Silwerstrand Caravan Park is a must-visit for all of our readers that enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment.
The entrance to this campsite is just before you enter the picturesque town of Robertson in the Western Cape. We’ve been there quite a few times, and each visit ensures that we come back again, such is the beauty of this campsite set on the Breede River. The resort is owned and managed by Karin and Koben Kotze, who also run the renowned Montagu Caravan Park just up the R62.
When you are situated this close to a large waterway, you are afforded all sorts of watersports, canoeing and fishing if you prefer to nod off on the banks of the river. A waterside picnic is a firm favourite for holidaymakers, as is the traditional South African braai. The tasty aroma of chops and wors on the braai just adds to the wonderful flavour to this campsite. Don’t forget to take along your dog, because Silwerstrand is pet-friendly. Simply make a prior arrangement with the reservations office to bring along your happy hound.
The stands are large and all have power points and shared taps. The ablutions are clean and neat and there are laundry facilities (washing machine and tumble drier) and a scullery. If you want to get out and about you’re in for a treat. The area is famous for its vineyards and wineries that produce some of the best wines in South Africa. Take the short drive into the historical town of Robertson, where you will a host of interesting venues such as good restaurants, art galleries and antique shops. The Robertson Museum market is held on the first Saturday of each month.
Stands: 60 grassed, shaded and partially shaded.
Water: Yes shared taps with drinkable water
Ablutions: 2 blocks
Laundry facilities: Yes
Firewood for Sale
Chemical Toilet Disposal
THINGS TO DO IN THE ROBERTSON AREA
A wine cruise in Robertson
Viljoensdrift Wine Estate relaxes along the Breede River at the foot of the Elandsberg Mountains, offering a unique opportunity to taste wines on the water. The Riverside Tasting Room has a wooden deck built on the river’s bank and overlooks the river offering some scenic views of water and local wildlife. Winter hosts crackling indoor fireplaces that warm the cockles of the heart.
Robertson Farmers Market
The Robertson Farmers Market is the perfect place for visitors to stock up on wonderful gifts and cuisine. Get great coffee, local sweet delights and scrumptious bakes fresh from the oven. The Farmers Market takes place on the corner of Reitz and Voortrekker Streets on the second and last Saturday of the month from 9am until 12pm. There are also numerous fresh, local products including fruit, vegetables and organic produce on offer.
Explore Robertson by bicycle
If you want to fill your lungs with fresh Robertson air, then you must explore the Robertson Wine Valley on a bicycle. You’ll enjoy a close-up view of the beautiful surroundings, be able to stop off and visit local attractions and even do some wine tasting. Mallowdeen Bicycle Hire offers modern hybrid bicycle rentals (men’s and ladies touring bicycles) which are well maintained and regularly serviced.
Robertson Art Gallery
I’m always drawn to art galleries, as we enjoy such a diverse range of incredible artists and mediums that they work in. Isn’t it time you added some incredible art to your collection? The Robertson Art Gallery has a carefully selected range just for your perusal.