Western Cape - Cederberg - Citrusdal
Travelling from Cape Town, the camp site is located off the N7 just before you reach Citrusdal. The travel time is approximately 2 hours and a distance of 185kms. The turnoff to the campsite is just past the Kardoesie Padstal on the N7, at the top of the pass. Once you turn off the N7 the road becomes a dirt road, which at the time we went, was in pretty good condition. The road travels along the top of a mountain,and the views are spectacular. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road though.
There are approximately 50 campsites to choose from. There are numerous terraced stands and level stands all with grass and some with shade. The resort caters for caravans, camping trailers and tents and it is advisable to inform the resort what you will be sleeping in, in order for them to ensure a suitable site.
There are electrical points located at each stand with standard plug connections.
The ablution blocks are unisex and have hot and cold running water. The facilities are neat and clean. The toilets are a little bit on the small side, but manageable. Just watch your head when you open and close the door; just to be on the safe side.
Taps are located on the sites.
Each site has it's own braai facility. It is advisable to to bring your own grid and wood can be purchased from the shop..
A large dam for swimming and fishing
A lovely shaded stone pool filled with fresh spring water facing onto the main dam.
There are kayaks/canoes available to us on the dam
There is a pontoon on the dam for the kids
A jungle Gym for the kids
A bar and restaurant (during high season )
4x4 trails for the 4x4 enthusiasts
The N7 to Citrusdalis tarred. Once you take the turn-off at the Kardoesie Padstal, the road becomes a dirt road. The road was in a good condition, but it got a bit bumpy when we drove into the reception area.
The best stands to book (in our opinion) are 26, 27& and 29 (on top) or 24, 25 and 26 . These sites are located directly in front of the dam and overlook the swimming pool area, perfect for keeping an eye on the kids
This is a large camp site, so if you are camping on your own, you need to request a more privater site. If you are camping as a group, there are sites that are more communal.
The hiking trails here are great and the views of the mountains are spectacular.
There is absolutely no cellphone reception anywhere on the camp site (in fact you need to travel halfway back to the N7 before you will get any signal).
The campsite does not allows pets.
Telephone: 072 508 0135/ 028 254 9852
Looking back on our photo's from our stay at Koningskop, we definitely need to make a plan to visit here again...soon.