Matjiesvlei, Camping Site near Calitzdorp


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Matjiesvlei campsite is a must see when visiting the Klein Karoo. Come enjoy the serene and tranquil beauty of this valley, situated at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains between Calitzdorp and Ladismith. Farming in this area dates back as far as 1821.

We offer you a peaceful, relaxing stay in one of our four self catering units - Douglas-huis, Thiart-huis, Cloete-huis and Huis Oppie Rant. If you prefer being even closer to nature you can unwind at our camping site, Die Damrivierkamp (the dam river camp), situated on the shores of the Gamka River.

This is an anglers paradise, with a wide variety of fish species including Yellow fish, Black bass, Eel and Carp. There are also fantastic water holes perfect for swimming and rowing. The Bojaankop 4x4 route takes you to the top of Bojaankop from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Little Karoo. Matjiesvlei camping site is conveniently located for day trips to Oudtshoorn with all its tourist attractions, The Garden Route, Die Hel (Gamkaskloof) and beautiful mountain passes in the area.

We invite you to come kick back and relax. Enjoy some of our delightful local wines while savouring the tranquil beauty as only mother nature can provide.

A shady 4x4 bush camp with modern ablution blocks and hot water, on the banks of the Gamka River. Enjoy fishing, swimming, and boating in Die Dam. Also walks and hikes. Starting at the Bush camp, ride the rugged Bojaankop 4x4 trail climbing steeply to 540m with stunning views.

Types of accommodation:

The Dam River Camp
River view Cottages

Facilities described:

Ablution blocks
Hot water

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Campsite Environment:

Between Mountains | Guest Farm

Campsite is along / part of:
R62 Campsites

Matjiesvlei Map, with Directions:

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Latitude: -33.4471454961
Longitude: 21.65112257
WGS-84 Lat: S 33 26.829
WGS-84 Lon: E 21 39.067
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Directions to site:

From Calitzdorp take the R62 to Ladismith, after 5km take the Matjiesvlei turnoff to the right. 4km further turn left and travel last 2km to farm

From Cape Town take the R62 to Ladismith. Continue on the R62 for 40km in the direction of Calitzdorp and turn left to Matjiesvlei. Travel 4km and turn left, continue for the last 2km to the farm.

Distance to Town:

16 km

Camping Rates. For Indication Purposes Only.:

R200 per vehicle for camping.
R200 per vehicle for 4X4 tracks.

School Holiday Price From:

R200 per vehicle
Find more details at website of Matjiesvlei

Contact Details:

Bennie & Selma Nel
Cell: (Selma) +27 (0) 73 174 1028
Cell: (Bennie) +27 (0) 83 453 2209
Tel: +27 (0) 44 050 3346
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Last updated: 2020-03-09
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