River Camps from R1400 per group per night (week nights) or R5600-R8000 per group for a full weekend. (Minimum stay 2 nights on weekends and 1 night during the week).
Budget Getaways Review
This excellent group getaway, comprising two separate River Camps with mini reed-and-thatch huts and a lapa / kitchen area at each camp.
Situated along the Breede River between Bonnievale and Swellendam, the River Camps are booked exclusively and can accommodate 12 adults with or without kids (River Camp 1) and 16 adults (River Camp 2), respectively. The cute huts are tiny hutches, just big enough for your bed and your toothbrush. River Camp 1 is more family-oriented, featuring units with a double and single bed, own loo and washbasin. An extra mattress can be booked for kid number two if needed. Enclosed in reed and thatch, the ablution facilities have hot-water showers and flush toilets.
A well-appointed fireplace above the river forms the social hub of most evenings and early morning coffee. Each lapa has a huge indoor fireplace/braai and all the pots, pans and eating utensils you will need...even wood (7 crates per night) and ice are provided. Best of all, there's a washing-up service available - needless to say, it's popular and a bargain at R250 per day or R500 for the weekend!
Turning to your weekend action, there's plenty to do at Breede Escape. For starters, there's a river lapping at your toes and several kayaks to enjoy it from, not to mention the fantastic birdlife. There's a volleyball court and trampoline, miles of dirt road for the MTB and running crowd as well as strolls up the farm koppie for fantastic Langeberg views.
If you can't bear to miss your favourite TV show, you can book the TV in the lapa area by prior arrangement.
And finally (whew!), there's the appeal of chilling out with the friendly farm cattle, while they make short work of their hearty meals of lucerne and beetroot. All said and done, Breede Escape is organised and good value, the setting beautiful and private, the owners friendly, and the general experience unique.
- This is a working farm, with friendly Jersey cows, beetroot and vegetable seed farming
- DSTV premium can be arranged in advance, ask for details
- Dogs by prior arrangement only
- Mountain bikers, hikers and runners will enjoy the endless dirt roads
"We had a fantastic weekend with friends at Rivercamp 2. Very comfortable and well equipped."
(visited Mar 2021)
"We stayed in Camp 2 and it had everything and more that we needed. The huts are comfortable and cosy and the hospitality from the host, fantastic. Great location and more equipped than you probably think. Will definitely be visiting again."
(visited Nov 2020)
"Our stay was absolutely amazing and Christa is the best host ever. Would recommend Breede Escape to everyone!"
(visited Oct 2018)
"So the trip to Breede Escape took place in the last week of June for 4 nights. Christa & Herkie are super accommodating hosts and their staff members are just as friendly and helpful! The facilities are well equipped and you'll have everything you need (obviously take note of the tips given on their website so that you plan accordingly). We brought all our own food (there was ample space in the fridges and freezers) and cooked our meals in the indoor fire-place. The rooms were cozy and bathrooms were very clean, we were fortunate to have a toilet in each room. We were a bit worried about coming in Winter so we went a bit crazy with extra blankets, but we were warm at all times. Waking up to the view in the morning is phenomenal. We had a small issue with the geyser but Christa & Herkie responded to us almost instantly and sorted everything out, so we weren't inconvenienced at all :)... OH! And if you have someone who's directionally-challenged driving you there, trust Google maps... My dad got lost for hours even though the directions were pretty clear."
(visited Jun 2018)
"Super setting; the accommodation was rustic but perfect. We had a most enjoyable family weekend. It's a great venue for large groups as you are private and away from the other campers. We will most definitely go back again!"
(visited Nov 2017)
"A great place for a group gathering. It was well enjoyed by all of us; children and grown ups."
(visited Nov 2017)
"We booked Breede Escape to celebrate a 60th birthday. These are some of the comments from family and friends who celebrated with us..."It was so peaceful and beautiful and had a bit of everything so you could never be bored"..."A very good break at a well equipped venue and beautiful setting"...."Beautiful rustic well equipped getaway"...."A great getaway to have a celebration. We would definitely go back. We loved the boma area"."
(visited Jul 2017)
"What a gem! The setting was beautiful and everything we needed was there upon arrival. Christa was a fantastic host who really helped make it a special weekend for myself and all my guests there. I will definitely be recommending this place to all my friends."
(visited May 2017)
"Great value for money and lovely escape from the work week."
(visited Apr 2017)
"Breede Escape has everything you need; the setting is amazing and we all completely enjoyed ourselves. The owners do not disturb you, its fantastic... We will be going back again for sure. We will recommend this place to everyone."
(visited Sep 2016)
"Dit was nou wel winter maar ons het ongelooflik lekker gekuier! Die konsep en uitleg is perfek."
(visited Jun 2016)
"This was a perfect place to bring my family and friends together for my birthday party. This place is truly amazing! There were so many personal touches which we loved, from the welcome board with my name on, to the loads of firewood, to the hand soap, to the buckets full of toilet paper. The kids loved the outdoors, spent most of the time running around, and jumping on the trampoline. After staying a weekend, my soul felt rested. Thank you, Christa, for your kindness and making our visit so enjoyable. We'll definitely be back."
(visited Mar 2016)
"We loved it hear and would definitely return."
(visited April 2015)
"We stayed at Breede Escape's larger camp with 5 other families. It was a perfect 'camping-without-the-hassle' getaway. The lapa/kitchen was really well equipped for such a large group. The optional extra of getting the dishes washed up was a complete bonus. The kids had a blast with the two kayaks (although with such a big group it helped that we took an extra two along). It was a wonderful weekend away and I would strongly recommend Breede Escape for a big group getaway."
(visited January 2015)
"A great place to get away for the weekend with a bunch of mates. The camps are private with big boma and braai area with views of the river. Canoes and volley ball court for those not just content to lie around and read/chat/drink. The kitchen is fully equipped for big parties and big thumbs up on the bar area and all the freezer space for ice cold drinks! Christa and the family are extremely accommodating and from personal experience I can attest to the lengths that they will go to return valuable items left behind. I am hoping to return to thank them properly sometime soon!"
(visited October 2010)
"Words cannot express how we all feel about the place, from the day that we arrived everybody could not stop thanking me, for a fantastic place that I booked. Christa, thank you so much for all your patience and understanding, we all truly appreciate it. You will definitely be seeing us soon in the future, no doubt. The Venue setting, the huts, the lapa area, the outside fireplace at the river, the canoes the kids enjoyed throughly, the sand volleyball, all of these things makes this place, unique from all others."
(visited April 2010)
"Truly an amazing place! On the dam, tarzan swing, canoes and beautiful scenery! A wonderful place to have a braai with a group of friends and be content... The best place I have come across for a big group!"
(visited February 2006)
"Wow!!! The best weekend ever!! Two year old Jovan is still talking about his horse and goats. It is paradise for kids and adults alike, enough to do and wonderfull peace and tranquility. Christa and Herkie are very professional, friendly and helpfull without making you feel uncomfortable-you really feel like they are family Thanks again!"
(visited February 2005)
"We went with friends and had an absolutely wonderful time. Bush Camp 2 is very spacious. I was a bit scared at night because of spiders but eventually after spraying a bit of Doom in our chalet , I fell asleep and slept well. The children had a ball, especially with the canoes. We relaxed so much, we did not want to go home."
(visited January 2005)
"Was daar met 'n huweliks kamp, beslis die moeite werd, veral vir groot groepe. Die fotos beskryf nie naastenby hoe mooi dit werklik is nie!! Beslis 'n belewenis en die moeite werd!!"
(visited February 2001)
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