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Breathtaking Pet-Friendly Camping sites in the Western Cape

Are you planning a camping trip in the Western Cape and don’t want to leave your furry friend behind? Luckily, many pet-friendly camping sites in the area offer a beautiful natural experience for you and your pet. Here are some fantastic camping sites in the Western Cape.

 Beaverlac

Beaverlac camping site grounds
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High in the Olifants River Mountains above Porterville, Beaverlac offers campsites and cabins in a secluded 5,000-acre valley. Beaverlac is one of the most beautiful camping sites in the Western Cape, with large grass fields, expansive grounds, and rooms that can hold up to 800 people. If you want to explore nature with your fur baby Beaverlac is a great spot.The Beaverlac area is home to several species of wildlife, including the Grysbokkie, Honey Badger and African Wildcat. You can occasionally hear the calls of baboons as they move in the mountains. Beaverlac’s abundant bird life includes majestic black eagles, jackals and colourful sunbirds, making it a true birder’s paradise. Make sure your dog does not react to wild animals and is safe at the campsite during your stay. Find out more about Beaverlac here.

 Rivierzicht River Resort

Rivierzicht resort
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In the heart of the Robertson Valley, between vineyards and orchards, lie the farm Rivierzicht on the Breede River, 13km before Robertson. There are so many activities to do at Rivierzicht River Resort; you can go fishing, kayaking, bird watching, swimming, hiking, or horseback riding. They offer a variety of accommodations: self-contained cabins, tented apartments or traditional campsites along the Breede River, where you can enjoy the quiet and peaceful natural environment. They are completely dog ​​friendly, but your dog must be well-behaved and kept away from the bed and furniture if you choose a cabin. Find out more about the accommodation here.

 Umshanti

Boat on dam in Umshanti pet-friendly camping grounds in the Western Cape
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Umshanti is peaceful, tranquil, and exciting, and it is one of the best camping sites in the Western Cape. This camp is so popular that you have to book months in advance, and best of all, no day visitors are allowed. Umshanti is only 9 km from the historic town of Swellendam and approximately 250 km from Cape Town. The picturesque Langeberg surrounds Umshanti in the background. You can go on a boat cruise with the whole family at Umshanti. You can bring your boat or go on the Kosie se Boot, a double-decker boat that crosses the Buffelsjag Dam. It has an open terrace with a braai, bar and toilets and can accommodate up to 35 people. Other activities include horse riding, cycling, wine tasting, mountain biking and much more. Pets are allowed at Umshanti on request, and you will make unforgettable memories with your furry friend at Umshanti. Find out more about Umshanti here.

 Klondyke Cherry Farm

Cherry farm
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You can find Klondyke Cherry Farm, situated 30km from Ceres town in the Koue Bokkeveld, Western Cape. It is a pet-friendly cherry-picking farm where you can pick your cherries in the cherry season. The farm has snowy winters where you can have tons of fun with your fur babies in the snow. Klondyke Cherry Farm would love to meet you and your pets; just bring them their beds. The farm has three fully equipped and pet-friendly self-catering cabins and a campsite in a great location. There are 12 connections and water points for tents/ vans visiting the camping site. Get more details about the camping site here.

 Silwerstrand Caravan Park

People sitting on SilwerStrand Caravan-Park, next to a body of water.
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The Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate, is a private resort set against the backdrop of the Langeberg Mountains. The estate has one of the most beautiful pet-friendly camping sites in the Western Cape, and it’s the perfect base for exploring a valley famous for its wines and natural beauty. While day visitors are allowed, campers gain exclusive access to the river that runs through the estate. The park has 60 campsites and caravan sites, electricity power points, kitchen amenities, and braai-friendly and wheelchair friendly. Find out more about the camping site here.

West Coast Luxury Tents 

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Located on Fork West Farm, midway between Dwarskersbos and Elands Bay on the breathtakingly gorgeous West Coast, West Coast Luxury Tents offers guests a peaceful glamping experience. This self-contained glamping holiday in the Overberg offers undisturbed tranquility overlooking vast Fynbos plains, towering mountains and picturesque farmland, offering a luxurious retreat in the heart of nature. Get the contact details of the accommodation here.

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Kwelanga BBos Villa

Kwelanga BBos Villa accommodation
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Kwelanga BBos Villa  is situated on the peaceful outskirts of the small Baardskeedersbos village. This self-contained glamping holiday in the Overberg offers undisturbed tranquility overlooking vast Fynbos plains, towering mountains and picturesque farmland, offering a luxurious retreat in the heart of nature. Find out more about the glamping spot here.

Assegai Tipi Village

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Visitors may enjoy a distinctive glamping experience with a twist at Assegai Tipi Village. An off-the-grid, eco-friendly hideaway makes the most of mother nature’s splendour without sacrificing comfort. The stylish and modern tents are spacious and comfortable, equipped with everything you need. You can go swimming, hiking and bird-watching at the accommodation. Find out more about the accommodation here.

Before booking a pet-friendly camping site, check the rules and regulations regarding pets. Most camping sites require pets to be kept on a leash and to clean up after them. With so many options available, you and your furry friend can enjoy a wonderful camping experience at these excellent camping sites in the Western Cape. If you are looking for more places to stay in the Western Cape, check out these fantastic pet-friendly accommodations in the Western Cape.

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