The Best Camping Sites in the Cape

The Best Camping Sites in the Cape Vaindirlis Photography

It’s tent-pitching season. Here are some awesome spots to do it in the Cape.

Whether you’re looking for back-to-basics beauty, a fun family getaway, or a romantic retreat, we’ve got you covered with our picks of campsites in the Cape. As always, if we’ve left any of your favourites out, please let us know in the comments…

1. Secret Falls

Secret Falls Camping in the Cape
Johan de Villiers

Roughly 100 kilometres from Cape Town lies this tranquil campsite tucked in the Winterhoek Mountains. Here, there’s no shortage of peace, quiet and spectacular views.
Where is it Tulbagh
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Activities This campsite has it’s own private spring-water swimming pool, so there’s loads of dipping to be had. Expect an abundance of fynbos, hiking trails, waterfalls and rockpools. And if you’re adventurous enough, go ziplining in nearby Ceres.
Facilities Private braai areas with large table and benches. Communal ablutions with hot water. No electricity.
Dog-friendly yes (R70 per night)
Important Note Only accessible by 4x4s.
Cost R1 560 (entire campsite for up to 12 adults)
R2 340 (entire campsite for 13 to 18 adults)
R130 (adult per night)
R70 (child under 12 per night)
R70 (trailer per night)
Contact 082 393 4704,
Location Winterhoek West, Tulbagh, Cape Town, Western cape
TIG Reviewer Alicia Chamaille

2. Beaverlac

Beaverlac Camping Spot
Vaindirlis Photography

Tucked away in the Groot Winterhoek Mountains above Porterville, this charming no-fuss campsite epitomises the great outdoors in all its rugged majesty.
Where is it Olifants River Mountains
Distance from CT 2 hours
Activities Enjoy a wide variety of dog-friendly hiking trails up the Groot Winterhoek Mountains followed by a dip in one of the rockpools and waterfalls. You might even stumble upon some of the area’s famed rock art. There are also some great mountain-biking trails for  intrepid travellers.
Facilities Communal ablution facilities. There’s no electricity but there’s a small shop selling wood, beer, wine, ice and snacks, with a power point and freezer for use. Bring your own braai grid.
Dog-friendly yes (R50 per dog per night)
Cost R30 (per car)
R65 (adult per night)
R40 (children aged 4 – 17 per night)
free (children under 4)
Contact 022 931 2945,
Location Beaverlac, Porterville,  South Africa
TIG Reviewer Alicia Chamaille

3. Driehoek Guest Farm

Camping in the Cederberg, Driehoek

A working farm set among the mountains and rivers of the Cederberg. The region provides the ultimate escape from city life and, while the farm is a treasure in its own right, it also serves as a perfect base for exploring what is one of the country’s most hauntingly beautiful landscapes.
Where is it Clanwilliam
Distance from CT 3.5 hours
Activities Explore the Cederberg on one of the farm’s many walking trails, passing by rock formations, waterfalls and natural pools where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Hardier types will want to test their stamina on some of the hiking trails that run throughout the surrounding mountains, while kids will enjoy hanging out with Driehoek’s assortment of amicable farm animals.
Facilities There is a communal ablution facility with toilets, hot showers and a scullery. Limited bedding is available by arrangement at R80 per person, otherwise guests are encouraged to bring their own bedding and toiletries.
Dog-friendly no
Good to know Although the campsite is open all year round, camping in the area during winter is not recommended by management, as winters in the Cederberg are quite severe. However, there are also chalets on site, warmed by fire places, that make for a great winter getaway.
Insider tip For those who prefer to visit the site during quiet periods, it’s recommended to visit during the week, before or after long weekends and school holidays. For example, the second half of January, or any time during November.
Cost R260 (per night, up to 4 people)
R330 (per night for 5 people)
R390 (per night for 6 people)
Contact 027 482 2828,
Location Driehoek Guest Farm, N7
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

