Oscar, Linda, and their two kids Jonah and Milou, better known as Onze Rondreis, are making their way across South Africa. After spending 30 days exploring The Mother City and its surroundings, this travelling family set out for the N1 on a road trip to Johannesburg. Of course, a small detour to AfriCamps Klein Karoo along the way was an opportunity they could not pass up. Read all about their glamping adventure in the uniquely South African town of Oudtshoorn.
From Cape Town via the magnificent route 62, we travelled to a quiet village called Oudtshoorn. At the heart of the Klein Karoo, we stayed in a boutique glamping tent with a dam in our backyard and amazing views of the mountains. While the children went to the playground just behind the tent, we had our first drink on the deck and enjoyed the amazing sunset.
AfriCamps Klein Karoo is a spacious camp with 12 glamping tents, each boasting views of the dam. There is a small playground, a large pool, and a small pool for the little children. The hospitality at the camp is great! While checking in, the host gave us the tent next to the play area (a different tent than we were assigned) so that our children could visit the playground by themselves, fantastic! Small snacks and drinks are available at reception while bottled water, which you can fill up at the reception, is provided in the tent.
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We arrived quite late and decided to have dinner at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant, a 5-minute drive from the camp. This was also recommended by our host AfriCamps. What a great place! While eating the most delicious burger (or of course other mains), you can hear the honks of hippos. The game lodge also has three elephants (unfortunately, we didn’t get to see them). This is definitely a place you have to go when you’re staying at AfriCamps!
In Oudtshoorn, there are a lot of activities, depending on your preferences. During our stay, we went on a tour at the Safari Ostrich Farm during which we rode on a tractor with a guide. It was fun for both the children and adults and really informative. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the lovely meals while the children have fun at the playground.
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Back at the tent, our braai baskets, which we ordered at the reception, were delivered. They included lovely pieces of meat, delicious bread with garlic butter, and two different homemade salads. Of course, we also had some marshmallows for the children! When it started to get cold and late, the children fell asleep in their warm beds (preheated with electrical blankets). With a glass of wine and the wood stove on, it was the perfect end to the day. Tip: in the evenings, go outside and enjoy the darkness. There are so many stars, and if you look around with a flashlight, you might see some impalas or elands walking in front of your tent!
The next morning when we woke up, our breakfast baskets were delivered. With some bread, yoghurt, fruit, muesli, eggs, bacon, sausages, milk, and orange juice, it was a luxury to start the day!
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After breakfast, we went to the Cango Caves. During an hour-and-a-half-long tour, we wandered through the caves, 600 meters deep, and visited six chambers. This tour was both informative and fun! The children could walk and explore the caves by themselves! Nice tip: don’t bring jackets, it’s warm and humid, so no need for extra clothes.
After all, we loved our visit to AfriCamps Klein Karoo, the perfect place to relax and enjoy your favourite activities.
Author: Onze Rondreis
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