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“Stay Away”
Review of Bergplaas

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Bergplaas
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stay Away”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We arrived at about 11am last Saturday morning and there were already a lot of people camping and in the various houses. Two large groups of people in particular at the swimming pool and behind the ablution blocks were already making a lot of noise and drinking a lot at this time of the morning. We tried to find a campsite as far away from them as possible and with the ablution block between us to try and block out some of the noise. We left to attend a wedding at 3.30pm and came back to the campsite at midnight.

By this time the noise levels had increased and obviously more alchohol had been drunk. We tried to go to sleep - but at 2am the music (if you can call it that!) was still thumping out of their cars.

We nearly packed up the tent there and then and drove back to Cape Town I was so angry and disappointed that people are allowed to do this and have no concern about others. We thought about calling the police to report the noise disturbance as we were rather scared to go and confront the noisy campers as you could hear they were very drunk.

EVENTUALLY at 6.30/7.00 am when the birds were cheeping and the sun was up they all went to sleep and we had a bit of sleep until 10am when we packed up and left. I will definitely not come back to the site for fear of this kind of thing happening again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2012

We were camping at Bergplaas in December 2011, but got such a shock upon arriving there. The picturest photo's of their website is so untrue!!! There's no green grass, people were playing loud music late into the night with no one to oversee to the rules and not a save place for kids. I will not recommend it at all!!!! And to top it all, the drainsystem didn't work.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Travelers are raving about these Stellenbosch hotels

WC
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

I ve been Caravaning at Bergplaas for a few years and it is one of the most affordable resorts we have been to with a Fantastic Kids play park and pool area with trimmed green lawn surroundings, This is the safest resort that i have been to in the WC.

Some areas that requires attention are:
1. HAVE STRICT CONTROL OVER DAY VISITORS - A SECURITY WILL DO
2. ALCOHOL SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED AT POOL AREA
3. NO INFLATABLES ALLOWED IN THE POOL - ( POOL TO SMALL )
4. CLEAN ABLUTION BLOCK REGULARY AND MAKE SURE TOILET PAPER ARE PLACED
5. MORE VISIBLE SECURITY

Room Tip: if you cant afford a Hotel to stay in then Bergplaas will do
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

From the first phone call to book my stay till
My last tent peg was removed me and my family
Enjoyed every second of our stay. Bergplaas is
Tops , a must stay for every camper . Thank you
To TRACY and here team you are the best !!!
Fiazyl

  • Stayed December 2011
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2011

We did not even stay for an hour, dirty, golf cards & motor bikes riding up & down. Rondawel next to road,not good for little once.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2011

One word to summarize this place is : PAHTHETIC... From a non-existing reception to no security to a scaly area -it can't get worse... except if you already paid your deposit, like I did! STAY AWAY!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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16 Thank Stellies_Squirrel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2010

We decided to visit Bergplaas after having seen pics and reading info about Bergplaas on the website but ended up leaving after one night (we planned on staying two nights).

Problem 1: The website is very misleading. Bergplaas camp is definitely not ”true relaxation” or “feng shue” as the website claims. The owner insisted that all photos on the website were taken from the campsite. But, when we emailed him specific photos from his website and asked where exactly in the campsite these photographs were taken from, he did not respond.

Problem 2: The campsites are very close together and not ‘spacious’ as claimed in the website.

Problem 3: We were surrounded by drunk students, playing music until after 1am. We even had a drunk student fall on our tent. He asked to be ‘let in’ – making my fiance’ feel rather unsafe!

Problem 4: The campsite boarders a very grotty suburb of Stellenbosch - we could hear drag racing and barking dogs well into the early hours of the morning, so don’t expect to be in natural peace and quiet.


Needless to say, we left after one night, having paid for two. After approaching the camp manager and explaining why we would be leaving early, he refused to pay us back the money for our second night. We subsequently emailed the owner of Bergplaas, explaining the situation but he saw no reason for a refund. Campsites like this are a terrible advert for Western Cape – there are much better places, run by honest people, that can make your stay a very memorable one.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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14 Thank Adventureking78
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Property: Bergplaas
Address: Old Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
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Ranked #46 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Stellenbosch

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