4. Bontebok National Park

Camping in Cape Town – Bontebok
Andres Beregovich

Located on the banks of the Breede River near Swellendam, the Elsie’s Kraal rest camp offers stunning views of the river and the Langeberg Mountains.
Where is it Breede River Valley
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Activities Under the majestic backdrop of the Langeberg Mountains, visitors can enjoy swimming, river-rafting, fishing, bird-watching, and mountain hiking trails. With a maximum of six people per camping site, friends and family can enjoy picnics and braais in good company.
Facilities  Communal picnic and braai sites with ablution facilities. Selected sites have electrical outlets (no private generators allowed0. Provisions available in Swellendam (5km from the park).
Dog-friendly no
Cost R225 – R285 (riverview campsite for 2)
R210 – R330 (campsite for 2)
R88 (per additional adult)
R44 (per additional child)
Maximum of 6 people per site
Contact 028 514 2735,
Location Bontebok National Park, Swellendam
TIG Reviewer Alicia Chamaille

5. The Baths Natural Hot Springs Resort

Camping Sites Western Cape, The Baths

Just outside Citrusdal in the scenic Olifants River Valley, this rustic resort dating back to 1739 provides campers with the ultimate relaxing escape.
Where is it Citrusdal
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Activities Enjoy the various hiking trails with views of Olifants River Valley, explore the town or chill at the campsite where there is a small onsite playground for children, a trampoline and tennis court. With natural hot springs, this campsite is all about relaxed outdoor living.
Facilities There are three communal ablution blocks spaced around the campsite, braai facilities, as well as power points.
Dog-friendly no
Cost R100 – R120 (adult, depending on season)
R50 – R60 (child under 12, depending on season)
Contact 022 921 8026, 022 921 8032,
Location The Baths, Citrusdal
TIG Reviewer Alicia Chamaille

6. Wolfkop Camping villages

Camping around Cape Town, Wolfkop Camping Villages

A collection of camping villages on the banks of the Olifants River, surrounded by lush green lawns and mountainous terrain. What’s more, the tents are erected on your behalf, saving you the trouble of lugging around heavy camping gear and making for a more comfortable camping adventure that borders on glamping.
Where is it Citrusdal
Distance from CT 2 hours
Activities The Citrusdal Valley is a favoured destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with numerous hiking and mountain-biking trails that can be found at the campsite, or on surrounding farms (including the famous Wolfberg Arch Trail). Canoes can be hired at Wolfkop for use in the rivers and dams spread throughout Citrusdal, and there’s a river at the Biesievlak Campsite where fishing is allowed.
Facilities Each of the camping villages has a Bedouin freeform marquee tent set up for your convenience, as well as several canvas tents stocked with mattresses, bedding and towels. Each site also has a braai grid, utensils, seating, electric lighting and a power point.
Dog-friendly By prior arrangement
Good to know Wolfkop Camping Villages also runs the Kleinvlei campsite near Hermanus.
Cost R750 – R850 (for 2 adults, depending on season)
R125 (per additional adult)
R150 (canoe hire, includes life jacket and paddles)
R25 (firewood)
Contact 083 260 4822,
Location Wolfkop Camping Villages, Citrusdal, N7
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

7. Slanghoek Mountain Resort

Camping Sites Cape Town Slanghoek

A well-maintained campsite, set among the vineyards of the Slanghoek Valley. Tents are pitched beside a peaceful stream, and surrounded by green grass with plenty of space for children to play. Ideal for a family camping trip.
Where is it Rawsonville
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Activities There’s a plethora of family-friendly activities available on the resort, including horse-riding (every Saturday morning) at the stables opposite the campsite, Putt-Putt and swimming pools. A tranquil dam near the campsite is suitable for fishing, and there’s a short walking trail leading from the Putt-Putt course to the top of a high hill with impressive views of the surrounding valley.
Facilities Each site has its own private washing facilities and hot-water showers. Power points are available, and electricity is included in the rates. There are also wi-fi hotspots, with vouchers available for purchase.
Dog-friendly no
Cost R600 – R660 (per night, depending on season)
Maximum 2 vehicles per site
Maximum 1 caravan per site
Maximum 6 persons per site (excluding children aged 3 and younger)
Contact 023 344 3138,
Location Slanghoek Mountain Resort, Slanghoek Road, R101
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

8. Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway

Camping Sites Dwarsberg

Known as paradise by those who’ve experienced it, this campsite just outside of Rawsonville is situated on a working fruit and wine farm and is perfect for beautiful getaways.
Where is it Trouthaven
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Activities Outdoor activities include trout-fishing, bird-watching, mountain-biking and hiking through waterfalls. Feel like a break from your tent? There is plenty of wine tasting in the region.
Facilities Private ablution with hot water on each plot. Portable braai with two bags of free wood on weekends (available for purchase from the kiosk during the week). Selected plots have electricity.
Dog-friendly no
Cost R990 (for the first 6 people)
R165 (per additional adult per night)
R80 (per child aged 4 – 12 per night)
Free (children under 4)
Contact 023 349 1919,
Location Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway, Dwarsberg Farm, Rawsonville
TIG Reviewer Alicia Chamaille

9. Tietiesbaai Rest Camp

Camping Sites Cape Town Tietiesbaai
Anna Degenaar

A short drive from the fishing village of Paternoster, you’ll find this secluded beach, surrounded by the beauty of the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. Pitch your tent among the rocks and listen to the sounds of the ocean. The West Coast is especially colourful during the spring flower season.
Where is it Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, near Paternoster
Distance from CT 2 hours
Activities Visitors can explore the wonders of the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, a beautiful stretch of coastline covered with fynbos fields and sandy beaches. The camp site’s position on the beach offers opportunities for swimming, kayaking and, if you have a permit, catching crayfish.
Facilities Communal washing and shower facilities. Solar panels supply heated water. No electricity.
Dog-friendly no
Important note There have been a number of burglaries reported in the area, so visitors should be weary. The site is also known for strong winds, so ensure your tent is made of sturdy material.
Cost R104 – R152 (depending on season, maximum 6 people)
Contact 022 433 8505 or 022 752 2718,
Location Tietiesbaai Rest Camp, Vredenburg
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

10. Oewerzicht

Oewerzicht Camps Cape Town
Jacques Marais Media

A mere nine kilometres from Greyton, Oewerzicht is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Enjoy a host of outdoor activities or simply relax on the riverbank.   
Where is it Greyton
Distance from CT 2 hours
Activities Bring your swimming gear, as there’s a river, where you can go swimming, tubing, canoeing and fishing (the latter two require you to bring your own equipment). For the land-bound types, there’s a challenging 25km mountain-bike trail, bird-watching, hiking trails and walks through the apple and pear orchards.
Facilities Tidy ablution and braai facilities. Some shaded areas, and power points (but bring an extension cord in case).
Dog-friendly yes (for free)
Cost R300 (plot for 4 guests)
R80 (per person per night)
Open year-round
Contact 028 254 9831,
Location Oewerzicht Farm Cottages & Campsite, Oewerzicht Farm, Greyton, Overberg, South Africa
TIG Reviewer Alicia Chamaille

