|Mountain Breeze Caravan Park Pool Area|
The campsite itself is set in a Pine forest and while this gives a good amount of shade, nothing grows underneath the trees so the sites are very hard gravel. Take a large mallet and sharp pegs. The sites are well marked and spacious and the one we chose was pretty level. The ablutions are old but well maintained and spotlessly clean with the most spacious showers that I have ever come across.
|Mountain Breeze Caravan Park|
To me the biggest negative of the campsite is that there is a busy dirt road running up it's windward (South East) side and this causes huge amounts of dust to blow over you. They did send a water truck late on Friday afternoon to spray the road and this helped a lot. However on Sunday the wind was blowing from the South East again and the dust returned.
The big positive of the campsite is its location. It is situated around half way between Stellenbosch and Somerset West and in the heart of the Stellenbosch Wine Route. There is a market on Saturdays and Sundays at Audacia Wine Estate, which is almost next door with some great stuff and lovely foods. Sweetwell farm butchery is a few kilometers further away and we bought some lovely meat there for our Saturday night braai. There are some top wine Estates in the area and on Saturday we went to Waterford wine estate for a wine tasting. It was superb and definitely one of the nicest estates I have ever been to.
|Waterford Wine Estate|
|Dave Brown. Chairman of Laarger 8.|
Hmmm.... Probably yes if the weather forecast is for no South Easterly wind, which is not likely in the summer months. April and May are probably good months.