With the directions in my hand I set off for my new destination Jongenskloof Bush Camp. Taken the turn off from the N2 between Riviersonderend and Swellendam the excitement started, but that quickly disappeared after I realised I was lost ,luckily not for long as I quickly realised I made a left instead of a right, well go ahead most men will now say typical women as some already have.
But in any case soon I was on the right road again and I reached the Jongenskloof Bush camp gate, from there you follow a small dirt road surrounded by trees, catching only a bit of sun here and there as sneaks past the tree leafs. I reached patch of open grass were I decided to park my car as I was not driving a 4x4, I made my way across the little stream to the Main Cabin.
The cabin was build in 1838 fully equip with most of your needs with two bathrooms small kitchen living area with inside braai and even a small little bar, it also has a very spacious deck that looks out over the camp, with a fire place where friends can gather. The main Cabin is surrounded by 6 small A shape wooden tents each with own double bed facing the small stream.
As it was a beautiful and very relaxing place area, I was still not going to be staying alone so I invited a few close friends along, they were all only to arrive later which gave me more than enough time to settle in and to make sure I get the best tent which in the end was the one closes to the Cabin. As soon as the first people started arriving we got the fire started and as the sun set everything just went quiet with only the sound of friendly conversation and the crackling sound of the fire.
After dinner a few of us still sat at the fire, one even pulled out a bag of marshmallows for dessert, but soon one by one started sneaking away to their tents. Though we had the best weather any one could ask for especially in winter time I would recommend taking some warm cloths and blackest as it gets quiet chilly at night. After a relaxing night sleeps I was woken the next morning by the sound of the flowing streams, chirping birds and even two hadedas delighted us with a visited while we were enjoying our first cup of coffee for the day.
I had the most wonderful time with my friends at Jongenskloof bush camp and we are already planning our next trip there this summer, so for those of you who don’t mind a bit of nature Jongenskloof will be perfect.
So let me get back to planning my next stop chat soon