Written by: Karli Dürr
Article source: JOY! Magazine

It’s a brand new year filled with its own set of challenges! Maybe you’re starting a new job, moving to another town, or planning your wedding. However, booking your Easter getaway shouldn’t be a hassle. Simply choose a camping spot for the long weekend of 10 to 13 April and celebrate the wonder of Easter with your family!

1. Uil Skuil Camping, Breede River Valley, Western Cape
Situated on an organic fruit farm near Montagu, this grassed campsite can only be booked by one group of maximum six campers – guaranteeing privacy for a family or group of friends. Facilities include a central fire pit, an ablution block, and a lapa with benches from where you can marvel at the tranquil Keisie Valley. Bring your mountain bike to tackle a trail nearby and remember your birder’s guide.

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2. Nature’s View, Cederberg, Western Cape
If you’ve always wanted to conquer the scenic Cederberg Mountains, Nature’s View should be on your bucket list. Accommodation is offered in three self-catering units and twenty campsites equipped with electricity, ablution blocks, and braai areas. Apart from the swimming pool and children’s playground, you can also hike, have some fun with paintball, and attempt kayaking on the Olifants River.

3. Ongongo Waterfall Campsite, Kunene, Namibia
Ongongo means ‘magical’ in the Herero language, and that’s exactly what you can expect at this camp. The ten luxury campsites permit eight campers and two vehicles per site. Braai areas and private ablution blocks will ease your stay, but there is no electricity. Located in a small canyon surrounded by barren landscapes and small villages, you’ll find lukewarm water oozing out of the mountain, ideal for year-round swimming. Birds and
wildlife are also abundant in the surrounds, so keep your camera ready!

4. Sossus Oasis Campsite, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Known for the towering red dunes of the Namib Desert and the remarkable depths of the Sesriem Canyon, this camp is situated at the entrance to Sesriem and Sossusvlei. It consists of twelve shaded individual campsites with ablution blocks, a kitchen with a wash-up basin, braai areas, and electricity. You can buy necessities at the on-site shop and connect with far-away loved ones in the internet café. Scenic flights over the dunes and coast can be booked and will ensure a memorable long-weekend stay.

5. SANParks Storms River Mouth Camping Sites, Garden Route, Eastern Cape
With booming breakers pounding the rocky shores and a fynbos-lined forest covering the earth, Tsitsikamma is calling! Set on the edge of the Indian Ocean in the Garden Route National Park, this camp offers a hundred campsites with electricity, ablution blocks, and laundry facilities. When camping here, you’ll be spoilt with sights of dolphins and whales frolicking in the waves – and you might even spot a Knysna loerie, the rare African black oystercatcher, or an elusive otter.

6. Fairhills Caravan Park and Camping Ground, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal
A camping getaway in a coastal resort will always provide endless family fun, and Fairhills is no exception. The forty-four campsites and caravan stands differ in size, and facilities include electricity, braai areas, ablution blocks, and a washing machine. The little ones will have a blast on the trampoline and jungle gym, while you laze beside the swimming pool with a book from the small on-site library. The resort’s activities will keep young and old entertained, but don’t forget about a visit to the numerous Blue Flag beaches in Ramsgate and Margate!

Book your Easter getaway on www.lekkeslaap.co.za and choose from more than 26 000 options in South Africa and Namibia!

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Date published: 13/01/2020

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