Over the last five years we have developed into a real camping family. Camping allows us to get out into nature more than we would staying in an hotel or guesthouse and because its cheaper it also allows us to have longer holidays. When we started camping we decided to always try out new places and in that way get to see more destinations and areas around out beautiful country. The Damselfly decided to book us for 10 days at the Montagu Caravan Park in the small Klein Karoo town of Montagu over Christmas 2011. At first I tried to figure out what we would do there for 10 days, but by the time we left Montagu I actually said that I would move there any time. But I digress.
The Montagu Caravan Park with its 56 stands was a huge surprise. Iain and his team runs the place like a Swiss clock, perfect and with precision. The moment somebody moves off a sight they descend on it to trim the grass and get the sprayers on. So its no wonder that the sites are all covered in lush green grass. The ablution blocks, of which there are more than enough of, are always clean and there are two swimming pools to cool down during those hot Klein Karoo summer days.
One of the main features of the caravan park is the dam. At one stage or another most visitors end up either taking the paddle boats out or spend some time on the banks fishing. The kidz have never fished before in their lives (perhaps because I don't have the patience for it), but some of the other dads took them under their wings and they both really enjoyed it. Even caught some fish, but that's a whole other post.
Like a lot of family caravan parks they also had a number of activities over the Christmas season and the highlight was the arrival of Father Christmas, his assistant and a horse laden with gifts on Christmas eve. Father Christmas first did a walk about through the whole caravan park and the further he went the bigger the following crowd got before handing the gifts out to the kids in the park's hall.
We really enjoyed staying at Montagu Caravan Park and I can without a doubt recommend it. In actual fact we are considering breaking our rule and going back there this year.