11. Vensterklip

Camping in the Western Cape, Vensterklip
Dirkie Heydenrych

Elands Bay is one of the Cape’s hidden gems, and this camping ground grants easy access to the seaside town as well as the famous Verlorenvlei. In fact, the collection of campsites and rustic cottages puts you right on the banks of the lake, so you can fully appreciate the natural wonders of this living landscape.
Where is it Elands Bay
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Activities Adventurers will relish the opportunity to explore the many hiking trails that run throughout the reserve, past fynbos fields and caves decorated with ancient Khoi-San rock art. The Verlorenvlei is right on your doorstep; a vast lake and surrounding marshland populated by a wide variety of plant and animal life, including over 240 bird species. A perfect spot for kayaking and fishing.
Facilities Each of the private campsites has a braai area, sink and en-suite bathrooms with showers. The caravan campsites have braai areas, electricity, lighting and communal showers and washing facilities.
Dog-friendly no
Cost R720 (per day per site for private campsites during peak season and long weekends; maximum 8 guests)
R150 (adult per night for private campsites)
R480 (per day per site for overland campsites during peak season and long weekends ; maximum 6 guests)
R120 (adult per night for overland campsites)
half-price (children 2 – 12 years)
free (children under 2)
Contact 022 972 1340 or 079 500 3335,
Location Vensterklip, R366
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

12. Slangkop Tented Camps

Slangkop Tented Camps in Cape Town

Set between mountain, village and ocean, this SanParks-operated campsite provides guests with a diverse natural landscape, within easy access of civilisation. Its position on the Hoerikwaggo Trail makes it a convenient rest spot for those looking to embark on an overnight hike.
Where is it Kommetjie
Distance from CT 1 hour
Activities There are hiking trails and picnic spots in the Table Mountain National Park, and some prime surfing spots at the nearby beaches. The campsite is within walking distance of Kommetjie, where you can enjoy a meal at one of the village’s bustling restaurants. Also be sure to visit the Slangkop Point Lighthouse, the tallest of its kind on the South African coast.
Facilities Each of the tents can sleep 2 people, and bedding is provided. There is a communal bathroom, self-catering kitchen and dining area, open fires and hot-water facilities.
Dog-friendly no
Cost R545 – R635 (two adults, depending on season)
R260 (per additional adult)
R130 (per additional child)
Contact 021 712 7471,
Location Slangkop Tented Camp, 46 Lighthouse Road, Cape Peninsula
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

13. Silwerstrand Caravan Park

Silwerstrand Caravan Park, Camping Sites Cape Town

The camping ground forms part of the Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate, a private resort set against the backdrop of the Langeberg Mountains. It’s the perfect base for exploring a valley famous for its wines and natural beauty. While day visitors are allowed, campers gain exclusive access to the river that runs through the estate.
Where is it Robertson
Distance from CT 2 hours
Activities Swimming, canoeing and fishing in the river are permitted. Kids have a trampoline and climbing frame to keep them busy, while adults can relax on the grassy riverbank, or play a few rounds at the Silwerstrand Golf Course.
Facilities Most of the 63 campsites have power points and lights. There are hot-water showers, bathing facilities, braai areas and firewood, as well as shops onsite.
Dog-friendly by prior arrangement with management
Cost R80 – R120 (per adult per night, depending on season)
R50 – R60 (per child under 12 per night, depending on season)
Maximum 4 people 
Contact 023 626 3321 or 076 199 4085, or
Location Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate, R60
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

14. Tweede Tol

Love Exploring

This site is situated in the Du Toitskloof Mountains, close to Bainskloof Pass, at the spot where the original tollgate was built in 1851. Campers will get a taste for the rugged mountain life, surrounded by fynbos, forests and rock-strewn wilderness.
Where is it Limietberg Nature Reserve, near Paarl
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Activities Overnight campers gain exclusive access to the Wolwekloof swimming holes (as opposed to day visitors, who are only permitted as far as the Witte River swimming holes), as well as numerous hiking trails within the reserve. There’s also a shaded picnic area with braai facilities and a jungle gym for children.
Facilities Communal washing and hot-water showers. Each campsite has its own braai grid, and firewood can be purchased at the gate. No power points.
Good to know For visitors wanting something more private, there are also six fenced-off campsites, each with its own kitchen and bathroom
Dog-friendly no
Cost R300 – R365 per campsite, depending on season
R500 – R570 per private campsite, depending on season
Up to 6 people allowed per campsite
Peak rates are charged during Western Cape school holidays and public holidays, as well as on the day before and after holidays
R40 (adult permit)
R20 (child permit)
Contact 021 871 1535 (Reserve Office)
021 483 0190, (for accommodation and permits)
Location Tweede Tol, R301
TIG Reviewer Matthew Flax

