First Car Rental's Top 10 Camping Sites in South Africa Part 1

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Published: 17th June 2015
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South Africa's breathtaking landscape, amiable climate and amazing wildlife make an ideal setting for a thrilling camping experience. From the glorious sandstone cliffs in the Free State to the scintillating waters of the Magalies River in Gauteng, every South African province has something exciting to offer campers. For those of you who love soaking up the sights, sounds and serenity of nature, First Car Rental has put together a collection of the top 10 camping sites in South Africa.

1. Driehoek Farm, Western Cape
Located 240 kilometres from Cape Town on the N7, the Driehoek Farm nestles at the heart of the Cederberg Mountains and offers quite the picturesque camping site. This camping site makes the perfect base for hiking to well-known landmarks such as Tafelberg, Sneeuberg, the Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Arch. You can also enjoy swimming in the many wonderful pools nearby. The Driehoek Farm prides itself on cleanliness of the camping sites and its ablution facilities.
Prices: From R150 for up to 5 people
Contact: 027 482 2828

2. Tankwa Karoo National Park, Western Cape
The 143 600 hectare Tankwa Karoo National Park lies on the southern boundary of the Northern Cape with the Roggeveld Escarpment in the East, Cederberg in the West, and Klein Roggeveld Mountains in the South, and is home to a fascinating diversity of life. You can take in the rugged splendour or the Karoo at the two newly-developed camping sites in the Park. Surrounded by amazing moonscapes, mountainous cliffs and rich plant life you enjoy a rather rustic camping site that is unlike any other.
Price: From R100 for 2 people
Contact: 023 415 2828 / 9

3. Yellowwood Forest Campsite, Morgan Bay, Eastern Cape
If you are looking for a peaceful forested camping site, the Yellowwood Forest Campsite in Morgan Bay could be the perfect choice for you. The grass-covered, shady camping sites are an ideal pick for campers with kids. You can enjoy a guided tour on arrival, pick out interesting arts& crafts at the gift shop; and kids can enjoy themselves in the play area complete with a tree house with its rope swings, trap door and slide. The Yellowwood Forest camping site is where you go to enjoy the best side of great outdoors.
Price: From R170 for up to 6 persons
Contact: 043 8411598

4. Glen Reenen Rest Camp Golden Gate National Park, Free State
The 11 600 hectare Golden Gate National Park lies nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and is22km East of Clarens in Free State. The brilliant shades of gold that are cast by the sun on the sandstone cliffs of the Park certainly make it a place worth camping at. The Glen Reenen camping sites allow you the chance to be enthralled by the gorgeous views and admire local birdlife and game.
Price: From R165 for two persons
Contact: 012 428 9111

5. Magalies Sleepy River Campsite, Gauteng
Located just 60 minutes away from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Krugersdorp, Magalies Sleepy River Campsite gives you a quick getaway into a peaceful environment surrounded by lush vegetation. The massive shaded campsite on the banks of the Magalies River sets the perfect backdrop for your outdoor adventure. This campsite is a good base to visit the nearby Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves. You can also enjoy swimming and bird watching.
Price: From R100-00 per site per day
Contact: 072 674 2291

So, make sure you jump in and explore South Africa's top 10 camping sites with First Car Rental. With 46 branches nationwide, getting to the camping sites of your choice is easy.

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