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  Situated along the N7 at the top of Piekenierskloof Pass, Kardoesie has been offering travellers a place to stop over to stretch the legs on a trip or a weekend getaway since 1997. The countrystop and campsite are on the popular N7 “West Coast Way” just an hour and a half drive from Cape Town. Come pitch your tent, caravan or motorhome and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Renosterhoek Valley, and mesmerising sunsets! If you are old enough to remember, a ‘Kardoes(ie)’ is the name for the brown paper bag in which groceries would be packed. A kardoesie

Ou Skip is a Coastal Resort only 26km from Cape Town and within easy reach of the West Coast and wine routes. All 206 sites have electricity and are set in 20 hectares of parkland – right opposite the Atlantic Ocean. There are five ablution blocks, laundry facilities, a shop (in season) and a gas station. Guests can enjoy the half-Olympic size pool and a kiddies pool, entertainment hall and conference hall. Putt-Putt, trampolines, table tennis and pool table. We have a 24 x 7 security operation and the resort is also protected by surrounding electric fencing. – Hover on

To contact this resort for their special you saw advertised, kindly use the enquiry form below. T&C’s apply. This resort is situated in Riversdale, a bustling little town located on the N2 highway between Cape Town and George. Our famous Dibiki hospitality and splendid facilities will ensure that your stay with us is a comfortable one. You will also have the well-known Sleeping Beauty mountain peak in the Langeberg Mountain watching over you. We offer grassed camping sites, some with private ablution and one-bedroom chalets for accommodation. The large swimming pool, baby pool and braai facilities are in a separate

The wild horses that freely roam the wetlands of the Rooisand Nature reserve just 5km outside of Kleinmond, in the Overstrand-area, decided to venture closer and closer to the town’s main beach and left many locals surprised this morning (21 May 2020) when they were spotted during the Covid-19 Level 4 exercise time period. The horses who normally don’t come so close to the town looked very at ease when locals gathered around to take pictures of this surreal sighting. These horses are very special and are the only herd of wild horses that occupy a wetland habitat in the

The resort of the month: April/May 2020 Location: Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Western Cape One thing you will enjoy is the pristine campsite with a backdrop of willow trees set in beautifully scenic surroundings. We were blown away on our arrival at Slanghoek Mountain Resort, situated close to Rawsonville, as it is such a beautiful place established in a picture-perfect setting. Surrounded by the Slanghoek Mountains – that looks like a cutout from a landscape in an award-winning coffee table book – the Slanghoek campsite is certainly one of the most picturesque places I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. The main Slanghoek

A leopard with her cubs was recently captured on a camera trap by Geo Parks & Sons Timber Merchants in the Garden Route. Following centuries of persecution, leopard in the Cape area are now restricted to mountain habitat and seeing them outside of national parks has nothing to do with the #lockdown, seeing as leopards have been living in the Cape and Garden Route area long before the lockdown- even long before human settlement. They are among the smallest leopard in the world, with males weighing an average of 35kg, compared to 58kg in Kruger. Many of us have a

A serious dose of cabin fever had built up and I was off on my first adventure of 2020. My escapade began when I fetched the Isuzu D-Max with a rooftop tent in Cape Town and ambled up the N2 to my home in Greyton. This gave me a chance to pack all my cameras and camping gear. After a pit stop or rather a pie stop, in Riviersonderend, I headed on to Montagu to my first campsite of the trip. I love turning left off the N2 at Stormsvlei, for the scenic drive across to Bonnievale and on to

If you want to get away and leave your busy city life behind for a few days, then Rivierplaas will suit you, your whole family and your dogs. Yes, Rivierplaas might be free of electricity but they allow dogs and other non-aggressive animals. The campsite is situated on a working farm on the banks of the Bree River, a mere hour and a half drive from Cape Town, nestled in the area of Scherpenheuwel, south of Worcester. The camping stands are large, grassed and privacy is accentuated by purpose-built hedges of loquat. Large trees offer good shade in the hot

I was on my way to Jackal Creek some four kilometres from the coffee shop on the R364 to Clanwilliam. Jackals Creek is another of those wonderful conglomerations only the West Coast could produce. Firstly, the oversized, big white rondawel is a pub, art gallery, wedding venue, restaurant, or just the home of local character Curnall. Writing a note, I asked Curnall what his surname was. His immediate answer was, “Moneyflower”. Looking a bit puzzled, he gave me what I was to learn was one of his signature laughs, “No man it’s, Gelderbloem.” I liked him from the start. Jackal

The Jongensfontein Caravan Park is the flagship of the Hessequa Municipality, and with good reason. It’s simply wow! This thickly grassed and tiered gem of a campsite is set right on the beach and offers everything you’d want in a holiday location – it’s as safe as houses. What’s more, there is not an electric fence in sight in Jongensfontein. The campsite itself is carefully manicured with power points and water close on hand. The stands are large and, given the surrounding beauty with sea views and blue skies, you’ll need to book early in season as this campsite bursts

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