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A Shaded Glade, George Country Resort

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When you make your way to the front gate and reception area at George Country Resort, there is little indication as to the beauty and shaded tranquillity that lies within.

After chatting to the very friendly Mari at reception and getting the resort access code, we made our way into this wonderful campsite that is set amongst many large trees – offering excellent shade to campers.

There are 126 stands that are shaded and grassed with 220V power points. There are scullery and laundry facilities available and the ablution facilities are clean and neat, offering hot showers and baths. George Country Resort provides 16 private ablution blocks, each with its own kitchenette and bathroom.

Also on offer are 20 beautifully-appointed two bedroom self-catering chalets, which can sleep up to six people. The self-catering chalets include comfortable furnishings, a large living area, DSTV, dining area and a private deck with a braai and grid.

There are also six spacious open-plan self-catering chalets, which sleep up to four people and these also have DSTV, a dining nook and private braai facilities. George Country Resort has an additional four self-catering backpacker units that are equipped with electricity, crockery and cutlery.

The resort has an outdoor swimming pool with a jungle gym and play area for the kids. There is also a small dam with covered bench seating for those balmy evenings where sundowners are the order of the day. Alternatively, put down a blanket and pull out a picnic basket full of savoury snacks. You deserve it.

A cautionary note to visitors: keep food locked away at all times or the Vervet monkeys in the area will be dining at your expense. And they’re very quick, waiting for the perfect opportunity to swoop in from above and grab a snack. My girlfriend Nathalie would never cut it as a security guard because, while I unpacked the motorhome, I asked her to hold onto a loaf of bread so the marauding monkeys wouldn’t get their grubby paws on it. Well, she left the loaf on the outside table in front of her as she gazed off into the distance, giving the furry critters ample opportunity to grab the entire loaf and head off. Luckily Nathalie isn’t a security guard, as she might well have left her service pistol lying around, and can you just imagine this scenario – with monkeys taking potshots from the trees. Our tub of sweet chilli dip was also annexed right in front of us and made its way into the treetops for an elevated feast. So, keep your food safe by ensuring your chalet doors are closed, then the monkeys will leave you alone.

George Country Resort is the perfect venue for all your camping, caravanning and motorhoming holidays. It’s a shaded, safe, secure and well-maintained oasis.

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