Relax at the river in a hammock or sun lounger with a book while listening to the sounds of nature…
Wolfkop Camping Villages – Introduction
If you think that having no tent should stop you from actually going camping, think again. This is longer the case with the arrival of Wolfkop Camping Villages. The hassle and logistics of a camping weekend in the Citrusdal Valley is now a thing of the past. The slogan, “You only bring food and clothes,” shakes up any preconceived idea you have about camping - leaking tents, missing poles and pegs, hard ground and sand fleas.
To set the scene, we have here a 100ha citrus-buchu-rooibos farm located about 20km from Citrusdal, with the campsite located right on the banks of the Olifants River – so we’re not talking dodge municipal setting. We’re talking wide open spaces, green grass, gorgeous sunsets, languid days filled with swimming, braaing and getting to know your neighbours.
Wolfkop Camping Villages: Citrusdal Camping Accommodation
Each Wolfkop ‘camping village’ (maximum six spread along a 200m stretch) comprises a 9x9m Bedouin freeform marquee with an excellent outlook over the water, and one to three (depending on group size) canvas tents pitched underneath and equipped with blow-up mattresses, cotton percale bedding, blankets, towels and extra sleeping bags. You have your own braai grid and utensils, chairs, tables, electric light, cooler box, etc, etc.
Furthermore, every village has its own power point and there are hammocks – lest you forget that camping is hard work. Ablutions (hot showers and flush toilets) are communal, so is the fridge for the frosties, freezer and microwave. Talk about roughing it in style.
Rates for staying in a Wolfkop Campsite
|Unit Name||Weekend and peak season
|per extra person
|Camping Village||R650 per night||R450 per night||R100 per night|
|Canoe Hire||R75 per day||Life jacket and paddles|
|Wood||R20 per bag||N/A|
From Cape Town to your accommodation at Wolfkop Camping Villages:
Take the N1 direction Paarl. Take the N7 turnoff (left) toward Malmesbury. Continue on the N7 for 175km. Take the turn-off right from the N7 highway towards Citrusdal. When you enter Citrusdal, stop at the first stop street and then turn right on Keerom Rd and carry on driving for 20 km. You will see the sign board of Grootfontein Campsite on the right hand side of the road. Turn right and drive straight down to the campsite at the river side.