Camp at the coast
One of the most beautiful sea-side camping sites is Tietiesbaai in the Columbine Nature Reserve.
On the west coast near Paternoster, and 20km from Vredenburg.
The Columbine Nature Reserve is only about 260 hectares, and spans the coastline.
Look out for the last manually controlled lighthouse erected in South Africa. It was built in 1936 and stand about 80 meter above sea level. The light can be seen from 50km distance.
Here is the tip: Avoid the Easter and December holiday. Take your hiking boots!
60 sites; maximum of 6 people per site.
Camp in the mountains
Beaverlac, near Poterville in the Western Cape is in a protected setting.
It boasts beautiful natural rock pools for swimming.
Here is the tip: Always check accessibility. Fires in the region will result in the camp site being closed for safety reasons. No electricity. You need to book a camp site. Recommend 4x4 to access the site.
No day visitors are allowed, so you are sure to have a peaceful time.
Camp at the riverside
DeHoop camp site in the Richtersveld Transfronteir National Park is situated on the banks of the Orange River. Only 12 sites with a maximum of 6 people per site. Sites are not designated – find a spot you like.
Here is the tip: Bring everything you need, including drinking water.
There are cold water showers only. Secluded site. Needs a 4x4 vehicles.