Australian Day BBQ Sat 26th Jan 2019

Hello Folks,
This Saturday the 26th January 2019, we’ll be holding an Australian Day BBQ from 1-4pm in the Bushveld Garden

I’ll be cooking up a storm with ‘eats’ from my childhood to parenthood in Oz.

If you love a good barbie, and love socialising in the sun, then please drop us an email and book a seat today.

The Menu will include food such as, but not limited to:

Hundred & Thousands triangles / Fairy Bread

From the bbq = T-Bone Steak / Beef Hamburgers / Sausage Sizzle / fried Onions etc .. but probably NOT Shrimp on the barbie …

Green Salad
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad

Glass of Beer or Wine on entry ( can’t guarantee Ozzie Amber though)

Homemade Lamingtons
Traditional Aussie Pavlova
Ozzie Trifle

Sparkle Fountains Fireworks plus Poppers

Games to Play such as: Pin the Tail on ‘Australia’, Name that Band / Tune and Two Up! Maybe even Backyard Cricket ….

**** Please note: I cook Vegetarian and Vegan Food too – please just say on Booking.

So if you love a good chin-wag with fellow Ozzies, Love a good old fashion bbq, and Love singing “I Come from Down-Under’ …. then we look forward to meeting you this Saturday. You can even wear your Green & Gold to show your colours.

Cost: €20 per person (payment on arrival please).
Phone: +351 918 721 948

Looking forward to seeing you this Weekend,
Anthea & Gerard





How’s the weather where you are… cos its simply glorious here in southern Portugal!

Monday 21st January 2019

Good evening Folks,

It was another glorious Day today in the sunshine … the temperature got to 17-18°C .. but it felt a lot higher than that, sitting in the sun.

If you’re stuck in the northern countries of Europe, in the snow, wet and coldness … then what are you waiting for??

Jump in the Camping Car or Caravan and drive on down to southern Portugal … you won’t be disappointed.

Even if its only for One month here in Portugal, you’ll feel a world of difference.

After all, you won’t need a heavy winter coat,

you won’t need a pair of gumboots …

and you certainly won’t need snow chains or tyres!

Hopefully we’ll see you soon



From now until further notice,

We’ve changed the hours of our Cafe, Bar and Bushveld Garden – so now its only open on the Weekends and for selected Events such as: Portuguese Nights, Sth African BBQ (Braai) or Australian Day BBQ (for example) that we program … 

However in March when the F1 starts then we’re back into full swing with Race Weekends and serving hot breakfasts and /or lunches again. The first Race of the Season starts in Melbourne, Australia…

Hope we’ll see you on 15th March, if not before hand, for the start of the 2019 season!

Cheers 🙂

Winter Touring 2019 … we still have some pitches available

Are you looking to get out of the cold and snow of Northern Europe?

And into the sun of southern Portugal????

Then we invite you to consider spending your time with us, at Vilamoura Rustic.

We may not be the biggest,

We may not be the cheapest,

But we are the friendliest, most dedicated Motorhomers to welcome you to our site.

You see, we have traveled the length and breathe of Europe in our Motorhome and know what it means to relax, feel safe and feel welcomed.

Thus, we welcome you to consider staying at Vilamoura Rustic … a home away from home  … in the sun 

have a lovely remainder of the year 2018!

Anthea & Gerard


Greeting from us over the past few days …

Here’s a few photo’s of the past few days …

Christmas Van Decoration Competition Entrants

Christmas Eve – Singing Christmas Carols in the Bushveld Garden

Christmas Day Luncheon .. ( photo’s coming)

Boxing Day BBQ in the Bushveld Garden in the southern sun.

Thanks to our guests for taking the wonderful photos!

thanks, Anthea & Gerard

Christmas Decoration Van entrant

Gluhwein anyone???

Christmas Van Decoration Competition Entrant 

Gathering for Christmas Carol singing 

Carols by Candle light


Christmas Van Decoration Competition … Van Entrant


Boxing Day Breakfast – Gerard’s Birthday breakie  Playing Darts in the sun on Boxing Day … a great time was had by all! 




