Share your camp stories

Anyone who has photographs and stories from camping at Camp A, B and C in Strandfontein during the 60s, 70s, and 80s is asked to send them in to be included in a proposal to have the site upgraded.

Danny Christians, councillor for Ward 81, which includes parts of Rocklands and Portland, said it would provide many economic opportunities and create jobs.

He said the City of Cape Town would clear bushland and change it into an economic hub.

Back in the day the three sites were maintained by the City of Cape Town’s Department of Parks and Forests.

He said changes in the department’s structures had made it difficult to perform maintenance duties because these had been split, and manpower was taken away and did not have the expertise to look after it.

Mr Christians said these facilities were no longer in use. There are a few chalets at Camp C, Payton Place, which are managed by the City and being run by a youth organisation.

“The City now has directed holiday makers and tourists to Soetwater where there are upgraded demarcated areas for tents and caravan sites. It is a controlled area,” he said.

Mr Christians said during seasonal times it was difficult to find camping opportunities at Soetwater Resort, close to Kommetjie.

“I recall beautiful moments at the Strandfontein sites and would like former campers to drop off their photographs and stories,” he said.

Submissions must be delivered to his office, at Rocklands civic centre on a Monday or Tuesday between 9am and 2pm. For more information, call or WhatsApp Mr Christians on 084 411 1166.