Jamaka Organic Farm and Resort

Jamaka Organic Farm and Resort

Western Cape - Cederberg - Clanwilliam

 

Location
Jamaka campsite is located in the Cederberg, close to the town of Clanwilliam (approx 27 km away) on a working organic citrus and mango farm  It is located within the mountainous terrain and is located on the banks of the Rondegat River.  The campsite is located 220 kms from Cape Town and the drive will take you approximately 2h45m.  Access is from the N7 and then 23 kms on a windy mountain dirt road to the entrance of the resort.

Stands 
There are 4 large, separate camping areas with a total of 120 campsites.  The sites are arranged along the banks of the river and are flat, shady and the ground is mostly compacted soil and gravel under the trees.  There are also ample sites that are grassed.  In addition, there are also ample grassed areas. around the resort  The campsites are well demarcated and separated from each other with trees, allowing for a high degree of privacy.

Electricity 
Each campsite has its own electricity connection for a standard three pronged plug.  The plug points are  located close at hand, so extension cords are not required. There are no lights at the camp sites, but the ablution facilities are lit.

Ablutions
The ablution facilities are consist of separate  toilets and bathrooms.  There is hot water in each bathroom, which is  solar generated. I is therefore possible that the hot water can become scare on cloudy days.   The ablutions are always kept neat and clean.  There is no toilet paper or soap, so remember to bring when you visit the facilities.

Braais
Each site has its own built in braai.  Be sure to bring your braai grid, as the resort does not provide the braai grids.  Wood can be purchased at the on-site shop.

Washing up facilities
There are large double basins for washing up purposes.  Hot water is supplied at these basins.  There are also extra large basins available for washing laundry.

Taps
Each cap site has its own tap and the water is drinkable.

Bins
There are communal bins at the resort.  Please be advised that recycling is encouraged at the report.

On site
The campsites are located close to the river.
The water in the river is crystal clear and great for swimming and/or cooling of on a hot sunny day.  The water is however icy cold, so be prepared for a shock to the system.
There are lovely rock pools to explore and enjoy
There is a shop on-site for your essentials
You can also sample the farms produce
Waterfall
Star gazing
Hiking
Rock art
Mountain biking trails
There is a jungle gym for the kids.
Donkey cart adventures on Saturdays
There are two very tame, free roaming horses that will visit the campsites.

Road conditions
The N7 is tarred, but as soon as you turn off the freeway, you will be travelling along a dirt road.  There are two mountain passes that need to be navigated on your way to the campsite.  This road can be a bit treacherous if you are travelling in a standard sedan, but an SUV is ideal. The last bit of gravel road, just before the campsite is particularly rough, so take it easy.  The road within the resort is also gravel.

Other
The staff and management are very friendly and accommodating.
There is freezer space available to campers.
The organic fruit and juices are a treat

Pet Friendly
Please be advised that this resort does not accommodate pets, so please leave your fur babies at home.

Contact Details
Telephone   021 482 2800/01/05
email: info@jamaka.co.za

Comments
We have not camped at this resort ourselves.  Looking at the website and the comments from fellow campers, I have a feeling I have been missing out and will need to make a plan to see this campsite for myself.

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