The Greyton EcoCamp & Caravan Resort is situated on the confluence of the small Gobos River the larger Sonderend River that originally had its source in the foothills of the Franschhoek Mountains.
This was eventually dammed up and is now known as the Theewaterskloof Dam. A constant flow from the dam still feeds the river on its long journey eastward before joining the Berg River and flowing down to the sea.
Eco Camp was taken over around 2016 by a lady called Nicky Vernon, who took on the challenge of getting camp up to speed. Nicky, originally from the UK, is absolutely passionate about the Overberg. That passion of hers extends to do anything that she can do to preserve the planet.
The success of this “new” Eco Camp is due to the dedicated team that are now in place. Managing the camp, and living there too, are Ian and Wendy Boshoff.
Shareen Freeman’s is in charge of all the marketing and social media for Eco Camp. She also makes a range of eco-friendly soaps and cleaning materials that she has for sale at the camp.
Just outside Ian and Wendy’s home is a large area paved with cement. From the early 80’s when my folks moved to the village, this was the gathering place for the yearly New Year lang-arm dans.
The word “eco” sums up the whole philosophy of the camp and its management. There is no electricity, but the camp is solar powered both with lights and solar heating for the ablution block showers. The grey water from the bathrooms, where they only use biodegradable products, is used to help irrigate the garden.
The campsite is a wonderful place for kids to swim, fish and just mess around in the water. With all these memories floating around in head I meandered a short distance down the river to my next campsite.
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