With the endless rounds of hard lockdowns and restrictions finally giving us some room to breathe, it’s about time for a little adventure. Winter is fast approaching, so here’s a list of some of the best campsites in South Africa to enjoy and explore with your Rogue Teardrop Camper before those icy cold months set in.
Experience the warm Indian Ocean and epic Drakensberg Mountains.
Kosi Bay Campsite
Are you ready for a beach holiday like no other? The head over to The Kosi Bay campsite! Situated right on Lake Nhlange, this breathtaking spot has 15 different campsites to choose from. Enjoy fishing, walks along the Samango Trail, bird watching, and diving and snorkelling with a diverse range of beautiful sea life.
Hlalanathi Berg Resort, Northern Drakensberg
The Hlalanathi Berg Resort is nothing short of magical. Secluded, with beautiful views of the Drakensberg mountain backdrop and overlooking the Tugela River and Amphitheatre, it’s a family favourite for all. From stunning hiking trails to epic fishing spots, there’s plenty of adventure to be had. And if you’re looking for a little touch of luxury, you can enjoy the on-site restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court, grocery store, laundry rooms. Lastly, this mountain-based spot can get quite cold, especially in winter, so remember to pack some warm clothing!
Explore the magical escapes around Egoli, the Place of Gold
Ruah Park campsite
Located in the breathtaking Bobbejaansberg Valley, the beautiful Ruah Park is filled with natural springs, dams, and mountainous woodland slopes. Enjoy nature at its finest with a diverse range of wildlife including Blesbok, Springbok, Impala, Nyala and more. If you’re a keen birdwatcher, there is a great abundance of birdlife to enjoy. If fishing is your thing, then try your luck at the dam, filled with blue kurper and carp.
Enjoy the true African experience at the Dinokeng Resort. With loads of family-friendly activities to choose from, you’ll want to stay forever! From Big Five game drives, walking trails and bird watching to a bar, picnic spots, and supertubes and kid-friendly play areas, the Dinokeng resort has something for everyone. With a generously sized dam, this camping spot is also ideal for keen fishermen and those that enjoy canoeing!
Bask in the diverse and magnificent coastal nature of the Garden Route
Nature’s Valley Rest Camp
Enter the magical forests of the Tsitsikamma at the Nature’s Valley Rest Camp and enjoy one of the many stunning hiking trails, canoeing spots and idyllic beaches, all a stone’s throw away front the campsite. The surrounding area also provides you with the opportunity to visit the popular Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, and Nature’s Way farm stall. If you’re looking to turn up the adventure dial, then why not bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge, one of the highest bungee jump spots in the world!
Wilderness Ebb-and-Flow Rest Camp
Escape from the bustle of the city and explore the secluded Ebb-and-Flow Rest camp, situated 5km outside Wilderness. The campsite is nestled right on the bank of the Touw River, so be ready for some endless swimming, fishing and canoeing fun. And if you start turning into a prune, enjoy the many hiking and paragliding activities. Thanks to this campsite’s central spot, there are also many other destinations mere hours away you can enjoy. The Western Cape has an abundance of activities to explore!
This sensational campsite will surely make for an unforgettable trip. Situated next to the Matjies River, it’s the perfect spot for those hot summer days in the Cederberg. Why not hike up to the Wolfberg Cracks? Or if you’re feeling especially adventurous, commit to the 8-hour round trip to the famous and breathtaking Wolfberg Arch. Here you can enjoy both rock-climbing and mountain biking. And if exercise isn’t your thing, the site even offers delicious wine tasting and wine sales.
You can’t get more private than this campsite, especially if you book it out as a big group. Relax on the banks of your own exclusive dam and bask in the magical and relaxing sounds of nature. Get your blood pumping with mountain biking and rock climbing. Explore the entrancing surrounds and hike to see ancient bushmen rock paintings.
Enhancer your adventure experience with the Rogue Teardrop Camper
Get the most out of these camping adventures with the Rogue Teardrop Camper. This sturdy yet compact camper can be used without an EB license and offers luxuries like a queen-size foam mattress, a 50L SnoMaster Fridge, ample storage options and plug points.