book the bush camp stands. They are situated quite some distance away from the rest of the caravan park and this isolation brings a tranquility to your camp site. They’ve also got their own ablutions and you have a view over the plains of the farm. This is definitely where we will camp next time we visit Bosfontein.
Overall, it’s a lovely caravan park with gorgeous facilities. There are quite a few sightseeing sights in the area which you can easily do on a morning’s drive out towards Bela-Bela. Thank you to the staff at Bosfontein for making our stay at your resort memorable.
More info and details can be found here http://www.lekkerkampplekke.co.za/kampplek/bosfontein/