Wine farm with a campsite and six timber chalets

Budget Getaways Review

Situated on a wine farm 17km from Bonnievale (and 34km from Robertson) Night Sky offers the hardy weekender a nicely laid out campsite and six Wendyhouse-style timber chalets, both arranged around a pretty farm dam and backdropped by the Riviersonderend and Langeberg mountains.

With most eyes pointing towards the dam this is a good option for nervous parents, who would like their children to have fun in the water but without the constant nail-biting worry. The campsite is open to both tents and caravans, and as far as camping goes it's a comfortable experience, with grass-covered sites, 24 power points, braai spots and clean ablutions.

For a little more comfort, Night Sky's cabins are the way to go. Although we haven't yet seen them firsthand, they appear to be fairly basic affairs, but with all the essentials, including fireplaces in the larger units. Basically the bigger the chalet you book, the more home comforts and better appointment you can expect. What you shouldn't expect though is much in the way of privacy as the chalets and the happy campers lie cheek by jowl, especially when things get busy. 

Turning to the activities, the dam seems to be the main focus. Apart from swimming and fishing for black bass, canoes are available. If the campsite starts feeling a little too intimate there is the option of taking a walk in the veld or through the vineyards, bird-watching (45 species ticked to date) and racing around on your mountain bike. 

Bottomline: if you are looking for a sociable venue where your kids can have a lot of fun, Night Sky appears to be a good call.

Getaway Facts: Night Sky Caravan Farm
Where17km from Bonnievale (& 34km from Robertson)
GPS co-ordsS 34°00'42''  E 20°00'12''
Sleeps2-6 person options (chalets)
Equippedyes
Linenno
Towelsno
Fireplaceyes
Braaiyes
Meals availableno
Pet-friendlyno
Activitiesbirdwatching, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, restaurants, stargazing, swimming, walking, wine routes

Guest Comments

"This was truly the best holiday we have had in a while, kids and hubby had an amazing time fishing even when it rained. Will definitely recommend to anyone. Value for money and will be returning." (Nikki Ferreira, visited October 2014)
"Love this place! We spend many holidays camping at Night Sky. Best place ever. Great rates and great hospitality by the owners. Excellent place to just get away from it all especially for small children. Ideal place for a family weekend away." (Louis Trichardt, visited June 2012)
"We were very fortunate that one of the cabins on the water opened up last minute and that Gasina bumped up our stay to this cottage at no extra cost. We were grateful and had a wonderful time all together. Beautiful setting, cozy chalets and greaat value for money. Thank you so much Night Sky for making our weekend so special. We loved it! We told our entire family about this hidden gem and will bring everyone next time. Absolute bargain. " (Amori Birch, visited May 2014)
"There was a fly infestation, but apart from that it was beyond awesome! Thank you." (Louise Hamman, visited April 2014)
"Wonderful facilities and location, highly recommended." (Allan Holcombe, visited April 2014)
"Dit was 'n wonderlike ervaring. Ek sal dit vir enige iemand aanbeveel. Die rustigheid daar doen iets aan mens se siel, jy voel weer lus vir die lewe. Die natuurskoon is besonders, jy hoor niks van die stadsgewoel nie. Ek sal beslis weer en weer gaan." (Amelia en Albert Knight, visited February 2014)
"What an awesome place for a breakaway! We really enjoyed staying at NightSky. Thanks again for your great Hospitality Gesina! See you soon." (Lindi Harris, visited September 2013)
"Dit is hemel op aarde, geen beter plek om 'n naweek of meer deur te bring nie. Sal altyd terug gaan vir nog rus en vrede." (Andrew Davidson, visited September 2011)
"Jurie en Gesina, baie dankie vir 'n wonderlike naweek. Dit was die regte plek om weer jou self te vind. Dit was hemels om net na die natuur geluide te luister. En al die sterre in die aand. Sal julle baie gou weer sien. Weereens baie dankie." (Cliff & Angie Van Ass, visited January 2009)
"Unbelievably relaxing. Never seen so many stars in my life. Will definitely go back, again and again!" (Dawn Saayman, visited December 2008)
"We enjoyed every second of the weekend! We will go back again and again! Thanks for a great weekend!" (Zurett & Deon Erasmus, visited March 2008)
"The first time we camped at Night Sky was December 1999... We have been doing so since then! December 2007/08 has been our 9th year... Four weeks were too short! Jurie and Gesina, we are proud of you. A better place to relax and unwind we will never find. The children can run around and play outside till late and it is very, very safe...! Everything at Night Sky is special, from the clean and quiet campsite, to the best wines. You must try Langverwacht Shiraz 2004 if visiting! Don't even consider going there, just go...!" (Annelize Bergh, visited December 2007)
"Part of me wants to say that this is a terrible place... just to keep the rest of you away... but a gem like this is worth sharing. Easy to get to, great value and a great place to get away and forget." (Lindsay Magnus, visited August 2007)




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