Bankfontein Campsiite, Camping Site near Philippolis

Bankfontein Campsiite

The farm offers a unique opportunity for the nature-lover to break away and enjoy the beautiful Free State.

Bankfontein Campsiite is located under shady trees along a creek about 1km from the banks of the dam. It consists of 6 permanent tents. There are a further six stands for campers who want to bring their own tents. There are two bathrooms fully equipped with hot water showers (donkeys) and toilets. The unique mountain shower is quite the experience!

​The common cooking area is ideal for a cozy entertainment area and also functions as the "kitchen" for campers. There are lights available at the barbecue area,bathrooms, tents and limited power for power points (solar panels). Fridge and freezer available.

Please take note that special rates apply to groups larger than 10 people. The minimum stay of two nights during holidays is required. Firewood is available for sale at R50/bag.

Bankfontein is a family farm located in the southern Free State between Luckhoff and Philippolis, approximately 3km from the Vanderkloof dam water level. Bankfontein is about 55km from the nearest town and has limited mobile phone reception in some parts of the farm. All electricity is genrated through solar power. The farm offers a unique opportunity for the nature lover to break away and enjoy the beautiful Free State. The farm has fully equipped, private camping facilities that can also be enjoyed as a group while it is also an ideal getaway for families to just take a breather. Several activities are available for the more active people.

Bankfontein campsite has been owned by the Fourie Family for more than 100 years and is currently farmed with white dorpers and Nguni cattle. The land is located in the Nama Karoo Biome with its unique vegetation and wildlife. Besides camping and recreational activities, the area is also used to educate people and student groups about the natural and cultural history of the area.

Types of accommodation:

6 Campsites with own tents
Exclusive tent: With king size bed. The tent has its own private bathroom and braai area. Sleeps 2.
Tents - 4 Tents available
Family Tent: The tent has 2 bunk beds. Sleeps 4

Facilities described:

The campsite is fully equipped with bathrooms and open air shower and all needed facilities. There are currently four permanent tents and open stands for eight tents. Limited solar generated electricity.

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Campsite Environment:

Next to Dam | Between Mountains | Working Farm | Camping Chalets

Campsite is along / part of:
Vanderkloof Dam Campsites Orange River Campsites

Bankfontein Campsiite Map, with Directions:

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Latitude: -30.0808757909
Longitude: 24.905500412
WGS-84 Lat: S 30 4.853
WGS-84 Lon: E 24 54.330
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Directions to site:

Halfway between Luckhoff and Philippolis on the gravel road. Turn off to the farm house and Bankfontein campsite

Distance to Town:


Camping Rates. For Indication Purposes Only.:

The six stands are ideal for campers with their own equipment.

Adults - R130pppn

​Children under 12 - R100pppn.

School Holiday Price From:

Adults R130 pppn, u/12 R100pppn
Find more details at website of Bankfontein Campsiite

Contact Details:

051 773 7001
Whatsapp: 083 357 2195

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• Aproximately 50km of dirt roads will be traveled to reach Bankfontein from either Philippolis or Luckhoff. Sedan vehicles with low ground clearance is NOT recommended. SUV's, bakkies and 4x4 vehicles are suitable.

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Last updated: 2022-10-09
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