Privately-owned resort along the Breede River, with grassed camp sites and power points, self-catering cabins and a conference venue
Budget Getaways Review
Kam’Bati, a 5km drive off the N2 and 20km from Swellendam, is aimed at nature lovers and families out for a relaxed weekend of caravaning and camping alongside the Riviersonderend and Breede River.
It's a privately-owned resort framed by fynbos and aloes, and sitting peacefully under giant eucalyptus trees, with grassed sites - all with power points.
Further convenience is provided by way of a sociable lapa. The 'state of the art' ablution facilities are clean, with gas geysers for hot water.
There is also a small function venue equipped with audio and video, an industrial kitchen, and a veranda that overlooks the river, with tables, chairs and a built-in braai. As such Kambati can be booked for small conferences and other occasions.
Kambati is activity-packed and a hit among kids. The attractions include two swimming pools with a 60m supertube, a challenging 4x4 route laid out along the river, short walks, birdwatching (including fish eagle), and swimming, canoeing and fishing in the river - apparently the latter is very good, with carp, bass, eel, springer and barbel in abundance.
We haven't been there yet, but from what we hear Kambati is just the place for families and friends and other happy campers.
Getaway Facts: KamBati River Resort
|Where||20km from Swellendam|
|GPS co-ords||S 34°04'44'' E 20°17'07''|
|Sleeps||6 per site|
|Meals available||no |
|Activities||4x4 trail, birdwatching, boating, canoeing, fishing, stargazing, swimming, walking|