Great Campsites And Hiking Trails in the Cape

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From hiking trails and hidden pathways to great experiences among nature, set your compass for a camping trip and relish the outdoors with family and friends. Walks, overnight hikes and camping spots are perfect activities for avid explorers and casual campers to put their camping gear and gadgets to the test, or just enjoy the quality time together in the wilderness.

Cape Nature Hiking Trails At Cederberg Nature Reserve

CEDERBERG NATURE RESERVE

Navigate across the Cape Floral Region 

The Cederberg Wilderness Area is a dream trail and camping destination for bucket list nature experiences and treks, located just three hours outside of Cape Town. 

Experience the natural beauty of the Cape Floral Region, providing outdoor adventurers with a detailed outline of each route. The multi-day hikes are best suited for hikers who have experience navigating tough terrain and grades, and a range of casual day walks are available for the outdoor novices. 

The beautiful mountainous peaks and natural vegetation stretches as far as the eye can see with stunning scenery and natural features on route. A true trail adventure and sightseeing experience in the Cederberg, Cape Nature has made these beautiful areas more accessible to the public, giving everyone the chance to venture off the beaten path. 

The day walks and hiking trails feature stunning rock formations such as the Maltese Cross and Wolfberg Arch, and hikers can experience the iconic Middelberg Waterfall, a great spot for picnics and swimming. For more information on day hikes, trails and reserves open to the public visit www.capenature.co.za

Overnight hiking permits can be purchased through the CapeNature Contact Centre or the Algeria office. Please contact 

Where: West Coast DC

Website: www.capenature.co.za Email: reservation.alert@capenature.co.za Tel: 087 087 8250
Facebook: @CapeNature1Instagram: @capenature

Klein Eike Estate

KLEIN EIKE ESTATE

A serene fruit and guest farm based 9km outside of Greyton

Enjoy a little slice of heaven and a nature-loving getaway for friends, family and couples at the tranquil outdoor surrounds at Kleine Eike Estate.

For an intimate camping experience situated in the serene Overberg setting, guests can spend quality time with loved ones this Autumn and make the most of your trip at this gorgeous setting. Kleine Eike Estate features picturesque camping grounds, situated near a charming lake for settings up the braai and cherishes a few campfire stories.

Guests can book an intimate escape for two or a family-friendly getaway, and a fantastic landscape to enjoy trips by bike or hopping on the lake by canoe.

The trail attractions are perfect for a casual stroll or jog among breathtaking views, whether you keen on travelling by bike or exploring the area to snap some great pictures. Kleine Eike Estate is a perfect match for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a getaway.

The camping grounds offer various facilities and are dog friendly as well, reigniting the passion for the outdoors and letting you enjoy nature up close and personal.

Where: R406 Rd, Greyton

Website: www.kleineeike.com Email: info@kleineeike.com Tel: 082 809 9896 (WhatsApp)
Facebook: @kleineeike Instagram: @kleineeike

Hike Table Mountain

HIKE TABLE MOUNTAIN

Set your sights for Table Mountain

Plan your next nature escape on Table Mountain and prepare for an iconic experience on SA’s very own Natural Wonder of the World.

Table Mountain is the Cape’s very own natural phenomenon and has numerous routes, riddled with hidden gems and a sightseeing treat to view the city. The climbing routes and paths vary in distance and difficulty, not leaving anyone out for a grand hiking experience.

The hiking trails cater for all levels of fitness, inviting one and all to conquer the slopes, head out for a fun group activity. Some of the popular hikes include the  Plattersklip Gorge, Twelve Apostles To Table Mountain Summit,  India Venster and the delightful Summit Stroll. Each has its own grade level with easy to moderate variations.

To view more on routes please visit www.hiketablemountain.co.za

Guests can book their trail experiences with Riaan Vorster, by contacting 060 539 9340 or emailing enquiries@hiketablemountain.co.za.

Where: Cape Town

Website: www.hiketablemountain.co.za Email: enquiries@hiketablemountain.co.za Tel: 060 539 9340
 Facebook: @Hike-Table-Mountain

Jouberts Werf Campsite

JOUBERT’S WERF CAMPSITE

A remote spot for a rugged and rewarding camping experience 

A unique escape in the vast Kagga Kamma Nature reserve is sure to reignite your passion for pitching a tent and enjoying the simple pleasures of the outdoors.

Joubert’s Werf Campsite is a great place to put your camping gear and gadgets to the test. Wake up to the sounds of nature and get in touch with your adventurous side. Campers enter the site along the scenic gravel road, a precursor to a real and rugged wilderness escape with hiking trails in each direction and a great place to set up camp.

The secluded campsite is a great place to start your travels around the reserve. Whether you’re planning a hike for the day or braaing under the glowing stars by night, the location is the perfect spot for any camping enthusiast.