Research: Alicia Chamaille, Tamlyn Ryan and Matthew Flax

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Time of publication: 23 November 2016

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53 Responses to “The Best Camping Sites in the Cape”

  1. Yolanda Hunter

    Good day

    i am looking for a venue preferably a hall at the camping site, will be a day outing.

    need to accommodate +_ 500 seniors , therefore wheelchair friendly, if the hall cannot accommodate the full total if we could set up gazebos for the seniors. will be a xmas lunch for will come read or worst scenario if we could braai on the premises. Date end November.

    Please advise

    Kind regards

  2. agatha chetty

    Good day

    I am looking for camp site for 4 adults and 2kids from 29th March to 2nd April.

    Kindly assist.

    Thanks A

  3. vivienie

    Would anyone please help me with campsites in Cape town that can accommodate up to 120 teens.

    Thank you.

    • pete

      froggy pond.. cape times fresh air camp just passed Simons Town

  4. Mary Charles

    I would like to book a camping site from the 5 March 2018 until 15 March 2018

  5. Lorenzo A Alfonzo

    Can you send info with pics of all these sites, please.
    Thank you.

  6. Nanine Bekker

    Tweede Tol & Tietiesbaai has had breaks ins to camping gear, cars and robberies over the last few months.

    Just a heads up! Not safe anymore and I won’t camp there anymore. Safety is starting to be an issue.

  7. Adele

    Looking for caravan spots in the western Cape

  8. Lorenzo A Alfonzo

    I need to know how big these places really are in surroundings per sq. Also when is a suitable time to come and view these places for bookings for clients of mine. +- 250 people.

  9. Rafiek Williams

    Any info for any free camping spots (no cost) in cape town and surrounds thank you.

  10. Sandra Geleta

    Any help finding me a camping spot to Cape Tow?. Family of 4. Before Chrismas till after New Year. around 10 days.
    Thank you

  11. bradley barnes

    we have 20 church kids age 8-14 years old we want to bless with a 1 day overnight stay, can we be accommodated as we from ocean view
    cape town

  12. Johan Groenewald

    PLEASE distances in km, not hours!!!

  13. werner koekemoer

    I am planning a camping (Sept/Oct) trip down to Hermanus area (3 Nights), Cape Town (2 Nights) and then traveling back to Pretoria 3 nights that we would like to camp.

    Any place’s that could be recommended not mention on this site yet

    • Lee-Ann Anderson

      Millerspoint past simonstown, very basic nut clean ablutions, big grass play area on the sea, 5mins walk to tidal pool, great private beach,fishing; also Imhoff on longbeach kommetjie, chalets and camping, beautiful area

  14. Venessa Dippenaar

    I really need your advice. I want to camp and stay at 3 places over Christmas this year. My kids are 3 and 6 so I need advice about places that is not very windy, mosquitos not a big problem and beautiful nature for kids to play.

    • Jan

      @Venessa – not sure if my previous answer went thorugh so here it is again. 1st stop – Koningskop just before Cirtusdal. 2nd stop – Jamaka (make this the longest stop because you will enjoy it here). 3rd stop – Ronderberg just after Clanwilliam. You wont go wrong if you can get bookings. Enjoy

  15. Furry Campers

    Breathtaking! I’ll tell my colleagues – the furry campers – to go camping in any of the places you gave. Our furries will surely enjoy this. Thanks for the post!

  16. Jan Groenewald

    @Meredyth Brown – in addition to the anti-mozzie repellents you had, here is a cheap but very practical option. Mix 50/50 dettol and baby oil. No midges during day time and no mozzies at night. Works like a charm and smell good as well.

