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Breede Bush Camp

230km from Cape Town
Four rustic, two-sleeper dome tents on wooden platforms along the river's edge - 34km from Swellendam
  • The river
  • Tent interior with bedding
  • Communal lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Tent and wooden deck
  • Tent interior
  • Canoeing
  • Fire
  • Breede Bush Camp communal area
  • Tent entrance
  • Communal area deck
  • The river
  • Fishing on the river
  • Large carp

Rate Guide

From R270 pp for first four guests (using your own linen) - R320pp with linen provided. Minimum rate for 4 guests.

Quick Facts

34km from Swellendam
S 34°09'45''
E 20°33'34''
Yes, for discounted rates you can bring your own
Bath towels included, bring your own swimming towels
No, there are many restaurants in Swellendam
By request
birdwatching, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, stargazing, swimming, walking, watersports
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Budget Getaways Review

A private and exclusively booked campsite and central living area on the banks of the Breede River, 34 km south of Swellendam, Breede Bush Camp is certainly a good bet for the nature lover.

Simply laid out, this back to basics setup has solar powered lighting, a central kitchen, braai area and bathroom, all within easy reach of the four canvas dome tents, dotted along the river banks on raised wooden platforms, with viewing decks in front of each.

Focussing on the tents. Each is equipped with free-standing twin beds. And each tent is privately positioned and surrounded by a wooden screen, as well as equipped with a nightstand and battery powered lantern.

The lounge, kitchen and dining area is a short walk from the tents. This building is central to a large open lawn, with a fire pit and braai area. The kitchen is equipped, and includes gas cooker and fridge. The dining area has a large dining table and the living area has a scattering of couches and a fireplace.

The bathroom, housed in the same building is made up of a shower, basin and loo. You’ll need to ensure that you bring your own towels along.

Activity wise, there is quite a platter to keep you busy. The river is the key focus here, so swimming, canoeing (bring your own) and other water activities should keep you cooled off in summer. There are an endless number of gravel loops nearby for mountain biking. Nice day trips include the back route to the Malgas pont (26km away) and a trip to feast on the famous roosterkoek at Oude Post Bistro (23km away).

Simple, rustic, on the waters edge and back to basics, Breede Bush Camp looks like a recipe for a fun-filled adventure.

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"A beautiful, hidden gem just a few hours away from Cape Town! A perfect getaway after a stressful year, unwinding in the calmness of nature and swimming in the Breede river. A neat and spacious eco-friendly communal cabin has just about everything you could possibly need for glamping. The tented "bedrooms" may get extremely hot during Summer but you'd spend most of your time cooling down in the river anyway. I'd highly recommend this spot for all adventure seekers and nature lovers!"

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Breede Bush Camp, Swellendam, Western Cape
GPS: S -34.1626   E 20.5594
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Breede Bush Camp
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