Joubert’s Werf is only accessible by 4×4 vehicle, so be prepared in advance for a bumpy ride as you travel to the furthest campsite from the Main Lodge in the reserve. The campsite is ideal for a remote overnight stay in a fantastic setting.

To view more sites in the reserve please visit www.kaggakamma.co.za

Where: R303, Koue Bokkeveld, Cederberg, 6836

Website: www.kaggakamma.co.za Email: lodge@kaggakamma.co.za Tel: 023 004 0077
Facebook: @KaggaKammaInstagram: @kagga_kamma 

Secret Falls Tulbagh

SETUP CAMP AMONG THE SECRET FALLS OF TULBAGH 

A camping trip to rejuvenate the senses

The Secret Falls Of Tulbagh is a camping and trail experience lit up by a lush mix of vibrant plant life in the mountainous region of Tulbagh. 

A fantastic spot to enjoy the setting with friends and family, and definitely a trip to rejuvenate your senses alongside Mother nature. Just over an hour away from the town centre, the Eco camp is surrounded by slopes, rock pools and streams.

Guests can hike along a majestic waterfall trail and visit The Waterval Nature Reserve for a sublime nature experience with the whole family. 

The camping area sets the bar for a relaxing getaway, a refreshing retreat for campers who cruise along the scenery by 4×4. If you prefer to travel by foot the entire area is your playground. This campsite and surrounding areas offer a spectacular view of wildlife and flowers, great for taking pictures and add to the camera roll.

Where: Winterhoek, Tulbagh,

Email: secretfalls@mweb.co.za Tel: 082 393 4704, WhatsApp 082 393 4704
Facebook: @SecretFallsTulbagh

 Tweede Tol

TWEEDE TOL

Tag along with your crew and reconnect with nature

Nestled in the Du Toitskloof Mountains in the scenic Limietberg Nature Reserve, is an idyllic location for camping with standard and private camping spots.

Book an overnight stay and take advantage of the surroundings coupled with great facilities and picnic sites. The campsite has 20 standard sites each with its own braai area. There are also six fenced-off campsites for guests wanting a more secluded stay.

The hiking trails include various walks and hikes spanning from the mountain to water features and pools, and historic sites and monuments. Guests can plan their walks along the Krom River Trail, Rockhopper Trail, and many of the surrounding features.

Permits are available at R50 per adult and R30 per child. Permits may be purchased at the reserve office or bookings can be made through CapeNature Central Reservations

Please note: Bookings must be made in advance. You can view the camping brochure on the Cape Nature website: www.capenature.co.za

Where: 267 Main St, Esterville, Paarl, 7646

Website: www.capenature.co.za Email: reservation.alert@capenature.co.za Tel: 021 483 0190
Facebook: @CapeNature1Instagram: @capenature

Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway

DWARSBERG TROUT HIDEAWAY

For the fly fishermen and mountain bikers

Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway encapsulates the spirit of camping, equipped for kid-friendly adventures and an unrivaled spot for adults to enjoy first-class camping facilities.

One of the best attractions has to be the mountain bike routes. Bring along your MTB crew to try out the scenic trails. Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway is also known for attracting fly fishing enthusiasts, offering anglers the chance to cast away in the Holsloot River.

Situated on a working fruit and wine farm in the Breede Valley and home to superb hiking trails, this site is tailored for kids and adults to indulge their sense of adventure and just have fun.

The venue has 11 campsites each with its own unique features and located in different parts of the site.

The campsite is a great home base to relax with loved ones, letting the kids relish the outdoors and taking some time out away from city life. A rare spot to and regarded as one of the best dry fly venues in the country. The campsite has caravan and tent areas, 30-minute to 4-hour hikes and offer an all-round camping excursion for everyone. 

To book your stay and for more information please visit www.trouthaven.co.za

Where: Dwarsberg, Rawsonville

Website: www.trouthaven.co.za Email: info@trouthaven.co.za Tel: 023 349 1919,  082 840 8376
Facebook: @DwarsbergTroutHideawayInstagram: @trouthavenofficial

 Franschhoek Camping

FRANSCHHOEK CAMPING

Motorhome camping at its best 

Franschhoek Camping features a charming accommodation spot to park your motorhome and spend quality in the glorious setting of Heuwelsig Farm.

Located 5km from the town, the sites are exclusively for motorhomes and vehicles with rooftop tents, calling all mobile campers to set their GPS for this stunning location.

Franschhoek Camping offers great space for guests to unwind and enjoy the countryside. Each site features portable braai facilities and a seating area. Guests can also take advantage of the Eco swimming pools, and book an exclusive E-bike experience along the valley.

Whether your travelling as a pair or adding few more guests to the mix, this is a unique camping adventure for all motorhome travellers. No ground tents are permitted.

Where: R45, La Motte Station Road, La Motte

Website: www.franschhoekcamping.co.za Email: heuwelsig@gmail.com Tel: 082 959 5836
Facebook: @HeuwelsigCottages | Instagram: @heuwelsigcottages

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