6 Great Campsites in South AfricaSouth Africa has many great campsites to book your next outdoor getaway. Here are a few of our favorite camping and hiking spots for your next adventure:
Campsites in the Western Cape:
1. Beaverlac, Grootfontein Farm, Cederberg
As a natural heritage site, Grootfontein farm is committed for posterity to the preservation of one of the few remaining wilderness areas. The river boasts plenty of deep rock pools and beautiful waterfalls in which to wash away the summer’s heat, and the caves around the farm are decorated with well-preserved rock paintings.Important info: The shop sells basic supplies, including wood, beer and ice. No music or loud noise of any kind
Cost: R30 per car. The following fees are per night: R75 per person, kids 4-17 years R45, and under 4 year olds are free. R50 per dog per night.
Visit their website here to make a booking.
2. Tietisbaai, Paternoster, Vredenburg
Titiesbaai is a beautiful, unspoiled beach set in the popular Cape Columbine Nature Reserve.Location 90 minutes drive from Cape Town up the Cape West Coast.
Campsites in Kwazulu Natal:
1. Ilanga Resort and Caravan Park, Banana Beach
A holiday spot that's perched right on Banana Beach of the Hibiscus Coast, offering direct access to rock pools, sea and surf.
2. Scottburgh Caravan Park, Umdoni Coast
The resort is only a 30 minutes drive south of Durban, and Scottburgh Caravan Park is The One on the Beach. As a popular seaside resort, Scottburgh boasts water slides, mini- golf, restaurants and shops all within walking distance of the resort. Visit Scottburgh Caravan Park and experience the tranquil and relaxing atmosphere.
Campsites in Johannesburg:
1. Dinokeng Fishing & Camping, Roodeplaat Dam
Dinokeng Camping and Fishing. Family friendly camping and fishing on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam. There are 11 camping sites on the waterfront and 11 sites off the water. All 22 sites have electrical points and braai facilities. Bookings are essential for fishing and camping to avoid disappointment.
Contact: +27 076 196 7150 or +27 083 460 7070
2. Manyane Resort, Pilanesberg National Park
The Manyane Resort offers the keen outdoor enthusiast superb accommodation in Chalets and Tents or well equipped Caravanning and Camping facilities. Manyane of Golden Leopard Resorts provides a variety of recreational activities from mini golf to swimming pools. However, the real attraction (as with most game lodges) is still the incredible wildlife of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Several accommodation options within the camp cater especially to families and groups of friends.
Visit their website here for more information or to make a booking.