Top 10 World Caravan Parks to Try This Year!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to leave your “bricks and sticks” home behind, and travel to the world’s best caravan parks? Traveling by caravan or RV (short for Recreational Vehicle) can be a fun and very cost effective way to see some of the best places of the world! You’re always at home when you have your caravan with you.
Imagine waking up and strolling along the beach after a morning coffee, and the very next week taking an early morning walk through the woods after you’ve had breakfast – all from the same comforts of home. There are caravan parks all over the world, and each one of these unique camp grounds cater to RV owners and offer an abundance of different types of camp sites, available facilities, different activities and nearby attractions and sights to see.
Some caravan parks are flat and barren – what could possibly be interesting about that? Well the night sky, for one! Desert caravan parks have some of the most mind-blowing views of the night sky that you could possibly imagine. Some caravan parks are deep within the woods, surrounded by winding trails and the sounds of woodland birds and animals. Other caravan parks are carefully designed with family in mind, offering amenities such as pools, parks, playgrounds and everything a family needs to enjoy their home away from home.
No matter where you go, there is usually a caravan park somewhere nearby that will suit your needs! If you’re
traveling overseas or some place where you can’t bring your own RV, there are camper and caravan rental agencies all over the globe. One of the most interesting camper rental companies is Wicked Campers Santiago – offering use of their fantastically designed camper vans all across the globe – check out www.wickedsouthamerica.com for more details about how to grab one of their eye-catching camper vans, they’re definitely not for the faint of heart! For caravans you can rent overseas take a look at one of the best RV rental companies across the pond, www.openroadscotland.com for caravan rentals.
- Dibiki Holiday Resort Hartenbos, South Africa
Address: P.O Box 1080, Hartenbos, 6520 South Africa
Tel: 044 695 1532
Cell: 082 076 0088
Part of the area’s famous Garden Route, Dibiki Holiday Resort Hartenbos in South Africa is an exceptional vacation spot where caravan parks are concerned! It’s peaceful, immaculate, and situated nearby the river, a beach, and the convenience of a town and all its amenities. Hiking, whale watching and 4×4 trails await you!
- Yosemite Pines RV
20450 Old Highway 120
Groveland, CA 95321
Tel: (209) 962-7690
One of California’s greatest caravan parks, Yosemite Pines RV has what you need to enjoy the best holiday by caravan that you could dream of! Their affordable and incredibly scenic RV campgrounds offer a range of sites including full service RV hook up sites with water, electric and cable. You’ll be close to activities such as river rafting, horseback riding, and golf. While you’re camping, take advantage of the swimming pool, petting farm and volley ball court.
- Whistler RV Park, Whistler BC, Canada
55 Hwy 99 Whistler
BC V0N 1B0 Canada
This self-appointed perfect home base for all your Whistler mountain adventures is quite honestly one of the most beautiful caravan parks you’ll feast your eyes on. You’ll have to see this breathtaking park to believe it, with it’s sweeping mountain ranges and gorgeous alpine forests. There’s free WiFi, showers on site, and a lot of shopping, wining, dining, and spas very close by!
- Sundance Lodges, Banff, Canada
22 km south of the Trans Canada (HWY 1) on HWY 40
in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
Box 190, Kananaskis Village, Alberta, Canada, T0L 2H0
Sundance calls itself a “Wilderness Style” campsite, and it’s one of the types of caravan parks you’d love to visit when you just need to get away from it all! It’s very quiet, natural, rustic and has an amazing back to nature vibe. Each site feels very secluded and is well treed, connected by a winding road through the park. Each is equipped with a picnic table, fire pit and half grill. This campground is well known for being a great place for families and couples to camp peacefully, as it is a pretty quiet park and likes to be kept that way. Laundry, showers, toilets and a store are nearby.
- Mountain Views RV Park, Colorado, USA
Address: 45606 W. Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
6.5 miles west of Canon City; 1 mile east of the Royal Gorge turnoff
Mountain View is an RV resort like none other! If you’ve ever dreamed of just kicking back and enjoying America’s caravan parks, Mountain View should be at the top of your list. It is a truly American experience, showcasing the unique beauty of the state of Colorado. Enjoy fire pits, WiFi as well as Verizon and AT&T service, a basketball court, bath and shower facilities, a resort store, two dog areas, laundry facilities, and last but not least – gorgeous mountain scenery. There are museums, zip line tours, gold mine tours, a zoo, and more attractions nearby.
