Imagine waking up to a breath-taking view of the Transkei and going for a hike; or taking a long walk on the pristine beaches of the Western Cape? Immersing yourself in nature in the Namaqua National Park or hiking through the Tankwa Karoo?
Camping is one of the best ways to truly experience the beauty of South Africa and it comes with a series of benefits too, including reduced stress, Vitamin D exposure and less air pollution. Here is a list of the some of the absolute best camping spots to take advantage of this summer, and all the camping essentials to take with you, available through Game’s summer deals promotion.
Mahai River Campsite, Royal Natal National Park
An amazing campsite set in one of the Drakensberg’s most beautiful valleys, this is a must visit for hikers (novice or beginner) and those who love to fly fish. What to pack: The Campmaster Dome tent which sleeps 3. Don’t forget to bring associated camping stools with you for your storytelling around the fire.
Tietiesbaai Beach Camp, West Coast
A favourite when it comes to rough and ready camping next to the sea, this camp site is suited to the rugged outdoor lover. Expect cold showers and no electricity but a chance to really embrace nature. What to pack: No electricity means LED lanterns are needed , including the extremely useful Zoomable LED headlamps . Bring a bit of comfort with you with the Discovery inflatable Airbed .
Buccaneers is located on the spectacular Wild Coast featuring the giant sand dunes of Cintsa Beach. With a variety of activities including beaching, swimming, mountain biking or horse riding, Cintsa is ideal for a fun-filled camping holiday with friends. What to pack: Beach shade is a must, so the Gazebo Central Lock 3×3 .These Kiddies hooded beach towels are also a win this summer.
Augrabies Rest Camp, Augrabies Falls National Park
Augrabies National Park is famous for its majestic main waterfall which, on average, flows over 300 cubic metres of water per second down its 56m-high face. For a quick camping trip or weekend away, this is the perfect destination for trail lovers and mountain bikers. What to pack: A weekend away is nothing without an eggs and bacon done on the Grillogas reversible Braai, done under the share of the Campmaster Gazebo .
De Hoop Campsite, Richtersveld
The Orange River offers the best of South Africa, with plentiful bush and the beauty of the river. De Hoop Campsite is definitely one for the more experienced camper. It offers a brilliantly rustic environment, literally in the middle of nowhere between South Africa and Namibia. What to pack: The perfect camping experience means having the perfect tent, the Big Blop 5P sleeper , to enhance your experience, bring along some creature comforts like the camping LED Lantern ; the camping classic chair and the Campmaster sleeping bag . With these, you’ll feel right at home.