Making a list of anything is difficult enough, however to rank or sort that list is almost impossible due to the subjectivity of it all. However, why not create a list without a ranking or scorecard? So in effect you’d have a list of places to see before you die……or maybe something a little less dramatic than that. So without further ado, here’s a few camping sites which we would recommend for the Western Cape:
KogelBay, Gondon’s Bay
Campsite Info: 300 Stands and 5 Self Catering Cottages
Things To Do: Swimming, Fishing, Bird Watching, Mountain Biking, Hiking Trails.
Handy Tip: Pre-Book your camping stand as the resort does not allow walk-ins without a booking.
Drive time from Cape Town: 30 minutes
Dwarsberg Trout Haven, Rawsonville
Campsite Info: 11 Camp Sites and 4 Self Catering Cottages
Things To Do: Trout Fishing (Of course!), Mountain Biking, Wine Tasting, Hiking Trails.
Handy Tip: There are a few wine farms which offer wine tasting & food for great value for money
Drive time from Cape Town: 1 hour
Beaverlac Camping, Cederberg
Campsite Info: Various stands and 9 Self Catering Cabins
Things To Do: Swimming in rock pools, Mountain Biking, Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails.
Handy Tip: There is a shop on the premises which stocks most items needed for camping.
Drive time from Cape Town: 2 hours
Vic Bay Campsite, Garden Route
Campsite Info: 38 Stands with ablution facilities
Things To Do: Swimming, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Paragliding, Golf, Shopping,
Handy Tip: Take a relaxing boat trip to Seal Island and get to see fur seals and their greatest enemy The Great White Shark!
Drive time from Cape Town: 5 hours
Mountain Breeze Resort, Stellenbosch
Campsite Info: 70 Stands and Self Catering Accommodation
Things To Do: Swimming, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Pool Table, Children’s Play Area.
Handy Tip: Due to its close location to Stellenbosch weekends can get busy, so try and book during the week.
Drive time from Cape Town: 25 minutes
Do you agree? What is your best / favourite spots?