Africamps glamping


Glamping at the heart of the Cape Klein Karoo

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.

AfriCamps Klein Karoo is dog-friendly! Please let us know if you are bringing your dog along by adding a note to your booking. We allow one dog per tent, strictly by prior arrangement.


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

About the tents


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.


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.


  • Africamps glamping12 AfriCamps tents
  • Africamps glamping Up to 5 guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Extra-length queen-size 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
  • Africamps glampingDog-friendly
  • africamps boutique glamping backup powerInverter & battery power backup
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 that 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’ lifestyles firsthand.

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

e-Rides by AfriCamps e-Biking Adventure

e-Rides is all about being outdoors in nature and exploring unforgettable South African scenery on one of our premium electric mountain bikes. Our electric-powered bikes give you the benefits of exploring an area up close, with minimal effort and exhaustion. Ride further (and faster) while saving some energy to enjoy your surroundings. Book e-bikes here.

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)

Cost: Adults R320 per person | Children (4-12) R160 per child
Monday-Sunday | Daily scheduled tours @9h00 | Private tours (outside of the scheduled times) for smaller groups are available on request.

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 Klein Karoo.

*Meerkats are wild animals and sightings are not guaranteed. Meerkats are observed from a distance and no petting is allowed.

Cost: Adults R480 per person | Children (8-12) R240 per child (8+ years)

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.

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

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
Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.
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 Muffin
Fresh Fruit
Preserves and butter for Muffin
Ostrich Sausage*
Freshly Baked Bread

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

*Vegetarian option (available on request): Meat substituted with plant-based sausage and extra fruit.

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

We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.

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**

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

*Vegetarian option (available on request): Meat substituted with vegetarian patty.
**Subject to availability.

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.

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 Klein Karoo 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
1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023
Excludes long weekends
R1290 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October – 8 December 2022
8 January – 30 April 2023
15 – 17 June 2023
22 – 24 September 2023
R1790 per couple sharing 

Peak season
9 December 2022 – 7 January 2023
R2290 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
1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024 
Excludes long weekends
R1440 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October – 7 December 2023
7 January – 30 April 2024
14 – 16 June 2024
8 – 10 August 2024
R1940 per couple sharing 

Peak season
8 December 2023 – 6 January 2024
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

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


We allow dogs at this location. Please be mindful of your dog and their behavior around other guests. Please kindly clean up after your dog.