Eastern Cape – Ukhahlamba

The area to the north of the Eastern Cape borders onto the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains.  This area forms part of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg  region, and although the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park falls within the Kwazulu-Natal province, we have maintained this name for the area within the Eastern Cape for ease of reference.   This area and the southern portion of the Drakensberg mountains form the boundary between the Eastern Cape and Lesotho.

The area is characterized by towering sandstone cliffs, spectacular vistas, peaks and hidden valleys.  This area has become a premier eco-tourism destination.  The area is relatively small, so there are few sites that cater to campers.  However, the campsites listed here fall outside the busy and popular Drakensberg retreats and are therefore off the beaten track.

The area is rich in wild life due to its diverse range of habitats.  There are a variety of rare and endangered animals and plants that are unique and endemic to this area.

The towns included in this listing are Lady Grey, Barkly East, Matatiele, Maclear and Swartberg.


9 camping sites in the Ukhahlamba Region of the Eastern Cape.  Find your perfect spot..

Camp Site Articles

Below is a listing of camp sites that have been featured and have a blog.  Click on the image to read the blog and find out more about each camp site

More interesting articles on camp sites in the area coming soon

Listing of Camp Sites

Below is a listing of camp sites in the Ukhahlamba Region of the Eastern Cape.
Click on the image and you will be directed to the respective websites for more information and contact details.

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Should you find that we have not included a camping site and would like us to include it on this list, send us an email at

Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.

We only offer a listing of camping sites in the region and do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete.  We also do not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.

Here's hoping that you enjoy this comprehensive guide of camp sites to enable campers to find their ideal camping site.