As Atlantic Region rolled into Die Watergat on Friday 28th July 2023, so did the bad weather. The rain had no intention of letting up but be that as it may it was not going to spoil our extra special weekend.
Sign-in took place as usual, followed by an assortment of the most delicious curries, which were enjoyed under the big, covered Lapa area with everyone sitting down together at the long table to enjoy the meal. We took the opportunity to wish Robin again on his very special Milestone Birthday. After dinner the ladies took over the Lapa area and the double twelves came out and it was game on, our very industrious gentlemen managed to light the most wonderful fires and those not participating in the double twelve showdown got warm and comfortable under a huge Gazebo that quite comfortably accommodated all of us. The rain continued, but our in-house DJs kept the party going with the most enjoyable tunes, that turned out into sing-alongs enjoyed by all.
Saturday rolled around with the weather not changing much. We cancelled our planned walk around the park due to this, but in true Atlantic style we just got on with our weekend. Saturday afternoon “the baby Fester” baby-shower was hosted. The Gazebo was turned into a sea of blue balloons and of course the cake table was laid out to perfection. The gentlemen were invited to join in on the festivities and going forward I think they will all be putting up their hands to attend a baby-shower as they had a great time, as did the ladies, playing games, testing our knowledge regarding nursery rhymes and baby items, and of course pushing our performing skills to the limits. After the baby shower everyone was ready for rugby, fires lit again, dinner cooked, DJs back in the house, and before we knew it, it was time for Chairmans on Sunday.
The campsite is situated on a working farm and boasts the most beautiful view of vineyards and mountains. Easily accessible the site has 20 electrical points, braai facilities, swimming pool and WIFI, generator that kicks in during loadshedding. The Lapa area has a kitchen with two fridges, washing up area and seating. The ablutions consist of 2 bathrooms with a shower, basin, and toilet as well as another separate toilet. The only problem encountered on our weekend was the lack of hot water in the showers, apparently the gas ran out??? Our only gripe!!!!!!
Not the pouring rain nor the lack of hot water in the showers could ruin our weekend away. Our 12 families and 1 visiting family all enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
The weekend was made more memorable by the fact that we got to celebrate Robin’s extra special birthday and of course the baby shower as we await the arrival of precious baby Fester.