Friday, August 18, 2017

Die Watergat Rawsonville.

Our club, The Trekkers Outdoor Recreation Club, Laarger 8 had booked to spend the weekend at Die Watergat, Rawsonville, somewhere they had not been before and also somewhere that we had not previously camped. We did pop in there over a year ago to have a look and it did look nice. We decided to take a chance on the weather and confirmed our booking. In fact we went 2 days early to set up camp as it was forecast to rain a bit on the Friday and our Skipper is no fun to erect in the rain.

We arrived on the Wednesday, a beautiful sunny and warm day and set everything up by lunch time and then relaxed and soaked up our surroundings. A very beautiful setting.

Thursday morning dawned and it was much cooler and quite windy, a sign that the weather was changing, but we had no rain and spent the day relaxing and went for a walk around the farm. In the early hours of Friday morning, it did indeed start raining, but we kept warm and dry in our Skipper. There were a few more showers during the morning on Friday but by lunch time it was fairly dry and the other members of our club started arriving. On Friday night we relaxed around the fire in the Lapa area and departed for bed at a fairly reasonable hour.

Saturday morning dawned and although it was very cool in the early morning, 4 degrees celcius, it was a beautiful day. After breakfast, when it had warmed up a bit, I sent my drone up to take a few arial images. Here are a few.

This campsite is really suitable only for groups over the weekends as they have a minimum charge for the whole campsite per night over the weekends. However on week days they do allow single bookings.

The ablutions consist of 2 bathrooms with a shower, basin and toilet in each. There is also another separate toilet. There is a big covered "Lapa" area with washing up basins, seating, two fridges, another sink and a built in bar area. Wood is available for R70.00 for 100 big pieces of Black Wattle and there is free wifi. There are also security camera's all around. I have also never been to a campsite with so many electrical points, giving you lots of choice about where to set up.

Here are a few more random photo's that I took.

Here is a video I did of our trip.

Click on the link below.

Die Watergat 
Will we be back? Yes, definitely!


  1. Hi Alex. Do you know whether there are any fish in the dam?

    1. Hi Derick. There are unfortunately no fish in the dam according to the farmer.