Camping with a Campervan at Gunung Pancar

The year of 2015 was still young. In the middle of rain season, we were very lucky to have several fine & bright days. The children were still in school holiday. So why don’t we go for a quick camping? Quick means just one night & not far from Jakarta. So there we went to Gunung Pancar camping ground. Located in outskirt of Sentul City, Bogor. It took us only about one hour to reach there from our house in South of Jakarta. Thanks to JORR toll road connecting to Jagorawi toll road.
Masih di awal tahun 2015, di tengah-tengah musim hujan, kami merasa beruntung mendapat beberapa hari yang cerah. Anak-anak masih liburan akhir tahun sekolah. Kami pikir kenapa tidak pergi camping ? Cukup satu malam saja & tidak jauh dari Jakarta. Maka segeralah kami pergi ke bumi perkemahan Gunung Pancar. Lokasinya di pinggiran Sentul City, Bogor. Dari rumah kami di Jakarta Selatan, cukup satu jam kami sudah tiba di lokasi, berkat jalan tol JORR & Jagorawi. 

The route to get there is simple: From Jagorawi toll road, exit in Sentul City toll gate. Turn left & follow Sentul City main road (i.e. Jalan MH Thamrin). After about 3-4km ascending road & a bit descending, it will reach the big roundabout & Sentul Nirwana estate sign. Turn left here & before the entrance gate of The Jungle Land amusement park, turn right. Starting from here, the road gets worse & going uphill. About 2-3km you will reach the camping ground ticketing gate.
Rute menuju ke sana mudah. Dari Jagorawi, keluar di pintu tol Sentul City. Belok kiri di pertigaan & ikuti saja jalan utama Sentul City (yaitu Jl. MH Thamrin namanya). Sesudah sekitar 3-4km jalan tanjakan & sedikit turunan, maka sampailah ke bundaran besar dengan tulisan Sentul Nirwana. Belok kiri di sini & sebelum gerbang masuk taman rekreasi The Jungle Land, belok kanan. Dari sini, Anda akan temui jalanan aspal yang kurang terawat & terus menanjak. Sekitar 2-3km akan sampailah di gerbang masuk bumi perkemahan. 

Only for visiting, not camping, the fee is Rp5k/pax & Rp5k/car. For camping, it varies. The best camping ground is the A-block & the fee is Rp100k/pax/night. We managed to negotiate down to Rp80k per adult & Rp70k per child. Car is included.
Tiket masuk tanpa camping adalah Rp5ribu/orang & Rp5ribu/mobil. Untuk camping, harganya bervariasi. Untuk bumi perkemahan blok-A, harga pertiket adalah Rp100ribu/orang/malam. Kami berhasil bernegosiasi & harga tiket turun menjadi Rp80ribu/dewasa & Rp70ribu/anak sudah termasuk kendaraan.

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The access road to A-block…

The good things about A-block are the large well-maintained flat lawn field, new toilet & bathing facilities (2 men & 2 ladies including sitting & squatting type toilets), not far from the management & security office so it’s more secure during night time, lightings are provided, including 220V power outlets, no village access road so it’s not noisy with passing by motorcycles nor villagers. The access road is mixed gravel, rocks & dirts but relatively flat, no steep ascending. The area is still pretty clean. The management provided large garbage plastic bags nearby our spot.
Kelebihan blok-A adalah adanya lapangan rumput yang terawat, fasilitas toilet & kamar mandi yang relatif baru (ada 2 untuk pria & 2 untuk wanita lengkap dengan toilet duduk & jongkok), letaknya tidak jauh dari kantor pengurus & sekuriti sehingga tempatnya relatif lebih aman khususnya di malam hari, lampu penerangan (lampu sorot) disediakan termasuk colokan listrik PLN 220V, tak ada jalan akses ke perkampungan sehingga tak berisik oleh lalu-lalang motor atau penduduk. Jalan masuknya campuran, bebatuan, kerikil & tanah yang relatif datar, tak ada tanjakan yang terjal. Areanya relatif masih bersih. Pengurus menyediakan tas sampah plastik besar di dekat camp kami.

We parked our Deep Purple Campervan at a flat dry space among pine tress facing the lawn field & open sky above it.
Kami memarkirkan Campervan Deep Purple kami di spot yang datar & kering di antara pepohonan pinus menghadap lapangan rumput & langit yang terbuka di atasnya.

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The A-block camping ground.

We love this Gunung Pancar because it’s not far from Jakarta, good access roads, maintained pine forest & moderate elevation; only about 400-500m asl, not too hot & not too cold, almost perfect.
Kami sekeluarga sangat menyenangi Gunung Pancar karena lokasinya tidak jauh dari Jakarta, kondisi jalan yang baik, hutan pinus yang terjaga & elevasinya yang moderat; yaitu sekitar 400-500m dpl sehingga udaranya tidak panas & tidak dingin.

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You won’t believe that all of these camping equipment are loaded & stored nicely inside the Campervan…

It was a windy day & the pine trees generating whirling & tweeting sound, a kind of natural noise which is not available in the cities.
Hari itu cukup berangin. Pergerakan & pergesekan pepohonan pinus & angin menimbulkan suara khas yang tak pernah terdengar di kota-kota. 

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Here are some pics to give you more information about the camping ground & off course, the Deep Purple Campervan…
Berikut foto-fotonya untuk semakin memberikan gambaran tentang bumi perkemahannya & tentu saja, Campervan Deep Purple kami…

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The background mountain is Gunung Pancar.

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The classic rear view of a VW Campervan, a favourite place for taking a family photo….

For more information, please visit their website: http://www.gunungpancar.com.
Untuk informasi lebih lengkap, mohon kunjungi lamannya: http://www.gunungpancar.com

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Gunung Pancar is one of the best camping grounds to spend with your family on a weekend…

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