  17. Jan Groenewald

    If you want really quiet and secluded then here are two places. Gecko Rock about 30km outside Touwsriver. It is inside a conservation area. The stars at night is breath taking. The closest people are 2km away from you. Absolutely awesome. The also Porcupine rest camp about 50km outside Laingsburg. High clearance vehicles recommended. No electricity, no phone reception. Just you and nature.

  18. Silke Schoeman

    Hi. Planing a trip with friends in March. Together we will have 5 kids aged between 18 months and 4. Not traveling with dogs (this time). Been to Beaverlac, but want to try something new, that would also work with kids our age. Looking for a place where the area is easy enough to manage and oversee our kids in. Would appreciate some feedback /advice. Thanks :).

    • Lorna Walters

      Hello, we have two kids and love to go camping allot. I must say that the campsite that had lots of children was 22 watervalle (22 waterfalls) beverlac is beautiful but not as many kids., Konninskop also always has lots of kids, Silverstand also kids. secret waterfalls is beautiful my kids loved it there but you need a 4×4 to get there.
      and then you get your local is lekker camps – De hollandse molen / berg river./ slanghoek.

    • Wayne coetzee

      Try Kambati 20km before Swellendam .

  19. Patrick

    I’d have to disagree with having Wolfkop on this list, out of principal… They have taken over the running of Gouevalie camp site, right next door to theirs (under quite unfortunate circumstances) and have upped the camping price, immediately, from R100 (R2000 for first first 20 pax and R60 thereafter for entire campsite) to R800 per night for 2 people. We can’t afford to go there any longer, but I guess locals/regulars don’t really matter when you have paying foreigners…

  20. Astrid

    We camped at Beaverlac, December 2016. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! Ablution facilities were clean and well maintained. The friendly and accommodating staff, safe camping area, no noise and cell phone reception made our stay worth more than what we had expected and bargained for. Dog owners were mindful of other campers. Despite the high temperatures and dry weather conditions – the hikes, waterfalls and rock pools were amazing. We will definitely be going back.

  21. Bernelle Verster

    !Khwa Ttu near Darling. Dogs are allowed. It is a nature reserve and San awareness centre. The bush camps are amazing, the costs are very reasonable, the facilities are basic but tasteful, and the breakfasts are fantastic!

  22. Pieter Olckers

    How about camping sites in the eastern part of the Western Cape as well?

  23. Anton

    Just keep in mind that when camping at Slanghoek for a weekend, they chase you off the site at 10am, so prepare for a very short weekend.

  24. Sadie

    Just camped at this time of year but beautiful. The river was amazing, the birdlife plentiful, and we got to see some zebra..a,bitof everything..really recommend

  25. James

    Xama Fish Eagle Camp on the banks of the Breede river near Swellendam is the ideal spot, great rates, friendly staff. Excellent service, and privately owned so one is not swamped with lots of people. Check them out next time your looking for some old school exclusive camping with a twist of modern glamping

    • Meredyth Brown

      recently (Oct and Nov) at Rawsonville and Swellendam – both on Breede River – we had terrible problems with mosquitoes and miggies. How was your experience on the Breede?

      • Alex Bond-Smith

        It is always a problem but we take a Tabard candle and Peaceful Sleep spray along. These sort the miggies out.

        • Meredyth Brown

          it wasn’t for lack of “lotions and potions” – we had four different anti-mozzie repellant with us.

  26. Pam Reddy

    Pleasr email me the list. thanks

  27. Mannie

    You should add Bonniedale camping farm, in between Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn. Best camping site, lose yourself in nature

  28. Albie

    Jamaca organic farm in cederberg,tent friendly,big campsites,very clean,excellent value for money and good shop with stocked with camping essentials. If you go ,you will make it one of your annual campsites

  29. Michelle

    Vloedbos, just outside Caledon is also a must if you have small kids. And Skurwekop in Robertson is awesome for tranquility. Ablution facilities for both is awesome for a campsite.

