Reviews of Storms River Restcamp
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Great place to watch waves crash onto rocks
Big camp with space for tents, camper vans and chalets. We had a Honeymoon chalet, which had a bedroom and sitting room both opening up to a deck with a great view of the wonderfully shaped rocks and the waves rolling in and erupting into great towers of spray.
We arrived when the sun was shining and the sea was a wonderful turquoise. During the afternoon a mist developed and stayed until the following midday before clearing almost to the top of the cliffs. On the second morning, the mist came back with the waves crashing through the gloom. A wonderful experience and we were glad that we stayed for two nights.
The camp restaurant was good rather than great but efficient and friendly we tried the salads as lighter options. They were huge, but very tasty. We loved the whole experience and would definitely return.
Dramatic location above breakers
Chalets in a dramatic location above waves breaking above rocks. Adequate self-catering facilities although we chose to eat in the restaurant.
Unfortunately the restaurant lacked adequate management which permeated through the staff. Our booking for a group of twelve people was not honoured on two successive evenings. On the first occasion we eventually ate on plastic tables brought in from outside, and on the second on picnic benches. On our final morning there was only one other person ahead for breakfast, but the first person was not served for about 50 minutes and the last for about an hour. In the meantime other customers arrived, were served and left. The manager grudgingly apologised but lacked sincerity. After some argument our final breakfast bill was discounted by 50%, which represented less than eight percent of our total spend.
In fairness, the food was good when it came.
Storms River Restcamp review
Fantastic location right by the crashing waves though accommodation a little on the basic side though better than De Hoop. Lots of walk to do. Again our house was the furthest from the restaurant-not really walking distance - and some of the others appeared more luxurious though may not have been free.Read more about the whole beach holiday
Disappointing stay at Storms River Restcamp
Location, right on the rocks immediately above the Indian Ocean, spectacular provided you enjoy the sound of pounding surf 24 hrs a day.
However fittings in accommodation old and tired.
We would recommend anyone staying in the Restcamp to check the location of their unit carefully as although ours was in a good position it was a 20/25 minute walk to the on site restaurant.
The on site restaurant only provided basic chain food and service could be poor. To get off site was quite a drive.
Impressive sea, grotty accommodation
We squeezed this in as from everything we read it seemed like we must. However, the faff of moving everyone for another night was not worth it at all. The sea was impressive but nothing that couldn't have been taken in with a quick stop enroute. The storms river suspension bridge was not impressive - I suspect only so when the weather is bad. It felt very touristy - my husband had done a zipline earlier in the day and we saw all the same people then walking to the suspension bridge like it had to be ticked off.
I know Tracy was excited that we had got oceanette N and the location was impressive but the oceanette itself was grim - hospital bright lighting, mould on the ceilings, dirty kitchen, worn out furniture, cold shower. I felt uncomfortable with the kids playing on the floor and I didn't want to eat in there. We bought new BBQ equipment having found old bits of meat on the ones left in the oceanette and threw out our breakfast stuff in favour of eating in the restaurant (distinctly average). Enjoyed jumping the waves with my 3 year old and probably would have taken a boat trip if it wasn't for the kids but wish we'd stayed the extra night in Knysna. Don't get me wrong, we can handle basic (although everywhere else on our trip was really great) but this was below basic.
Storms River Rest Camp - great location
Great location with good walking trails at nearby Nature's Valley section of park. We occupied an Oceanette self catering apartment as there was nothing else available when we booked at short notice. This would have been adequate for two people self catering although we chose to eat in the restaurant.Read more about the whole beach holiday
wonderful location, shame about the shed!
This is a fascinating place to stay and watch the thundering waves on the rocks. There is aso excellent hiking but a lot is on steep hills so you need to be fairly fit.
Unfortunately, we were allocated what I can only describe as a converted garden shed. We knew that this could not be right and managed to get moved to something very much better ( good in fact) but this was for one night only. The next day we had to repeat our removals to yet another cabin ( also very good). Thus our stay here was rather itinerant and this somewhat spoilt the stay. We did make the most of our time but could have done without all the upheaval and frankly the shock of our allocated first "home" I have rated the room as terrible ( which it was) had we been placed in either of our subsequent rooms I would have said good.
I have spoken to Tracy about the issues here, and I am happy with the result of our discussion and feel sure that there will be double checking in the future to ensure that no one else is placed in the same position.
I cannot comment on food as we self catered, a welcome change after several days of large portions!
Basic but great location
As we expected, the cabin was quite basic, but absolutely fine. And definitely worth it in order to stay in that location.
Were surprised by how good the restaurant in the camp was. And the pool was really good (and unexpected) too.
Storms River Restcamp review
Unfortunately the room next to ours was being refurbished - in a very noisy manner with an early start.Read more about the whole beach holiday
I wish we had bought something to barbecue
The cabin was lovely and if we had been better prepared we would have bought barbecue in advance although we ecould have purchased some things ( limited range ) in shop.
Food in restauarant was average but scenery made up for all.
the suspension bridge was closed becasue of landslip so one of the walks could not be done.