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Best Camping Spots in the Western Cape

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

Beaverlac

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

Houdenbek

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

Rivierplaas 

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 

 

 

 

Reference

https://insideguide.co.za/cape-town/camping-sites/

 

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