  30. Marius Carstens

    My favourite camping spot for 2016 is Eden Valley near Mooreesburg. Serene setting close to the Berg river and frequent calling of the Fish Eagles are awesome. I am going back soon.

    • Peter Abrahamse

      Koningskop in Citrisdal. Best campsite by far!!!

    • James King

      Hi Marius, I’ve heard of this camp site. How does one get there and who do you contact to book?
      Thanks James King

  31. Deon Moolman

    Hoë kan julle nog Tietiesbaai adverteer met al daai crime

  32. steve

    I m familiar with some of these locations and most are highly recommended. Sadly the Tietiesbaai site in the Columbine Reserve is no longer safe and one is strongly advised to stay away from rhis once lovely and safe area. Very sad but your safety cannot be guaranteed by the authorities and your belongings will be stolen. Stay away!

  33. Veronique

    Well Done to Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway!!

  34. Meredyth Brown

    places such as Dwarsberg, Slanghoek and many others are losing out on so much business as “up north” (Limpopo, Mpumalanga, NorthWest etc) there are pensioner discounts offered – especially Sunday to Thursday. We pay on average R150-200 for 2 people. Why the same fee for two or six campers down here? We are staying at Forever Plett for a month mid Jan to mid Feb for R2500 (elec included) so why would I
    go somewhere and pay over 500-600 PER NIGHT ? I live in Cape Town and the many older campers who live down here are seriously missing out. Do the resorts not need extra business?

    • Alex Bond-Smith

      I am a pensioner and my wife and I go and camp mid week only. Dwarsberg does relax their minimum charge of R660.00 per night midweek and we pay just R110.00 pp which we are happy to pay to camp in one of the finest private campsites anywhere. I do agree about the rest though and we are not prepared to pay up to R600.00 per nigh for just the two of up. I recently emailed a campsite called Bosrivier near Citrusdal asking them if they would consider doing something similar as they charge R400.00 per night er site and they replied offering a very generous 30% midweek pensioners discount. However this still makes it R280.00 per night for the two of us and it still too expensive. We therefore stick to campsites that charge per person and not per site.

      • Meredyth Brown

        thanks for the tip re Dwarsberg Alex – will give them a try next year

  35. Kelly

    Tweede Tol is not up to par as well. Camped there during Easter 2015. Ablution facilities good, but the overall campsite needed maintenance and had to fight through vegetation with my kids on the hiking trails. Definitely not recommended, not to speak of the day visitors river area which was totally filthy and abundant with drunken people

    • Slyvie

      I disagree here. I’ve often camped at tweede tol. Sure, it is crowded during the season but go at times when it isn’t if you like the solitude – which is what we do.

      • Lloydd Parkerson

        Was there in January 2017 after school holidays- ablution blocks not as clean as they used to be and baboons trashed the bins- it was only cleaned up a few days later when senior staff arrived,. as far as the day campers- they trash the place with babies nappies and cigarettes cans bottles even at the pool!
        The weekend – some unruly youngsters arrived and was noisy throughout the night from drinking and radios blaring in the morning and when asked to tone down one woman just bitched her attitude!

        • Lauren

          We had terrible experience at tweedetol. From 11pm on the sat night there were loads of cars queuing to get into public picnic site the next morning. Most were drinking and playing loud music THROUGHOUT the night. The parks board guys had no control over this as it happens outside the gate. We had no sleep and the Sunday was overrun with drunken day visitors. Really sad as the spot is so beautiful

  36. Heather

    Unfortunately Tietties Bay should be removed from the list. Yes it’s a pretty site, however it’s not the best. It is no longer safe to stay there with daily occurrences of break-ins and theft by undesirables who hover in the dunes watching and waiting.