15 Weeks till Christmas Day!!

Its only 15 weeks until Christmas Day … Have you placed your Booking yet???

Last year we filled up 95% for the Christmas Season by the middle of October, with only a couple of spaces left by the start of December… And that was within 6 weeks of opening our doors in September 2017… so please don’t wait too long to send us your Booking Enquiry …. we would hate for you to miss out on the Celebrations!!

If we are your choice of site and destination in the Winter Sun, please don’t hesitate or wait to contact us ….. 

We are once again putting on a Full Christmas Luncheon, and Boxing Day BBQ for our Guests.  Its a fully catered 3 course Luncheon with all you can drink – Wine/Beer/Soft Drinks.

Entree: Antipasto plate between 2 people ( If Single person – a plate for one) 
Mains: Typical English Style Luncheon with an assortment of Roast Turkey, Roast Beef, Roast Pork, Yorkshire Pudding, Veggies and Gravy.
Dessert: Home-Made Individual Plum Puddings and Brandy Custard
Coffee or Tea  with a Christmas Chocolate to finish

Vegetarian Menu available – ( must be pre-booked by 20th December 2018).

We’ll have a visit from Santa Claus and a Kris Kringle (Secret Santa) for those who would like to participate.

Have you been Naughty or Nice??? 

You’ll be able to have a Photograph sitting on Santa’s knee, and sending back a photo/e-postcard to loved ones back home …. spreading the cheer of the winter sun.

The following day is Boxing Day and Gerard’s birthday … so in good Ozzie tradition, we’re putting on a BBQ ( Braai) to enjoy the wonderful Algarve Sun: surrounded by good Cheer, Laughter and Birthday Cake!

BBQ anyone ???????   
Vegetarian Options are always available – but must be booked in Advanced.

If you’re interested about attending either or both events, then please press on the link to take you to the Booking Enquiry Page.

We look forward to meeting you for the Festive Season and can’t wait to see what Santa brought you … aka.. have you been Naughty or Nice????? 

Please note: you must be a guest of our site to attend the Festive Celebrations.

Bushveld Garden Opening August 2018

We are pleased to announce the Opening of the new Garden Area associated with the ‘Outback Cafe & Bar’. 

We have christened it ” The Bushveld Garden ” to commemorate  the designers family heritage – South Africa.

We have Gerard’s world famous – ‘Braai area’, A Cocktail Bar and loads of comfortable seating for the guests to enjoy their time in the sun. We’ve also made sure there’s plenty of ‘shade’ with large Umbrella’s and a Walnut tree placed amongst the garden.

Then as the sun goes down… we have the stuff of dreams … Our very own

Outdoor Cinema!

Remember the days of the ‘Drive-In Movies’ .. well this is just as good…. although a lot more comfortable. No scratchy speakers, no steering wheel in your way, no kids runny around….. Instead we offer Grown Up Drinks, Grown up Sweeties and Grown Up seating!

We aim to show the latest Movies in English, (with subtitles when possible), so everyone can enjoy. The garden is fitted out with surround sound, so you’ll think the voices come from the trees and the planes/(insert action machines), fly over head …. just like an Outdoor Cinema should be!

With a causal and relaxed atmosphere, we Invite all our Motorhome and Caravan guests to put their feet up*  and soak in the delights of the Bushveld Garden and Outdoor Cinema.

PS – on those chilly nights, we have blankets to snuggle under too!

*Figuratively speaking, cos, as my mother always told me….

“No feet on the Furniture!”

Time to Book your Pitch for Summer and Spring 2018

Time to Book your Pitch for Summer and Spring 2018

It’s the middle of June and the temperature is in the mid-high Twenties …

So it’s the time to start  Booking your Summer and Spring Holiday Pitches

We are the only “ADULTS ONLY 18+” Motorhome and Caravan  site in the Vilamoura / Quarteira area, and only a 5km drive/ride to the Beaches.

Hence, Don’t Delay, Secure your Pitch TODAY!
A 20% Deposit will secure your Holiday Pitch today!

Please press on the link to SECURE YOUR PITCH TODAY!

Vilamoura Beach / Falesia Beach 2018