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The Baths

Western Cape - Cederberg  - Citrusdal

Location
The Baths are located approximately 17kms from Citrusdal, Western Cape and about 2 hours travel time from Cape Town. Take the N7 highway and take the R393 turnoff towards Citrudal.  At the next junction, turn right, remaining on the R393. .  After approximately 18km, the turn off to the camp site is on your right.

Stands
25 stands of varying sizes located under large trees.  There is lots of shade but very little  grass, so make sure you pack your groundsheets.  You will also need to keep an eye out for low hanging branches that may get in the way of your rooftop tent.The ground is sandy, which makes it easy to hammer in your tent pegs.

Electricity
Each stand has it’s own electrical point, but the electricity boxes are not all located in the same position on the sites, so remember to bring your extension cords (10m should be adaquate).  There is a light on top of the electricity box, which you can choose to switch on or off.

Ablutions
There are three ablution blocks, two within the camping sites and one closer to the reception area.  The two ablution facilities have two seperate family friendly bathrooms, each with a shower and a seperate loo.  The shower has no door but has a curtain, which thankfully does not fly up when showering.  The basins are great for the kids, but may be a bit on the low side if you are a tall adult.  The ablutions by the reception area consist of seperate mens and ladies bathrooms.  These bathroom are equipped with toilets, three washbasins, a large mirror and showers that have a wet and a dry area.  , Each ablution facilities are modern, spacious and stylish,  and are kept neat and clean

Dishwashing
There is a seperate scullery located behind the ablution facilities.

Taps
The taps on the sites are hidden and sometimes difficult to find.

Bins
A bin has been provided on each camp site.

Braais
There are many braai drums at the camp site for use by campers.  You may need to move the drum closer to our camp site and you will need to bring your own braai grid and wood.

On site
Reception
A large hot water swimming pool
A large cold water swimming pool
Hot mineral spring water pools nestled among the trees
Trampolines
Rec room with pool table
Tennis court
Hiking trails

Road conditions
The road is tarred all the way to the gate of the resort, with a gravel road inside the resort, which is in a good condition.

Other
The hot and cold pools, and the hot mineral spring baths are very popular, particularly in high season.
There are many old and historic buildings on the site which date back over a hundred years.
The walk through the indigenous forrest to the hot baths is very beautiful
The staff in the office are very helpful and there is a very informative display of how the hot springs were created.  You can even borrow the keys to the small structure to see the source of the spring.

Contact details

Telephone: 022 921 8026/7
email: reservations4@thebaths.co.za

Comments
We have not camped here in quite some years.  Although the facilites are excellent, we found that the resort is quote expensive.  In addition, the resort is very popular and it gets very busy during high season.  You will need to book your spot quite early in order to secure a spot.

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