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Never have actually camped at Storms River, but I can assure you that you can expect wind :lol: Mind you, April along the coast is fairly mild, even with regard to the wind. I would just keep it in mind when setting up camp; to use strong pegs etc.

A really beautiful campsite!
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Except for the one time in May, where we experienced gale force winds, camping has always been a pleasure at Storms. I normally visit in August and I usually camp at the furthermost end of the campsites nearer to the restaurant rather than the sites closer to the Otter trail start.

I suppose it would be possible to get slightly damp due to the sea spray, although this has not been my experience. Again this would depend on weather conditions.

Storms must be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

I can’t help with the MTB trails but the area is conducive to supporting this activity in a big way.
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There is almost nothing that you can do if the regular gale force wind hits you in a camping trailer at Storms. There is no place to hide. This type of wind usually destroys a rooftop or trailer tent and side tents in minutes...or even seconds.

But otherwise this is a beautiful place.
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Re: Storms river camping

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Hi all

have camped view site at Storm's River with similar rig, turned trailer plus tent sideways on the site
so front was facing directly towards the sea, just moved the chairs around as necessary, also big help when using gas and braai, also try to get closer to restaurant side. Hope that helps.
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Re: Storms river camping

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Thank you for the responses, we are really looking forward to our stay at storms river. Being regular campers at Kruger i am feeling a bit out of my depth trying a new camping experience.

Not sure on arrival are you allocated a site or do you take what you get as is the case in most of sanparks camping sites ( except tsendze ) :D

Maybe for the guyropes on the tent we could always double up the ropes????????

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If possible, it would be a better idea to get a campsite allocated to you as it gets very busy at times and you don't want a large campervan/landcruiser with a trailer parked in front of you. I would call them directly and ask for them to send a map of the area to ensure that you get a great stand.
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Camping at Stormsriver

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Hallo everyone

I am new here on the forum and hope you can help me with a few questions. Me and my family(wife and to small kids) are going camping at Stromsriver camp for 5 days during Desember and after that at Addo for 5 days. The only spot I could get was a tent site with no view and power at Storms and it seems that all the sites at Addo are the same.

I there anybody that can maybe help me with the size of these sites at Storms and should be kept in mid when camping over there with a tent and small children.

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Re: Camping at Stormsriver

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Johan, I was at SR just a few weeks ago, and walked around the camping area a few times, now I wish I had paid more attention to the size of the sites! I think they are a reasonable, average camping site size. And if you have one with no view, it is most likely to be more sheltered from the wind and sun than the front sites, so a bonus imo. There is a lovely pool right near the camping area, so super for kids. If the coastal weather is good, SR will be a special place to camp in December.

Addo sites are well sized, and demarcated. Lovely camp. And most have nice shade.
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Re: Camping at Stormsriver

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Hi there Johanwb, the place is great. There are a few camp sides hided in the bushes. Think you will have a great time. The camp sides seems to be very spacious.
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Did not camp there myself, but when I was there I saw some tents pitched with the rear of the tent facing the sea. Also tie your tent down with straps. I have seen campers do this at Loskopdam Camping site, even their caravans. Gazebo covers are removed when not in use. This we only realized after loosing a gazebo and having our tent ripped in a storm with high winds. But you are going to have a wonderful time. Just go prepared.
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Re: Site layout of caravan and tent area at Storms river

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I have camped there a few times. Last year what I did was write down the numbers of the sites that I liked the best.
I am going back there in 5 weeks time for 4 days and as soon as I got my confirmation of payment from Pretoria I phoned the park and got them to allocate me the site I wanted. This time I have a caravan site.

The actual campsites with power and no view are a bit small and not very level, which is what I had booked last time, so what I did was move to one of the campsites with a view and supposedly no power, which were much bigger. Here is a secret bit of information. Amongst these were a couple that actually did have power (Sites 110 and 112).
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Johanwb wrote:Thanks for the feedback. I have looked around and got some nice info from some older posts. I managed to get hold of somebody at Storms river offices and it seems that "the no view with power" sites are actually on the edge. I have tried to scale the stands size with Google earth and it seems to be about 6mx10m, wich is actually nice, but about 200m from the ablutions.

The stands are from no. 100 -112, but unfortunately that is the only info I could get from Sanparks since they can't reply on e-mails. I have asked them to confirm the site allocation and the size of the stand over the telephone as well, but unfortunately it was raining yesterday and they couldn't help me, so lets see if I can get some feedback today.


I stayed there last year in May on site 110. It was classified as having a view but with no power BUT actually did have power. The sites from 100 upwards had no power. All these are nice large sites.

The sites classed as having power and no view are actually in the middle of the main Caravan Park and do have a view of the sea but this could be obstructed by caravans if it is full. These sites are quite small and not very level.
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Re: Camping at Stormsriver

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I have just come back from 4 wonderful days camping there in out Ten/Trailer van and I took a couple of pics of the various sites.


Here is one of the Campsite with View but no power, However as previously mentioned, there is a working power outlet with 4 plugs (Caravan type adaptor need and this is for Sale @ R120.00 in the Camp Shop)

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Here is one of the Campsite with Power and No View, You can see that it slopes a bit.

https://plus.google.com/photos/11321485 ... 7249308050
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Re: Camping at Stormsriver

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O.K. It seems that photo's will not open.
Lets try this (Campsite with poer and no view
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and this Campsite with view and no power
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Re: Camping at Stormsriver

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And this is the view and no power campsite, that does have power. Box is behind the Land Cruiser and has 4 outlets, so unless youe are on that actual site (I think it is 110), take a long extension lead
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