Africamps glamping

AFRICAMPS KLEIN KAROO, OUDTSHOORN

Glamping in the heart of the Cape Klein Karoo

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Located only a 10 minutes’ drive from Oudtshoorn centre, in the middle of a pristine Karoo landscape with direct views of the Swartberg Mountains, AfriCamps Klein Karoo offers you the perfect backdrop to relax in the tranquil surroundings of this serene majestic farm.

Farmer Piet Schoeman is always proud to say that the farm is not an ostrich show farm but an authentic working ostrich farm where guests on the ostrich tour can see and learn everything about this uniquely South African farming activity. 20.000 ostriches are kept mainly for the production and worldwide export of ostrich meat, leather and feathers. A big portion of the 10.000 Ha farm has been made available to a wide variety of free-roaming indigenous game like zebra, springbok, blue wildebeest, kudu, impala, eland, waterbuck and nyala. The wildlife here just forms another highlight for you to experience.

Located just off the Garden Route, about an hour north of George, this farm makes the perfect mid-way stop between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Oudtshoorn has something for everyone in the family, explore the famous Cango Caves, take a drive through the scenic Swartberg Mountain pass, or embrace local culture at one of the many festivals that run throughout the year. Also, take a stroll through the lively centre of this friendly town to experience its many nice restaurants and coffee shops.

KIDS STAY FREE!

This peak season, book a 3-night stay at R1590 per night for 2 adults sharing, and the kids can stay for free! Select the KIDS STAY FREE special when booking AfriCamps Klein Karoo.

Offer expires 9 Jan 2021

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

Limited spots available for the upcoming peak season! Each self-catering glamping tent sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms.

A family of 5 can stay from R2715 pn!

3-NIGHT SPECIAL

R2990 for 3 nights per couple during high season. That’s R499 pppn!
Rates are based on 2 guests sharing

Available for stays until 9 December 2020

T’s & C’s apply

SUMMER IS HERE!

Stay from R1190 per couple per night until 9 December 2020.

Extra adults are R275 pn, kids aged 3-16 are R175 pn and kids under 3 stay free!

T’s & C’s apply

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Glamping in the Klein Karoo, you will enjoy the peace, quiet and the uniqueness of the area. Take a look!

About the tents

EXPLORE OUDTSHOORN

Things to do

AfriCamps Klein Karoo is in Oudtshoorn, once the ostrich centre of the world. Today, this town enjoys a reputation as a tourist centre. Within 30km of the town, there are several interesting activities for visitors to visit.

DELIVERED TO YOUR TENT

Extras on the farm

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.

Amenities

  • Africamps glamping12 AfriCamps tents
  • Africamps glamping Up to 5 guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Queen size extra length beds
  • Africamps glamping1 Single bunk bed
  • Africamps glampingBraai facilities
  • Africamps glampingPrivate bathroom with rain 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 glamping Breakfast & braai baskets to order
  • Africamps glampingWi-Fi at the tents
  • Africamps glampingSwimming Pool
Your Hosts

AfriCamps Klein Karoo is a joint venture between Schoeman and de Jager, two neighboring families. Arnold de Jager and Piet Schoeman grew up together, born and bred in Oudtshoorn, farming was always close to both of their hearts. After school they both went their separate ways. Little did they know of this great adventure awaiting them!

Both families have been farming in the Oudtshoorn area for many generations. Arnold and his wife Esti-Mari and their two sons Arnold and Michael love living on the farm and enjoy the fresh air and feeding the animals. Piet and Laura Schoeman, with their 3 children Jan-Hendrik, Stephanie and Albert take every chance they can to join the tourist tours on their farm, and love farm life.

From their joint love of animals and the hospitality industry, these 2 families started a partnership which resulted in the birth of something new, the first AfriCamps farm in South Africa! Your hostess Esti-Mari now invites you to come and experience AfriCamps Klein Karoo and both their families’ lifestyle first hand.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in: from 14:00 – 17:00 on day of arrival
Check-out: before 10:00 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 bookings confirmation email. For check-in after 5pm please call the hosts at the camp to make arrangements.

Activities on the farm

Authentic Working Ostrich Farm Tour
A unique guided tour of our working ostrich farm, including an exclusive viewing of the incubator and each stage of ostrich farming. During season you can even help the chicks hatch! (+/- 2 hours)

Monday-Sunday | Daily scheduled tours @9h00. Private tours (outside of the scheduled times) for smaller groups are available on request.

