South Africa's best camping and off-roading locations

Camping is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. It's also a great way to explore new places, and South Africa has many beautiful spots for camping.

Camping in South Africa is a unique experience. The country has the world’s largest game reserve and offers many opportunities for animal sightings. While it also has the world’s most diverse range of wild flowers, in terms of the number of species and varieties. For example, there are more than 2,500 species of succulents alone! South Africa is a land of game reserves, these game reserves are home to a wide variety of animals.

Amongst all of this, there are some great pet-friendly camping spots so that they do not feel like they are missing out on all your solo and family adventures.

Top 10 Pet-Friendly Camping Spots

1. Kleine Eike, Greyton
2. Baliesgat, Citrusdal
3. Rivierzicht River Resort, Robertson
4. Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve
5. Gecko Private Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo
6. Enjo Nature Farm, Cederberg
7. Overzicht, Greyton
8. Kroonland 4x4, Villiersdorp
9. Khomeesdrif, Riviersonderend
10. Beaverlac, Porterville

The above list is provided by Honey Badger Jimny  

But not only is camping a large activity that goes on in South Africa, but this other activity that nicely coincides with camping is also four by four-ing (4x4). Off-roading is a great way to explore the wild and natural beauty of the African bush.
Off-roading in South Africa is an activity that has been popular for decades. There are many off-roading clubs in South Africa as well, so why not put all three together and have an amazing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the towns and cities.

Why not check out some of these trails for yourselves and let us know your thoughts?

Top 10 South African 4x4 Trails:

1. Grabouw 4x4 Route, Grabouw
2. Honingklip Brewery 4x4, Kleinmond
3. OuTrek Pad 4x4, Melkbosstrand
4. Gecko Private Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo
5. Gear Up 4x4, Kommetjie
6. Atlantis Dunes, Cape Town
7. Welgelegen 4x4, Belville
8. Kroonland 4x4, Villiersdorp
9. Vleesbaai 4x4 Dune Route
10. Melkbos 4x4, Melkbosstrand

Trail list provided also by Honey Badger but through the Cape Town club she runs, Cape Town Jimny 4x4 Club

What do we think might be some of the best off-roading vehicles for the multitude of South Africa’s variety of terrains?

The 10 best 4x4 off-road vehicles for South Africa are as follows:

1) Jimny
2) Land Rover
3) Toyota Land Cruiser
4) Toyota Hilux
5) Ford Ranger
6) Jeep Wrangler
7) Mitsubishi L200
8) Volkswagen Amarok
9) Mercedes G Wagon Off Roader 8x8
10) Iveco Daily 4x4

Let us know your thoughts in the comment sections below or drop us an email with your favourite places. 

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