Camping - March 2018
For this trip we were using the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Juregns Avion L. We also took our dome tent, due to the fact that our daughter was down from Mongu Zambia for a while and was joining us on this weekend.
The road in to Bass Lake is a bit dubious, because you have to drive on the notorious Moloto Road, the R573, which is know for some horrific accidents (just Google "moloto road accident" and see what you get). This can be seen by the way in which the people drive on this road. But, we arrived safely.
The last 2.4 Km is on a dirt road, but its in great condition. The turnoff from this dirt road takes you to magnificent huge gates, and a intercom system. When buzzed, you state your name and the gate opens.
After about 500m you arrive at the Lodge caravan park. You are greeted by the most friendly and energetic lady that we have met in a long time. It was such a great welcome.
We were early so could choose the site that we required from the 4 that we had booked.
We chose a nice big level (they are all level) site that was big enough for the caravan, rally awning ans the dome tent. It has a nice bit of shade as well.
The sites were all grassed. Each had a tap and also a portable braai as well as a portable fire drum/stand on which you could make a nice camp fire.
When we arrived on site, we were met by friendly fellows who offered to assist with the placing, leveling (putting the jacks down) and putting the tents up. We we were OK, so declined the offer. But I thought that that was a really nice function to offer.
It did not take long and we were all set up.
The next to arrive were my brother and his wife in their Ford Ranger and Invader Duo off road caravan.
The remaining two parties got stuck in the Pretoria Highway traffic and it took them over three hours to do the +-100 Km to get to the campsite.
However, all arrived safely and it was not long before we were all set up and relaxing.
Its a really nice campsite and the ablutions are amazing. There are two blocks and each one were kept clean and supplied with the necessities.
Of cause, each site also has access to a power point (a box of 4 was situated in the axis of our four sites) and we never had an issue with power the entire weekend.
The braai and fine pit drum were cleaned each morning (by friendly and efficient staff) and it was a very pleasant weekend.
On the Saturday my Dad, sister and nephew took a drive out and joined us for breakfast as well as a nice braai for lunch.
It was a good day,
My brother and his family went on a drive around the game farm area. Its not big, but they did see a few animals, and also the black springbok.
There is also a shop near the reception area.
The shop seemed to have stock of most of the basic requirements and was manned by a friendly assistant. There is also a soft serve ice cream machine, and the ice creams were delicious.
Not far from the reception is also a lovely swimming pool as well as a children's play area with trampoline, swings and a few other goodies. The three young ones made good use of these.
All too soon it was Sunday afternoon and time to pack up and head home.
But it was a really super weekend and a lovely place.
I'm sure that we will be back at Bass Lake Lodge, in the not too distant future.
Thanks to all for a lovely week-end.