Exploring the Serene Skurwekop: Tales from the April 2023 Rally

26th April to 1st May 2023

Only 8 members joined the April 2023 Rally at the breathtakingly serene Skurwekop with some arriving on Thursday, Friday and the last member who arrived on Saturday. Beautiful autumn days with cold nights saw everyone huddled around the fire at night with the necessary “coals in a dog bowl” heaters under the ladies’ chairs. Some even took these “heaters” to cook their potatoes in foil.

There was absolutely no shortage of good food either – a juicy bring and braai on Thursday and Friday nights and once everyone had settled into their homes away from home, the blissful togetherness was complimented by the beautiful location.

Saturday was an early get together and Marie Enslin delighted the campers with a delectable snack platter. A delicious pulled pork potjie with an al dente vegetable pot supplied by Andrew and Corrie was served accompanied by rice and Alta Esterhuyse’s famous pumpkin fritters.

Sunday for lunch was “Build a Burger” with Joey’s hamburger patties winning all the way, caramelised onions, creamy mushroom sauce, pepper sauce, cheese, lettuce, and tomato were on offer to build a burger of your preference. Pudding was left over snacks from the Chairman’s Tea in the morning so nobody could complain that they went to bed with empty tummies.

Two members had to make their way home after lunch on Sunday, so the evening dinner was the left over potjies which tasted even better than on Saturday, if that was at all possible because by all counts it was absolutely scrumptious.

Long walks through the naartjie orchards, wine tasting, visiting the little shop which only opened once the bell had rung kept the campers occupied during this very memorable weekend that sadly came to an end on a beautiful Monday where the balance of the campers made their way home with a happy heart and memories that would last a lifetime – that is what camping is all about especially if you camp with one of the regions of CCSA.

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Cape Western – March 2023 Rally @ Onrus

Once again we were blessed with awesome weather, almost no rain and windy, but not like Millers 😉
We had 20 vans, 15 Cape Western members, 2 CCSA members & 3 visitors 🏕

Caron dished the fines like a pro & Mike O’Connor received the wooden spoon by default as he decided cycling was more important than passing the spoon on 🤪
Geoff & Teresa Jackson – 100th Regional

Congratulations, thank you for your support, have a Blessed & safe Easter.

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Rally Convener – CCSA Boland Region

A four day weekend to look forward with 22 caravans with 3 guests at the beautiful Onrus Caravan Park.

The traffic on a long weekend is always something that Friday and Tuesday travellers have to contend with but the arrival at the caravan park to set up with the knowledge that there is no packing up on Sunday makes the traffic seem insignificant.

Saturday morning we woke up to rain which eventually cleared to a beautiful day and the children took to the sea for a refreshing swim. Sunday morning Chairmans is always something to look forward to where Andre Kroucamp walked away with a lovely big bag of rusks, Marie Enslin won the prize sponsored by AXL Outdoor and our new guests daughter who did the draw for first place managed to draw her own lucky number for the prize donated by our members Franklin and Carol Fortuin.

Monday was a windy day with gusts and gales so most campers took some time for some well deserved rest and relaxation and alas, it was time to pack up for an early departure on Tuesday morning

Next Rally is at Skurwekop at the end of April 2023

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Disa Region February 2023 Rally at Bergriver Resort

Disa spent the weekend with Good Hope as our booking with Yzerfontein was ‘lost’ by Mr Lubbe and so with no place to go on such short notice, Bridgette came to our rescue.

There were only 5 of our members rallying this weekend so it was fun to be part of the bigger group. In fact there were 3 regions represented as there was also a Cape Western member there.

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Cape Western at Millers Point – February 2023 Rally

We were blessed with awesome weather with the wind coming up only on Saturday night into Sunday (sorry Jan & Lucile 🥲) 24 vans, 2 visitors – Christa Vos was our dreaded fines master & the wooden spoon landed with the married couple, Rodney & Gillian Cupido – we even had a wedding “gate crash” our camp.

Thank you for your support on Saturday with our fish braai, unable to do without your support❣
Peter & Vivienne Abrahams – 50th National
Caron & Owen Daniell, Sharon & Gary Hirst – 75th National🏅
Congratulations 🎊

Next month is a long 4 night weekend @ Onrus & will post details soon 😊

CaravanSACape Western at Millers Point – February 2023 Rally
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Tafelbaai at Chapman’s Peak February Rally 2023

We had nine members plus one guest camping

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CCSA Tygerberg February 2023 Rally

Tygerberg members and guests enjoyed a relaxing weekend catching up with old friends at the Leentjiesklip rally. Fourteen vans were present to make the event a memorable one.

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Good Hope February 2023 Rally

Weekend started off great with quite a few of our older long standing members returning and our Cape Western guests.

Sign inand some nibbles on Friday were spent on just catching up and socializing.

Saturday’s theme was a touch of red to celebrate the last few days of the month of Love. This was done in style with sundowner and lots of bubbly followed by a game of HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR PARTNER. To say this was a blast was a gross understatement….it was absolutely hilarious which can clearly be seen from the photos.
Sunday morning joint chairmans with DISA was also not without a few laughs when the dreaded fines persons revealed themselves.

We also presented a 50th National to Nigel and Lorna Hankey.

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de Hollandsche Molen – February 2023 Rally

33 Caravans on 26 sites was a tall order but the Management and Staff at de Hollandsche Molen are most accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with and they agreed to doubling up on their bigger sites at this incredibly popular venue.

Everyone fitted in perfectly including the guests who all had an amazing weekend with the Boland “Family”.  The “early birds” who had arrived on Thursday had a lovely braai together in the evening and the rest of the big party arrived on Friday.  The weather albeit windy at night did not dampen the spirit of being out in the fresh air and the feeling of togetherness.

Wally and Sue Townsend received the 25 National Rallies at Chairman’s on Sunday and the Raffle winners were Antoinete Slater, Marie Enslin, Martin de Kock and Landi van Niekerk who walked away with first prize.

Another one for the books!

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