Simple camping weekends away are always a great solution to ‘getting away’ on a budget and although you may feel like time is not always on your side, finding a resort close enough to your home will give you the added advantage of not having to take too much time off. Approximately 45 minutes away from Fourways, Johannesburg near Hartbeespoort Dam is a camping resort called Hartbeespoort Oord Resort. The resort offers green, luscious grassy stands that are surrounded by ample shade and electrical points. The nearby ablution facilities are clean and neat and there is a kiosk available for any necessary basics, cold drinks and snacks.
They have some great facilities for the kids including a large jungle gym, cold and heated swimming pools, tall waterslide, Skateboard Park, trampolines and putt putt etc. There is a large lapa, bar area and restaurant for hire and if you’re not the adventurous camper and would prefer alternative accommodation, the resort does offer self-catering log cabins and chalets.
For a quick weekend away, it’s close enough to leave after work and still have time to set up camp before sundown. A great tip is to pack a microwave meal for the kids for the first evening so you don’t have to figure out dinner just after you’ve busily been setting up camp. It is not always the greatest to spend a weekend camping in the rain! Besides having to pack up muddy equipment, no one is comfortable to actually enjoy the weekend. We would suggest checking the weather report before taking yourself or your family into the outdoors.
Hartbeespoort Oord Resort is an affordable option to get away with the price being R200 per stand (4 adults) per night and the activities near the resort are endless.
If you could like to know more about the Hartbeespoort Oord Resort, visit: http://www.hartbeespoortoord-resort.co.za
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