Jamaka campsite is located in the Cederberg, close to the town of Clanwilliam (approx 27 km away) on a working organic citrus and mango farm It is located within the mountainous terrain and is located on the banks of the Rondegat River. The campsite is located 220 kms from Cape Town and the drive will take you approximately 2h45m. Access is from the N7 and then 23 kms on a windy mountain dirt road to the entrance of the resort.
There are 4 large, separate camping areas with a total of 83 campsites campsites. The sites are arranged along the banks of the river and are flat, shady and the ground is mostly compacted soil under the trees and ample grassed areas. The campsites are well demarcated and separated from each other with trees, allowing for a high degree of privacy.
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 are consist of separate toilets and bathrooms. The is hot water in each bathroom is solar generated and the hot water can become scare on cloudy days. The ablutions are always kept neat and clean. There is no toilet paper or soap, so remember to bring when you visit the facilities.
Each site has its own barrel braai. Be sure to bring your braai grid; just to be on the safe side. Wood can be purchased at the on-site shop.
The campsites are located close to the river.
The water in the river is crystal clear and great for swimming and/or cooling of on a hot sunny day. The water is however icy cold, so be prepared for a shock to the system.
There are lovely rock pools to explore and enjoy
There is a shop on-site for your essentials
You can also sample the farms produce
Mountain biking trails
Donkey cart adventures on Saturdays
There are two very tame, free roaming horses that will visit the campsites.
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 last bit of gravel road, just before the campsite is particularly rough, so take it easy.
The staff and management are very friendly and accommodating.
There is freezer space available to campers.
The organic fruit and juices are a treat
Telephone 021 482 2800/01/05
We have not camped at this resort ourselves. Looking at the website and the comments from fellow campers, I have a feeling I have been missing out and will need to make a plan to see this campsite for myself.