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Resort Review: Sunset Mountain, LP

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Sunset Mountain Caravan Park can be termed an exclusive boutique resort. It is small, discreet and beautifully set against the mountainside, with great care being taken to integrate the campsite flawlessly into its natural surroundings.

ESSENTIAL INFO

Number of stands: 6 Electricity: Yes Water: Yes Ablutions: Yes (private per site) Braai: Yes Laundry facilities: No Shop onsite: No Pets allowed: No

The caravan park has six just camping sites, and caters only for over-18s. The reason for this is that they market themselves as the quiet couple’s getaway – a place where mom and dad can escape for a peaceful weekend.

All the excavations and removal of rocks to form the camping sites were done without disturbing the large trees in the area, so expect lots of shade on those hot summer days.

Each of the campsites has its own private bathroom inside a canvas dome tent consisting of a bath, basin and toilet, as well as a separate shower. The use of raw red brick works well and is complemented by the red soil common to this area.

Every site has a brick braai area with stainless steel grid.

There is a small plunge pool to cool off in and the grassed stands are a must to reconnect your bare feet with mother earth.

Tranquility is all-encompassing at Sunset Mountain with the abundant birdlife in the area singing its praises. When you’ve been here for a few days, you’ll want to stay a little longer.

Johan Horn, the owner of this exclusive camping and caravan resort, mentioned that it had taken two years to build, and that he had made every effort to maintain the trees which now provide shade for all the stands.

It’s the perfect place to rejuvenate the soul, and … as much as we all love our children, there are those occasions where friends and family can step in to take over the parenting mantle for a few days while we sneak off for that all-important R&R.

Modimolle (the old Nylstroom) is a short drive from Sunset Mountain, as is Bela Bela, when you need to stock up on rations or find a restaurant if you don’t feel like another braai.

By Stuart Reichardt
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