The Best Camping in South Africa

Looking for the best camping in South Africa? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around South Africa. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near South Africa

  • Chain Ladder Route, South Africa

    Hike Sentinel Peak

    7 mi
    Sentinel Peak is a great day trip, but if you can spend the night it will reward you will magnificent sunset and sunrise views! The 7.5 mile (12 km) roundtrip hike begins from the Sentinel Peak Car Park just up the smooth dirt road past the sign for the Witsiehoek Mountain Lodge. (They are in the...
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  • Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South Africa

    Experience Sani Pass

    13 mi / 4370 ft gain
    Sani Pass is the highest mountain pass in South Africa, connecting the town of Underberg in KZN to Mokhotlong in Lesotho. It is strictly a 4x4 vehicle drive and takes visitors from a starting elevation of 5,065 ft (1,544 m) at the South African border post all the way up the winding road to 9,435...
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  • Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Backpack and Camp on Stellenbosch Mountain

    8.7 mi / 2788.7 ft gain
    Start from from the parking area at the Danie Craven Stadium and follow road along the river up to the trailhead. It is a 2km walk to the trailhead which sits at about 200 meters of elevation. Follow the Stellenbosch Mountain Hiking Trail path for approximately 5 kilometers through the rocky land...
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  • Chain Ladder Route, South Africa

    Hike the Dragon's Mountain - the Amphitheatre & Tugela Falls

    4 mi / 1300 ft gain
    There are two ways to get here: take a tour from Bergville or drive yourself.Taking the tour from the Amphitheatre Backpackers in Bergville is probably easiest if you're using the Baz Bus and don't have a car.From Johannesburg take the N3 towards Durban, exit the R74 towards Bergville, take the R...
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