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.

Buyel'Embo Village

This cultural village aims to remind us of our origin and serves as the reservoir for African knowledge pertaining to nature and traditions, giving us an opportunity to celebrate who we are through music (wonderful sounds from live bands) or from its’ distinct fineness of cuisine, topped up with African (local) arts and crafts.

Braai and Camping

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.

Cape Town Diamond Museum

Diamonds were formed three billion years ago by molecular-changing heat of around 1 300 °C, deep within the Earth’s crust. If you didn’t know that, then you have not been to the Cape Town Diamond Museum.

Castle Military Museum

The Castle Military Museum is housed in the oldest building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope. It is a tribute to the brave regiments of the past, providing an insight into the political history of the country and celebrating the rich military history of the Cape.

South African Rugby Museum

Cape Town sport enthusiasts are lucky enough to live in the city that is home to the South African Rugby Museum. Located just a drop kick away from the Newlands Rugby Stadium in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, home of the Stormers, the South African Rugby Museum is a full of tokens, collector’s items, memorabilia and history of one of the country’s most watched sports.

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