There are a lot of Cape Town campsites that would make a vacation to Cape Town worth it. A campsite is a place for camping, especially for people who are on holiday. Lets look at the top few cape town campsites that you have to consider for your next trip.

To help you find your next camping adventure, we have updated this article with more must-see Cape Town campsites. Ensuring there is always a new adventure waiting. Last updated 13 June 2023

Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway

Cape Town Campsites, Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway

The Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway in one of the Cape Town Campsites where you can have lots of privacy. They have 11 campsites right next to the Holsloot river that is meant for 15 to 30 people.

Each campsite has its own private ablution block. Each of the campsites also include a braai area. Enjoy some swimming in the river in the warmer months.

The best thing you can do at this trout hideaway is to fish for Trout. They have a catch and release policy. However, this is still the perfect camping site in Cape Town for fishing.

The Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway is also available for weddings where you can get married under the Oak trees in front of the venue. They can host up to 180 people for a wedding and they have an outside dancing area.

Take beautiful pictures with the backdrop of the mountains. They also boast Cottages, POD houses, 4X4 Campsite and a Bistro.

Costs for camping

R240pp during the week and +- R500pp over the weekend out of season.

Cottages are R500pp during the week and R720 over the weekend out of season.

!Khwa Ttu

!Khwa Ttu bush camp, one of the Cape Town Campsites

!Khwa ttu is located near Yzerfontein, about 1 hour from Cape Town.

!Khwa ttu is a San Heritage site that offers tours of the San culture. You can learn about the San in a museum, through movies and through stories told by real San people.

The bush camp has 5 tents that have already been put up. Each tent sleeps 2 people on 2 single beds and contains a small lounge area. It also has a covered stoep with a table and chairs.

A communal ablution block, kitchen and braai area is there for everyone to use. Midweek and weekend camps are available while you learn about the San People.

Costs of camping

R325 per person per night and includes breakfast.

Oewerzicht, Greyton

Oewerzicht accommodation and wedding venue is a Cape Town campsite just outside of Greyton. They have a wedding venue, farmstyle cottages, tented accommodation or a camping site.

Oewerzicht is a camping site around Cape Town.

Oewersicht has a total of 25 grass campsites, with beautiful and neat ablution blocks, power points and braais. Remember to take your own braai grid.

The river offers great fun for people of all ages. You are allowed to swim and canoe in the river. However, you will have to take your own canoe.

They have various hiking trials on the farm. Additionally, there is a challenging mountain biking trial that stretches 20km.

You can order a wood fired hot tub for your campsite that is portable. You will need to contact them beforehand to arrange. Definitely one of the top Cape Town campsites.

Costs of camping

R450 per campsite per night (up to 4 people) and R90 per extra person per night. They also have a retro caravan for R600 per night for 2 people.


Rivierplaas is a campsite that focus on the peace and quite of nature. That is why they do not allow any music or parties.

Rivierplaas, one of the top Cape Town Campsites

There is no electricity on this magestic campsite on the Breede river, only 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town. They are located in Scherpenheuwel, which is South of Worcester.

They do allow pets at R150 extra per night, so do your dog a favour and take them camping at the Breede river.

One of the great activities that Rivierplaas offers is a canoe day trip. Spend the whole day on the Breede river in a canoe for only R500pp. A maximum of 10 people are allowed.

They have a foefie slide accross the river, hiking trials, mountain biking, and fishing.

Cost of camping

This is one of the top Cape Town campsites that we recommend. Costs per campsite (up to 5 adults) ranges from R725 per night to R1300 per night. Make sure you book way before you want to go as they are fully booked a few weeks in advance.

22 Waterfalls

22 Waterfalls is a great camping site hidden away at the foot of the Olifantsrivier Mountains just outside of Porterville. 90 minutes drive from Cape Town. It has majestic views over the valley of Porterville and the Piketberg in Swartland.

22 Waterfalls is one of the top Cape Town Campsites.

They have a few Cape Town campsites, some with electricity and some without electricity. Take your own braai grid.

Activities include hiking (to the 22 waterfalls) surrounded by indigenous fynbos. While hiking you have the chance to see some wildlife like the Klipspringer, Cape Leopard, Ribbok and a lot of birds. The waterfalls are fed by springs throughout the whole year.

Fresh water bass fishing at the farm dams.

Mountain bike trials, some of which are challenging or technical. Also includes a family-friendly trial.

Lots of farm animals for the kids to see as this is still a working farm.

Cost of camping

R350 per stand with electricity for up to 4 people. Arrangement can be made for families of 5.

R300 per stand without electricity.


One of the more rustic Cape Town campsites is at Orange-Ville Guesthouse. This lovely campground is surrounded by vineyards and horse farms in the heart of the Stellenbosch mountains. All of this is just an hour and a half drive from Cape Town.

Small lapa  alongside some neat rows of small trees, mountains stand majestically in the background,  one of many beautiful Cape Town campsites

They have a total of 5 grassy campsites with clean ablution facilities and an electrical plug point. There is also Wifi available and braai facilities to enjoy the evenings around a fire.

The area offers many great activities including numerous hiking and mountain biking trails. These offer a chance to challenge yourself or enjoy a more casual trail to just relax in nature.

There are also many wine farms in the area. Many of these have some wonderful tasting experiences allowing you to sample the farm’s wine offerings.

Additionally, there is a swimming pool at this accommodation, which is perfect for escaping the heat of a hot summer’s day. The use of the pool is included in the camping fees, the pool is unsupervised so children must be accompanied by adults.

Cost of camping

R300 per campsite, which sleeps 2-3 guests. There is also an optional breakfast which is R100 per person per day.

The guest house does also offer cottages, chalets, and suites if you want a bit more modern comfort.

People also ask

What is the cheapest camp?

The cheapest camp in the Western Cape that we wrote about is 22 Waterfalls. You can camp from R350 per campsite per night for 4 people. Or, if you really want to go cheap, you can get the same without electricity for only R300 per night.

Where can you camp for free in South Africa?

There is no campsite in South Africa where you can camp for free. However, there are a lot of low cost campsites in South Africa where you can pitch your tent for less than the average price of rent per night.

Is wild camping allowed in South Africa?

Not officially. You can’t go wild camping in South Africa. However, you can ask some friends who have farms if you can hike and camp on their farms. Or, go to the Drakensburg and arrange to camp in the berg. That is as wild as it gets.

Can you camp anywhere in South Africa?

No, you can’t just pitch your tent anywhere in South Africa. You will have to arrange with a private land owner to camp on their property.

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