27 – 30 May, 2017
Serbia, as you probably know, is not a member of the EU, but we needed to drive through the country on our way to Bulgaria.
We had passed through Serbia during of our first motorhome trip in 2008, when we stayed at Camp Dunav, just outside the capital Belgrade; so we decided to return to this well-known site.
And we arranged to meet up with our good friends Anni and Bernd, who were driving north to their home in Germany from Greece, as we were driving east. You can read about our reunion here.
Our second stop was in a very pretty camperstop in the hills above Jagodina.
Some basic information about the two places we stayed at is provided below, as well as some personal thoughts.
The prices are the ones we paid, and may not necessarily be available in the future. ‘All services included’ means you don’t have to pay any extra for electricity, wifi or showers – though almost everywhere charges extra for their washing machines.
Camp Dunav, Belgrade
N 44.8775, E 20.35619.
€17 per night (plus €1.25 per person per night tourist tax) – all services included.
A small site on the banks of the Danube, about 10km from the city centre. The bus stop to the city centre is a short one kilometre walk from the site.
There is a snack bar.
The wifi is good, but the toilet/shower block, while acceptable, needs renovation.
The slow-moving nature of the River Danube close to the site makes it a haven for mosquitoes and other buzzing creatures – it would definitely help if the site was sprayed. Failing that, take lots of mosquito cream!
Kamp Ruza Vetrova, Jagodina
N 43.959167, E 21.26545.
€16 per night – (plus €0.80 per person per night tourist tax) – all services included.
Grass pitches, accessed by an extremely steep concrete path.
This is a very pretty ‘mini-site’ – essentially a camperstop with a fine new toilet block.
But it is NOT easy to get in or out of of this site.
The access roads from the town of Jagodina are steep and narrow, both on entering the site, and especially when you leave.
Most importantly, the site itself is the steepest we have encountered, and it took us two attempts to get our Hymer up the hill and out of the gate when we were leaving.
It’s probably not suitable for the larger campervans, while caravans would probably find it hard to get in and out too.