12 sensational Western Cape campsites


Love tenting? So will we. These are a few of our favorite Western Cape campsites, our choose of the perfect tenting within the Overberg, Cederberg, and Backyard Route. Whether or not you’re in search of a personal stand with your individual loos and views, a river to swim in, or a crashing surf to ship you to sleep, we’ve received a campsite for you.

Campsites within the Overberg

1. Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway, Rawsonville

Location: Dwarsberg Farm, Rawsonville

Dwarsberg Trout Haven, Rawsonville. Image credit: trouthaven.co.za

Dwarsberg Trout Haven, Rawsonville. Picture credit score: trouthaven.co.za

Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway lies cosy on the banks of the Holsloot River, 15 km south of Rawsonville. Every campsite is non-public, with its personal stretch of lush inexperienced garden and personal ablutions. There are trout within the river and climbing and mountain biking trails within the neighborhood. For sports activities occasions that you simply simply can’t miss, ask upfront for entry to the large display screen and DStv.

  • Charges: From R260 p p (Riverside Tenting)
  • Pets: No
  • Actions close by: Fly fishing, climbing, mountain biking, wine tasting
  • Contact: [email protected]

2. Badensfontein Self-Catering and Tenting, Montagu

Location: Baden, Badensfontein Eco Reserve, Montagu

Badensfontein, Montagu. Image credit: badensfontein.co.za

Badensfontein, Montagu. Picture credit score: badensfontein.co.za

Baden Boskamp is tucked right into a small, grassy hole, 5 km north of Montagu. Out of season or midweek, you’ll in all probability have the entire place to your self – an enormous rolling garden surrounded by vineyards, shady timber, and a small pool to chill off in. There are two lapas with energy factors, a communal fridge and transportable braais to wheel out to your camp. These are restricted, nonetheless, so in peak season you would possibly need to convey your individual.

  • Charges: R160 p p
  • Pets: No
  • Actions close by: Montagu Sizzling Springs, wine tasting, mountaineering, walks within the surrounding farmland
  • Contact: [email protected]

3. Oewerzicht, Greyton

Location: Oewerzicht Farm, Greyton

Oewerzicht, Greyton.

Oewerzicht, Greyton.

Sundown on the Langeberg is without doubt one of the most stunning sights in South Africa, and Oewerzicht is an excellent place to get pleasure from it. Other than the beautiful surroundings, there’s additionally fishing and canoeing within the Riviersonderend River which gurgles proper previous the campground, plus climbing and mountain biking by the encompassing farmland. The ablutions are trendy and top notch and when you want provides, the charming city of Greyton is simply down the street.

  • Charges: R120 p p
  • Pets: Sure
  • Actions close by: Mountain bike path, tractor rides, climbing, swimming, tubing, Greyton Saturday
  • Contact: [email protected]

4. River Goose, Bonnievale

Location: Farm Eureka, Gelukshoop Street, Bonnievale

River Goose, Bonnievale.

River Goose, Bonnievale.

Stunning, inexperienced lawns circulate into the Breede River at Eureka Farm’s River Goose Campsite. Spend your day canoeing or tubing within the heat river water, or pop down the street to one of many many wine farms for a tasting (Van Loveren Household Wines does a superb cheese and wine pairing). Campsite proprietor, Kelvin, additionally operates a big double-decker barge for river cruises.

  • Charges: From R200 p p
  • Pets: Sure (by association solely)
  • Actions close by: Wine tasting, fishing, barge cruises on the river
  • Contact: [email protected]

Campsites within the Cederberg

5. Houdenbek, Op-die-Berg

Location: R355, Koue Bokkeveld, Cederberge

Houdenbek, Cederberg. Image credit: houdenbek.co.za

Houdenbek, Cederberg. Picture credit score: houdenbek.co.za

You’ll be able to’t get extra non-public than one campsite, all to your self within the wilderness. That’s Houdenbek – an unique sliver of rugged magnificence on the banks of a small dam within the southern Cederberg. Pitch your tent, gentle a fireplace, and put together to do nothing in any respect, besides maybe a stunning, cooling swim. There’s mountain biking and climbing on provide too when you’re not the sort who likes to sit down nonetheless.

  • Charges: From R1000 (as much as 5 company)
  • Pets: No
  • Actions close by: Day hikes to see rock work, mountain climbing, mountain biking
  • Contact: [email protected]

6. Cederberg Oasis, Cederberg

Location: Cederberg Conservancy, Cederberg

Cederberg Oasis.

Cederberg Oasis.

Fancy a stupendous tenting weekend, however might do with out the prep? Cederberg Oasis is your reply. It’s 3.5 hours from Cape City and has a wide range of lodging choices – you don’t even need to take a tent. Or any meals both: when you’d relatively not cook dinner, a beneficiant breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served day by day (the steak and chips are wonderful), and there’s a totally stocked honesty bar and ice on the market. There’s loads of grass and a shaded pool space, the place you’ll additionally discover hammocks strung up and ready in your afternoon nap. Simply convey your self. Oasis will present the remainder.

