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Unique & secluded camping spot inside the forest nature reserve ‘Dilserbos’

Cara
Dilsen-stokkem, Flanders, Belgium
6 persons

About this campspace #s004349

Your own private space in the middle of a nature reserve. The camping spot is located on a 4ha piece of land in the forest that is privately owned. The main house is far enough from the camping spot to really be secluded and on your own. Your only possible neighbour may be a wild deer and owls as they do visit often. Go back to basics and let yourself be one with nature.

Many walking trails are accessible right on the doorstep, ranging from short strolls in the surrounding forest to a 70km long distance trail. The surrounding hills are also a favourite for mountainbikers.
If you want to mix in a bit of adventure there is a watersport centre only 10 minute drive away.
When you have a chance to stay in the area a little longer, you might also want to do cultural activities. Perhaps visit the small cosy city of Maaseik (15min) with beautiful old buildings and a rich history. There you find the oldest pharmacy in the country and lots of restaurants to spoil yourself a little. Please don’t hesitate to ask for tips. Guided tours are possible when pre-booked.
Also a short distance away you can hike or go cycling next to the river ‘Maas’ where you might spot wild horses or cattle that roam freely there. At ‘De Wissen’ you can book a ‘whisper boat’ tour. It is an electric small boat in which you can silently move over the water and enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature and spot plenty of birds.

But if you just want to stay in your camping spot of solitude with a good book, that is also a fantastic option!

Drinking water is available, but there are no other facilities. A shovel is available, but please don’t leave toilet paper in or on the ground. You can burn it in the fire pit or put it in a rubbish bag and drop that in the big rubbish bin by the gate when you leave.
There is firewood available for an extra fee, you will find an honesty box on site. Please do not use wood lying around in the forest as this is important for the biodiversity. And always keep safety in mind when using fire!

I love dogs, but I love the wild deer being comfortable on the land even more. So well behaved dogs are welcome but cannot roam free. Barking dogs running loose are not acceptable inside a nature reserve, this to ensure the safety of wild mammals and birds.

The camping spot is located on a hill, any type of passenger car or van, can make it up; so can small to medium sized mobilehomes. But with them it is important that the tires have enough friction and you must be used to driving a mobilhome. Low horsepower and heavy weight might become a problem.

For longer stays : Grocery shops and restaurants are 10 min drive away, but also possible to reach on foot or bike.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

See you soon!
Cara

Space for

  • Tents
  • Caravan
  • Motorhome
  • Passenger Cars
  • Vans

Available yes or no

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Pets allowed
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Electricity
  • Gas (stove) / BBW
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water

Things to do in the area

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Sightseeing
  • Bring binoculars if you enjoy birds and other wildlife.
  • Fantastic traditional 'frituur' for belgian fries 10 min drive. 'Friterie Suzy'

Meet Cara, your host

After having worked in South Africa for 5 years as a nature guide doing walking safaris in pristine wilderness areas, I knew when I moved back to Belgium, I had to find a place to live close to nature. And boy did I ! I found a hidden gem in the middle of a nature reserve. The house was build in 1958 by a true nature lover, and I now feel like the luckiest girl in the world that I get to live here. It is so beautiful and unique that I simply must share it with others.

2 reviews

Karen recommends this campspace

We sliepen 2 nachten in het bos van Cara en dat had gerust een hele week mogen zijn. Bijzonder aan de plek is dat het een mooi en boeiend stuk bos is in een groter natuurgebied waar je heel wat wandelmogelijkheden hebt.
Ideaal voor mensen die houden van eenvoud en het gevoel van wild kamperen. Alles wat je nodig hebt, is er: drinkwater, een schop (er is geen dry toilet), een plek om vuur te maken en een sympathieke gastvrouw met een visie. Goed toegankelijk voor auto’s en kleine campers.

Gwendolyne recommends this campspace

De Campspace en host waren echt geweldig! De plek is erg afgelegen, je hoort er enkel de natuur en hebt echt het gevoel weg te zijn van alles. De perfecte spot om even te ventileren en te genieten. Je ervaart vrijheid en rust.
Cara is een heel sympathieke host. Wij konden heel last minute boeken voor een vriendengroep van 6 personen, plaatsten één grote en één kleinere tent. De communicatie verliep vlot, vriendelijk en duidelijk. Er was een plannetje, duidelijke afspraken rond afval en meer. De campspace zelf is één en al natuur, Cara's beschrijving van haar campspace is ook heel accuraat.

Wij bleven 2 nachten op de campspace en deden een grote wandelroute. Er zijn supermarkten dichtbij, wandelroutes, een groot shoppingcenter, je zit vlakbij de Nederlandse en Duitse grens. Alles vrij vlot bereikbaar met de auto en/of fiets.

Kortom, wij genoten alle 6 van de prachtige plek en zouden hier zeker nog eens terug langsgaan én zelfs langer verblijven.

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Rules

Please respect the fact that it is a nature reserve. Don’t litter, keep dogs on a leash, do not remove trees, plants or flowers, don’t play music. Please leave the site neatly and the shovel, waterproof bucket and all other tools wHere you found them.
You are welcome to roam around the 4ha land and find little hidden corners with terraces and perhaps an old millstone, but please respect the privacy at the main house.

And most importantly, enjoy! :-)

Checking in and out

Check-in between: To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed

Price per night
€8.00 for first guest
€6.00 per extra guest
€5.00 per child up to 12 years

You can send up to 5 booking requests per check-in date

Minimum stay : 1 night , Maximum stay : 12 nights
Total costs: €12.56 (Including €4.56
service charge

4 EUR + 7% of booking value

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