Braai and Camping

Kogel Bay resort is a beautiful spot for summer camping trips

Spend some time outdoors

Hot summer sun, extra long days and warm nights, sun-kissed skin and time to spend with loved ones; summer in Cape Town is the ideal time to get outdoors and enjoy getting closer to the spectacular nature that is within minutes from the bustling city.

There’s nothing quite like spending a couple of nights at a camp site, enjoying the sun and sea by day and a braai with friends and family after the sun goes down before crawling into your tent for a night of sleeping under the stars. Cape Town has a number of fantastic camping sites where you can spend long days and nights relaxing in the summer.

Camping in Cape Town

Kogel Bay Resort is located just outside of Cape Town, nestled between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els. This 20km scenic route provides perfect whale watching opportunities, is surrounded by natural indigenous fynbos and is largely untouched by development. The resort is protected from the summer south-easter by high mountains and the white sandy beach forms part of the Kogel Berg Biosphere Reserve. Read more about Koggelbaai on the City of Cape Town's website here.

Soetwater is another ideal camping spot for families and friends to spend summer weekends

Braai pits, picnic tables, camping and caravan sites and Slagkop towering above it all, Soetwater (translated to Sweetwater) is a popular destination for summer festivities. Local fishermen and crayfish divers can often be seen bobbing on the water just offshore and two tidal pools provide ample opportunity to cool down on hot days. Find out more info about Soetwater here.

Fish Hoek Caravan park is not far from Cape Town City Centre and has sun, sand, sea and ice cream just a stone's throw away

Withing walking distance from Fish Hoek town, the Fish Hoek Caravan Park is located just behind the dunes at Fish Hoek beach. Swimming, sunbathing, fish and chips and ice cream...this is what you can expect from a day in Fish Hoek. Read more about the Fish Hoek Caravan Park here.

For a full list of camping and braai spots in and around Cape Town and their contact details, visit the City of Cape Town’s website.

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