Adults R300pp | Children 4-12: R150pp

Meerkat Safari
One of the highlights when visiting us is the introduction of our Meerkat Family! Join us on an early morning drive down to the Meerkat burrows. Your guide will introduce you to the daily lives of these cute creatures. Wait patiently with a cup of coffee/tea in the hand, as they start to appear in the early morning to start their day. A once in a lifetime experience, only possible in the Little Karoo.
*Meerkats are wild animals and sightings are not guaranteed. Meerkats are observed from a distance and no petting is allowed.

Adults R460pp, Children R230pp (*7-12)
*Children under 7 by special arrangement.

Karoo Drive
Start or end your day with a safari and discover the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Little Karoo. In our wildlife reserve that comprises an area of over 5000 hectares, our guide introduces you to some of the indigenous Karoo vegetation, some to be found nowhere else in the world. An opportunity to see not only species such as giraffe, springbok, kudu, eland and wildebeest, but also some of the almost 150 species of birds, including the fish eagle.

Daily in the mornings and afternoons
Prices per person: R440
Child rate: R220
Including drinks and snacks

Visit Our Local Creche (Vreugde Voetjies)
At “Happy Feet”, we care for 85 children between the ages of one and 6 years old, from the underprivileged community where we live.

Free (or combine with Ostrich Farm Tour).
Please ask your Host for more details or how you can get involved to help.

Stargazing
Join us for a fascinating 45 min tour of the Southern Celestial Hemisphere at the comfort of your own tent. (Subject to availability, amount in group and clear skies)

Rates on request

Hiking
Join us for a hike amongst the beautiful unspoilt veld that surrounds Africamps. Here you can take a closer look at all the smaller things that make the Little Karoo ecosystem tick, from special adaptations that the plants employ to survive, to medicinal uses. Have a look at the finer details of many animals that are often overlooked. Enjoy the surrounding scenery and lose yourself in nature with us.

Exploring the area

Visit the famous Cango Caves
Learn about the stalactites and stalagmites that form in the Cango Caves. Burrow through a number of different halls, each enchanting you with its own mystery and wonder. For something more adventurous, take the adventure tour that will have you climbing up iron ladders and crawling through the tunnel of love.

Explore the Cango Wildlife Ranch
The Cango Wildlife Ranch is a unique world-class conservation facility. Some of the highlighted encounter programs include meeting a cheetah, exploring the first interactive Lemur experience in Africa and Crocodile Cage Diving – a World First.

Play a round of golf
Established in 1903, the Oudtshoorn Golf Club is the only 18 Hole Golf Course in the Karoo and Klein Karoo. The course offers a beautiful Karoo setting and the 18 holes are challenging and fun.

Drive along the iconic Swartberg Pass
The 27km Swartberg Pass is considered one of the finest mountain passes in the world: an untarred road that winds to the summit 1583 metres above sea level in steep zigzags and sudden switchbacks with breathtaking views at every turn.

Meals and extras

Breakfast
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. Each breakfast baskets serving include:

Freshly Baked Muffin
Muesli
Fresh Fruit
Yoghurt
Juice
Preserves and butter for Muffin
Eggs
Bacon
Ostrich Sausage
Freshly Baked Bread
Milk

Cost:
R130 per adult
R 90 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Breakfast baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Lunch Options
Check the blackboard at the lapa for daily lunch options available to purchase.

Dinner
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 Ostrich OR Venison Fillet
Venison Sausage
Chicken Kebab
Two Salads
Garlic and Cheese Roll / Traditional Braaibroodjie (subject to availability)

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

Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Other options
There are a number of great restaurants in the town. From coffee shops to fine dining. These are just a few. You will find a full list available at the farm.

Nostalgie Restaurant – classic South African Restaurant
Bello Cibo – classic Italian Restaurant
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant
The Blackswan Restaurant and Bar
Karoo Pot
The Kolonie

Booking is essential especially during peak seasons, please ask the farm for assistance with this.

Rates

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 2020 – 30 September 2021

Low season
1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021
R1190 per couple sharing

High season
1 October 2020 to 10 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
R1690 per couple sharing

Peak season
11 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
R2190 per couple sharing 

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Rates from 1 October 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

Low season
1 May 2022 to 30 September 2022
R1240 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October to 9 December 2021
9 January 2022 to 30 April 2022
R1740 per couple sharing 

Peak season
10 December – 8 January
R2240 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Terms and conditions

Please find our full terms and conditions here: www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

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 indoor fireplace, outdoor wood-fired hot tub and braai (for sale at camp reception / shop)

Pets

Unfortunately no pets allowed on the farm.

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