Christmas Rally – 1st to 3rd December 2023

Perfect weather, Lush Green Lawns, Abundant Foliage, Marquee Tent, Delicious Food, Great Company, Popular Campsite, what more could we asked for? Nothing! The weekend was absolute perfection!

Members took full advantage of the perfect weather conditions and proximity to home at Bergriver Resort to make this final Rally for 2023, a long weekend, arriving as early as the Wednesday and some even extending their stay to include Monday.

Once all the members and their guests had settled down on Friday, the very popular “Build a Burger” event saw delicious Joey’s hamburger patties on the flames while the ladies, chopped, washed, and sliced the accompaniments including a festive, juicy fruit table, dinner for the night, done.  Then, it was story time – a bit apprehensive at first but once the ice had been broken, lots of childhood memories, camping memories, etc. ended an awesome evening when everyone retreated to their caravans with smiles on their faces, content.

The main event, a Spit Braai was held on Saturday evening with a snack table to tantalise the tastebuds of young and old before the main meal was served and then completed with a melt in the mouth Chocolate Brownie and a choice of strawberry or chocolate ice cream.  Campers decorated their tables in true Christmas fashion and the Marquee Tent was abuzz with stories, laughter and the sound of children playing.  Much to the delight of the children, and the not so young children wanting to impress, Father Christmas arrived with treats in hand. After dinner members and their guests lingered under the Marquee Tent getting to know each other and spending quality time with each other for the last time in 2023.

Sunday morning Chairman’s Meeting is always a feature of the Rally where members supply their signature snack for all to enjoy.  The Full House Award was handed to the Chairman, Andrew and Corrie Potgieter for attending 12 rallies for the year and Wally and Sue received their 30 Regional Rally plaque.

It was difficult to say goodbye but memories of a successful 2023 for CCSA Boland Region promises that 2024 is going to be bigger and better with new members joining our Region, new campsites to discover, revisiting favourite campsites again and another tour in August 2024 to look forward to.

Wishing all our members and the guests who have joined us in 2023 and their families a blessed festive season and a prosperous 2024 with exciting camping trip to look forward to.

CaravanSAChristmas Rally – 1st to 3rd December 2023