AfriCamps Kam'Bati Swellendam Glamping South Africa


Glamping at a fun-filled family resort on the banks of the Breede River


AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is situated on the popular Kam’Bati River Resort about 20 km west of Swellendam in the Western Cape. The Sonderend and Breede Rivers meet on this Overberg farm, allowing for plenty of river activities for the whole family. Kam’Bati River Resort is home to 13 AfriCamps boutique glamping tents, five of which are located in a beautiful section of the resort overlooking a wetland abuzz with birdlife. Four tents look out onto a small farm dam, while the remaining four tents are slightly elevated overlooking the resort and the beautiful farm landscape surrounding the resort. The outdoor wood-fired hot tub next to each tent is the perfect place to listen to the birdsongs or relax under the stars at night. The resort is also a popular destination amongst campers with a number of camping sites along the river as well as other types of accommodation.

Kam’Bati River Resort adds plenty of family-friendly activities to your glamping experience. Try your luck at fishing from the banks of the Breede River, or challenge the whole family to a round of mini-golf. The kids will love swinging into the river from a rope, the three swimming pools with slides, and the playground. Please note, all amenities and facilities are open to all guests staying at Kam’Bati River Resort.

Take it a bit slower and cycle along the endless farm roads which are especially beautiful during canola season when the farm is covered in bright yellow fields. Explore the river walkway in front of the tents with the kids. Kids will receive a scavenger hunt checklist on arrival. See if they can find all the items on the list! The resort has a bar and lounge which is open over weekends, so you won’t miss the big sports matches!

The town of Swellendam brings its own adventures. Swellendam is the largest youngberry growing area in the world and is bursting with heritage, culture, and architecture. Visit the famous Drostdy Museum, enjoy the iconic view of the Dutch Reformed Church, or take the kids to the fairy sanctuary. On the fringe of town, you will find Bontebok National Park and Marloth Nature Reserve; nature parks popular for hiking, and bird watching. Swellendam has a vibrant food culture, with plenty of restaurants offering everything from fine dining to traditional farm-style meals to coffee shops serving delectable cakes.

AfriCamps at Kam’Bati can be reached from Cape Town in just over 2 hours which makes it the perfect weekend destination as well as a great stopover on your way to the Garden Route.


AfriCamps at Kam’Bati in Swellendam is perfect for families with young children. Here’s why…

About the tents


Things to do

AfriCamps at Kam’Bati and the nearby town of Swellendam provide plenty to do for families, nature lovers, foodies and adventure seekers!



Meals form a special part of any holiday in South Africa. AfriCamps offers delectable locally-sourced breakfast and braai baskets for guests to cook in their fully equipped kitchens or on the braai. Other extra services are also available on request.


  • Africamps glamping13 AfriCamps tents (55 sqm)
  • Africamps glamping 5 Guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Extra-length queen-size beds
  • Africamps glamping1 Single bunk bed
  • Africamps glampingOutdoor wood-fired hot tub
  • africamps boutique glamping backup powerInverter & battery power backup
  • Africamps glampingPrivate bathroom with hot shower
  • Africamps glampingIndoor fireplace
  • Africamps glampingAir conditioning
  • Africamps glampingElectric blankets
  • Africamps glamping Cot and highchair on request
  • Africamps glamping Bar fridge
  • Africamps glamping Microwave
  • Africamps glamping4-burner gas stove
  • Africamps glampingCutlery and crockery for 5 guests
  • Africamps glamping All the little extras
  • Africamps glampingBraai facilities
  • Africamps glamping Breakfast & braai baskets to order
  • Africamps glampingWi-Fi
  • Africamps glampingOnsite shop
  • Africamps glampingSwimming pools & river
Your Hosts

AfriCamps at Kam’Bati and Kam’Bati River Resort is located on the Jubileeskraal farm just outside Swellendam, which has been owned by the Badenhorst family since 1958. Bati Badenhorst was the first farmer in the family, and today the two brothers Jaco and Francois Badenhorst handle all the farming and leisure activities. The Swellendam area has always been considered the bread basket of the Cape and is primarily given to grain farming. At Jubileeskraal the family farms with corn, wheat, barley, canola, and sheep.

The two brothers Jaco and Francois always felt very privileged spending time in nature and enjoying the immense feeling of space and quietness on the farm. Sharing this experience with others just seemed like a particularly good idea and they decided to invite other people over to stay on their farm. This was the beginning of Kam’Bati River Resort, named after their late grandfather Bati Badenhorst. To cater to nature lovers that don’t necessarily want to rough it, Kam’Bati decided to partner up with AfriCamps. In 2016, five of our fully equipped boutique glamping tents were built above a beautiful wetland area close to the river on this stunning farm.

Since opening this AfriCamps, Jaco has ventured further to continually better the camp’s offering. In 2019, the tents were upgraded, and refloored, new decks were built, and each tent received an outdoor wood-fired hot tub! Today Swellendam and Kam’Bati are much more than a pit stop on your way to the Garden Route – thanks to the innovation of Kam’Bati’s super team, it has evolved into a jam-packed family holiday escape on its own and one of the AfriCamps group’s most popular glamping destinations!

Africamps kambati swellendam south africa glamping

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in: From 14h00 to 17h00 on day of arrival
Check-out: Before 10h00 on day of departure

Check-in arrangements need to be made and guests are kindly requested to inform the specific AfriCamps host of their estimated time of arrival. This way you are ensured of a smooth check-in experience. You will receive the host’s telephone number in your booking confirmation email. For check-in after 17h00 please call the hosts at the camp to make arrangements.

Activities on the Farm

Swimming pools with water slides
The resort has 3 swimming pools fit for different ages. There is a splash pool for the toddlers, a deeper pool with 3 small slides for the kids, and 3 larger slides at the larger pool for the older kids.

