Rondeberg Holiday Resort
Western Cape - Cederberg- Clanwilliam
Rondeberg Holiday Resort is located approximately 25kms from Clanwilliam in the Western Cape., just off the N7 highway when heading towards Namibia. . The camp site lies in a valley on the banks of the Bulshoek dam. The camp site can be easily accessed via the N7 from Cape Town. The estimated travel time from Cape Town is 2h45m at a distance of approximately 248kms. It is a perfect stop-over on the way to the Namibia-South Africa border. Take the N7 freeway from Cape. You will find the turn-off to the resort approximately 22kms after the turn-off to Clanwilliam and a beautiful drive that takes you along the meandering banks of the Olifants River. Drive through the white walled entrance and the reception will be on your left.
The road to the resort is tarred all the way from Cape Town.
The resort has a total of 26 sites, with many different types to choose from.
There are 14 general camping sites which are located on a terraced area approximately 50 meters from the dam. All the sites are beautifully grassed and some have trees. I would suggest you pack your gazebo in case you are allocated a site with little shade. Each site can accommodate up to six people.
There are 2 camp sites located directly on the water's edge. These are also grassed and can accommodate up to six people.
There are 6 private camp sites with their own facilities, a paved area for parking your vehicle and a grassy area for pitching your tent.
There are also 4 luxury camp sites with their own facilities and an air-conditioned bedroom which can sleep up to 4 people (a double bed and two single beds).
The camp site only has 3 stands.
Tents, trailers and caravans are all welcome.
Each campsite has it's own electrical connection for a standard plug. For the general camp sites and the water's edge sites, the connections are close at hand.
There are lights at each camp site and at the ablution facilities.
The general camping sites share have access to the ablution facilities located in close proximity to the sites. The ablutions are made from natural stone and consist of a shower, a basin and a toilet. There is also a larger, family bathroom which has its own bath. The water's edge sites have their own ablution facility, also consisting of a basin, a shower and a toilet, for which the campers are given their own key. The private and the luxury camp sites have their own ablution facilities (basin, shower and toilet). Hot water is supplied by a solar water geyser with electricity back up , so there is always enough hot water to go around. Toilet paper and soap is supplied. The ablutions are constantly kept clean and neat.
Each camp site has its own tap with drinkable water.
Each general camping site has a lovely circular stone braai while the other sites have built-in braais. Braai grids in the general camp sites are not supplied, so make sure you bring your own. Wood can be purchased at the on-site shop.
Bins are provided on each campsite.
There is a washing up facility with hot water for the general camping sites. The luxury and private camp sites have their own kitchen and washing up facilities.
The Bulshoek dam is the main attraction at the resort and most of the activities center around it.
There is a launch for your motor boat and water skiing is permitted on the dam.
There are kayaks and small boats available to campers
There is a play area for the kids with a jungle gym, swings and a trampoline.
There is a cols water swimming pool in the general camping area,
There is a onsite-shop which is well stocked with all the essentials, as well as a couple of interesting additions
There is a laundry at the resort
Fishing for bass is a very popular activity
There is a pool table
There are lovely hiking trails on a private reserve and around the resort with stunning views over the dam
There is cell phone reception at the camp site.
The camp site does allow pets with prior arrangement
Landline: (021) 100 3689
Cell: 079 760 0247
email: online at www.rondeberg.com
We camped at Rondeberg Holiday Resort on June of 2015 on our way to Namibia. We decided to leave Cape Town a day before the official commencement of the winter school holidays and camped here for three nights. By staying at the resort, we missed most of the traffic of holiday makers heading for the Namibian border, and when we left, the roads were clear and the border post was relatively quiet.
We were very fortunate to have secured one of the sites on the water's edge. The site is large and is literally on the edge of the dam. The children had a wonderful time splashing in the water and paddling on the kayaks. The water was a bit on the cold side, seeing as it was winter, so we also did not make use of the swimming pool. The kids also had a wonderful time exploring the play area. We took a walk along the back of the resort and marveled at the beautiful views. There was even some abandoned earth moving equipment and the kids had fun exploring the diggers, tractors and bulldozers. The bird life at the resort is very abundant and we had many a morning visitor checking for crumbs from the previous night's supper. We were also visited by a family of ducks, who decided that our site was just a perfect location to hang out for the morning.
The owners of the resort were very approachable and accommodating. There was always a smile and a warm greeting when we entered the reception area or visited the shop.
All in all, we had a wonderful time at the resort and have made lovely memories. We camped here in winter and the resort was relatively quiet. I can imagine that this resort can get very busy during high season. It is definitely on my t-do list to return to this resort again.