Camping in South Africa has been a South African summer mainstay for ages. And with people looking to connect with nature and take some Insta-worthy snaps, camping is the best option.
South Africans have been using this pastime to explore the country, gain new and different experiences, and enjoy themselves and relax. But don’t just think cold mornings with potjies on the fire and lazy afternoons under the sun. Camping in South Africa has evolved, with music and arts festivals incorporating the tradition into their events and businesses catering for luxury camping in the wildnerness.
Here are a few affordable camping ideas that can be tailored for your pocket.
Camping Khapela: If you prefer camping with convenience, Camping Khapela offers a full-service camping experience with tents, inflatable beds, dinner, lunch, breakfast, security and campsite maintenance. Born from the idea that not many middle and upper-middle class black people camping in South Africa, its founder, Karabo Sepharatla, built a package from his love for people, camping, travel and South Africa.
Claiming to offer the ultimate in camping experience, the Soweto-based company helps with hiking, music festivals, and private and public getaways.
The tents and potjiekos will be set up when you arrive.
Rocking the Daisies: For its 14th year running, Rocking the Daisies is bringing together the best of international and local musical talent. But this year’s line-up promises to be something special with the UK’s pop sensation The 1975, US rapper Russ and Australian one-person band Tash Sultana looking to rock the Western Cape from October 4-6 .