Like many things these days, going on holiday gets more expensive with every year as prices for flight tickets and accommodation increase, meaning that planning a low-budget vacation with friends or family isn’t as easy as it used to be.

However, despite this, camping and caravanning trips remain the kind of holidays you can count on to be a little cheaper.

We have compiled a list of our favourite spots that are the most cost-effective way to explore the natural beauty of the cape.

1. Montagu Caravan Park

Nestled in the quaint town of Montagu is this family-friendly resort. The resort boasts luxury and wooden huts and cottages, a pool with a waterslide and a site for campers and caravaners to park off at. Visitors can enjoy the Lover’s Walk which is one of the main attractions of the town, and visit one of its nearby wineries to taste some of Montagu’s famous Muscadel wines. The diverse flora in the Nature Garden is eye-catching and in abundance. Paddling and fishing on the nearby dam and horseriding are just some of the outdoor pursuits that visitors can enjoy.

Address: 1 Middle St & Brown St, Montagu, Cape Town

Contact: 023 614 3034

Website: www.montagucaravanpark.co.za

 

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2. Soetwater Resort

Also known as Sweetwater resort, Soetwater lies between the sea and Slangkop mountain. The resorts is in an area which is part of the Cape Peninsula Protected Natural Environment, being home to some of South Africa’s endangered species. Oyster-catchers and otters live near the resort. Boasting over 200 campsites, Soetwater is perfect for picnics and braais. Visitors can enjoy a safe swim in the two large tidal pools.

Address: Lighthouse Rd, Kommetjie, Cape Town

 

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3. Chapman’s Peak Caravan Park

Situated on the slopes of the famous Chapman’s Peak mountain in Noordhoek, this caravan park is surrounded by beautiful trees that attract various species of birds, making it a bird-watcher’s heaven. It also happens to be the home of various farm animals, so don’t be surprised when you see a few turkeys and ducks waddling around.

The view of Noordoek beach, which is located at the northern end of the Chappies drive, will help you relax and connect with nature.

Camping at the site cost a R90 site fee and R80 per person.

Address: Main Road, Noordhoek

Contact 021 789 1225

Website: www.capestay.co.za/chapmans-peak

 

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 4. Millers Point Caravan Park

Located just 5km outside seaside Simon’s Town which is home to South Africa’s Navy, Millers Point Caravan Park gives you easy access to the beautiful Boulders Beach where you can watch penguins shuffling back and forth on the sand. Big benches are positioned perfectly on the lush green lawns to allow visitors to enjoy the magnificent view of False Bay. The historical Martello Tower is also within reach. Unfortunately, the park has only 16 caravan stands, so get your reservation in early to secure a spot.

Address: The Row St, Muizenberg, Cape Town

Contact: 021 786 6012

 

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5. Mountain Breeze Caravan Park 

Take a short drive out of the city to the Mountain Breeze Caravan Park. This place not only houses a caravan park fitted with electrical amenities, but also cottages and chalets. There is adequate cold and hot water at the available showering facilities and nearby water points.

Address: Stellenbosch, 7600, Western Cape, South Africa, R44, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch

Contact: 021 880 0200

Website: www.mountainbreezeresort.co.za

 

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