There’s something special about camping, from getting up early and exploring the grounds to spending the day swimming and playing games, and finally ending off the day sitting around a campfire listening to stories told by adults.

These are the magical adventures your kids will remember forever.

Start creating lasting memories with these kid-friendly camping spots:

Kleine Eike Estate:

Picture: Kleine Eike Estate

Kleine Eike Estate is situated in Greyton, two hours from Cape Town. Kleine Eike is truly a piece of heaven on earth with lovely, laid-out campsites, lush lawns, and a refreshing river for swimming and tubing. Take a walk around the estate and explore, or pay a visit to the farm animals who come up to the fences to greet you.

The bathrooms offer hot showers and are always spotlessly clean. Wood and ice are sold with an honesty system in place, and each campsite has an electric hook-up.


Montagu Guano Cave:

Picture: Montagu Guano Caves

A wonderland for the kids and is just 3 hours from Cape Town. Montagu Guano Cave has activities to keep the kids busy all day. From a petting zoo and horse rides to swimming and water activities to Jeep and tractor rides. They also have a restaurant on site that serves up wood-fired pizzas and burgers.

Each campsite offers an electric point and fresh water tap. The bathrooms have recently been upgraded.


Rivierplaas Campsite:

Picture: Rivierplaas Campsite

Situated on the banks of the Breede River, an hour and a half drive from Cape Town is the peaceful Rivierplass Campsite, which offers lawns and play areas for the children to enjoy. Activities include swimming, a foefie slide into the river, tubing, canoes, and rafting, as well as a 2.5km hiking trail.

Rivierplaas stocks basic camping necessities such as ice, firewood, blitz, Tabard, and bottled water. The campsite has hot water but no electricity.


Kam’Bati River Resort:

Picture: Kam’Bati River Resort

Kam’Bati River Resort is situated on a farm called Jubileeskraal in the Overberg, just under three hours from Cape Town. The campsites are located on lush grass with electricity points and clean bathrooms.

The resort is secluded, safe and child-friendly, with a range of activities to keep the little ones entertained, such as putt-putt, cycling and hiking trails, canoeing and water slides that provide hours of fun.


Berg River Resort:

Picture: Berg River Resort

The Berg River Resort, as the name suggests, is located on the banks of the Berg River, a mere hour’s drive from Cape Town, and offers camping spots with electrical points and entertainment and activities for the whole family.

The facilities include an Olympic-size as well as a kids-size swimming pool, waterslides, jungle gyms, volleyball, rollerskating, trampolines, putt-putt, a pool table and so much more.


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This article was originally written and published by Adrienne Bredeveldt for Cape {town} Etc. 

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