Night Sky Caravan Farm

Nigh Sky Caravan Farm - Camping
Nigh Sky Caravan Farm - Reeds
Nigh Sky Caravan Farm - Dam
Nigh Sky Caravan Farm - Fishing

Night Sky Caravan Farm

Western Cape - Breede River Valley- Bonnievale

Location
Night Sky Caravan Farm is located on a wine and grape farm, approximately 17kms from Bonnievale in the Breede River Valley of the Western Cape.  The camp site can be easily accessed via the N2 and the N1  from Cape Town.  The estimated travel time from Cape Town via either route is approximately 2h30m at a distance of approximately 195kms.  When taking the N1 from Cape Town, drived through the tunnel and in Worcester turn right onto the R60.  Travel through the town and turn left, continuing on the R60, towards Robertson and Bonnievale.  After you drive through the town of Bonnievale, turn right onto the R137 towards Stormvlei.  After The Bonnievale Cellars turn right onto the gravel road.  After 15kms the camp site will be on your right.  Alternatively, take the N2 from Caped Town and after driving through the town of Riviersonderend, turn left onto the R317 via Stormsvel.  After the Stormsveli pass, take the road to the left.  After 15 kms the camp site is on your right.  Once you proceed onto the farm, you can turn left amongst the vineyards until you reach the site.  Alternatively, proceed straight to the farm house, where the owner, Gesina, will greet you and give your directions.  There is ample space in front of the farm house to turn your vehicle around.  This camp site is perfectly located to explore the Breede River Valley and the towns of Bonnievale, Ashton, and McGregor.

Road conditions
The road to the campsite is tarred all the way from Cape Town to the R317.  The gravel road is in a good condition and can easily be navigated with a standard sedan.

Sites
The site has a total of 15 sites which are not specifically demarkated.  All the sites are on grass and face towards the large farm dam.  The owner does not allow large number of people onto the site, so there is always plenty of space between the different camp sites.  Some sites have trees, but bring your shade gazebo, as a lot of them do not have any shade.  The sites are level and the ground is relatively soft. There are also a number of small and large wooden chalets scattered around the dam.  Tents, trailers and caravans are all welcome.

Electricity
There are a number of electrical connections for a standard plugs scattered throughout the camp site.  Depending on where you choose to set up camp, you may need to bring an extension cord along..

Lights
There are lights  at the ablution facilities.

Ablutions
The camping site has two ablution facilities located in close proximity to the sites.  There is a older, smaller facility and a newer large one.  The order ablutions consist of  two separate toilets (one for the ladies and the other for the gentlemen) and two separate showers with basins.  The larger ablutions have the same set up, but there are three toilets and three showers here.  Hot water is generated by gas geysers, so there is always enough hot water to go around.  Toilet paper and soap are not supplied.  The ablutions are constantly kept clean and neat.

Taps
There are numerous taps on the sites, but the water is not drinkable.

Braais
There are numerous barrel braais located throughout the site, with enough for every camping group.  Braai grids are not supplied, so make sure you bring your own.  Wood can be purchased from the owner or in the town of Bonnievale.

Bins
Bins are provided on each campsite.

Washing up
There is a washing up facility with two large basins with hot water.  The washing up area is located in a room adjoining the ablutions.

On site
The large farm dam is the main attraction at this camp site and most of the activities center around it.
There is a jetty into the water.
There are numerous canoes and paddle boats for the campers to use
There are a variety of bass in the dam so bring your fishing gear.
There are lovely hiking trails on the farm
In close proximity to the surrounding towns of Bonnievale, McGregor, Ashton and Robertson, making it a great starting point for exploring this area.
There is intermittent cell phone reception at the camp site.
The camp site does not allow pets

Contact Details
Landline: (023) 616 3052 (Gesina de Wet)
email: nightsky@brede,co,za

Comments
We have camped at Night Sky Caravan Farm on numerous occasions.  We absolutely love the peace and tranquility.  There is always ample space for everybody as the owner does not allow too many people onto the site.  The dam is the main attraction for our family, as the boys love the fishing and have always been successful in pulling out a few bass.  One of my favorite drives is via the Stormvlei pass on the way to the camp site.  The pass is not very long, but in spring the natural fauna is spectacular.  This is a very uncomplicated camp site where the emphasis is on the campers to make the most of their time here.  The proximity of the dam is great if you need to keep your eyes on the children.

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