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    We slept there in December for one night in chalets. It was simply awesome. I will most definitely be going back again.

    We did a whole tour of the wild coast and only had one night open to sleep there. Looking back I am sad we did not try and sleep at least two nights there.

    The roads were quite bad. Full of potholes. We drove from Hole in the Wall to Dwesa and the 100km took us just over 5 hours...

    The next day we drove from Dwesa to East London via Willowvale and Idutywa. From Dwesa to Willowvale was gravel road (a bit better condition than the roads between Hole in the Wall and Dwesa), but between Willowvale and Idutywa is a good tar road.

    Dwesa to Butterworth took us about 3 and a half hours (100 km).
    Quote Originally Posted by dickr View Post
    Reviving this thread as we are planning to go camping here in December 2020 and would like to get some more recent feedback on the reserve, camping site, chalets and roads. Also comments on security would be welcome.
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    We camped there in December for 4 nights. Was our second visit.

    Never felt unsafe. The cleaners gardeners as so weary of camp sites they wont touch anything to cut grass.

    Slept like baby there
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeek View Post
    We camped there in December for 4 nights. Was our second visit.

    Never felt unsafe. The cleaners gardeners as so weary of camp sites they wont touch anything to cut grass.

    Slept like baby there
    Great thanks we have booked a chalet (glamping)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickr View Post
    Great thanks we have booked a chalet (glamping)
    Hope you are fit. You park at the bottom and carry your stuff up a lot of stairs. View is amazing, silence is deafening but keep windows and doors locked/shut as the monkeys may cause nonsense. I did post picts on this forums many years ago of what the park and chalets look like. No electricity, but they use gas lanterns and gas fridges. Only problem I had is that the rocks in the park have been stripped bare by the locals, besides that the beaches are fantastic.
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    We stayed in their chalets in December.

    There is solar electricity lights now and there is plugs where you can charge your phones, etc.

    The stove and fridge is still gas though.
    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Hope you are fit. You park at the bottom and carry your stuff up a lot of stairs. View is amazing, silence is deafening but keep windows and doors locked/shut as the monkeys may cause nonsense. I did post picts on this forums many years ago of what the park and chalets look like. No electricity, but they use gas lanterns and gas fridges. Only problem I had is that the rocks in the park have been stripped bare by the locals, besides that the beaches are fantastic.

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    We were at Dwesa 8 & 9 March 2020.
    Unbelievable place. Even though the grass in the camping area was mowed probably a month ago.
    Still no Cell phone reception in camping area, but all along the beach it is great!
    Ablutions still cleaned daily, and staff very friendly.

    So here is some interesting stuff that happened.

    The GPS was set to shortest route and paved roads avoidance was not selected. So we entered via Gate 4.... erm.. Now when you enter a park, and the gate building is abandoned, there are no other vehicle tracks and the track is a bit (ago alot) overgrown, doubts do settle in your mind.

    "But they took the money...."

    Anyhow, I selected Gate 1 (reason of deduction) on the GPS and followed the tracks. SWAMBO had to get out twice to pull back on some branches that were over the road, I checked a bridge and then eventually got to ... RECEPTION. Yah!

    When I told them I came in through gate 4 they looked at me as if I am mad.
    Anyway, my fault not theirs. I put it down to last minute planning.....

    We were the only people there (Camping) even though it was weekend, and on Sunday afternoon some locals came to braai in the camping area. No issues/problems.

    And all the chalets looked well maintained.
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    A really wonderful place ...

    We have been there at least twice or maybe three times over the years (memory fades).
    Basic, but that is what we like.
    Few people, as above.
    Natural and unspoiled

    Did you get to see the albino monkey ?

    Would we go back ?
    Given the chance ... YES !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    Did you get to see the albino monkey ?
    We did. I must say that we had zero problems with the monkeys there.
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