Camping Sites

CAMPING SPOTS-Namibia Part 1

NOLENE KOTZE explores some of Namibia’s most captivating campsites, where you can find solace under starlit skies, encounter fascinating wildlife, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Firm family favourites

Family camping trips can be tricky. Sitting around a campsite all day, content with taking in and appreciating the natural beauty while you do nothing more exhausting than simply relaxing and staring into the campfire, is not everybody’s cup of tea. Some campers – especially the younger generation and the little ones – prefer plenty of action, activities and facilities to keep them busy. It is precisely because they have so much to offer visitors that Forever Resorts are so popular. With resorts spread across the country there is something to suit everyone’s taste. In addition, they bear the stamp of approval from Rikus Truter, of Lekker Kampplekke.

Dinokeng dreams

The Dinokeng Reserve, on Jozi’s doorstep, needs no introduction. The Big Five hang out there, you can go on self-drive game drives, and there’s a large variety of campsites – both fenced and unfenced. We pick our top five.

A gem amongst Mountains of gold

Upon first inspection, the Lydenburg (Mashishing) area doesn’t seem like an overly attractive destination for a weekend getaway. It serves as more of a stopover on the way to the Kruger and is regularly outshined by its sister town, Dullstroom. However, nestled in between the goldfields of the Steenkampsberg and Mauchsberg mountain ranges is a true gem – the Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge & Hatchery. ANTON WILLEMSE JNR reveals more.

An unexpected joy

ving the relaxation and recharging that only camping can bring. The Willemse family share their experience at Jabula Bush Camp in Dinokeng.

Get eco-friendly when camping

Camping has become increasingly popular in South Africa, especially as people want to escape that locked-in feeling and frustrations the nationwide lockdown entails. The lockdown

Hassle-free camping

Famed angling writer and host of The Contented Countryman podcast, Nigel “Fennel” Hudson firmly believes that cooking and eating food outdoors makes it taste infinitely

Last true wilderness

Travelling to the land of waterfalls and large lakes, George and Marlene van Deventer from Trans Africa Self Drive Adventures and Tours again realised that