- River Garden Resort & Campsite, Sri Lanka
River Garden Nature and Activity Center, Belihuloya 70140, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 (0) 772 774 775
River Garden Resort & Campsite truly is a remarkable and unbelievable piece of paradise in the world of caravan parks! One look and you’ll see why this incredibly beautiful, lush garden of a campground attracts visitors from all over the world. Since RVs aren’t as popular around many parts of the world, countries in Asia are more suited for cabins and tenting but their campgrounds still make excellent places for a stay in a campervan – the caravan’s little brother. Take in the incredible view of the Horton Plains mountain range when you stay at River Garden Resort and Campsite, and take part in the resort’s activities such as rock climbing, cycling and hiking.
- Lago Pehoé Camping, Chile
Located at Lago Pehoé sector, with an access by the main road
12 km from Administrative Headquarters
Torres Del Paine, Chile
WHen it comes to South American caravan parks, Chile is one of the countries that seems to be made for travel by caravan or camper. If you’re equipped with an appropriate spirit of adventure, the whole beautiful country’s scenic treasures are yours as you travel its impressive distance from the Atacama desert to the Patagonian glaciers. Camp Lago Pehoé in the Torres Del Paine National Park and go trekking, horseback riding and hiking through the mountains. The Paine mountain range crowned with glaciers surrounded by emerald grasses and turquoise bodies of water will be forever etched in your travel memories.
- Þakgil, Iceland
871 Vík Ísland
Iceland is considered the world’s best kept secret when it comes to caravan parks, and Þakgil or “Thakgil” is not to be missed! The road getting in is a little rough so 4wd vehicles are a plus, but once you get there you’ll be glad you’ve discovered this gem. There is a cave where you can grill your food, full showers, toilets, some hiking options ranging from difficult to easy, and stunning scenery. You’ll want to stay for longer than one night!
Campingcard’s mission is to give Icelandic and foreign campers the opportunity to cost effectively travel around Iceland, campground to campground. If you are planing a 14 day motorhome adventure in Iceland it might be a good idea to invest in a campingcard and stay at Iceland’s caravan parks on the cheap!
- Rothiemurchus, Scotland
By Aviemore Inverness-shire PH22 1QH Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1479 812800
Voted “Britain’s Best Picnic Spot” – and it’s easy to see why, this Cairngorms National Park Scottish Highlands camp ground is one of the most special caravan parks you’ll witness. It’s haunting beauty will stir something in your soul. The seasons may be cooler, but the welcome is warm and you’ll never be short on interesting activities around this region. Enjoy archery and wildlife photography, rafting, canoeing, pony treks and more! TreeZone is one of the exhilarating activities offered here. Proudly nature oriented, this outdoor activity experience lasting for 1 to 1.5 hours (it very much depends on the individual’s ability), this thrilling treetop playground is suspended from wires high up in the pines of Rothiemurchus using balance beams, Tarzan swings and an incredibly zip-wire ride. You will be faced with thirty five different challenges along your zip line journey through the forest canopy. TreeZone is composed of two courses: The ‘Tree Creeper’ course, which is is up to twenty feet off ground level and involves twelve different exciting crossings. There’s also the ‘Buzzard’ course which varies from twenty to forty feet off the ground and gives participants twenty three testing challenges.
By taking part in Rothiemurchus camping and activities, you can help keep this wonderful place alive. The profits from the various activities, car parking, caravan parks and camping, shops and other commercial activities are sifted back into the care of this family owned and operated estate, in order to preserve it and enable sustainable
stewardship of the land and to allow for wildlife to thrive here.
- BIG 4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park
Address: 1 Patey Dr, Renmark SA 5341, Australia
tel: +61 8 8586 8111
Take your pick of the riverfront, powered or unpowered RV sites in one of Australia’s most popular caravan parks! This park is located along the beautiful banks of the mighty Murray River in Renmark, South Australia and features roughly 1 kilometer of full river access for you and your whole family or group to enjoy uninterrupted river views from your caravan and camping site. If you have access to a boat you’ll be glad to know that you can drive right up on the banks beside your caravan or camping site! This caravan park has a wide range of entertaining activities such as the resort swimming pool, giant kangaroo jumper, a newly refurbished kid’s playland, a full sized tennis court, the Adventure Playground as well as a new waterpark and splash pad play area for the kids. The caravan park takes your comforts to heart, and provides facilities like a camp kitchen, wireless internet access and very clean amenities. They are the proud recipients of a Silver Gumnut Award, and strive to use sustainable business practices that consider environmental, economic and social elements while operating this vacation park. BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park is proudly family owned and operated.
There are so many different fun activities to take advantage of while you’re staying here! Kayaking, boating and water skiing, farmer’s markets, river cruises and hiking trails, not to mention the Rivermark Speedway. Come check out one of Australia’s most fun caravan parks and see for yourself!
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