The rising cost of just about everything got us wondering about the holidays and affordable accommodation. If you love the outdoors then this is a perfect suggestion for you. Camping is the most cost effective way to explore the Cape. We’ve put together a list of our favourite caravan and camping spots in Cape Town.
1. Montagu Caravan Park
In the quiet and harmornious Montagu town is where you will find this luxurious resort. The resort boasts luxury wooden huts and cottages which are equipped with modern furniture. Visitors can enjoy the Lover’s Walk which is one of the main attractions of the town. The Nature Garden with its diverse flora is an eye catcher. Paddling and fishing on the nearby dam are some of the activities that campers can enjoy.
Where: 1 Middle St & Brown St, Montagu, Cape Town
2. Soetwater Resort
Also known as Sweetwater resort, Soetwater lies between the sea and Slangkop mountain. The area features in the Cape Peninsula Protected Natural Environment because it is home to some of South Africa’s endangered species. Oyster-catchers and otters live near the resort. Boasting over 200 electrified and unelectrified camps, it is perfect for picnics and braais. Visitors can enjoy a safe swim in the two large tidal pools.
Where: Lighthouse Rd, Outside, Cape Town
Contact: 021 783 5914
3. Chapmans Peak Caravan Park
Situated on the slopes of the famous Chapman’s Peak mountain, the site is surrounded by beautiful trees that attract different species of birds, making it a bird-watcher’s heaven. Named after the world-famous mountain, it is home to a number of animals so don’t be surprised when you see turkeys and ducks waddling around. The view of the Noordoek beach which is located at the north end of the Chappies drive will help you relax and connect with nature.
Where Main Road, Noordhoek
Contact 021 789 1225
4. Millers Point Caravan Park
Located just 5km outside Simon’s Town which is home to South Africa’s Navy, the site gives you access to the beautiful Boulder’s Beach where you can watch penguins waddling back and forth. Big benches are positioned perfectly on the green lush lawns which allows you to enjoy the magnificent view of False Bay. The historical Mortello Tower is also within reach. Unfortunately the place has only 16 stands, so hurry up to reserve a spot.
Where: The Row St, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Contact: 021 786 6012
5. Sunnyacres Caravan Park
Located in the Sunnydale Vale, flanked by indigenous fynbos vegetation, Sunnyacres is your ultimate holiday destination. Find time for horse riding, yes there are horses on site. With Noordhoek’s Long Beach close by, sunbathers can watch surfers riding the waves. A walk on the mountain will do well to feed your adventurous spirit. Bring your swimwear for a dip in the swimming pool. Rabbits can be seen hopping in the fields and your pets are also welcome too.
Where Juniper Way, Capri, Cape Town
Contact 021 785 1653