If you are looking for your next perfect camping getaway, look no further than the Cederberg campsite. Named after the endangered Clanwilliam cedar tree, which is native to the area. This beautiful mountain range is approximately 300km North of Cape Town, just outside the town of Clanwilliam. The breathtaking scenery is known for its majestic rock formations and Khoi San rock art. Making it the ideal escape from the noise of modern-day life.

With so much to offer it is no surprise that there are many great camping sites available in the Cederberg. That is why we decided to make this list of the campsites available in the Cederberg mountains. To ensure you find the perfect Cederberg campsite so you have the ideal mountain getaway.

Enjo Nature farm

If you are looking for the best Cederberg campsite that is off the beaten tourist track. Then look no further than Enjo Nature farm, Located in the beautiful Biedouw Valley just 30 min away from the small town of Wupperthal. This unspoiled valley offers a secluded oasis in the Cederberg mountains that is known for its Spring wild flowers from July to September. 

While there are self-catering cottages available on the farm for those who don’t enjoy camping. The best way to experience the natural beauty of the area is on one of their three private riverside campsites. These sites are wonderfully shady, with partial grass and partial sand on the site grounds. Each site includes water access, an electrical outlet and a braai area, and is able to accommodate a maximum of 4 people. There is a communal ablution hut that includes a hot water shower, kitchen sink and toilet. There is also an honesty shop at the main farmhouse offering drinks and numerous homemade goodies. Additionally, there is a deck over the spring-fed dam perfect for a lazy afternoon or for stargazing. These sites cost R130 per adult per night, and R25 for children under 12 years of age.

There is also a wealth of activities available at this Cederberg campsite. There are many opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the area including mountain biking, 4×4, and hiking trails. Including the Sevilla Rock Art trail nearby or a hike up to the farm’s natural spring. There is also swimming and other water activities like canoeing in the river and dam. Alternatively, if you need a break from the outdoors there is a game room with board games, a dart board and a pool table. Additionally, there are sheep and tame horses on the farm that can be a delight for the children. On top of all of this campsite is also pet friendly, as dogs are allowed in the Cederberg mountains, making it the perfect getaway for the entire family. With so much to offer it is easy to see why Enjo Nature farm is at the top of our list.

Algeria Campsite

Located on the Rondegat River banks this Cederberg campsite offers peaceful grassy areas to camp on. This gives you a chance to really reconnect with nature especially as they don’t allow music, radios, or television, or tolerate any rowdy campers. Ensuring you can enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the Cederberg mountains undisturbed.

Algeria campsite has a total of 48 sites for tents and caravans, each able to accommodate up to 6 people, with 2 cars per site. These sites are grassy and provide plenty of shade to escape the heat and relax. Each site includes power points for all your essential electronics and includes a braai and picnic area. The sites have communal ablution facilities with showers and a bath in the woman’s block. These campsites cost R200 during off-peak season, with an additional charge of R65 per person per night, and R480 during peak season. These campsites provide the essentials ensuring you can enjoy your time in nature away from the modern world.

As far as activities are concerned this Cederberg campsite does not disappoint. There are numerous hiking trails including the Middelberg waterfall hike, that takes you to a breathtaking waterfall. There are even the Stadraal Caves and Truitjieskraal hikes that have wonderful rock art to enjoy. Alternatively for the more adventurous, there are two mountain-biking trails, rock climbing, and bouldering available. Back at the campsite, there is a beautifully clear swimming hole to cool off in after a day’s activities, and even a jungle gym to entertain the kids. Algeria campsite truly is the perfect gateway to enjoy all the Cederberg mountains have to offer.

Kromrivier Cederberg Park

Last on our list but certainly not least is the Kromrivier Cederberg campsite. This campsite is located in the heart of the Cederberg Conservancy on the banks of the Krom river. This provides the perfect locale to experience all that this majestic mountain range has to offer.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains this campsite offers a more luxurious camping experience. They have 18 campsites along the river banks with plenty of shade under the Oak trees each able to accommodate a maximum of 8 people. Each site has its own private ablution facility with hot water and a shower. There is also a sink, power outlet, and braai facilities at each site. There is even complimentary wifi provided at each site. The campsite rates start at R180 per person per night depending on the season, which is worth it as they include many of the modern comforts we’ve grown accustomed to.

This Cederberg campsite also has many activities available. For those wanting to experience nature, there are hiking and mountain biking trails, with great birdwatching opportunities. There is also horseback riding and rock climbing for those looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush. There are also rock pools for swimming and fishing spots along the river. Alternatively, if you want to experience the local food and culture the Kromrivier Vineyard is close by selling their famous wine or the Nieuw Brew craft beer brewery. This truly is a luxurious Cederberg campsite with a great deal to offer no matter your preferences.

These are our picks for the 3 best Cederberg campsites. We hope this list has helped you find the perfect campsite to suit your needs. So if you want to see the spectacular beauty of the Cederberg mountains be sure to visit one of these sites. To ensure you have a Cederberg campsite experience that you will never forget.

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