The rustic camp sites are situated near some beautiful rock formations, a natural ''rock garden'' in fact, with many indigenous species of trees, shrubs, succulents, mosses, and other plants. In February the aloes are in full bloom and their bright red flowers are quite a spectacular site. The rocks have been shaped by wind and water over millenia.
Lichen cover large patches of the rocks, and the various colours of these are beautiful to those who appreciate the beauty that Mother Nature brings.
The camp sites have access to the rock garden, which have a number of natural ''seats'' under the trees where you can read, relax, meditate, or just enjoy the views.
From the camp sites you will have a fine view of Kasteelberg, Koringberg, and part of the Swartland. Walk up the slope behind you and you can spot Table Mountain and the Hottentots Holland Mountains in the distance.
Things to do
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Climate / Weather
We are situated at an elevation of more than 600 meters above sea level (i.e. about 400 meters higher than the nearby town of Piketberg) so our summer temperatures are generally more pleasant than that of the Swartland, but during the other seasons it can become quite chilly. Therefore you are advised to bring sufficient warm clothes, and especially warm sleeping gear, as the nights can be cold.
''Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”
Bokmakierie "Caravan Chalet"
A revamped 1961 vintage Jurgens 13B caravan under shade netting comprises this unique ''caravan cottage''. It gives new meaning to the word ''cosy''. It sleeps 2 adults (on a double bed) and 2 small children on bunk beds. The caravan is fully equipped, except for bedding, towels and other personal items. The kitchen is equipped with pots and pans, and cutlery and crockery for six people. A sink, a 2-plate gas stove, camp chairs and tables are all provided.
Ideal for new campers who do not have all the necessary equipment, or for anybody who likes camping but do not the like the hassles of setting up and breaking down camp. We will, however, need a day's notice to get everything ready for you. A minimum of two nights stay is required.
A shower is available, with hot water provided by a large gas geyser. A dry (composting) toilet is provided.
Hangklip Camp Site
A terraced camp site situated close to the rock formation where it got its name from. There are 5 terraces, some large enough to accommodate caravans, off-road trailers and larger tents, if you plan to come as a group. The site is ideal for campers who are fully equipped with all the necessary camping gear and equipment.
A shower is available, with hot water provided by a large gas geyser. A dry (composting) toilet is provided. If your group consists of 6 (paying) campers or more you can have the exclusive use of the ablution facilities at this site.
''Die Denne" Camp Site
A terraced and partly grassed camp site situated under old pine trees, which provide some welcome shade during the hot summer months. The lawn and terraced areas are big enough to accommodate up to about 12 - 16 small tents or about 3 larger tents, if you plan to come as a group.
The communal roofed kitchen area is partly fenced by wooden slats and shade netting, which gives some protection from the mountain winds and rain. A sink is provided and a 2-plate gas stove may be available on request.
A shower is available, with hot water provided by a gas geyser. A dry (composting) toilet is provided. If your group consists of 6 (paying) campers or more you can have the exclusive use of the ablution facilities and kitchen at this site.
Bokmakierie ''Caravan Chalet'': R100/ person/ night. School children half price and pre-school children free. (Minimum of two nights; minimum fee: R400)
Camp sites: R60/ person/ night. School children half price and pre-school children free. (Minimum fee: R240)
SPECIAL OFFER of R30/ person/ night for groups (e.g. school, church or other groups) of 20 or more (paying) persons staying for at least 2 nights.
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