Mini-golf course
The whole family can join in on this fun activity. The 8-whole mini-golf course is shaped in the letters of ‘Kam’Bati’ and can be trickier than expected! Clubs and balls are available at the camp shop.

Riverwalk with a scavenger hunt
You will receive a scavenger hunt package on arrival with a list of objects to find. Follow the walkway in front of the tents to complete the scavenger hunt. A fun activity to do with small kids.

Bird hide
One of the stops on the walkway is our bird hide. See how many nests and different bird species you can spot. Pay close attention to the different birdsongs as well!

Lounge and bar open over weekends
Have a drink at the camp bar on weekends and challenge your mates to a game of pool. Here we broadcast the most popular sporting events of the weekend, so you don’t have to miss out.

Guests love catch-and-release fishing either on the riverbanks or from the jetty. The Breede River is full of carp and bass and guests come from all over for a relaxing weekend of fishing.

Kam’Bati River Resort Map

Kam’Bati River Resort is home to AfriCamps Boutique Glamping, camping sites, and other accommodation. Amenities and facilities are available to all guests staying on the property.

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Kam'Bati Map

Exploring the Area

Marloth Nature Reserve
Find this stunning nature reserve in the majestic Swellendam mountains, on the outskirts of town. Perfect for mountain biking, hiking, and strolls through the reserve. The reserve’s vegetation is predominantly mountain fynbos, with patches of forest, streams and dams.

Wildebraam Berry Estate
Come pick your own blackberries and youngberries in season in November and December, relax with a picnic basket, absorbing the countryside serenity. The private cellar produces a range of delicious liqueurs including Youngberry, Honey, Aniseed, Rooibos, Peppermint, Lemon, and Hazelnut.

Drostdy Museum
The Drostdy Museum was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Visit the museum and step into South African heritage. Find the museum in Swellengrebel street – a particularly beautiful road in Swellendam.

Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery
Kunstehuijs Fine art Gallery represents prominent South African painters, sculptors, potters, and photographers. Owned by internationally known contemporary artist Grady Zeeman, this gallery has a unique blend of art for all tastes, with her passion for art and people being visible throughout the Kunstehuijs.

Bontebok National Park
The majestic Langeberg Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop in Bontebok National Park, heralded as a world heritage site. Day visitors can take self-drive game drives, enjoy spotting 200 bird species or have picnics at ‘Die Stroom’.

Sulina Faerie Sanctuary
Tip-toe through a natural enchanted forest garden, get lost in the magical world of mushroom rings and wishing wells, and meet with the Faeries and Angels. This tiny tranquil paradise is the humble home of creative potters and sculptors, Ian and Minky Sulin.

Meals & Extras


We offer ‘Cook Your Own’ breakfast baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your breakfast basket when making your booking. Breakfast baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Each breakfast baskets serving include:

Freshly baked bread or croissants
Freshly Baked Muffin
Small Yoghurt
Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Cost: R150 per adult | R99 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

*Vegetarian and pescetarian options (available on request): Meat substituted with extra bread, muffin, and two eggs OR hashbrowns OR fish fingers.


We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your braai basket when making your booking. Each braai basket serving includes:

200g Steak
Boerewors Sausage
Chicken Kebab
Veggie Stick / Beetroot Salad (Seasonal)
Noodle Salad
Garlic Roll
Malva Pudding with Custard

R195 per adult
R125 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance. 

*Vegetarian and pescetarian options (available on request): Meat substituted with spinach and feta stuffed butternut OR fish (comes with fish spice and lemon).

Camp Shop
Our shop at the reception is open daily selling basic goods like water, wood, ice, cooldrinks, ice cream, snacks and basic toiletries.
The bar is open during the weekend from 10h00am to 22h00pm (for the use of resort guests only).

Restaurants Nearby
There are a number of great restaurants in the area from coffee shops to fine dining. We recommend:

Old Goal – 028 514 2847
Old Mill – 028 514 2790
De Vagebond – 028 514 2221
Field & Fork – 028 514 3430
Tredici – 028 514 2216

Load Shedding Measures

In order to mitigate the effects of load shedding on our guests, we’ve installed battery power backups in each tent at AfriCamps at Kam’Bati for your convenience. These backups ensure uninterrupted lighting and warm water during load shedding periods. Please note that wall plugs won’t be operational during power outages. 


Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our rates are based on a two-person stay. Please note that the rates below are a price indication, please use our online bookings calendar to check live rates and availability. Extras like meals, activities and tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Rates from 1 October 2022 – 30 Sept 2023

Low season (Midweek)
1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023 (Midweek: Sun- Thurs)
Excludes long weekends
R1440 per couple sharing

Low season (Weekends)
1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023 (Weekends: Fri – Sat)
Excludes long weekends
R1690 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October – 8 December 2022
8 January – 30 April 2023
15 – 17 June 2023
22 – 24 September 2023
R1940 per couple sharing 

Peak season
9 December 2022 – 7 January 2023
R2440 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R295 per adult, R195 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Rates from 1 October 2023 – 30 Sept 2024

Low season Midweek
1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024 (Midweek: Sun-Thurs)
Excludes long weekends
R1590 per couple sharing

Low season Weekends 
1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024 (Weekends: Fri – Sat)
Excludes long weekends
R1840 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October – 7 December 2023
7 January – 30 April 2024
14 – 16 June 2024
8 – 10 August 2024
R2090 per couple sharing 

Peak season
8 December 2023 – 6 January 2024
R2590 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R295 per adult, R195 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Terms & Conditions

Please find our full terms and conditions here:


All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Activities & Tours
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Wood and firelighters for the wood-stove and campfires (for sale at property shop)


Unfortunately no pets allowed on the farm.