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Going on a camping trip, and wondered if anyone knew of a cool, quiet and out of the way spot in the Northern/Western Cape, not more than 400km out of Cape Town.

Any body been to a rad spot they can suggest?
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010, 08:53:47 am »
Just tell me how far out of Cape Town and closest to which town and I will give you a isolated camping site... That's the way I camp so know of a few sites....
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010, 09:01:15 am »
Stealth camping or designated camp with facilities?
 

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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 09:22:38 am »
Preferably in a northern direction from CT. Less than 400km out. Stealth or designated, but don't feel like a full campsite.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 09:31:02 am »
GertduToit se Baai on the West coast.
About 40km from Lutzville and Lutzville is 360km from Cape Town via the N7. So that makes it 400km.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 09:36:24 am »
Thanks Chris.  I was thinking of something inland, as I live next to the beach.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 09:45:16 am »
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Google Matsikama (other name is Gifberg). Its west of Vanrhynsdorp and there is lot to do. 4X4 trackes etc.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 09:53:23 am »
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Google Matsikama (other name is Gifberg). Its west of Vanrhynsdorp and there is lot to do. 4X4 trackes etc.
Go to the waterfall there.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 09:59:42 am »
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Google Matsikama (other name is Gifberg). Its west of Vanrhynsdorp and there is lot to do. 4X4 trackes etc.
Go to the waterfall there.

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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 10:21:27 am »
Robski

Google Matsikama (other name is Gifberg). Its west of Vanrhynsdorp and there is lot to do. 4X4 trackes etc.
Go to the waterfall there.

www.watervalresort.co.za

Don't really want to stay at a resort though. Would like to be away from most things.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2010, 10:23:20 am »
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Google Matsikama (other name is Gifberg). Its west of Vanrhynsdorp and there is lot to do. 4X4 trackes etc.
Go to the waterfall there.

Skuus its East of Vanrhynsdorp..... ;)
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2010, 10:26:05 am »
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Google Matsikama (other name is Gifberg). Its west of Vanrhynsdorp and there is lot to do. 4X4 trackes etc.
Go to the waterfall there.

www.watervalresort.co.za

Don't really want to stay at a resort though. Would like to be away from most things.

it's not really a resort - and you can camp there... and if you're not interested in staying there, at least it gives you an idea of whats around there.
 

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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2010, 10:29:29 am »
Leave CT late afternoon. Go to Ceres and take the R355.
Keep on rideing untill it gets dark. Camp right there.
You will be FAR from anyone but very close to the cold so take lots of warm stuff.
Or go pitch your tent ontop of Oubergpass. Imagine seeing this view when you wake up in the morning.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2010, 10:30:37 am »
Leave CT late afternoon. Go to Ceres and take the R355.
Keep on rideing untill it gets dark. Camp right there.


That sounds like a great idea. I may just do that myself.
 

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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2010, 10:41:46 am »
Leave CT late afternoon. Go to Ceres and take the R355.
Keep on rideing untill it gets dark. Camp right there.
You will be FAR from anyone but very close to the cold so take lots of warm stuff.
Or go pitch you tent ontop of Oubergpass. Imagine seeing this view when you wake up in the morning.


That does sound like an idea! does the R355 come out at Calvinia or Sutherland?
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2010, 11:16:45 am »
I slept there in 2002 and froze my arse off.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2010, 11:22:00 am »
Any other ideas? Perhaps on a river?
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2010, 01:20:07 pm »
Any other ideas? Perhaps on a river?
R355 goes to Calvinia IF you do not turn off.
Take the dirtroad between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam.
From Clanwilliam dirt to Klawer. Its on the Easternside of the Olifantsriver.
There is a small campsite between Cdal and Cwiam and Cwiam and Klawer on the Olifantsriver. Lots of dirtroads
to keep you busy.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2010, 10:53:47 am »
Sounds good Chris. Don't suppose you have the name of the place so I can phone or look it up on the net??
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2010, 11:46:46 am »
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km out of town on left heading towards JHB. Farm . Campsite 12km from farmhouse on top of a moutain with AMAZING ablution block very quiet
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