Lalanathi Caravan Park – ‘Come sleep with us’.

Lalanahti caravan park

Lalanahti caravan park

We were really spoilt for choice along the South Coast of Natal, quite a few offering ‘dog friendly’, however none quite as ‘friendly’ to humans and dogs alike as Lalanathi which is Zulu for ‘come sleep with us’.   This gorgeously, green caravan park, tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac, in the suburb of  Melville, Anerley, about 15kms from Port Shepstone centre is owned and run by Barry and Charlotte, ably assisted by thehir two boys Bryan and Jonathan. The family went every inch of the way to make our visit ‘extra special’ and is truly a  ‘home away from home’.   ‘The family’ would walk around the campsite each morning, greeting their guests, finding out how they slept and if all had gone well during the night, this would repeat itself again each evening.   Just a really super personal touch.

Bonnie and Alfred - Lalanahti

Bonnie and Alfred – Lalanahti

Lalanathi has clean abulutions, super clean grounds, offers electrical points on every site, with water points that are reachable if necessary.  There are lots of spots with trees for shade, also lots with just sun.  We didn’t feel that we were encroaching on anyone else’s actual fact it felt really private.  The staff of Lalanathi were awesome.   Fulltime Bonny and Alfred were super efficient, very friendly and extra helpful.  Agnes comes in 3x a week to assist where necessary.   Bonny and Alfred are also on call to assist if you need help putting up tents, washing down compartments, anything you need.  One needs to just pop your head into the office which incidentally is open 12 hours a day for your convenience, let Charlotte know you need them and she will organise.

Barry and Charlotte - Lalanahti

Barry and Charlotte – Lalanahti

There is a laundromat which is luxury..just pop your washing in, in the morning and collect again in the evening, freshly washed, beautifully folded and sparkly clean..all for R25 a load…that for me was a cherry, I didn’t have to spend hours doing washing.

Internet connectivity at Lalanathi is 3G, most of the time.    Retail therapy close by as well, so you won’t go short on food.

Weekends are special.  Most Saturdays, Barry and Charlotte invite the guests of Lalanathi to a braai in the lapa which has a TV as well as pool and darts.  This is so that everybody gets to know each other and can kuier in the true South African sense.  We all contribute a salad or a pud.

Definitely worth a stay.   Monthly rate at Lalanathi was R1850 which included electricity and water.

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