Soetwater Resort

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Soetwater Resort

Western Cape - Cape Town - Kommetjie

Soetwater resort is located in the deep south of the Cape Peninsula between the small towns of Misty Cliffs and Kommetjie   It is a mere 36 kms away from Cape Town.  It is located on a strip of coastline that lies between the sea and the Slangkop mountain, on a virtually undeveloped strip of land.

This is a very large camp area, with over 200 stands.  The resort is divided into three distinct camping areas.  There are 61 electrified camp sites, with a variety of camp ground, ranging from grass, bushes, and sand.  There are also 160 camp sites divided into two areas.  These sites do not have any electrical connections. These sites are in various conditions, some with grass, some separated by bushes, some slightly rocky and most of them sandy.

The one camping area that has 61 sites is electrified with standard electrical connections.  The other two camping areas to not have any electricity.

There is are a number of communal ablution blocks, with basins and showers.  The bathrooms are very basic and not much to look at.  The more discerning camper should avoid this resort, but those that don't mind roughing it will be ok.

There are communal kitchen areas for washing, but again, these are are very basic, consisting of just a sink.

There are no taps on the site with reliable drinking water, so I would suggest you bring your own.

Each site has its own built in braai and there are many other braai facilities scattered around the site for day visitors and picnicers.  Be sure to bring your own wood and braai grid.

On site
The entire resort is fenced and there is a boom located at the entrance to the resort.
The entire site is a conservation area and all of it has been left the way nature intended it.
The main attraction on the site are the two large artificial tidal pools, which are safe for swimming.
Some sites are located directly onto the beach and the rocky shore, so be prepared to face some windy conditions.
There are also areas of historical significance on the site.  Visitors can have a look at the koisan fish traps that are located here.
The site is also host to the Parmalat Enviro Centre and the guides are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about this area.
There is also a conference facility at the site.
There are life guards on duty during peak seasons.
There is an entrance fee and a camping fee payable when you enter the resort.
The resort is administered by the City of Cape Town, and their camping rates are therefore really reasonable.
This resort is very popular during high season with the locals, who descend on this resort from Ocean View, Athlone, Elsies River and Bonteheuwel.  This is a very popular location for annual family get-togethers.
There are no shops on site, so be prepared to bring everything along.  Essentials can be stocked up in the surrounding towns..
There are numerous hiking trails within and beyond the resort, with beautiful views over False Bay.
The roads within the resort are all tarred, so bring the bicycles for the kids along.

Road conditions
The roads to the resort, and within the resort are all tarred.

This campsite is ideal for a quick break from the city.
Some of the sites are set directly on the edge of the beach, so there is a good chance that you will be buffeted by the wind.
The resort has an air of neglect, but also the rustic feel of being with nature.
There are a lot of amenities and activities that can be accessed a short distance from the camp site, if you would like to escape from the beach for the day.
As this is a very undeveloped area, be aware that you could potentially be sharing your site with snakes, scorpions and the resident baboons.
Unless you enjoy camping in a large group surrounded by other large groups which consist of everybody, including the aunties, uncles and second cousins twice removed, I would suggest you avoid this site during peak season..

Contact Details
Telephone   021 444 6770 / 021 444 6769
We have visited this resort on a few occasions as day visitors.We have not camped here ourselves, probably because it is located almost on our doorstep and we prefer heading out of the Valley when we go camping.

6 thoughts on “Soetwater Resort

  1. Good day,
    Kindly provide a quote for the following:
    2 camp sites next to each other near ablution = 4 people per site, 2 camper trailers per site and 2 vehicles per site
    Check in date 19 Aug 2019, check out 24 Aug 2019

    1. Good morning Anita,
      Our website does not take bookings for any of the camp sites shown here. We endeavor to provide fellow campers with a listing of camp sites in South Africa. Please can you contact the camp site administrator directly on telephone number: Telephone   021 444 6770 / 021 444 6769.
      Thank you

  2. Good Day,

    Can you please provide a contact number for soetwater the number on there website just rings .

    This is the numbers I’ve been trying 021 444 6770 / 021 444 6769

    1. Hello Junita,
      Thank you for your enquiry. Those are sadly the only number I have to reach the resort manager. Maybe give the City of Cape Town a call on 021-400-1111 and they can put you through to the another number.
      Kind regards

  3. I am looking for a lost person., Carllo Gaguano. Somone mentioned that he us maybe staying af Soetwater. Do you know?

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