Best winter campsites in Gauteng

Best winter campsites in Gauteng

Thinking of taking a break from the city? Here are the top 5 winter campsites in and around Gauteng.

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There are many reasons why people love winter camps in Gauteng. Because most of the rainfall is in summer, you can expect dry weather in winter. Many campsites also lower their prices in winter and the resorts are less likely to be crowded.

So, if you are around Gauteng this winter, why not try camping.  

Let’s look at some of the best camping sites in and around the province. 

Dinokeng Camping and Fishing site

This is a family friendly camping and fishing site on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam.

It’s just a 15-minute drive from Pretoria and an hour from Johannesburg. 

You can enjoy fishing, picnics, canoeing, mountain biking and a nearby game viewing at Roodeplaat Nature Reserve.

Bush Willow Tented Camp

Bush Willow Tented Camp in Muldersdrift is only 30 minutes away from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. 

The campsite has hot indoor showers and a kitchenette inside the tents. There is also a kettle, 2 plate stove, bar fridge and washing up sink for your convenience. 

You will get to sleep on army type beds and pay R150 a night for a blanket. 

You can enjoy the outdoor fireplace, swimming pool, a sports field, and hiking trail.

Wag 'n Bietjie Camp Site

Wag 'n Bietjie Camp Site is a must-go-to campsite for schools or groups looking for fun activities.

Facilities and activities include a swimming pool, obstacle course, literia course, survivor course and a volleyball court. 

This is one of the best places to go for team building camping. 

It is situated on Moonlight Road in Olifantsfontein.

Rainforest Boutique Camp

While not a traditional tent camping site, Rainforest Boutique camp offers great activities and facilities for those looking for a great camping experience.

There are lots of activities and team-building courses such as hiking, shelter building, kleilat, obstacle courses and volleyball. 

Nearby attractions include Silverstar Casino, Sterkfontein Caves, Rhino & Lion Park, Krugersdorp Nature Reserve, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, and Pines Resort.

Thorn Tree Bush Camp

Thorn Tree Bush Camp is situated within the Dinokeng Big Five Game Reserve and is ideal for nature lovers. 

Each camp setting offers a private fire pit (small boma) and you can enjoy a game drive to view the BIG 5 and a spa treatment. 

There is also a swimming pool and children's play area. 

The Thorn Tree Bush Camp is situated in Hammanskraal near Casino @ The Carousel.

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