5 cool campsites in the Overberg

Posted on 18 October 2022

Nothing beats breaking away from the bustling city, and we’ve found five campsites in the Overberg that are perfect for a weekend away.

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Imagine ending off the day by telling stories around the campfire and braaing marshmallows. Falling asleep, listening to crashing waves and waking up to chirping birds.

Here are our top picks.

While you’re in the Overberg region, perhaps you should check out the best things to do in Gansbaai.

1. Kogel Bay Resort

Kogel Bay Resort

Picture: Kogel Bay Resort/ Facebook

Kogel Bay Resort sits between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els and borders a 4 km stretch of sandy beach. Scattered with picnic spots and braai pits on the entire campsite. Whether you swim in the ocean, read on the beach, or go hiking in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, no matter how you spend your time, it’s a great destination for camping with family or friends.

  • Location: R44, Helderberg Rural, Cape Town
  • Contact: 021 850 4172
  • Website: capetown.gov.za

2. Kam’Bati River Resort

Kam’Bati River Resort

Picture: Kam’Bati River Resort/ Online

Kam’Bati River Resort is situated in the most beautiful part of the Overberg, on a private farm next to the Breede River, a lush-green campsite under huge bluegum trees.

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With a range of activities to choose from on the resort, from canoeing on the Breede river, putt-putt, hiking and cycling trails and several slides at the pool for children to enjoy!

  • Location: Kam’Bati River Resort, Jubileeskraal, Swellendam
  • Website: www.oena.co.za

3. Disakloof Camping


Picture: Disakloof Camping/ Facebook

Disakloof is situated at the foot of the mountain in Betty’s Bay and hiking lovers will adore the exciting trails. There are many ways that campers tackle camping, whether you want to braai, play volleyball or enjoy some time with your kids at their jungle gym, Disakloof has all the facilities which tick off all the right boxes for camp lovers.

4. Palmiet Caravan Park

palmiet caravan

Picture: Palmiet Caravan Park/ Facebook

Palmiet Caravan Park has something to offer everyone and you can choose between swimming, white water rafting, tubing and canoeing. It’s beautifully grassed and terraced with well-established trees and shrubs to divide the camping spots, providing them with shade and privacy.

5. Strandskloof Caravan Park

Strandskloof Caravan Park

Picture: Strandkloof Park/Online

Located amidst beautiful melkhout trees and fynbos, nestled against the Franskraal Mountain with a view of Dyer Island, Strandskloof Caravan Park provides campers with waking up to the cry of the fish eagle nesting in the kloof. Relax in a cool or heated pool or challenge your kids to a round of putt-putt; there’s something for the whole family to do.

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