Best Camping Spots in the Western Cape

Best Camping Spots in the Western Cape
By VersatileLyle

Best Camping Spots in the Western Cape

I posed the question to my social media followers asking, “Where are the Best Camping Spots in the Western Cape?” one person went on to say Camps Bay another said the Camp Nou (Barcelona) but unfortunately, I could not add those to the list.

As we enter yet another Peak Holiday Season many Capetonians will be flocking out into the wilderness and roughing it up over the Easter Long weekend. I remember spending most Easter weekends in Soetwater with my grandparents and since then I’ve had a love for the outdoors and camping.

Camp Spots Worth Looking into:

Palmiet (Kleinmond) – The beautiful Palmiet River has something to offer for everyone and you can choose between swimming, white water rafting, tubing and canoeing.

Berg River (Paarl) – Facilities include a 3,5m deep Olympic pool, a children’s pool, waterslide and the river which is ideal for swimming and canoeing. Berg River resort is the perfect place to visit for camping, a family braai or a picnic.

Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway (Rawsonville) – activities include:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Trout Fishing

Algeria Campsite (Cederberg Wilderness Area) – activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Visit the Waterfall
  • Rock Pool Swimming
  • See Ancient Rock Art

Tweede Tol – A family-friendly camping spot tucked away in the Du Toits Kloof Mountains.

Beverlac (Cederberg)Pet Friendly and Rock pools for swimming

Tietiesbaai (Paternoster) – Beach Camp Resort


Camping Essentials:

  • Tent
  • Mattress
  • Blankets or Sleeping bags
  • Camp chairs
  • Foldable Table
  • Braai essentials – grid, tongs fire starters etc.
  • Eating and drinking utensils
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • Hammer

Vehicle Checks

Ensure your vehicle is in tip-top condition for your journey.

Responsible Camping

Respect your fellow campers and respect nature but most importantly, clean up after yourself.

Travel Tuesday

The following post was discussed on Travel Tuesday (02/04/2019) on Lunch with Leigh-Anne on Goodhope FM.

Travel Tuesday With Leigh-Anne Williams on Goodhope FM


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