  • Charges: From R250 p p
  • Pets: No
  • Actions close by: Mountain climbing trails, in a single day path to Visgat Cave
  • Contact: [email protected]

7. Cederberg Sanddrif, Cederberg

Location: Dwarsrivier Farm, Clanwilliam

Cederberg Sanddrif.

Cederberg Sanddrif. (Wolfberg Cracks pictured left).

It will get sizzling within the Cederberg, however that’s not an issue at Sanddrif. The Matjies River has water year-round and if it’s not deep sufficient on the campsite itself, take the half-hour stroll to Maalgat pool the place you may soar from 10m and extra into the cool, darkish water. For those who can deal with a steep climb, don’t miss the 2-hour hike as much as the actually spectacular Wolfberg Cracks, or make a full day of it and proceed on for an 8-hour spherical journey to the Wolfberg Arch.

  • Charges: R500 per 4 folks
  • Pets: No
  • Actions close by: Swimming in Matjies River and Maalgat Pool, Mountain climbing, mountaineering, wine tasting
  • Contact: [email protected]

8. De Pakhuys / Rocklands, Cederberg

Location: Vleiplaas, Clanwilliam

De Pakhuys, Cederberg. Image credit: depakhuys.com

De Pakhuys, Cederberg. Picture credit score: depakhuys.com

For those who wish to climb rocks – boulders specifically – then you definately in all probability already learn about De Pakhuys, Rocklands. The campground is only a quick stroll from the bouldering space and though the stands are sandy, there’s loads of shade underneath the tall gum timber. For those who’re not climbing, there’s a lake to swim in and a small waterfall to hike to, plus numerous different stunning hikes from 4 to 22km within the surrounding mountains.

  • Charges: R125 p p
  • Pets: Sure (By association solely)
  • Actions close by: Mountain climbing, bouldering, day climbing trails, swimming within the dam
  • Contact: [email protected]

9. Enjo Nature Farm, Biedouw Valley

Location: Biedouw Valley, Cederberg, Clanwilliam

Enjo Nature Farm, Cederberg. Image credit: soulcountry.info

Enjo Nature Farm, Cederberg. Picture credit score: soulcountry.info

Take in the Cederberg Wilderness from one in all its most distant corners, the Biedouw Valley, northeast of Wupperthal. Alongside the banks of the Biedouw River (which runs, roughly, from April to January) you’ll discover Enjo Nature Farm’s three non-public campsites with stunning views of the mountains past. Spend the warmth of the day within the spring-fed swimming dam, and toast the late afternoon gentle because it creeps down the valley in a usually beautiful Cederberg present.

  • Charges: R120 p p
  • Pets: Sure
  • Actions close by: Mountain climbing trails, spring-fed swimming dam with sunbeds, billiard desk, dartboard, 4×4 routes
  • Contact: [email protected]

Campsites on the Backyard Route

10. Buffalo Bay Caravan Park, Buffelsbaai

Location: Buffels Bay

Buffalo Bay Caravan Park.

Buffalo Bay Caravan Park.

If Buffalo Bay Caravan Park have been any nearer to the ocean, it’d be underwater. The grassy stands sit on a rocky peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the wild Indian Ocean, with broad empty seashores stretching for kilometres in each instructions. Though the stands are intently packed, the crashing surf is a superb noise canceller and also you’ll not often hear your neighbours. Out of peak season, you’ll in all probability have the entire place to your self anyway. Simply take one thing for shade, and remember that mornings will be damp.

  • Charges: R1 100 p n (two folks in excessive season – R120 per additional particular person)
  • Pets: No
  • Actions close by: Go to Knysna, native shore fishing, seaside walks
  • Contact: [email protected]

11. SANParks: Diepwalle Tenting Decks, Knysna

Location: KnysnaDiepwalle, Knysna.

Diepwalle Tenting Decks, Knysna.Deep contained in the Knysna forest, 10 fantastically constructed wood decks perch beneath the indigenous cover. Some have everlasting tents, some are bring-your-own, however all have lights, energy, a wood counter/kitchen space with a small roof, and a superb outside braai. The Diepwalle Camping Decks are comparatively small and may match only one giant, or two small tents, so e book a number of if in case you have a big group. There are additionally braai and benches on the grassy slope close by.

  • Charges: From R260 p p
  • Pets: No
  • Actions close by: Mountain climbing trails, woodcutters museum, forest picnic websites, birding
  • Contact: [email protected]

12. Plettenberg Eternally Resorts, Keurbooms River

Location: N2 Route Keurboomsriver, Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Forever Resorts campsite. Image credit: Chris du Plessis, 360 Image Film.

Plettenberg Eternally Resorts. Picture credit score: Chris du Plessis, 360 Image Film.

Benefit from the peace and quiet of the Backyard Route from this stunning river-side sanctuary. Plettenberg Forever Resorts is ideal for household tenting, with loads of children’ actions, plus boating, fishing, and plenty of chilling on provide for the adults. The bustle of Plettenberg is simply 10 minutes away, however tucked away on the banks of the Keurbooms River, you gained’t even comprehend it’s there. Simply be warned it might get busy in peak season.

  • Charges: From R130 p p
  • Pets: No
  • Actions close by: Swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, visiting Plettenberg Bay
  • Contact: [email protected]

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