Coleman Tripping – Rondeberg

Rondeberg Resort – on the gorgeous Bulshoek Dam north of Clanwilliam – is one of those perfect family spots if you’re keen on an outdoor getaway. It is close enough to civilisation to not make it a mission, yet far enough off the beaten track to make sure you don’t have to deal with every man and his dog.

To me, the greatest asset of Rondeberg is the fabulous dam itself, as well as the solid hunk of hide-away fynbos on the opposite side of the Olifants River. Gravel roads and farm tracks wind into this hinterland at will, just waiting to be explored by bike or on foot. Everything goes, so whether you want to hike or trail run or water-ski or fish or mountain bike, you can do it here to your heart’s content.

This was the first part of my new association with COLEMAN (SA), and I am blown away by their camping gear. We all know their coolers, but their new tents, camp cots, mattresses and lanterns were a revelation to me. This is about as luxurious as camping gets, and I must admit that Rondeberg offered the perfect arena for this first-time test. For those interested in more information on the COLEMAN range, feel free to go and check out

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