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Visitor Reviews - Shamba Holidays

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Shamba Holidays
230 Ringwood Road
St Leonards
New Forest
Hampshire   (Browse area)
BH24 2SB   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01202 873302

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Pitches: 150
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 108 Reviews
              8/10 from 108 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sv246 11 reviews from this member

Stayed for Half term week in a party of three caravans. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the site was very tidy. The toilet block and pot wash area were spotless all through our visit. The shop was handy for the odd item but with both Lidl and Sainsburys just up the road we hardly used it. The pool was a bit cold but with the roof slid back in summer I bet its lovely! We didn't use the restaurant but did use the bar once. It has a small games room for older kids but nothing for under 8s so the kids got bored quickly!

The only (small) negatives are that there is no signage on the west bound carriageway and the site was easily missed! Also the road is very busy and even thought the site is a good 600yrds away through the trees, the traffic noise is noticeable from about 7am.

Loads to do in the area even in Oct. Would return if we revisit the area.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Slantie 2 reviews from this member

We were on a fact finding mission with a new motorhome. We were originally supposed to be somewhere else but this was pointed out to us.

We did not use the pool as we did not take our bathing suits with us, but we spoke to several guests which had used the pool and said it was brilliant.

The shower/toilet block was clean, warm and there was plenty of hot water.

The clubroom was warm, friendly and inviting.

The shop was sparsely stocked but with two days left to the end of season that was not surprisingly. It did have the essentials though.

The staff were very friendly and informative.

I have no doubt I will be returning to this site in the coming years.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: PatriciaM 7 reviews from this member

Just had a fantastic weekend at Shamba. We've passed it on the road many times, but after looking at the website decided to visit. Arrived Friday evening to a lovely welcome. The staff were so friendly. All of the available facilities were explained and we were shown to our pitch. The pitch was massive. We could have fitted a car and awning as well as our camper van. We had our evening meal in the club house. This was also very nice. 2 main meals for 14. 00. There is a small shop next to reception. We didn't need to use this as we were only there for a couple of days, but it seemed to have a good supply of items. The shower blocks were amazingly clean all the time and nice and cosy. Piped music. Water lovely and hot. Free hairdryers which is always a bonus. The washing up area although open to the elements was very warm, with plenty of sinks available. We cycled to the Castleman trailway, which was easy to find and followed the trail to Poole. The majority of this was off road on pleasant forest trails. The swimming pool on site looked lovely and we had planned to go for a dip, but were too tired after our cycle ride. Maybe next time. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and will definitely visit again

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Gemma1675 42 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to Shamba, but last time was in the off season and it felt completely different to when it was full in August.

The pitches are big, but there are some mighty big tents about, and also the lack of any meaningful segregation between pitches does make it feel a bit cramped when it is so full. If I managed this site, I would plant some hedges between the rows at least.

The bar is very nice, although we didn't eat, and the pool is nice but it does get really busy at this time of year. The playground seemed to be full of teenagers most of the time.

The shower facilities are excellent and always spotless. I like the fact they have a radio playing in the facilities.

Was a bit surprised to find a family sleeping in the laundry room one morning, I can only assume they had an issue with their tent.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Brianjo.johnson 3 reviews from this member

Excellent family site. We have children 6&8 and this was great. Lovely pool area, playground and shop-which could have been a little better stocked (perhaps some pastries and more bread). Loo blocks were perfect-cannot say one bad thing about them.

Friendly staff and very nice bar/cafe and games room. Large open field for football / dog walking / kite flying / rounders match at the back of the site.

If your looking something not too basic, but not all singing all dancing Shamba is the one.

Situated perfectly for Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and the stunning new forest this site gave us our most relaxing(and sunny!)caravan holiday so far-everything said was about 20mins car ride away.

Please note-when you look on googlemaps at this site it is only the bottom field. The large field you see to the north of the site is another adult only park.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Grumpy bear 8 reviews from this member

Visited this site over a bank holiday week-end found everyone frendly and helpful, I was shown to the pitch and the staff helped turn my caravan on to my pitch by hand as the roadway was narrow not allowing you to manoeuvre the van on the car into position, the pitch size was a good size.

The site had a small bar and had entertainment when we were there. A indoor swimming pool was available and was not over crowded on the times that we used it.

There was a children's play area that was crowded when we were there.

The site facilities were very clean and well kept, this site is ideal for touring the new forest area and using it as a base or just relaxing in, When you turn off the main road it is a bendy track to the site for about 2500 meters but with care it is not to bad.

I would use this site again when in the area

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