Champagne by the River

Champagne by the River - Fishing Rods
Champagne by the River - Directions
Champagne by the River - Aerial photo
Champagne by the River - Pathway
Champagne by the River - River
Champagne by the River - Flooded River
Champagne by the River - Fruit
Champagne by the River - Raft

Champagne by the River

Westerns Cape - Overberg Region - Greyton

The camp site is located just outside the town of Greyton, about 15 kms, in the Overberg Region of the Western Cape.   The sites are on a working fruit farm and on the banks of the Zonderend River.  It is about an hour and a half drive from Cape Town. From Cape Town, take the N2.  Just before the town of Caledon, turn left onto the R406 towards Greyton/Genadendal.  After 2kms, turn left onto the Middleplaas road (this is a gravel road).  After 16kms, turn right onto the R406.  The farm and campsite are on your left.

There are a total of 6 camp sites sites arranged along the river's edge. The sites are flat, large, grassed and have a row of trees along the back.  There is some shade depending on the sun's location in the sky, but it is advisable to bring your gazebo.   It is possible to book out the entire camp site if you would like to camp in a large group.

There are 4 electrical boxes with two standard plug points.  The boxes have been placed high up against the embankment and are therefore quite far away from the sites.  You will need to bring a long extension cord along (200m).

There is only one ablution block, on the campsite, with two separate bathrooms consisting of a shower, basin and toilet.  The hot water cylinders are solar powered.  The facilities are uncomplicated, neat and clean.

There is a scullery adjacent to the bathrooms .

Taps are located along the back of the sites.

There are three, large, round,  communal braais provided at the campsite.  You will need to bring your own grid.  Wood can be purchased from the farmer..

On site
The campsite is located on a working fruit farm
Every campsite has river frontage and therefore direct access to the river
The river has many deep sections, making it ideal for swimming
There is a wooden pontoon on the river, which is a hit with the kids.
Bring your lilos, kayaks or paddle boats to make the most of the river

Road conditions

The N2 to Caledon is tarred.  From the N2 onwards the road is gravel and the road is in a relatively good condition, but we suggest you take it slowly.  There is a short dirt track on the farm which leads down to the river and the camp sites, which can be tricky to drive.

This site is non-commercial and off the beaten track.
When booking, you will be given the code for the gate to enter the farm.  There is no reception office, so proceed directly to the site and set up.  The farmer will arrive  to greet and welcome you later,
The campsite can be booked out for group events or large gettogethers.
The campsite allows pets, but they will need to be supervised or on a leash as this is a working farm.

Contact Details
Telephone: 072 508 0135/ 028 254 9852

This is a lovely campsite that we have been to on a few occasions.  It is very peaceful here and the children enjoy themselves thoroughly here.  It is a wonderful and restful break.  The farm has very large orchards, and in the autumn, the apple trees are full of fruit.  If you ask the owner, you may just be lucky enough to experience eating an apple or two fresh off the tree.

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