Prague

Camping Oase Praha      August 2008

This campsite is not as close to Prague as some others, but its peaceful, rural surroundings and good facilities make up for this. There is a bus stop right outside the entrance, which takes you to a tram stop for the rest of the journey to the city centre - the whole trip takes about an hour and tickets are available from a machine near the reception office. Once a week there is a bus from the site which takes you on a round tour of Prague.

The pitches are spacious, grassy and level, with some trees for shade. The site is secure, with a swipe card to operate the barrier and also the showers and washing machines (small charge.) The toilet block is very good, clean and modern. There is an outdoor pool and also a smaller indoor one. There's a snack bar, shop and playground near the pool, and an excellent restaurant in the reception block. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is a large supermarket about 3 miles away.

There is so much to see in Prague that several days are needed, so it's a good idea to alternate a hard day's sightseeing with a quiet day relaxing in this pleasant campsite.

Uhersky Brod

Eurocamp Bojkovice      September 2008

This campsite is in the town of Uhersky Brod, close to the border with Slovakia. We had some difficulty finding it as the signage was not particularly good, and we don't speak Czech! The English-speaking owner is very friendly and helpful. The site itself is rather reminiscent of a scout-camp, and sure enough there was a group of youths in tents who sat round a campfire in the evening making music. There are plenty of small wooden chalets as well as touring pitches. The pitches are quite small but because there were not many people there we were able to take up two pitches. There is a swimming pool and snack bar. The toilet block was clean but rather old-fashioned and ramshackle. The washing-up sinks are in a camp kitchen which has basic cooking facilities. The only water taps are in the kitchen. The site was perfectly adequate as a stop en route to Slovakia.

(picture from their website)