The Eastern Cape offers camping sites in popular holiday destinations – in or near nature reserves and wildlife parks, near famous landmarks, on the coast and on popular tourism routes. We’ve put together a list of five campsites. Some of them provide you with tents so that you don’t have to lug yours along, and others are just sites we thought you should know about. Most of them are smallish, so private and quiet. However, regardless, we know you’ll enjoy them.
Sharing two borders with the Groendal Wilderness Area and only 70 kilometers from Port Elizabeth, Kleinrivier offers you the ideal escape from the pressures of the city life. This is a game farm experience, Kleinrivier is anything but here, you’re encouraged to notice dragonflies, frogs, woodpeckers, and dassies – nit lions.
Yellowwood is a peaceful place surrounded by enormous trees and lush riverine vegetation, a tranquil and bird watching paradise. The unique forest retreat on the bank of the Inchara River is one kilometre from Morgan Bay beach. There are bunnies, guinea pigs, birds and a magical playground with a treehouse. The decks, ladders, bridges, swings, slides, trampolines, toys, bikes and carts will keep kids entertained. You will also enjoy short walks, bicycle riding, fishing, swimming and canoeing.
Tube N Axe, Storms River, Tsitsikamma
A rustic African stone rondavel provides a central ablution facility to Storms River Camping with hot showers and a zesty outdoor atmosphere. Storm River Camping has a regular supply of Karoo meat that makes delicious braai pack available from their reception. A rustic African stone rondavel provides a central ablution facility to Storm River Camping with hot showers and a zesty outdoor atmosphere.
Quatermain’s Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve
Quatermain’s Camp offers guests the opportunity to experience five-star game viewing. Located on the beautiful Amakhala Game Reserve, relax in the centralised boma area where local delicious are prepared in front of you on an open fire and dinner is served under a blanket of stars. Guests will enjoy the excitement of seeing the Big Five (lion, cheetah, Black and White rhino, buffalo and elephant) through bush walks and game drives. Expect to also see animals such as hyena, zebra, giraffe, birds and many species of antelope and much more. Opt for car hire to get you around.
Reedsdell country guest farm
Reedsdell offers sheltered camping under a series of pines close to the farm shed, with views up Lundean’s Nek and the sheer cliffs of the southern Drakensberg that are unbeatable. Look forward to scrambler and quad bike trails (bring your own), hiking, 4×4 trails and spectacular scenery.