November 01, 2013
Braai & Camping spots in Cape Town
Natalie Roos’ body was born in Johannesburg… but her soul was always Capetonian. At the age of 14, Natalie started work in the television industry, presenting popular local kids TV show, KTV. Ten years and another TV job later (presenting celebrity gossip show JIP on Afrikaans music channel MK), Natalie made the move down to Cape Town where she started her blog, Tails of a Mermaid (www.tailsofamermaid.com). Her love for the internet and all things communication-driven became a natural progression to a career in Social Media, where she worked in an agency managing the online presence, content and reputation of various brands.
Natalie’s passions include cats, communication and Cape Town.
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 close to the spectacular nature that is within minutes from the bustling city.
There’s nothing quite like spending a couple of nights around a campfire, 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 this summer.
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.
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.
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 Cape Town, visit the City of Cape Town’s website.