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Best Camping Spots in the Western Cape

The Western Cape is filled with some of the most beautiful places in the world - why leave? Local is lekker!  

If you're looking for some of the best places to travel in and around the Western Cape - check out the list below (in no particular order)

Kleine Eike

Location: Greyton, situated on a beautiful river bank 

Facilities: Each campsite has a water source, braai and plug points (remember to bring an extension cord!).

Things to do: swimming, walking, cycling trails, canoeing 

The campsite is also not too far from Greyton itself, which has small shops, restaurants and an amazing market every Saturday morning. 

BONUS: Dog Friendly :) 

Pictures: Kleine Eike

Platbos Forest & Owl Camp

Location: Gansbaai, set in an ancient forest surrounded by protected flora and fauna - its also off-grid 

Facilities: 2 different camps: Forest & Owl Camp

Forest: 2 fully equipped units with beds, off-grid (no power points), fully-equipped kitchen, hot, open-air shower, waterless toilet 

Owl: campsite under forest canopy, open air shower, fire pit and braai grid, sink and waterless toilet 

Things to do: forest trails, labyrinth made with seashells, Gansbaai town and Nature Reserve nearby

Pictures: Platbos


Location: Olifants River, Groot Winterhoek Mountains 

Facilities: non-demarcated campsites, no electricity, bathrooms, no braai grid 

Things to do: swimming, hiking, rock pools, mountain biking 

Dog friendly! 

*You need to register online before and book online. Bring cash. Theres a small convenience shop (with wood and ice)

Pictures: Beaverlac 

Enjo Nature Farm

Location: Clanwilliam, secluded in the Cederberg Mountains

Facilities: 3 private campsites with water, power point and fire pit

*Firewood available for purchase

Things to do: swimming, feed farm animals, stargazing, rock art trail

Picture: Enjo Nature Farm

Drawsberg Trout Hideaway

Location: Trouthaven, just outside Rawsonville - situated on a working fruit and wine farm 

Facilities: 11 campsites, private ablution facilities, selected sites have electricity kiosk selling basics  

Things to do: three hiking trails (one with waterfall), mountain biking, fly fishing, bird watching 

Picture: Insider Guide

Website: Drawsberg Trout Hideaway

Driehoek Guest Farm

Location: Clanwilliam

Facilities: communal ablutions, braai facilities, hot showers 

Things to do: hiking trails, visit farm animals, visit rock formations, waterfalls

Picture: Insider Guide

Website: Driehoek Guest Farm


Location: Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres 

Facilities: 1 private campsite, shower, toilet, braai facilities, fire pit, bins, table 

Things to do: swimming, hiking

Picture: Houdenbek 

Simonskloof Mountain Retreat

Location: Montagu, Koo Valley 

Facilities: 8 private, off-grid campsites, water points at each campsite, eco compost toilets, hot water showers, pit braais 

*Wood for sale

Things to do: hiking, mountain biking, stargazing, birdwatching, abseiling

Picture: Simonskloof Mountain Retreat

Suikerbossie Guest Farm

Location: Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres 

Facilities: 16 riverside campsites, shaded gazebos or small porch, three clamping sites, power outlets at each camp, communal ablutions 

Things to do: picnics, horse riding, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, rock art, fishing, 4x4 trails and more  

Picture: Suikerbossie Guest Farm


Location: Scherpenheuwel, near Worcester

Facilities: 37 campsites, communal ablutions, braai facilities, no electricity, small shop with basics 

Things to do: River rafting, tubing, fishing, hiking

picture: Insider Guide 

Website: Rivierplaas 






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Leigh - August 25, 2023

Good morning
Im trying my luck. We spent 7 days at your lovely spot for new years 2021 to 2022 New Year. We had an awesome spot above the lovely grassed area then the water right infant of grass.
In fact the owner of the resort camped next to us.
We have left it so late but looking for a camp spot again but we have to have rivers edge. About 12 of us. Also is the water safe again? Heard there was cow patty toxins and is the zipline still running.

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