Thinking of South Africa brings in the vision of immaculate forests and wildlife with large spaces of wide open skies. This makes South Africa a great place for campers. Here are 5 camping hot spots of South Africa that promise the best of everything to its visitors.
1. Ngepi Camp, Namibia
Located in the highlands of the Okavango delta, the Ngepi Camp of Namibia is set on an island nestled between the Mahango and the Bwabwata National Parks. This camping site is a paradise with its swampy backwaters and the flooded plains. It is teaming with wildlife and is for those who love to experience the natural beauty in all its splendor.
2. Mahai, Northern Drakensberg
Located in the Royal Natal National Park, this camping ground can host up to 400 campers at a time. The park is characterized by the presence of the famous amphitheatre rock that stands tall above the Thukela valley. This campsite has all amenities including electricity and communal services. Camping and RV facilities are available here. Hiking, biking, rock climbing and horse riding can be done at this campsite. Fishing being allowed here makes it a great spot for family or group picnics.
3. Storms River, Garden Route
Situated in the heart of the Tsitsikamma forest, this campsite is a prime location for adventure lovers. While the proximity to the sea makes it an ideal place for water sports such as surfing, the forest provides wildlife sightings that are a lifetime experience to its visitors.
4. Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Situated in the world famous Kruger National Park, this camp is probably the most loved and most visited among all the campsites in the Park. It is a toast to the wildlife lovers as it has everything from the mammals to the exotic birds in its confines. Apart from camping and caravanning one can also rent out the chalets. Chalets are cabin-like huts that give the visitor all the comforts of a temperature-controlled space. Campers can also treat themselves to hiking, biking and ATV drives around designated trails and loops. Wildlife sightings are very common and hence a wonderful place to visit.
5. Driehoek Farm, Cederberg
Located in the heart of Cederberg, this camping site is the most loved of all in this area. The river is very close to the camping site and offers many scenic spots for a picnic. While at the farm, one can enjoy long walks and also visit some of the historic and heritage sites that surround it. Some of them are – Wolfberg Arch, the Maltese Cross, Welbedacht Cave, Sneeuberg, and Tafelberg. If you are lucky enough then sighting a Cape Leopard will be your treat for visiting the Driehoek Farm.