Driehoek campsite is located in the Cederberg, close to the town of Clanwilliam (approx 30km away). It is located within the mountainous terrain and is located on the banks of the Driehoek River. The campsite is located 237 kms from Cape Town and the drive will take you approximately 3 hours. Access is from the N7 and then via a windy mountain dirt road, which can at times become quite challenging and exciting, but is driveable without a 4x4. There is a 3km dirt track from the road to the camp site, which can be quite challenging.
There are a total of 25 campsites, which are arranged along the river and the sites are flat and grassed. Each site is clearly demarkated and there are numerous trees offering plenty of shade..
Each campsite has its own electricity connection for a standard three pronged plug. The plug points are located close at hand, so extension cords are not required.
The ablution facilities consist of mens and ladies bathrooms with toilets and showers. The hot water in each bathroom is gas generated and always available.
The is a small scullery located on the side of the ablution block for washing your dishes. Remember to bring your dish rack.
Each site has its own built in braai. Be sure to bring your own wood and braai grid.
The campsites are located close to the river.
The water in the river is crystal clear and great for swimming and/or cooling off on a hot sunny day. The water is however icy cold, so be prepared for a shock to the system.
There are a number of natural rock pools and a waterfall, which can be found on the farm and within a short hiking distance from the camp sites.
The site is located on a working farm and the kids will enjoy petting the resident farm animals.
There are numerous hiking trails in the area, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
There are also areas of historical significance close to the site and visitors can have a look at some bushman paintings on their hikes.
There are no shops on site, so be prepared to bring everything along. It is quite a long drive if you need to pop into the next town for supplies.
There are also numerous mountain bike trails in the area.
The N7 is tarred, but as soon as you turn off the freeway, you will be travelling along a dirt road. There are two mountain passes that need to be navigated on your way to the campsite. This road can be a bit treacherous if you are travelling in a standard sedan, but an SUV is ideal. The views from the road are breath taking and one becomes aware how remote this area is. There is a 3 km dirt track that leads into the farm, and the condition of this road can be a bit challenging in a standard sedan.
This campsite is ideal for a quick break from the city and a chance to take in the spectacular natural beauty of the area.
Telephone 021 482 2828
We visited this campsite a few years ago during the December holidays. We were expecting hot and sunny weather, and we were completely surprised by the wind that suddenly sprung up in the evenings. We were unprepared and almost froze to death . We sadly also had other campers that decided to help themselves to our camping chairs and I was woken up in the middle of the night with somebody looking through the stuff in our tent. This was not due to any fault of the people who manage the campsite.